Kaid Benfield writes about community, development, and the environment on Huffington Post and in other national media. Kaid's
Prevention starts with reading the HOA or COA's Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, or CC&Rs. Functions
FG: First, go all in. Volunteer to plant trees. Volunteer for creek cleanups, repeatedly. There's nothing like sloshing around
• A Board election on the up and up follows very strict rules: Usually a management company or Board representative will
While not as shiny as Stars Hollow, the town is soul sister in the quirkiness department: the local lawyer who wears a sandwich
This is a scary Halloween story from long ago involving a bunch of kids known as....the Little Neckers.
An HOA or COA Board member's job is to regulate property -- such as the maintenance of sidewalks -- not people's behavior
Sometimes, it takes a village to rescue a tortoise. I was driving down my alley when I spied an animal ambling along the entrance to my garage. Was it a possum out during the day? A wounded cat? I got out of my car to avoid hitting it and ... it was a huge tortoise.
It could be a scene right out of The Big Bang Theory, Friends, or, really, any sitcom where a lot of the takes occur in an apartment complex or housing community: neighbor conflict. Even the likable Dunphys in Modern Family struggle with how to tell their new Los Angeles, CA -- area neighbors that they're loud -- and that the huge boat in their driveway is a total eyesore.
I can't speak for all neighborhoods, and I might be wrong, but it sometimes seems like we're losing our sense of community. I mean, when was the last time you went to bring cookies and introduce yourself to the new neighbor who just moved in?
For more information, you can download a Denver Days Toolkit here! Here are a few ideas for observing Denver Days in your
Dynamics in society are interesting things. People want to believe other people are a certain way. If they aren't the way we like we hope something will change them. Perhaps they will be miraculously different. We assume that "life-altering events" will change people.
Since 1964, Associations have become increasingly common in part because they give residents a degree of control over their investment that homeowners in non-Association communities do not have.
Posted originally in Kevin's blog, The zoning board meeting last night was very interesting. There were
My mother would have called this place a 'monstrosity', nevertheless I formed an affection for it. In the early stages of my acquaintance I imagined it as the kind of place that is inhabited by a rock band.
Scientists are learning more and more about how where we live affects the amount of exercise we get, and thus how fit and healthy we are likely to be.
Feeling sick? They'll bring you soup. It's your birthday? They'll buy you flowers.
Credit: F11Photo/Shutterstock More from Thrillist: Credit: John Bilous/Shutterstock 8. Georgetown Washington, DC If Georgetown's
You've locked in a stellar agent, settled at a comfortable price point, and pinpointed a target square footage, so what's
Credit: Laura Hayes/Thrillist We already told you about the sexiest neighborhoods in the world. And while strolling the beaches