Lifestyle Blog

New Year? New You!

Posted by Amanda Causey on Dec 30, 2020 9:47:00 AM

2020 has been a difficult year with some unique challenges, and tomorrow will surely bring on a change for many of us. The new year is a time to take a look at the goals and objectives you have for the upcoming year and figure out exactly what it is you want and how you are going to make it happen. GrandManors knows that you will face challenges both personally and in your community and we want to support our communities and employees as best as possible. In addition to discussing some goal setting tactics with your community staff, we've also create a simple template for anyone wanting to set some personal goals for the new year.

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Topics: HOA | Condo Seasonal and Holiday

Giving Back: How to Organize a Food Drive in Your Community

Posted by Amanda Causey on Nov 4, 2020 8:17:00 AM

We are gearing up for the holiday season; that time of the year when we join our loved ones in celebration and thanksgiving. Unfortunately, the less fortunate may not have the privilege of celebrating like most of us. They may hardly have enough food, or any at all, to share with their loved ones during the holidays. Their only hope may be well-wishers, whose help is not certain.

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Topics: HOA | Condo Seasonal and Holiday

Fall Landscaping HOA Needs - Lawn Care Tips

Posted by Rolando Coronado on Sep 23, 2020 8:35:00 AM

As summer ends, we all know that soon the cool crisp fall weather will be here soon if it hasn't already chilled your area. Believe it or not, but fall is the best time to start working on your lawn to ensure luscious green grass come next spring.  If you're part of an HOA, and looking to spruce up community spaces or find tips or guidance for homeowners, check out these lawn care tips.

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

Is Your Community Prepared for Snowbird Season?

Posted by Duane McPherson, CMCA, PCAM® on Sep 9, 2020 8:16:00 AM

It's a classic, long understood joke... When the weather gets cooler many northern residents "fly south" for the winter. Some people call them Snowbirds, which is a term colloquially used to refer to those who spend the chilly months in temperate climates like those of California or Florida. The impact of these travelling residents can be difficult to measure but we know that they can cause complications for some HOA or COA communities so it's important to be prepared in the event that your community experiences a "Snowbird Season."

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Topics: HOA | Condo Communication, HOA | Condo Homeowner Responsibilities & Education, HOA | Condo Seasonal and Holiday

Celebrate Independence Day with these Sweet Treats and Bubbly Refreshments

Posted by Page Carlee on Jul 1, 2020 9:25:00 AM

2020 has been a challenging year for many of us, and as we continue to move forward and celebrate change, it's also to take a little time and celebrate the sweet things in life. Of course by that we mean PIE! Take your mind off of the heat and stress with these two "made for 4th" recipes.

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Topics: HOA | Condo Seasonal and Holiday

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

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

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


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

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