2014 August
Focus on... Insurance/Board Training

Insurance When Waters Rise
2014 August When Waters Rise

When is a flood not a flood? That’s a serious question for Central and Western Florida’s residential communities. Even if they have flood insurance and aren’t located directly on the water, damage caused by heavy rains and backed-up sewers…

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Insurance Identifying Insurance Options
2014 August Identifying Insurance Options

You can’t underestimate the value of insurance. In a simple analogy, operating a business—or the day-to-day business of a co-op or condo—without adequate insurance coverage is a lot like skydiving without a parachute. Needless to say, it’s…

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Insurance Who's Responsible for Repairs?
2014 August Who's Responsible for Repairs?

Say you’re in bed, and you hear what sounds like the shower going. It's late, and you're tired, so you pay it no mind. You wake up at 4 a.m. to get a glass of water and find half the rooms in your apartment flooded— you forgot to turn the …

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Board Operations Monster Meetings
2014 August Monster Meetings

The headline of a recent Walpole, Massachusetts newspaper article read: “Fight between Walpole selectmen cuts meeting short.” The first sentence of the article stated, “Selectmen came to verbal blows on Tuesday night, prompting other b…

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Q&A Q&A: What Kind of Coverage?
2014 August Q&A: What Kind of Coverage?

Q I just bought a townhome in southern Florida. I'm just waiting for all the paperwork to go through. In the meantime, I wonder what kind of homeowner's insurance I should consider to protect my new home. I've heard that part of the month…

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Q&A Q&A: Teleconferencing a Meeting?
2014 August Q&A: Teleconferencing a Meeting?

With video/audio conferencing available, I'm wondering if association meetings can be held via telephone conferencing. I'm wondering if there are any parameters for this, or if there are any legal restrictions. Where can I find the guidelin…

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