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Old 11-30-2012, 11:03 AM   #7906
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These association fees are beyond my control. This is the BAD thing about condos.

I hate complaining, but geez. The good side of this is that my property taxes have dropped about 25% in the last 4 years.

My neighbor has been trying to sell his place for 5 years too. Some have sat for 2 years easy.


$3-$4 hundred a month for association fees???
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:03 PM   #7907
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$3-$4 hundred a month for association fees???

My association dues are $250/mo for roughly 900 sq ft and 1 garage stall. It's based on percent of sq ft owned so the people with 3 BR units are paying close to $400/mo.

There are laws that dictate how the reserves can be invested, how often the management company and the books are audited, and how much needs to be in reserves. Previous to 2002, when CD's paid more interest than they do now, it was easier for the board treasurer to stagger the investments to take advantage of interest rates that kept up with inflation. The feds keeping the interest rates low may help the country in some ways, but hurts in many others. This is one way it hurts.

If you really want to cut expenses, run for the board and get multiple insurance quotes for the building and find ways to cut the water/sewage and electric bills. Then find out if your management companies fees are competitive. Those are the biggest expenses and the easiest to shave $ off the annual operating expenses.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:10 AM   #7908
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I have one ticket spare for the British Arrow awards film at the Walker Cinema, for saturday 12/15 at 7.00pm. This is the best of British TV commercials film, it's pretty good fun.

Anyone want it? $12.50, which is what it cost me.

I know technically this should be in the FM up top, but it's really only relevant to our immediate group. Let me know if'n you want to go. First come, first served and all that.

Anybody?
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:08 AM   #7909
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I tried to talk some bird into it last night, she thought I was kidding. PM me for contact info. She's in her late twenties and drinks good beer.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:18 PM   #7910
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:22 PM   #7911
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:18 PM   #7912
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:30 PM   #7913
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:55 PM   #7914
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:19 AM   #7915
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What? Prop has been taken? We should form a scouting party to find him at once--post haste!!! I'll get right on that, as soon as I open another beer.

Edit that beer went down quite well. And the fridge doesn't appear to be empty so, surely another couldn't possibly hurt...
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:51 AM   #7916
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It is generally best to send a beer down after the first one, so that it can go and check on it.

If you don't hear back, form a search party of 7 or 8 beers, and send them in after the first two.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:36 PM   #7917
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It is generally best to send a beer down after the first one, so that it can go and check on it.

If you don't hear back, form a search party of 7 or 8 beers, and send them in after the first two.


This is great and would make a good poster and/or t-shirt.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:45 PM   #7918
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This is great and would make a good poster and/or t-shirt.
You just want to keep in mind that you may not want to see them again. Which will happen if you send too many looking.
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You just want to keep in mind that you may not want to see them again. Which will happen if you send too many looking.
Very true.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:23 PM   #7920
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You just want to keep in mind that you may not want to see them again. Which will happen if you send too many looking.
The goal of the search party is not to bring them home, but to give them moral support on their arduous journey.

Since we hope never to hear back from them, it is vital to send new search parties on a routine basis, just in case.
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