2013 January
Focus on... Management/Board Relations

Management
2013 January The Ultimate Do It Yourself Project

 With busy lives and what seems like an ever-dwindling number of hours in the  day, why would an association choose to take on the extra work of self-managing  their property? Convenience and saving money are just a couple of compelling  r…

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Management
2013 January Limits of Board Power

 Everybody sometimes disagrees with the decisions of their condo or co-op board.  Maybe the choice to rearrange the garbage receptacles out front seems  ridiculous, or the ongoing clattering of machinery on the roof is driving the  top-flo…

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Management
2013 January A Management Checklist

 How can you tell whether the on-site property manager at a condominium or  homeowners association community is doing a good job? And what is a 'good job'  anyway? Whether a manager is well-liked and whether he or she manages well may  not…

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Management
2013 January Let Me In?

 Everyone wants to feel secure and have peace of mind when they lock their doors  each night, but in a multifamily co-op or condo in New Jersey, you can’t always control who enters your building community. Management may have service  peop…

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Management
2013 January Striving to be the Best

 There certainly is no shortage of co-op and condo management companies in New  Jersey. And since there are hundreds of management companies vying for your  attention and your business regardless of the size of your condo or HOA, it can  b…

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2013 January The Sixth Annual Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo

 The holiday glitter has been swept up and the last of the fruitcake thrown out  but at the New Jersey Cooperator, preparations are well underway for the 6th annual Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo. Held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Seca…

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Real Estate Trends
2013 January May I Help You?

 For most of us, there simply are not enough hours in the day to do everything  that needs to be done. We rush to pick the kids up from school, make it to that  impromptu work meeting that just got called, or even find the time to grab som…

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Management
2013 January Trash Talk

 Most people don’t think much about their garbage after they toss it down the chute or into a  container for pickup, but the fact is, removing a multifamily community's trash  and recyclables can be a big job, especially in a private devel…

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Board Operations
2013 January Knowledge is Power

 While essential to the successful operation of all cooperatives or condominiums,  governing documents are often only glossed over by otherwise well-intentioned  board members, residents and property managers leading to potential pitfalls.…

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Neighborhoods
2013 January Vernon, New Jersey

 Given the popularity of the Jersey Shore and its reality showcase, most people  don’t think of New Jersey as having mountainous terrain but tucked in the northeast  corner of Sussex County is the township of Vernon, New Jersey.    …

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Q&A
2013 January Q&A: Changing the Parking Rules

Q When I moved into my condo, the bylaws said that vehicles are limited to standard motor cars (no boats, no trailers, no motor homes and no commercial vehicles). That was in 2005 and I have a pickup truck and my wife has an SUV. When w…

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