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Board Member Lintel Primer 101 – Community Associations: Condos, Townhomes and HOA’s

Board Member Lintel Primer 101 - Community Associations: Condos, Townhomes and HOA's

Board Member Lintel Primer 101 – Community Associations: Condos, Townhomes and HOA’s Are you a board member of a community association like a condo/townhome or HOA association? Does your community association have window lintels? Maybe you are not sure? This video is designed to explain the basics of window lintels and there is a quiz at the end to test your knowledge. #condomanagement #boardofdirectors #community #associations #HOA #chicago #condo #management #experts

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Best Board Member Budget Practices REVEALED

Best Board Member Budget Practices REVEALED

Best Board Member Budget Practices REVEALED Approving the annual community association operating budget is one of the most important obligations of the board of directors.  It is also the duty of the board treasurer to take the lead in this endeavor and ensure that a budget is approved in a timely fashion i.e. before the end of 2018 and in accordance with applicable laws.  The approved budget should be realistic while considering short, medium and long-term maintenance requirements of the […]

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Looking for the BEST and most Effective Condo Management Services Company? 5 Key Vetting Steps Revealed

Looking for the BEST and most Effective Condo Management Services Company?  5 Key Vetting Steps Revealed

Looking for an Effective Condo Management Services Company? Do you live in a Chicago based condo association?  Or perhaps a townhome association or an HOA?  What are the most important questions to ask your new potential management partner?  How do you insure that whatever company you hire actually delivers on all the promises.  Are you feeling frustrated with the vetting process?  Have you hired and fired a few condo management companies and are now fed up with the churn and […]

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Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Condo, Townhome or HOA Community Living Experience

Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Condo, Townhome or HOA Community Living Experience

Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Condo, Townhome or HOA Community Living Experience Are you a homeowner living in a community association such as a condo, townhome or HOA community?  How is your living experience so far?  Is it living up to your expectations?  What were your original reasons for buying into a condo association, townhome association or an HOA community?  Was it because it was “maintenance free” or perhaps “effort free”?  Did you think it was going to be […]

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How Much Should Our Association Have in Reserves? Fully Funded, Partially Funded or Under Funded is the Better Question.

How Much Should Our Association Have in Reserves? Fully Funded, Partially Funded or Under Funded is the Better Question.

How Much Should Our Association Have in Reserves?  Fully Funded, Partially Funded or Under Funded is the Better Question. One of the most widely asked question by the condo community association board Treasurer is how much should be in the reserves.  Another typical question which is essentially the same is “How much should our association put away into the reserves as a part of our annual budget”?  The answer is far from simple especially given the fact that there are […]

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Best Practices: How to Schedule Board Meetings and Annual Meetings for Condo Associations

Best Practices: How to Schedule Board Meetings and Annual Meetings for Condo Associations

Best Practices: How to Schedule Board Meetings and Annual Meetings for Condo Associations Are you a board member of a condo or townhome association?  It is critically important that you schedule regular board meetings and an annual meeting.  This YouTube educational video will show you step by step on how to schedule board meetings and annual meetings for your community association.  It will also show you how to cancel a board meeting or change the meeting details of the board […]

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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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The Top 10 Ingredients of a HIGHLY Successful Community Association Board Meeting

The Top 10 Ingredients of a HIGHLY Successful Community Association Board Meeting

The Top 10 Ingredients of a HIGHLY Successful Community Association Board Meeting By Salvatore Sciacca, Chicago Property Services So you serve on the board of directors of a condo, townhome or community association?  Or perhaps you are a homeowner at a condo association?  You probably have a full time job and perhaps are married and have a family.  If not, you probably have some hobbies or have season tickets to the Cubs games.  Right?  Well then the last thing you […]

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Condo Association Capital Projects Made Easy – 6 Simple Steps

Condo Association Capital Projects Made Easy - 6 Simple Steps

Condo Association Capital Projects Made Easy – 6 Simple Steps As a board of directors for a condo association, townhome association, or HOA, one of your biggest responsibilities is to ensure capital projects are properly funded and implemented.  Unfortunately, this is an area that tends to create some of the most challenging problems for associations – especially since capital projects involve large amounts of money.  The problems that typically arise around capital projects include but are not limited to the […]

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Top 10 ways to guarantee a stressful, headache filled disaster for your next community association capital project

Top 10 ways to guarantee a stressful, headache filled disaster for your next community association capital project

Top 10 ways to guarantee a stressful, headache filled disaster for your next community association capital project Now that the warmer weather is upon us, it is time to take on capital projects for your community association.  As a result, I would like to share some thoughts on ways that WILL guarantee a complete disaster for your capital repair and/or improvement project.  So sit back, relax, and follow these step by step instructions for a most assured complete failure. 10. Short […]

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