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On The Board Holiday Tipping Etiquette
Holiday Tipping Etiquette

At this time of year, it’s customary (and just good manners) to show your appreciation for the work your building or association staff does for you and your neighbors by giving year-end holiday tips—but how much to give, and how to give it …

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Maintenance white radiator on a light wall in the room
The Myth of Radiator Valves

October marked the beginning of heating season in New York City.  For those of you who have cast iron radiators to heat your apartments, here’s a helpful tip: Radiator valves will turn your radiators on and off. Simple right? But did you k…

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On The Board Close up view of Christmas wreath of spruce branches hanging on apartment front door.
Holiday Display Rules

The holiday season is well underway, with trees, wreaths, twinkle lights, and all the other festive trimmings coming out of storage and going up in lobbies, hallways, and other common areas. Many co-op and condo residents are also breaking …

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Big Design Projects Coming?

While visions of sugar plums may be dancing through your head this time of year, if you’re sitting on the board of your condominium or co-op it may be time to think about projects a bit further down the road; specifically, projects that are…

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Buying & Selling Graph representing the rise in mortgage interest rates drawn on a chalkboard lying on a wooden table. A model of a house with a red roof is on the chalkboard. Finance and real estate concept.
Rising Interest Rates

For the first time in many years, interest rate volatility is a factor in the housing market. The long period of low inflation and low-rate stability that characterized equity growth and a seemingly permanently turbo-charged housing market …

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