Whether considering HOA security for a two-flat condo or a multi-building community with hundreds of units, security cameras are a key component to security and safety. In this article, we cover laws and guidelines when it comes to HOA security, the reasons to use a condominium security system, and why cameras aren’t the only component of security to be aware of.
Holiday season 2019 is in full swing! Many cities are lighting their Christmas trees, setting up holiday light displays, and indulging in sweet treats. Chicago and the suburbs offer up plenty of holiday activities to participate in. Check out our five favorite suburban Chicago holiday activities that we guarantee you won’t want to miss.
Beginning January 1, 2020, adults 21 years of age and older will be able to purchase and possess up to 30 grams of marijuana for recreational use. To avoid issues and keep the peace, Illinois condominium associations will want to get rules and regulations in place before then.
There are some challenges to having a pool in your community association. The biggest challenges tend to be related to the residents, rather than the maintenance. Here are some simple guidelines for HOA and condo pool rules, rule enforcement, and managing to avoid chaos.
Ensuring your young ones attend a good school can be stressful and merits research. As a parent, you want to choose an environment that will encourage your child to excel and offer great learning opportunities. If you live in Oak Park, there are a multitude of options to pick from and it can be overwhelming. We’ve narrowed it down to the best-rated public and private schools.
Looking to try out some new restaurants in the Buffalo Grove area? It can get old going to the same places every time you go out to eat, so maybe it’s time to try something new for a change. Start by getting out of your comfort zone and check out one of the restaurants below.
The many different condominium 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.
Summer is winding down, and the kids are going back to school, so it is just the time to enjoy some quality family fun. 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 late summer activities in Buffalo Grove for families.
Succeeding as a homeowners association board, especially when it comes to close-proximity communities, can be quite challenging. There are many responsibilities, including fiduciary. Plus, homeowners are, understandably, quite emotional about what should be their safe and happy space. We know HOA and condo boards should enforce rules, have effective meetings, and take minutes. But the recipe to association board success isn’t that simple. The board must act as a team, effectively deal with problems, and be open-minded. Here we explain the characteristics that make an association board successful.