2016 February
Focus on... Board Relationships

Board Operations
2016 February Training New Board Members

A condominium or a homeowners association is the cornerstone of a building community.  The condo or HOA maintains order and continuity by preserving architectural integrity, maintaining the common elements, protecting property values, and o…

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Board Operations
2016 February Staying Competitive

Businesses today wrestle remaining competitive in a tight market, and the property management field is no exception.  “There are more companies now, and they are offering low prices which makes it very competitive,” says Marian Servidio, a…

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Board Operations
2016 February Us Versus Us

Infighting: The thought of it in a condo community makes everyone cringe, from residents to board of trustee members to property managers.  It also puts those involved in an awkward position. Although it isn’t a common occurrence, thankfull…

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Board Operations
2016 February Board Transparency

In town and city government, elected officials and committee volunteers are duty-bound and legally required to maintain open meetings and treat every line item of taxpayer funds as public information. Condominium communities, and the way th…

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Management
2016 February Doing It Yourself

Is it simply about the money? Condo associations that forgo the services of professional management are cutting what may seem like a major expense. But the belief that “we can do it ourselves” may work great for some time and for some prope…

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Management
2016 February Upgrading Security

While it’s true that over the last two decades, New England has become a safer place to call home, that doesn’t mean that security concerns don’t still exist—especially for those in condos or HOAs. While security guards, electronic gates an…

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Q&A
2016 February Q&A: Private Parking Problem?

Q. In our parking garage we have access to a bike storage room and an outside bike rack that is next to a resident's handicapped parking spot. Right now the only way to get to the bikes is to "trespass" over the parking spot. Our concern …

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