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Class Action Lawsuit Claims TikTok Steals Kids' Data And Sends It To China
August 4, 2020

By Bobby Allyn Class Action Lawsuit Claims TikTok Steals Kids' Data And Sends It To China Nineteen lawsuits have been combined into a unified federal legal action against short-form video app TikTok for allegedly harvesting data from users and secretly sending the information to China. Dozens of families are suing TikTok in what has turned […]

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Conflicts of Interest in Terms of Your HOA
August 4, 2020

by Kara Cermak A conflict of interest can range from problematic to disastrous for a homeowner association board. HOA board members should be impartial representatives of their communities who make decisions with the entire association's wellbeing in mind. A conflict of interest will interfere with these duties and can lead to severe consequences if not […]

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The Do's and Don'ts of Vinyl Fence Installation
August 4, 2020

by Tony Carrick Installing a vinyl fence yourself can provide much-needed privacy, keep the family dog corralled, and add to the aesthetic appeal of your home for many years to come. You may even save some money in the process—but only if you follow the proper installation procedures. Although few do-it-yourselfers relish the prospect of […]

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Gov. DeSantis Is Wrong to Imagine That the Uptick of Covid-19 in Florida Will Be Confined to the Young
July 6, 2020

-by Frank Cerabino Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has turned into a devoted bystander. As Florida has become the national poster child for new COVID-19 infections, DeSantis has been perfecting his shoulder-shrugging technique. Most recently, the governor has imagined a silver lining in the state’s grim coronavirus numbers: That it’s mostly young people who are getting […]

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These 5 Easy Upgrades Will Make Your Kids' Rooms Even Safer
July 6, 2020

-Sara Rodrigues As technology gives cutting-edge innovations to improve our homes, it's no surprise that the kids' category is offering up new and improved products to care for our little ones, too. Whether you're the sort of parent who's super aware of your carbon footprint or you're just looking to brush up on safety standards, […]

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The Myths about Mold, Like Mold, Just Won't Die [Part 2]
July 6, 2020

-by Kelly G Richardson You cannot handle it yourself. Many mold consultants treat mold as if it were asbestos. Asbestos is truly dangerous. Unlike mold, when inhaled into the lungs, the body cannot absorb or break down asbestos. But mold consultants typically develop repair protocols which are virtually identical to asbestos protocols. Several trade organizations […]

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CORONAVIRUS: Only 4.4 Percent In Florida Have COVID Antibody
June 1, 2020

By BocaNewsNow.com Florida Department of Health Releases Antibody Data BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Florida Department of Health is releasing “antibody” data, and the report shows just 4.43-percent of those tested have the COVID-19 antibody in the State of FLorida. Conversely, 95.57-percent do NOT have the COVID-19 antibody. By the numbers: out of 123,552 […]

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10 Inspiring Ideas for Your Side Yard
June 1, 2020

by Katelin Hill 10 Inspiring Ideas for Your Side Yard Let’s face it: When most homeowners envision the landscaping design of their dreams, they often overlook the side yard. But with a little planning and effort, this neglected space can make just as big a splash as its curb-facing counterpart. Here are some of … […]

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HOA Architectural Guidelines
June 1, 2020

Homeowners want to make their houses feel like homes. They want to enjoy their property, and create an inviting space to live and relax. Generally, a homeowner will be allowed to make improvements and modifications to the interior of their home, however, homeowners who belong to an HOA don’t have complete freedom to make exterior […]

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Coronavirus: Still No Response from Boca Condo Banning Nurse Due to Covid Fears
May 4, 2020

By Boca News Now.com Protestors outside Boca View Condo in East Boca Raton on Sunday, May 3, 2020. (Courtesy Greta Tremmel). BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The latest protest came and went but there is still no response from Pointe Management or Diane Kuka, the management company and the board president for Boca View Condominiums. […]

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10 Handy Household Uses for Vinegar
May 4, 2020

By Jennifer Noonan 10 Handy Household Uses for Vinegar If you think vinegar is just for salads, think again. Here are 10 practical and easy ways to improve your household with vinegar—from cleaning tiles to repelling insects. Unclog a Drain Clear a clogged drain by pouring a 1/2 cup of baking soda into it, followed […]

