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Donna DiMaggio Berger Appears in Episode 12 of the Castle Group’s COVID-19 Webinar Series

Becker Community Association Shareholder Donna DiMaggio Berger participated in episode 12 of the Castle Group’s COVID-19 webinar series. The series is being held bi-weekly to address how community associations can navigate the challenges brought on by this global pandemic. Donna was joined by Castle Group’s Founder and CEO James Donnelly, who gave a touching tribute […]

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Webinar: New Jersey Community Association Regulatory Language Gets Long-Awaited Update

For over 30 years the regulatory language regarding a developer’s formation of the initial budgets for community associations in New Jersey has left a lot to the imagination and has led to endless disputes between association boards and developers during the transition process. After extensive collaboration between a task force comprised of professionals from the […]

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Florida Supreme Court Rules COVID-19 Pandemic Constitutes “Natural Emergency”

Governor Extends COVID-19 State of Emergency by 60 Days – Opportunities to Extend Certain Permits May Be Available to Associations Section 252.363(1)(a), Florida Statutes, provides that certain qualifying permits and authorizations are eligible for an extension once certain States of Emergency are declared for the length of time the declaration is in effect plus an […]

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Martin Cabalar Appears in Webinar, “You Have the Building, We Have the Solution”

Becker Shareholder Martin Cabalar participated as an expert panelist in “You Have the Building, We Have the Solution,” a weekly series hosted by Planned Companies. In this interactive webinar, attendees submitted questions for panelists to address. Martin shared information on Governor Murphy’s executive orders and how associations can navigate changes brought on by COVID-19. Watch […]

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“Backyard Clothesline Causes Flap,” News-Press

Q: There is an ongoing dispute in my homeowners’ association concerning the installation of clotheslines that we are hoping you can resolve. Some owners have stated that they are entitled to install clotheslines on their lots without regulation by the association. The board of directors has stated that while clotheslines may be installed, they may […]

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“Budgets,” FCAP Managers Report

With budget season approaching, Florida community associations must consider their capital expenditures and long-term maintenance needs. Community associations set aside a portion of their budgets for capital expenses and deferred maintenance, frequently referred to as “reserves.” The reserves are for expenses that do not occur on a regular basis and reserves are designed to ensure […]

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Community Update – June 2020

June means the start of Hurricane season in Florida and while we always hope for a quiet year, it’s important that your community take steps now to ensure preparedness should disaster strike. This issue includes Becker’s newly interactive 2020 Hurricane Guide which provides important tips and information to help prepare and protect your community. Make […]

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Donna DiMaggio Berger Appears in Episode 11 of the Castle Group’s COVID-19 Webinar Series

Becker Community Association Shareholder Donna DiMaggio Berger participated in episode 11 of the Castle Group’s COVID-19 webinar series. She was joined by Castle Group’s Founder and CEO James Donnelly as they explored topics including the challenges associated with re-opening communities. Watch the webinar replay.  

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