2013 May
Focus on... Recreational Amenities & Programs

Recreation The Play's the Thing
2013 May The Play's the Thing

 Back in the day when most of us were little kids, playgrounds largely consisted  of swing-sets, teeter-totters, some monkey bars, and maybe a metal slide or  two, along with the requisite basketball hoops and tetherball set-up.    …

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Recreation It's Fun Being Green
2013 May It's Fun Being Green

 More and more, developers and boards are opting to “go green” when embarking on new construction projects or updating an existing property.  Innovations and upgrades include solar roofs, energy efficient lighting and  appliances that use …

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Recreation All is Illuminated
2013 May All is Illuminated

 Call it the Ikea-fication of America. It seems that more and more people are  getting interested in design, especially when it comes to their own home. In  decades past, household furniture and decorations didn't vary a whole lot.  Growin…

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Real Estate Trends Condo This!
2013 May Condo This!

 For seven years, Mira Calton and her husband, Dr. Jayson Calton, owned a  floating home, one of the 165 privately-owned residences on The World, a  644-foot yacht that continuously circumnavigates the globe. Owning a home on  the yacht, w…

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Q&A: Providing Unit for a Building Employee
2013 May Q&A: Providing Unit for a Building Employee

Q If we purchase a unit (currently we are renting) for use by our building  engineer, are we no longer subject to paying property tax on that unit? We are  getting conflicting advice.    —Tax Exempt in Illinois   A “If a co…

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Q&A: Recording Meetings by Conference Calls
2013 May Q&A: Recording Meetings by Conference Calls

Q With video/audio conferencing available, I'm wondering if association meetings  can be held via telephone conferencing. I'm wondering if there are any  parameters for this, or if there are any legal restrictions. Where can I find  the g…

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