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Category: Board Operations

Board Operations
2016 May Following House Rules

Taste is subjective. Luckily your board’s design rules and guidelines aren’t. From gaudy exterior paint colors, to improperly mounted flagpoles, to Clark Griswold-esque holiday light displays, the exterior design choices of individual unit …

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Board Operations
2016 April Location, Location, Location

Though the real estate crisis didn't rattle the tri-state area to nearly the degree that it did other markets around the country, construction still stalled on many new developments during the recent recession. It’s not only location or the…

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Board Operations
2016 April Architects and Engineers

The only constant in life is change—as they say—and that’s especially true for those living in New Jersey, where no community stays the same for long. Indeed, here in the Garden State, renovations are taking place, new capital improvements …

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Board Operations
2016 April To Choose or Not to Choose

Running the day-to-day business of a co-op, condo or HOA of any size—be it a self-contained high-rise in Fort Lee or Jersey City or a sprawling, multi-building community in Sparta—requires not just a functional board, but a team of competen…

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Board Operations
2016 February Co-ops Around the Globe

It’s cheaper for two families to pool resources and share a house than for the same two families to buy two houses. This underlying concept has been around since people starting building houses. As a report by the National Cooperative Law C…

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Board Operations
2016 February Board Transparency

One of the biggest political buzzwords of the past 10 years or so is 'transparency.' Transparency in meetings of elected bodies in local and state governments, transparency in the proceedings of both public and private organizations, such a…

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Board Operations
2016 February Managing Building Staff

Your co-op, condo or HOA building may be your home, but to many others, it's a workplace. Whether they’re managing a small, tight-knit walk-up building in Jersey City or a sprawling condo development in Fort Lee, property managers handle a …

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Board Operations
2016 February Training New Board Members

A condominium or homeowners association is the cornerstone of a building community.  The condo or HOA maintains order and continuity by preserving architectural integrity, maintaining the common elements, protecting property values, and oft…

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2015 November Keeping the Outside Safe

Exteriors of buildings aren’t always smooth brick walls. There are all sorts of indentations and protrusions, from terraces to stonework, to cornices. There are also items that are not part of the building, but are affixed to it, like scaff…

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