2018 May
Focus on... Design

Design Managing Interior Projects
2018 May Managing Interior Projects

Sometimes, even with the best of intentions, things go wrong. When it comes to a design project in a multifamily building, be it a lobby renovation, a roof deck build-out, or a repainting the common hallways, the ‘wrong’ part can involve an…

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Design The Value of Redecorating
2018 May The Value of Redecorating

There are plenty of reasons why a condominium, co-op or homeowners’ association might see fit to spruce up its common areas. Dated décor, seasonal inspiration, excess cash on-hand, or just sheer boredom with the current look all come to min…

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Design Residential Architecture Trends
2018 May Residential Architecture Trends

Through the ages, architecture and design have been symbols of evolution and change within societies. From the grandeur of the ancient world, to the Baroque and Romanesque masterpieces of the late Renaissance, and to the towering fancies of…

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Real Estate Trends Campfire Tales
2018 May Campfire Tales

People often say, “If these walls could talk...”, when considering the variety of experiences that a room  has absorbed over the years and would now relate if it only could. But while talking walls are a purely hypothetical construct, prope…

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Management Concierge Services
2018 May Concierge Services

Everyone can use a little help now and again. The residents of condominiums, co-ops or homeowners’ associations are no exception. There are tons of tasks that just cannot be left up to the board or residents, who are busy people themselves,…

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Board Operations Diversifying Your Board
2018 May Diversifying Your Board

A democracy fares best when its constituents are proportionally represented. For all intents and purposes, the board of a condominium, cooperative, or homeowners’ association is a democratically-elected entity, and as such, one could argue …

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Q&A Q&A: When an HOA Threatens to Seize a Unit
2018 May Q&A: When an HOA Threatens to Seize a Unit

Q. My HOA has threatened to confiscate my unit because I withheld/escrowed my June assessment soon after I learned the board refused to communicate or cooperate with my insurance company who was to cover other losses. This isn’t in the by…

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Q&A Q&A: Meeting Minutes
2018 May Q&A: Meeting Minutes

Q. Many owners have questions about what happens at the monthly board meetings. Our board refuses to release any meeting minutes to the owners. Also, the board has told me that they do not record in the minutes who voted for what. Can the…

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