Great Service: Does Your Property Manager Have What It Takes?
Mar 02, 2020
Not all property managers have what they need to give you great service. Learn what it takes to be a great property manager.
Four Ways to Set Decoration Policies without Ruining the Holiday Party
Nov 19, 2019
The holiday season is upon us, and nothing puts you in a festive spirit like pulling your holiday decorations out of storage. Many people derive a sense of community and comfort from seeing familiar decorations at the same time each year.
Tis the Season…Will Your Holiday Packages Arrive Safely and on Time?
Nov 19, 2019
It’s that wonderful time of year! Many of us are shopping online to get that perfect gift for our loved ones. And, for those doing last-minute shopping, we don’t want to have to worry that something will go wrong with our deliveries.
How to Communicate: What Your Board Should Know and Do
Nov 14, 2019
You want your community association to be successful. All board members do. You know that means watching the finances carefully and maintaining the property. But do you think about effective board communication as an ingredient in your recipe for success? It is!
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Planning Your High-Rise Maintenance and Capital Improvements
Oct 21, 2019
Your association should never have to rely on a special assessment for a capital expense that could have been foreseen – or even prevented. Here are five tips to keep your Chicago high-rise condominium association's budget in the black and keep up with maintenance and capital improvements.
Slow and Steady: 5 Surprising Benefits of Raising Your Dues
Oct 08, 2019
It’s that time of year again – budget season is upon us. You know the things to consider when creating your budget, but what drives your process? Are you focused on achieving a particular vision for your community? Avoiding conflict in the community? Solely looking to avoid increasing dues?
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Community Association Terms That Every Board Member Should Know
Aug 15, 2019
New to a condo or homeowners association, or need a refresher? We put together some vocabulary you will want to be familiar with.
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Building Security Tips for the Holiday Season
Dec 03, 2018
Security risks increase exponentially during the holiday seasons for high-rise buildings. Many residents travel for the holidays, move to warmer weather during the winter months, or have an influx of guests and family members in and out. These factors make it easy for intruders to make it into the building, especially if there are no procedures in place to track the many people and deliveries in and out of the building.
Is Your Management Company a Good Communicator?
Nov 16, 2018
Is good communication important to your property management company? Use this questionaire to find out.
How to Improve Communication in Your Association
Nov 06, 2018
As a homeowner, you can do your part to make communication in your community association better. Find out how.