Fall Preparations For Your Home

Fall Preparations For Your Home The fall season here in Tampa isn’t like anywhere else in the United States. Residents and visitors alike tend to enjoy balmy temperatures that average in the low to mid 80s for most of the state. And although hurricane season and stormy weather can persist until late...

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Self Management Guide: Violations or Covenant Enforcement

Self Management Guide: Violations or Covenant Enforcement Over half of the community associations (HOAs, Condos, Townhomes, Mobile-Modular, Co-ops) throughout the United States are self-managed. Furthermore, that number is rising. Geographical areas experiencing extensive foreclosures often must choose between paying a monthly management fee or and street lighting. Here we offer time-tested suggestions...

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Self Management Guide: What defines well constructed rules

Self Management Guide: What defines well constructed rules Are the rules and policies new or have they always been in place? What about their enforcement? Has the enforcement of these policies been applied with consistency? Do the members know what is going on? Do they know who to reach out to with their...

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Self Management Guide: Duties and Responsibilities of Volunteers

Self Management Guide: Duties and Responsibilities of Volunteers Overview: Refer to Earlier Articles  Your community’s documents, the declaration of condominium, CCRs, Bylaws, etc., are the starting point for the self-managed association. [read]  With respect to your association, your documents largely, define the board’s roles, duties, obligations, and administrative responsibilities. [read]  Gain...

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Fire Sprinkler Initiative

Fire Sprinkler Initiative The Fire Sprinkler Initiative, launched in 2009 by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is a nationwide campaign designed to convince local and state governing bodies to institute legislation mandating the installation of fire sprinklers in all new family homes, as well as the retrofitting of older homes to...

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Protecting Your Community’s Reputation

Protecting Your Community’s Reputation A homeowner association or condo association is an organization that is more than a neighborhood…more than a congregation of individual homeowners. It encompasses a geographic community, the properties within that community, the governing board, and to some extent, the management company that works with the...

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