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10 Bugs That Are Living in Your House and How to Get Them Out

By: Jeff Noonan - December 2, 2019

Bugs, like all creatures, have their rightful place on this earth. But nobody wants that place to be in their home. Like it or not, insects and all manner of creepy-crawlies make their way into our houses. But we don’t have to invite bugs in—or let them stay.…

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Enforcing Parking Rules in Your HOA

By: IKO Community Management - November 29, 2019

 

Do your Association Rules prohibit street parking? If so, yours could be one of many homeowners associations that struggle with how to enforce the no parking rules. Stories abound on how certain HOAs across the country have enforced their parking rules. IKO Community Management has a few tips to help you with enforcing parking rules in your HOA holiday season:

 

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8 of the Best Things to Do in Palm Beach

By: Lara Grant - November 12, 2019

 

Ritzy and historic, Palm Beach in Florida is a suitable vacation destination for travelers who want a beach, spa, or foodie getaway. While it's well-known for the Mar-a-Lago Club, there's a lot more within Palm Beach and the surrounding areas to keep visitors entertained. From wildlife spotting to waterfront biking, here are the eight best things to do in Palm Beach and nearby cities.

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The Worst Money Mistakes Homeowners Ever Make

By: Michelle Ullman - November 8, 2019

 

While homeownership undeniably comes with plenty of expenses, there’s no reason to spend more than you have to. If your home seems more like a money pit than an asset, it could be that you are making one of these 12 common money mistakes...

 
 
 

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Can HOA Deny Prospective Tenant Because of a Felony?

By: Richard D DeBoest - November 8, 2019

 

Editor’s note: Attorneys at Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross, PLLC., respond to questions about Florida community association law. The firm represents community associations throughout Florida and focuses on condominium and homeowner association law, real estate law, litigation, estate planning and business law.

 
Q: If a prospective tenant of mine has questionable credit, an old felony conviction, or a roommate that does, what right does the HOA have in refusing occupancy to my prospective tenant?.....
 

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Housing Market Sees Re-Acceleration in Home Prices

By: NAR - November 7, 2019

 
Good news for sellers: Home prices are on the rise. But buyers should brace for...
 

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14 Secrets of People with Low Energy Bills

By: - October 2, 2019

 

Keeping up with the Joneses can be a frustrating and fruitless pursuit…but what if those enviable neighbors are saving money, supporting a cleaner environment, and reducing their dependence on costly imported oil? Wouldn’t you want to get in on the game too?...

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Vacation Rentals - What Can You Do to Maintain your Association's Right to Restrict Short Term Rentals

By: Dan Tiernan, Campbell Property Management - October 2, 2019

 

Unregulated, commercial short-term rental operators are threatening Florida community associations by ...

 
 

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Housing Market Forecast as Bright Spot in Worrisome Economy

By: REALTOR.COM Magazine - October 2, 2019

Americans are growing concerned by the growing threats of an economic slowdown, but that doesn’t...

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Home Prices Appreciation Slows in June

By: Jing Fu - September 4, 2019

 

National home price appreciation continued to slow in June. Three metro areas, including New York, Miami and Seattle, experienced home price declines for...

 

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How to Clean an AC Filter

By: Amy Lynch - September 2, 2019

 With just a little regular maintenance, you'll have clean conditioned air all year round.

 
 
Though often overlooked, air conditioner filters are responsible for a mighty important job: keeping dust, dirt, and other debris out of the air we breathe indoors. As they improve your air quality, they also get clogged with all of that aforementioned gunk, which makes cleaning them throughout the year vital for the sake of your health—and your wallet. When a filter is dirty, it forces the air conditioner to ...

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"Who Said What?" Board Officers Should Be Careful How They Handle Their Official Vs Personal Communication to members

By: Shayla Mount - August 29, 2019

 

There is no doubt that technology has significantly improved the way communities and neighbors interact and communicate with one another.  The sheer number of social media applications and web-based platforms available to individuals and community associations make it easy for ...

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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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