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Are HOA Homeowners Happy with their Associations?

posted by Dan Tiernan, August 20, 2013

Are homeowners happy with HOAs

According to the Community Associations Institute (CAI), 62 million people live in an estimated 315,000 association communities across the country. Homeowners associations are often seen by their HOA homeowners as being the villains, but they are a necessity for many. Especially, those neighborhoods that enjoy amenities which individual owners might not otherwise be able to afford. Read more

Industry News and Articles

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

Community Associations and Property Insurance: Many Questions, Many Concerns. 
posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, Esq., August 12, 2013
Community Associations questions about property insurance

One of the biggest problems for shared ownership communities is the fact that the policies they purchase to protect the common areas falls within the commercial-
residential category. As a result, association boards have fewer consumer protections when it comes to understanding the terms of those policies. Read more

FLCAJ Readers' Choice Awards

voting goes until December 1, 2013
FLCAJ Readers' Choice Awards

The Florida Community Association Journal is giving you a chance to recognize your service providers for an outstanding commitment to excellence.

Self-Management to Professional Management: Transitioning Your Community Association 

posted by William B. Campbell III, August 7, 2013

Self-Management to Professional Property Management

Changing your Association from self-managed to professionally managed is an important decision for any Board of 
Directors. The Board of Directors’ major responsibility in any community is management. Even though the Association can hire assistance in operations management and property maintenance, the Board remains responsible and accountable for association management policy. Read more


Insuring Honesty and Integrity: Two Must-Have Insurance Policies for Boards

posted by George Leposky, August 2013Two Must-Have Insurance Policies

Of the many thousands of dollars a large condominium, co-op, or homeowners 
association may spend each year on insurance, two policies that typically cost less than five percent of the total are two of the most vital: crime insurance (often called fidelity coverage) and directors and officers liability insurance (often called simply D&O). Read more

Bank Awarded Fees After Condominium Association Pushes too Far! 

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, Esq., Aug.18, 2013

Bank awarded fees from Condo

Florida's Third District Court of Appeal ruled that a bank which had taken title to two condominium units was entitled to its attorney's fees from a condominium association just as any other condominium owner would be pursuant to Section 718.303(1), F.S. Read more

The First 6 Things to Do When a Fire Happens in Your Association 

posted by John Tight, August 23, 2013First 6 Things to Do for Fires; Florida Fire Code
Dealing with fire damage in your association can be a daunting task. Fires are not uncommon in Florida. If an emergency, such as a fire, happens suddenly in your HOA or condo association, what are you supposed to do? Read more

Contractor Coverage & Liability: Protecting Your Association's Assets

posted by Keith Loria, August 2013
Contractor Coverage and Liability - HOAs

All professional contractors and service providers are required by law to carry insurance to cover their activities. Any condo building or HOA should also carry its own insurance to cover accidents or other incidents on the property—this could include anything from slip-and-falls to staff injuries to damage from doing electrical work. Read more

Final Review of New Florida Condo, Cooperative and HOA Laws

posted by Joseph Adams, Esq., August 27, 2013
Review of Florida HOA/Condo Laws

Engineer/Architect Limitation of Liability:  Pursuant to Chapter 2013-028, Laws of Florida (effective July 1, 2013), new Section 558.0035, Florida Statutes was created to provide that design professionals are no longer personally liable for negligence occurring within the course and scope of a professional services contract with an entity with which the design professional is affiliated. Read more

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Condo Council offers answers for Board Member Questions

The Condo Council is a South Florida organization that provides a wealth of resources to help Board Members deal with everyday issues. The Condo Council hosts a website with valuable, member-only information and also hosts periodic luncheons where key issues are discussed and best practices are reviewed. Previous luncheon topics have included: foreclosures, rentals, emergency response plans, the key factors in selecting a property manager, and many more.

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Free Radio Stations Covering HOA & Condo Issues  

Condo Craze & HOA broadcast: airs every Sunday at noon on WFTL, 850 AM radio in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, & West Palm Beach. 

* Condo Solutions: airs every Monday morning from 9:05 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on WSTU, 1450 AM radio in Stuart, Florida.

*Straight Talk on Condos and HOAsairs every Sunday at noon WIOD, 610 AM radio in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, & West Palm Beach.

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August Calendar

Upcoming Events

Power Politics
7:30pm, West Boca CC
Boca Lago Country Club

HOA Board Certification Class
9:30am, Becker & Poliakoff
Bank of America Centre
625 N. Flagler Drive 7th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Alliance of Delray General Meeting
9:30am, Alliance of Delray
South County Civic Center
Jog Road, Delray Beach 

Ready for Whatever Happens
11am, Broward Coalition

COBWRA Delegate Meeting
9:30-10:30am, COBWRA
Valencia Isles, Boynton Beach

Monthly BOD Meeting
8:30-10:30am, CAI SE Florida
Becker & Poliakoff Offices
3111 Stirling Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Hot Topic - Hot Breakfast!
7:30am - 9am, CAI SE Florida
Jacaranda Country Club
9200 West Broward Blvd
Plantation, FL 33324

HOA Board Certification Class
4pm, Becker & Poliakoff
Bank of America Centre
625 N. Flagler Drive 7th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Annual CA Day
1pm-8pm, CAI Gold Coast
Embassy Suites Hotel
1601 Belvedere Road
West Pam Beach, FL 33406

HOA Board Certification Class
9am, Campbell PM
Coral Lakes
12751 El Clair Ranch Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33437

HOA Board Certification Class
6pm, Campbell PM
Coral Lakes
12751 El Clair Ranch Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33437


September Tips

Keith's Corner: Landscaping

Hi to everyone in South Florida! Let’s talk about Pest Control. At all of your Condominium, HOA, & POA associations make sure your pest control company practices Integrated Pest Control Management. IPM is used to manage pest damage by the most economic means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment. IPM takes advantage of all appropriate pest management options including but not limited to the judicious use of pesticides. It is unrealistic to strive for a bug-free landscape. Only 1% of insects are considered pests on plants. There are many insects that are beneficial and needed. Frogs and lizards are also needed. Let’s keep our environment safe. 
Remember always install your sod green side up! 

Keith CarracherPresident
CPM Keith

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