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Short Term Rentals – A Growing Issue Impacting Community Associations

Posted by John Krueger, VP Government Affairs on Jan 17, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Home sharing services like VRBO and AirBnB have become increasingly popular around the country and throughout the world. In many cases, these services have provided a steady stream of income for property owners and, in some areas, have even sparked investment buyers seeking to cash in on the global demand.


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Topics: Community Living

Use These Three Words to Ensure Productive Board Meetings

Posted by Dean Driscoll, CMCA, AMS on Jan 12, 2017 5:21:57 PM

 

You initially joined the Board because you care for your community and have a vision for where you see things headed in the coming years— you want to make a real difference.


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Topics: Community Living

It’s Tax Time for Your Association

Posted by Lea Marcou on Jan 6, 2017 7:00:00 AM

As evidenced by the increase in advertisements from H&R Block, Turbo Tax and your friendly, local accountant, it’s clear that we have entered “refund season” – AKA time to file your personal taxes.


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Topics: Community Living

The Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts for 2016

Posted by Staff Writer on Dec 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

As North America’s largest community association management company, we strive to provide the most useful resources to board members and homeowners. We share content about home maintenance, gardening, community trends and more, but when it comes to what you, our readers, enjoy the most, it’s the articles that teach you how to better serve your community. Thank you for allowing us to be your trusted partner when it comes to finding resources to help support you as a board member and strengthen your community. You can look forward to even more useful articles from our experts and partners to help you achieve your community’s goals in 2017.


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Topics: Community Living

Ten Key Items that Should Be on Every Community's Annual Calendar

Posted by Staff Writer on Dec 8, 2016 11:48:45 AM

MKTG-16-1268_Annual Calendar Blog Post Graphic-01.jpgAs a board member or the management company for an association, do you have all your ducks in a row for the new year? With the holidays fast approaching, it's easy to get distracted. However, it's important to take the time this month to look beyond December 31, and determine if your programs are ready. One of the best ways to prepare your association for the new year is to create an Association Calendar and include, at a minimum, the items listed below.


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