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  • The Surprising Way to Stretch Your Association's Dollars

    If you're on the board of a condo, co-op, high-rise or HOA, you know that managing your homeowner's association budget is a major priority. You've likely explored many ways to save money and get the best deals, while still maintaining a high level of service.
  • 2020 HOA Budget Trends: What Has Changed?

    Have HOA budgets changed in 2020? Find out what 7 trends have shaped association budget planning this year.
  • Cyber Security and Your HOA, Part Two: The Board’s Role in Data Safety

    Be honest: As a board member for your homeowners association (HOA), how much do you think about cyber security? More and more, hackers are targeting small businesses – and remember, your HOA is a small business. In part two of this three-part series, we offer tips that your board should take to keep your community safe from hackers.
  • Financial Statements 101 – the What, Why and How

    Your board took the time to create a solid budget your association can stick to. Now how do you regularly measure your success at doing so? Regularly generated financial statements are the best tool for keeping an eye on the fiscal fitness of your association.
  • 5 Surprising Reasons to Raise Your HOA Assessments

    If your main concern is to avoid increasing assessments, you may want to reconsider. As a board member, one of your primary fiduciary responsibilities is to protect property values, and assessments are an investment that helps do just that.
  • HOA Reserve Funds: 6 Tips to Improve Your Returns

    Are you really getting the best returns on your reserve funds? Most Nevada board members aren’t sure. Learn six ways to improve your reserve fund returns.
  • Making Your HOA’s Money Go Farther

    An important job when you are on the board of a homeowners association (HOA) is to properly manage the HOA budget. One way that you probably do this is by trying to get the highest-quality products and services at the lowest possible prices. Sure, it’s great to save a couple of hundred dollars, but what if you could save even more? Some Nevada communities have done just that.
  • How Do You Manage HOA Reserves During a Crisis?

    It’s vital to prepare for the future and take steps to protect your association reserve funds. Here are 3 ways to manage reserves during a crisis.
  • Preventative Maintenance Tips for High-Rise Buildings

    FirstService Residential offers tips on spring preventative maintenance for high-rise buildings.
  • 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.
  • What You and Your HOA Need to Know About Short-Term Rentals

    From Las Vegas to Lake Tahoe, Nevada attracts a multitude of tourists and convention attendees. One type of lodging that has gained popularity among visitors is renting a room, a high-rise unit, or an entire house from a homeowner. This may seem like a great way for homeowners to make some extra cash while giving travelers a way to avoid the cost of more expensive hotels. However, there are a number of things to consider before deciding to rent out your home—especially if you belong to an HOA.
  • 6 Major Property Management Benefits to Having a Management Company Manage Your Staff

    There are numerous reasons why working with a management company can help your community achieve its vision and goals. Read on to learn 6 of the major benefits you can experience when you transition from managing your own staff to having a staff ran by a management company.
  • How Can My Association Fund Capital Improvements?

    Nothing lasts forever…and when it comes time to replace your high-rise roof, community pool or to add new amenities, your association will need to determine how to pay for it. All of these things – significant repairs and replacements, as well as new construction – are considered capital improvements.
  • 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.
  • Alternative Amenity Programming for Residential Buildings

    Following the temporary closure of fitness centers, interior lounges and other amenity spaces, boards and building owners may want to consider offering alternative programming for residents.
  • Enforcing Condo and Co-op House Rules the Right Way

    How can you ensure that shareholders/unit owners comply with the established rules without your board becoming the "building bad guys"?
  • Fast Facts About the Tax Certiorari Process in New York City

    Everything you need to know about the tax certiorari process in New York.
  • Keeping Your Budget Healthy in the Age of COVID-19

    As you begin to work on next year’s budget, it’s important to look for ways to save your building money to offset those unplanned expenses and potential revenue shortfalls.
  • Why Should You Increase Your Condo Maintenance Fees?

    Maintenance fees are an investment in the future of your building. Don’t be afraid to increase co-op or condo fees slowly and steadily to maintain high property values.
  • How Can My Association Fund Capital Improvements?

    Nothing lasts forever…and when it comes time to replace your high-rise roof, community pool or to add new amenities, your association will need to determine how to pay for it. All of these things – significant repairs and replacements, as well as new construction – are considered capital improvements.
  • 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.
  • Condominium Corporation Budgets: Creating a Road Map to Success

    It’s budget season! Are you stressed? Concerned about a potential dues increase or a large capital project that’s looming in the future? The word “budget” can be scary, so thinking about creating next year’s budget is daunting for many homeowners boards. We’d like to change that. In fact, we don’t want you to view next year’s budget as a task at all.
  • How a preventive maintenance plan can prepare your condo for all seasons

    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.
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