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Examples of HOA Restrictions

Nobody likes to be told what to do, but sometimes the rules are there for a reason. Homeowners Associations, commonly known as HOAs, are known for having some of the strangest, strictest, or silliest rules anyone’s ever had to follow. While lots of HOAs have crazy rules, most of them have restrictions aimed at keeping everyone in the association happy and neighborly, while protecting property values. But in what areas does the HOA have power? Here are some examples of rules and restrictions commonly seen in HOAs: 1.House color and appearance. HOAs tend to have rules that concern how things look. In some HOAs, people can only paint their houses certain colors and have to maintain a neat front lawn at all times. An HOA that has these rules can fine someone that lets their lawn get ragged or neglects the paint job on their home until it starts to…

3 Tips for Selling Your Business

Congratulations – you’ve made a business that’s viable enough to consider selling, the truth is that’s no small feat and probably took a lot of work to get to that point, so kudos to you. When you’re preparing to sell a business, there’s a lot of stuff you need to do before betting that point, in order to make sure you get the best possible market price for your business. Here are my 3 tips for selling your business: 1. Compare it to the Market If it’s an online business, compare it to other businesses in the market to see what kind of sale price you can expect. Often there are some standard rules for how much to expect for an online business, such as 5x annual income as an example. It will depend on a number of factors, but doing some research online to see what other online businesses…

Amazing food and drinks deals before Christmas

I don’t know if you’ve noticed this, but… it’s Christmas!!! Yes, dust off the giant roasting tin, because the season of goodwill is upon us! In the weeks (or months for you organised lot among us) leading up to the main event, savvy shoppers spend hours researching where to get the best deals for those special gifts. Now I don’t know about you, but I’ve realised I don’t give the same level of scrutiny to the prices of the food and drink I buy. With the average UK family predicted to spend £174 on food and drink for Christmas Day alone this year, maybe it’s time I did some digging… There are some great money saving tools available at MySupermarket. This site features a basket comparison tool, allowing you to see where you’ll get the best deal on your Christmas food shop. You can view the latest top offers, and suggested alternative ‘swap…

Making Extra Money While Traveling

When you spend time reading travel and finance blogs around the internet, you start to notice that a lot of people seem to be traveling a great deal of the time. How. Do. They. Do it? Most of us have many reasons why we can’t travel very often at all, much less for months at a time. We’ve got jobs, kids, mortgages, clubs, friends, and all manner of other things that tie us to a specific region. The main reason why we can’t see ourselves traveling a great deal (at least for most of us) is that this would be a quick and reliable way to go broke. Travel is expensive, and when we travel we can’t work for income, right? Wrong. Today, more people than ever are working online, or identifying other methods of creating income on the internet even without checking in with a traditional employer. One of…

Steps in Renovating a Bathroom

If your bathroom needs some work, you may be ready to give it an overhaul. But you can’t just jump into a renovation- you first need a plan. Whether you’re doing it yourself or relying on bathroom contractors, here are some tips for renovating your bathroom: Step 1: Make your budget Before you begin renovating, you need to have a good idea of the steps you need to take. The first thing you need to do is determine your budget for the renovation. Consider how much you’re willing to spend, and ensure that this includes a few hundred extra, just in case you go over your expected costs. Write down this number, and be prepared to stick to it- it’s easy to go over this when you’re looking at different options. Step 2: Find inspiration If you’re the Pinterest type, now’s the time to start a board with the bathroom…

What Factors Influence the Dow Jones Index?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is a major U.S. index alongside the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite, and is one of the world’s oldest stock market indices, having first been created near the end of the 19th Century. Comprising 30 of the largest and most influential companies in the United States, including renowned companies such as Apple, Caterpillar, Nike, and Walt Disney, the index is closely monitored by traders from all over the world. It is considered a key benchmark for measuring the health of the U.S. economy. In 1882, the Dow Jones & Co was founded by Charles Dow, Edward Jones, and Charles Bergstresser, this index had to represent the most active economic sectors in the U.S., so at first, it consisted of transportation companies. It was only in 1896 that Charles Dow decided to create the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) index as we know it today,…

Septic Tank Emergency: How to Spot It and What to Do about It?

If your home has a septic system, you will have to deal with septic tank emergencies sooner or later. So, how do you recognize an emergency? Well, if you want to avoid having problems, consider following these septic tank maintenance tips https://theinspectorscompany.com/san-diego-septic-systems-maintenance-tips/. There are some signs, both inside and outside your house that your septic tank is not faring great. If you can recognize these, you can help yourself by repairing the damage before it get out of hand. In Your Home The first signs of trouble can be noticed inside your house. The sooner you catch the problem, the cheaper the repair is going to be. The most noticeable sign of septic tank problems is draining. If your toilet is taking a long time to drain, especially if this is something new, your septic tank may be at risk. It’s not only the toilet that might indicate the problem.…

Great Products to Spruce up Your College Apartment

Going off to college is seriously fun: you get to be independent from your parents, you may have a roomie and develop a friendship that lasts decades and you will probably enjoy many cool parties. It can be a pretty big adjustment going from living at home, with your parents, to the independence of living alone. Home sick is something that happens to many of us when we set off for college, especially if it’s the first time living away from your close friends and family. Investing a little time and money into making your apartment feel more comfortable will do a lot to help you have a new home away from home. Here are some great products to spruce up your college apartment: 1. A Cool Tapestry When you’re renting a college apartment or staying in the college dorms, the truth is you don’t want to do too much damage…

6 Quick Ways to Spruce Up Your Office

Are you working from a home office? Are you still in a traditional office? Either way, you need to consider how much time you spend in your office each day, week, month and year. You may be surprised by how much time you’re really there, especially when you factor in over time and extra hours. Many of us don’t even spare a second to think how we could make our office more inviting or more comfortable. But the simple truth is a few quick changes around the office and we can be left feeling more upbeat, more motivated and more comfortable. I suffer from back pain and never really connected the dots between my old office chair and how much pain I’ve been in lately. This inspired me to spruce up my office and was the reason I came up with this post idea. For my tips on 6 quick…

Hosted PBX Phone Systems for Small Business

Small businesses these days need every edge they can get in order to be competitive. This means hiring the best they can afford, training them well, and supplying them with the tools they need to excel at their jobs. Tools tend to be related to technology, and the right ones position employees to do the work of what used to take twice their numbers. Having the right technology tools these days, is not a luxury, it is a requirement. The best approach for a small business technology tools, is getting those that can cost effectively make them more competitive with larger companies. With this in mind, one of the best for any small business is a hosted PBX phone system. The benefits that it can bring to a small business are numerous and impactful. Here are a few of those benefits: Cost Effective to Purchase Phone systems have been notoriously…

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