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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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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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