Category: Building Operations

Finance
Everything You Wanted to Know About Jumbo Loans

‘Jumbo loans.’  It’s a term we hear frequently and see advertised regularly.  But what exactly is a jumbo loan, and how did ‘jumbos’ come to be? Origins The world of home loans -- including co-op and condo mortgages -- has changed and evo…

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Management
Board Malfeasance

Most co-op, condo, and HOA boards are made up of honest people who truly want to act in the best interest of their community -- but sometimes bad actors do wind up on boards, and sometimes even whole boards can be corrupt. In this short cli…

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Maintenance
2019 March Facade Repair and Restoration

When you close your eyes and picture any building, you are quite likely imagining its facade – the outer shell which protects and contains all of the hustle and bustle that goes on within. In a residential property, the facade is what separ…

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Maintenance
2019 March Exterior Cleaning

Home is where the heart is, sure – but it’s also where most of where any given owner or shareholder’s money is. For most people, their home represents their single biggest investment. And in a community association, both individual units an…

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Maintenance
2019 March Maintaining Exterior Spaces

Whether it’s a balcony, terrace, patio or roof deck, outdoor space is many an apartment owner’s dream.  Desirable – and valuable – as they are, these spaces do present specific maintenance considerations for individual owners, co-op corpora…

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Maintenance
2019 March Building Demolition

Cities are crowded. That’s a simple fact. In the best of circumstances, there’s noise, dirt, dust, and the usual urban pests. Add to that the construction of a new building next to or nearby yours, and annoyance can quickly become overwhelm…

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Security
Real-World Security Concerns

Everyone wants to feel safe and secure in their homes -- but it's easy to get carried away and waste resources on over-the-top security measures that may not actually be warranted. In this segment, multifamily security pros discuss how they…

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Energy Conservation
Multifamily Energy Conservation

Saving energy -- and thereby cutting costs and reducing a building community's carbon footprint -- is a concern for an increasing number of boards and residents. In this quick clip, a conservation pro talks about technologies and innovation…

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Management
Technology and Property Management

Technology - in the form of mobile apps, improved connectivity, and the Internet of Things - has forever changed how property managers serve their client communities. In this short clip, two management pros talk about how tech has impacted …

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