Category: Management

Management Pet Peeves
2013 February Pet Peeves

 Time was, if you said that a co-op or condo building was 'going to the dogs,' it  was a bad thing. These days however, that's not always the case. According to  the American Pet Products Association, 39 percent of all U.S. households own …

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Management Trash Talk
2013 January Trash Talk

 Most people don’t think much about their garbage after they toss it down the chute or into a  container for pickup, but the fact is, removing a multifamily community's trash  and recyclables can be a big job, especially in a private devel…

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Management Striving to be the Best
2013 January Striving to be the Best

 There certainly is no shortage of co-op and condo management companies in New  Jersey. And since there are hundreds of management companies vying for your  attention and your business regardless of the size of your condo or HOA, it can  b…

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Management Let Me In?
2013 January Let Me In?

 Everyone wants to feel secure and have peace of mind when they lock their doors  each night, but in a multifamily co-op or condo in New Jersey, you can’t always control who enters your building community. Management may have service  peop…

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Management A Management Checklist
2013 January A Management Checklist

 How can you tell whether the on-site property manager at a condominium or  homeowners association community is doing a good job? And what is a 'good job'  anyway? Whether a manager is well-liked and whether he or she manages well may  not…

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Management Limits of Board Power
2013 January Limits of Board Power

 Everybody sometimes disagrees with the decisions of their condo or co-op board.  Maybe the choice to rearrange the garbage receptacles out front seems  ridiculous, or the ongoing clattering of machinery on the roof is driving the  top-flo…

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Management The Ultimate Do It Yourself Project
2013 January The Ultimate Do It Yourself Project

 With busy lives and what seems like an ever-dwindling number of hours in the  day, why would an association choose to take on the extra work of self-managing  their property? Convenience and saving money are just a couple of compelling  r…

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Management Emergency Preparedness 101
2012 December Emergency Preparedness 101

 As the devastation of Superstorm Sandy continues to be tallied, (up to nearly  $50 billion in the Garden State alone) and New Jersey residents— those who bore the brunt of the disaster, as well as those less directly  affected— take stock…

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Management The Tipping Point
2012 November The Tipping Point

 According to some sources, the word “tips” is actually an acronym—it's short for “To Insure Prompt Service,” and the list of people who are commonly tipped—at least in the United States—includes everyone from hair and nail salon workers t…

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Management That's Capital!
2012 November That's Capital!

 Sooner or later, every resident living in a condo, HOA or co-op community will  have to deal with the inconvenience of living through a major capital  improvement project—a roof replacement, an elevator rehab, serious exterior work, or so…

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