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Three Bad Reasons to Join a Condo Board

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The job of Condo Association Board member is not an easy one.  You’re faced with a wide variety of different challenges, and the job is completely unpaid.  Most people join Boards for the right reasons – namely to make their community a better place.  Unfortunately, there is ample evidence in the news that some people join with malicious intent.  Here are three bad reasons to join a Condo...

Condo Association Board Scenarios New Members Encounter

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There are many good reasons for you to join your Association’s Condo Board.  Some are purely selfish, others are for your community.  One of the greatest challenges when you join a Condo Board is learning how to be an effective Board member.  While there are certain steps you want to take no matter what, another important issue for you to consider is the situation you are diving into.  Here are...

The Condo Association Board Socialite Profile

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The word “community” is prominent in community Associations.  This implies more than just a Condo Association where bills are paid on time and reserve studies are built.  While those are necessities, they are not enough.  A Condo Association should thrive as well.  That is where the Condo Association Board Socialite comes in.  Their goal is to enhance the community they live in. The Condo...

What to do When Condo Association Assessments Increase

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There are only two things certain in life – death and taxes.  Unfortunately, Condo fees – also known as assessments – are a form of taxes.  They pay for the maintenance and operation of your Association.  The key with assessments is to try to keep them as low as possible while still properly funding the necessities.  When Condo Association assessments increase, Owners want to...

The Condo Association Board Prosecutor Profile

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Is your community lawless?  Are your rules out of date and unenforced?  If so, that means you probably don’t have a Condo Association Board Prosecutor.  This week’s Condo Association Board personality profile is the Prosecutor.  The Prosecutor wants to live in an ordered and well-behaved community.  They will keep everyone on the straight and narrow, but make sure they don’t take it too far...

Being a Condo Association Board Mentor

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You’ve done it.  Several years – maybe even multiple terms – as a Condo Association Board member and you’re suddenly an accomplished veteran.  You have multiple major projects under your belt, and you’ve improved your community – maybe by starting a committee.  Now that you’re a veteran, it is time for you to pass that information on to the new blood and become a Condo...

The Condo Association Board Executive Profile

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This week’s Condo Association Board personality profile is the Condo Association Board Executive.  The Condo Association Board Executive takes their job on the Board very seriously, and approaches running the Association as a business.  Open-minded and professional, the Executive also can have an ego to match their talents. The Condo Association Board Executive Mantra: “I’ve weighed all of the...

Three Common Situations Where a Condo Board Will Waive Fees

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Life is messy.  There are many things that can unexpectedly happen which impact your life.  You might run into unexpected financial hardship, be relocated unexpectedly for your job, or suffer personal tragedy.  These issues can end up being overwhelmingly consuming.  While Condo Boards can be difficult and there are things that annoy them, they can also be compassionate.  Here are the three most...

The Condo Association Board Engineer Profile

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This week’s Condo Association Board personality profile is the Condo Association Board Engineer.  The Condo Association Board Engineer may not ACTUALLY be an engineer – but they think like one.  Everything can be broken down into a solvable puzzle – whether the challenge is related to building systems or Owners.   The Condo Association Board Engineer Mantra – “If everyone...

Three Ways to Annoy Condo Association Boards

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Most people want a to live a simple Condo life and generally be left alone.  Sometimes, however, life gets in the way, and there can be complications.  While Condo Boards have a bad reputation, the reality is that most are made up of normal people who are fairly understanding.  However, there are certain things that can cause a Board to crack down on you hard.  Here are three ways to annoy Condo...

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