2014 May
Focus on... Recreational Amenities & Programs

Recreational Amenities Going Green to Save Green
2014 May Going Green to Save Green

These days, everybody would like to 'go green.' The term is shorthand for a movement of environmental awareness that involves everything from the way architects design new buildings and homes to the ways HOAs recycle their waste. Tha…

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Recreational Amenities From Sand Lots to Play Dates
2014 May From Sand Lots to Play Dates

Sixty years ago, work and play were very different. A majority of women remained in the home, in both urban and suburban settings. The mostly male heads of households went off to work, and children went off to school and play. Since then, …

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Recreational Amenities Beyond the Laundry Room
2014 May Beyond the Laundry Room

The dust has mostly settled from the recession, and the market sector that caters to clientele with deep pockets is becoming one of the strongest parts of the American economy. Bigger is better, and glamor definitely sells when it comes to…

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Maintenance Multifamily Laundry Options
2014 May Multifamily Laundry Options

Many new condos and HOAs offer in-unit washers and dryers as an enticing amenity, but for those living in older building or high-rise apartments, more than likely residents will have to share a common laundry room. In most cases, lau…

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Q&A Q&A: Responsibility for Rusty Pipes
2014 May Q&A: Responsibility for Rusty Pipes

Q My aunt owns a condo. The condo on top of hers had a plumbing problem that was leaking to her bathroom below. They opened a hole in her wall to see the condition of the pipes. They were rusty and were leaking. Is the building associatio…

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Q&A Q&A: Sue Me!
2014 May Q&A: Sue Me!

I live in an association in Central Florida that is rather small. The board recently got threatened with a suit from a unit owner, and while we'll be consulting an attorney soon, we're not sure how to interact with the unit owner should the…

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