2017 November
Focus on... Building Maintenance/Expo

Maintenance Self-Managing Maintenance
2017 November Self-Managing Maintenance

Whether because of convenience, the desire for autonomy, or a tight budget, some condo and HOA communities opt not to retain an outside management company or an agent to handle their respective day-to-day administrative and maintenance need…

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Maintenance Optimizing HVAC
2017 November Optimizing HVAC

Everyone loves the turning of the seasons, what with leaves changing, snow falling, pools opening and the like. But Mother Nature has little concern for the comfort of humans, so fluctuating temperatures bring the need for residential heati…

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Real Estate Trends The Cooperator Expo Chicagoland Returns!
2017 November The Cooperator Expo Chicagoland Returns!

On Wednesday, November 15th,  hundreds of board members, managers, building owners, and condo, HOA and co-op residents will flock to the Navy Pier Convention Center in Chicago from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for the autumn edition of The Coope…

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Maintenance Glass and Metal Façade Maintenance
2017 November Glass and Metal Façade Maintenance

Many an apartment-dweller dreams of waking up, pulling back the drapes or raising the blinds, and gazing out their floor-to-ceiling windows toward the horizon, sunlight flooding the space around them.  For the lucky few that’s not a fantasy…

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Management Property Management Software and Apps
2017 November Property Management Software and Apps

As anyone with a smartphone, tablet or laptop knows, technology makes life easier in countless ways. The management of co-op and condo properties is no different, with new digital tools emerging all the time to streamline, facilitate and im…

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Maintenance Managing Snow & Ice
2017 November Managing Snow & Ice

Being a board member, manager, or maintenance staff member for a building or HOA obviously comes with numerous responsibilities. Chief among those is being ready and able to deal with risks, issues and hazards that pose potential threats to…

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Board Operations Board Arrears
2017 November Board Arrears

One of the most difficult issues for board members and residents of co-ops, condominiums and HOAs is that of arrearages.  The problem poses practical, procedural and ethical issues and can ultimately lead to legal repercussions.  Sadly, and…

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Maintenance Laundry Room Maintenance
2017 November Laundry Room Maintenance

Can you imagine living in a condo or HOA that doesn’t have a laundry room? These days, having on-site laundry facilities for residents isn’t an amenity – it’s a necessity, and keeping yours functional and well-maintained is just as importan…

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