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Word of the Week: Concrete Restoration – and why the cost can crush your condo budget

posted by John Tight, CEO, Campbell Property Management, July 9, 2014

This week’s word is concrete restoration; the repair of deteriorated concrete and rusted reinforced steel to return the structure back to its original specifications and condition. The areas that are most severely damaged in condominiums and require the most restoration are typically balconies and elevated decks, e.g. parking garages. Read more

Industry News and Articles

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

Budgeting and the Bottom Line: Reviewing Your Association's Budget

posted by Anne Childers, The South Florida Cooperator, July 2014
Preparing the annual budget is by no means an easy task. Those charged with preparing condominium or HOA budgets will soon begin reviewing costs, gathering data and projecting expenses for the coming year. Read more

Meet the Director – Randy W. Skiles 

posted by Ashley Dietz, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, July 21, 2014
Randy W. Skiles is the President of Ocean’s Edge Condominium Association, a beach front, hi-rise condo community with 40 units located in Singer Island, Florida. Originally from Oklahoma, Randy and his wife Nancy (originally from New York) lived in Ohio, where they raised their children before moving to Florida. In 2001, Randy and his wife built a home in Mirasol in Palm Beach Gardens, where they lived for 12 years. Last year, they moved to Ocean’s Edge because they both love being near the water. Read more 

Medical Marijuana, Google Glass and Other New Subjects for Association Use Restrictions.  

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, July 27, 2014

Summer is the perfect time for many associations to speak with their association attorney about updating their rules and regulations. I have been busy for the past few weeks reviewing and updating rules and regulations for all types of communities. Read more


How Does Bankruptcy Impact Your HOA or Condo Collections?

posted by Dan Tiernan, COO, Campbell Property Management, July 2, 2014

This week’s word is bankruptcy. Our focus here is on how bankruptcy impacts condo or HOA collections. There are different types of bankruptcies, but all types prevent associations (and other creditors) from continuing with collection activities. Read more

Condo Associations' Rights to Enter, Maintain and Rent Abandoned Units Expanded by New Florida Law

posted by Roberto C. Blanch, Esq., Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, July 22, 2014

The Florida Legislature has enacted a number of new laws over the last several years that were in direct response to the foreclosure crisis and the meltdown in the housing market. The latest example of such a law was enacted during this year's legislative session and deals with abandoned units in condominiums. Read more

How Much Time Does Paying and Managing Your Community’s Bills Consume?

posted by Evan Bradley, CFO, Campbell Property Management, July 8, 2014
Would you like to have a vendor’s past payment history at your fingertips when you’re signing those checks? Traditionally, bills had to be delivered to the board members by courier or overnight service, and then those bills and checks had to be couriered to a second signer, and then finally back to the management company.  Read more

Should Your Condo or HOA Have an Automatic External Defibrillator?

posted by Lisa Magill, Esq., Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, July 23, 2014
The American Heart Association encourages the purchase and availability of automatic external defibrillators (AED) and many community associations have already purchased this life safety equipment for on-site use.  These machines have become commonplace in airports, hotels, supermarkets and shopping centers throughout the country. Read more

Word of the Week: Estoppel – Why it Costs Money to Figure Out How Much Money You Might Owe

posted by Evan Bradley, CFO, Campbell Property Manager, July 16, 2014

The word this week is Estoppel. Generic legal definition that you should IGNORE: A legal principle that bars a party from denying or alleging a certain fact owing to that party’s previous conduct, allegation, or denial. Read more

What is that Word Wednesdays - Reserve Study 

posted by Dan Tiernan, COO, Campbell Property Management, July 30, 2014

This week’s word is Reserve Study. A reserve study is a study of the association’s reserve account requirements which identifies the major components for which the association has maintenance responsibility and their probable remaining useful life. It estimates the cost for the components and the total contribution necessary to finance those costs. Read more

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August Tips

Keith's Corner: Helping Your Landscaping Survive the Heat 
Is your yard struggling during this hot, humid month of summer? Here are some tips to keep your landscaping in tip top shape. Halfway through the month, apply half a pound of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet of sod. Use a complete nitrogen-phosphorous, potassium turf fertilizer. If you find that your palm tree fronds are yellowing, apply Epsom Salts. Remove old blooms and fertilize annuals and perennials. And, if you plant something new this month, make sure it is very heat tolerant.  

As always, remember to install your sod green side up! 

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