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Should Associations Ban Google Glass in Common Areas?

Just when you were getting used to your iPhones, it is time to get ready for the next wave.  Smart phones may soon be replaced with smart glasses.  Google Glass allows the user to view images called up in the glass through voice activation or by touching the rims of the glasses. Read the complete Read More...
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Effective Use of Committees

Service as a board member in a community association can be time-consuming and exhausting. Many board members shoulder burdens for informational review and factual investigation which prevent them from overall policy development, governance, and fiscal and operational management. When properly struc Read More...
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“But Jimmy’s got one…”

Tired of hearing phrases like that each time you send a violation letter?  Tired of feeling like you are back in grade school?  Enforcement of covenants seems to bring out the same questions of fairness we had when we were all children.  We want to be treated fairly and we don’t want to be told Read More...
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Keeping Your Directors Safe & Innocent – Best Practices

A board position in your homeowner’s association affords owners the ability to provide a great service to their neighbors and community. However, such service comes with certain responsibilities that are often overlooked. This includes protecting the association from unintended liability. While no Read More...
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Directors’ Standards of Conduct—They Do Exist!!

In the HOA industry, we frequently hear certain words tossed around when it comes to board duties.  We hear words such as “fiduciary”, “duty”, and “obligations”.  But rarely does anyone actually reference a specific statute or specific language in a statute addressing board duties. The Read More...
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Technology May Connect, But Being Personal Will Last

Last week at the 2014 CAI Law Seminar , I had the pleasure of teaching with Jeffrey Kaman on the subject of maximizing technology for community associations. We discussed the benefits of technology, as well as the risks, proactive ways of addressing those risks and available protections.  Read our Read More...
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The Weedman Cometh to an Association Near You

January 1, 2014 has come and gone with initial reports estimating sales at over one million dollars in marijuana for the first day.  Commencing early in the morning, lines began to form and wrap around marijuana retail outlets.  Read our full blog post. Read More...
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10 Steps to a Successful Community Garden

Spring really is around the corner and now is the time to consider establishing a community garden in your association.  Read our full blog post. Read More...
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Economic Expectations for 2014: Outlook Volatile!

Fannie Mae’s Economic and Strategic Research Group hypothesizes we’ll continue to struggle and see only modest economic growth through the end of 2013.  Read our full blog post. Read More...
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Marijuana In The Air: Impacts on Community Associations

The tension between smokers and non-smokers in community associations, especially condominium and townhome communities where owners share walls, floors and ceilings, is not a new topic.  For years, associations have grappled with balancing individual rights against growing health concerns about sec Read More...