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Partner Post: Top 5 Trees to Plant for Bees

Posted by The Davey Tree Company on Apr 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Did you know that bees pollinate 85 percent of the planet's flowers and more than a third of our fruits and vegetables? Without bees, our grocery stores would look shockingly sparse. 

As modern landscapes change, however, bees are fighting to survive. And they need our help.

Gardening for bees and other pollinators is easy. You’re probably envisioning colorful flowers bursting with blooms, but did you know trees are just as important to pollinators as flowers are?

In celebration of Arbor Day, April 28, create your very own pollinator garden! And bee sure to include some of these best trees for bees! Remember, the best time to plant trees is in either fall or spring. 


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Topics: House & Home

The Most Important Facts to Know About Common Area Warranties

Posted by Laszlo Antal on Apr 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As we move into our brand new homes, we are mainly focused on what is happening inside our strata lot; most owners won’t know much about warranties and how warranties work. We often ask, "Do we have separate warranties for in-suite or strata lot issues?" or "Do we have separate common area warranties?" The answer to both questions is yes. In my last article I explained how the 12 month in-suite warranty applies. This time I am  providing useful information on how strata corporations in British Columbia should address common area warranty concerns. 


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Topics: Community Living

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

Posted by BetterCondoLife.com 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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