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7 Ways to Get Better Curb Appeal in 60 Minutes

By: Bob Vila - October 3, 2017

Are you dissatisfied with your home’s less-than-fabulous first impression but too strapped for time to do anything about it? Don’t worry! You don’t have to take on time-consuming remodeling projects to amp up your home’s curb appeal. With just an hour and the assistance of an innovative collection of tools, you can...

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Who Is Responsible for Damage and Removal of Downed Trees?

By: AriasBasinger - October 3, 2017


 

Hurricane Irma caused a lot of damage in Central Florida and we are still dealing with downed trees and limbs littering neighborhoods.  Since the storm, we have received countless phone calls from clients asking who is responsible for damage caused by a neighboring property owner’s tree falling on their property, or who is responsible for the cost of removing a neighboring property owner’s tree that fell on their propert...

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At Festival of the Arts: Bill Murray, T Bone Burnette, Kathleen Battle

By: Ben Crandell - October 3, 2017

Actor Bill Murray, influential musician and producer T Bone Burnett, opera great Kathleen Battle and violin legend Itzhak Perlman are among the highlights of Festival of the Arts Boca 2018, rolling out Feb...

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11 Clever Decorating Tricks That WIll Make Any Space Bright and Airy

By: Sarah Emslie - September 5, 2017

1 Sunny Spot


Less weighty than curtains, blinds can make a room feel light and airy...

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Hurricane Irma: How to Prepare for the Storm

By: CBS News - September 5, 2017

 

MIAMI -- As Hurricane Irma gains strength and moves across the Atlantic Ocean, some residents in South Florida have begun preparing for the storm...
 

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7 Things to Buy If You Want to Spend Less on Bills

By: Donna Boyle - August 7, 2017

 

Let's face it: Owning a home isn't cheap. You're on the hook for mortgage payments and property taxes, of course, as well as maintenance and repair expenses. Under typical circumstances, cost-cutting options are frustratingly few, but there's one crucial exception—utilities. You don't pay a fixed price for things like electricity, water, and natural gas. Rather, from one month to the next, the size of your bill depends on the extent of your usage. That means...


 

 

 

 

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A Condo Rule against Complaining

By: David Thiel - August 2, 2017

 

Recently, a condominium corporation in Toronto was reported to have enacted a rule which, among other things, sought to limit the ability of residents to complain to the condominium. Various parties including residents of the building in question have expressed outrage at such a rule...

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Dining Buzz: 8 New Restaurants on Deck, from Boca to the Gardens

By: Lisa Balmaseda - July 17, 2017

That buzzing you hear is the sound of new restaurant kitchens in construction, of booths and bars and floors getting spiffed up as new spots prepare to make their debut...

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12 Backyard Updates You Can Do in a Day

By: Anja Sonnenberg - July 13, 2017

 

Whether you’re looking to increase storage space, expand your patio, or add interest to your garden, upgrading your backyard can be as fast and easy as an afternoon of labor. Find inspiration with these budget-friendly backyard projects that can be completed in a day...
 

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What Boards Should Know about Finances

By: Georgia Kral - July 13, 2017

 


Expenses and Reserves


The most obvious and crucial thing to understand are your building or association’s basic expenses and reserves. First, there needs to be enough cash flow to manage those expenses, which include utilities, salaries for employees, real estate taxes, management fees, and – in the case of a co-op...
 

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Top 5 Awesome Things to Do in Delray Beach

By: Kara Franker - July 13, 2017

 

While the big city lights attract the crowds, nestled in between Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach, there’s a hidden gem. With so many fun things to do, Delray Beach is perfect for a couple’s escape or a vacation for the whole family..
 

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10 Reasons to Buy an "Ugly" Home

By: Jennifer Noonan - June 5, 2017

You Could Get a Great Deal


Sellers, in most cases, know what they’ve got. So if they have the ugliest house on the block, they'll likely set a lower asking price, with the knowledge that fewer people will have the imagination to see its potential. If an out-of-date or neglected house has great bones, you could...

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Condo's Task: Addressing Airbnb Short-Term Rentals

By: Roberto Blanch - May 29, 2017

Firm partner Roberto C. Blanch authored a “My View” guest column that appeared in today’s edition of “Business Monday” in the Miami Herald.  The article, which was titled “Condos’ Task:  Addressing Airbnb Short-Term Rentals,” focuses on how local municipalities and community associations are responding to the issues that are being created by short-term rentals using Airbnb and its competitors.  Roberto’s article reads...

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Sure Fire Tactics to Getting More Money for Your home

By: Daniel Bortz - May 3, 2017

 

 



All home sellers hope their place will fetch a big, fat price. And while you can't control everything that determines a house's market rate—like, say, the state of the stock market or the quality of your local school district—there are plenty of things within your power that can nudge that number higherr...

 

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9 Healthy Food Trends You Need to Try Right Now

By: Epicurious - May 3, 2017

 

Is sorghum the new quinoa? Is bitter melon the new kale or cauliflower? Do you ponder these questions while sipping a charcoal lemonade (which could be the next kombucha)?


The trendiest health food ingredients often make the most flattering Instagram photos, but many of them have something else in common. They're not new...

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