Updated: Saturday, October 01, 2016


Lawn Care For The Fall: Essential Tips to Follow
Written By: Andrea Davis

All summer youve been watering, cutting, trimming and feeding your yard in the hopes of having the greenest plot of land in the neighborhood. So what should you do to get your lawn in shape for the cool breezes of autumn? These six steps will help you get a head start on the colder weather.Aeration and OverseedingIf you live in a climate with co...


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Fitting Every Design in One: Creating an Eclectic Interior Design for Your Home
Written By: Mikkie Mills

Designing an eclectic home is both challenging and rewarding. Throwing together unlike pieces requires an artistic knowledge of design. Although the design process can be confusing and stressful, these tips will give you the power to put together creative and coherent rooms. By using white space, experimenting, and focusing on color harmonies, i...


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New Regulations Make Drones a Home Seller and REALTORs Best Friend
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Look, up in the sky. Its a bird. Its a plane. Nope, its a drone, and its coming to sell your house."Your local real-estate agent might have a new trick up their sleeve very soon: Using drones for aerial photography of sprawling properties," said Fast Company.New regulations just >The growing popularity of these unmanned aircraft influenced the n...


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New Condo Board: Transition Is Important
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Question: I have just been elected President of our new condominium. Our new board of directors have just taken over from the developer, but frankly we are at a loss at to where and how to go. Any suggestions? Harry,Answer:Harry, my condolences. Being a board member is not fun; the hours are long, the pay is zero and no-one ever thanks you for y...


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7 Simple amp; Smart Basement Repairs to Consider
Written By: Andrea Davis

No space in your home is more accommodating and homey, or conversely scary, than your basement. A nicely finished basement can be the entertainment centerpiece of your entire home, housing your big-screen TV, the most comfortable couches in the place and a warm, inviting atmosphere that wraps each guest in comfort.But, if your basement is unfini...


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Automating HOA Collections
Written By: Richard Thompson

One of the biggest expenses and hassles for a homeowner association is collecting the regular homeowner fee. Every month, checks, money orders and cash are processed, tallied, bank deposits made and books posted. Then, letters are sent to those that havent paid for one reason or another. Followup phone calls are made, sometimes two or three to t...


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Explore New Markets At a Global Forum
Written By: PJ Wade

A recent global forum serves as an example of the importance of gaining perspective when considering business expansion into new markets.In this column, "Decisions amp; Communities," I am asked to shine the real estate spotlight on economic, business, communication, and other >Which context do you use to clarify your local potential and that of ...


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The 3 Factors That Have the Biggest Impact on Your Home Insurance
Written By: Ryan Hanley

Although your homeowners insurance may seem like an unnecessary expense at times, it is an invaluable safeguard.Property and casualty risk research firm ISO -- Verisk Analytics states 5.3 percent of all insured homes made a claim in 2014. In addition, the Insurance Information Institute III and SNL Financial reported that the incurred losses for...


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New Windows Changed My House - and My Mind
Written By: Lea Schneider

It was exciting to contemplate city life after living in smaller towns. Apparently, everyone else thought so too, because by the time I decided I liked a house, it was gone from the market.Between struggling with a tight real estate market and shopping from across the country, it wasnt easy to find a house. While the city offers the charm of old...


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Shop With An Eye For Your Future Home Accessibility Needs
Written By: Jim Adair

It can be heartbreaking to have to leave your home because of mobility issues at any age or stage of your life. So when youre building, choosing a new home or renovating, keep basic accessibility features in mind. These features will help make it easier for you, your family and guests everyday.For example, a zero-step entrance makes it easier to...


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Considering Your HOAs Reserve Funds
Written By: Richard Thompson

In recent years, the importance of accumulating reserves has become a long overdue reality for many homeowner associations HOAs. Proper long range planning drives an HOAs ability to adequately care for the common assets by having both adequate reserve funds and a realistic renovation schedule to follow. A well executed reserve study calls for a ...


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Budget Bath: Soaker Tubs Thatll Make You Feel Like A Queen Without A Royal Budget
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

Few things are as luxurious as a big soaking tub in the bathroom, which is why freestanding tubs have become one of the top bathroom trends over the past few years. But the cost of some of todays freestanding tubs can be so high it takes away the ability to >Knowing where to look, and watching for sales, can help you find the perfect tub for you...


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Vacation Rental Owners and Cities Seek Alternatives To A Lockout
Written By: Joe Killinger

lt;pgt;The vacation rental market seems to be going through a bit of a challenge as of late, with many cities opting to just shut down or limit the options for the vacation rental owners. I have had conversations in a few cities around the country about why they are not allowing vacation rentals via the sites that have been so successful for the...


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Why The quot;Best Place To Raise A Familyquot; May Be All Wrong For You
Written By: Jaymi Naciri

For those who are looking to >For most people today, a few hundred Google searches are part of the process. "Best of" lists can help narrow the field. Search "Best place to live" and youll have plenty of reading material. And even more if you get more specific with searches geared toward the "Best place to buy a home," or the "Best place to find...


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Condo Owners Can Speak Freely
Written By: Benny L. Kass

Question: We live in a large condominium project, and a number of us are quite concerned about our Board of Directors. We are not permitted to attend their Board meetings, we have tried to get copies of the financial statements without success, and we suspect that at least one of the Board members is getting kick-backs from the various contracto...


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10 Fall Home Improvement Tips
Written By: Vicki Payne

Now that summer gear has been stowed away, its time to focus on fall home improvement projects. According to Vicki Payne, host of the For Your Home with Vicki Payne television show, autumn is the key time to evaluate your home exterior and prepare it for the harsh winter months ahead."With cooler fall weather comes the realization that your home...


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Ask the HOA Expert: Applying Barkmulch To Planting Beds
Written By: Richard Thompson

Question: We apply barkmulch to our planting beds every year. A member complaints of the smell, dust and sloppy application by the contractor. What are your suggestions?Answer: Barkmulch application to planting beds is used for curb appeal, retarding weed growth and reducing irrigation water needs. Its best to apply it during the rainy months to...


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New Online Education Empowers Home Buyers
Written By: PJ Wade

What you dont know can hurt you when youre buying real estate or arranging a mortgage.The worse cases are those where home buyers dont realize how they have lost out - now and over years of homeownership. Some eventually end up with financial problems that cost them the home. Other wanna-be buyers lose out completely and dont achieve ownership. ...


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