Local Happenings Condominium Association News, Local/State info, real estate market conditions

Apr

22

Provincetown’s In-season parking regs kick in April 1

PROVINCETOWN BANNER: The first of April is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get your parking stickers. Parking enforcement begins on April 1, but your 2011 sticker is good until April 15. The cost for parking stickers is the same as last year. Resident stickers are free for seniors (59 and older). […]

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Apr

06

Town meeting wraps up with approvals all around in Provincetown

PROVINCETOWN — Town officials were confident that the third night of Town Meeting would be the last, and voters twice turned down breaks in the action to make it happen. The night began on a somber note, with DPW director David Guertin honoring Sandra Turner, the assistant DPW director. Turner died earlier in the day […]

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Mar

25

Historic preservation tops CPA requests in Truro

PROVINCETOWN — Historic preservation is at the forefront of requests for Community Preservation Act funds this year. Other requests recommended by the community preservation committee include reserve money for community housing and administrative expenses for the CPC. The total amount for all recommended requests is $170,625. The selectmen will vote on which requests to recommend […]

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Mar

18

Provincetown Rental Inspections.. its that time again..

Every three years, homeowners and condominium unit owners that rent out their properties are required to apply for a rental certificate in the Town of Provincetown. There is value in having objective eyes reviewing your rental space to ensure the minimum safety requirements are met. Attached to this post is this year’s rental application and […]

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Mar

14

Provincetown Senior Tax Abatement Program

Any tax relief we can get is welcome. I recently learned that Provinceotown offers property owners 60+ years of age a credit on their real estate tax bill by competing hours of community service work for a town department. This is a great way to get involved, and save some of those hard earned dollars… […]

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Mar

10

Are you waisting your maintenance dollars? Avoid spot repair and do the Job Right

Out here on the outer cape, our homes take a particularly brutal beating due to the natural elements associated with coastal living.   The end result is life expectancy on much of our homes/businesses/condominiums is decreased.   Many condo associations don’t plan for replacement of these high ticket items resulting in significant assessments to cover the cost. […]

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Feb

26

New utility poles to line Bradford Street in Provincetown

PROVINCETOWN — Crews from the electric utility NStar seem to have moved into Provincetown for the winter. They currently are placing new utility poles along Bradford Street, heading east to Snail Road, as well as on Shank Painter Road and Jerome Smith Road. When the new poles are in, they will install new wire and […]

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Feb

21

Commercial Street Water Main Replacement – NOTICE TO THE TOWN

Starting Monday 2/13/12 there will be no on street parking in the immediate area of construction during construction hours. Construction runs from 7:00am to 5:00pm Monday thru Friday. Crews do not work on holidays. Crews will be blocking the parking areas where construction will be performed using orange barrels and signs to assist with this […]

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Feb

12

Condominium Collections: Misunderstandings and Misconceptions

This is a great article that provides insight into protecting condominium associations when owners are late paying their share of association dues. Associations board members and managing agents must work together to ensure the appropriate escalation procedures are in place to address these issues. Conflicts are difficult to deal with and address properly – often […]

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Feb

08

Managing conflict within Condominium Associations.

The Who, What, Where, When, and Why.. Greater-Boston area community associations surveyed reported experiencing at lease one significant conflict that involved the board in a 12 month period.  Read on…

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