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Exhibition on Screen: Matisse

By: - August 2, 2019

 

Exhibition On Screen: Matisse is an intimate, behind the scenes documentary about the acclaimed exhibition Henri Matisse: The Cut Outs, which was hailed as the most ...

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Are Low HOA | Condo Assessments Really A Bargain?

By: Daneen Reinke - August 1, 2019

 HOA Fees

 
 
High HOA fees can be very off putting when you buy a home. They can also make a property you intend to let out appear to be a bad investment, as the fees have to be passed on to tenants.
 
 
However, those fees serve an important...

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22 Water Saving Habits to Start Right Now

By: Bob Vila - August 1, 2019

In the United States, it’s pretty easy to turn on the tap and let the water flow. But according to the United Nations, 2 billion people around the world live with severe water scarcity. While our daily actions may seem too small to have an effect on so large …

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Have an Idea to Help Fight Toxic Algae. Tell Fla. Officials

By: News Service of Florida, Jim Turner - July 2, 2019

 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Experts looking into toxic algae outbreaks that have exploded in state waterways want to know if anyone has a proven, innovative cleanup strategy that can be used...

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The Best Paint for Every Room

By: Madeline Bokan - July 2, 2019

 
Choosing color is the fun (read: easier) part of a painting project. But when it comes to choosing the right finish? That can feel a bit overwhelming. With half a dozen sheens to choose from, how do you know which will look best in your space once the paint is dry?
 
 

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Speed Zones and Mitigating Traffic in Community Associations

By: Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel and Chaiet - July 2, 2019

 
We are often asked to provide our opinion and guidance regarding the rights and duties of Associations to install speed/traffic control devices and/or otherwise manage traffic on Association Property.  Many Associations experience problems with drivers exceeding acceptable speed limits along Association roadways.  Some Associations have gone to great lengths to..

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Technologies can enhance community association efficiency, productivity

By: Heather Karamitsos - June 3, 2019

 
No one can accuse community association managers or their accounting teams of being lazy. Managing requests from thousands of homeowners in the communities they serve can leave these employees..
 

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3 Top Interior Designers Share the Rules They Always Break

By: Hadley Keller - June 3, 2019

 
Readers of House Beautiful expecting strict guidelines on decorating may be surprised to learn that most designers do not, in fact, advocate following any one strict set of design rules. After all, the best creative endeavors usually come from...
 

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Legislative Session Update – What You Need to Know

By: Jonathan Goldstein - May 2, 2019

Various bills that could dramatically affect Florida associations are presently under consideration during the current legislative session. The list below highlights some of the proposed legislative changes. This list is not exhaustive of all pending bills or provisions impacting associations...
 

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8 Home Hazards—and How to Mitigate Them

By: Marisa Villareal - May 2, 2019

 
More things trouble homeowners than what goes “bump in the night.” Here are eight dangerous problems you'll want to avoid—or swiftly remedy.
   
 

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8th Annual Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest

By: 8th Annual Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest - May 2, 2019

 

Old School Square invites you to craft the perfect 21+ night out in Delray Beach at the 8th Annual Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest! Your ticket gets you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 150 craft brews and ciders…wines too!

WHAT TO EXPECT:...

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10 Ways You're Accidentally Ruining Your Countertops

By: Cody Calamaio - April 2, 2019

 
Perhaps the most important work surface in the home, the kitchen countertop is built to withstand food preparation, regular cleaning, pesky stains, and more. But despite their durability, countertops can suffer from costly damage whether they're made of laminate, granite or quartz...

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Tougher FHA Standards May Affect 10% - 30% of Application

By: Florida REALTORS - April 2, 2019

 

WASHINGTON – April 1, 2019 – First-time and move-up homebuyers with heavy debt loads, low credit scores and small downpayments face a daunting new mortgage hurdle: The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is toughening its underwriting standards...

 

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Hoarders Present Difficult Challenges for Association

By: Joseph Adams - March 31, 2019

 Q: Our condominium has a “hoarder” whose unit is filled with papers, newspapers, cardboard, plastic bags, and the like. I am worried about fire hazards and vermin infestation. Neither our board nor the manager are willing to do anything about this. Does Florida law provide me with any way to cure this situation? (H.R., via e-mail)...
 
 
 
 

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Florida Statewide Home Sales Dip 6% in Early 2019

By: Michael Gerrity - March 11, 2019

 

The Florida Realtor Association is reporting that Florida home sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 15,526 last month, down 6.2 percent compared to January 2018.


"As the new year gets underway, more new listings and gains in...

 

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