Oregon, particularly Central Oregon in the High Desert, hosts vast populations of deer. If you live in Bend, Redmond, or even parts of Hillsboro and Portland, it’s not uncommon to have deer in your backyard. They may be attracted to your garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, or even your compost pile! It’s important to remember that even though bambi and friends are absolutely adorable, they are still wild animals and they should remain that way. It is not in your
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How to Keep Mold & Moisture Out of Your Home. Mold Management and Prevention Tips for Landlords and Renters. It’s a problem humans have battled since the dawn of time—controlling mold. It lurks in the corners and can cause major damage and nasty health issues. Mold can be a landlord’s and tenant’s nightmare. As long as moisture and oxygen are present, mold can grow indoors or out on virtually any organic substance, including wood, paper, carpet, insulation and food.
Renting in a Community Association If you are an owner who leases your unit, we’d like to make the leasing experience successful and positive for everyone by informing you of your responsibilities. This will help preserve your property value specifically and maintain the association’s property value in general. Your tenants may not be familiar with common-interest community living. Please take a few minutes to explain to them that living in a community association is very different from living in
We’re Having What Kind of Meeting? If you live in a HOA or Condo, or are on the Board in a HOA or Condo, you are probably getting notices left and right about meetings. What’s the difference between a board meeting and a special meeting, or an annual meeting and a town meeting? Confused? Here’s some clarification. Annual Meetings Annual meetings—or annual membership meetings—are usually required by your governing documents, which specify when they’re to be conducted
Insurance is important. And vital in times of disasters. Do you know exactly what’s covered under your homeowners or renters insurance policy? If you think hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and floods won’t happen to you or that your standard insurance policy covers against these disasters, you’re among the nearly half of U.S. homeowners and renters who lack the insurance coverage to deal with potential losses, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC). In a recent NAIC national survey, about