2016 September
Focus on... Energy & the Environment

Real Estate Trends The Cooperator Expo Western Florida
2016 September The Cooperator Expo Western Florida

The Cooperator Expo Western Florida returns to the Tampa Convention Center for its third consecutive year on Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. bringing solutions that you can take home with you. Featuring more than 18…

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Energy Conservation Getting  the Lead Out
2016 September Getting the Lead Out

While Flint, Michigan may have been the highest profile case of water being contaminated with lead in recent years, lead is an issue that water systems across the country have to navigate and monitor closely. Earlier in the year, there wer…

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Energy Conservation Electric Cars in Your Condo or HOA
2016 September Electric Cars in Your Condo or HOA

In 2013, there were approximately 100,000 electric vehicles on the roads nationwide.  That number has risen to approximately 450,000 this year.  While the bulk of the growth has been in California, the trend is expected to continue and to s…

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Law & Legislation Keeping Board Elections Honest
2016 September Keeping Board Elections Honest

Los Sueños—a 13-building, 396-unit condominium complex on Hialeah’s west side—takes its name from the Spanish word for 'dream,' but the outcome of its November 2015 owners’ association board election was a nightmare. Although each unit had …

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Q&A Q&A: Pets in a No-Pet Building
2016 September Q&A: Pets in a No-Pet Building

Q. My condominium does not allow any animals, as spelled out in the condominium rules and regulations. This was one of the reasons I purchased in this building because it didn’t allow pets. With no regard to the rules, however, several ow…

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Q&A Q&A: A Stonewalling Board
2016 September Q&A: A Stonewalling Board

Q. Our association recently hired a new management company. An announcement was sent to the homeowners announcing the change. A new board initiated this action with no input from homeowners and no discussion. I have specifically requested…

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