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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

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 community association management companies?  Are you looking for a new roofing vendor?  Do you love community living?  Are you looking to improve the state of […]

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Chicago Property Services Celebrates 17 years of Community Management Services

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 of condo associations clients range from 4 units to 50 units. If you are looking for a new management company for your condo association, consider […]

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

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

Chicago Property Services now offers the BEST Chicago 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 units to 100 units.  This is the ultimate stress-reducing management services plan for Condo/Townhome community associations. Designed for associations that want the HIGHEST level […]

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

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 Spring and Fall.  Whereas during other winters, old man winter slams us with harsh subzero temperatures and heavy frequent snow falls.  Between the freezing cold […]

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How Transparent is Your Condo Management Company? You won’t believe what you are about to see.

How Transparent is Your Condo Management Company?  You won't believe what you are about to see.

How Transparent is Your Condo Management Company?  You Won’t Believe What You Are About to See. Do you serve on the board?  Do you realize that the typical base fee of condo management companies (that serve smaller buildings ie. 100 units and under) only covers about 33% to 50% of their total income?  Do you realize that the base fee you are paying your management company is not really all that you are paying?  Some companies include a very detailed itemized […]

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The Top 10 Board Member Blunders

The Top 10 Board Member Blunders

The Top 10 Board Member Blunders Board members are the key decision makers for community associations such as condos, townhomes and homeowner associations.  They are the people that volunteer and take the time to oversee the day to day operations and long term planning of the community.  They are the ones that are supposed to look out for the community with a selfless attitude.  Serving on the board is a fairly large time commitment and it also requires specialized knowledge […]

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Looking for a RESULTS ORIENTED condo management company based in Chicago?

Looking for a RESULTS ORIENTED condo management company based in Chicago?

Looking for a RESULTS ORIENTED condo management company based in Chicago?  Are you a condo board member?  Do you have trouble getting projects done for your condo association?  Are you constantly calling and reminding your management company about a project that never gets done?  Check out this Youtube video and see how projects get DONE!

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Community Association Capital Planning Demystified

Community Association Capital Planning Demystified

Community Association Capital Planning Demystified One of a board of directors’ most important functions is to plan long term. Yet, that task is one many boards ignore or won’t discuss. Additionally, the level of long-term planning seems to vary depending on the community’s size. Larger communities (100+ units) tend to have better long-term planning than smaller ones do. Plus, Illinois does not require a long-term plan, reserve study or minimum reserve for homeowner associations, making planning easier to overlook. So […]

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Tips On How to Prepare the 2018 Condo Association Budget

Tips On How to Prepare the 2018 Condo Association Budget

Tips On How to Prepare the 2018 Budget As we approach the end of the year, and before we dive into the holiday season we must keep in mind to set a budget for the rapidly approaching new year. Budgeting and forecasting is no fun and I agree it can be stressful, but it is certainly one of the ways to help preserve the value of your home/association and get a handle on the your/association’s finances. Budgeting doesn’t always mean […]

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Top 10 Questions to Ask When Vetting a Community Management Company

Top 10 Questions to Ask When Vetting a Community Management Company

Top 10 Questions to Ask When Vetting a Community Management Company Hiring a new community management company is different from choosing a new cable company, but in our age of endless options, some board members may approach their selection process in a similar way. This falls in line with the current consumer mindset. Where once consumers might have had to pick between a few options, they’re now presented with a multitude of choices for basic things like bread, juice, water, […]

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