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  • Partner Post: Spring Maintenance: 8 Things You’re Forgetting to Do

    Partner Post: Spring Maintenance: 8 Things You’re Forgetting to Do

    Now that winter has come to an end, it’s time to take advantage of the warmer weather and use the sunny spring days to inspect your property and take care of any routine maintenance.

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  • Not in a Flood Zone? Here’s Why You Should Still Stay Prepared

    Not in a Flood Zone? Here’s Why You Should Still Stay Prepared

    Each year, hundreds of thousands of people experience destruction from flooding.

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  • Partner Post: Causes of Condo Association Board Burnout

    Partner Post: Causes of Condo Association Board Burnout

    Over time, it is inevitable that you will start to feel the impact of burnout, which has recognizable symptoms that diminish your capability in the position.

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  • Community Association Emergency Preparedness

    Community Association Emergency Preparedness

    We invite every community association to take the time to plan and create a unique emergency management plan to help keep their communities and residents safe when disaster strikes.

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  • Partner Post: Berries in Patio Pots Are Berry Nice

    Partner Post: Berries in Patio Pots Are Berry Nice

    Growing berries at home has never been easier or more delicious.

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  • Earth Day 2019: 7 Ways Your Community Can Go Green

    Earth Day 2019: 7 Ways Your Community Can Go Green

    At Associa, we are committed to helping communities become more sustainable and decrease their environmental impact. We work hard every day to understand the needs of our partners...

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  • March Featured Ebook: The Ultimate Spring Clean

    March Featured Ebook: The Ultimate Spring Clean

    Helpful tips and expert advice, this springtime guide will help your board declutter.

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  • Partner Post: The New Community Trends Everyone is Talking About

    Partner Post: The New Community Trends Everyone is Talking About

    We’ve rounded up some of the new ways that communities everywhere are bringing people together. Here are our favorites!

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  • Living in Your Neighbor’s Backyard? Here’s How to Keep the Peace

    Living in Your Neighbor’s Backyard? Here’s How to Keep the Peace

    The newfound popularity of small yards comes with a different set of issues for both homeowners and HOAs alike.

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  • Partner Post: 7 Apps to Help You Manage Your Household

    Partner Post: 7 Apps to Help You Manage Your Household

    As a homeowner, you have a lot to keep track of. These seven apps will help you get organized and make managing your household a breeze.

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  • 5 Things Your HOA Board Must Do When the Media Calls

    5 Things Your HOA Board Must Do When the Media Calls

    Discover best practices to help your community prepare for media inquiries.

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  • Partner Post: The Best and Worst Trees to Plant Near A House (By Zone)

    Partner Post: The Best and Worst Trees to Plant Near A House (By Zone)

    Make the stress-free choice by learning about the best and worst trees to plant near a house below.

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  • Trash Chute vs. Trash Valet: Which One is Right for Your Building?

    Trash Chute vs. Trash Valet: Which One is Right for Your Building?

    If you’re left making this complex decision for your building, here are some guidelines to help you decide which trash management solution is right for you.

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  • Partner Post: Three Actions to Get Your Condo Association Finances in Order

    Partner Post: Three Actions to Get Your Condo Association Finances in Order

    Without money, your condo association is in deep trouble. Fiduciary duty is the only codified duty of a board member, and thus finances are your top priority.

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  • Thinking About Buying A Home in Mexico? Here’s What You Need to Know

    Thinking About Buying A Home in Mexico? Here’s What You Need to Know

    While there are many factors to consider, it’s important to ask these basic questions before purchasing a second home or vacation spot in Mexico.

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  • Partner Post: 8 Simple Ways to Make Your Property More Eco-Friendly this Year

    Partner Post: 8 Simple Ways to Make Your Property More Eco-Friendly this Year

    Eco-friendly is more than a buzzword; it’s a way to lower your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint.

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  • FHA Tips: Fidelity Insurance

    FHA Tips: Fidelity Insurance

    When the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is reviewing a condominium association’s application for certification, there are serval criteria that can trigger an immediate rejection.

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  • Partner Post: Why Plants Are Perfect for Your Bedroom

    Partner Post: Why Plants Are Perfect for Your Bedroom

    Indoor plants are ideal for every room. They make a space look more natural and cozier, and have health benefits, too.

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  • 5 Ways to Increase Homeowner Participation in Your Community

    5 Ways to Increase Homeowner Participation in Your Community

    Studies show that over half of Americans don't know their neighbors. As an HOA board member, you’re responsible for keeping homeowners engaged...

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  • How to Prevent HOA Fraud, Theft, & Embezzlement

    How to Prevent HOA Fraud, Theft, & Embezzlement

    A homeowner association (HOA) is often made up of trusted friends and neighbors. However, that doesn’t make your community immune to fraudulent behavior. With over 40 million households in the...

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