2014 January
Focus on... Management/Board Relations

Management
2014 January Changing Managers or Firms?

Whether change is good or bad often depends on who you talk to; even a welcome change produces a certain level of stress and adjustment. Personal changes are challenging enough, but for co-op and condo residents, a board decision to change…

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Management Relations
2014 January Managing Amenities

Whether a building is a luxury high rise with an in-house movie theater, rooftop pool, and climate-controlled wine cellar or a much more modest low-rise or townhome community with a simple community room or gazebo, managing common amenitie…

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Management
2014 January Secrets of Successful Managers

As jugglers of multiple and oftentimes complex tasks, property managers must be adept at mediating between board members and unit owners, as well as resolving all manner of maintenance and legal issues. To this end, property managers don’t…

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2014 January The New Jersey Cooperator’s Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo

Preparations are underway for the New Jersey Cooperator’s annual Condo, HOA & Co-op Expo, one of the largest shows of its kind in the Garden State, which will return to the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus on Wednesday, May 7, 201…

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Management
2014 January Knowing When to Call Your Manager

Olivia Pope, the main character on ABC’s Scandal, is a professional fixer. If you have a problem—any problem—she can fix it. Over the past two seasons plus, she’s rigged elections, covered up murders, employed professional hit men, exposed…

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Management
2014 January Cars, Cars Everywhere

On any given night, you will find hoards of people swarming the densely populated cities and townships in New Jersey in hopes of getting a good parking spot—or any parking spot for that matter. Between tourists and locals buzzing about the…

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Management
2014 January The Role of the Counsel

On any given night, you will find hoards of people swarming the densely populated cities and townships in New Jersey in hopes of getting a good parking spot—or any parking spot for that matter. Between tourists and locals buzzing about the…

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Neighborhoods
2014 January Kearny, New Jersey

Kearny is a town that I love. It is one of the few places where you can get authentic fish and chips, with malt vinegar on the side. You can also dine on traditional culinary staples like bridies, haggis and bangers. Every January notable …

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Q&A
2014 January Q&A: New Parking Allocation Unfair

Q Six years ago I bought a two bedroom condo advertised with having 2 parking spaces. They are piggy back spaces, meaning that the first car can't get out unless the second car moves. The parking spaces are not part of the deed, therefore…

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Q&A
2014 January Q&A: Dealing with a Harassing Neighbor

A woman next door is always complaining, looking and searching for things to nag about. It has gotten so bad that several renters have actually moved away. As she gets older it has escalated to the point that if you stand up to her she argu…

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