Community association board members and managers frequently practice diffusing tension and communicating clearly. Today, they also need to prepare safety and security plans in the event of hostile and dangerous behavior. Though worst-case scenarios are rare, in an increasingly uncertain climate, a renewed focus has been placed on safeguarding residents, volunteers, and employees.
In July, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac released updates to project eligibility standards for condominiums and housing cooperatives. It is critically important for condominium and housing cooperative projects to have access to loans that will meet Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac qualifications. CAI continues to provide specific feedback regarding the requirements.
The past few weeks have brought multiple natural disasters to several parts of the U.S. Last week, tropical storm Hilary’s unprecedented landfall brought powerful winds and heavy rains, reminding community association leaders to evaluate their disaster preparations.
Collections policies help ensure that all owners are treated equally and are contributing fairly. Simplify the process by following this general framework for a collections policy.
The Maui wildfires that tore through the historic town of Lahaina last week have become the deadliest in modern U.S. history, killing more than 100 people, reports The Washington Post. Homes, condominiums, schools, and businesses were reduced to rubble by the fast-moving inferno.
Community association activities and events build connections, strengthen relationships with neighbors, and are a lot of fun. From the small to the extravagant, good community activities and events require planning, flexibility, and communication. Party on with these tips.
The TradeMark Condominium, a 28-story, high-rise community evokes a warm, inviting, and family-like atmosphere that belies its location and exterior. Together, the management, leadership, and residents of TradeMark have created and nurtured an excellent example of what a community association strives to be.
CAI is proud to be recognized with four EXCEL Awards by Association Media & Publishing, a premier membership organization serving the needs of association publishers, communication professionals, and designers. CAI has earned at least one EXCEL Award nearly every year for the past 16 years.
Quite recently, two of the largest residential property insurance companies announced major cutbacks in California, and many HOAs are now experiencing skyrocketing property insurance rates. Here are some tips to simplify your property insurance with a “bare walls” approach.
CAI is proud to announce it has surpassed the 45,000-member milestone while celebrating the organization’s 50th anniversary. CAI has added 2,000 members over the past year. This month, 827 new members joined the organization, and more than 80% of members renewed. CAI has grown by 10,000 members since 2018.