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Finance
Reversing the Trend

There has been a recent push by federal, state and local legislators to get reverse mortgages or Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) approved for New York cooperatives. The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (…

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Real Estate Trends
Sacred Homes

As demand for more residential space in New York City continues to grow, real estate developers are turning to churches to satisfy that constant need. Following a trend that has occurred in the Big Apple and other parts of the country, chu…

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Board Operations
Attracting New Board Members

Even the best boards can use a shot of 'new blood' now and again - for new ideas, fresh perspectives, and to give everyone in the community a chance to help govern it. But attracting new board members can be challenging. Listen to what a fe…

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Management
The Pokémon Go Craze

Pokémon Go has taken America by storm. But if you're perhaps one of the few people who haven't heard yet about the popular video game app that has been in the news recently, here's a refresher: Pokémon Go lets smartphone users explore…

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Board Operations
Banning Hoverboards

On the heels of a nationwide recall of a half-million hoverboards by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) due to a fire risk, co-ops, condos and HOAs are warily looking at ways in which to ban the usage of these two-whe…

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Management Relations
Finding the Right Match

As in any healthy marriage, an association board and its manager must be compatible or else the relationship will oftentimes end in a messy divorce, experts at a Community Associations Institute (CAI) Big Apple panel told an audience of …

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Management
Navigating the Lap of Luxury

A hotel is often viewed as simply a weigh station; a temporary rest stop for the active wanderer. Thus there has always been something fascinating about those who take up permanent residence therein, whether they be Tennessee Williams, Bob …

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Law & Legislation
Give Me a J-51

Editor’s Note:   The web article  published on 7/14/16 “Give Me a J-51” by John Zurz on legislation sponsored by State Sen. Tony Avella and Assemblyman Edward Braunstein  on the J-51 tax abatement program, has been corrected to clarify tha…

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