2006 May
Focus on... Design

Recreation
2006 May Pool Safety, Liability and Management

Many homeowner associations (HOAs) maintain either an indoor or outdoor pool for the benefit of their members. Indeed, swimming is not only a pleasant way to cool off during the summer months; it's also one of the most efficient forms of…

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Recreation
2006 May Running HOA Golf Facilities

There are amenities…and then there are golf courses. Perks that are often found at homeowner associations like gyms, tennis courts and playgrounds are nice, but a golf course defines a property and is very often the primary reason people…

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Recreation
2006 May Safety and Management of HOA Health Clubs

For most people, the hardest thing about starting—and sticking with—an exercise regimen is having to actually go to the gym or health club. Homeowners lucky enough to have a gym on their community association's grounds, however, have an …

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Associations
2006 May The Growth of Active Adult Communities

With the aging of the Baby Boomer generation, the number of Americans over age 55 is growing exponentially—and with improved health care and advanced medical technologies, older Americans are living longer and healthier lives than ever b…

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Board Operations
2006 May Securing Your Home While You're Away

This summer, as HOA residents make plans to hit the shore or go visit relatives in faraway states, it's important to remember one thing as bags are packed and camping supplies loaded into the family car: Thieves never go on vacation. Sum…

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Management
2006 May Management Matters

What makes an association manager really successful? Is it hands-on attention to each association in their portfolio, or their ability to point wayward boards in the right direction to solve their own problems? Do great managers have to …

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Neighborhoods
2006 May A Good Look at Hoboken

Hoboken is a city of about one square mile sandwiched between the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels that run under the Hudson River between Manhattan and New Jersey. Once the butt of urban renewal jokes, the city has enjoyed a renaissance in t…

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Finance
2006 May Court Upholds Case Against Cape May Condo

A New Jersey appellate court recently upheld a trial court's refusal to force condo unit owners to pay an assessment levied to cover the replacement of sliding glass doors in each of an HOA's units. In the case of Regent Beach Condominiu…

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