Condo Owner

Spring 2017

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 • S P R I N G 2 0 1 7 8 comments the magazine for r 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 ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Carrie W. O'Connor MARKETING SERVICES MANAGER Dana Pagador CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Marcia Bradford DESIGN SERVICES MANAGER MANAGER, TRAFFIC & PROMOTIONS Stephanie Eckman CIRCULATION MANAGER Get Social! Stay in touch via Facebook & Twitter! Visit Us Online! Condo Owner (ISSN 1074-0627) is pub lished quar ter 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. 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 Condo Owner ® is a registered trademark and Trademark Office. Condo Owner is free to gulf coast condominium owners To subscribe, please call 1-800-968-0712 or visit pring has sprung here on the Gulf Coast and locals and tourists alike are returning to the beaches in droves. While some brave the chilly gulf waters, most seek to soak up some much needed sunshine and replenish their vitamin D reserves after a long, dark winter. But beachgoers aren't the only ones looking to capitalize on the sun's rays. Condo associations are also beginning to consider the benefits of capturing the sun's natural energy to produce electricity and save on rising power bills. See how one Pensacola-based company is shining a light on the subject on page 17. Changing With The Times As part of Condo Owner's 20th anniversary tribute, take a trip down memory lane with some of the Gulf Coast's most long-standing, well-respected interior design experts as they walk us through the coastal condo market's most memorable interior design trends. From the mauve and seafoam green palettes of the 1980s to the dark wicker and monkey prints of the 1990s, the descriptions and photos beginning on page 21 are bound to bring back a flood of memories—as well as a new appreciation for how far our tastes (and options) have evolved! Going Native On page 25, Marcia Bradford draws our attention to a wide array of native plant species which not only fit into the natural landscape better than non-natives, but are also well-adapt- ed to the harsh beach conditions of salt, wind, and nutrient-poor sand. Using native plants in your condominium's landscape also helps attract beneficial wildlife such as butterflies, birds and bees to the area. The Condo Owner Educational Symposium & Trade Show Is Back! Produced by Condo Owner magazine, the Annual Condo Owner Educational Symposium & Trade Show is back by high demand! The 2017 Condo Owner Symposium will take place on Friday, April 21st at the Orange Beach Event Center At The Wharf in Orange Beach, Ala. As in previous years, condo owners & board members will have direct access to key industry experts who will provide valuable information, innovations and best practices for community association development, governance, and management. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot by registering at or call (251) 968-5328 for more info. Hope to see you at the Symposium in April! S Here Comes The Sun! Carrie O'Connor Associate Publisher

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