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Community associations continue nationwide growth

Financial Services Monitor Worldwide
Middle class neighborhood

(GlobeNewswire) – According to a report published by the Foundation for Community Association Research (FCAR), 21 percent of the U.S. population resided in a community association in 2016. (e.g. homeowners associations, condominium communities, and housing cooperatives). The research is produced by the Foundation in conjunction with Community Associations Institute (CAI), the leading international authority in

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Five things to know about condominium associations and insurance

Susan Massmann •
PropertyCasualty360
Cityscape of Manhattan with old buildings and water tower against sky, New York City.

In some cities, developers are maximizing the use of property by building multi-family housing, often high-rise condominiums as well as low-rise, garden-style buildings. In suburban areas, real estate development is taking shape in the form of townhouses with condominium ownership. Every residential condominium project has three distinct features: Dwelling units: There is a single housing

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Five home improvements worth a discount on your homeowners insurance

Mia Taylor •
The Simple Dollar

As a homeowner, the process of renovating, remodeling, and upgrading your property to create your own private corner of paradise can be an expensive hobby. The silver lining, however, is that some upgrades can help pay for themselves over the long run by saving you money on your home insurance bill. Granted, the renovations that

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Build retirement income with condo investing

David Leto •
50plusfinance

As people near or reach retirement, many consider how to cut expenses while maintaining their current quality of life. Some get pensions, though most rely on Social Security and retirement investments to fuel their life after the paychecks stop. One of the first considerations is housing, and condo living is quite a popular draw for

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