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  • 3 Strategies to Keep HOA Assessments Stable and Add Value

    There are valid reasons to raise assessments, but in some cases, you may be able to go a different route. Here are three strategies to save your HOA money and keep assessments stable.
  • How Does Your Community Rate?

    Do you know how your community rates to newer communities? What can you do to change your image? Find out how you can be keep your rating up in this new article by Erin O'Reilly that was featured in Management Trends.
  • Vetting Vendors: A Path to Success

    Replacing a trusted vendor or finding a new one can be a challenge. How can you have peace of mind that the vendors you’re considering are right for you? Follow the tips below to help screen potential vendors and get the best fit for your association.
  • Getting Your Building’s Spring Cleaning Started

    As building managers begin property inspection, they note the necessary repairs for winter damage as they make their rounds through the community. The spring season is a time for renewal and a fresh look, so being able to properly landscape around the building is of utmost importance.
  • How an Integrated Maintenance Plan Can Keep Your Condominium From Walking on Thin Ice

    Cold weather will soon be upon us, so now is the time to make sure your condominium maintenance program is on track. As brutal as Ontario’s winters can be, you certainly don’t want to discover a leak in your roof during a heavy snowfall or have a boiler stop working during a record cold spell.
  • Rules are Rules: How to Enforce Neighborhood Covenants

    Managing association covenant enforcement can be difficult in any community. Restrictions for every community can be different, and it can be a challenge to keep the rules fair, reasonable and equally applied to all homeowners. Read on for some basic guidelines that will make navigating through these issues a little easier.
  • How to Choose the Best Association Management Company in Texas - 10 Questions You Need to Ask Today

    How do you determine which property management company will provide you with the best service? Here are 10 questions that you should ask when consulting with property or homeowner association (HOA) management companies to help you make the important decision.
  • Landscaping and Property Maintenance Tips to Add More Green to Community Property Values

    It’s often said that you should never judge a book by its cover. However, the front-line curb appeal of a community can make a difference in the value of every property in a neighborhood. This is one reason current and potential homeowners consider landscaping and common-area maintenance so important.
  • Municipal Duties Move to ‘Burbs as HOAs Must Step In

    John Friedrichsen, Senior Vice President & CFO of FirstService Residential parent company FirstService Corporation, is quoted in USA Today about how HOAs benefit from the value-added services provided by leading professional management companies.
  • Prioritizing and Managing Your Community's Property Maintenance and Improvement Needs

    Handling day-to-day maintenance and making necessary improvements are critical responsibilities for any homeowners association (HOA). And when your serve on your association’s board of directors, they can quickly become overwhelming if you don’t have a good system in place to manage them. So how do you make sure that your maintenance staff is able to handle that long list of tasks that need to get done so that your community runs smoothly and retains its appeal?
  • 3 Ways to Fund Your Condominium Corporation Replacements and Major Repairs

    At one time or another, every condominium corporation has to spend money on replacing equipment or making major repairs. Whether that means replacing a roof, installing a new ventilation system or any other big-ticket project, they are a necessity. But how should your condo corporation pay for them?
  • Condominium Property Management: Self-Manage or Hire a Professional?

    Self-managing your condominium property may seem like it saves money, but does it really? Why the cheapest property management option may not be the best.
  • Potted Plants are Not Ashtrays

    It seems innocent, but a surprising number of balcony and backyard fires are unintentionally started by disposal of smoking material in a potted plant or planter box. In a condominium environment this can have, and has had, disastrous consequences. And it's not just a summertime problem.
  • Preventative Roof Maintenance is Crucial to the Sustainability and Longevity of Your Roof

    We can all agree there are many important elements to a housing structure, but your roof is probably the most important. Changing temperatures, snow accumulation, large amounts of rain, ice dams and high winds can all cause major damage to condominiums, townhomes and single-family homes. These harsh weather conditions can create all sorts of problems, from minor leaks to major cave-ins that can cost a condominium corporation thousands to repair.
  • 4 HOA Strategies to Cut Costs and Maintain Assessments

    There are valid reasons to raise assessments, but in some cases, you may be able to go a different route. Here are four strategies to save your HOA money and keep assessments stable.
  • Local Law 97 Updates: Building Energy Grades & Emissions Compliance

    Local Law 97 impacts roughly 50,000 buildings across the city, a majority of which are multifamily residential properties.
  • 12 To-Do’s for Ultimate HOA Landscaping Maintenance!

    A good spring-cleaning can do wonders for your community association. Here are some tips to get your started.
  • Ask the Experts: Rising Costs in Community Association Insurance

    Insurance costs are rising, and budgeting for higher insurance premiums has become increasingly challenging for associations. Learn best practices for managing insurance premium increases.
  • 7 Risks and Rewards for Self-Managed Associations

    As a community association board member, knowing the risks of self-managed associations and the rewards of working with a professional management partner are essential. Check out our list of the 7 top risks and rewards.
  • 7 Risks and Rewards for Self-Managed Associations

    As a community association board member, knowing the risks of self-managed associations and the rewards of working with a professional management partner are essential. Check out our list of the 7 top risks and rewards.
  • 7 Risks and Rewards for Self-Managed Associations

    As a community association board member, knowing the risks of self-managed associations and the rewards of working with a professional management partner are essential. Check out our list of the 7 top risks and rewards.
  • 7 Risks and Rewards for Self-Managed Associations

    As a community association board member, knowing the risks of self-managed associations and the rewards of working with a professional management partner are essential. Check out our list of the 7 top risks and rewards.
  • Fact or Fiction? 7 Property Management Myths – Debunked

    Even the best self-managed HOAs and condo communities can’t do it all. Learn the truth behind 7 common property management myths to help you make the right choice.
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