Residue from cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products—known as thirdhand smoke—can cause carcinogens and heavy metals to build up on walls, ceilings, fabrics, HVAC units, and dust, posing a risk to health if inhaled or ingested.
New guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will allow more condominium units to be eligible for mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration—making homeownership more attainable for first-time buyers.
More and more, older adults favor aging in place, preferring to remain active and independent beyond middle age while still having access to transportation options and healthcare services they can use as their needs change.
As natural disasters become more frequent and destructive, it’s important that community associations adopt a comprehensive plan to prepare, respond, and recover from these extreme weather events.
Condominiums and cooperatives in New York City have until Jan. 1 to comply with a safety regulation from the city’s Department of Buildings that requires installation of door-lock monitoring systems to prevent an elevator from moving if the doors are not fully closed.