How does a community association board decide when an engineer is a wise spend for a capital or maintenance project? Here we explain the role of a building engineer and when it is in your best interest to engage one.
The construction industry is not immune to the vast labor and materials shortages, as well as inflation, that all industries began suffering from in 2021. Here’s what is happening, and how community associations can navigate it as painlessly as possible.
Buffalo Grove, IL is a great place to enjoy some quality family fun any time of year. In the northern suburbs of Chicago, Buffalo Grove is known for its quaint downtown area. It has plenty of restaurants, locally-owned shops, and major retailers all in close proximity. In addition, it is a great community for families, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city and O’Hare International Airport. Here are some of our favorite activities in Buffalo Grove for families.
When considering which is better to invest in, or which lifestyle best suits you, these differences between condominiums and townhomes are what you should consider.
These spots for brunch in the southwest suburbs of Chicago feature great menu variety and atmosphere, quality ingredients, and are delicious.
Climate change, a pandemic, and the fleeting summer weather remind us not to take our beaches for granted. Here are our favorite Chicago and Evanston, IL beaches.
Effective January 1, 2022, the Condominium Act of Illinois is amended to state that an association can amend their Declaration/By-laws to provide that a majority of the board must be owner-occupants.
Updated August 10, 2022 As a condominium owner, it is natural to feel frustrated when it takes too long for a maintenance vendor to arrive, or when you head to work and the parking lot isn’t plowed. You may not deem fair one of the community’s rules. Yet, when homeowners attempt to solve these problems, they often contact the incorrect party, resulting in a delay in the result they are hoping for. It is a common misunderstanding that your property management company is the party at the root of these issues. In this article, we explain the difference between the homeowners’ association and the HOA property management company.
Condo plumbing issues are something no owner wants to deal with. But you can avoid major headaches by understanding the HOA plumbing responsibilities, and some preventative practices.
You can keep your books, succeed at budgeting, and file taxes without overpaying and without surprises cost-effectively by leveraging HOA accounting services only for these crucial items.