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Stop! Before Raising Association Fees, Try Cost Containment

Posted on Monday August 20, 2018

No board wants to raise fees. But costs go up – or do they? Learn how cost containment can help keep your VA association fees from increasing.

It’s Not Just Planning: Take Your High-rise Emergency Management to the Next Level

Posted on Tuesday July 03, 2018

Planning for emergencies is step one. Your board also needs to know how to manage those New Jersey high-rise emergencies when they happen.
 

Email Communication

Posted on Tuesday July 03, 2018

You may be unaware that you are opening up all of your emails to scrutiny. When using a personal or work email address to conduct association business, there is a potential liability involved.

An Ounce of Prevention: Emergency Planning Can Save Your Association Trouble and Money

Posted on Tuesday July 03, 2018

Expect the unexpected. Your Virginia community needs to have a plan for emergencies in place. Learn to craft one today.
 

Emergency Preparedness: What You Need to Know & How Your Management Company Can Help

Posted on Monday July 02, 2018

A good emergency plan is critical to the safety of your Pennsylvania high-rise residents and property. Learn how to create one and execute it today.

Communication Makes All the Difference When Dealing with Difficult Residents

Posted on Thursday May 17, 2018

Every community has at least one. You know who they are: the squeaky wheels, the complainers, the busybodies. Difficult residents are a fact of community life.

Promoting Fire Safety in Your Community Association

Posted on Tuesday April 03, 2018

Part of your job as a board member is ensuring the safety of residents in your community association. To that end, it’s important to educate homeowners about possible fire risks and the steps they can take to prevent fire hazards in their homes.  Chances are that fire safety isn’t top of mind for residents. However, home fires are more common than most people realize.

What Your VA Association Needs to Know About Service Dogs and Comfort Animals

Posted on Tuesday February 20, 2018

Service dogs and comfort animals help individuals with disabilities enjoy a greater quality of life. And it’s up to all of us – including condo associations – to ensure they have equal access to the amenities and services all of us should enjoy.

Community Board Elections: A Challenge or an Opportunity

Posted on Tuesday February 20, 2018

How can a community Board of Directors prepare to make their election a positive experience that provides a foundation for the future? Learn more with these guidelines.

Five Reasons to Love Your Community Management Company

Posted on Tuesday February 20, 2018

It’s always great to have a reliable partner by your side. Whether it’s a family member, someone at work, or even a fellow member of a sports team on which you play, knowing that someone has your back can instill you with confidence and comfort.

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