2013 May
Focus on... Recreational Amenities & Programs

Recreation
2013 May The Play's the thing

 Back in the day when most of us were little kids, playgrounds largely consisted  of swing-sets, teeter-totters, some monkey bars, and maybe a metal slide or  two, along with the requisite basketball hoops and tetherball set-up.    …

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Recreation
2013 May All is Illuminated

 Call it the Ikea-fication of America. It seems that more and more people are  getting interested in design, especially when it comes to their own home. In  decades past, household furniture and decorations didn't vary a whole lot.  Growin…

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Recreation
2013 May Deep Blue

 A beautiful amenity space just footsteps away from one’s morning coffee is a luxury most residents would love to consider when deciding  which property to call home, which is why a well-maintained swimming pool can  captivate potential ne…

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Board Operations
2013 May Delegate, Delegate, Delegate

 Read any of the major business publications or websites and you’re bound to find articles on the importance of delegating. It’s one of the most fundamental skills for a successful business owner to have. A  simple Internet search finds sc…

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Management
2013 May That's Criminal!

 Serving on a condo board has its challenges—not least of which is dealing with potentially volatile legal or security  situations. Such scenarios might involve anything from residents with orders of  protection or criminal histories to bu…

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Law & Legislation
2013 May Laws vs. Rules

 We’re only human—no matter how harmonious and tight-knit a community may be, differences and  disputes are bound to happen from time to time. That’s why laws and rules are in place. But, the federalist system of government we  use in this…

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Real Estate Trends
2013 May Age-Restricted Communities

 Bob Dylan famously sang, “The times, they are a-changin’,”and they sure have—according to findings by Pew Research, for the next 17 years, 10,000 Baby  Boomers will turn 65 every day. This staggering number (which includes Mr.  Dylan hims…

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Q&A
2013 May Q&A: Common Charges for Reserve Funds

Q I live in a small condo in New Jersey. The development was converted to a  condominium in 2002 from a 13-unit rental property. My question is this: In New  Jersey, is there a specific law that dictates what percentage of the monthly  co…

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Q&A
2013 May Q&A: Violating Own Bylaws?

Q According to the bylaws, our condo association is supposed to hold the annual  meeting within the first thirty (30) days of each fiscal year. This meeting was  rescheduled due to weather but a quorum was not achieved. When questioned if…

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