Category: Management

Management Hitting the Books
2011 January Hitting the Books

These are hardly the best of times for those who manage community associations, charged as they are with overseeing financial well-being, maintenance goals, legal issues and an almost unpredictable kaleidoscope of other daily concerns, …

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Management Malden Massachusetts
2010 Jan Malden Massachusetts

 When people mention “suburbs,” it’s not uncommon to think of quiet towns – bedroom communities – lacking the vibrancy of the nearby city that residents head off to each  morning. Malden, Massachusetts, however, though only a 12-minute tra…

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Management Time For a Change?
2010 Jan Time For a Change?

 Usually, life in a condo goes on uneventfully on a day-to-day basis, with  routine maintenance, elections, gardening, move-ins, move-outs and the like  taking up most of its attention. Every once in a while, however, something  comes up t…

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Management Desperately Seeking Neighbors
2010 Jan Desperately Seeking Neighbors

A lot of people buy condominiums because they never want to have to mow a lawn or shovel snow again. But eight owners of University Park Lofts in Worcester, Massachusetts, had no choice after the developer at the mostly-vacant 37-unit …

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Management Managing Distressed Properties
2010 Jan Managing Distressed Properties

 In today’s difficult economy, more and more homeowner associations are facing the  prospect of dealing with some form of distress. Whether it’s physical distress from lack of funding for repairs or financial distress from  foreclosures an…

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Management Self-Management
2010 Jan Self-Management

Self-managed condominiums are a puzzle to many, especially considering that one major driving force for purchasing a condominium is to offload countless common home ownership responsibilities to someone else. A community that assumes the s…

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Management Million-Dollar Management
2010 Jan Million-Dollar Management

At the vast majority of condominiums, a management company’s duties can be fairly straightforward – maintain the common areas, advise the trustees about operations, and keep financial documents and other records. But in the rarified atmo…

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Management The Second Annual New England Condo Expo
2010 Jan The Second Annual New England Condo Expo

 The second annual New England Condo Expo will showcase over 150 exhibitors from  all over New England when the exciting day-long event returns to the Seaport  World Trade Center at 200 Seaport Boulevard in Boston on Wednesday, May 12,  20…

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Management The Next Generation
2009 Jan The Next Generation

A property manager’s day often begins at daybreak with a flood of messages and continues at a frenetic pace until evening board meetings. But no two days are alike; each day poses a new challenge. Managers must respond to emai…

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