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Choosing a Great Home: Co-Op or Condo? 

You've dreamed of getting a place of your own for a long time, and now you're finally ready to buy. When you've put so much effort into saving up to buy a home, you want to be sure that it's just perfect. You've debated getting a condo and flip-flopped over whether to apply to a [...]

By | August 15th, 2018|Tips & Tricks|

Experts Offer Tips on Best Board Practices

  Are you on a board? Some people may hear 'best board practices' and may think of surfing. Well, that's far less likely when you belong to the board of your condo or your co-op, as you immediately equate the word board with your position on it! Whether you've been a member for some time [...]

By | July 30th, 2018|Property Management, Tips & Tricks|

Do What You Can: Making the Most Out of Small Kitchen Spaces

People who endure small kitchens often do it because they have to. Maybe they live in a tiny apartment in New York City. Perhaps all that co-op living affords does not include a spacious kitchen and cooking space. And of course, an efficiency or studio anything is rarely bursting with counter space and all of [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Tips & Tricks|

Freeze-Proofing Your Condo for the Winter

It's the dead of winter, and the polar vortexes are still swirling. You may have taken care of some of your winter prep work before the season started, but that doesn't mean your work is done. Have you ever heard of working during the winter to protect your home? Many houses and condos are going [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|Tips & Tricks|

How to Remove Pests and Save Your Living Space

Pests are a part of everyday life. When you're moving into a new place and you're a proud condo owner for the first time (or just have a problem with pests), we're happy to bring you all the tips and tricks you need. Now that you own a condo, the upkeep is largely your responsibility. [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Tips & Tricks|

All About Condo Associations

When it comes to your future home, there are a lot of choices! So when you're deciding what type of home you want for your future dream house, it makes a lot of sense to consider all your options. This includes apartments, houses, and even condos-- yes, condos! While you may never have considered joining [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Tips & Tricks|

How to Survive the Co-op Board Approval Process

When it comes to buying apartments, in some areas you have to contend with the co-op before you can even be allowed to buy and live in an apartment! That's right, there's a review process and everything. It can be a little stressful to have this huge prospective apartment that you want to buy, but [...]

By | October 13th, 2016|Tips & Tricks|

How to Prepare Emotionally for Buying Your First Condo 

Considering purchasing a home can be stressful for a first time condo buyer. The process is not so cut and dry as it might seem; buying any home for the first time is a huge milestone. If you know what you're in for emotionally, it can be a simpler and easier experience. Read on to [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|Tips & Tricks|

Quick Tips to Cool Off Your Summer Utility Bills

The warm weather and that smell of blooming flowers are not all about summer. This awesome season can turn uneconomical and 'eat' into your budget if you are not keen enough on the utility bills. Take a look at these useful, pocket-friendly tricks to get you started during summer. Use well-regulated fans Fans add a [...]

By | August 31st, 2016|Tips & Tricks|