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In the face of rising water costs, maintenance costs, and a continued depressed
housing market, many community associations are finding long-term savings
through new landscape strategies that also help our environment. Eco-friendly
Since the 1950s, American lawns have been “hooked” on petroleum-based and synthetic chemicals. A plethora of pesticides,
herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers have been eagerly embraced by both
homeowners and landscape professionals, w…
Months have slipped by, but it’s not easy to forget the damage that last year’s brutal weather brought to the trees in the New England area. In June, severe
tornadoes touched down in Massachusetts, leaving total devastation in their
The phrase, “April showers bring May flowers” is a classic—but in real-life condo communities, beautiful, abundant flowers are a bit more
complicated than merely a little bit of rainfall, and don’t just spring up overnight. Colorful flow…
Part of the job of a condo board is to keep your association’s grounds or lawn looking healthy and attractive. After all, curb appeal can do
wonders when it comes to appraisals and even the morale of your community
members. But most con…
Insurance sounds like a simple concept: you pay a premium to your insurer, and
then when you file a claim, your insurer pays you. Simple. Insuring a
condominium or association property shouldn’t be much different than insuring yourself—…
Pet owners certainly love their dogs and consider them a part of the family.
With an estimated 40,000 dogs in the city of Boston alone, (as per
allstateanimalcontrol.com), it’s no wonder businesses and city dwellings are jumping on the …
Unless someone strenuously objects, I‘d like to start an argument. When it comes to sustainability and the “green” theme, condominiums and HOAs don’t get no respect.
The primary focus of the U.S. Green Building Council and its L…
Our rules and regulations state that owners may not have more than 2 pets, one
of which may be a dog. One of the unit owners who also happens to be a board
member keeps 4 dogs in her unit as pets. Since she is a board member, the boar…
I have lived in a unit for the past three years. I am planning on having my
boyfriend move in with me in a few months. Are there any community or state
rules or regulations that will prevent this from happening?