• Partner Post: Protect Potted Berries from Winter in Three Easy Steps
    by Bushel and Berry on September 17, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    After harvesting freshly picked blueberries all summer, it’s time to put your plants to bed for the winter. Luckily, many berry bushes are cold-hardy and in fact need a certain amount of chill hours to set fruit in the spring.Dwarf blueberries can survive during cold months outdoors in the landscape or you may want to put them in an enclosed area. Varieties planted in patio pots generally need more protection since their roots are above ground and less sheltered. Berries planted in the […]

  • Board Member Education: What You Need to Know
    on September 15, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    As a member of your community’s board of directors, you have a responsibility to educate yourself about the association. Residents have elected you to make decisions on their behalf, and it’s essential to be well-informed about your duties and role. The following are nine areas to focus on as you prepare for the job.    1. HOA ConceptTo be an effective board member, it's crucial to understand the concept and structure of a homeowners' association (HOA). In general, an HOA is a […]

  • Partner Post: 5 Ways to Spruce Up Your Backyard on a Budget
    by Coming Home by Associa on September 10, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Here are five easy ways to spruce up your backyard without spending a lot of green.

  • Everything You Need to Know About Condominium Associations
    on September 8, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    As a resident of a managed community, you’re likely familiar with condominiums or “condos.” It’s often assumed that a condo is a type of home; however, that isn’t always the case. There’s much more to a condo than the actual building, and understanding its distinctions is crucial to buyers interested in condo living. Read on to learn more about condos and get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about condominium associations.   What’s a condominium? […]

  • Partner Post: Disaster Strikes! What Next?
    by The Falcon Group on September 3, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Often in our lives, we are faced with challenging moments such as enduring and surviving a disaster.  Sometimes there is time to prepare, while other times disasters occur suddenly and define a moment in time.  Regaining a sense of normalcy and restoring your life requires a plan.Disasters can range from storms, fires, floods or earthquakes. No matter what type of disaster, the first step is evaluation. Reviewing the extent of damages assists in determining the scope of repair and […]

  • How to Find the Right Lawyer for Your Community
    on August 31, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    As a board or council member, you have the fiduciary responsibility to act in the best interest of your community or condominium corporation. And in doing so, it’s in the best interest of the community and condominium corporation to retain a lawyer to offer advice and carry out the board or council's directive.As an advisor and advocate for the board or council, you’ll want to engage your lawyer proactively to recommend a specific course of action, review proposed policies before […]

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