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5 Effective ways of communication for your Community Association

How Community Associations Keep in Touch with Residents with effective ways of communication.

Effective ways of communication - PeytonBolinEvery community association, no matter how large or small, needs clear, concise, and consistent communication with its residents. Good communication helps board members and community leaders explain decisions, distribute information, and develop a solid relationship with everyone in the community.

It is absolutely vital that you communicate with your residents, but what’s the best way? The truth is, if you want to keep in touch with your residents, you need to use many different forms of communication. Continue Reading…

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Do You Need a Security Guard at Your Gate?

For some communities one of the top responsibilities of community associations, if not the #1 priority, is maintaining a safe, secure environment.

Security Guard at Your Gate - PeytonBolinTaking the right steps to prevent theft, vandalism, and violent crimes is essential for community leaders, and one of these potential measures is hiring a security guard for the gate.

Before deciding whether or not to hire a security guard, take a look at some important factors. Give all of these issues honest consideration and you’ll be able to make the right decision for your community. Continue Reading…

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Creating a Great Community Association: Rights and Responsibilities of Community Association Leaders

Community Leaders Taking associations from good to Great - PeytonBolinBeing a community leader with an association can be a very rewarding job. Leaders help the community thrive through events, communication, and activities, allowing you to be a part of something special for many years to come.

Community Association Institute (http://www NULL.caionline NULL.org/Pages/Default NULL.aspx)  put together Principles for Community Association Success. We’ve highlighted some key information from that resource guide in this article which is part 2 of a 3 part series. Part 1 covered Rights and Responsibilities of Homeowners which can be found hereTo see original document from CAI click here. (http://www NULL.caionline NULL.org/info/help/Documents/Good2Great NULL.pdf)

There are, however, certain rights that you need to maintain, along with responsibilities as a community leader. Remember these rights and responsibilities, and you will get more enjoyment as a community leader.

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Risks of Buying a Preconstruction Condo

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Have you ever wondered if buying a preconstruction condo at preconstruction prices is a smart move?  What happens if there are delays or changes in design?  Or worse, what happens if all the units don’t get sold?

MarketWatch writer Dan Barnabic tackles this topic as part of his series 10 condominium golden rules for buyers, where he cites one of the cases being handled by our team at PeytonBolin lead by founding partner Mauri Peyton.  Buying Preconstruction Condo risks

Bottom line: If you are thinking about buying a preconstruction condo unit, consult with a real estate attorney who can insert their own contingencies into purchase contracts. To read the full story, click here. (http://www NULL.marketwatch NULL.com/story/buying-a-condo-during-preconstruction-is-a-dicey-move-2015-04-20)

Creating a Great Community Association: Rights and Responsibilities of Homeowners

As a homeowner in a community association, there is much that you can do to ensure everyone in your community enjoys a great neighborhood.

Community Association Institute (http://www NULL.caionline NULL.org/Pages/Default NULL.aspx)  put together a great resource guide on Principles for Community Association Success. We’ve highlighted some key information from that resource guide in this article which will be part of a 3 part series.  To see original document click here. (http://www NULL.caionline NULL.org/info/help/Documents/Good2Great NULL.pdf)

By understanding your rights and responsibilities, you will help maintain property values, preserve a sense of community, and bring top-quality leadership to your association.Taking Your Community Association from Good to Great - PeytonBolin

Let’s take a look at what you, the homeowner, need to know about your rights as well as your responsibilities. Continue Reading…

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Strategies for Dealing with Noise Problems

Noise Problems in your community? Let’s go over strategies on how to deal with them.

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When people are relaxing in their homes, the last thing that they want to deal with is loud noises coming from a stereo blaring in a neighbor’s apartment, people yelling in the common areas, or someone revving their motorcycle engine in the parking lot at three o’clock in the morning. People want peace and quiet, and they have a right to expect it in their homes. While it’s not possible to eliminate all noise from a complex, there are some ways to help in dealing with noise problems, which will reduce the amount of complaints that come into the HOA board. Continue Reading…

Partner Jane Bolin is Featured Mentor at South Florida’s Bizwomen

At PeytonBolin, we are proud to announce that our  founding Partner, Jane Bolin, was the featured Mentor at South Florida’s Bizwomen Mentoring on Monday, March 30, 2015.

Jane Bolin - Peytob BolinJane Bolin, an active entrepreneur and Founding Member of real estate law firm PeytonBolin, will draw upon her deep business acumen to help advise fellow South Florida women at this unique networking and mentorship event.

Jane F. Bolin, Managing Partner and CMO of leading community association law firm PeytonBolin (http://www NULL.prweb NULL.net/Redirect NULL.aspx?id=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5wZXl0b25ib2xpbi5jb20v), will be one of 40 elite, South Florida female mentors featured at the upcoming Bizwomen Mentoring Monday (http://www NULL.prweb NULL.net/Redirect NULL.aspx?id=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5iaXpqb3VybmFscy5jb20vc291dGhmbG9yaWRhL2V2ZW50LzEyNjE4MSNldmVudERldGFpbHM=) on March 30. Bolin, who is very active in the local community, was selected as one of the area’s most influential business women to participate in this one-of-a-kind mentoring event. Continue Reading…

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How To Get and Keep Your Documents in Order

Homeowners’ Associations, if they hope to run an efficient organization, have a large number of documents they must keep in proper order.

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They regularly work with these documents so keeping them in order ensures accessibility. However, actually to keep your documents in order is not always quite as easy as one might hope. Fortunately, there are some things that you can do to change that. Let’s look at some of the best ways to get your documents in order and how to keep them there.

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Collecting Delinquent Assessments

How to stay on top of the challenging task of collecting delinquent Assessment for your Association

 

Collecting Delinquent Assessments - PeytonBolinHomeowners’ Associations have to face a number of different problems and issues on a regular basis in order to ensure the complex is running nicely and smoothly. Keeping up with everything can be a real chore, and it’s not always possible to give everything the weight it deserves. However, if you fall behind, it means that the complex will be on a slow but steady downhill slide. One of the areas where it is very important to stay on top of things is the collection of delinquent assessments. Yet, from what we’ve seen, this is one of the areas where HOAs tend to falter the most!

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Why Do Associations Need Reserves?

The reasons why associations need reserves in their budgets.

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Reserves are extremely important for any homeowners’ association, as there is always the possibility of a large and unexpected expense cropping up. Consider your property and all of the things that could potentially go wrong. What would you do if the pool had a crack in it? What would you do if there were a sudden infestation of pests on the grounds, or if there is a leak in the fitness center? The HOA needs to have money to take care of these repairs quickly and efficiently. If you don’t have a large enough reserve, it could be disastrous. You can think of the reserve as a rainy day fund for the HOA.

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