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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 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 replace a capital item such as a hot water tank or a boiler heating system. If your building doesn’t have a common hot water tank […]

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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?

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?  Or maybe you are looking to get into property management as you have heard that there is a shortage of community management professionals? If you […]

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

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 many different people. Proactive could mean ensuring that the building insurance gets paid so that it does not get cancelled or it could mean that […]

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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 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 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 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 of […]

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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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Top 10 Ways to Drive UP Homeowner Engagement in Your Community Association

Top 10 Ways to Drive UP Homeowner Engagement in Your Community Association

Top 10 Ways to Drive UP Homeowner Engagement in Your Community Association Why do people choose a community association such as a condo, townhome or homeowner association? Is it because they want a maintenance-free living experience and chances to meet and mingle with neighbors? Or, are they looking to feud with people about noise issues such as barking dogs, revving motorcycles and upstairs neighbors walking in high heels on hardwood floors at 5am? No matter the motivation to buy into […]

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How to get the least amount of productivity from your community property management company GUARANTEED

How to get the least amount of productivity from your community property management company GUARANTEED

How to get the least amount of productivity from your community property management company GUARANTEED As a board member of a community association, it is your duty and responsibility to operate the association as efficiently and effectively as possible. It is also your fiduciary duty to operate the association as fiscally responsible as possible. A great way to ensure this approach is to hire a responsible and accountable community management company and utilize their knowledge and expertise as much as […]

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