FAN's Featured Blog Post
Are you caring for or killing your landscaping?
posted by Keith Carracher, President, Complete Property Maintenance, February 5, 2015
Now that spring is approaching, gardening and landscaping are back on most people’s minds. In this temperate time of year, gardens start to come to life thanks to the number of warm-season crops that can be grown at our sunny Florida homes. Here are some tips to help you prepare your outdoor home for gorgeous landscaping. 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.
Tech Tuesdays: Cloud Based File Storage
posted by Ashley Dietz, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, February 10, 2015
Cloud computing is a recent technology which stores data from your computer in a central location referred to as “the cloud.” It is the easiest way to share files between computers or users without ever having to leave your desk. Before cloud computing, you had to transfer a file to a disk or flash drive and attach it to the computer you wanted to view the file on. Read more
Email Intelligence-does your Board possess it?
posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, February 3, 2015
In my last blog entry, I discussed the considerable downside to sending a resignation via email. Today, I am discussing the pros and cons of board members and managers using email for other purposes and how to craft a sound email policy for your association. Read more
Meet the Director: Rosemary Levin
posted by Ashley Dietz, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, February 26, 2015
Rosemary Levin is the President of Pelican Harbor, a homeowners association of 196 homes on the intracoastal in Delray Beach, Florida. Originally from New York City, Rosemary has a very diverse background having worked as both a commercial artist and IRS agent. She moved to Florida in 2000 and has been living in Pelican Harbor ever since. Read more
Registration for the 2015 Florida Communities of Excellence Conference & Awards Gala is Now Open!
posted by Becker & Poliakoff, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, February 25, 2015
Earlier today, we opened registration for the 2015 Florida Communities of Excellence Conference & Awards Gala that takes place May 15 in Weston.Our 7th annual celebration will feature the biggest slate of Awards in our history, plus more exhibits, attendees and fun than ever before. Read more
posted by Ronald Scott Kaniuk, Esq., Bakalar and Associates, P.A.,
Drones in Your Community
February 19, 2015
Privately operated drones are increasingly in the news because of the noise they make, the danger they pose to commercial air traffic, and invasion of privacy issues (many carry high definition cameras). Florida has recently enacted a law restricting the use of drones by police; the Freedom from Unwanted Surveillance Act requires a judge to approve their use in nearly all cases. Read more
Legislative Meddling Could Have Dire Consequences for Florida HOAs and Condominiums
posted by Becker & Poliakoff, Orlando Sentinel, February 6, 2015
Two troubling bills have been introduced this legislative session that could have very dire consequences for Florida community associations. Read more
Security Lights Keep Resident Awake At Night
posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, February 11, 2015
Our condominium building just had new security lights installed. These new lights were not discussed at a membership meeting and the unit owners were not given the opportunity to vote in favor of or against the installation. Read more
posted by Lisa Iannucci, The South Florida Cooperator, February 2015
Loud & Clear: Improving Communication Improves Community Relations
It's a truism that's been phrased many ways by many wise people: “A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.” That's the case in any number of situations, but it's especially applicable to the administration of a condo, HOA, or co-op community. Read more
When Must an HOA Board Provide Reserve Schedules to Residents?
posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, February 23, 2015
When must the board for a homeowners’ association provide the reserve schedules to the members? Can this information be provided at the annual meeting, or does it need to be included with the pre-meeting notice? Read more
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