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Sizing up Safety

Despite entrance gates, security patrols and neighborhood watch groups, community associations are not immune to crime. As the slow economy leads to layoffs and tightened personal budgets, desperate people may break the law.  Perhaps now may be the best time for an association to review its safety and the steps it can take to help prevent crime. 

“I think we’ll see an increase in crime with the number of homes that are vacant due to foreclosure,” says Melinda Johnson, CMCA a senior property manager. ” With banks posting notices of ownership…, criminals may begin to look for the right opportunity.” 

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GOING GREEN

Holly Smith feels sneaky.  Maybe it’s because so many FBI and other government investigators live in her Virginia neighborhood near Washington DC.

Behind her suburban home, near the trees and across from other tract dwellings, she hides a device resembling a pipe that stands in her back yard.  She’s so worried about being discovered that she doesn’t want her real name used for this article.

She fears her neighbors might get a glimpse of what she is doing – hanging her clothes outside to dry.

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Easy Grill Tips to Help Prevent Fires

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

The majority of grill fires aren’t the result of a mechanical malfunction, they’re caused by human error. Thankfully just a few simple steps could help protect yourself and property from dangerous flames.
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