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Great North acquires Cityside Management condo portfolio (NH)

Great North Property Management, the Exeter-based condominium association management firm, has purchased the condominium management portfolio of Cityside Management Corp. of Manchester.  The acquisition brings Great North’s total portfolio to more than 350 community associations with over 24,000 units, said

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Association Online Launches Association Account Risk Score

Association Online (AO) has announced the availability of its new Association Account Risk ScoreSM service. Fort Collins-based ProHOAm, Inc. d/b/a Association Online provides title and loan servicing support to real estate transactions across the nation.  The Association Account Risk ScoreSM

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Association Online Unveils Association Account Risk Score

Association Online (AO) has announced the availability of its new Association Account Risk ScoreSM service. Fort Collins-based ProHOAm, Inc. d/b/a Association Online provides title and loan servicing support to real estate transactions across the nation.  The Association Account Risk ScoreSM

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CAI Advocates Storm Capitol Hill for FEMA & Housing Finance Reform

There is nothing quite like walking the Halls of Congress on a sunny fall day in Washington, D.C. This week, there were hundreds of people visiting their Members of Congress talking about issues ranging from The Jones Act, Health Care

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Governor Brown Signs CLAC-sponsored Assembly Bill 1412 (CA)

Governor Jerry Brown signed into law this week Assembly Bill 1412, legislation sponsored by the California Associations Institute’s California Legislative Action Committee (CAI-CLAC) and authored by Assemblyman Steven Choi (R-68th District) that provides important liability protections for volunteer directors of

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ADT Expands Its Smart Security Solutions Designed for HOA and Property Management Customers Through Merger with Protection 1

ADT, a leading provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses across North America, today announced the expansion of smart security solutions for HOA Communities and Multi-Family Dwellings to better serve this growing market.  As part of that

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CMCA and the CAM Career Path

Community association management remains a strong career path, both in the U.S. and abroad. The job market here at home has dramatically changed over the last decade, with many once-secure positions having shifted out of the country. For the foreseeable

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Realtor offers thousands to save condo owners from faulty pipes (ON)

Just as Toronto comes off another healthy summer of condo sales, many condo owners are coming to grips with an unforeseen and costly crisis looming behind the walls. With plumbing recalls in an estimated quarter of condos built between 1995

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Dynamic Benchmarking Delivers First-of-Its-Kind Tool for Comparing Financial and Operational Metrics in the Property Management Industry

Dynamic Benchmarking, a provider of customized online benchmarking and reporting solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of CAMMetrix, a comprehensive finance and operations benchmarking study for the Alliance of Community Association Managers (ACAM). The first-of-its-kind business intelligence tool for

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FirstService Residential Establishes $10 Million Recovery Fund for Properties Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

FirstService Residential, North America’s leading property management company, announced today the immediate availability of $10 million in emergency loans to aid its managed properties in Houston and the surrounding area damaged by Hurricane Harvey.  The short-term loans will be available

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Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

A couple and their pets were airlifted from the second floor of their home on the Texas Bayou as the water flooded their home quickly and unexpectedly. That couple includes a past president of Community Associations Institute (PCAM #35). A

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Fact Book 2016 Now Available from CAI Research Foundation

Foundation for Community Association Research announces the release of the “Community Association Fact Book 2016,”a comprehensive and authoritative compilation of data and analysis about the housing and residents in American community associations. Community associations are the governing and management entities for residential

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Second Merger Gives Sentry Management Major Presence in Bluffton-Beaufort-Hilton Head SC

Charleston, SC, Aug. 08, 2017 — Sentry Management, a leader in condominium and homeowner association management and a major presence in South Carolina, last week completed the merger with Advantage Association Management. Advantage, located at 4454 Bluffton Park Crescent, Suite

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ARRL President Issues Call for Members to Reach Out to their Senators to Support S. 1534

ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, is calling on League members to urge their US Senators to support the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017, S. 1534. ARRL has opened a RallyCongress page to simplify the task.  “[W]e are at a

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Wicker, Blumenthal Support Regulatory Parity for Amateur Radio

U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., today introduced legislation titled the “Amateur Radio Parity Act,” which would direct the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide regulatory parity for amateur radio operators.  “Amateur radio continues to be a

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Community Association Underwriters of America Expands Coverage, Products with Munich Re, US Partnership

Community Association Underwriters of America (CAU), a managing general agency and division of Alliant Specialty Insurance Services, has formed a new partnership with Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. (Munich Re, US) through its Specialty Markets Division. In July, Munich Re, US-affiliated

