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  • The Importance of Preventative Maintenance in Your High-Rise

    Jun 05, 2017
    Protecting your high-rise with a solid preventative maintenance program will also protect the lifestyle you love and your community association’s budget. Preventative maintenance programs have countless benefits, including extending the life of almost every component and system in your building. A well-executed plan can also help your community optimize its operating budget by predicting when repairs or replacements are most likely to be needed and allowing your community to set aside money for them. How can you get started on a preventative maintenance plan? Check out our advice to get your Pennsylvania high-rise on the right track when it comes to preventative maintenance.
  • Resale Packages 101: Info You Need When Buying Into a Managed Community

    Mar 21, 2017
    For most people, buying a home is the largest investment they make. We all know there’s a lot of paperwork that comes with buying a home, and although it can seem overwhelming, that paperwork is vital for the protection of the buyer, the seller and the community in which the home is located. If you are buying or selling a home in managed community, a resale package is a critical part of that. What is a resale package and why is it important? How do you get one and when do you need it? We sat down with our Director of Resale to get the answers to these and other important questions.
  • Four Secrets to Great Communication in Your Association

    Four Secrets to Great Communication in Your Association

    Feb 06, 2017
    There’s one challenge that plagues all board members, regardless of experience: communication. Part art and part science, communication is the key to building strong relationships and effectively meeting your obligations as a board member for your community association. Here are a few quick tips to ensure communication is flowing in your association.
  • Cyber Security: How Community Residents Can Protect Their Tech

    Cyber Security: How Community Residents Can Protect Their Tech

    Feb 06, 2017
    Why should cyber security be so important to community associations? Do you know what important steps residents in your community can take to protect their technology so that sensitive information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands? This article provides guidelines on how to prevent cyber attacks and tips on increasing cyber security.
  • How to Create a New Revenue Stream from Your Amenities

    How to Create a New Revenue Stream from Your Amenities

    Feb 01, 2017
    Savvy boards are always keeping an eye out for ways to maximize revenue. If you’re interested in ramping up your revenue streams, take a look around and imagine the possibilities. Read tips on how you can generate cash flow from your existing amenities. 
  • Four Communication Essentials of Good Community Management Companies

    Jan 29, 2017
    The foundation of any good relationship is communication. And that also holds true for HOAs and community management companies, regardless of whether we’re talking about a townhome community, high-rise or a master-planned community. Here’s a list of things any good management company should be doing to ensure good communication with its community.
  • Seven Tips to Make Sure Your High-Rise Is Properly Insured

    Jan 29, 2017
    High-rise living is trending! Security, great amenities, convenient locations and concierge services are just a few reasons that people are more in love with vertical living than ever before. Of course, all of that comes with its challenges too, and one of those is insurance. If you are a high-rise property owner, resident or board member looking for the peace of mind that insurance is designed to provide, the best thing you can do is make sure you have the proper coverage. 
  • Ways Board Members Can Keep an Association Safer from Cyber Threats

    Jan 26, 2017
    Technology has made life easier in many ways, and that includes the day-to-day management of your community association. With all of that technology comes some risks. Hackers make careers out of trying to access data for fun and profit. But there are things that you, the board, can do to help keep your community data safe.
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    HOA Board Communication: How to Do It Right

    Jan 25, 2017

    Board members, among all the other things they do, must ensure that residents are properly informed about happenings in the community, upcoming events, policy changes and more. Community residents rely on that information and it needs to be clear and consistent. Consider these guidelines as a roadmap to great communication that will keep everyone on the same path.

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    How to Implement Your Budget

    Jan 23, 2017
    You’ve done all the homework. Crunched the numbers. Your reserve study is complete, your vendor agreements have been checked and your budget is done! Now what? There’s an entire process to creating the budget, followed by implementing it, and clear communication to homeowners, through every step of the process, is the best way to avoid problems.