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What You Need to Know About Resort-Style Living

Posted by Duane McPherson, CMCA, PCAM® on Feb 5, 2020 7:45:00 AM

Have you ever wanted to stay in your own home while feeling as if you're on vacation 365 days of the year? If so, then you need to know about resort-style living, also known as a Country Club lifestyle. On the other hand, not everyone is suited for this type of lifestyle or can afford it. Here's what you need to know about resort-style living, regarding the basic pros and cons. 

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Topics: HOA | Condo Amenity and Common Areas, HOA | Condo Homeowner Responsibilities & Education, HOA | Condo Other

Does Your State Require Community Association Managers to be Licensed? What HOA Boards Need to Know

Posted by Duane McPherson, CMCA, PCAM® on Jan 22, 2020 8:15:00 AM

There are currently eight states and the District of Columbia that require Community Association Manager (CAM) to be licensed. These states include:

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Topics: HOA | Condo Legal

How to Fit a Home Office in a Condo

Posted by Guest Blogger on Jan 8, 2020 7:45:00 AM

Advancements in mobile technology have made it easier than ever for people to ditch the office and work from home. From remote work opportunities to freelance opportunities to online businesses, more and more people are choosing to spend each day commuting just a few feet to work rather than several miles. 

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Topics: HOA | Condo Amenity and Common Areas, HOA | Condo Other

Tips to Keep your New Year's Resolutions!

Posted by Page Carlee on Jan 1, 2020 10:00:00 AM

The new year seems like the perfect time to start something new, and creating New Year's Resolutions is a popular way to establish new routines and eliminate bad habits. Unfortunately, many of us end up breaking our resolutions before they can become permanent changes. This year we wanted to give you some tips to help those resolutions stick.

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Topics: HOA | Condo Other, HOA | Condo Seasonal and Holiday

How to Recycle Your Tree After the Holidays

Posted by Jennifer Harvey on Dec 18, 2019 9:29:00 AM

The holiday festivities are over, all of the presents have been opened, the meals have been eaten, and a once beautiful Christmas tree is wearing out its welcome. Now what? As the National Christmas Tree Association points out, if you have a real Christmas tree, it is biodegradable. The most common ways to recycle to a Christmas tree are to leave it on the curb for recycling pickup or chop it up for yard waste pickup, but there are some great alternatives.

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Topics: HOA | Condo Seasonal and Holiday

6 Ways to Spread Joy in Your HOA Community

Posted by Amanda Causey on Dec 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

One of the most wonderful things about an HOA neighborhood is the potential to come together during the holidays. Spreading joy throughout the holiday season is a great way to connect with your neighbors and to enrich your community. Of course, simply smiling and saying "Happy Holidays" is only the beginning. Whether you're an HOA council member or looking to spread joy through your neighborhood, we've put together some lovely ways to uplift the spirits and share the holiday cheer through your entire community.

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Topics: HOA | Condo Seasonal and Holiday

Top Ten Ways to Encourage Homeowner Engagement in Your Community Association

Posted by Amanda Causey on Nov 20, 2019 8:47:00 AM

Increasing homeowner engagement is an important component of building a strong community. More homeowner involvement gives HOA board members a broader perspective on issues facing the community. As your association gets more homeowner participation, the board may be able to lighten its workload or get more done by delegating tasks to volunteer committees. You may want to consider how your association can adopt or modify these ideas to meet your unique needs.

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Topics: HOA | Condo Committees, HOA | Condo Homeowner Responsibilities & Education

Thanksgiving: How to Set Up a Food Drive For Your Community Association

Posted by Amanda Causey on Nov 8, 2019 8:16:00 AM

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Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for a food drive. Not only is everyone thinking about the value of their possessions to be thankful for, but they are also clearing out their pantries for feast ingredients. Associations can share a great deal of Thanksgiving fun by planning for events and charity. Everyone loves the feeling of knowing that the foods they haven't cooked in months will go to a family to help make their Thanksgiving a rewarding day full of food as well. There are so many families who can't afford a feast this year who benefit from the food drives put together by generous communities like yours.

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Topics: HOA | Condo Community Events and Programs, HOA | Condo Seasonal and Holiday

Luxury Communities Benefit from Tankless Water Heaters

Posted by Duane McPherson, CMCA, PCAM® on Oct 23, 2019 8:17:00 AM

Living luxuriously means you enjoy many modern comforts. A soothingly hot shower is no exception! When you step into the shower at your home, you expect instantaneous hot water. Most of us do not think about how our water is heated. We simply anticipate hot water flowing through any of our household taps and appliances when we need it. Yet, most homeowners do think about ways to make their homes energy efficient.

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Topics: HOA | Condo Other, HOA | Condo Maintenance

Top Emerging Wellness Trends

Posted by Amanda Causey on Oct 9, 2019 8:42:00 AM

Your health plays a role in not only weight loss but also stress reduction, heart disease prevention, and the management of chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. You don't want to base your health management solely on wellness trends, but you can benefit from some of this year's best wellness trends for long-term health. Here are some of this year's top wellness trends.

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Topics: HOA | Condo Community Events and Programs, HOA | Condo Other

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