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Over the River and Through the Woods

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS Safety tips for winter car trips. When it comes to road trips, it’s important to be prepared for an emergency any time of year. But it’s especially critical when hitting the road for a long drive during winter months. Sleet, ice, snow, strong winds, and frigid temperatures increaseRead More
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Holiday Rules

HOLIDAY RULES How to be mindful of your neighbors—and your association CC&Rs—when entertaining. The holidays are just around the corner and, for many people, that means lots of festivities with friends and loved ones. With all the merriment that’s sure to ensue, it’s important that residents who are hosting celebrations are not only considerate ofRead More
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Kid’s Menu

KIDS’ MENU High-rise communities are learning how to accommodate families with young children. By Julie Warren For a variety of reasons, condominium communities have long been considered the domain of singles, couples, and empty nesters. Not any more—especially in Toronto, where city planners are actively studying the robust migration of families with children into downtownRead More
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Locking Up

LOCKING UP Important steps in making communities safer. By Julie Warren   It’s a familiar story: A home in a community association is vandalized or burglarized, and the neighbors are outraged and fearful. Other residents worry that their home is next. To prevent a recurrence, the association board votes to install stronger locks, new securityRead More
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Beyond Lawn Care

Wooded areas, meadows, streams, and ponds are features that add value to our community. We’re fortunate to have some of these features because they enhance property values, increase aesthetic appeal, improve our environmental quality, eliminate noise and wind, and reduce our energy bills. The responsibility to maintain our natural areas goes beyond the capabilities ofRead More
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What Is Strategic Planning?

Our association will soon begin strategic planning. What does that mean, and what will be happening? Simply stated, strategic planning is a process we use to determine where we’re going and how we’re going to get there. It includes these steps: Assessing our current position. We will identify our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. KnowingRead More
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Here’s What HOA Residents Have to Say

Americans who live in community associations are overwhelmingly pleased with their communities, expressing strong satisfaction with the board members who govern their associations and the community managers who provide professional support. More than seven in 10 community association residents expressed satisfaction with their community experience, according to a survey conducted by Zogby International, a leadingRead More
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Home Values Increase Faster In HOAs

Recent research conducted in Northern Virginia by a professor and student at George Mason University indicates that community associations can add a 5-6 percent increase in property values over similar homes in nearby non-association communities. Writing in Regulation magazine, the authors say that the increase in home value attributed to community associations is “especially remarkableRead More
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Ten Reasons to Volunteer for the Association

Ten reasons to volunteer in your Community Association. Protect your self-interests. Protect your property values and maintain the quality of life in your community. Correct a problem. Has your car been towed, or do you think maybe maintenance has been neglected? Be sociable. Meet your neighbors, make friends, and exchange opinions. Give back. Repay aRead More
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Meet the President

The _____________________________ association enjoys the excellent leadership of a responsible board. Heading the board is ___________________________, who serves as president. Some of the special duties of the president include: Working closely with the board, manager, and residents to establish the overall goals of the association. Ensuring that the association operates according to the association governingRead More
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