2008 March
Focus on... Exterior Maintenance

Exterior
2008 March Announcing the Premier Annual New Jersey Expo

For most people, after a long winter, warm weather cannot come soon enough. But, if you are a trustee in a community association or a property manager, spring means more than barbecues and patio furniture—it means tough decisions and exp…

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Exterior
2008 March The Value of Looking Good

Let's take an imaginary walk with a prospective buyer up to the doorway of their future home in your condominium development. Take a look at the wilted, dried-up flowerbeds that haven't seen care or maintenance in months. Attractive, are…

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Exterior
2008 March What Your Contractor Really Does

The workers are there in plain sight, going about their jobs with intensity, laboring on the buildings around us—maybe even in your own HOA. But what are they doing, exactly? What does it mean when a contractor is hired to do a faça…

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Exterior
2008 March When to Hire, what to Expect

Exterior repairs and regular maintenance are a necessary part of the upkeep of any co-op or HOA. But exterior renovation or construction can be a major undertaking for any community, especially when the board is not comprised of peo…

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Exterior
2008 March Patching the Cracks

Given the thousands of miles of sidewalks running through New Jersey's suburban communities, sidewalk maintenance in this region is serious business. Foot traffic, erratic weather, tree roots, and other factors all contribute to the…

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Exterior
2008 March Water, Water, Everywhere

Water is vital to sustaining life, but keeping it in its place is vital to the sanity—and bank accounts—of both boards and residents of HOAs. Infiltration of H2O into an apartment or other parts of a building can throw people into a…

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2008 March Cooperative Ordered to Purchase Apartment

A Bergen County, New Jersey jury in November rendered a $1.3 million dollar verdict against a cooperative corporation and its management company for failing to remediate a longstanding water problem that led to mold growth and expos…

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