Category: Building Operations

Communications
Conflict in Client Communities

Of all the skills a good property manager must possess, conflict management is high up on the list. Not just knowing how , but when to step in (or not) is part and parcel of helping boards and residents maintain harmony and quality o…

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Security
2019 December Introducing New Security Tech in Your Building

In today’s world of high-tech property management and building security, there are more options than ever for managers and boards to choose from to keep their communities on the cutting edge. There are web- and device-based apps for everyth…

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Security
2019 December The Illegal Home-Sharing Issue

Since their insurgence over the last dozen years, Airbnb, Homeaway/VRBO and other home-sharing sites using a similar model have provided travelers all across the globe with alternative—often more affordable—accommodation to hotels, motels, …

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Security
2019 December 2019-2020 Round-up and Projection

In markets throughout the nation, 2019 was a year of uncertainty, reflecting change in the basic mechanisms of how we view, buy, and sell real estate.  That uncertainty extended to all markets, from traditional single-family homes to co-ops…

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Finance
FHA Eases Financing Regs

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which insures mortgages made by private lenders and banks, will ease condo financing regulations to open up homeownership for more first-time buyers, effective October 15, reports Yahoo! Finance.…

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Security
Assessing Your Building's Fire Safety Needs

Of all the duties of boards and managers, the safety of residents and their property is paramount. One crucial component of maintaining that safety is a fire-prevention plan that's thorough, functional, and up-to-date. In this clip, fire pr…

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Management
2019 November Inheriting Co-op Shares

Say you and your spouse own a single-family home. You’ve got two grown kids and a couple of grandchildren. When the time comes, assuming your will and other end-of-life documents are in order, seeing to it that your property and assets are …

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Maintenance
2019 November Fireplace Safety and Maintenance

Some lucky New Yorkers can come home from work on a cold winter’s night and warm their feet by a roaring fire while drinking a hot toddy. A working fireplace is a coveted amenity for many, adding a dash of vintage charm to prewar apartments…

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Maintenance
2019 November Maintaining Air Quality

Any time you have hundreds or even thousands of people living in close quarters – in a multifamily co-op or condo building, say – certain challenges inevitably will arise. One of the bigger ones is how to maintain the flow of fresh, hygieni…

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