January 20, 2016

On cool winter nights, nothing can bring relief to your freezing toes like the low hum of a space heater. It seems as if space heaters are everywhere and they show their value at your chilly office building or in that stubborn room that never seems to get warm. This go...

July 16, 2015

 

Summer can quickly become an expensive season, but being mindful of energy conservation can help reduce your electricity bills. Take a look at the following suggestions to increase your energy conservation efforts and beat the heat without breaking the bank.

 

-Cook din...

February 18, 2015

With the cold winter weather among us, frozen and burst pipes can be a real issue. To help prevent this from happening to you, here are several tips to prepare your family and your home for the cold.

 

1. Open sink-cabinet doors to allow warm air in.

 

2. In case of a burs...

January 15, 2015

We strongly encourage all residents in single family, condo, and town homes to keep at least one, and preferably several, fire extinguishers in your home. Fire extinguishers reduce the potential for damage which keeps insurance premiums—and your assessments—down. Sever...

August 25, 2014

Although the association may sometime seem like Big Brother when you want to build a shed or put up a fence, the architechural review program is actually a benefit—not a burden. The association’s design standards are based on harmony with the overall community, conside...

June 19, 2014

Few events in life are more exciting than buying your first home. You’re now a member of a community association. Here are a few tips and bits of information to help you make the most of community association living.

 

Your Own Space

 

There’s one important difference betw...

April 11, 2014

Some people question why they have to pay assessments when they move into a condominium, town home, or homeowner association. While assessments may be a technically correct term, the fact is that they are actually property maintenance fees.

 

When the collective buying p...

January 25, 2014

Water conservation is an important issue for the association and not just because we want to be environmentally responsible. An equally important reason is that we want to keep assessments as low as possible. This especially holds true for condominiums and townhomes wi...

October 11, 2013

We've all heard the statement, "what do I get for my HOA dues". Now you can confidently add Increase Property Value to the list. Recent research conducted in Northern Virginia by a professor and student at George Mason University indicates that community associations c...