Category: Owner Relations

Owner Relations
2014 February Keeping Track of Paperwork

While keeping the records of the association is not the most fascinating part of serving on a board, it is in some ways the most important. In fact, the flow of paperwork is the lifeblood of the community. The Articles of Incorporati…

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Owner Relations
2014 February Board/Owner Do’s & Don’ts

It only takes a few minutes of Googling to uncover the traits that make a successful person or business owner. For example, Entrepreneur magazine’s Steven Key wrote the article, “5 Qualities of Successful Persons,” which included such trai…

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Owner Relations
2014 February Howdy, Neighbor

The word community, like many words in the English language, has more than one interpretation. A community can be identified as a geographical location—a physical infrastructure of streets, parks and buildings, defined by tangible brick an…

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Owner Relations
2013 February Building a Better Board

 Working in groups can be a challenge. Working in groups when people’s homes—and possibly their life savings—are involved can be a far greater challenge. It’s one faced every day by those brave souls who volunteer to serve on their co-op  …

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Owner Relations
2013 February Better, Stronger, Faster...

 These days, there are few people who don’t have a business website, a Facebook account and even a Twitter handle. It’s the same for buildings.    As the rise of online social media invades nearly every aspect of our daily  life, co…

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Owner Relations
2013 February Taming Transient Turmoil

 As housing markets in many parts of the country—including New Jersey—have foundered, many developers have opted to convert portions of communities  originally intended to be condominiums into rental properties.    When a developmen…

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Owner Relations
2013 February Neighbor to Neighbor

 When someone moves into a community, they often look for the friendliness and  camaraderie that living in an association brings. But with many personalities  often butting heads on everyday living situations, it can often get tense and  t…

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Owner Relations
2012 February Renters on the Rise in Condominiums

As the housing market in many parts of the country has foundered, many developers have taken creative approaches to stanch the outward flow of cash. In many markets, this means opting to convert portions of developments originally inte…

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Owner Relations
2012 February Involved & Invested

 Though they may live close to each other, people can feel isolated in an urban  or suburban environment. While high-rise residential buildings put families  near one another, living close doesn’t turn a group of neighbors into a community…

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Owner Relations
2012 February Following the Golden Rule

Every co-op and condo association has its own house rules—rules and regulations (hopefully) based on common sense and aimed at protecting residents' safety and quality of life without undue disruption or inconvenience. Most un…

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