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  • CPG Website Refresh

    CPG Website Refresh

    The CPG company website redesign has been completed.  The goal was to streamline the site with a singular focus on Chicago property management as this is what we do!  We are Chicago property managers. We still have many tweaks to complete includ…
    - 28 May 16, 12:58am -
  • Project Highlight: Springtime Grounds Cleanup

    Project Highlight:  Springtime Grounds Cleanup

    After the winter, one very simple and affordable step that can make a property look great is a quick spring landscape grounds cleanup. The cleanup should of course include weeding and cleaning all fallen leaves and debris from the property. We also r…
    - 20 May 16, 12:50am -
  • Security Deposit or Move Fee, Landlords You Make The Call

    Security Deposit or Move Fee, Landlords You Make The Call

    Many Chicago landlords are moving away from holding security deposits in favor of taking a nominal move-fee. Clarity around this practice has recently been established and a move fee should not exceed half of the monthly rent. So why the change from…
    - 29 Apr 16, 1:16am -
  • 2016 CRLTO Security Deposit Interest Rate

    2016 CRLTO Security Deposit Interest Rate

    The 2016 CRLTO security deposit interest rate was released in January and remains unchanged from the 2015 rate of 0.01%.  Legal partner KSN provides a nice article on the new rate and the security deposit ordinance.
    - 13 Feb 16, 11:33pm -
  • Tips: Prevent Frozen Pipes

    Tips:  Prevent Frozen Pipes

    COLD WEATHER ALERT:  Some TIPS FOR PREVENTING FROZEN PIPES In anticipation of severe cold weather in the Chicago area this winter, please make sure your unit is sufficiently heated, even if you plan to be out of town. Please be safe, use approved he…
    - 13 Jan 16, 2:45am -
  • Project Highlight: Riser Replacement Redux

    Project Highlight:  Riser Replacement Redux

    Over and over we address plumbing issues in condo conversion projects.  This year, continuing into next, we have completed and scheduled a number of plumbing water riser replacement projects.  This is not by desire but out of necessity as many vin…
    - 28 Nov 15, 2:06am -
  • Project Highlight: Iron Fence and Deck Facelift

    Project Highlight:  Iron Fence and Deck Facelift

    Just beating out the cold weather, one of our managed communities just completed a comprehensive iron fence and deck repair and painting project.  This included repair, prep, and painting of all iron fencing, stairs and decking.  The iron work loo…
    - 25 Nov 15, 10:46pm -
  • Project Highlight: Parapet Wall and Roof Repair a Holistic Approach

    Project Highlight:  Parapet Wall and Roof Repair a Holistic Approach

    One of our managed condominium associations recently completed a fairly extensive inner parapet wall, capstone, and roof flashing repair. In short, roofers need to know masonry and masons need to know roofing. The project began with a basic roofing i…
    - 14 Nov 15, 1:44am -
  • Project Highlight: Great Looking Landscaping Starts with Great Design

    Project Highlight:  Great Looking Landscaping Starts with Great Design

    We are coming to the conclusion of the design phase of another one of our landscaping projects for one of our managed associations. The goal was to reduce maintenance cost and improve light flow into the ground floor units. The implementation and pla…
    - 14 Sep 15, 3:20am -
  • Project Highlight: Courtyard Landscape Renovation

    Project Highlight:  Courtyard Landscape Renovation

    We just completed our latest landscaping project at one of our condominium associations. The goal of the project was threefold.  First and foremost, improve drainage during moderate to heavy rainfall.  Second, reduce, simplify, and eliminate ongo…
    - 19 May 15, 12:19am -

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