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Condo Management 101: How to Get Rid of Mold

mold wall Condo Management 101: How to Get Rid of Mold Mold is a serious problem, one that you don’t want to have to deal with in your condominium association. However, it can happen. A leaky plumbing pipe or water damage in an unseen area of the property can easily lead to a mold issue. Mold can be tricky to detect and expensive to remove. It is essential to find mold problems quickly so that the issue can be taken care of as soon as possible. Learn more about mold detection and remediation. Then rely on your Chicago condo management team to...
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Summer Season: Up Your Property Management Game with Top Tips

summer flowers Summer Season: Up Your Property Management Game with Top Tips As a rental property owner, it is important to have changing management plans as the seasons change. Each new season comes with its own set of problems and requirements. As summer approaches, it is important to consider the needs of your properties associated with this season. Below are a few top tips to follow to help your properties remain successful with tenants happy and content. Outdoor Amenity Check If you offer a rental property with outdoor amenities, you need to be sure that these options are functioning properly. Take a...
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Rent and COVID-19: How to Help Your Tenants During This Time of Crisis

person with latex gloves sitting Rent and COVID-19: How to Help Your Tenants During This Time of Crisis As a rental condo owner, the current market is a difficult one to navigate. Across the world, people are under stay at home orders, with millions of people having lost their employment status. In the US, the federal government has provided stimulus funds, but many people still have not received this money, nor is it enough to sustain everyday life. With your rental properties, you may begin to see your tenants have a hard time paying their monthly rent. Use your Chicago property management company to work...
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Easy Landscaping Tips for Your Condo Association

Brick wall Easy Landscaping Tips for Your Condo Association As a board member of a condo association in Chicago, you need to ensure the landscaping of your property is well taken care of. With a nice visual presentation on the outside, potential residents will be ready and willing to make your association their home. Quality landscaping keeps your property looking fresh as well as maintains the value of your land. By just utilizing a few simple tips, you can keep track of regular landscaping and keep your residents happy and content. Setting Landscaping Appointments If you are self-managing your association, setting landscaping...
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Preparing For Fallout Of Covid-19

woman with mask Preparing For Fallout Of Covid-19 As a property owner or manager, you’re probably seeing some of the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic already. Perhaps you’re dealing with tenants who’ve paid rent for April but May has now arrived. What do you do if you’re not receiving rental payments during this time? How can Chicago property managers prepare? Here are a few things to look for as you approach a new month while still on lockdown in many locations. Know Demand Is Dropping Your rental demand may be on a decline. This is a trend that was shown in the last...
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