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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...
Termite Control In Your Community Association
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One of the most critical factors in the maintenance of multifamily buildings is termite control. Who pays for these services? Where this cost falls is determined but what type of association you’re dealing with. There are two main types of termite treatments (a bond and a control warranty) and there are several variations within tho...
Middle Income Earners Home Act
On March 3rd, Representatives Eshoo (D-CA) and Representative Thompson (D-CA) introduced the Helping Our Middle-Income Earners (HOME) Act, H. R. 4696. This bill allows for an income tax deduction for homeowners association assessments and fees.  Specifically, the bill would allow homeowners in community associations - ...
Tax Tips For Associations
Though most community associations are considered nonprofit corporations, they are still required to file taxes. Since community associations aren’t deemed charitable organizations, they don’t receive the same exemptions as other nonprofits like churches and schools. There are several forms that can be used when filing and the...
When To Call In The Professionals To Advise Your Board
Though one of the ultimate goals of association boards is to be financially sensible, there are times when it would behoove board members to hire professionals to aid in decision making and operations. Board members have certain duties and responsibilities which are outlined in the NC General Statues and it can only be beneficial to all i...
Changes to Worker's Compensation Act
The General Assembly passed a law this past Session that affects workers' compensation insurance requirements for certain non-profits. These non-profit corporations include those subject to Chapter 47A (Unit Ownership), 47C (Condominium Act), 47F (Planned Community Act), 55A (Non-profit Corporation Act) and 598 (Uniform Unincorporated Ass...

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