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The 3 Biggest Deferred Maintenance Mistakes That Condominiums Make

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The 3 Biggest Deferred Maintenance Mistakes That Condominiums Make

We all know that supplemental fees and increasing condo fees are the last thing owners want to consider, especially when it’s for something that doesn’t typically impact your day-to-day life in your home.  However, preserving your building envelope can be the best proactive investment your association makes…just ask any owner that has paid a special […]

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5 Tips For Maintaining A Self-Managed Community

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5 Tips For Maintaining A Self-Managed Community

When it comes to routine maintenance, self-managed communities are at a disadvantage. Large Boston property management companies like ours are able to use their size to reduce costs and attract vendors to each individual community, but a self-managed community doesn’t have that kind of leverage. Large management companies also have more resources in place to […]

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The Crucial Responsibility: Stepping Up To Serve On The Board Of Trustees

in Condo Associations Property Management
The Crucial Responsibility: Stepping Up To Serve On The Board Of Trustees

As the community’s primary source of guidance and leadership, a condo association’s board of trustees carries a great deal of responsibility. The board must learn how to deal with complaints from residents, enforce the association’s rules, work with third party companies like Boston condominium management  and continuously work to improve the association as a whole. […]

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Considerations on Whether To Allow Marijuana In Condos

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Considerations on Whether To Allow Marijuana In Condos

Marijuana use is still illegal under federal law. However, recent changes to Massachusetts state law allow people who have certain debilitating conditions to grow and/or use marijuana for medical reasons. This new development presents a unique challenge for condominium boards, since some residents may now wish to grow, store and utilize marijuana inside of their […]

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A Portfolio Approach to Energy Performance

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A Portfolio Approach to Energy Performance

“Energy Hogs” Multi-family communities have an opportunity to enhance their comfort and satisfaction while reducing one of the largest controllable costs they face: the cost of energy.  Associations are positioned to simultaneously reduce operating expenses, increase net operating income, improve their image and help protect our environment. Strategic investments that reduce energy use also improve […]

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Investigating How Reasonable Accommodation Requests Are

in Business Support Condo Associations Property Management
Investigating How Reasonable Accommodation Requests Are

Condo associations deal with a variety of requests from their residents on a daily basis. In most cases, the association can easily decide whether or not to grant the request based on the cost, feasibility and necessity when it comes to onsite property management. However, when requests made by residents involve accommodations for a disability, […]

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How To Prepare For Your Association’s Annual Meeting

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How To Prepare For Your Association’s Annual Meeting

The association’s annual meeting is perhaps the most important management-related event of the year. Because this meeting is so essential to the association’s future, it’s important to begin planning for the annual meeting well in advance. Below are some tips from Mediate Management Company to follow as you prepare for your association’s most highly-anticipated gathering. […]

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Stop Winging It: How Boards Can Avoid Decision Failure

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Stop Winging It: How Boards Can Avoid Decision Failure

Condominium boards exist to make decisions in the best interest of the community and then follow through. However, when it comes time to act, the board may find reasons to stall or back down. In such cases, the board becomes essentially ineffective. Some of the most common sources of decision failure include: Fear of Backlash […]

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An Effective Moving Policy Saves Money

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An Effective Moving Policy Saves Money

An effective moving policy helps associations avoid the costs of repairing building entrances and common areas, as well as other significant fees, after residents move in or out of condos.  Boston property managers at Mediate Management Company recommend associations create moving policies before the summer months and certainly prior to the heaviest day of student rental […]

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AirBnB and Subletting: 5 Keys You Must Know To Succeed

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AirBnB and Subletting: 5 Keys You Must Know To Succeed

Boston is home to numerous colleges and universities including MIT, Harvard, Boston University and Boston College. The student population puts pressure on the demand of rental properties, making property management in Boston necessary. Consequently, many students turn to sites such as AirBnB or Timeshares to find tenants willing to sublet. What is subletting? Subletting is […]

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