CAM Mash Up: This Week (Jul 21-25, 2014)

Posted by Brianna Sturm on July 27, 2014


Lawsuits, motivation, mobile living, list making, farm communities and #CAMfireConference—it's this week in Community Association Management!

As an educated member of the Community Association Management industry, you already know how crucial it is to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest news, trends and happenings within the industry. Each week, we bring together our favorite reads of the week and share them with you! Enjoy the CAM Mash Up and feel free to share it too!

Common HOA Lawsuits

In the business world today, lawsuits are unfortunately a given. When it comes HOA’s, what do you think are the most common types of lawsuits that occur? And, “while it’s unlikely that an HOA will be able to avoid all lawsuits entirely, there are steps they can take that will at least eliminate some of the possible lawsuits from ever happening.”

Motivation on the Cheap

Good Leaders are constantly looking for ways to motivate their employees. You may think the only type of motivation that works is financial, but that simply isn’t true! This article shows us some great ways to get your employees fired up without spending a ton of mula!

Condo Perks

When you think of perks to living in a condo association, what comes to mind? A community pool? Gym? Well, the new condo perk is a home that is completely controlled by your phone. “Using a smartphone with a special app, the condo owner will be able to control access to the building, the door lock, surveillance system, temperature and lighting.” Pretty amazing, right?

The Art of List Making

I feel like I am constantly making lists. This article helps me understand my obsession a bit better! “The list is the origin of culture. It’s part of the history of art and literature. What does culture want? To make infinity comprehensible… And how, as a human being, does one face infinity? How does one attempt to grasp the incomprehensible? Through lists…”


There is a new trend in community association and it’s called, ‘Agrihood’. “Instead of paying for access to a golf course or tennis courts, residents pay to be a part of a working farm—helping with the growing process and reaping the crops it produces.” I can’t even begin to tell you how much this idea appeals to me! So cool!


The CAMfire conference in St Peterburg, Florida is less than 2 weeks away. If you're still on the fence about whether you should go, check out this list of 7 things to look forward to at CAMfire!

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