Condo Owner

Volume19 Issue3 2015

Condo Owner publishes information vital to the business and pleasure of resort condominium ownership. Topics covered relate to real estate market trends, community association matters, rental management issues, tax and insurance updates and more.

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condo owner V O L U M E 1 9 • I S S U E 3 8 N orthern Gulf Coast Edition VOLUME 19, ISSUE 3 18 n Special Feature CONDO CON: The Property Owners Conference & Expo More than ten vacation rental industr experts will be on hand August 21-22 to educate hun- dreds of condo and second-home owners at Boardwalk Beach Resort Hotel & Convention Center in Panama Cit Beach. 30 n Association Matters Enforcing Occupancy Limits The b laws of most condominium associations detail occupanc limits to protect owners and their properties—as well as renters themselves. However, even when the owner or management compan is able to identif a problematic situa- tion, the abilit to remove unwanted guests can be complicated. 33 n Technolog 7 Tips For Setting Up A Facebook Page For Your HOA Looking to set up a Facebook page for our condo or homeowners association? Here are seven tips for creating and managing a social media site so it doesn't backfire on ou or our association. 36 n Tourism Repairing Spring Break In efforts to repair the reputation of Panama Cit Beach and have it known as a safe and friendl spring break destination, the Panama Cit Beach Council, along with the Ba Count Commission, have taken drastic measures to curtail the spring break crowd's rowd behavior. 40 n Real Estate 1900 Ninety Eight In earl June, just as the Emerald Coast's summer season was getting underwa , construction began at 1900 Ninet Eight, the first condo to be built on Destin's gulf coast in more than six ears. Thirty-One This new $70 million project is the first condo- minium to be built on South Walton's Scenic Hw . 30-A in more than a decade and has alread generated a great deal of interest and excitement in the market. explore All Aboard! What To Consider Before Buying A Boat By Paige Townley 24 With so man ba s and waterwa s, there's perhaps no better wa to enjo the gulf coast than on a boat. But a decision to purchase a boat is onl the beginning. In this article, Paige Townle gathers tips, suggestions and considerations to keep in mind regarding boat ownership. EXECUTIVE OFFICES 2001 West First Street Gulf Shores, AL 36542 MAILING ADDRESS P.O. Box 2267 Gulf Shores, AL 36547 TELEPHONE (251) 968-5300 E-MAIL PUBLISHER J. Talt O'Connor ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Carrie W. O'Connor EDITOR Kristen S. McIntosh CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Marcia Bradford Selena Chavis Joni Williams T. Wa ne Waters Page Townle DESIGN SERVICES MANAGER Kell S. Williams MANAGER, TRAFFIC & PROMOTIONS Stephanie Eckman CIRCULATION MANAGER Ashle Brokowsk Get Social! Stay in touch via Facebook & Twitter! Visit Us Online! cover: A Grand Entrance n Departments The Hangout Music Festival has grown into a four- da event drawing 40,000 revelers to Gulf Shores each Ma . Wa ne Waters goes behind the scenes to find out what it takes to pull off this large, multi-da event and keep it growing from ear to ear. 20 special feature Behind The Scenes At Gulf Shores' Hangout Music Festival By T. Wayne Waters inside T he lobb of a condominium complex is a point of entr where a vacation experience begins or a season spent in a second home gets underwa . With this in mind, the homeowners association at Silver Beach Towers in D estin recentl renovated the lobb of the resort's East Tower and the results are nothing short of spectacular! Lobby Re-Design Creates A Dramatic & Beautiful First Impression By Marcia Bradford 44 12 News & Happenings 48 market report 50 service directory 49 calendar Condo Owner (ISSN 1074-0627) is pub lished quar ter l b Cov e Com mu ni ca tions Corp., P. O. Box 2267, Gulf Shores, AL 36547. It is mailed under standard mail rates. POST MAS TER PLEASE SEND AD DRESS CHANG ES TO: Con do Owner Sub scrip tion Office, P. O. Box 2267, Gulf Shores, AL 36547. Editorial and advertising offices are lo cat ed at 2001 West First St., Gulf Shores, AL 36542. Edi to rial ideas and manu scripts are wel comed. Cop right 2015 b Cove Com mu ni ca tions Corp. All rights re served. Re pro duc tion in whole or part with out ex press written per mis sion of the pub lisher is strictl prohibited. Condo Owner ® is a registered trademark of Cove Communications Corp., registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Condo Owner is free to gulf coast condominium owners and available for $12/ ear to non-condo owners. To subscribe, please call 1-800-968-0712 or visit

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