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The Price is...Right? Adjusting Valuations for Pandemic's Impact

Even before COVID-19, where real estate values were going was the elephant lurking in the room.

Can Dog Walkers and Nannies Come into my Co-Op Now?

New York City has begun the slow process of reopening, but reopening does not mean a return to normal.

How to Reopen Building Gyms and Pools?

When it comes to reopening gyms and pools in New York buildings, managers move with extreme caution.

NYC Apartment Renovations in Covid

Anyone in the middle of an apt. renovation in NYC found themselves in a serious jam.

Doormen vs. Security Guards: Who Loves Ya?

When choosing a doorman or a security guard, cost is not the main factor.

Managing Conflict: When Residents Take Sides

Inevitably, conflicts happen between neighbors next door in a co-op or condo.

The Evolution of Property Management

Property management has changed, but personal contact remains a priority.

Co-ops, Condos, & Social Media

Social media is absent from communication in the majority of NY co-ops and condos.

Warranties and Service Agreements

There are no guarantees when it comes to building systems, parts and components.

Carnegie Hill Co-op Powered by Committees

At many NYC co-ops and condos, the board is led by a group of dedicated doers.

Elevators: When It's Time to Consider an Upgrade

Now, boards must consider whether to fully modernize elevators, or just comply.

Hygiene in Shared Amenities

Keeping amenities well maintained retains value and protects those who use them. 

Capital Reserve Funds: How Much?

Buildings need adequate capital reserve funds, whether for repairs, replacements or emergencies.

Building Demolition: Minimizing Disruption

When building-a-building happens next door, management gets involved to protect the people, and residence, in their charge.

Coping with Delivery Overload

E-commerce has changed people’s shopping habits, including the way residents receive their deliveries.

A Co-op Forgot to Send the Storage Bill.

If a co-op neglects to send a bill for 8 years, does the shareholder still have to pay?

How to Keep Unwelcome Pigeons at Bay

Tell your superintendent if birds flock at your windows. Removal is not a DIY job.

When a Neighbor is Taking Your Newspaper

Newspaper missing? If a neighbor is swiping it, this could violate house rules.

The Expensive Surprises That Lurk Behind Walls

Leaks caused extensive water damage. How to fix the masonry without removing the windows? Aha!

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