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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 Qualities of Highly Qualified Community Association Vendors

Top 10 Qualities of Highly Qualified Community Association Vendors

Top 10 Qualities of Highly Qualified Community Association Vendors There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that it is very important for community associations such as condos, townhomes or HOA’s to have good solid management companies in place.  A good management company will ensure that an association plans for the future, has a high functioning board in place, adopts a clear and concise operational plan and has the right resources to address both minor and major repairs and renovations. Those […]

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The Top 10 (Guaranteed) Ways to Blow Your 2016 Condo Association Budget

The Top 10 (Guaranteed) Ways to Blow Your 2016 Condo Association Budget

The Top 10 (Guaranteed) Ways to Blow Your 2016 Condo Association Budget Now that Fall is upon us, you can bet your bottom dollar on 2 things.  Old man winter is right around the corner and it is time to prepare and approve next year’s budget.  And in order to run an association in a fiscally sound fashion, the board of directors must take the time to review the financial history of the association and to properly plan for 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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Salvatore J. Sciacca aka “Condoboss” Contributes to ANOTHER Tribune Article. This one is titled “How to increase your association’s voter participation”

Salvatore J. Sciacca aka "Condoboss" Contributes to ANOTHER Tribune Article.  This one is titled "How to increase your association's voter participation"

Salvatore J. Sciacca aka “Condoboss” Contributes to ANOTHER Tribune Article.  This one is titled “How to increase your association’s voter participation” Do you live in a community association such as a condo, townhome or HOA?  Do you serve on the board of directors?  Are you a community property manager looking to drive annual meeting attendance?  Do you wish you had greater homeowner attendance and turnout for your annual meetings/elections?  To find the answers to this very important question, read this […]

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ACTHA presents the SPRING 2015 Educational Conference on Saturday, April 18 at Drury Lane in Oakbrook

ACTHA presents the SPRING 2015 Educational Conference on Saturday, April 18 at Drury Lane in Oakbrook

ACTHA, Illinois’ Most Focused Resource for: Community Associations, Board Members, Owners, presents the SPRING 2015 Educational Conference When: Saturday, April 18 Where: Drury Lane in Oakbrook Register HERE Are you a vendor looking to expand your presence within the condo association industry?  Are you a property manager specializing on condo property management?  Are you a board of director serving on a board of an IL based community association? I strongly urge you to consider attending this upcoming event. Board of Directors: Attention board of directors of […]

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Attention Condo Managers, Board Presidents and Vendors: Don’t miss the Chicagoland Cooperator’s Spring Expo, May 16, 2015

Attention Condo Managers, Board Presidents and Vendors: Don't miss the Chicagoland Cooperator's Spring Expo, May 16, 2015

Attention Condo Managers, Board Presidents and Vendors: Don’t miss the Chicagoland Cooperator’s Spring Expo When: Saturday, May 16, 2015 Expo Location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Register HERE Attention condo and townhome association board members and presidents!  You won’t want to miss the upcoming spring expo hosted by the Chicagoland Cooperator.  Come meet prospective condo new management firms and prospective new vendors.  Learn about the latest IL laws that affect condo, townhome and HOA community associations. Join board and association […]

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The TOP 10 Ways to GUARANTEE Leaks, Water Infiltration, Plumbing Backups and Floods

The TOP 10 Ways to GUARANTEE Leaks, Water Infiltration,  Plumbing Backups and Floods

The TOP 10 Ways to GUARANTEE Leaks, Water Infiltration,  Plumbing Backups and Floods A Guide for Association Board Member Dummies What are the best ways to guarantee headaches, stress, and a whole lot of plumbing and repair bills for you and all the homeowners of your association?  This guide will give you step by step instructions to make that easily happen.  And as an added benefit, the association is certain to spend more money than was budgeted.  This will allow […]

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Condoboss Q&A #8: How Proper HVAC Maintenance Helps Condo Associations and HOA Communities Save Time and Money

Condoboss Q&A #8: How Proper HVAC Maintenance Helps Condo Associations and HOA Communities Save Time and Money

Condoboss Q&A #8: How Proper HVAC Maintenance Helps Condo Associations and HOA Communities Save Time and Money In the latest edition of the Condoboss Q&A series, Salvatore J. Sciacca sat down and interviewed Michael Carpenter, the VP and GM of service at YMI Mechanical and asked him questions on how to help community associations properly maintain their HVAC equipment AND save time and money. Condoboss (CB): What are the best ways to properly prepare HVAC equipment for the winter months? Michael […]

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