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Here's How Associa Cares Funds Have Helped Communities So far This Year

Posted by Staff Writer on Sep 22, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Since 2007, Associa Cares has been assisting communities worldwide during their most challenging times: when natural or man-made disasters strike. Associa Cares has assisted communities impacted by earthquakes, fires, floods, hurricanes, and more.


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Topics: Industry

The Best Bath Towels (And How to Keep Them Fresh)

Posted by Parachute on Sep 20, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Rub a dub dub – what’s the best towel for the tub? The experts at Parachute, our go-to home essentials brand, are here to tell you. Plus they have some savvy tips on how to extend the lifespan of your towels. 


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Topics: House & Home

Five Fab Reasons to Grow House Plants for National Indoor Plant Week

Posted by Costa Farms on Sep 13, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Generations of people have enjoyed the beauty of plants in their indoor spaces. Here are some reasons to celebrate during the third week in September.


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Topics: House & Home

What Successful Associations Do: Master the Reserve Study

Posted by Lea Marcou on Sep 12, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Believe it or not, budget season is upon us again. Each association requires different levels of involvement from their board during the budgeting process. While a professional community association manager will assist you when you’re getting started, it’s important for boards to make sure the manager understands the community’s long-term vision by sharing any future plans so that your community doesn’t encounter an unexpected financial disaster. This is why a well-researched reserve study is one of the community’s most important investments.


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Topics: Community Living

The Truth about HOAs: Involved Homeowners are Happier Homeowners

Posted by Jesse Dubuque, CMCA® on Sep 8, 2016 7:00:00 AM

This is the final post in a three-part series debunking common myths about living in community associations. Click here to read part one and part two.

Myth: homeowners don't need to attend community association board meetings.

Board members are community leaders. They volunteer their time to make decisions on the well-being and financial health of their association. Every homeowner has a right to know what’s going on in the community and the board should embrace that.


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Topics: Community Living

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