Category: Association Operations

Finance Five small wooden buildings with coins floating away from rooftops
Mid-Year Maintenance Increases?

Like baseball players, condo and co-op owners are often creatures of habit. Settled into their units, they’re used to costs rising over time, but on a regular and predictable basis.  That means once a year - usually in January - and by a co…

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Hurricane Season is Here

From flood waters and property damage to power loss and spoiled food, coping with the aftermath of a powerful storm can be very troublesome for co-op and condo community board members, owners, and tenants. Therefore, during the Atlantic Hur…

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Insurance Hurricane season incoming
Hurricane Season is Here

From flood waters and property damage to power loss and spoiled food, coping with the aftermath of a powerful storm can be very troublesome for co-op and condo community board members, owners, and tenants. Therefore, during the Atlantic Hur…

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Maintenance Medicine and weather concept. A wooden house wrapped in a scarf stands on fallen leaves.
Winterization

When the mercury hits 95, the last thing most people have on their mind is a major snowstorm, and how it might affect their building’s entry vestibule, lobby, and other high-traffic common areas. Be as that may, summer is actually the time …

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2022 Expo Orienting New Owners

First-time buyers in condo associations, co-ops, and other multifamily residential communities are often surprised—and a bit confused—by the way in which their new building or HOA operates. Whether they are coming from a rental background o…

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Management Speech Bubble Puzzle and Discussion
2022 Expo Dealing With Conflict in Co-ops & Condos

Even before the pandemic and social unrest of the last few years, interpersonal conflict and outright hostility often surfaced in the co-op and condo environment, forcing boards and managers to deal with both legitimate grievances and confl…

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Management Closeup on medical mask and hand disinfectant on the table in temporary home office during the coronavirus epidemic in the living room in sunny day.
2022 Expo Management Through COVID

Thanks to COVID, managing co-ops and condo communities over the past couple of years has been a vastly more complicated job than it was in ‘the Before Times.’ From staff shortages and supply chain disruptions to the struggle to enforce mask…

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2022 Expo Soundproofing

Do you remember when you were a kid and the closest thing you had to a cell phone at the time was two cups with a string attached between them? You pulled the string taut, spoke into one cup, and hoped your friend holding the other would he…

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2022 Expo Resident Re-engagement After COVID

The psychosocial impact of the pandemic is far-reaching. And like the rest of the world, residents living in condos, co-ops, and HOAs have been conditioned to keep their distance and turn inward. But even with infection rates slowing overal…

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