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  • Focus on These 4 Areas for Fall Maintenance Inspections

    Focus on These 4 Areas for Fall Maintenance Inspections

    Get your home ready for winter by focusing on these maintenance areas as recommended by Mike Holmes, professional contractor and TV personality.

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  • Partner Post: How to Prep a Surface with Loose and Peeling Paint

    Partner Post: How to Prep a Surface with Loose and Peeling Paint

    The success of your paint job depends on the quality of the surface beneath it. Learn how to prep a surface with peeling paint with these pro tips!

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  • Partner Post: Interesting Ways to Integrate Technology in Your Home and Community

    Partner Post: Interesting Ways to Integrate Technology in Your Home and Community

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  • The Top 8 Tips for Boosting Board Meeting Attendance

    The Top 8 Tips for Boosting Board Meeting Attendance

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  • Top Tips for Pool Maintenance

    Top Tips for Pool Maintenance

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  • 7 Ways to Make the Most of Annual Meetings

    7 Ways to Make the Most of Annual Meetings

    Annual meetings are important events in the life of an association, and making the most of these events takes careful planning.

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  • Partner Post: 3 Condo Association Board Burnout Remedies

    Partner Post: 3 Condo Association Board Burnout Remedies

    Are you battling condo association board burnout? Try these remedies to try refreshing and reinvigorating yourself in your role on the board.

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  • 6 Reasons to Build Relationships with Your Local Government

    6 Reasons to Build Relationships with Your Local Government

    Local government can be a powerful partner for maximizing efficiency and engaging your community. Learn why relationships with government officials are key for reaping these benefits in this post.

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  • Partner Post: 5 Features to Include in Your Community Outdoor Living Space

    Partner Post: 5 Features to Include in Your Community Outdoor Living Space

    Make the most of your community's outdoor living space by adding these features to it. Your residents will have more reason to spend time in the community while enjoying this amenity.

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  • Partner Post: 10 Timeless Flowers to Beautify Your Garden

    Partner Post: 10 Timeless Flowers to Beautify Your Garden

    Plant any of these time-honored flowers recommended by gardening experts to give your garden a classic look.

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  • 5 Reasons Your Association Needs a Business Plan

    5 Reasons Your Association Needs a Business Plan

    Being selected to serve on the Board of Directors by your neighbors is a great compliment from your community members, but it’s also a big responsibility.

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  • Top 5 Ways to Avoid Board Member Burnout

    Top 5 Ways to Avoid Board Member Burnout

    It’s a great compliment to be selected to serve as a board member for your community association, but it’s also a big responsibility.

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  • Partner Post: Traveling Soon? Keep Your Home Safe with These Tips

    Partner Post: Traveling Soon? Keep Your Home Safe with These Tips

    Vacation is the time to unwind and get all of the relaxation you deserve.

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  • 5 HOA Budgeting Terms You Should Know

    5 HOA Budgeting Terms You Should Know

    Whether you just got elected to the community association board or you've served for years, these HOA budgeting terms will help you understand your association's finances.

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  • How to Slow Down Speeding Vehicles in Your HOA

    How to Slow Down Speeding Vehicles in Your HOA

    Tired of seeing vehicles zipping through your community? Try the expert-written tactics in this post to slow down traffic and make your association a safer place to live.

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  • Should You be "Friends" with Your Neighbors?

    Should You be "Friends" with Your Neighbors?

    Social media is a great way to stay connected with people from all walks of your life — friends, family coworkers, neighbors, high school acquaintances and more.

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  • Partner Post: Growing Cacti and Succulents for an Easy-Care Yard

    Partner Post: Growing Cacti and Succulents for an Easy-Care Yard

    Enjoy a yard – or container gardens – that are amazingly easy to care for and colorful by growing trendy cacti and succulents.

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  • 4 Things to Consider Before Removing a Board Member

    4 Things to Consider Before Removing a Board Member

    It may come as a surprise to you, but occasionally a board member needs to be removed from the board.

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  • Partner Post: Boost Brainpower with Blueberries

    Partner Post: Boost Brainpower with Blueberries

    Blueberries make everything better — pies, smoothies, salads and even your brain. Among the foods with the highest antioxidant content, they are antioxidant powerhouses.

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  • Your Cheat Sheet for Creating a Rules Enforcement Policy

    Your Cheat Sheet for Creating a Rules Enforcement Policy

    Having a clear and consistent policy for resolving disputes will ensure that your association maintains a positive image with its residents and throughout the community at large.

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