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  • Four Ways to Set Decoration Policies without Ruining the Holiday Party

    The holiday season is upon us, and nothing puts you in a festive spirit like pulling your holiday decorations out of storage. Many people derive a sense of community and comfort from seeing familiar decorations at the same time each year.
  • How an Integrated Maintenance Plan Can Keep Your HOA From Walking on Thin Ice

    Cold weather will soon be upon us, so now is the time for your homeowner association (HOA) to make sure your maintenance program is on track. As brutal as Chicago 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. Don’t get caught in the cold!
  • How to Communicate: What Your Board Should Know and Do

    You want your community association to be successful. All board members do. You know that means watching the finances carefully and maintaining the property. But do you think about effective board communication as an ingredient in your recipe for success? It is!
  • Patricia Bialek Receives Community Manager of the Year Award

    Pat Bialek, VP Property Management, was named Community Association Manager of the Year at the Excellence Awards and Winter Gala hosted by the Community Associations Institute (CAI), Illinois Chapter. As the first-ever winner of this prestigious award, Pat was recognized for her exemplary knowledge, ethics, professionalism and skills in financial, administrative and facilities management.
  • Planning Your High-Rise Maintenance and Capital Improvements

    Your association should never have to rely on a special assessment for a capital expense that could have been foreseen – or even prevented. Here are five tips to keep your Chicago high-rise condominium association's budget in the black and keep up with maintenance and capital improvements.
  • Great Service: Does Your Property Manager Have What It Takes?

    Not all property managers have what they need to give you great service. Learn what it takes to be a great property manager.
  • Tis the Season…Will Your Holiday Packages Arrive Safely and on Time?

    It’s that wonderful time of year! Many of us are shopping online to get that perfect gift for our loved ones. And, for those doing last-minute shopping, we don’t want to have to worry that something will go wrong with our deliveries.
  • How an Integrated Maintenance Plan Can Keep Your Minnesota Condominium or Townhome from Walking on Thin Ice

    Having an integrated plan is the key to proactively addressing your property's maintenance needs. Here are 4 tips to help you review or start yours today.
  • How to Communicate: What Your Board Should Know and Do

    Whether you live in a townhome, high-rise or an HOA, you want your community association to be successful. All board members do. You know that means watching the finances carefully and maintaining the property. But do you think about effective board communication as an ingredient in your recipe for success? It is!
  • Tis the Season…Will Your Holiday Packages Arrive Safely and on Time?

    It’s that wonderful time of year! Many of us are shopping online to get that perfect gift for our loved ones. And, for those doing last-minute shopping, we don’t want to have to worry that something will go wrong with our deliveries.
  • What Should you Expect from a Property Manager

    Not all property managers have what they need to give you great service. Learn what it takes to be a great property manager.
  • 6 Ways to Maximize Committees

    Community members join committees because they want to make a difference. That’s great, but sometimes, as they say, life gets in the way. Let’s not forget that committee members are all volunteers, which means it might take something a little extra to keep them motivated.
  • Four Ways to Set Decoration Policies without Ruining the Holiday Party

    The holiday season is upon us, and nothing puts you in a festive like pulling your holiday decorations out of storage. Many people derive a sense of community and comfort from seeing familiar decorations at the same time each year.
  • How an HOA Preventative Maintenance Plan Can Keep Your Community From Walking on Thin Ice

    Cold weather will soon be upon us, so now is the time for your homeowners association (HOA) to make sure your maintenance program is on track. As brutal as Missouri 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.
  • How to Communicate: What Your Board Should Know and Do

    You want your community association to be successful. All board members do. You know that means watching the finances carefully and maintaining the property. But do you think about effective board communication as an ingredient in your recipe for success? It is!
  • Nine Ways to Avoid HOA Conflict of Interest in Your Board

    Having a fiduciary responsibility to your homeowners association means putting the interests of your community first. Even the perception of a HOA board conflicts of interest can put you and your association at risk. Learn the nine things you can do to recognize and avoid potential issues.
  • What Should you Expect from a Property Manager

    Not all property managers have what they need to give you great service. Learn what it takes to be a great property manager.
  • HOA Committees and Volunteers: 8 Tips to Rally Residents

    An effective Nevada homeowners association will not only recruit great volunteers and committee members, but will empower them to help improve the community. The question is – how do you get there?
  • 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.
  • 8 Questions to Ask and How to Choose a Property Management Company

    Do you know what questions to ask a prospective property management company? Check out our list to make sure you have all the right information before making a choice.
  • Mann Magazine Feature: FirstService Residential Partners with Community Access

    FirstService Residential New York, the largest property management firm in New York City, is no stranger to making a difference every day for each and every one of the 225,000 residents that reside in the properties it manages.
  • Four Ways to Set Decoration Policies without Ruining the Holiday Party

    The holiday season is upon us, and nothing puts you in a festive mood than pulling your holiday decorations out of storage. Many people derive a sense of community and comfort from seeing familiar decorations at the same time each year.
  • How to Communicate: What Your Board Should Know and Do

    You want your condo community to be successful. All board members do. You know that means watching the finances carefully and maintaining the property. But do you think about effective board communication as an ingredient in your recipe for success? It is!
  • Scary Fun: Halloween Safety Tips for Your Family and Community

    Halloween is right around the corner and before it arrives there are many precautions we must take to ensure our kids and community are safe. As we prepare to celebrate let’s go over a checklist of safety measures we can take to make sure the little ghosts and goblins throughout our community are safe.
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