CAM Mash Up: This Week (October 16, 2016)

Posted by Brianna Sturm on October 16, 2016

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Holy Cow, where did the year go? Here it is mid-October and the holidays and winter are just around the corner! But don't worry, we've got your back! In this week's CAM Mashup, we have holiday prep, winterization tips, and help to get you ready for the mad rush of holiday season short term rentals. It's all 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 please share it too!

HOA Holiday Prep

I honestly can’t believe it is already mid-October and time to start thinking about the holidays. Where has this year gone? With that in mind, is your HOA prepared when it comes to everything holiday related? You know, like holiday decorations and parties? Find out all you need to know here!

Winterize your Community

With winter just around the corner, it is also time to start considering the steps you need to take to protect your community and residents against the brutal winter months. Here is the list, make sure you check it twice!

Airbnb

“Home sharing service Airbnb wants to cut a deal with owners and managers of apartment buildings. “We’ve been having a conversation with the multifamily community over the last couple of years,” says Chris Nolte, a spokesman for the website.”

Short Term Rentals

“Things are being changed around in the condo association industry now that we have services like Airbnb that offer short-term rentals. With these types of platforms, it’s fairly easy for property owners to rent out their spaces to travelers who are looking for a short-term place to stay. This can be a problem because in condo associations, renting out a property like this is often a violation of the association rules. On the other hand, this is starting to be legalized in some jurisdictions, making the whole issue confusing and ambiguous. But either way, this means your condo association should start thinking about your stance on short-term rentals.”

Fire Prevention Week

“With Fire Prevention Week taking place October 9-15, 2016, it’s important now more than ever to advise home owners and tenants in your community to evaluate their properties for fire safety. This is especially crucial with the changing seasons bringing not only colder weather, but an increased risk of home-based fires due to cooking and light decorations over the holidays, heating a residence and so forth. With that said, below are several tips and safety steps you can share with tenants and homeowners that can be followed to protect families and residences from fires before they happen.”

 

*Image credit: Hitchster via flickr

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