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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Marketplace

The Western New York Chapter Community Associations Institute would like to thank our Business Partners GOLD CLOVER MANAGEMENT, INC. JOHN J. GRIMALDI AND ASSOCIATES, INC. FIRST NIAGARA RISK MANAGEMENT KENRICK CORPORATION SILVER ANDRUSCHAT REAL ESTATE SERVICES FAIRWOOD MANAGEMENT LMM PROPERTIED, INC. M&T BANK PHILLIPS LYTEL LLP BRONZE

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CAI-WNY Chapter 2016/17 Board of Directors

President Jean Kough, CMCA, AMS General Manager, Clover Management, Williamsville President-Elect Barbara Perdue President, Crofton Associates, Inc., Pittsford Treasurer Deborah DiMatteo Vice President, Business Banking, M&T Bank, Buffalo Secretary Cynthia Plonczynski Board President, Concord Square HOA, Penfield Board Members Richard K. Aikens, CMCA President, Kenrick Corporation, Rochester Michael Boychuk, CPA Bonn, Dioguardi, & Ray LLP, Rochester Mary Fildes, CMCA, AMS President, LMM Properties, Inc., Buffalo Steve Grimaldi, CIRMS President, John J. Grimaldi and Associates, Inc., Buffalo Ronald S. Shubert, Esq. Partner, Phillips Lytle LLP, Buffalo Donald Yearke Board President, Amherst Forest Creek Estates HOA, Williamsville Frank Lysiak, CMCA, AMS, Chapter Executive Director P.O. Box 292 • Buffalo, NY 14201-0292 716.713.0029 • Email: flysiak@aol.com Steve Grimaldi, Website Administrator: spg@grimaldiinsurance.net Website: caiwny.org National Website: caionline.org Community Association […]

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Legal Corner

by Ronald S. Shubert, Esq. Our board has several questions concerning the collection of past due assessments. They are as follows: Q: We have a unit that has a reverse mortgage on it and the homeowner is now deceased. What is our recourse? A: A reverse mortgage is no different then a purchase money mortgage in that it is a lien on the property and, if not paid upon the death of the owner, the bank or holder of the mortgage, will foreclose it. In the case of a purchase money mortgage, the homeowner borrows money from a lender to purchase the home. In the case of a reverse mortgage, the homeowner borrows money against the equity of the home. There are several ways of […]

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