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    • The winter months is¬†upon us once again and we need to make sure we gear up for the winter. Gearing up for winter includes doing many things. Stocking up on vitamins is a good idea because the cold winter months often bring on colds and flu. Taking the right vitamin supplements can help you stay healthy. Go out and buy a humidifier for your home. During the winter months homes can become very dry and having a humidifier can greatly help to keep your home filled with moisture. Make sure to [...]

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      As more single-family subdivisions are built and more apartment complexes convert to condominiums, many form Home Owner Associations (HOA). These are opportunities for good property management! Many an HOA would prefer not to deal directly with the myriad issues of coping with the needs of owners and their renter-residents. Enforcement of the Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CCRs) is one of the biggest reasons HOAs are likely to hire a property management company. Having served on [...]

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      Association management is very different from managing a business. Find out how it's different and how you can benefit by hiring professionals to manage the organization for you. Association management presents many challenges to managers who are used to working in businesses. Businesses are aimed at maximizing profits. They are organized with a top-down structure. Even though employees may have lots of input into the company's operations, it ultimately comes from above. Other organizations [...]

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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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      When a new neighborhood or apartment complex issuing built, the building company is usually pre-occupied with the homes that are being built and trying fill the homes that have already been built. The building company often do not have time to manage the community, so that responsibility falls on the first residents. These residents band together to form a homeowners association (HOA) so that they can manage and oversee communal areas and issues relating to the care of the neighborhood. [...]

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      Just like zoning laws enacted by local governments to preserve and ensure the safety, health, and character of a community, your HOA covenants and by-laws exist to protect your property values, ensure an expected standard of living, and allow for efficient management of HOA resources. Knowing the HOA covenants/by-laws prior to purchasing ensure you have the proper fit to your lifestyle. Why on earth would you move into a community that you know conflicts with your lifestyle? Know that the [...]

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      Residents invest lots of money into their homes and properties and since most residents want to protect this investment, they typically come together to create a homeowners association (HOA). This governing body makes decisions related to care and management of the neighborhood, setting and enforcing community standards while making sure that shared areas within the neighborhood are effectively maintained. An HOA is able to make these decisions by forming an HOA board of leaders that includes [...]

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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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