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Sentry Management buys Coastal Community Association Management

Sentry Management Inc. is expanding its potential for condominium and homeowner-association management with the purchase of Coastal Community Association Management (CCAM) in Bluffton.  “Sentry Management has long had offices in Savannah and Charleston and already manage many properties in the

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How Pillow Is Reinventing The Short-Term Rental Space

A new short-term rental service wants to make things easier for building owners. San Francisco-based Pillow launched a new service today that provides an all-in-one platform for residents and owners to monitor short-term rentals at a property. Pillow Residential provides

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Community Associations Institute (CAI) Announces First-ever Ice Cream Social Giveaway

June 19, 2017 — Falls Church, VA — Community Associations Institute (CAI), the leading international authority in community association education, governance, and management, is proud to announce its first-ever Ice Cream Social Giveaway on July 16. Summertime activities are an

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25 Outstanding Homeowner Association Software Tools

I know one woman who runs her entire 1,500-member homeowner association by herself as a part-time staff member.  That’s because she leaves most of the work up to her Homeowner Association Software — it essentially runs the organization for her.

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DocuSend® Announces Print Partnership with TALogic

ROCHESTER, N.Y.: May 31, 2017 DocuSend®, powered by Mail Technologies Inc (MTI), is proud to announce a reseller partnership with Tampa Automated Logic (TALogic). DocuSend’s web-based service which automates the printing and mailing of invoices, billing statements and other important

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PayLease’s New White Paper Unveils Utility, Payment, and Billing Trends in the Property Management and HOA Industry

PayLease, a leading payments, billing, and utility expense management provider for the property management and HOA industry, today announced the release of its annual Market Survey. The survey, conducted by Martec Research, polled over 1,300 US-based property management companies and

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CAMICB CE Policy

The CAMICB Board of Commissioners approved a new continuing education policy for individuals seeking CMCA recertification. The policy is as follows:  CMCA recertification requires the completion of 16 hours of continuing education within a two-year certification period. Current CAMICB policy

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Think you’d be a great HOA community manager? CACM says ‘click here’

With many of its member homeowners associations eager to hire, the California Association of Community Managers (CACM) is widening its search for men and women from all walks of life who are suited for the opportunity.  CACM has laid out

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TOPS Software Website Redesign Honored in 2017 American Business Awards

TOPS Software, makers of TOPS [ONE]® Community Association Accounting Software, announced today that their website, topssoft.com has been honored with a Bronze Stevie® award from American Business Awards, for Best Website Redesign, in the Computer Software Category.    Read the

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Digital Badges

Have you heard of digital badges? CAMICB is considering this for the CMCA credential. We’d love to get your feedback in the comments section. Below is an article from ASAE’s e-newsletter to give you a better idea about what a

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Community Associations Institute (CAI) Hosts 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition

Community Associations Institute (CAI), the leading international authority in community association education, governance, and management, will host the 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition, May 3-6 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. This annual event brings together nearly 2,000 community association

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CAI Set To Transform Canada’s Property Management Landscape

The newest Community Associations Institute (CAI) chapter is based in Toronto with a mandate to help create great Canadian cities that owners and residents are proud to call home. CAI Canada was officially launched in January this year and it’s

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CAMICB CE Policy

The CAMICB Board of Commissioners approved a new continuing education policy for individuals seeking CMCA recertification. The policy is as follows:  CMCA recertification requires the completion of 16 hours of continuing education within a two-year certification period. Current CAMICB policy

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Evercondo Hopes Its Condo Communication Platform Will Build Better Communities

Imagine taking all of the independent systems used in condo living: invoices, work order requests, communicating with your landlord, and putting them all on one app. That’s the goal for Evercondo, the latest pitch on The Disruptors.  The app provides

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Leading Community Association software provider TOPS Software LLC to integrate BillingTree and Payrazr payment technology

BillingTree® today announced that major Community Association software provider, TOPS Software LLC, has partnered to offer integrated Merchant Services and Payrazr Marketplace solutions interfaced via API to its software applications. The new partnership extends a flexible range of card not

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The Hignell Companies Expands into Redding with Acquisition of Swift Properties

The Hignell Companies announces its expansion into the Redding market to serve the needs of property owners and homeowner associations needing full time property management. The expansion includes the acquisition of Swift Properties, locally run in Redding by Walt and

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Poor Workmanship Tops List of Construction Defects in New Report From Community Associations Institute (CAI)

The majority of construction deficiencies occur in new condominium developments compared to townhomes and single family homes, according to a new study released today by Community Associations Institute (CAI), the leading authority in community association education, governance, and management.  The

