Top 3 Things to Look for in a Condo or HOA or Property Manager

In many ways associations like condo trusts, or homeowner associations (HOAs) make it easier to get collective efficiency for joint owners of a property, and help ensure its proper maintenance and protection for all.  However for many associations, particularly self-managed ones, it can be challenging to effectively distribute the workload of running such an association.  This is where the services of a proper management company come in.  Not all property and condo management firms are alike, and have different strengths and weaknesses with some being more ideally suited for specific applications.  On whole there are a few things we recommend looking out for when it comes to a manager for your condo, or homeowner association (HOA).

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Smarter Homeownership – How Housequarters Does it Differently

It’s easy to search the internet for names of home professionals (contractors, real estate brokers, insurance professionals, mortgages, lawyers and more) but then comes the time consuming task of trying to figure out if they are any good. You check reviews, you call friends, you try lead-generation sites, you make lots of calls and even try to find the few pros who will actually engage via email. And then you start to ask yourself…is homeownership really worth all this? Is my valuable time worth all this effort? We agree. That is why Housequarters offers Smarter Homeownership that any house and condo owner can use.
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Tough Luck!

Every so often we encounter situations where our, though no fault of their own, customers encounter a little tough luck. Over this past summer, we had a few, and thought we would share them.
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Homebuying Made Easy – Better, Cheaper, Easier

Guiding someone through a home purchase is about more than just getting a deal done.  It’s about finding the right property at the right price for the home buyer.  Information helps with this and brokering has become even easier in today’s world of ubiquitous information.  The best buyer or seller’s agent is going to be the one who understands EVERYTHING about a home, understands how to best leverage technology and information sources, and can discern useful insights from the available data. Housequarters is that type of broker, doing it so well we give money back to buyers, and keep money in the pockets of sellers.  We’re not about just doing deals.  We’re about forming lifetime relationship with happy homeowners by making homeownership easy.
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The Top 5 Things to Consider in Master Condo Insurance

Over my 23 years in the insurance industry, I have seen what I consider to be the evolution of condominium insurance. From the large high-rise condo projects in Downtown Boston, to the “condo conversion” projects of the 2-4 unit buildings in the neighborhoods, cities and towns surrounding Boston, I’ve seen it all (almost, at least). Whether you are converting a multi-family, or purchasing a unit for the first time, here are some guidelines to help the insurance aspect of the experience a little less painful. (As a matter of housekeeping, when I use the term “Agent” I am referring to Insurance Agents.)
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