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One Size Does Not Fit All: Understanding the HardieZone® System

  Each region in the U.S. has its own distinct climatic qualities. From the dry heat of Arizona to the below-freezing temps of Minnesota. Climate isn’t one-size–fits-all, so your home siding and trim shouldn’t be either. James Hardie took variations in climate into consideration when engineering its siding and trim. They developed ... Read more

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From Wood to Fiber Cement

  This Minneapolis home nods to the architecture and feel of a log cabin. It blends in with its natural surroundings and provides a place to soak it up on the wrap-around deck. The refreshing re-side of the home’s exterior feels similar to the original, but looks much more polished and protected. From worn away and rotting wood pl... Read more

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Midwest Grays: Clad your Home in Various Shades of Gray

Gray is the new go-to neutral. Gone are the days when the color sparked gloom and drab thoughts. Now, home design experts call on grays for a modern and alluring exterior hue. James Hardie’s HardiePlank® lap siding in ... Read more

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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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