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The Right to Dry

The Right to Dry: Using Clotheslines in Community Associations

In recent months, articles in numerous publications – including Time, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times – have examined a growing environmental movement that has been dubbed “The Right to Dry”, namely, the right to utilize clotheslines and air-drying in community associations. Individuals and advocacy groups are taking sides – lining up over clotheslines, if you will – regarding the rights of residents to use clotheslines to dry clothes versus the rights of associations to ban or restrict such conduct.

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Energy Saving Tips for Your HOA or Condo Associati…

Latest articles about condo’s and HOA’s, found on the internet, compiled by the Community Associations Network

Saving energy or ‘going green’ in your condo association community doesnt mean jumping off a cliff to embrace a drastically different standard of living. There are a range of things you can do–from small everyday changes to long-term rebuilding— that will save you energy.
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4 Ideas for Trimming Your HOA’s Expense Budget

More and more associations are collecting less and less dues as a result of the housing crisis. Here are four tips for trimming your budget to ensure that your association still provides key services with a smaller pool of funds.

1) Shop around. A good way to shrink your budget is to shop your insurance policies and other ongoing contracts around. If you’ve been with your current insurance carrier for years, it may have been a while since you’ve compared rates. Do it now. While you’re doing that, ask whether increasing your deductibles will net a worthwhile savings. Sometimes the savings are minimal—and probably not worth the added risk. But you’ll only learn that if you ask.

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