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Property Owner Association Strategies for Hurricane and Disaster Preparation (Part 1)
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Is your association ready for a disaster or catastrophic event? A plan is critical year-round, but for the Cape Fear region, it is particularly important to be prepared for hurricanes and floods. One of the responsibilities of serving on a board of directors or committee is dealing with disasters and catastrophic events such as hurricanes...
Common Property Owners Association Terms Defined
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In order to fully understand the functions of a property owner's association or to know your role if you are on the board of directors, it is especially important that you understand the various terms used in the industry. Here are the definitions of common property owners association terms. Read More
Top 5 Questions About Association Assessments
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When it comes to community and condominium associations, one of the hottest topics is assessments, often referred to as dues. After 25 years of managing associations , we’ve learned that when it comes to finances and payments, there is a lot of discussion and, many times, confusion. To help understand what association assessments...
How do you Make Changes To Your Association's Governing Documents?
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Community and condominium associations are implemented by the developer of the community or condominium. For some associations, this can mean that they are governed by documents that may be quite old, outdated or not the right fit. The good news is that the members of community and condominium associations can make changes to their dec...
Starting a Landscape Plan As A Property Owners Association
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Anything you do within your community association should always start out with a good plan. Your ground maintenance/landscaping is no exception. Start out with your board of directors or landscape committee submitting a request for proposal (RFP) and this will get the process moving. For more details on what to include in your landscape p...
CAMS Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
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Over the past 25 years, CAMS has grown to become one of the industry leaders in Community association management throughout North and South Carolina. One large reason for our success is our continuous focus on development and improvement of our staff, processes, accounting and call center. To learn more about our history and accomplishmen...
Managing your association’s storm water
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If your association is required to manage a storm water system then you already know that this can be a complicated issue to deal with. In 1991, regulations were established to protect North Carolina’s water source and any new condo or community developments are required to have storm water permits. Even if your community was built ...
Is Your Association Facing Capital or Large Deferred Maintenance Projects?
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The majority of condominiums and communities along the NC and SC coasts were developed starting in the mid-80s. Now, nearly 30 years later, many of these associations are now facing large capital or deferred maintenance projects. Some common ones are new roofs, window/door replacement and parking lot improvements, all of which can be ve...
CAMS and Benchmark Management Group Join Forces in North Myrtle Beach
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Community Association Management Specialists (CAMS) is pleased to announce that they are expanding their business by merging with Benchmark Management Group, a North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina based association management company. CAMS is excited to undertake the opportunity to bring their 25+ years of community management expertise to ...
What to Know About Marina Association Management
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If you own a boat slip in a yacht club or similar facility, you are likely a member of a marina association. One very important factor in marina association membership is the association’s designation – is it considered a condominium association or a non-profit? The difference between the two determines which general statute u...

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