August 2014, Vol 4, No 8
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- The best professional community managers across the nation competing for national honors and a $5,000 prize were announced. Assurant, Kevin Davis Insurance and Premier Property Banking join Association Reserves, Inc., the nation's leading provider of reserve study services for association-governed communities, selected the top on-site and portfolio managers.[ManageroftheYear.org]
04.15.14 Voting Open for National Mgr. of the Year Contest
Vote between April 14-27, 2014. The Top 3 On-site Managers are Nickie Greco of Palomino Park Owners Association (Highlands Ranch, CO), Marcy Kravit of 2600 Condominium (Weston, FL), and Mystre' Van Horn of Fairfield Harbour POA (New Bern, NC). The Top 3 Portfolio Managers are Danielle Carbajal of Prellis Property Management (Granada Hills, CA), Catherine Holladay of Management Specialists Services, LLC (Gainesville, FL) and Jose Pazos of Pazos, Robaina & Zapata Management Group (Miami, FL). Winners announced in Orlando, FL on May 14, 2014. Winners get trophy and $5,000 cash prize. [Association Reserves]
- 02.10.2014 Palm Beach County Home Construction Surges. The latest report from Royal Palm Beach-based MetroStudy shows construction started on 2,053 Palm Beach County homes last year, an increase of 13 percent from 2012, the Palm Beach Post reported. A tightening of the county’s resale inventory helped encourage builders to construct more new product.[The Real Deal]
- 02.10.2014 Developer Offers Teslas to Penthouse Buyers. To help recruit penthouse buyers to its Echo Aventura, Echo Brickell and Muse condo projects, Kevin Maloney’s Property Markets Group is offering a unique sweetener: a free Tesla Model S.[The Real Deal]
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When is a flood not a flood? That’s a serious question for southeast Florida’s residential communities. Even if they have flood insurance, damage caused by heavy rains and backed-up sewers may not meet the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) definition of a flood—and that can mean financial devastation for condo or co-op owners who thought they were fully covered. Read More
You can’t underestimate the value of insurance. In a simple analogy, operating a business—or the day-to-day business of a co-op or condo—without adequate insurance coverage is a lot like skydiving without a parachute. Needless to say, it’s a risky proposition. Read More
Say you’re in bed, and you hear what sounds like the shower going. It's late, and you're tired, so you pay it no mind. You wake up at 4 a.m. to get a glass of water and find half the rooms in your apartment flooded— you forgot to turn the shower off! You throw blankets and towels on the floor to soak up the water and call your building’s maintenance staff. Read More
The headline of a recent Walpole, Massachusetts newspaper article read: “Fight between Walpole selectmen cuts meeting short.” The first sentence of the article stated, “Selectmen came to verbal blows on Tuesday night, prompting other board members to cut the meeting short as two of their colleagues took the altercation outside.” Read More