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Monday, April 25, 2011

Community Candidates: So we have launched the 1st probe into Candidates ...

Community Candidates: So we have launched the 1st probe into Candidates ...: "We are starting to ask candidates running for public office what their positions are with regards to a pularity of concerns and issues faci..."

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

There is no reason that your community should be on Social Media ~Right?

Since part of our chairman's Nelson Jacobsen, background involves a life time in emergency management and a new area called CrisisData he has been at the forefront of the social media citizen movement.

Specifically, This tread of using social media to communicate during a disaster is changing the whole world of emergency management.  Recently Nelson was part of a team of volunteers that assisted at the National Emergency Managers Association special workshop called SMEMCamp

This event allowed emergency managers "EM" to have access to social media practitioners who shared their experiences and knowledge in social media to help the EMs understand something that is completely overtaking their world.

More important to understand is that social media is 100 percent cloud based and this is really the forest behind the trees of twitter, facebook etc.  So yes what is popular is going to change and board's will have to learn to use new communications technology or skills and there is nothing else to do~  save to adapt.  

It should not be lost on boards and managers of Common Interest Communities that they need to adopt a social media strategy!  Not only because most of their members are already there; we know from recently disasters that citizens are going to turn to social media to communicate during them.

We have to wonder if the property management company in Georgetown, DC been on twitter would they would have seen the alerts that the DC government has posted. We saw them and changed our plans for the day.  They didn't and the outcome is a disaster

When your on social media it is interlinked and your emergency managers and national defense use these open system to look for what we call noise on the wire.

  • For more information about CrisisData visit here
  • To establish your community Twitter visit here

If you do one thing after reading this! We would advise that each CIC establish a twitter feed not only communicate with your membership -- it needs to be connected to you local government, utilities companies and emergency responders and you need to share this account with a couple of board members so what they can monitor and respond with it matters most in your community.

Here is a simple example of how to use Twitter during an emergency.

If your community is interested in Community Emergency Plans or how to establish a social media presence please contact. Hastatus, LLC follow @hastausllc or @intercommassoc

Real Time real-estate blog | The Palm Beach Post » Blog Archive » Dizengoff buys 65 Palm Beach condos in bulk deal

Real Time real-estate blog | The Palm Beach Post » Blog Archive » Dizengoff buys 65 Palm Beach condos in bulk deal: "Dizengoff-Trading Company has purchased the remaining 65 units at 2560 South Ocean Blvd. in Palm Beach for about $6.9 million in a cash."

Really, we are soooooo surprised.....

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Beware of the Ides of March in CIC land.

So if you think about the state of the condominium market right now with both FHA & Fannie Mae basically not able to back loans in what 100 thousand 1 million condo's single family & townhouse associations. Who knows.  Really?

As with every other case follow the money.  Think! If many urban communities which are largely made up of Condo & Townhouses since the 80s. They are no longer back-able by the annies, thus these  entities no longer have assests to calm as counter to their notes.   The whole market implodes 

Which is what is happening now.

Who is the villains!  You say a villain......Let's just make up a movie plot and you tell me who is whom?

Cut to.  villains And, I do mean the worst kind as they are assembling huge piles of money ( backscene~ these piles are the loans they crammed into the system and resold in a ponzie scheme ) Now they are  ready to descend like the plage upon cities and devour every single condo, townhouse and some partials completed HOA's that unit they can get their hands on
They are basically not re-sellable because the government refused to take steps to stop this train wreak years ago....well you draw your own conclusion.
As to why would villains (errr...investors) would want to buy up a million units at a time...........

VO because the 40 percent of owners that have been paying the bills are about to become totally beholden to the investor owners since their own units are not re-sellable using conventional or any other loan other then cash.  And, who is going to step up and buy those units?  

PLOT TWIST some of villains  are currently advising the government on it's response to the current housing issues.  Did any .GOV or Agency do one thing in regards to state of communities?

CIC's  have been set up like bowling pins to be knocked down and redeveloped any way these Villains see fit.  They will have a captive renter community and who knows after they are done 10 percent of the old owners may even qualify to buy a new home- It's the same as the old home.  

Crux of the PLOT Only now new/oldhome just it generated a new series of transactions and these folks that run things including Congress it seems care more about that then they do your community.

Or the Congress and your Government starts to care about the 100 million U.S. citizens that live in these communities.  The odds are that many of them do and they are going to stop this or be hoisted by the investors/villains.

2012 Elections need to be about the State of Communities and Communities