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Clad your Bungalow in James Hardie® Siding and Trim

Between the early 1900’s to the 1930’s, the bungalow was the dominant home style in the U.S. The simple, small one-and-a-half-story homes boast a sloping roof, a front porch and sparse décor. And each neighborhood was stocked with the style. In the Midwest, entire subdivisions were bungalows. In fact, the housing style still represents abou... Read more

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New Emerging Property Management Technologies All HOA’s Should Be Using

Like any industry, property management is constantly changing and growing. And just like emerging technologies can help other businesses, it can also help homeowner's associations too. There are many new technological tools which can aid the world of property management. Here are a few of the newest advances in property management technologies t... Read more

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How Seniors Might Change the Property Management Industry

According to Senator Rob Portman when writing for this Wall Street Journal article, approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring each and every day. That’s a huge amount of people flooding into the “senior zone” on a daily ... Read more

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Apartment Marketing is Changing! How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Do you remember how you found your first apartment? Was it from a classified ad in the newspaper? Or maybe your mom knew someone that knew someone renting out a room? How people use to find rental units is far different from how people find them today. In fact, in many ways how and where complex managers market their buildings is completely changin... Read more

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Top Five Things Facilities Managers Need to Keep an Eye on When It Comes to Community Infrastructure

Long gone are the days when only large manufacturing plants and office buildings needed facility management. Today you can find facilities managers in every type of community from large residential complexes to university campuses and more. And the scope of a manager’s responsibilities is continuously expanding. One of the core duties of a fac... Read more

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Why HOA’s Should Understand City Laws

One of the benefits of living in a home owner’s association is that there are certain “rules” which all property owners have agreed upon. These guidelines help maintain the look of the neighborhood, add order to the area and help maintain home property values. While knowing th... Read more

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Why Property Managers Should Inspect Roofs & Windows Regularly

There are few projects more difficult for a property manager to undertake than exterior repairs and replacement. Two of the biggest factors which play a part in the exterior are the roofs and windows. Both play a vital role in protecting both the exterior and interior of the homes within the community. When they begin to deteriorate, problems can a... Read more

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A Before and After Transformation with James Hardie® Siding and Trim

There something so gratifying about a before-and-after reveal. Chalk it up to immediate gratification. With that instant fulfillment mindset, it makes sense that there’s more home remodel shows now than ever before. We all love to see a home transform from lackluster to sparkling in a mere half hour. Because we’re right there with you—w... Read more

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Why All Home Communities Should Inspect their Roofing Now to Prevent Higher Costs Later

Whether you live in a single family home or a sprawling apartment complex, every type of residence must have a roof. It is the essential component for protecting the interior of the structure from the brutal elements outside. That’s why it’s so important to maintain and inspect the roof frequently no matter where you live. Home communities m... Read more

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5 Ways Custom Installations can Help Property Managers with Remodeling

Whether managing an apartment complex or a large senior community, property managers spend much of their workdays maintaining the grounds and buildings they’re responsible for. It can be time-consuming and stressful but also very necessary. When properties are neglected or not cared for properly, their value decreases. They also become less at... Read more

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