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A Checklist For Selling Your Condominium

A Checklist For Selling Your Condominium

You’ve been reading countless articles in the paper about overwhelming demand for real estate and, after much thought, you have decided to take advantage of the strong seller’s market and sell your condo. While many local media stories suggest that selling anything in...

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Uncollected Assessments: HOA Budgeting for Bad Debt

Uncollected Assessments: HOA Budgeting for Bad Debt

Budgeting for bad debt is something that associations should consider doing even in the best of times. Saying that associations need only budget for uncollected assessments in a down economy would be as shortsighted as… well, not budgeting for uncollected assessments....

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Strategic Planning for Condos and HOAs

Strategic Planning for Condos and HOAs

Basics of Strategic Planning Strategic planning is a systematic planning process involving a number of steps that identify the current status of the association, including its mission, vision for the future, operating values, needs (strengths, weaknesses,...

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Best Practices Reports

Community Associations Institute (CAI) and the CAI Research Foundation are dedicated to conducting research and acting as a clearinghouse for information on innovations and best practices in community association creation and management. As part of the newly developed...

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Exterior Lighting for Community Associations

As we work our way through fall and into the winter months here in the Pacific Northwest, the days become shorter and shorter. Many of us are heading to work in the dark and returning home in the dark. There are, however, some things that we can do to help our...

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Don’t Let The Bed Bugs Bite!

Bed bug bites can be itchy and even somewhat painful, but sometimes what is most painful is the expense and hassle of remediating these pests. There are three types of treatments at the professional level: pesticide, heat and freezing (“cryo”). Pesticide based...

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Do’s And Don’ts Of Fall Landscaping

This article is supposed to be about the “do’s and don’ts” of fall landscaping. The truth is though; there are very few don’ts when compared with the do’s.Talk to most people familiar with horticulture and landscaping and they will agree fall is a great time for...

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