Category: Community Living

Community Living
Residents and Mental Health

When a resident is, or appears to be struggling with mental health issues, knowing what to do or how to help can be a tough call. In this clip, two industry pros talk about boards' obligations - and limitations - when it comes to navigating…

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Real Estate Trends
2019 April Geothermal Heating and Cooling

Community associations are increasingly looking toward environmentally-friendly options to heat, cool and power their properties in order to reduce their carbon footprint and save money. Wind turbines, solar panels, combined heating and pow…

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Real Estate Trends
2019 April What the Market Will Bear

Perhaps the most critical element in a successful marketing campaign for a co-op or condo unit is the price.  Well, how is that price determined?  What factors are considered?  Whose expertise is needed to arrive at the optimum number?  Is …

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Real Estate Trends
2019 April What Does the Rest of 2019 Hold?

2018 – and the first half of 2019 – have been anything but dull, from the global level all the way down to co-op, condo and community association communities. While it’s somewhat beyond The Cooperator’s scope to opine on geopolitical curren…

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Real Estate Trends
2019 April Market Survey

After many years of expansion and growth nationwide, most co-op and condominium markets saw both turbulence and some overall decline in 2018. The market has turned from one favoring sellers to one more hospitable to buyers. Markets like sta…

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Organizations
A Tale of Two Co-ops

Housing Development Fund Corporation (HDFC) co-ops are an important and unique segment of the New York housing market that many fellow co-op shareholders are unaware of. Those who do know of the program are often familiar with it only from …

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Buildings
Multifamily Laundry Technology

If you're not fortunate enough to have a washer/dryer in your apartment, the next best thing is a communal laundry room -- and those facilities have come a very long way since the days of bleak, fluorescent-lit basement spaces with a couple…

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Buying & Selling
Taking Flight to Florida?

It's tax season, and homeowners in some states are apparently getting hit harder than others due to   President Trump’s revised tax legislation.  During a press conference in early February, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo argued that t…

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