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CAMS Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
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CAMS is thrilled to be celebrating its 25th year of operation, a decided rarity in the community association management business. These days, most community association management companies have a lifespan of about 10 years, mainly due to buyouts and mergers. At CAMS, we have more than doubled this. One key to the successful past qua...
Managing your association’s storm water
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Is your condominium or community association required to manage a stormwater system? This can be a tricky issue to navigate.   In 1991, the North Carolina Division of Water Quality (DWQ) established stormwater management regulations to efficiently and effectively protect the state’s surface water and groundwater. With the creat...
Is Your Association Facing Capital or Large Deferred Maintenance Projects?
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Most condominium and community association developments along the coast of North Carolina and South Carolina were created and developed beginning in the mid-1980s. Many of these associations are now approximately 30 years old and require large capital or deferred maintenance projects.   Many of the projects that we see for associati...
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 boating facility with other boat slip owners, you are probably part of a marina association. This type of association is commonly referred to as a marina association but it can also be called a yacht club, boat owners association, or boating facility association.   The articles of incorporation may identif...
Termite Control In Your Community Association
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If you live in a condominium or a community with multifamily buildings, it is important for the condominium or property owners’ association, as well as the individual owners of the units, to know who maintains and pays for the annual termite warranty/bond and structure retreatment when the time comes.   For condominiums, the as...
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
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Community associations are commonly referred to as homeowner associations, property owner associations, townhome associations, planned community associations or single-family neighborhoods. The vast majority of condominium and community associations are nonprofit corporations, but even they have to file taxes. There are some tips your com...
When To Call In The Professionals To Advise Your Board
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Common areas of a community are vitally important. Not only do they ensure a better quality of life for residents, they also help the resale value of properties. So it makes sense that two of the most important duties of any community’s volunteer board of directors are to manage the affairs of the association and maintain the common...
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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