Fresh Start – New Board Member Resolutions for 2017

What a year 2016 has been.  The national election has certainly caused a fundamental divide within our country.  On a much smaller scale, similar issues can happen within some communities. All Board of Directors and their respective Boards work through a democratic process.  Unfortunately, immediately after the election some owners will second-guess the very Board […]

Snow Removal Shortcuts that Save Time and Energy

How to Get the Most out of Your Snow Blower and Snow Shovel   Got snow? We bet you do. If your back has been aching after a long winter of shoveling or blowing snow, maybe you’re doing it wrong. Here’s some advice from Consumer Reports home expert Eric Hado that’ll make snow removal a […]

Fire Safety for Seniors

It’s a fact that older adults, aged 65 and more, die in home fires far more often than the rest of the population. However, you can retire fire by taking care of yourself and influencing others, such as your neighbors, friends and family, about fire safety. People can and have saved their own lives and the […]

Fall Chores for your Condominium Community

It’s that time of year when your board and management company needs to start prepping the common areas for fall and winter.  All exterior common area amenities, equipment and furniture will need to be cleaned, put away and you will need to take note of what needs to be replaced or repaired for next season. […]

Foreclosure – Beware of the Zombies!

What to do when a unit is vacant and caught in the endless Foreclosure whirlwind   The foreclosure and economic apocalypse that started in 2008 is still alive and well.  Most communities have units where the homeowner moved out before the Marshall threw them out or they passed away and the bank hasn’t foreclosed on […]

The Small Developer – Working in Unison with KPM

The Small Developer – Working in Unison with KPM   I have been in real estate management for 30 years and have seen the industry change, dodge, and weave through different tumultuous times. Even though the economy has improved for most, in the past couple of years, the suburban development boom has changed from the […]

Dogs in Your Community – Oh Poop!

Dogs in Your Community   Living within a community can be challenging for many reasons and your neighbor’s dog “Sir Barksalot” can be one of those very reasons.  I have found that generally residents are even more passionate about their pets than they are about other members of their family.  Tell someone that you are […]

Rental Apartment Amenities – Most Popular

Rental Apartment Amenities – Most Popular Since the proliferation of rental buildings / communities’, amenities have greatly evolved, adapting to the changing needs of the sophisticated renter.  Amenities that were once a luxury are now considered basics.  Hardwood and laminate floors, stainless steel appliances, the fitness center, a pet spa, the pool, and the concierge […]