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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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      When you want to be warm during the winter, use an electric blanket. If you are carrying a child and in your first three months of pregnancy you shouldn't use an electric blanket. According to studies you can cause birth defects to your unborn child. If you are going to sleep make sure your blanket is on low because it can catch on fire. To make sure you and your family is safe always keep your blanket on low while you are sleeping. To warm your bed before climbing in it, turn it on the setting[...]

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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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      Getting to know your neighbors is a great way to make new friends and increase the feeling of community where you live. Find out the best way to reach out to your neighbors. Moving into a new community is always exciting; however, you might find the idea of meeting new neighbors to be a bit anxiety-producing. While it's not always easy to be the new family on the block, it can be fun to make friends and introduce yourself to the rest of the community. Here are several ways in which you might [...]

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      Adding value to your home is a great idea, but not every home improvement project will be worth the investment. There are, however, several areas that you can improve greatly without shelling out tons of cash in the process. Most don’t require major home renovation, and many can even be tackled on your own without a lot of expertise or know-how. Kitchen Facelift The kitchen is one area where it’s real easy to spend way beyond your home improvement budget. Because of that, many people think[...]

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      When communities have shared areas like swimming pools, sidewalks, playgrounds, and even signage, they need a way to make sure that these communal areas are properly maintained. Home buyers want to live in a neighborhood with plenty of well-maintained amenities, so they form a homeowners association (HOA) to manage these areas. Yet depending on how many residents volunteer to serve on the HOA board, and how many shared areas need to be looked after, a group can quickly become overwhelmed. [...]

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      The Common Sense Guide To Home Owner's Insurance Your home is one of your most valuable assets, and it is important to protect that asset with good insurance. But how can you be sure you have a good homeowner's insurance policy? And how do you know what you should avoid? These tips will give you the information you need to make good insurance choices. If possible, pay your home insurance premiums annually. When you spread your payments over monthly or quarterly installments, insurance [...]

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      Service fees, paying assessments, dues and a set of regulated rules. All of these elements form a Homeowners’ Association, but what can you expect to get from a homeowner’s point of view? Depending on the type of jurisdiction and location, homeowners can benefit a lot from HOA. Nowadays, the associations have developed significantly from just being a group of neighbors who joined forces to pay for common expenses. In fact, community associations are now widely known as very organized systems[...]

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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 tend[...]

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