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Catastrophic Building Failure
Deferred Maintenance Triggers Catastrophic Building Failure
Champlain Tower 2 is an alarming example of a catastrophic failure that can occur when escalating deterioration and delayed action collide.
Factoring Costs from COVID-19
Close to a year since the COVID-19 pandemic upended our lives, we now have some insight into its impact on community association operating budgets, reserves planning, maintenance requirements, and increased costs for professional services.
Adding it Up
Take Charge of Your HOA’s Budget Planning Process in 10 Easy Steps
The budget is the first, crucial step to restoring aged, once-beautiful communities to their former glory, and it determines the enjoyment residents will derive from their community.
What to Do, and Who to Call
The most important steps you should take to identify the source, notify correctly, and control and prevent further damage to your home and property.
Solving the HOA Deferred Maintenance Challenge
Strategic Solutions to Reverse the Cycle of Disrepair
Of all the challenges confronting HOAs and boards, deferred maintenance has emerged as the single greatest cause of increased insurance and legal costs, declining property values, and resident complaints.
How HOA Boards Get Assessments Approved
Adopt an Assessment Approval Strategy
Homeowners are more likely to be defensive and resistant if they feel they’re being blindsided. There are a number of steps boards can take to make the assessment process less controversial.
Water Leaks and Water Damage
Water Leaks and Water Damage Detection
Almost everyone – whether renter or homeowner, has or will experience a water leak in their home, and most of us assume we’ll know or be able to tell if there’s a leak when it first occurs. Don’t bet on it!
COVID-19: The New Normal
Are We There Yet?
With several months of the pandemic behind us, experts now have some insight into the COVID-19 impact on HOA communities.
Balancing Work and Home Life During COVID
Know Which Boundaries to Set, and When
Over half of the commuting work population has worked from home since early 2020 due to COVID-19. In HOA management companies, we’ve proven just how successful remote work can be for boards and residents, as well as for management staff.
The Basics About Condo Living
What Residents Should Know and How it Works
The number one role of the Board of Directors is ultimately to increase property values. There are many ways of going about this. Often, improved quality of life in the community can be simultaneously achieved with efforts that involve improving return on investment.
Determining Who Pays for Condo Flood Repairs
HOA and Homeowner Responsibility
There is a 26 percent chance of experiencing a flood during the life of a 30 year mortgage (more than six times the likelihood of a fire). Find out what you can do to simplify the insurance claims process.