Category: Recreation

Recreation The Community Hub
2015 May The Community Hub

Condos, co-ops and HOAs draw prospective residents with a wide variety of appealing features, from proximity to an office or family member to amazing views, to the concept of having someone else mow the lawn, fix the roof, and maintain the…

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Recreation All is Illuminated
2013 May All is Illuminated

 Call it the Ikea-fication of America. It seems that more and more people are  getting interested in design, especially when it comes to their own home. In  decades past, household furniture and decorations didn't vary a whole lot.  Growin…

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Recreation It's Fun Being Green
2013 May It's Fun Being Green

 More and more, developers and boards are opting to “go green” when embarking on new construction projects or updating an existing property.  Innovations and upgrades include solar roofs, energy efficient lighting and  appliances that use …

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Recreation The Play's the Thing
2013 May The Play's the Thing

 Back in the day when most of us were little kids, playgrounds largely consisted  of swing-sets, teeter-totters, some monkey bars, and maybe a metal slide or  two, along with the requisite basketball hoops and tetherball set-up.    …

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Recreation Equal Access
2012 May Equal Access

For some Chicagoans, planning daily errands and activities can be as tricky as mountaineering. These folks live with disabilities, are elderly, or for whatever reason have had their mobility compromised—even temporarily. For them, getti…

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

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

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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 Choosing the Right Property Manager
2011 May Choosing the Right Property Manager

 Choosing the right property management company is a tedious but important task  for any Board of Directors.    The use of a Request For Proposal (RFP) process by a cooperative board will  greatly enhance the selection of the most a…

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Recreation Worth the Rent?
2011 May Worth the Rent?

There's no denying it: the housing bubble has definitely burst. And while there is still some speculation on how, when and why, most financial experts agree that the correction and balancing process has begun—though it will likely be lo…

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