Shopping for management companies, electrified swimming pools, rules and regulations, and new home buyers. It all happened 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!
Shopping for a New Management Company
We all know it costs much less to hold on to your current clients than it is to find brand new ones. Therefore, it is beneficial for you to know what makes a community begin searching for a new management company so that you don’t run the risk of losing your valued clients to your competition!
Shocking News out of Florida
This next story is nothing to joke about. Three small children were electrocuted while taking a dip in the community pool. It seems that poor maintenance was to blame for this tragic accident. If this doesn't underscore the need for proper maintenance in community associations, I don't know what does. It is reported that all three of the children will be leaving the hospital soon and are okay. Thank goodness!
Living with Rules
In order for a community to live in harmony, there need to be rules and regulations set to avoid unnecessary issues. Here is a list of eleven MUSTS that will make living within an HOA just a little easier. Enjoy!
One family was in for quite the surprise after trying to renew their lease at their condo association in North Palm Beach, Florida. After having twins and bringing their child count up to a whopping three (!) the condo association said they were in violation of the CC&Rs due to having too many kids in their 3 bedroom condo. Now they are suing the association.
Buying a home?
When purchasing a home, there are certain parts to the disclosures that the buyer will find extremely beneficial. “The cover sheet, newsletters, and HOA minutes can inform the buyer whether to anticipate big financial obligations in the future, as well as other maintenance issues with the property.”
Do You Have Big News This Week?
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