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Category: Exterior

Exterior
2010 March Update or Upgrade?

Everyone agrees that condominiums need to be painted regularly. But ask what color should be used, and you could get as many answers as there are people living in the building. Aesthetic continuity can be extremely important to…

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2010 March Repairing Winter's Damage

 Spring beckons, with the promise of all those blossoms bursting with color from early flowering  bulbs. If only it were that simple.    Spring beckons, all too often, with fungus on the lawns, desiccated yews, branches dangling fro…

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2010 March Up on the Rooftop

 The roof carries a lot of responsibility – it protects those living inside it, insulates them from the heat and colds and  shelters them from harsh New England winters. And it’s because of these major responsibilities that it needs to be …

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2010 March By the Sea

For many, having a home by the ocean is the embodiment of a dream come true. For condominium managers and board members, though, there is also the responsibility of caring for and protecting these homes from the added wear-and-tear cau…

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2010 March Come Prepared To Learn!

 Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 12, 2010 – that’s when New England Condominium magazine’s annual New England Condo Expo returns to the Seaport World Trade Center at 200  Seaport Boulevard in Boston, showcasing over 150 exhibitors f…

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2009 March Hanging Out

Ever since Romeo and Juliet made them famous, balconies have been popular additions to our homes and living spaces. For condominium communities, balconies can add an extra perk, a few more feet of living space that allow us to enjoy the …

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2009 March Newport, Rhode Island

Everyone wants to talk about Newport—the people who live there, the musicians who play there, the tourists who visit there. The city’s slogan is “America’s First Resort,” and this label seems to have held true in some manner or …

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2009 March Braving the Elements

In real estate, as in life, first impressions are everything. It certainly holds true for condominiums. Whether it’s a high-rise or part of a community of homes, a building and the way it looks can speak volumes not only to outsiders but…

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2009 March Keepin' it Clean

There’s the dirt and exhaust from passing cars, motorcycles and trucks, other dirt and grime carried by the wind and the rain—not to mention graffiti, stains from rusted building elements, deposits from birds, and the dreaded mold and m…

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2009 March Staying Dry

The wind howled and rain came down sideways, lasting through the night, and when Jane Aubin [not her real name] got up for work in the morning, she discovered water bubbling under the paint and down the walls on the sides of the window …

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