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    • Homeowners, are you unsure what to do with your landscape but know something has to be done this year? Want to change up your outdoor living décor or add pavers, flowers, or a water or fire feature but do not know where to start? You are not alone. Don’t fear… Community Management Services, Inc., (CMS) has the solution for you. Our ever so helpful CMS Marketplace – Your resource to local qualified and professional vendors and contractors who can help you maintain your home and your [...]

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      Tax season is here and everyone wants as many deductions as they can get. If you’re a member of a homeowners association, you may have wondered whether or not the HOA fees you pay are tax deductible? Every HOA is different, so you’ll want to find out what applies to your specific Association. Members of an HOA  pay HOA fees or dues. These fees usually pay for the maintenance of  amenities (swimming pool, landscaping, trash removal, etc.) or are set aside in a savings account (also known[...]

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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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      HOA Talk Welcome to Around Indianapolis with Community Management Services, your go-to community management team helping to creating outstanding communities throughout Central Indiana. Ready for a little HOA Talk? Let’s get to it. Today we’re tackling the top three most asked Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs) questions. Is your first question, what the heck are CC&Rs? Let us explain. Plain and simple – CC&Rs are the rules of your neighborhood. They protect, [...]

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      Heating and air bills are what most people in America spend a large portion of there salary on. But, there are some things you can do to make sure that your home is ready for the wintertime, so you can save money and stay warm. The season for warmth is upon you. Having a warm home to retreat to when the season throws it's harshest weather out there is really where it's at in the winter. So, it makes you ask yourself if your home is ready for this winter. And, part of all this preparation is [...]

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