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Are You Suffering from Secondhand Smoke Coming into Your Condo? 

posted by William B. Campbell III, VP of Sales and Marketing, Campbell Property Management, January 2, 2014

Secondhand smoke coming into your condo from neighboring units poses both a health risk and a significant nuisance. If your neighbors smoke, it is very easy for secondhand smoke to make its way into your unit, which can be very frustrating and can result in a reduced quality of living. Read more

Industry News and Articles

Keep in mind some of the articles are directed toward HOAs or condos specifically, but most can be applied to all types of community associations. 

What do you really learn from tenant, buyer or employee screening? 

posted by Lisa Magill, Esq., January 15, 2014
I read something today that really made me think about community associations screening potential tenants, purchasers or even employees.  Did you know there are companies that will provide fake or false references?  Read more

Florida Community Association Journal’s First Expo…Did you attend?

posted by William B. Campbell III, VP of Sales and Marketing, Campbell Property Management, January 13, 2014
The Florida Community Association Journal held their first annual expo, “The Show” on January 8, 2014. This statewide expo was held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center as a one-of-a-kind event bringing together industry experts and board members. Read more

Squatters rent out foreclosed properties-today's realities  

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, Esq., January 13, 2014

Sun Sentinel reporter, Brett Clarkson, reported yesterday that a couple had been arrested for identifying foreclosed properties in Broward, Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Martin counties, changing the locks on those properties and then passing themselves off as the property owners to unsuspecting tenants.  Read more


Should We Upgrade Our Condo Elevators?

posted by Daniel Baltzegar, GM, Oracle Elevator Company, January 23, 2014 
The average life expectancy for an elevator is 20-25 years, depending on several variables: passenger usage, exposure to the environment, quality of maintenance, heat exposure and the quality of proactive repairs.  Read more

Knowing When to Call Your Manager

posted by Greg Olear, January 2014

Charles Dickens once said, “It is a pleasant world we live in, sir, a very pleasant world. There are bad people in it, Mr. Richard, but if there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers.” Read more

A Community Association Member’s Bill of Rights 

posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq., January 30, 2014
Living in a community association brings with it many obligations and responsibilities such as the need to pay assessments and maintain your property. Additionally, living in a community association also means that every member has certain basic rights. Do you know a community association member’s Bill of Rights? Read more

Common Elements Require Common Sense 

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, Esq., January 19, 2014
Over the weekend, a Bay Harbor Islands condominium had one of its docks collapse, sending twenty people into the water with two being taken to the hospital afterwards. Read more

How to Maintain the Fitness Equipment in Your Clubhouse

posted by Jeffrey Disinger, Managing Partner, National Fitness of Florida, January 17, 2014
Many clubhouses have the added benefit of housing gym equipment for the residents of the community to use. This fitness area is a great perk for residents. Since the gym area often consists of various fitness machines and equipment, it is essential to keep up with a regular maintenance schedule. Read more

Condos & HOAs Can Save Money By Conserving Water 

posted by Lisa Magill, Esq., January 21, 2014

The legislature is concerned about the quality of water delivered to end users in this state. While water rates have increased (in some cases significantly) over the past few years, apparently those increases do not translate to better water quality. Read more

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February Tips

Keith's Corner: Landscaping
Hello, South Florida residents! Have you ever noticed black residue on plant leaves? This is sooty mold, which forms from the secretions of insects. Seeing sooty mold on your plant leaves is a sign of bug infestation. The common culprits are mealybugs, aphids, or whitefly. This should be treated by a licensed pest control operator using a horticultural oil or insecticide spray. Another type of infestation can be spotted when you see ants crawling on the stems of plants. You should treat ant infestations with the same protocol. 
As always, remember to install your sod green side up! 

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