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  • Partner Post: Grateful for Gardens
    by The Espoma Company on November 14, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    A little gratefulness can go a long way. We prepare for the holidays by making lists, sending cards and just being thankful for joy and thinking of what we can do for others. Something may not immediately come to mind —gardens.So, take a moment today to reflect on the parts of the garden you can be grateful for. Think of what our gardens provide us, what gardening does to our mindset and how much we love being outside in the warmer days of the year.Here’s our thank you:Cutting […]

  • CAM Confessions: What I Wish Board Members Knew
    on November 12, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Understanding the relationship between a community association manager (CAM) and an association’s board of directors can be tough. We asked a few of our CAMs to share how the relationship works, common misconceptions, and how everyone can work better together.What exactly is the relationship between a CAM and board of directors?“Managers are hired professionals who advise board members and help them make the best and the most fiduciarily-responsible decision they can. Managers […]

  • Partner Post: Three Simple Tips to Prepare Your Home for Winter
    by Second Nature on November 7, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Fall is well underway, and we all know what that means. In the heart of America, it's that time—start prepping your home for the impending cold weather. Here are our three quick and easy tips to get you and your family one step closer to a warm and energy-efficient winter.1. Reverse your ceiling fans.Your ceiling fan is designed to blow air down from the ceiling. When the curved blades spin clockwise, you get wind chill (the one your weatherman talks about). This cools you off during […]

  • FHA Condo Approval Tips: Reserves
    by Andrew Fortin on November 5, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    When the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is reviewing a condominium association's application for certification, there are several criteria that can trigger an immediate rejection. In our work with clients, a common issue we see arise is inadequately funding association reserves. Here are some tips to avoid this pitfall.What are FHA requirements on reserve funding?FHA’s role is to back mortgages it issues, so it makes sense that they would want to evaluate data to assess the risk […]

  • Featured Ebook: 2019 Fall Maintenance Guide
    on November 1, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Every new season brings another opportunity for you to maintain and improve your community. Take full advantage this fall, by helping your HOA prepare for winter. If your board is lacking an annual maintenance plan, don't stress. We have 10 impactful tips to help your community jumpstart its fall maintenance checklist! Download a FREE copy of our featured ebook, the "2019 Fall Maintenance Guide" to protect your community today! &nbs

  • Partner Post: Lawn Treatment Guide
    by Antonio Hernandez on October 31, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    You've mowed, edged, trimmed, and watered. Now it's time to give your yard some TLC — tender lawn care. Just as your plants' needs differ from season to season, your lawn also needs various treatments throughout the year. It's time to go beyond the mowing and watering with this lawn treatment guide.AerationThis lawn treatment opens up your yard to allow nutrients to reach deeper into the soil. Poking holes in the sod and soil also cuts down on thatch buildup. It's best to aerate […]

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