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Partner Post: Five Tips for an Effective Annual Condo Association Meeting

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 8:00:00 AM

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Annual condo association meetings are one of the cornerstones of association life. While monthly board meetings might draw a handful of people, you usually will see a couple dozen at the annual meetings. Some boards treat the annual meeting like a “check the box” activity, which is a huge mistake. Instead, your annual condo association meeting is an opportunity for owner engagement and education. It’s a chance to recruit and gather momentum. The key is to structure the meeting so as to ensure it is an effective annual condo association meeting and not a mundane one.  

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Topics: Community Living

3 Ways to Become a More Effective Council Member

Posted by Laszlo Antal on Mar 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

While most strata corporations are not self-managed and a professional management company is hired to help guide strata councils, legislation such as the prevalent Strata Property Act gives absolute power to the owners and council to make final decisions on strata matters. The intent of the Strata Property Act is to empower owners in their strata communities to establish procedures that will serve the best interest of their strata corporation. 

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Topics: Community Living

Partner Post: 7 Ways to Pet-Proof Your Yard This Spring

Posted by The Espoma Company on Mar 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

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You and your pets have survived over 2,000 hours of winter — probably spending at least 1,000 hours dreaming of the warm air and the fresh, green grass. Dogs especially love to sprint across green lawns with tails wagging, and cats are known to bask out in the sun all day long, too. 

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Topics: House & Home

Follow the Money: Explaining to Residents How Their Funds Are Spent

Posted by John Hensley on Mar 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM

One of the most common questions homeowners ask board members and community managers alike is, “What are you doing with our money?” Understanding how to answer that question is important for all board members.

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Topics: Finances, Community Living

Partner Post: Wood Flooring Trends to Watch for in 2017

Posted by Denver Carpet and Flooring on Mar 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Wood has long been a favorite flooring style for discerning homeowners because it’s a classic option that offers both beauty and functionality. It is tough, durable and can elevate the look of any space. And with proper care and maintenance, wood flooring can last a lifetime.

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Topics: House & Home





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