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2018 Florida Legislative Updates for Condos and Co-ops

The Florida legislative session this year has many changes for condominiums and co-ops. Below, these changes are noted by type as they relate to FS 718 (Condominiums) and FS 719 (Co-ops). Official Records – 718 (Condos) and 719 (Co-ops) plans, permits, warranties, declaration, articles, bylaws, rules, meeting minutes and accounting records are now required to...


Sentry Ocala Staff Helps Raise Walls for New Habitat for Humanity Home

As a sponsor of the Habitat for Humanity’s Strawberry Festival, the Sentry Ocala staff had the opportunity to be a part of the building process of a new home for a local Ocala family. The Habitat for Humanity of Marion County Strawberry Festival is a yearly event that features live music, local vendors, a Strawberry...


Displaced Atlanta Residents Receive Sentry SMILES Donations After Condo Fire

The Sentry Atlanta South office recently donated several pre-loaded gift cards to residents that were displaced from their homes due to a large condo fire at the Fountaine Condominium. Over 20 residents in total were displaced after a heavy fire broke out in the condominium complex in the early morning hours. The Sentry SMILES program...


Sentry Albuquerque Office Staff Volunteers at Local Ronald McDonald House

Sentry staff members from the Albuquerque, NM office recently volunteered at the Ronald McDonald house for families of cancer patients as part of the Sentry SMILES program. Several local Sentry community association managers and other staff members volunteered for the day. The team spent the evening cooking a meal for families currently staying at the...


Bluffton Office Offers Volunteers for Osprey Village Project

The Sentry Management office in Bluffton, SC is pleased to announce a partnership with Osprey Village Inc. (OVI), a South Carolina based non-profit corporation that provides training, advocacy, and other resources to empower adults with developmental disabilities as a part of the Sentry SMILES program. Bluffton Division Manager, Steven Anderson has volunteered to serve on...


Sentry Employees at Orlando Office Collect Items for Donation Drive

Sentry employees recently participated in a month-long donation drive at the Orlando/Longwood office. Proceeds benefited The Sharing Center, a non-profit charity organization that donates the items collected to needy families and homeless members of the community. Close to 2,000 items were donated in total by Sentry employees.  This drive occurs several times a year, and...


Sentry Indianapolis Division Booth Sponsor at Annual HOA Education Conference

The Sentry Management Indianapolis Division recently sponsored a booth at the CAI Annual HOA Education Conference. The theme this year was “Shoot for the Stars” and many attendees dressed up.  The conference featured a day of education, exhibits, and networking that was beneficial for board members, volunteers, property managers, and homeowner association managers alike. “We...


Displaced Ocala Residents Receive Donation from Sentry SMILES Program After Sinkholes

Several residents from the Wynchase community received donations from the Sentry SMILES charitable program after being displaced from their homes due to several of the buildings being condemned by the City of Ocala because of the sinkholes that developed on the property earlier this year. The Sentry SMILES program is funded by the company and...


Sentry Fort Myers Community Manager Receives Praise from Local Condominium Board President

Sentry community association manager, Lucia Bonadies recently received excellent feedback from the Board president of the Tuscany Gardens community, a 248-unit condominium in Fort Myers, FL regarding her work on completing a roofing project. The community was affected when hurricane Irma hit Florida back in September of 2017, causing extensive damage to the roof along...


Sentry Volusia-New Smyrna Hosts Board Member Education Class

Sentry Management Volusia-New Smyrna Beach Division recently hosted a well-attended Board member education class titled: Condominium Water Damage Course: Leaks, Bursts & Overflows- How Associations Navigate Water Damage. The class had over 20 local HOA and condominium board members in attendance for the 2-hour class. Guest speakers included Adam Carls of AriasBosinger, Real Estate &...


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Disaster Preparedness Checklist

No matter where you live, there is a possibility that disaster may affect your community. Be prepared with this list.

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Tips for Running Effective Annual Meetings

Your Annual Meeting is more than a normal meeting. Here are some tips for making them effective for your association.

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Developing Pet & Service Animal Policies

Nine guidelines to consider when developing and enforcing pet policies.

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Homeowners and Boards Target Energy Waste

Everyone wants a smaller utility bill. As both homeowners and association Boards consider their expenses, energy savings opportunities are often overlooked. Up to 30% of all utility costs can be reduced through energy efficiency measures. A good starting point is to conduct an analysis or energy audit.