Living Better Blog

Partner Post: Refresh Your Décor with Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2017

Posted by Denver Carpet and Flooring on Feb 23, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As we’re settling into 2017, Pantone has bestowed upon us its color for the year. It’s an eye-catching color that the Pantone team described as a calming, fresh, revitalizing shade – greenery. And if you’re looking for a shade to refresh your home décor, look no further.

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Topics: House & Home

Partner Post: 3 Questions to Ask Before Signing Your Snow Removal Contract

Posted by Pro-Pave, Inc. on Feb 21, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Picture this—the morning after a huge snowstorm, your residents pull into the parking lot or neighborhood to find that your property maintenance service has already wiped the place clean. They can easily drive down the street or into a parking spot without thick snow drifts blocking them from their homes. 

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Topics: Community Living

Essential Board Member Skills: Objectivity is Key

Posted by Jesse Dubuque, CMCA® on Feb 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

I believe the most important skill for a board member to possess is objectivity. You need to look at all positions and possibilities and then select the path that provides the greatest good for all members of the association. This may not be the path that benefits yourself the most, but benefits the group. We call this the “no personal agenda” approach to being a board member.

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Topics: Community Living

Infographic: Associa Cares 2016 Heart Strings Giving Report

Posted by Staff Writer on Feb 14, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Associa Cares set a record for the most families assisted in a single year in 2016. From victims of wildfires in Canada to fallen and injured police officers in Texas, we were able to help communities across North America in the wake of disaster. And it's all thanks to the fact that our donors doubled their contributions from the year before.

The infographic below provides specific stats that demonstrate how Associa Cares, our employees and concerned citizens worked together to make an impact in 2016. 

To learn more about Associa Cares, watch this video. And to donate or request assistance, visit

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Topics: Community Living

Partner Post: Share Your Valentine’s Day Love with Non-traditional Plants

Posted by Costa Farms on Feb 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Living plants provide a welcome breath of fresh air on Valentine’s Day, a moment in the dead of winter when we simultaneously stop to celebrate our loved ones as we start to suffer from cabin fever. While a dozen red roses is a classic floral gift to say “I Love You,” there are other options that stay alive longer – and get better with time.

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Topics: House & Home





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