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.
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.
Condo association board members are no stranger to condo noise complaints. From loud music, barking dogs, and fireworks in the summer, the opportunities for disruptions are many. Of course, you want everyone to be respectful and mindful of one another, but not all tenants are perfect. To help you keep a happy and safe community, we’ve listed some tactics condominium property managers use to tackle the problem of condo noise complaints.
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.
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.
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 property managers, one of the issues we help homeowners with is humidity and it’s effects in their home. If your home has high humidity levels, you may find yourself uncomfortable even lounging on the couch. Or worse, high humidity levels could cause mold and bacteria to grow. In this Part 2 of our blog series on indoor humidity, we do a deep dive into high humidity in your home, and what to do about it.
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.