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What Is An HOA Fee? And What Does Your HOA Fee Cover?
Aug 14, 2019
Congratulations! You just bought a new home and it’s perfect for your family – just the right size, condition, location and neighborhood to meet your needs. Your new home is part of a homeowners’ association (HOA), which means you will pay HOA fees. What is an HOA fee? What do they pay for?
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Swimming Pool Safety: 6 Things Your Association Should Do
Jun 14, 2019
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.
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What Our Clients and Vendors Are Saying
May 16, 2019
Finding a property management company to partner with your board isn’t easy. Find out how we can help you.
5 Steps to the Best Reserve Study Firm
May 14, 2019
In our guide to capital improvements , reserve studies and their relationship to capital improvements and preventive maintenance were discussed at length.
FirstService Residential – Be Part of a First-Class Team
May 09, 2019
Why should you choose to work at FirstService Residential? Maybe it’s because we’re the leading property management company in North America.
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6 Tips to Help Your Residents Protect Your Community During Summer Vacation
May 01, 2019
Summer is a great time to hit the road! Travelers will be taking advantage of the warm weather to go to beaches, campsites, on cruises and more. Learn how to protect your home and preserve your peace of mind while you're away.
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FirstService Residential Exceeds Customer Expectations Every Day
Apr 23, 2019
Service from a property management company can mean differerent things to different people. So how does FirstService Residential continually deliver exceptional customer service to the communities it manages?
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What do HOA Board Members Really Want? 7 Top Service Issues
Mar 15, 2019
Whether you're on the board of a high-rise or community association. you want to hire a property management company that will provide the best service for their community. What does that really mean?
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How to Communicate: What Your Board Should Know and Do
Feb 11, 2019
You want your community association to be successful. All board members do. You know that means watching the finances carefully and maintaining the property. But do you think about effective board communication as an ingredient in your recipe for success? It is!
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Try 3 Simple Energy Conservation Steps to Save Money This Winter
Nov 05, 2018
Baby, it’s cold outside! For many people, shivery weather and shorter days aren’t the only things causing an icy chill. Energy takes a big bite out of everyone’s budget each winter.
Keep Your Annual Meeting From Derailing With These 5 Tricks
Oct 23, 2018
Your annual meeting is your community association’s most well-attended meeting of the year. That’s no surprise since it’s where residents get the most insights about their community and have an opportunity to elect their board members. But the large turnout also means it’s the meeting most likely to get off track. Keep your meeting from getting derailed by using these 5 techniques.
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5 Creative Ways to Create Revenue With Your Community Amenities
Oct 15, 2018
It’s the typical budgeting dilemma for community association boards: How do you keep assessment fees manageable and still maintain the community’s operations?