Association Knowledge Bank

  • Winterizing Your Association

    Winterizing is an important step for every association, says Amanda Yamour, business development manager for Giertsen, a disaster restoration...

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  • Who’s in Charge Here?

    Homeowners associations are organized with a board of directors who help the community run smoothly. The board consists of...

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  • Who makes the condo rules

    Who Makes the Rules?

    Every society depends on an infrastructure of rules to guide individuals’ behavior. Limits help people to live together peacefully....

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  • Boucher v. 111 Changes Everything

    by Michael Rosenbaum, attorney at Fischel Kahn This summer, the legal case Boucher v. 111 E. Chestnut shook up...

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  • Illinois Ombudsperson Act: Next Steps

      Until now, most activity around the Illinois Ombudsperson Act of 2017 has involved setting up the position and...

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  • Community association board meeting

    What an Association Board Does for You

    As you may know, community associations have a board to help the association run smoothly. The board consists of...

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  • Property taxes for Associations

    How your Association’s budget is calculated

    Your property manager and your assigned accountant are currently gathering historical information that will be used to build a...

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  • 2017 Tax Bills: What’s Next

    This guest post is the third installment of our property tax series from our one of our vendor partners,...

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  • Why hire a professional painter?

    Why hire a professional vs. painting yourself?

    by Carmina Arroyo, CertaPro Painters of Des Plaines/Northwest Chicago You’ve decided it’s time to refresh your home’s interior. Perhaps...

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  • Reserve study financial bar graphs report

    Why a Reserve Study Should Be Your Building’s Bible

    by Diana Turowski, LMS Property Manager, 565 West Quincy Condominium Association   In a perfect world, you would always...

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