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Why a Leak Log Is Essential for Community Management

Why a Leak Log Is Essential for Community Management

WHEN CONDOMINIUM BOARD MEMBERS & COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MANAGERS move on, they often take vital institutional knowledge with them. That’s why it’s essential to keep a running record of maintenance incidents, including pipe leaks.

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Why Do I Need A Snow & Ice Contract In Puget Sound?

Why Do I Need A Snow & Ice Contract In Puget Sound?

MANY HOA AND CONDO BOARDS ask themselves every year if they need a snow contract? After all this is Seattle, it will melt off by noon. Let’s look at a few issues before deciding. There are 1 million slip and fall claims every year, in the US. The average slip and fall claim is $48,000. What is your association liable for? Are you insured for this?

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Preparing Your Community Associations

Preparing Your Community Associations

THERE ARE MANY laws and regulations in Washington State that community associations should be aware of and prepared to address. Common area safety and electric vehicle charging are two examples that we elaborate on below.

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Managing Rising Construction Costs For Your Upcoming Projects

Managing Rising Construction Costs For Your Upcoming Projects

EVERYONE IS EXPERIENCING HIGHER COSTS of fuel, food and other necessary, everyday items. You’ve done all the right things including setting aside funds for current and future projects, but prices are coming in higher than expected. What are your options and what steps can you take to mitigate rising construction costs?

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Replace Your Plumbing At 50 Years? 60 Years? Not So Fast…

Replace Your Plumbing At 50 Years? 60 Years? Not So Fast…

You may have been noticing an increase in the frequency of plumbing system replacement, at very high costs. Now that a significant portion of the housing stock we serve within Washington Community Associations has reached or is near the 50-year mark of life, expect that trend to continue. But what do you plan for in terms of timing, and cost? Why isn’t total replacement typically in your reserve study?

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Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

April showers bring May flowers…and sometimes uninsured losses! Building damage caused by heavy rain, clogged gutters and storm drains, accumulated water in a crawl space and any other water that originates OUTSIDE of a building is generally excluded on most policies for several reasons.

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Water Damage: When Should You Call A Professional?

Water Damage: When Should You Call A Professional?

With water damage, there are situations where it is important to call a professional. Here are some examples of situations where professional help should be sought out:

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