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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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How to Calm Residents Fears Over Construction HOA Costs

Want to get your residents a little stressed out and fearful? Start talking construction HOA costs. It is often a hard sell to get them all on-board to invest into their properties. You may even be tempted to avoid bringing up the conversation at all. This is one of the worst things you can do. When we avoid taking care of necessary repairs or H... 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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How Property Managers Can Get Involved with their Residents

Staying involved with your residents is one of the best things a property manager can do. Engaging with those which live in their complexes helps managers maintain a cleaner, more welcoming environment. It helps them gain insight into how the overall community is funct... 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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The Most Expensive Mistakes an HOA can Make when It Comes to Community Repairs

Managing a large HOA is no small feat. Building inspections, repairs and basic upkeep can all take a lot of time. Beyond these daily tasks, it is also important for HOA managers to ensure there properties not only maintain, but also grow in their overall value. Problems arise when managers hastily complete repairs within the property. Here are the ... Read more

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How to Get your Community Residents to Pick up their Dog Waste Without Fines

Dog waste is a problem no matter where you live. A communal living space though makes homeowner’s associations especially prone to doggy doo-doo issues. It has become so common that there are actually DNA testing facilities that assist apartments and HOA’s in determining who the repeat offenders are. Others will heavily fine their residents whe... 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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