Category: Building Operations

Energy Conservation
Reducing Energy Costs

Every conscientious board wants to control costs, while still making sure everyone in the building or association gets the services their monthly fees entitle them to. Here, an energy pro discusses ways that boards can reduce energy costs w…

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Security
The Top 3 Security Blunders Boards Make

Among the many responsibilities of condo, co-op, and HOA board members is the safety and security of their communities. Here, some security professionals outline some of the more common security-related mistakes or oversights they see in th…

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Management
2018 July Seasonal Residents

While most of us make do with just the one home, some are lucky enough to be able to escape less-than-favorable weather for second (or even third) homes in greener pastures. But while these fortunate folks winter in, say, the Florida Keys, …

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Finance
2018 July When Associations Borrow

Whether it’s a renovation, an emergency repair, or anything in-between, condos, cooperatives, and homeowners’ associations are rarely not spending money on something. And while they may have reserves on hand to pay for its latest project, m…

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Finance
2018 July Underlying Mortgage Refi

Home comes in many shapes and sizes. Some prefer the elegance of prewar apartment buildings, while others lean towards the high-tech brilliance of a brand-new building. And there are those who like the small-town, neighborly feeling of a br…

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Finance
2018 July The Tax Act of 2017

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 represents the first major restructuring of federal income taxes since 1986, and ushers in serious changes to how co-op, condo, and HOA owners will benefit from home ownership. In many cases, the new law wi…

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Energy Conservation
Switching to LEDs

The days of incandescent lighting are on the wane, and LED lighting is where it's at. Cooler, more efficient, and longer-lasting than most older bulbs, LEDs are even mandated for use in some settings. Here, lighting pros tell what your boar…

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Energy Conservation
Energy Procurement Resources

Even seasoned co-op, condo, and HOA board members can find themselves at a loss when it comes to the complex business of energy procurement. In this short video, an industry pro give a few tips on where boards (and managers) can go to learn…

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