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.
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.
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.
On July 1, Virginia legalized adult possession and use of small amounts of recreational marijuana.
The legislation — more than 280 pages — is complicated.
Ghosts and goblins beware! Halloween is right around the corner. Is your community ready?