Category: Association Operations

Landscaping Get Ready For the Good Weather
2004 May Get Ready For the Good Weather

The tri-state area was hit with another tough winter this year with heavy rain, snow and bitter temperatures. But now that the gloomy days have passed and the sun is shining again, it's time for condos and co-ops to get their recreational a…

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Landscaping Greening Your Lawn
2004 May Greening Your Lawn

Grass grows, yes. But lush and healthy grass doesn't just grow on its own. Whether you live in a townhome community or a high-rise condominium complex, your lawns and grassy common spaces act as a welcome mat to all who arrive at your pr…

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Finance Getting a Return on Your Investment
2004 Mar Getting a Return on Your Investment

There are as many different kinds of co-op buildings, condo associations, and HOAs as there are people who live in them. Different types of communities often have very different ways of hammering out policy and directing their own day-to…

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Maintenance Maintaining and Repairing Your Paved Surfaces
2004 Mar Maintaining and Repairing Your Paved Surfaces

Successful property owners and managing agents routinely obsess about maintenance issues—everything from minor cosmetics to major structural or mechanical improvements. You must think about the roof over your residents' heads, and carefu…

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Maintenance Window Repair and Replacement
2004 Mar Window Repair and Replacement

There is nothing more uncomfortable during a harsh Mid-Atlantic winter than having windows that are inoperable or that are so cracked, damaged and poorly sealed that the cold air just streams in unabated. Drafty windows mean energy …

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Maintenance Advice for Fencing, Decking, and Siding
2004 Mar Advice for Fencing, Decking, and Siding

Nature's elements can take a toll on almost anything man-made, particularly exterior surfaces like fences, decks, and siding materials. Given the temperamental seasons here in the tri-state area, it's important to consider not just aesth…

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Maintenance Up on the Rooftop
2004 Mar Up on the Rooftop

Everyone needs a good roof over their head. And when you run a condo or co-op community, you're responsible for dozens or perhaps hundreds of people having one. With so many people to please and the increased complexity of roofing an ent…

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Design A Kitchen Fit for A King
2004 Jan A Kitchen Fit for A King

Your kitchen—It's the hearth, the center of your home. You eat there, you drink there, you prepare meals, and even midnight snacks there. It is a gathering place for family and friends and where many of the rituals of daily life occur. …

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Finance Preventive Legal Maintenance
2004 Jan Preventive Legal Maintenance

There is a common misconception that legal costs are fixed and that lawyers should be treated differently than other vendors who are subject to the rules and requirements of a competitive bid process. Not so, says James A. Judge, Esq., a…

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Finance A Closer Look at Capital Reserve Studies
2004 Jan A Closer Look at Capital Reserve Studies

Running a condo or co-op association is a lot like owning your own home, but on a much larger scale. Like with any home, needs for various repairs come up from time to time. But unlike an individual homeowner, development managers c…

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