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My favorite “meetings” of my entire life!

And, that is saying something because I’ve attend a lot of meetings! Seriously, I’m just back from five days in Cincinnati and a stop in NYC and wow, what an incredible time. First off, we started last Thursday … More »

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My only regret about ROC-A-PALOOZA: I couldn’t be there!

The practice of electing community leaders is not unique to ROCs. I’ve read many times that a third of owned homes in the U.S. are in some type of association managed neighborhood. It’s surprising, but when you consider … More »

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A ROC MALL discount that really paid off!

I saved 37% and got better quality paint through my Innovia – ROC MALL – discount at Sherwin Williams! You have to tell them it’s a commercial account and it will show up as CCA Global in Manchester, … More »

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A tribute to George ‘Mac’ McCarthy

For most of you, Mac is not someone you know.  Lois Parris of the Lakes Region Co-op in Belmont, N.H., however knows Mac very well.  In fact, it was at her kitchen table in 2001 where Mac saw … More »

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On the Road Again …

It’s a catchy headline, isn’t it? I’m guessing at least half of you have the Willie Nelson song playing in your head now. I’m filing this from the road — Minnesota to be exact. A quick trip, so … More »

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More news from the road …

This is more from my glimpse into “what do I do when I travel?” for ROC USA®. Last week was long and busy. I started last Monday in Chicago in a meeting with the founding Members of the … More »

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A few small words with enormous meaning

I’ve said it many times before, but it’s worth repeating: ROC USA has seen a tremendous amount of change since we launched almost six years ago. The Network is welcoming a new resident-owned community (ROC) about once a … More »

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What a night! Thank you Cranberry Village!

There is nothing more fun for me than getting out to two ROCs in a single evening and seeing representatives from a handful of ROCs in a region.  I spend a lot of time traveling and working in … More »

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Market-rate and limited-equity co-ops explained

There are two basic options when homeowners come together to buy their community as a co-op: Market-rate and limited-equity co-ops. The basic structure – where homeowners buy a membership interest (a “share”) and operate the resident corporation on … More »