Category: HOA Living

Real Estate Trends
2019 July The Cooperator Expo New Jersey

Springtime brings balmy weather, new leaves and buds on trees...and crowds of managers, board members, condo and HOA residents, building owners, and multifamily service providers of all stripes to The Cooperator Expo New Jersey! The  larges…

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2019 July Condos, Co-ops and Kids

While children are most certainly the future, in the present they can often be a bit of a handful. In buildings and associations where residents live in close quarters, it’s inevitable that unit owners without kids will cross paths with the…

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2019 July The Latest in Green Design

Even before Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) introduced the Green New Deal resolution to Congress on February 7, the impending consequences of climate change and global warming has been a hot topic (no pun intended). While some may cove…

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2019 May What Does the Rest of 2019 Hold?

2018 – and the first half of 2019 – have been anything but dull, from the global level all the way down to co-op, condo and community association communities. While it’s somewhat beyond The New Jersey Cooperator’s scope to opine on geopolit…

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2019 May Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Community associations are increasingly looking toward environmentally-friendly options to heat, cool and power their properties in order to reduce their carbon footprint and save money. Wind turbines, solar panels, combined heating and pow…

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2019 May Market Survey

After many years of expansion and growth nationwide, most co-op and condominium markets saw both turbulence and some overall decline in 2018. The market has turned from one favoring sellers to one more hospitable to buyers. Markets like sta…

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2019 March Telecom for Your Community

As more and more of our daily lives become more intertwined with online entertainment and services, internet access has become a home utility along with electricity and running water. Boards can take for granted that every resident in their…

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2019 February City Versus Suburbs

The ‘big city’ is known for its breakneck pace, as life whirls around the unprepared out-of-towner in an overwhelming swirl. Suburbia, on the other hand, is supposed to be a respite from that intense metropolitan grind – a place to patientl…

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2018 June The Cooperator Expo New Jersey

May brings flowers, or so the saying goes – but that’s not all! It also brought The Cooperator Expo New Jersey, which returned to the Meadowlands Exposition Center on Wednesday, May 2nd and drew hundreds of board members, managers, vendors …

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2018 April Timeshares and Fractional Ownership

Timeshares are a mystery to many. What are they really? An investment? A vacation club? Some combination of both that affords an opportunity to have an ‘insider’ vacation with the vague sense of property ownership? The product often seems m…

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