2012 May
Focus on... Recreational Amenities & Programs/Expo

Mark Your Calendar for Expo 2012
2012 May Mark Your Calendar for Expo 2012

 For half a decade now, The New Jersey Cooperator’s Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo has been the annual must-attend event for the Garden State’s property managers, board members, real estate professionals, shareholders and  unit owners. Returning …

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Recreation Building Community Online
2012 May Building Community Online

It’s hard to imagine how quickly technology has evolved during our lifetimes, and much of that change is a result of how much closer we’ve become—virtually, that is. Whether it’s finding cheap plane tickets, or a restaurant for a Saturda…

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Recreation Space, the Final Frontier
2012 May Space, the Final Frontier

This is about the easiest decision—the closest thing to a no-brainer—a co-op or condo board of directors will ever need to consider: what to do with vacant space. Install storage lockers. If you already have storage lockers, inst…

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Recreation Attractive Perks
2012 May Attractive Perks

You’ve got the perfect couple looking into buying a condo in your building. And they love everything about the unit. But here’s the catch—they also love everything about another building’s unit. They can’t decide which to buy. …

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Recreation Managing In-Unit Amenities
2012 May Managing In-Unit Amenities

In an online forum, Sharon complains about her upstairs neighbor and begs for advice. Her neighbor had installed a washing machine in her unit, even though there was one already downstairs for the residents of her six-unit building to …

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Real Estate Trends Water Conservation
2012 May Water Conservation

Water, water everywhere, and not a drop to drink,” goes the old saying. When there’s a water shortage, that saying takes on new meaning—not only is there not a drop to drink, but not a drop to water the lawns. And what is the Garden State…

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Management Dealing with Delinquent Owners
2012 May Dealing with Delinquent Owners

 By and large, a board and management company can expect payment from residents  for monthly fees to be received on time and in full. These all-important funds  keep day-to-day operations moving forward without hiccups. There are  situatio…

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Finance The Northeast Spa & Pool Association
2012 May The Northeast Spa & Pool Association

As the weather gets warmer with the arrival of spring, condo, HOA and co-op residents are getting the urge to cool off in their community swimming pool or relax in their heated clubhouse spa. But before that can happen there’s…

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Real Estate Trends Parking Practices
2012 May Parking Practices

 In some densely-populated New Jersey cities and townships, parking is a big deal—it’s hard to find exactly the right space when you need it and when you do find it,  it’s usually very expensive. Since parking spaces are such a hot commodi…

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Neighborhoods Secaucus, New Jersey
2012 May Secaucus, New Jersey

Many jokes have been made throughout the years at Secaucus' expense. Even its very name causes a few snickers since Secaucus is a derivation of the Algonquin words for “black” and “snake;” a more apt translation is “place of snakes,” no…

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Insurance The Insurance Puzzle
2012 May The Insurance Puzzle

Insurance is a relatively simple concept that any homeowner can understand. You purchase a policy paying a premium to an insurer, and when a claim gets filed, the insurer pays. So in theory, insuring your co-op, condo or HOA should be v…

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Board Operations Hiring Good Help
2012 May Hiring Good Help

Think about this—nearly two million American workers report having been victims of workplace violence each year and, in the United States, fraud committed by employees cost companies approximately $20 billion annually. Workplace theft t…

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Landscaping The Boards Role in Landscaping
2012 May The Boards Role in Landscaping

With spring around the corner, many co-op and condo boards and HOAs start thinking about giving their landscaping design a fresh new look but they want to keep it within their budgets. How can this be accomplished? Some common sense qu…

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Q&A Q&A: Improper Procedure for Board Elections?
2012 May Q&A: Improper Procedure for Board Elections?

Q Our annual meeting was conducted this past week during which three of the  present board members were up for reelection—the president, treasurer (her fiancée) and a board member. All three were re-elected and a fourth elected since  the…

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Q&A Q&A: Presidential Conflict
2012 May Q&A: Presidential Conflict

Q I am the vice president of our board. Just recently we found out through a real estate agent that the president of the board is selling his unit. Does this pose a conflict of interest? In effect, should the president remain the preside…

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