The many different condo association rules and governing documents can be a challenge to keep straight. Association residents and board members will be most empowered by understanding them. Likewise, knowing what happens when bylaws are violated is crucial for residents and board members alike. Here we summarize and simplify condo bylaws, declarations, and rules and regulations.
Living in a peaceful, friendly residential community is very fulfilling. Some would say it is a basic necessity. Yet, we are all human and sometimes co-habitating can be challenging, especially when residents are in close proximity to one another. Homeowners and HOAs alike may not be sure the best way to remedy, or diffuse, a situation.
For many prospective home buyers in Chicagoland, the question arises of the pros and cons of an attached vs detached home. We interviewed realtor Jena Mancione, and dove deep into some price point research on Trulia, to get you the most important points of comparison.
With Chicagoland’s sun-snow-sun-snow-sun pattern, we all are bit stir crazy, especially young children. Warm weather is almost here to stay for a few months in the Midwest. With plenty of green grass, parks, and fun things to do in Schaumburg, IL, it is a perfect Chicago suburb for kids to spend their time outside. From waterpark to baseball, there is plenty for families with kids to choose from. Here are our top choices for children’s outdoor activities in Schaumburg, IL.
As the seasons change and warmer weather settles in, many will spend the next few months enjoying the outdoors right in their own backyards. You may be dreaming of hosting get-togethers, grilling out, or tending your garden. Although, if you live in a townhome or condo HOA, you may have to abide by some backyard rules. Homeowners with shared yards or those who live in close proximity of one another must keep things nice and orderly for the sake of the community. Here we summarize common HOA backyard rules and how to abide by them.
Spring is finally here so it’s time to stop hibernating inside and venture outdoors! With warmer weather approaching, many people like to get outside, join volunteer groups, or meet the new neighbor who moved in during winter. As an HOA board member, it’s your job to help create a friendly environment where homeowners feel proud of where they live. Many people want to know their neighbors instead of feeling like it’s just a bunch of town homes that share a wall. An easy way to encourage neighborly love is with community activities such as a block party or neighborhood garage sale. Here are some tips on planning a seamless event in your HOA community.
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. 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 management company.
Condo Associations and HOAs often find it a bit challenging to enforce all the rules. Not enforcing rules can upset members, cause issues, and possibly even create a legal issue. Here we explain the importance of implementing and enforcing rules, and provide resources so condo and HOA boards can make it manageable.
When you live in a homeowners’ association, you agree to uphold all the rules that go along with living there. The reason an HOA has rules is to ensure proper order and a smooth running of the community. Without these rules, everyone would be free to do as they please, which can lead to issues. But what about when you find your homeowners’ association not enforcing rules? Here we outline some simple solutions for homeowners to get an HOA back on track.
At this point, everyone has cabin fever in the Chicagoland area, so it is a great time to check out upcoming activities. Dee Park, Des Plaines, IL is home to a public park and recreational center belonging to the Golf Maine Park District. The park and rec center both host many activities, sports events, and include many seasonal programs for people of all ages.