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CONDO MEDIA TABLE OF CONTENTS • JANUARY 2013 • VOLUME XXIV, NO. 1 The Official Publication of CAI New England IN EVERY ISSUE 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .From the CED’s Desk 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .President’s Message 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CAI News 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CAI Regional News 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Asked & Answered 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Homeowner’s Corner COLUMNS 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Insurance ‘Don’t’ Fall into the Gap Insurance Coverage Missteps By Mark Rosen, Esq. 38 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Legal COVER STORY Page 32 The Gift of Giving Industry Executives Find Charitable Efforts are Good for their Businesses and their Communities By Nena Groskind Unpaid Common Fees and Bankruptcy Navigating the Conundrum of Financial Distress By Henry A. Goodman, Esq. 42 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Maintenance Plan Ahead Prepare for Disaster Before it Strikes By Matthew Daniele 46 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Communications Yeah, But... When Board Members Won’t Acknowledge Alternatives By Julie Adamen FEATURES 36 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vendor Spotlight Kelly’s Property Services Making your condominium property weatherproof takes more than shingles, siding and trim. By Bryan Kelly Condo Media is published by the New England Chapter of the Community Associations Institute. All articles and paid advertising represent the opinions of authors and advertisers and not necessarily the opinion of either Condo Media, the official publication of CAI New England or Community Associations Institute. This publication is issued with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in rendering financial, legal, accounting or other professional services, and the information contained within should not be construed as a recommendation for any course of action regarding financial, legal, accounting or other professional service by CAI, the New England Chapter, Condo Media or its authors or advertisers. If legal service or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. The entire contents of Condo Media is protected by copyright. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is expressly prohibited. AAMC, AMS and PCAM are registered trademarks of Community Associations Institute. CMCA is a registered trademark of National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers. Many of the designations used by manufacturers and sellers to distinguish their products are claimed as trademarks. Use of a term in this book should not be regarded as affecting the validity of any trademark or service mark. 50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Industry Perspective Financial Fraud is Happening More Frequently to More Communities. What Should Association Victims and Others Learn from their Experience? By Nena Groskind 54 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Self-Managed Association Boards Adventures in Self-Management A Tale of Two Condos By Patricia Brawley, CMCA, AMS, PCAM 57 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Classified Service Directory 58 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Advertisers Index RESOURCES Where to Find Us 1 CONDO MEDIA • JANUARY 2013 Facebook www.facebook.com/CAINewEnglandChapter Twitter www.twitter.com/CAINewEngland LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/community-associations-institute---new-england-chapter http://www.facebook.com/CAINewEnglandChapter http://www.twitter.com/CAINewEngland http://www.linkedin.com/company/community-associations-institute---new-england-chapter http://www.facebook.com/CAINewEnglandChapter http://www.twitter.com/CAINewEngland http://www.linkedin.com/company/community-associations-institute---new-england-chapter

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Condo Media - January 2013

Condo Media - January 2013
Contents
From the CED’s Desk
President’s Message
CAI News
CAI Regional News
Asked & Answered
Homeowner’s Corner
Insurance
Vendor Spotlight
Legal
Maintenance
Communications
Industry Perspective
Self-Managed Association Boards
Classified Service Directory
Advertisers Index

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