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Being a member of CAI has its benefits
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If you serve on the board of your association, we applaud your time and dedication to being an active part of your community.  Being on the board can be rewarding as a voice and representative of homeowners within your community, but it also can be overwhelming when it’s time to look at the fiscal year budget spreadsheet among...
COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION ROLES
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A community association is truly just that – a group comprised of representatives of the entire community with the community’s best interest in mind. It’s a simple but important distinction, since opinion on the specific role of a community association can vary. There are three forms of management: Volunteer ...
Protecting Community Association Funds
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Everyone understands the importance of keeping personal assets in order. It’s no surprise, then, that managing a community association’s finances is a critical function of any association’s board of directors. And, as part of that management, it’s crucial to ensure an association is protected in the unfortunate e...
POA Budget Planning: Five Tips for Understanding RMI Sales Tax
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For many, the new year ushers in a fresh start, full of resolutions to get fit, eat right and lose weight. But for those on community or condominium association boards, the new year also signals the return of an often tedious and stressful task – budget planning. There are plenty of tips to alleviate that stress, including setting a...
SERVICE ANIMALS AND YOUR CONDOMINIUM OR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
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While most communities have a long-established pet policy, it's important to know that the same rules don't apply to service animals, sometimes referred to as assistance animals. Considering the standards for service animals are different than regular pets, here are some general things to consider when dealing with service animals. READ M...
Well Informed Community Associations Make For Happier Residents
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Being involved with a condominium or community association can sometimes make you feel like a Jack-of-all-trades. When it comes to community management, knowing a little about a lot is actually a good thing. The more trained and informed the condominium and community managers, volunteers and homeowners are on a variety of issues, the more...
Preparing The Pool for Summer
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Spring has arrived, which means swimming pool season is just around the corner. Pools are an attractive and important amenity for a lot of condominium and community associations, since it is a facility used by so many residents - infants, retirees, families, fitness seekers, sunbathers, couples and individuals alike. As winter comes to a ...
What Roles Do Owners, Boards and Committees Play Within Community Associations?
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There are various opinions on the role of community and condominium associations. But, generally speaking, the main purpose and authority of the association are to maintain common elements and ensure compliance with the association’s governing documents. Property owner associations typically operate with three bodies of community go...
THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING YOUR ASSOCIATION'S MONEY
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One of the most important responsibilities of a property or condominium association board of directors is protecting the association’s funds. In doing so, it is important for the board of directors and management company (if you are professionally managed) to understand the necessary internal controls and available insurance coverag...
NEW SALES TAX LEGISLATION AFFECTS PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATIONS
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A recent North Carolina Sales Tax law has a direct impact on the budget of just about every property owners association. On July 1, the state legislature passed House Bill 1030 - Current Operations and Capital Improvements Appropriations Act of 2016, also known as the “budget bill.” Read More

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