Living Better Blog

Partner Post: Four Signs It’s Time to Break Up with Your Tree

Posted by The Davey Tree Company on Feb 4, 2016 7:00:00 AM

During this month of love, it’s important to know when to call it quits. That’s what gardening is all about—trying something out and learning from your mistakes.

Sometimes you know for sure when it’s time to “break up” with your tree. Other times, you’re not so sure. But when that favorite tree falls ill, it goes from being an asset to a liability.


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HOA News: South Carolina Legislature releases New HOA Report

Posted by Andrew Fortin on Feb 2, 2016 6:30:00 AM

This post was first published on LinkedIn Pulse and reprinted with permission.

The South Carolina legislature released their long-awaited report on challenges in Common Interest Communities. The legislature addressed isues ranging from document disclosures, to board education to manager licensing, but found little consensus on how to address these issues.


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Topics: Industry

Partner Post: Tips for Revamping Your Home After the Holidays

Posted by Modernize.com on Jan 28, 2016 7:00:00 AM

By Bryn Huntpalmer, Modernize.com

 

The holidays have come and gone, and the New Year is here. Chances are, you have already stripped your home of holiday decorations. With the Christmas tree packed away and the Christmas lights pulled from around windows and doors, your home may be feeling a little bare.


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Florida's "Home Tax" Bill Means Higher Homeowner Fees

Posted by Andrew Fortin on Jan 26, 2016 7:00:00 AM
This post was first published on LinkedIn Pulse and reprinted with permission.
 
Associa, the industry’s leading community management company, testified in opposition to Florida Senate Bill (SB) 722 in a hearing of the Senate Regulated Industries Committee in Tallahassee.   The bill, if it becomes law, would add unnecessary government regulation and could lead to higher fees for homeowners living in planned communities, which currently includes more than nine million Floridians.
 

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Topics: Industry

California Condos: It's Time to Consider FHA Approval

Posted by Andrew Fortin on Jan 21, 2016 4:39:00 PM

This post was first published on LinkedIn Pulse and reprinted with permission.

Changes to pre-sale disclosure packets in California become effective in July and will require all California condominiums to disclose to potential buyers if the condo association is approved for mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) or by the Veterans Administration (VA).


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Topics: Industry