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Choosing Condo Association Social Media Platforms

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Social Media can play a powerful role in expanding your communications strategy for your Condo Association.  While there are certain well known sites, like Facebook and Twitter, there are also many others which could add value.  However, your time is precious, and every site takes up either staff or volunteer time.  You need to make sure you choose your Condo Association social media presence...

July 2017 Condo Association News Roundup

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Happy Summer!  Hopefully your Condo Association is having plenty of social events (link) to celebrate the weather.  While summer can bring a lull, there is plenty going on in the July 2017 Condo Association news.  There are updates on Michigan’s new Airbnb tax that was covered last month (link).  There’s good advice on a proper checklist for Owners altering their homes or properties.  And...

Condo Association Social Media Tips

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In a digital age, a Condo Association cannot rely on the “old way” of doing business.  Paper mailers – an email – while necessary, are not sufficient.  If you want to have an effective and connected Association, you need a wide range of digital outreach techniques.  Social media plays an important role in the combination of outreach tools.  Like many digital engagement methods, there...

How to Record Actionable Condo Association Meeting Notes

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Every month, your Condo Association holds a monthly meeting.  While at times this meeting may be as exciting as watching paint dry, typically there are important decisions being made.  You might be deciding on finances or maintenance, helping monitor committees, and more.  While you will have official minutes taken, these are often somewhat formulaic and won’t capture the full scope of what is...

May 2017 Condo Association News Roundup

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Spring is in full bloom, and so is the May 2017 Condo Association news roundup!  This month features another highlight in the never-ending short-term rental war – two big stories related to the never-ending battle between Owners, neighbors, and community Associations.  In San Francisco, a major lawsuit between Airbnb and the city was settled, further enabling rental services.  However, in...

Basic Condo Association Cybersecurity

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Hackers and malware are everywhere.  Whether you’re a small business being taken advantage of with ransomware, or even the U.S. government sitting on sensitive information of staff with security clearances, you’re at risk.  Condo Associations and Homeowners Associations are potentially juicy targets for hackers for a number of reasons.  First, you have valuable information that...

Tips to Create an External Condo Association Website

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Communication is one of the key elements of a Condo Association.  In today’s day and age, an online presence is becoming mandatory for most entities, and Condo Associations are no exception.  Web expertise is highly commoditized, and you can easily hire someone or find a volunteer from within your Association to help you carry out the actual act of building the website.  The part that a Board and...

Four Ideas for Water and Energy Savings for Condo Owners

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Electricity and water conservation should be a major priority for all Condo Associations.  While things like solar panels and EV chargers are the provenance of Associations, there are many things that support water and energy savings for Condo Owners.  These include a variety of water- and energy-saving devices which can help you in the long run. *Note – this article includes links via the...

November 2016 Condo Association News Roundup

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While 2016 is starting to wind down, there’s still plenty going on in the Condo Association news.  The November 2016 Condo Association News stories include the latest on FHA, making building more eco-friendly, and dealing with pet allergies. FHA Pulls Housing Head Fake on Condo Communities Kenneth R. Harney, Chicago Tribune, November 1, 2016 This is a fantastic op-ed on the recent Federal...

October 2016 Condo Association News Roundup

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October brings a number of interesting articles.  First, we have a big throwdown between New York State and Airbnb related to short term rentals.  On the opposite side of the spectrum, Arizona signed a law that encourage Airbnb use.  There’s also a depressing but important article on what happens when Condo Associations do not handle late fees and delinquency.  Here is the October 2016 Condo...

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