Category: HOA Living

Organizations Group Financing
2017 April Group Financing

Projects, projects, projects – do they ever end!? The short answer is...nope, they sure don’t.  Whether it is New England, New York, Florida or California, the nature of condominium projects (i.e. roofing, siding, decks, pavement, etc.) is…

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Real Estate Trends Holiday Tipping Etiquette
2016 November Holiday Tipping Etiquette

Whether you live in a suburb or in the heart of the city, life is expensive. Sometimes it can feel as though everybody from the barista at your favorite coffee shop to the kid who bags your groceries is trying to nickel-and-dime you half to…

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Real Estate Trends Q&A: Seeking Parking Accommodations
2016 July Q&A: Seeking Parking Accommodations

Q. Our condominium building has assigned parking spaces, and the space for our unit is quite a distance from the entrance. As we’ve gotten older, my wife has developed difficulty in walking. We asked the board if we could get a space clos…

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Neighborhoods Brookline, Massachusetts
2016 July Brookline, Massachusetts

A town with a reputation for the elite, and nearest metropolitan neighbor to Boston, Brookline, Massachusetts is the birthplace of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, late night comedian Conan O’Brien, and the last home of Pulitzer and Nobel…

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Real Estate Trends Co-ops Around the Globe
2016 May Co-ops Around the Globe

It’s cheaper for two families to pool resources and share a house than for the same two families to buy two houses. This underlying concept has been around since people starting building houses.  As a report by the National Cooperative Law…

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Real Estate Trends Top 2016 Predictions
2016 January Top 2016 Predictions

The more things change, the more they stay the same. This French adage, generally attributed to French novelist Alphonse Karr, could have been penned as a tagline for the community association world. There’s no doubt that advances in techn…

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Neighborhoods Manchester, New Hampshire
2015 December Manchester, New Hampshire

The largest city in the state of New Hampshire, Manchester is the largest city in northern New England. It ranks high is affordability, lifestyle and economic opportunity. The Granite State community is also the birthplace of Gilmore Girls’…

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Real Estate Trends Up on the Roof
2015 May Up on the Roof

When space is a commodity, where can condominium associations put their gardens, their social spaces, even their hot tubs? “On the roof,” says Jack Carr, licensed engineer and senior vice president of Criterium Engineers in Portland,…

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