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Women Leaders Thrive in Community Association Management Industry

WOMEN LEADERS THRIVE IN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT INDUSTRY, ACCORDING TO NEW ARTICLE BY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS INSTITUTE (CAI) Feb. 27, 2017—Falls Church, VA— There are thousands of stories about women’s struggles in the workplace, but it’s not a topic you’re likely

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Condo.com Launches Industry-first Marketing Program for Condo Buildings

Condo.com announced today the launch of an innovative marketing program for agents that let them exclusively buy and own the top condo buildings on Condo.com. The patent-pending program is a new way for agents to make money in the condo

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CAI Welcomes a New Chapter

Canada is the second largest country in the world with a population of 36 million people. According to the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS), 1,615,485 households (12.1%) lived (either as owners or renters) in condominiums.  Further, one in eight households

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New Hampshire firm acquires Worcester condo company

Worcester condominium management services provider Rickman Companies announced it has been acquired by Great North Property Management of New Hampshire, a major New England provider of condominium management services.  Rickman Co-founder and CEO Jason Rickman said in a press release

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Associa B.C. Donates $15K to Residents Displaced after Condo Fire

Associa British Columbia comes to the aid of the close to 100 residents who had to vacate the Celeste Condos in the Queen Mary Park area of Surrey after a massive fire destroyed the 78-unit apartment building back in August.

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Embracing Self-Service Expectations for HOA Management

The ability to solve your own inquiry without human-to-human interaction is no longer a want?—?it’s an expectation.  It’s no longer a fad, a wish, or bonus feature?—?it’s an expectation. If you’re in the Community Association or Common-Interest Property Management industry

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Smartest Ideas On Setting Up Gardens In Condos

Today, more people are moving to condominiums from their village houses. Condo living lets them be nearer to coffee shops and restaurants when they need to dine out. It also allows them to shop since many condominiums are designed in

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Lightning Protection for Lightning Safe Homeowner Association Communities

Awareness about the dangers of lightning to people and property has significantly increased since the National Weather Service began its annual safety campaign in 2001. With consumer organizations like the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Insurance Information Institute

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Stephen Marcus Receives Prestigious Gurdon “Don” Buck Lifetime Achievement Award

We are beaming with pride and excitement to announce that our own Stephen Marcus has been awarded the Don Buck Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor given by CAI’s College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). Stephen will be accepting the

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PropLogix Files Suit Against Condominium Association

Last week, PropLogix went on the offensive by filing suit against the Villas of Emerald Lake Condominium Association when the association refused to reimburse PropLogix for a $250 estoppel fee on a transaction that never closed.   Read the article…………..

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Lantana HOA is going mobile (TX)

Lantana’s HOA will soon have a better way to communicate with residents. The Lantana Community Association is rolling out a new mobile-friendly website and app early next year.  Insight Association Management, which manages the Lantana Community Association, and Lewisville-based Nabr

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Weed Eating Goats Help Belmont Community Association Win the 2016 Associa Green Award

Community Management Corporation (CMC), an Associa company, congratulates Belmont Community Association for winning the 2016 Associa Green Award. The award is given out each year to an Associa-managed community that has strived to promote green living in categories such as

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Designs by RGA Landscape Architects Earns Ironwood Community Association an Award

From RGA Landscape Architects: RGA Landscape Architects, Inc., a leading landscape architectural firm on the forefront of water efficient design and planning, provided design services to address water conservation for Ironwood Community Association, now recognized by Coachella Valley Water District

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New umbrella product available to community associations, through Ian H. Graham Insurance

Insurance agents and brokers now have access to a new umbrella product for their community association clients. Ian H. Graham Insurance (IHG), a division of Aon Affinity, the affinity business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), has expanded its exclusive suite

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Keeping Good Company

Hobbs & Olson’s affiliation with Carpenter Hazlewood adds four additional members of the Utah Bar to our local team, and allows us to consult, share with and learn from the 29 condominium and HOA attorneys in Arizona and New Mexico.

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$7.3 Million Awarded to Downtown Los Angeles Arts District’s Barker Block Homeowners Association

This is believed to be the largest single settlement against KOR for construction defects on one of its many high profile residential projects in California.  “These proceeds will immediately go to reconstructing and replacing all of the building systems that

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Buildium Releases Tenant Tracking Tool for Condominium and Homeowners Associations

Buildium, the property management solution for real estate professionals, today announced a new feature in its platform that enables property managers to track tenants living in a condominium or homeowners association (HOA). With Association Tenant Tracking, property managers can track

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