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Yet Another Three Condo Association Facilities Project Ideas

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Maintaining top-notch facilities is critical to having a top-notch building.  Your Condo Association facilities committee is a major driver of improving quality of life and even property value through contributing to your community.  If you’ve already evaluated all of the previous ideas for Condo Association facilities committee project ideas – we’ve got you covered with yet more project...

Three Odd Condo Association Issues

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There are numerous challenges of being on a Condo Association Board.  You are expected to be a leader, adjudicate rules, and manage large budgets.  What you don’t get prepared for is the weird and frustrating stuff. Some things are zombie issues that just won’t die.  During my lengthy tenure on a Condo Association Board, here are some odd Condo Association issues I never thought I’d deal with...

Three More Condo Association Facilities Committee Projects

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Condo Association committees can have a tremendously positive impact upon your community.  When they are managed correctly, their ability to contribute and make your community a better place to live is significant.  In the last edition, we covered several important ideas for Condo Association facilities Committee projects.  These included an environmental review, landscape review, and security...

Tips for Urgent Condo Association Repairs

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Things breaking is part of life in any home, and a Condo is no different.  Even with the best preventative maintenance schedule, you may have unexpected part failures or have a system fail due to external factors, like weather.  These can result in inconveniences you can live with until repairs are made – for example, losing one of six elevators.  In other cases, you may have things that need to...

Four Ways to Identify Condo Association Consultants

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Today’s post was inspired by a reader’s email seeking advice on how to identify good vendors and technical representation.  This is a great question, particularly on the technical representation side.  Technical representation is a key resource that your Condo Association needs to have to be successful.  Your Condo likely has numerous major systems – roofs, facade, concrete, elevators...

Tips for Maintaining Condo Environmental Systems

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There are many things that a Condo Association must look to provide for its Owners.  At the highest level, they boil down to the big three: safety, security, and transparency.  In pursuit of this goal, there are certain key building systems that are critical to maintain.  Of particular importance is maintaining Condo environmental systems, such as your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air...

The Secret to a Well-Maintained Condo Association

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Everyone wants to live in a well-maintained Condo Association – the kind where things are well-kept, orderly, and picturesque.  There is no denying that money plays a part in this process.  You need to ensure your Condo is properly funding things like maintenance, landscaping, and more.  However, there is a secret that many Condo Associations don’t know.  The secret to a well-maintained...

Three Condo Association Project Red Flags

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When you’re carrying out a major project, you’re bound to encounter issues.  Unhappy Owners, unexpected “surprises” during the project, and other challenges are to be expected.  A challenging issue is figuring out what problems are part of the normal lifecycle of a project and which ones are signs of a bad performer.   Here are three Condo Association project red flags that Boards and Management...

Condo Association Repair Project Questions to Consider

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Major projects within a Condo Association are a part of life.  Over time, things break down and need to be rehabilitated and repaired.  If you have strong reserves and don’t need a special assessment, the projects are somewhat straightforward.  However, depending on the project, you’re going to have impacts to your Owners.  Before starting any major project, here are Condo Association repair...

Three Things No One Tells Prospective Condo Buyers

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Buying a new home is always exciting.  Condominiums are often ideal for people who have smaller (or no) families, don’t want to have to directly worry about maintenance, or desire the prime geographic location of a Condominium.  While Condos are a great investment for many people, they also include challenges and potential downsides that most people aren’t told or don’t know about.  Here...

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