2014 March
Focus on... Exterior Maintenance

Maintenance Keeping it Clean
2014 March Keeping it Clean

Living in New Jersey can be something of a dirty job. And because of the task of cleaning off months (or years) of accumulated grime and dirt from the exterior of a building takes much more than a scrub-brush and a bottle of Windex; it req…

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Maintenance Staying Ahead of Trouble
2014 March Staying Ahead of Trouble

Remember the old jingle, ‘it takes a licking and keeps on ticking’? It was the famous tagline from the Timex watch advertisements. The gist of the ad is that no matter what you threw at it, a Timex watch kept working. If you think ab…

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Maintenance Keeping the Sky from Falling
2014 March Keeping the Sky from Falling

Walk down any street in any of New Jersey’s major cities and you may have to step around or go under one of the ubiquitous steel-and-plywood structures that shade urban sidewalks, more often than not festooned with wheat-pasted posters for…

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Maintenance Up on the Roof
2014 March Up on the Roof

In New Jersey, it's common for luxury condos to install recreational facilities on their rooftops—pools, hot tubs, decks and similar areas for socializing. You are also likely to find heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system…

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Management Pay Attention to the Details
2014 March Pay Attention to the Details

When it comes to work in, on, or around a residential building, there’s really no such thing as a small job. Whether a minor fix or a major capital improvement, there are a number of factors that determine the success of a project, particu…

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Law & Legislation Dishes & Towers
2014 March Dishes & Towers

With the advent of relatively cheap and accessible television source options such as Verizon’s FiOS TV, Cablevision’s Optimum and Comcast’s Xfinity, it might surprise some to hear that the seemingly antiquated satellite dish is still a mai…

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Neighborhoods Summit, New Jersey
2014 March Summit, New Jersey

Summit has been described as the Beverly Hills of New Jersey. It is a community comprised of Manhattan's financial elites and known for its real estate, good schools and its New Jersey Transit rail link to Wall Street. The township has lon…

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Q&A Q&A: Rental Rules Not Enforced
2014 March Q&A: Rental Rules Not Enforced

b>Q My condo board rarely enforces rules, especially with respect to certain unit owners. Some are now renting, and I would like my family to be able to do so also. It is really bizarre because the board members, who are adamant about no re…

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Q&A Q&A: Need Info on Special Assessments
2014 March Q&A: Need Info on Special Assessments

Can a board ask for $3.5 million in a special assessment and not delineate the projects or dollar amounts to the owners? The unit owners have a vague idea what the board wants to do but we have no idea of the scope of the projects, no start…

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