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  • Terrible Termites

    Termites can cause quite a ruckus in Florida. If not properly checked, they can cause massive structural damage and lead to expensive repairs.
  • Four Simple Tips to Enhance Your Residential Building Lobby Design

    You never get a second chance to make a first impression. The same rings true for places that have the power to make a lasting impression, such as the lobby of your building.
  • Delivering Value: FirstService Residential Energy Aggregation Purchasing Program

    FirstService Residential has helped boards and building owners save millions of dollars in energy costs, in part, through our Energy Aggregation Purchasing Program.
  • Win the Backyard Battle: A Guide to Controlling Whiteflies

    Homeowners work hard to build their perfect backyard oasis (or front yard retreat). Here in Florida, there is a formidable enemy working just as hard as you to undo it all.
  • Five Tips for Creating a Condo Maintenance Checklist

    Designing and executing a comprehensive plan for preventative maintenance must be a top priority for your building
  • 3 common residential drainage problems and their solutions

    Unless you live in an area where it hardly ever rains (in which case you have a whole other set of problems), drainage will be an issue in your community. Proper drainage is, of course, the answer, but getting there means you have to meet stringent requirements throughout different areas of your community.
  • Six Things to Know About Fire Hydrants

    Aside from knowing to not park next to one, how deep is your knowledge of fire hydrants? Unless you’re a firefighter, it’s probably not that extensive. This may not be a problem... until the unthinkable happens and you need to be confident that your fire hydrants are in good working order. But like any equipment in your community, fire hydrants need to be maintained.
  • Seven Ways to Fight Mold - And Win

    It’s the scourge of households everywhere: the unsightly, unsanitary, unbecoming sight of mold. But waging war on mold means more than launching a full-scale assault when you see it (though that can be part of the battle plan). Instead, consider a comprehensive strategy – here are some tips to help you get started and steer clear of mold.
  • Pros and Cons of Do It Yourself Repairs and Maintenance

    FirstService Residential's Bill Worrall discusses the hidden costs of DIY maintenance and repairs and provides great insight into how boards can determine what can be done in house and what should be subbed out to appropriate contractors.
  • Mold: How Should Your Association and Homeowners Handle It?

    No one wants to find mold in their home or any association building. Unfortunately, mold is ubiquitous – it’s in the air and in the water, and when given the chance, it spreads like crazy. Learn steps to prevent mold or to have it assessed and properly treated, preserving your buildings and the health of your residents.
  • Managing Community Maintenance and Improvement Needs

    Whether your community is self-managed or professionally managed, maintenance is a big part of the day-to-day responsibilities. It’s a responsibility that can quickly become overwhelming, especially when you walk in on a Monday morning to a list of what went wrong over the weekend.
  • Five Landscaping Maintenance Tips to Help Communities Rake In Curb Appeal and Value

    For most people, looking neat, attractive and well groomed ranks high on their list of priorities. They have the same expectations for where they live – in fact, according to a recent industry survey, over 70% of homebuyers consider curb appeal an important factor when choosing a community.
  • Swimming pool safety: 6 things your association should do

    Summertime is swim time, and for the most part, it’s a plunge into carefree fun. But without the right swimming pool safety practices, your residents and association could be at risk.
  • Community Swimming Pool Resurfacing: What Your Board Needs to Know

    Your pool is a source of fun for all of your community’s residents. Yet when it comes time to resurface it, it can quickly become a source of headaches. Knowing the facts about your pool resurfacing options can help minimize the hassle – and ensure your community enjoys a quality pool experience for years to come. The best decision is an informed decision. An excellent community association management company will be experienced in this area and can weigh in with some really good insight – and make a recommendation for a reliable pool specialist, too. But before you get to that point, you can start with these pros and cons.
  • An Ounce of Prevention

    Like changing the oil in your car, regular maintenance on a building helps keeps everything working properly and safely. For stratas, some tasks are not optional, they are mandatory.
  • Electronic Voting in Arizona - What You Should Know

    These days, you can do almost anything online—buy groceries, look for a job or even find love. But what about voting on issues that affect your community?
  • Alternative Amenity Programming for Residential Buildings

    Following the temporary closure of fitness centers, interior lounges and other amenity spaces, boards and building owners may want to consider offering alternative programming for residents.
  • Protecting your community: What board members need to know about flood insurance in Florida

    As a board member, you care about your community’s preparedness. Investing in flood insurance in Florida is one of the best ways to protect your community.
  • Protecting your community: What board members need to know about flood insurance

    As a board member, you care about your community’s preparedness. Investing in flood insurance is one of the best ways to protect your community.
  • Flood insurance: What board members need to know

    As a board member, discover what you need to know about floods and how flood insurance can help mitigate expenses caused by a flood.
  • Flood insurance: What board members need to know

    As a board member, discover what you need to know about floods and how flood insurance can help mitigate expenses caused by a flood.
  • 4 HOA Strategies to Cut Costs and Maintain Assessments

    There are valid reasons to raise assessments, but in some cases, you may be able to go a different route. Here are four strategies to save your HOA money and keep assessments stable.
  • 5 Steps to the Best Reserve Study Firm

    Nothing lasts forever and you need to have a plan to replace major items and systems before their lifespans end. How do you create that plan? Start with a quality reserve study.
  • 5 Steps to the Best Reserve Study Firm

    Nothing lasts forever and you need to have a plan to replace major items and systems before their lifespans end. How do you create that plan? Start with a quality reserve study.
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