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    • Most homeowners go about preparing their home for the winter without keeping one important thing in mind. That is the fact they will need to account for pests trying to enter the home for the winter.  In addition to your normal winterizing tasks you will also need to do a few things to keep pests under control.  Keep reading to learn about some of these things. Most homeowners go about preparing their home for the winter without keeping one important thing in mind. That is the fact they [...]

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      Many individuals who are elected to serve on their Association’s Board of Directors quickly discover that they do not have an adequate background for all of the tasks that they must perform as a board member. They realize that they don't have the resources, experience, or knowledge to respond to all of the issues that arise in the management of the Association. As a result, the decision is often made to hire a professional HOA management company. Communities Attract Better Residents As [...]

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      Every home buying process is unique. No circumstances or instances will be very similar. Sometimes, your preferred house may be subject to the rules and regulations of a HOA or Homeowner's Association. In this entry, you'll be presented with the top 4 benefits of living in a HOA Community. Reduced maintenance responsibilities A homeowner's association collect due fees to its members. This is in exchange of lesser maintenance responsibilities within the community. Every member will be [...]

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      What does a meth lab look like to an individual who does not use? Methamphetamines are some of the most deadly and most addicting types of illegal substances today. Those who struggle with this addiction may be tempted to make their own product using various substances from the store. This is what makes this drug particularly worrisome. It is easier to obtain than most people realize. Nevertheless, there are signs that a person may be manufacturing it. Signs to Look for - What Does a Meth Lab[...]

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      When it comes time to take well-deserved vacation we have many things to think about, many last minute details that we need to solve. However, between the choice of destination, the search for the plane tickets and hotel selection usually forget something very important: security at home .When leaving be sure to lock all doors and windows of the house, leaving the blinds down in the middle, not to give that feeling of home living bait. This neglect is a detail that many criminals know and [...]

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      If your community association allows pets--but with restrictions--you need a plan for dealing with scofflaws. Here are five rules for addressing negligent owners in your homeowner association. 1) Enforce the rules. Though you may love pets yourself, people have bought into your HOA in part because they liked the rules that governed owners' behavior. It's your job--and fiduciary duty--as a board member of your homeowners association to enforce those rules. It doesn't matter that Sparky is [...]

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      If you have been thinking about getting gutters installed on your home, a great service is a seamless gutter installation. This service has proven to be one of the most effective ways to re-direct rainwater from your home. Getting a seamless gutter installation for you home means that you will be getting an installation that is designed to eliminate the joints that allow leaves and other debris to cause backups, which happens with many of the older ones that clog on a continuous basis. There [...]

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      For Immediate Release February 23, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS – Today, Mayor Joe Hogsett issued an Emergency Declaration to allow the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) to begin aggressively addressing the city’s deteriorating roadways and introduced a proposal to the City-County Council that would direct an additional $14 million to road repairs. These immediate repairs go beyond simply filling pot holes, and will include additional road resurfacing projects and the hiring of contractors[...]

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      February 26, 2018  |    |  Kim Sutter At the Community Associations Institute’s Annual Law Seminar this year, there were several hot topics that community associations are dealing with nationwide that we, here in Indiana, need to keep watch for and deal with so that they don’t become issues in our communities. Marijuana Smoke Infiltration:  States have seen a rise in the legalization of marijuana, some for medicinal purposes only and others for recreational use.  This increased [...]

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      According to a recent survey by Merial Limited, when it comes to scooping the poop, many Americans feel their pet-owning neighbors deserve to be in the dog house-and with good reason. Neglecting to remove dog waste increases health threats at parks, playgrounds and even backyards. Parasites, such as hookworms and roundworms, may be found in animal waste and may be transmitted to other dogs and to people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports 10,000 human cases of roundworm[...]

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