Category: HOA Living

Real Estate Trends
2017 May Rooftop Social Spaces

Jack and his wife Rachel live in Jersey City, happy in a two-bedroom, two-bath condo with a parking spot. Assessments are criminally low, the building is dog friendly and it is literally a half block from a PATH train stop. While they have …

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HOA Living
2017 May Revoking Access to Enforce Rules

Oftentimes co-op, condo and HOA boards are faced with difficult choices when it comes to enforcing their community’s rules and regulations. Board service isn’t an easy thing, and while board members want to be understanding of their fellow …

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HOA Living
2017 May Prepping Your Property for Warmer Weather

With the end of winter comes relief. No more snow or sleet or slush or sludge; it’s sunshine and windbreaker season, baby! But the board of a condo, cooperative or homeowners’ association cannot be content with simply waiting for April show…

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HOA Living
2017 May Playground Innovations

Most kids these days have never had more options when it comes to fun: video games and electronic entertainment of every kind are ubiquitous, and all sorts of mobile toys, too. But amid a national childhood obesity epidemic, the need for ch…

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Real Estate Trends
2017 April A Garden State of Mind

The Garden State is home to Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Frankie Valli, and a large and colorful cast of reality TV personalities. Are residents called New Jerseyites...or New Jerseyans?  Whatever you call them, residents take great pri…

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Real Estate Trends
2017 April Handling Conflict Between Neighbors

For as long as people have been living in close proximity, the issue of maintaining relations has been an important one. A good neighbor is a lot of things: sensible, reliable, understanding. But humans can be touchy beings, and when we’re …

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Buying & Selling
2017 February Rules of Disclosure

Home sales rarely if ever happen sight-unseen, and condominium and cooperative units are no exception. When purchasing a lived-in space from its previous owner, a buyer may expect to receive certain pertinent information that could impact t…

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Real Estate Trends
2017 January A Look Forward

Another year is behind us, and what a year it was! While 2017 and beyond promise to be eventful in myriad ways, it probably makes sense to focus solely on what’s ahead in the world of condominiums, cooperatives and homeowners’ associations …

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Real Estate Trends
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
2016 June Managing Municipal Reimbursements

Let’s imagine that your boss invites you to a group dinner to celebrate her recent promotion. At dinner, you have a tasty salad and one glass of the house red, but your colleagues all have multiple cocktails; somebody orders the surf-and-tu…

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