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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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      For some property owners, managing their property is a lot easier said than done. This is especially true for property owners who would like to offer their property for rental. Depending on the jurisdiction, there will be some things required of the property owner in order to legally offer their home as a rental. Having a property management company can help insure that the property is in good condition, without the need for the property owner to invest too much time into their property. [...]

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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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      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 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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      Getting your very own house is always a dream come true. The idea that you can now have a life in the place of your choice in the home you will raise your family is very exciting. But of course, even fulfilling dreams has its own rules you must live by. That is the reason why when we hunt for the house of our dreams, we include the Homeowners' Association in our research. Keep in mind that Homeowners' Association has long been there before you start looking to buy a house in that area. That [...]

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      Most homeowners are under the impression that the majority of burglaries occur at night because the darkness provides much-needed cover for the criminals. In fact, nighttime burglaries are why most home security system companies recommend that you install motion-activated security lighting around your property. The common perception is that if a burglar is exposed by light, he won’t break in. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In fact, some research indicates that the majority of [...]

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      While most people know that attic insulation helps homeowners, builders or even renters save money, most people don't know if their current situation is adequate. Some older homes have bare attics, while another home may have experienced a do-it-yourself job. Knowing what's right for your home is pretty easy to figure out with the help of a professional. Making sure your home has what it needs is key in keeping your energy costs down. First, evaluate the situation with the help of a [...]

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