CAM Mash Up: This Week (July 8 - 14)

Posted by Rachel Fox on July 8, 2018

You have questions, and this week's CAM Mash-Up has answers. Answers on how to handle your sprinklers during a drought or how to keep arguments between neighbors in check. 

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!

The First Rule of HOA Fight Club

Is to not talk about HOA Fight Club. However, it needs to be talked about. Neighbor disputes are very common but its often disputable as to how involved the HOA board should get when it comes to common interests in the community. 

Let's Go For a Swim

When it comes to looking for a home, recent surveys suggest that 77% of home buyers want a community pool in their HOA. It's a luxury ammenity that only 3% of HOAs have - this article argues the reasons that they are the best investment for communities to make. 

Goldilocks and the Three Sprinkler Systems

It is inherently difficult to keep grass green during any lack of rainfall, that level of difficulty magnifies as soon as the sprinkler system is not working properly. This Arizona community, can speak to the overwhelming trauma of being unfamiliar with the proper way to upkeep a green space.

Represent Yourself

"As a board member you’re guaranteed to run in to people who vote by proxy, so it’s important that you understand the process and possible implications of it. The biggest question we get about proxies is what is it?"


Vocabulary Words of the Week

Many similar sounding words have important distinctions, that become increasingly difficult to differentiate when the lines become blurred. A very good example of this in the separation of Community Association Managers and Property Managers.

Do You Have Big News This Week? 

If you've got big news that would be relevant to other CAM professionals, please share it with us in the comments below!

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