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Five Ways to Keep Snow from Burying Your Budget

Despite what the meteorologist on your nightly news might tell you, it’s actually pretty hard to predict the weather. And that means it’s difficult …

Preventing Community Association Fraud: Part Two – Your Property Management Company’s Role

Fraud can strike just about any association – even one that is professionally managed – regardless of how small or large your community may be. …

How to Plan an Effective Budget for a Community Association

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Buying a Home in a Community Association: Part Two – Evaluating an HOA’s Health

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How to Boost Your Home’s Value Before You Sell

Your home is likely the single largest purchase you will make and your greatest investment. When you sell it, you obviously want to get the greatest …

Communication to Renters Why It Matters To Your Association

Does your board and management team communicate to the renters in your community? If no, why not? In communities where renters makeup a significant …

Housing

Hurricane Plans and Policies - Reduce Your Association’s Risk

The Atlantic hurricane season begins each year on June 1 and runs through November 30. This is the time when the eastern coastal United States may …

How to Save on Summer Energy Costs

Summer’s longer days mean more time to enjoy warm weather and sunshine, but they also mean higher energy bills. There is a bright side, however: by …

Party Time: Four Delicious Dips For Veggies, Chips & More

Hummus is the go-to dip that well-meaning hosts make to please their vegetarian and vegan friends. Now, there’s nothing wrong with hummus – although …

Food

Everything You Need To Know About Warranties

Dare To Be Different With Creative Accent Walls

Be Your Own Barista with Homemade Iced Coffee

Coffee

Affordable Ways To Further Your Education After College

<i>(Image via Ken Schulze)</i><p>Not sure where to start on your learning journey? You don’t have to enroll as a full- or even part-time student if you’re not …

Rainy Day Fun for the Whole Family

A rainy day is an awesome opportunity to help your kids construct a fort out of blankets and furniture. But instead of just constructing the fort, …

Less Is More: How To Live A More Minimalistic Lifestyle

When a Natural Disaster Strikes - Is Your Association Covered?

Hurricanes. Floods. Tornadoes. Hail. Wildfires. Lightning strikes. Earthquakes. Blizzards. Mother Nature has quite the arsenal to throw at us! …

For the Dogs: Landscaping Tips for a Beautiful, Fido-Friendly Outdoor Space

Know Your Pooch<p>Is your dog a digger? Does he blaze trails along the fence line (stomping your prize-winning peonies in the process)? Is she a …

DIY: Gorgeous Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

How Can My HOA Create Revenue from Our Community Amenities?

As a board member, your first responsibility to your association is to keep it fiscally fit. Wouldn’t it be nice to find some extra sources of …

Why Transparency Matters in Communicating Your Community Association Budget

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Active Adult Communities: Not Your Grandma’s Retirement Home

Six Ways Board Member Training Creates Successful Communities

Preventing Community Association Fraud: Part Two – Your Property Management Company’s Role<p>Preventing Community Association Fraud: Part One – The …

Events, Expos and Educational Classes: Why HOA Boards Should Attend

Most homeowners association (HOA) board members are not experts. Board members are well-intentioned, dedicated volunteer-leaders who want to protect …

Keeping Your Community on Track During the Holiday Season

Holidays can be a lot of fun when you live in a planned community, condo or co-op. But when you are on your association’s board of directors, they …

Cyber Security Part Two: Board Member Tips for Keeping Your Community Association Safe

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Cyber Security Part One - How Community Residents Can Protect Their Tech

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Four Policies Your High-Rise Association Should Formalize Right Now

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High-Rise Insurance: Seven Tips to Cover Your Property

How to Declutter Your Home without Losing Your Mind

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of stuff we accumulate. And it’s hard sometimes to figure out how to part with things, what to do …