The Neighborhood

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On July 1, new legislation took effect in Florida that adds several requirements to the Florida Condominium Act and Florida Statutes Chapter 718. The 21 reforms affect how condo associations deal with violations such as electoral fraud, theft of funds, and conflicts of interests. FRONTSTEPS makes it easy for your community comply with the new rules. Here’s how.

(DENVER, CO) August 1, 2017 — FRONTSTEPS (www.FRONTSTEPS.com), the nation’s #1 software platform for HOAs, Builders, Security and Patrol Experts, Realtors, and Homeowners, is pleased to announce its relocation to a new office in Denver’s Golden Triangle neighborhood.  The office is located at 1290 North Broadway, Suite 1400, Denver, CO 80203 and complements the existing offices in Berkeley and Carlsbad, CA.

Tuesday, August 1 is National Night Out. Thousands of communities in all 50 states will mark the police-community partnership sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. It's a great way to shed a light on on crime prevention awareness,  local anticrime programs and police-community partnerships. But what happens on Wednesday?   When the block parties are cleaned up, what's a community to do to keep the metaphorical porch light on? 

The Carrollwood Village Homeowner's Association in Florida has, over the years, seen its neighborhood grow from a sleepy village to a booming suburb. It also attracted commuters looking to eschew choked highways. Residents noticed the uptick in traffic and cars speeding down their streets. Sadly, there were even two fatalities. That's when the HOA decided to take matters into their own hands.

My neighbor is moving.

His partner died a few years ago and he’s been living all alone in his big, beautiful house, his voice echoing in the grand entryway. This summer, he decided it was time to downsize. A new family is moving in and all the neighbors are planning a dual farewell-welcome brunch for both parties. (I’m bringing banana bread.) In places like Miami, London, New York, and California, however, this Hail and Farewell routine isn’t always the case.