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Coronavirus: Fun Things to Do While Social Distancing
April 6, 2020

Written by Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk As COVID-19 social distancing and self quarantining continue, some of us may be going stir crazy not able to go and do the things we’re used to. Now is the time to relax, but when you’ve been cooped up for weeks, and still can’t hit […]

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Here are All the Ways You're Accidentally Ruining Your Tile
April 6, 2020

Written by Jennifer Noonan Durable, easy to clean, and available in many colors and shapes, it's easy to see why tile is such a popular option for kitchen backsplashes, bathroom walls, and floors throughout the home. But before you get carried away on your next reno, make a note that tile, while a relatively low-maintenance […]

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FAQs about Community Association and Covid-19
April 6, 2020

Written by Community Association Institute Q: How should an association regulate a communal laundry room? A: It may not be reasonable to shut down a community’s laundry room. However, social distancing needs to be kept in mind when developing procedures to use this facility. This is a great situation to create a schedule for residents […]

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Delray Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival
March 6, 2020

March 14, 2020 Join us at the Festival for Live Music, Beer and Cocktails, Food Trucks, Food Booths and Arts and Crafts Vendors, Games, Raffles, and Kids Activities! The annual Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade, presented by the City of Delray Beach, is a tradition that began in 1968 with a local Irishmen and […]

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Ask an expert: Your HOA, condo questions
March 6, 2020

By: Harris B. Katz, Esq. Q: The roofs in our condominium are over twenty years old and leaking. The board recently commissioned a reserve study and the engineer opined that the roof has exceeded its useful life. The board is refusing the replace the roofs. What can we do to force the board to replace […]

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10 Energy-Saving Myths You Shouldn't Believe
March 6, 2020

By Steph Coelho Some of the questionable energy-saving tips you've run across may have had some validity a long time ago, but with the technological advancements of past years, a lot of the information circulating out there just isn’t accurate anymore. It’s time to retire those tired old suggestions for reducing energy costs and instead […]

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New Website for PHM
January 31, 2020

By Nick Casamassimo So Personal Home Management decided to give a bit of a face lift to their website. Although the original site was beautiful and way ahead of it's time almost a decade ago, the owner decided to make some minor adjustments. The number one goal was to really make clear not only what […]

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The Best New DIY and Renovation Product for 2020
January 31, 2020

By Carisla Swanson Whether you are itching for a full renovation or just looking to spruce up your home a bit, the International Builders Show (IBS) is the place to start. With hundreds of vendors ranging from well known paint brands to door hardware there’s a lot to see and be inspired by. These are […]

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Condos: Is It Legal for One Board Member to Act on a Major Project without Bringing it to the Full Board
January 31, 2020

By Richard D DeBoest Q: I am a resident of an association that is governed under Florida Statutes 718 and we are about to have our annual election. We were given a limited proxy with only the board secretary with the rights as the proxy holder. If I read it correctly, the home owner has […]

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Get Your Fix: 20 Easy DIY Repairs for Every Part of Your Home
January 2, 2020

By: Bob Vila Clogs, squeaks, leaks, and other minor disasters strike even the most well-maintained homes. But you don’t necessarily need a professional handyman to cure what ails your house. With a bit of quick thinking and these DIY troubleshooting tips in your tool belt… How To Replace An Outlet Just because you live in […]

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Illegal Rentals Might Mean Jail Time
January 2, 2020

By: Rosa M de la Camara Owners with illegal unit rentals can end up in jail. At least they can if they live in Miami Beach. The City of Miami Beach is on the forefront of municipalities cracking down on illegal Airbnb rentals. The city announced it will prosecute hosts who provide fake business license […]

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Artists in the Park
January 2, 2020

Artist's in the Park Old School Square Downtown Delray Beach, Florida  The Delray Art League proudly presents ‘Artists in the Park’, taking place on select weekends from November thru February.  ‘Artists in the Park’ is our premier outdoor show series in downtown Delray Beach. Come browse and purchase original works from some of the finest […]

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10 Bugs That Are Living in Your House and How to Get Them Out
December 2, 2019

By: Jeff Noonan 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.… Dust Mites  Unpleasant though they […]

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