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Make Your Roof Last Longer With Regular Maintenance

The roof is the one part of our home that takes quite a beating from the harshest elements day in and day out. While roofs are designed to last, the time will come when you have to replace them eventually. However, you can delay that for years with proper maintenance. Some roofing maintenance work can…

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8 Essential HOA Communication Tools

Having the right HOA communication tools can make all the difference in keeping your community in the loop. Having open, effective communication improves life in an HOA, because residents feel included. There’s nothing worse than being kept in the dark about what’s going on. Often, it’s not done intentionally, but it feels that way to…

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What Are HOA Restrictive Covenants?

Anyone who has ever belonged to a homeowners association knows what restrictive covenants are. If you are thinking about purchasing a home within an HOA community, you must understand what these covenants are and how they affect you. Understanding the Definition of Restrictive Covenants What is a restrictive covenant? A restrictive covenant is a type…

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California’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Law: What Is It All About?

The state of California has passed six bills. This makes it easier for homeowners to construct accessory dwelling units on their property. Here’s what you need to know about the Accessory Dwelling Unit law in California.   Why Is There a Need for California’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Law? What is an ADU? Before tacking California’s…

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What Are Unenforceable HOA Rules? What To Do About Them?

Homeowners association rules are man-made, so it makes sense that they are not perfect. You might like to believe that all the rules in your HOA are good and enforceable. But, the fact of the matter is, unenforceable HOA rules do exist in many communities — and you may not even know it.   What…

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HOA Parking Rules: Resolving Common HOA Parking Issues And Rules Enforcement

HOA parking rules are a common point of contention in homeowners associations. The key to resolving issues related to parking, though, lies in understanding what rules the HOA can and can’t enforce.   Creating and Enforcing HOA Parking Rules Living in an HOA community means having to abide by the many rules and restrictions that…

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HOA Noise Rules: Can Homeowners Complain About Neighbor’s Party Noise

Homeowners living in an HOA community must abide by the many regulations that exist within the association. For many communities, that includes HOA noise rules.   Do You Have HOA Noise Rules in Your Community? Nowadays, it is nearly impossible to find a homeowners association that does not have rules about nuisances. For those who…

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How Does Real Estate Season Affect Market Value?

The real estate industry can be a tricky path to navigate, especially if you fail to factor in timing. As with anything in life, timing can affect the outcome of any given endeavor. Learn how the real estate season influences the market value of properties below.   A Guide to Understanding the Real Estate Season…

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HOA Security Camera Policy Every Board Member And Homeowner Should Know

To a homeowners association looking to strengthen security, the idea of installing surveillance cameras might be attractive. But, you can’t just slap on a bunch of cameras around your community and call it a day. You must craft and follow an HOA security camera policy that will protect your association.   What to Include Your…

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The Differences in Owning a Condominium and a Single-Family Home

There are significant real estate legal differences between owning the typical single-family home and owning a condominium. They aren’t necessarily negative or positive for the owner, but a buyer in the market for housing should understand these differences. This way they can decide which type of home best fits their lifestyle and needs. What Comes…

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