Winter 2016: HOA Sweet HOA

-Community Associations Institute COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS: PREFERRED PLACES TO CALL HOME For the sixth time in 11 years, Americans living in homeowners associations and condominiums say they’re overwhelmingly satisfied in their communities: THE ASSOCIATION EXPERIENCE & EFFECTIVE BOARD LEADERSHIP On a scale of one to five, with one being very bad and five being very good, how would you rate your overall experience living in a community association?   87% »of residents rate their over- all community association experience as positive (65%) or neutral (22%).   Overall, would you say you are on friendly terms with your current community association board, or would you say you are on unfriendly terms with them? 81% » say they are on friendly terms with their association board   Do […]

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Are You Ready for Winter Weather?

-provided by Community Associations Institute Cold and wet conditions not only make you miserable, but they can damage your home. Some winterizing can wait, some can’t. Make a list of what needs to be done, and tackle the time-sensitive tasks first. Here’s a simple checklist from the association to help you get a jump on winter. Indoor winterizing checklist Examine doors and replace weather-stripping as needed. Examine window caulking and reseal where needed. Examine and repair vents where needed. Clean chimneys and flues. Remove items near heat vents. Place nonskid runners or door mats outside to help keep water, sand and salt out of the house. Outdoor winterizing checklist Examine outdoor handrails and tighten if needed. Turn off electrical breakers for outdoor equipment. Close hose […]

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President’s Message

A report card for CAI-WNY – Jean Kough, CMCA, AMS I would like to wish all our CAI Chapter members happy holidays as we bring 2016 to a close! This was the first year of my term as president of CAI-WNY and I want to thank to all of you for making it such a great year. Every year we strive to bring you our best programs and exceed previous attendance: Participation for 2016 was more than 550 attendees, beginning with How to Deal with Difficult Situations in Buffalo, followed by the Legal Forum Panel in Rochester, our Annual Meeting & Trade Show in Buffalo, the 5th Annual Trade Show in Rochester, and concluding with the Board Leadership Development Workshop in Rochester. This past year […]

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CED Message

We’ve got a great year planned for you! -from the desk of Frank Lysiak Since we are going to press at the close of 2016, I’d like to extend best wishes for a Happy New Year in 2017. This past year was quite a success: particularly based on your support and participation in the annual trade shows held in Buffalo and Rochester. A special thanks to the Crofton Management team for their support; this was their fifth successful Rochester trade show. Great job! In addition to the trade shows, plans are being finalized to offer legal forums in Buffalo and Rochester in the upcoming year. Last year’s event, hosted by Kenrick Corporation at the Monroe Golf Club, was a great success; we had almost 100 […]

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