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Crime Prevention Tips for Home & Away
Your home is likely your biggest investment and you should do your best to protect it. While no one likes to imagine it, more than one million home break-ins occur each year. Keep your house safe while you are at home and while you travel.
All residents—long-time homeowners, new residents and even renters—can contribute to making our community a great place to live by volunteering a few hours a month on any one of several association projects.
What Is A Community Association?
Some residents think homeowners and condominium associations (generally called community associations) exist just to tell them what to do—or not do. Actually, the association is more like a housing management or service-delivery organization that provides three types of services to all residents—owners and renters alike.
But My Constitutional Rights?!
Among the criticisms often levied at community associations is a claim that boards of directors cannot infringe on residents’ Constitutional rights. With Bill of Rights Day being celebrated on December 15th, marking the anniversary of the ratification of the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution in 1791, now is a timely opportunity to consider the legitimacy of this argument with respect to board rulemaking authority in common interest communities.
Marijuana & Smoking Laws
On July 1, Virginia legalized adult possession and use of small amounts of recreational marijuana.
The legislation — more than 280 pages — is complicated.
Halloween Safety Tips
Ghosts and goblins beware! Halloween is right around the corner. Is your community ready?
Spotted Lanternfly: A colorful cause for concern
The spotted lanternfly has spread to Virginia. This invasive pest can feed on at least 70 species of trees, as well as vines and shrubs, including fruit trees, hops, grapevines and several hardwoods.
Emergency Planning 101
No one wants to have to evacuate their house suddenly for an emergency, but if you do, you want to be prepared. Follow these tips to help you to prepare ahead of time so you will be able to grab what you need and go.
Smart Home Technology Safety Tips
Devices that use smart home technology can make your life easier but there are also certain risks. Here are some tips on how to keep your devices secure: