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Creating Fair and Effective Rules for Community Living Buildings

How familiar are you with the rules and regulations and bylaws? In residential communities, it's standard that boards set rules for living for residents and guests. Some rules are usually pretty standard. Common areas are smoke free, there are pet limits, no excessive noise during quiet hours. These rules are usually drafted to benefit the [...]

By | June 18th, 2018|Co-Ops, Condo, Property Management|

Practicing Safety and Security for Your Co-Op or Condo

You probably already know the basics. Don't make sure someone comes in behind you without a key or who does not belong to the building, and don't buzz in a visitor you don't know. But is that enough? Whether a condo or a co-op, the community that is informed on safety measures and how to [...]

By | May 8th, 2018|Co-Ops, Condo, Property Management|

Property Management Contracts 101

When it comes to property management and contracts, how much do you know? Buildings of a certain size require professional management to keep everything running. Hiring management companies to run a building starts with a contract. Want to discover what property management contracts actually involve, then read on and find out more. Property managers usually [...]

By | April 25th, 2018|Co-Ops, Condo, Property Management|

All About Co-Ops and DIY Improvement

Co-op owners enjoy planning improvements and changes as much as any other homeowner. However, if they want to modify some things, they may have to consult the board and await approval. It depends on the co-op board and what the project is too. So when can you feel free to perform co-op maintenance and when [...]

By | March 22nd, 2018|Co-Ops|

What’s Involved When You Inherit a Condo or Co-Op

Have you recently inherited a condo or co-op, may in the future, or are planning on leaving your condo or co-op to someone in your will? When it comes to inheriting real estate, inheriting a co-op or a condo can get a little complicated. Read on to find out more about this topic. The first [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Co-Ops, Condo|

Handling Neighbor Conflict

Things get worse when the situation can get emotional. Small irritations turn into large ones, or perhaps you've been working too much and it just feels like the things your neighbors do are driving you crazy. Whether it's noise, smell, fighting, rudeness, or even someone taking your parking space, property management deals with these complaints [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Co-Ops|

How to Buy a Condo in a Competitive Market

The condo housing market can be competitive! Condos can sell quickly, depending on the area. You have to be on your game in order to have a chance at getting the condo that you want. Condo shopping can be very difficult in a fast-paced market, and buying can be even more difficult! We've put together [...]

By | April 15th, 2017|Co-Ops|

Co-Op Ownership: Pros & Cons of Owning a Co-Op

Owning a cooperative can be a very big decision. Co-ops are different than a condo and are not always available in all areas but are frequently a choice for many in big cities. They are commonly exclusive and often located in business districts or metropolitan areas. So what are co-ops or cooperatives exactly? Co-ops are [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|Co-Ops|