Condo Association Budget Season Tips: How to Cut Costs and Increase your Reserves (without raising assessments)

Condo Association Budget Season Tips: How to Cut Costs and Increase your Reserves One of the most important duties of the community association treasurer is to take the lead on reviewing and approving the annual budget.  This annual duty is quite possibly the most important function of the treasurer.  Typically, the draft recommended budget is Read more about Condo Association Budget Season Tips: How to Cut Costs and Increase your Reserves (without raising assessments)[…]

Top 10 ways for Community Association Boards to Increase Effectiveness and Productivity

Top 10 ways for Community Association Boards to Increase Effectiveness and Productivity By Salvatore Sciacca – Chicago Property Services Are you feeling overwhelmed and overworked as a board member of a community association? Do you feel underpaid?  Do you feel like there is not enough time to address the never-ending issues that keep popping up within Read more about Top 10 ways for Community Association Boards to Increase Effectiveness and Productivity[…]

Best Practices for Board Members: When Should You Replace A Hot Water Tank or Boiler System for your Condo Association?

Best Practices for Board Members: When Should You Replace A Hot Water Tank or Boiler for your Condo Association? Are you a board member of a condo, townhome or HOA community association?    Or perhaps you are a homeowner serving on a capital improvements committee?  One of the most important questions to ask is when to Read more about Best Practices for Board Members: When Should You Replace A Hot Water Tank or Boiler System for your Condo Association?[…]

What are the Top Industry Organizations Dedicated to Condo/Townhome/HOA Community Association Living?

What are the Top Industry Organizations Dedicated to Condo/Townhome/HOA Community Association Living? Are you a board member of a condo or townhome association?  Or perhaps you serve on the board of an HOA otherwise known as a homeowner’s association?  Perhaps you are a property manager looking to enhance your knowledge of the community association industry?  Read more about What are the Top Industry Organizations Dedicated to Condo/Townhome/HOA Community Association Living?[…]

Condo Association Best Practices: Preventative Maintenance. Penny Wise Or a Pound Foolish?

Condo Association Preventative Maintenance: A Penny Wise Or a Pound Foolish Now that community living has become mainstream, it is more essential than ever for the board of directors and the management company to run the operations of the association in a proactive manner. Of course, the term proactive could mean many different things to Read more about Condo Association Best Practices: Preventative Maintenance. Penny Wise Or a Pound Foolish?[…]

Condo Association Board Members WANTED! Don’t miss the 37th Annual CAI IL Condo-HOA Conference & Expo on Feb. 22nd and 23rd

Condo Association Board Members WANTED! Don’t miss the 37th Annual CAI IL Condo-HOA Conference & Expo on Feb. 22nd and 23rd. Are you a board member or homeowner looking to educate yourself about community living?   Do you enjoy learning about the latest technologies addressing community association living?  Are you looking to meeting representatives from various Read more about Condo Association Board Members WANTED! Don’t miss the 37th Annual CAI IL Condo-HOA Conference & Expo on Feb. 22nd and 23rd[…]

Chicago Property Services Celebrates 17 years of Community Management Services

Chicago Property Services is excited to announce that it has provided over 17 years of community management services to Chicago based condo, townhome and HOA associations. Founded in 2001 by Salvatore J. Sciacca, Chicago Property Services continues to provide personalized condo management services to small to mid-sized associations around the Chicagoland area. The current portfolio Read more about Chicago Property Services Celebrates 17 years of Community Management Services[…]

Condo Lifestyles Presents the 2018 State of the Community Association Industry: Thursday, December 13th, Chicago Cultural Center 11am-3pm

Condo Lifestyles Presents the 2018 State of the Industry: Thursday, December 13th, Chicago Cultural Center 11am-3pm Are you serving on the board of directors for a condo, townhome or HOA association?  Do you want to learn about the latest legal statutes affecting condo association living?  Do you want to hear from industry experts about the Read more about Condo Lifestyles Presents the 2018 State of the Community Association Industry: Thursday, December 13th, Chicago Cultural Center 11am-3pm[…]

Chicago Property Services now offers the BEST Condo Association Management Services Plan: the ZEN PLUS plan

Chicago Property Services now offers the BEST Condo Association Management Services Plan: the ZEN PLUS plan Chicago Property Services is pleased to announce the new ZEN PLUS Community management services plan.  Do you serve on the board of directors for a condo, townhome or HOA assocaition?  Do you live in a condo association from 15 Read more about Chicago Property Services now offers the BEST Condo Association Management Services Plan: the ZEN PLUS plan[…]

Chicago Condo Management Experts Present: How to Properly Winterize Your Community Association

How to Properly Winterize Your Community Association.  A Primer for Condo, Townhome and HOA Association Board Members. Chicago winters are unpredictable, and you just never know what is in store for us.  Sometimes, the winter is unseasonably mild with little snow fall and temperatures often in the 50’s.  Those winters feel like a cross between Read more about Chicago Condo Management Experts Present: How to Properly Winterize Your Community Association[…]