Hales Property Management Newsletter

November Newsletter 2018

    • Important Dates to Remember
    • 2018 HPM Food Drive
    • How to: Actually Save Money During Black Friday
    • Q&A: What should I do if I think my building needs more security?
    • Maintenance Tip: Get a Fire Extinguisher for Your Kitchen
  • How to: Actually Save Money During Black Friday


November 11: Veteran’s Day
November 16 – 24: Christkindlmarket Opens
November 16 – 17: Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
November 22: Thanksgiving Parade
November 22: Turkey Trot
November 29 : Adults Night Out at Lincoln Park Zoo

2018 Food Drive

We are pleased to announce our 6th Annual Food Drive to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository! Last year, we collected over $1,500 in combined food and monetary donations, which provided roughly 5,500 meals to Chicago residents. Our goal this year is to collect $5,000 in donations, which will provide 15,000 meals!! We will be holding a food drive at participating client locations on December 7th, 2018 to collect food items (more to come on this!). If you would like to make a monetary donation prior to this, please go to www.halesinc.com/donate.


Web-Portal: Did you know the web portal is mobile friendly? Click here to view instructions on how to access the site through your phone!
Office Hours: Our normal office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30am to 5pm, and Friday 8:30am to 1pm. For afterhours emergencies, contact 312-666-0149, option 1. The online web portal is available 24/7 for any resident request.
Announcements: Hales would like to welcome Sam Biesecker to the team! Sam is a recent college graduate and has been working closely with the operations team as a Property Assistant.
Rentals: As a friendly reminder, owners who are currently renting or plan to rent their unit need to contact [email protected] prior to moving a tenant in or out of the building. Additionally, per the Illinois Condominium Property Act, all leases need to be supplied at the time of signing.
Are you aware of the Hales Rental Management Program? For more information, please fill out our rental services form.
If you are selling or refinancing, please visit www.halesinc.com/selling.

How To: Actually Save Money During Black Friday

It’s November again, which means the biggest shopping day of the year is upon us. Attitudes on Black Friday vary, from those willing to stand in line for hours to score a deal, to those who choose to ignore the madness entirely. One thing’s for sure, it can be easy to get swept up and spend too much with all of the deals advertised. Here are three tips to get the most out of Black Friday this year.

  1. Go into it prepared. Rather than buying things on the fly because it seems like a good deal, think of what you actually need and go into Black Friday with that in mind.
  2. Don’t buy things on impulse. That’s what sales are for, after all. But no matter how high the discount, don’t buy the item just because you’re “saving money”. If you didn’t need the thing in the first place, then you’re not actually saving money, are you?
  3. Save your time. If you spend too long waiting for a door buster or browse Amazon for 12 hours, you might not be getting as good of a deal on sales items as you think. Get in, get out, and be done with it.


Q & A

Q: What should I do if I think my building needs more security?

A: Every building should have basic security measures, such as auto-locking front doors. If you think your building needs more security, you should bring this up at your HOA meeting and put it to a vote. Installing cameras or other extra security measures come at a cost and requires buy-in from enough owners in the building.


Get a Fire Extinguisher for Your Kitchen

You may have heard that every kitchen should have a fire extinguisher, but do you actually pay attention to this advice? If you’ve ever seen a grease fire in all its glory, then you should probably take it more seriously. Here’s how to choose a fire extinguisher for your kitchen.

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