Keep Warm, but Safe

December, January and February are the deadliest months for home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). And, heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires and home fire deaths. That’s why it’s important for you and your loved ones to take extra precautions during the winter. Thinking of buying a…

Fire Safety Tips

Unattended cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association. When cooking for guests, don’t let yourself be distracted. Keep an eye on those pots. Smoking is another leading cause of home fire deaths. If you smoke, smoke outside. Keep a small bucket of water…

Goodbye Clip, Hello Click

Before you head out to the grocery store or the mall, do a little web browsing for online coupons that can save you a bundle. According to the Promotion Marketing Association Coupon Council, the average savings per coupon is $1.15. Most online coupon sites are searchable by brand name or product category, which allows you…

Tips for Saving Water

Water conservation is an important issue for the association—and not just because we want to be environmentally responsible. An equally important reason is that we want to keep assessments as low as possible. Here’s how you can help: Kitchen Aid Large appliances—washing machines and dishwashers—consume the most water, so they are important places to start…

Home Values Increase Faster in HOAs

Recent research conducted in Northern Virginia by a professor and student at George Mason University indicates that community associations can add a 5-6 percent increase in property values over similar homes in nearby non-association communities. Writing in Regulation magazine, the authors say that the increase in home value attributed to community associations is “especially remarkable when…