Reserve Studies


Sep 05, 2015 Leave a comment

How much will your real estate investment cost to maintain five years from now? Ten years from now? Fifteen or twenty years from now? Whether you own a commercial building or a two bedroom condominium, at some point the roof needs replaced, the façade will need tuck pointing or the air conditioner will reach the […]

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Evaluating Low Bids


Sep 05, 2015 Leave a comment

These tough economic times require homeowner associations to explore all of their options prior to undertaking a capital project. Many associations move forward with capital improvement projects without first performing the necessary due diligence on the front end of the project. These associations contact contractors and ask them to provide the association with a quote […]

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De-Icing Agents


Sep 05, 2015 1 Comment

We are often asked about de-icing and what is recommended. There are several products to consider when choosing de-icing agents, Sodium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Magnesium Chloride, and Acetates are just a few. When addressing which product to use, attention need to be given to product effectiveness, potential of remedial damage to trees, grasses and bedding […]

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A Green Approach to Building Maintenance and Repair


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Today there is lots of chatter about sustainability, green building issues, and reducing our personal carbon footprints. There is also lots of talk about stimulus money and tax credits. Does that mean homeowners associations s and condominium boards should be approving the installation of roof- mounted solar panels or wind turbines? Or how about a […]

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