Living Better Blog

Partner Post: Three Questions to ask Prospective Condo Association Board Candidates

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

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Topics: Community Living

Why Condo Associations Need FHA Approval in 2017

Posted by Andrew Fortin on Apr 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Prior to 2005, few condominium boards paid much attention to Federal Housing Administration, or FHA, financing. At the time, the FHA only had a small fraction of condominium loans (about 5 percent) and FHA buyers, due to smaller down payment requirements, were considered less committed to their purchased units. A lot has changed since then.

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Topics: Industry

Partner Post: 4 Reasons to Grow Blueberries on Your Patio

Posted by Bushel and Berry on Apr 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

With the trend toward healthier living on the rise, blueberry plants are perfect for anyone looking to improve their well-being with wholesome fruit right from their own backyard or patio.

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Topics: House & Home

Hosting A Realtor Event, Part 1: 3 Ways to Show Off Your Community

Posted by Mitchell Krauss on Apr 11, 2017 8:00:00 AM

One of the key ways community associations benefit homeowners is by ensuring high property values. Whether your community is competing for buyers in an area with growing home construction or you simply want to raise the association’s overall profile in the marketplace, your community can get the attention it deserves with one little-known tactic: hosting a realtor event.

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Topics: Community Living

Partner Post: Save Energy with These Efficient Window Treatments

Posted by Modernize on Apr 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Your ordinary curtains can do a lot more than just hang out. Not only do they make a pretty nice dress in a pinch; they can also keep your home feeling more comfortable—and take the sting out of uncomfortably high energy bills.

In fact, the right kind of shades, drapes, or awnings can keep out cold drafts or protect you from hot sun. And that means you’ll need less energy to heat and cool your interior. In fact, if you want something extra efficient, there are even ways to integrate solar power into your shades.

Yes, you heard right—a solar powered awning. Ready to hear more? Without further ado, here are the best ways to get a new energy-conscious look for your living room.

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Topics: House & Home





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