Aesthetic Rules in Co-ops, Condos & HOAs
A Matter of Taste?
For many people, one of the most attractive aspects of co-op or condo living is the fact that everything, from the windo…
Who Holds the Purse Strings?
Co-op, condo and HOA living represents a unique social arrangement; it’s a paid-for membership club and a home at the sa…
Appropriate Use of Common Funds
Handling Other People’s Money
Here’s a scenario: It’s mid-December. The board has assembled for their last meeting of the year. The managing agent …
Who You Gonna Call?
Response to Calls is an Essential Part of the Manager’s Job
Olivia Pope, the main character on ABC’s Scandal, is a professional fixer. If you have a problem—any problem—she can fi…
Keeping Track of Paperwork
Properly Managing Association Records
While keeping the records of the association is not the most fascinating part of serving on a board of trustees, it is …
Putting Your Building’s Best Face Forward
Like people, buildings age. Even under the best of atmospheric conditions, dust, dirt and grime accumulate, changing a b…
Getting Financing and Board Approvals
Even if your condominium or homeowner’s association (HOA) is a fortified castle atop a hill and surrounded by a moat, on…
Plumbing the Depths
Pipes, Drains, and Your Building’s Water Supply
Though mostly unseen, a building’s plumbing and piping network is one of its most important systems—as anyone who has e…
Some Important Cases to Know
The Challenge of Small Spaces
Tips From Design Experts on Maximizing Your Space