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Should You Hire A Landscaping Company To Help Your Community?

Posted by IKO Community Management on May 16, 2019 at 9:00 AM

No one wants to be surrounded by boring or unappealing green areas, especially not homeowners. According to REALTOR® Magazine, quality landscaping can increase the value of your home by 12 percent.

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Topics: HOA Board

The Roles of Board Members in an HOA

Posted by IKO Community Management on May 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Wondering about how the relationship between your HOA board of directors and your management company works? Or maybe you are curious as to why your board needs a community management company. So how does it all work in a homeowners association? Read on…

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Topics: Insider, HOA Board

4 Simple Reasons To Pick IKO For Your Community Management

Posted by IKO Community Management on May 2, 2019 at 9:00 AM



When it comes to hiring the right community association management company for your HOA community, you should consider the basics. Which services are included? What credentials and experience does the team have?

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Topics: HOA Board, Developers

Spring Cleaning: Dos and Don'ts for a Successful Community Yard Sale

Posted by IKO Community Management on April 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Spring time means spring cleaning, and like most households, a time to clear out the old and make room for the new. IKO Community Management knows community yard sales are a great way to unload those unwanted items in a fun and profitable way for all. Successful yard sales depend on some early planning, organizing and advertising. Remember, one person’s junk is usually another person’s treasure. Making some extra cash is easy when you know the dos and don’ts of a community yard sale.

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Topics: Homeowners

How to Build a DIY Winter Garden in 8 Easy Steps

Posted by IKO Community Management on February 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM

 

When the weather outside in too snowy or cold for your plants, build a winter garden in your backyard. These easy-to-build greeneries can save money on groceries and require little maintenance.

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Topics: Homeowners

5 Places to Look for Winter Damage in an HOA Community

Posted by IKO Community Management on February 21, 2019 at 9:00 AM

All inspections for winter damage should be in late March or early April, depending on the location of your HOA community. It also depends if snowstorms have subsided for the spring and summer seasons.

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Topics: HOA Board, community

8 Ways to Keep Rodents Away From Your Home

Posted by IKO Community Management on February 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Snow and cold temperatures leave rodents — like rats, mice, and squirrels — looking for food and shelter. These rodents can carry diseases and bacteria, and they create havoc in and around your home.

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Topics: Homeowners

How to Prepare for Winter Emergencies in Your Home

Posted by IKO Community Management on February 7, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Will you be ready if the power goes out in your home this winter? Are you prepared to handle snow in your community? What happens if the pipes freeze and burst in your home?

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Topics: Homeowners

What Happens When You Damage HOA Financial Management?

Posted by IKO Community Management on December 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM

In HOA financial management, a volunteer or elected official is legally subject to fiduciary duties. As defined by Nolo, "fiduciary duties" come from state corporate law and require HOA board members to act in the best interest of the community.

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Topics: HOA Board

Happy Holidays From IKO Community Management

Posted by IKO Community Management on December 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Season's greetings from Olney, Maryland! Our team at IKO Community Management wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season with this card.

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Topics: Homeowners