Category: Owner Relations

Owner Relations Renters on the Rise in Condominiums
2012 February Renters on the Rise in Condominiums

As the housing market in many parts of the country has foundered, many developers have taken creative approaches to stanch the outward flow of cash. In many markets, this means opting to convert portions of developments originally inte…

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Owner Relations Involved & Invested
2012 February Involved & Invested

 Though they may live close to each other, people can feel isolated in an urban  or suburban environment. While high-rise residential buildings put families  near one another, living close doesn’t turn a group of neighbors into a community…

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Owner Relations Following the Golden Rule
2012 February Following the Golden Rule

Every co-op and condo association has its own house rules—rules and regulations (hopefully) based on common sense and aimed at protecting residents' safety and quality of life without undue disruption or inconvenience. Most un…

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Owner Relations Getting Out the Vote
2011 February Getting Out the Vote

While the election format in a condominium community is pretty much the same as for any other club or organization, property managers and board members are looking to make the process easier and increase unit owner participation. Unit …

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Owner Relations Managing People
2011 February Managing People

 The responsibilities of property managers include a wide array of tasks, from  the physical to the administrative. While many of these jobs involve concrete  things—like sending out monthly bills, filing paperwork, or going to meetings—eq…

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Owner Relations Pets Allowed?
2011 February Pets Allowed?

Even as condos and co-ops around the Northeast have loosened pet restrictions to increase marketability during the recession, not all New Jersey buildings and HOAs have jumped on the bandwagon. Co-ops, most of which do not hav…

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Owner Relations Handling Home Based Businesses
2011 February Handling Home Based Businesses

 According to U.S. Small Business Administration statistics, over half of all  small businesses begun in the last decade have been home-based—that's more than 24 million in real numbers—with a new home-based business being launched every 1…

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Owner Relations Snow on the Roof
2011 February Snow on the Roof

 The winter months bring us a more heightened awareness of what a major snowstorm  can do to our commute to school or work and, our voicemails if we are a  property manager. However, with the heavy snow comes a very real potential for stru…

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Owner Relations How to Get Heard
2011 February How to Get Heard

As a condo owner, you’ve got a gripe. Whether it’s about Mrs. Smith’s poodle barking all day, the neighbor’s teenaged son, who blasts his heavy metal music full-volume when his parents aren’t home, or a long-coveted parking space that ha…

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Owner Relations Duty vs. Neighbors
2011 February Duty vs. Neighbors

 Getting elected to the board of one's co-op or condo building is usually a very  positive thing: it gives a person the chance to play a part in the preservation  of their community, and also gives them the opportunity to leave it in bette…

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