Category: Association Operations

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Grey is Gone in '24

A new year always comes with reports of new trends in everything, be it fashion, food…or lobby and common area design in residential communities. Furnishings and design, like clothes, are the subject of style and vogue that morph and change…

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Don't Bet on Flip Taxes

As 2023 draws to a close, the New York metro’s co-op and condominium communities are feeling the consequences of a long, slow, persistent market decline brought on by the pandemic, rising interest rates, and inflation. That decline has mean…

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Understanding Your Monthly Financial Information

Congratulations! You’ve just been elected to the board of directors, and given your first monthly financial packet. Like many new board members, your first thought is, “This is so confusing. Glad I’m not the treasurer - I don’t have to unde…

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2023 Fall Glass Façades

For many, glass façades are the epitome of contemporary urban architecture and design. Sleek, clean, modern—sometimes super-modern—a glass exterior gives the impression of an Emerald City of the future, rising above the bricks and mortar of…

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2023 Fall Conflict Management

Living in close quarters can—and often does—lead to conflict. In co-op, condo, and HOA communities, conflict can occur between residents, or between a resident and the board. And to complicate matters, a seemingly isolated conflict between …

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Maintaining Your Hallways

Your building’s lobby and hallways are the first things residents, guests, and potential buyers see - and as the old saying goes, first impressions matter. In a multifamily residential setting, be it co-op, condo, HOA, or rental, cleanlines…

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