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The Flight of the Snowbirds

Every year the state of Florida experiences an ebb and flow of full-time and part-time residents; as the seasons change, so does the population. Part-time residents from the northern United States and Canada live and…

By itsgotime@losomoinc.com

March 30, 2017

How to Manage Owner's Renovations

All you have to do is turn on the TV these days to know how popular kitchen and bathroom renovations have become. Backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, subway tiles, granite countertops, glass-enclosed showers, soaking tubs –…

By itsgotime@losomoinc.com

March 2, 2017

Neighborhood Watch

  Everyone is right to be concerned with the safety of their communities, whether they live in an area highly susceptible to crime or in a sleepy retirement community. Condos, Co-ops, and HOAs are no…

By itsgotime@losomoinc.com

January 3, 2017

Training New Board Members

A condo or homeowner’s association is the cornerstone of a building community. The condo or HOA maintains order and continuity by preserving architectural integrity, maintaining the common elements, protecting property values, and often providing for…

By itsgotime@losomoinc.com

December 29, 2016

Electric Cars in Your Condo or HOA

  In 2013, there were approximately 100,000 electric vehicles on the roads nationwide. That number has risen to approximately 450,000 this year. While the bulk of the growth has been in California, the trend is…

By itsgotime@losomoinc.com

November 1, 2016

Keeping Board Elections Honest

Los Sueños, a 13-building, 396-unit condominium complex on Hialeah’s west side – takes its name from the Spanish word for ‘dream,’ but the outcome of its November 2015 owners’ association board election was a nightmare.…

By itsgotime@losomoinc.com

October 27, 2016

Get Ready for Hurricane Matthew!

  We’ve had quite the run – over 10 years without any major hurricane systems! Nevertheless, Hurricane Matthew is rapidly approaching Florida, so it has come time to prepare.

By itsgotime@losomoinc.com

October 4, 2016

It Takes a Village

People buy into condo and HOA communities for many different reasons – some enjoy the amenities offered, others like the vacation-style environment that doubles as a smart real estate investment. Community-living was once seen as…

By itsgotime@losomoinc.com

June 16, 2016

When Temperatures Rise

Temperatures in Florida have a tendency to average above the 90s during the daytime in summer months causing discomfort and unease to residents. With humidity rivaling a Brazilian rainforest, summer in Florida can be reduced…

By itsgotime@losomoinc.com

June 9, 2016

Smart Building Technology

With the impressive array of consumer technology available today, it should come to no surprise that buildings are jumping on the trend. New technology is quickly becoming a staple in building operations than ever before,…

By itsgotime@losomoinc.com

May 24, 2016

How to Collect Delinquent HOA Fees

Dealing with delinquent homeowners is an unfortunate reality for the majority of HOA boards. With tight budgets, payment defaults can be costly.  Collecting delinquent HOA fees is one of the most common problems faced by…

By itsgotime@losomoinc.com

May 19, 2016

What Residents Want

About 20 percent of Americans live in a community governed by a condo association, homeowners association or co-op board, according to the Community Associations Institute, which educates volunteer board members and association management professionals. The…

By itsgotime@losomoinc.com

May 10, 2016

40-Year Recertification Planning

If you’ve lived in Miami and Fort Lauderdale for a while, you’ve probably heard someone, somewhere complaining about their building’s 40 years recertification. This provision, stating that condominiums that are older than 40 years need…

By itsgotime@losomoinc.com

May 5, 2016

Concrete Concerns

Although Florida does not have the harsh winters of the north, it does have humidity in spades. Concrete corrosion, therefore, is problematic. HOAs need to ensure that the concrete making up their sidewalks, pavements and…

By itsgotime@losomoinc.com

May 3, 2016