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Responding to Unimportant Condo Association Challenges

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In Monday’s post we covered the issue with important Condo Association challenges.  However, not every challenge you face will be important.  Many will be trivial, perhaps laughably so – that’s just part of the job.  This doesn’t mean that you won’t respond to such issues; in some ways, responses to these issues are harder as you must maintain professionalism as you do so.  Equally...

Responding to Important Condo Association Challenges

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Being involved in a Condo Association is a constant stream of work.  It is a marathon, not a sprint, and if you are constantly running at high speed, you’ll burn out.  One of the keys to success is learning how to manage your workload and the pace of Condo life.  There is a fine line between managing pace and slacking.  Ultimately what drives your pace of response is the importance and urgency of...

Three Ways Technology Improves Condo Associations

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Although there may be reasons that community Associations are resistant to change, Condo Boards need to get with the times.  If your goal is to lead a better Condo life, you’re going to need to utilize 21st century technology.  This might be anything from electric car charging to modern communications.   There are many ways technology improves Condo Associations. Today we are joined by Andrea...

Three Condo Association Predictions for 2018

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Coming off a relatively strong showing for predictions in 2017, we’re going in hot for Condo Association predictions for 2018!  This year we’ve got something new, something old, and something sinking.  Will they come true?  We have no idea, but predictions are always fun!   Note – there are affiliate links on this website to Amazon as examples of products.  Better Condo Life does not...

What Keeps Better Condo Life Going

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Over two years of Better Condo Life.  It is hard to believe that it has been that long already.  The first post went out into the world off a Twitter account with no followers.  Since then, this blog has built a solid following.  More importantly, it has kept being a Board member interesting for me.  I have been a Board member for a very long time.  I have considered quitting on two separate...

December 2017 Condo Association News Roundup

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Happy New Year!  Hopefully you weren’t too hungover after New Year’s Eve.  2017 is behind us, and 2018 is ready to rock and roll.  2017 was a busy year, and the Condo and Homeowners Association world did not slow down in December.  In the December 2017 Condo Association news roundup, we revisit the D.R. Horton case, cover an interesting court case analysis by Kevin Hirzel in Michigan, and get an...

Grading Condo Association Predictions for 2017

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Here at Better Condo Life, we take integrity and honesty seriously.  In keeping with that spirit, it is time to bring up the Condo Association Predictions for 2017 and see how we did.  Several bold predictions were made.  As we close out the year, let’s take a look at which ones we nailed, and which ones… we flopped. Prediction #1: Drones will be more of a nuisance… and also a benefit...

Top Better Condo Life Articles of 2017

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Happy Holidays!  Hopefully you’re enjoying your holiday festivities and not working too hard.  As 2017 comes to a close, we wanted to share the most popular articles of the year.  These three were the top Better Condo Life articles of 2017.  Enjoy! Three Ways to Annoy Condo Association Boards It seems that Condo Boards are often finding ways to annoy Owners.  However, this can be a two-way street...

Second Half 2017 Condo Association Short-Term Rentals News Roundup

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If there’s a topic that is guaranteed to make the blood boil, it is the issue of Condo Association short-term rentals.  The battles over Airbnb, VRBO, and others have continued in community Associations throughout the year.  Considered a nuisance by many Owners and a profit center for others, this topic has raged throughout the year.  Here is a Condo Association short-term rentals roundup for the...

Highlight on the Involved Condo Association Owner

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Being involved and invested in your Condo Association is something that every Owner should strive for. Whether big or small, Condo Associations thrive from the contributions of the involved Condo Association Owner.  You do not need to be a Board member (link reasons to join a Board) to make a difference.  The involved Condo Association Owner is someone who finds a way to contribute some of their...

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