Category Archives for "Engage"

August 22, 2017

How to Deal With Nosy Neighbors

I hate to use the words

Neighbors can be great.  They invite us over for coffee, bring a meal by when we’re sick, lend us their power tools.  (Hopefully we give them back!)

But every once in a while, you run into a neighbor who’s a little too… nosy.

She asks for more information than you’re willing to share.  She seems very observant.  She’s always around.

So how do you deal with nosy neighbors?  You can’t allow yourself to be forced into oversharing forever.

There are a few steps you can take to respond effectively to nosy neighbors, without making things awkward going forward.  Let’s take a look!

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April 18, 2017

HOA Crash Course: The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of HOAs

Understanding your HOA is vital. Learn the basics in this HOA crash course! I'll teach you the who, what, when, where, and why of homeowners' associations. Great info on HOA management, rules, activities, and duties of HOA board members.

HOAs, or homeowners’ associations, are a staple of suburban America.  In the U.S. in 2015, there were 338,000 associations, covering 26.2 million residences, according to the Community Associations Institute.  But first off, who exactly is an HOA?  Also, what do they do?  And when can they force you to make changes to your property?  Where do they have jurisdiction?  And finally, why even have a homeowners’ association?  I’m answering all those questions for you today in an HOA crash course!

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