THE QUESTION ALWAYS IS: WHAT IS THE COST? But is it the RIGHT question ????…………………….the answer is NO – Article by Carl Brown, RCI, RRO

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 Regrettably most HOA boards seem fixated on the bidder’s price as the most important item for selection of a service provider. While soliciting competitive bids for major services is commendable, the process is often poorly organized, resulting is less than complete satisfaction for one or both parties to a contract. Too often the process starts … Continue reading

AMENDING GOVERNING DOCUMENTS – IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE PAINFUL!! – Article by Beth Grimm

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Were your governing documents drafted before 1995? Is the Developer out of the project? Do your documents seem to relate to some other association? Are some of the provisions absurd, obsolete or unenforceable? Are your CC&Rs impossible to understand? To interpret? Are you baffled by your Bylaws? Are there conflicting provisions in your documents? Discriminatory … Continue reading

Paving the Way for Spring: Restoring the Parking Lot after its Winter Pummeling – Article by Liz Lent

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When the days finally lengthen and the mornings lose that bitter chill, it’s time to assess the damage wrought by another New Jersey winter. For the board  members and the property manager of a community association, that wintertime  damage can be found throughout the property, from the landscaping and roofing  to the tennis courts and, … Continue reading

“Apples to Apples”…. bidding that’s not rotten to the core…. – Article by Greg Borzilleri

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                                                                                                       Believe it or not when presented with a request for proposal (Sometimes referred to as a RFP) it isn’t as simple as throwing a number at the repair and seeing if it sticks.  There is a tremendous amount of work that actually goes into a putting together a proposal whether it is for … Continue reading

“TRUST BUT VERIFY” – Article by Carl A. Brown, RCI, RRO

These words were made famous by a well-respected president, and seem to apply to many aspects of our world. However they are especially appropriate to the condominium construction industry. Here is why Quality Assurance Doesn’t Cost, it Pays. In the 1960’s and before, the California construction industry was mostly union labor, from the least skilled … Continue reading

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