Category: Building Operations

Maintenance
1998 Nov Maintenance Fees

Cost of living increases can be felt everywhere, from the theatre to the supermarket to the gas station. So it may come as a surprise to many co-op and condo residents that one place you don't have to expect an increase is in your monthly m…

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Finance
1998 Apr Detailing the Dollars

Thinking about your co-op or condo as a financial entity doesn't produce the same warm feeling as thinking about it as a home; but the fact remains that it is a financial entity in which you and your fellow shareholders or unit owners hav…

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Finance
1998 Apr Refinancing End Loans

It seems as though everyone is talking about refinancing these days. With interest rates at an all-time low, more and more homeowners are taking advantage of the opportunity to reduce their monthly mortgage payments and/or take more equit…

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Finance
1998 Mar Lost & Found Money

Wouldn't it be nice to save your building thousands of dollars without doing any work? Well, there is a way it can be done. Although many co-op and condo boards may not know it, utility audit companies have been around for years, finding …

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Maintenance
1998 Mar Reducing Water Costs

Management experts and others in the real estate industry are always cautioning their co-op and condo clients to keep an eye on the water consumption in their buildings. The water and sewage bill received quarterly from the New York City …

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Management
1998 Feb Building Maintenance and Repair

The increase in the number of co-ops and condos in New York City has changed the way many New Yorkers live. Renters who have purchased a co-op apartment have become owners of stock while condo owners posses a block and lot. The traditional …

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Management
1998 Feb Switching Management Firms

Even the best working relationships between co-op and condo boards and their management com- panies can eventually come to an end, forcing a switch from one company to another. The transition can be lengthy and complex in the best of circ…

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Management
1998 Feb Effective Board Meetings

Like any body of individuals charged with overseeing the operation of a corporation, it is necessary for co-op and condo board members to meet on a regular basis. But just coming together at a set time and place does not guarantee an effe…

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Maintenance
1998 Feb Garbage Disposers

For most visitors to New York City, it is a mystery as to why garbage disposers (the popular term disposal derives from the GE brand name Disposall) have not been allowed in most neighborhoods. Despite the fact that these hardy kitchen ap…

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