In the days of Pinterest, everyone wants their birthday party, baby shower, or anniversary party to stand out and uniquely entertain. Finding a venue is usually the first, and most difficult step. Many places book up fast. Sometimes, going the unconventional route is the best way, and we’re here to share our four favorite unique party venues in Aurora, IL.
Sometimes a situation arises that prompts a homeowners’ association to create a new rule. It is important to know how to change HOA rules properly. You’ll want to be legally compliant, and to manage concerns of HOA members. Here is a guide to adding rule amendments.
Condo and community association boards are to represent the community’s needs and act in their best interest. As such, they have fiduciary responsibility to be fair and transparent. One of our preferred vendors Keough & Moody, P.C., recently explained how the 2018 ruling in Boucher v. 111 East Chestnut Condominium Association, Inc. reminds us how to comply, and prevent issues. Read the below explanations of laws and expectations to determine if you need to change your board’s practices.
Fall is in full swing… Temperatures have started to drop, leaves are falling, and it has started to get dark earlier in the evening. Halloween is right around the corner; fall events are popping up left and right and winter events are close behind. There is no shortage of fun things to do in Des Plaines, IL in Fall and Winter, many of them free! From early October with the infamous Des Plaines Fall Fest, to the Winter Wonderland in December, there are traditions to be made for all ages. Check out some of our favorite seasonal events in Des Plaines heading into this holiday season.
For a homeowners’ association to function properly, a Board of Directors is a necessity. The volunteers elected to be on the board are responsible for ensuring the community runs smoothly and the association functions normally. Without a capable board, the community may become neglected and fall apart. For your reference, here we describe HOA leadership roles and duties.
Labor Day has come and gone, and fall weather is officially upon us. The mornings are crisper in Chicagoland, and some of us are ready for pumpkin patches and apple picking. Located just west of Chicago’s downtown sits Oak Park. Among Oak Park activities are a great assortment for families and young adults who still want to be near the city. For more events going on in Oak Park than we share here, check out their main event page.
Summer is winding down and soon the air will be crisp and the leaves will change colors. Fall is filled with family fun activities like hayrides, apple picking, and pumpkin carving. But sometimes you want to change things up and find a new and different event to attend. These four fun things to do in Orland Park are certainly unique, and there’s something for everyone! Keep reading for a few unique activities that could become your next fall tradition.
Earlier this summer in July, a substantial fire destroyed nearly 75% of a condo association in Prospect Heights, IL. Associations for townhomes, condominiums, and single family homes need not overlook community planning for disaster management. Whether it’s a tornado, flood, or fire, community preparedness is crucial, lest you find yourself scrambling in an emergency.
Understanding general home repair and maintenance is an important part of being a homeowner. Not every broken appliance needs to be fixed by a professional and, in fact, most repairs can be done by yourself. Repairing issues by yourself is cost-effective, time-saving, and can possibly extend the life of your appliances. But even if you intend to hire out all repairs, you’ll want to understand how things work. Here’s a list of general home repair and maintenance tips that every homeowner should be knowledgeable on.
Not only are leaky basements smelly and gross, but they also pose a huge risk to your home’s value. Basement moisture can ruin your floors and walls, encourage mold development, and even cause damage to your roofing. Some fixes are easy. But many homeowners struggle with understanding basement leaks where wall meets floor, and with finding a solution. In a previous article, we discuss rain leak solutions. This article, however, focuses on a specific type of leak: cove joint seepage. We help you find solutions for basement leaks where wall meets floor, and how you can go about solving the issue.