2013 August
Focus on... Insurance/Board Training

Insurance
2013 August Insuring Honesty and Integrity

When you decide to run for a board, you’re usually thinking about all the great changes you’re going to make to your building community, along with all the time and effort that you’re prepared to sacrifice for the good of your home. …

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Insurance
2013 August Contractor Coverage & Liability

All professional contractors and service providers are required by law to carry insurance to cover their activities. Any condo building should also carry its own insurance to cover accidents or other incidents on the property—this could…

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Board Operations
2013 August Get to Know Your Board

Most co-op and condo residents have taken part in at least a few annual board elections, and perhaps they’ve even served on committees, or volunteered on behalf of their building in some other capacity. But those who’ve never taken a se…

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Board Operations
2013 August This Old Board

Being on a board of a condo or co-op is no picnic. There are tons of decisions to be made, disputes to settle, finances to keep track of and a chance of being sued for a slip-up. So why do so many people decide to serve on a board—some …

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Management
2013 August All in a Day's Work

Property management, in the broadest of terms, is defined as the operation, control and oversight of real estate. Most property managers would agree that definition is just a starting point, however. There are many facets to t…

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Board Operations
2013 August The Democratic Way

Freelance photographer Jocelyn A. lives in a charming, post-war brick townhouse community of over 1,600 units and a $3 million annual budget. She receives a monthly newsletter with over 20 pages of everything to keep residents informed,…

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2013 August Q & A: Controlling Proxy Votes

I'm part of an association, and there's a couple big votes at our upcoming meeting. My question is related to the death of a fellow unit owner; can anyone who may have her proxy vote for her? Is it legal? She was buried very recently. …

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