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Category: Real Estate Trends

Real Estate Trends
2017 April Trends in Residential Architecture

Tastes and styles change with the decades—and sometimes with just the seasons—and what is considered fashionable now may seem hopelessly dated in just a few years. (Just look at bell bottoms.) That said, innovations and re-imaginings in res…

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2016 November Holiday Tipping Etiquette

Whether you live in a suburb or in the heart of the city, life is expensive. Sometimes it can feel as though everybody from the barista at your favorite coffee shop to the kid who bags your groceries is trying to nickel-and-dime you half to…

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2016 July Q&A: Seeking Parking Accommodations

Q. Our condominium building has assigned parking spaces, and the space for our unit is quite a distance from the entrance. As we’ve gotten older, my wife has developed difficulty in walking. We asked the board if we could get a space clos…

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2016 May Co-ops Around the Globe

It’s cheaper for two families to pool resources and share a house than for the same two families to buy two houses. This underlying concept has been around since people starting building houses.  As a report by the National Cooperative Law…

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2016 January Top 2016 Predictions

The more things change, the more they stay the same. This French adage, generally attributed to French novelist Alphonse Karr, could have been penned as a tagline for the community association world. There’s no doubt that advances in techn…

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2015 May Up on the Roof

When space is a commodity, where can condominium associations put their gardens, their social spaces, even their hot tubs? “On the roof,” says Jack Carr, licensed engineer and senior vice president of Criterium Engineers in Portland,…

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2014 May The Door is Open

In this digital age, more and more homebuyers are discovering their dream homes simply with a click of a mouse. But regardless of a person’s first impressions, eventually seeing the house in person will be the final sell—and that’s where a…

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