Category Archives: Back to Basics

Basic Covenant Enforcement Principles for Condos and HOAs

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As many of you know, I write an article with my father, Gary A. Poliakoff (co-author of New Neighborhoods), that appears in over a dozen newspapers throughout Florida.  Our column this week was the result of a question sent to … Continue reading

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HOAs and Violations–Is There a Better Way?

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Property management for homeowner’s associations and condominiums can differ substantially, and perhaps the biggest difference is the process of recording and implementing letters and fines for violations of the covenants, conditions and restrictions of the community. For most communities it … Continue reading

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Portfolio Management–How it Works for HOAs

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One of the most consistently misunderstood concepts in property management that I see is the basic understanding of so-called “portfolio management”–the use of a single property manager to manage a number of different communities, usually unrelated to one another.  For … Continue reading

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Back to Basics: What is a Director or Officer of a Condo or HOA, and What Do They Do?

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Hello again!  This week, I wanted to talk a bit about what it means to be a board member of a shared ownership community (a condo, co-op or HOA).  Why do we have boards, and what are officers and directors … Continue reading

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