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Steve Thompson

Property Mgr Technology Trends 2023

January 20, 2023
PropTech has been the driving force behind the resilience of property management services, so these property manager technology trends for 2023 will matter most.
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Construction Industry Trends in 2023

January 6, 2023
Understanding current construction industry trends in 2023 will help contractors prepare for the major economic challenges ahead. Here's what's in store for 2023.
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Reducing Property Maintenance Costs

December 16, 2022
A fundamental key to controlling property maintenance costs is to assess and accurately forecast the associated short-term and long-term property operational costs.
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Top Property Manager Challenges

December 2, 2022
If you can handle a multitude of tasks and enjoy complex problem-solving, you may have what it takes to overcome these property manager challenges and solutions.
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How to Find and Keep Quality Tenants

November 18, 2022
Due to the high cost of tenant turnover, knowing how to find and keep quality tenants should be a top goal for all property managers and landlords.
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Tips on Maintaining HOA Common Areas

November 4, 2022
The board and property management company typically manage common areas in an HOA. Here are some essential tips on maintaining HOA common areas.
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Apartment Preventive Maintenance

October 21, 2022
If you manage apartment complexes, here are some preventive maintenance tips for apartments that you can use to develop your own maintenance checklist.
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Deck Installers Need to Be Licensed

September 17, 2021
Contractors must be licensed in the state they operate in. It makes no sense to turn serious professional work over to someone who is unlicensed, and/or uninsured.
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Average Pool Renovation Cost

September 3, 2021
Although it can be an expensive endeavor, the pool renovation cost is worth it if swimming is part of your regular lifestyle. Here's a look at the costs involved.
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Update Your Garage on a Budget

June 17, 2022
Whether you're planning on selling your home or upgrading it for your own enjoyment, it's always fun to learn new ways to update your garage on a budget.
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How to Clean Outdoor Furniture

July 1, 2022
You can maximize the life of your patio furniture by periodically cleaning and storing it when not in use. Here are some tips on how to clean outdoor furniture.
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When to Waterproof Your Deck?

June 4, 2021
Since outdoor decks come in direct contact with the environment, it's important to protect them. Here are five important tips on when to waterproof your deck.
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Advantages of Epoxy Flooring

November 5, 2021
Affordability is one of the multiple advantages of epoxy flooring and why it's an ideal solution for both commercial and residential applications on concrete.
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Spring Cleaning for Your Front Yard

April 15, 2022
Now is the time to get your home ready for summer. While there are many ways to beautify your home, you can start by spring cleaning your front yard with these tips.
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Building Safety Month 2022

May 6, 2022
Building codes are necessary to adequately and safely protect people and property from disasters. Here are some ways you can support building safety month 2022.
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SoCal Pool Landscaping Ideas

May 21, 2021
Are you looking for some creative Southern California pool landscaping ideas? Rock your backyard with these plant, lighting, deck, and patio ideas.
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Simple Backyard Patio Ideas

April 1, 2022
All it takes are a few simple backyard patio ideas to freshen up the look of your home. Save time and money with these basic design principles.
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Safe Waterproofing Products

January 7, 2022
It's important to know tips about safe waterproofing products when you invest in landscaping. Here is an overview of how ICC-rated products enhance safety.
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Matching Backyard Designs

October 15, 2021
There's an art to matching backyard designs with surroundings that any homeowner can champion by applying their own taste and working with professionals.
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Pool Resurfacing & Remodeling Ideas

January 15, 2021
When a pool's surface gets chipped, the finish fades, or the deck becomes worn or cracked, resurfacing can contribute to a fresh appearance.
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Pool Deck Waterproofing Tips

June 18, 2021
If your pool deck has any leaks, it's crucial to get them fixed right away so they don't lead to bigger problems. These pool deck and waterproofing tips will help.
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Pool Maintenance Tips for HOAs

July 15, 2022
California has declared that pools within HOAs must be upgraded to current codes. Here are some essential pool and deck maintenance tips for HOAs.
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Outdoor Stair Design For House

February 4, 2022
An outdoor staircase can add charm and utility to your home. Start your planning with a review of these ways to choose the best outdoor stair design for houses.
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Outdoor Water Fountain Design Ideas

April 2, 2021
These outdoor water fountain design ideas will enhance the appearance of your outdoor space, and increase the perceived value. Here are some creative ideas.
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What To Do With a Concrete Backyard

November 19, 2021
Have you ever wondered what to do with a concrete backyard? Here are ways to maximize concrete for enhancing your home's backyard utility and appearance.
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Protect Your Deck From the Weather

August 6, 2021
The best way to protect your deck from the weather is to do regular inspections and make repairs as needed. Here's a checklist to get you started.
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How to Keep Your Pool Critter Free

October 1, 2021
Keeping critters out of your pool can be challenging unless you have a plan. Here are some tips on how to protect your pool from those pesky critters.
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How to Childproof Your Pool

January 1, 2021
Parents must take proactive steps to make sure their children live, and swim in a safe environment, and that is why childproofing your swimming pool is essential.
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Best Pool Remodeling Warranty

August 20, 2021
The best pool remodeling warranty is knowledge itself. When it comes to a manufacturer's warranty, you should look for one that is as long as possible.
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HOA Board Meeting Best Practices

September 16, 2022
From dealing with delinquent dues to low morale, HOA boards have a lot to manage, but you can improve the experience with these HOA board meeting best practices.
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HOA Budget Best Practices

August 19, 2022
HOA dues are necessary to cover all expenses of the association as forecasted in the budget. Here are a few HOA budget best practices for association managers.
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Top Ways to Throw a Deck BBQ Party

July 2, 2021
If you're looking for some fun ways to entertain friends and family in your backyard, these tips will help you plan an amazing deck BBQ party everyone will remember!
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DIY Frugal Landscaping Ideas

March 5, 2021
One way to beat high landscaping costs is to learn gardening techniques yourself so you don't have to hire an expensive landscaping service.
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Get Your Pool Deck Ready for Summer

May 20, 2022
Summer is almost here so it’s time to get your backyard ready for those BBQs and pool parties. Here are some tips for getting your pool deck ready for summer.
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Backyard Remodeling Ideas

February 5, 2021
A blend of creativity and nature is at the core of the best backyard remodeling ideas, and here are some creative ones you can use as a starting point.
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Front Yard Cold Weather Landscaping

December 17, 2021
Cold weather landscaping is a concept designed to overcome the dullness that can prevail after leaves fall and plants turn colors like white, brown, and gray.
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Low Maintenance Pool Landscaping

May 7, 2021
A backyard pool often needs eye-catching landscaping to go with it, and ideally, this combination will result in low maintenance pool landscaping.
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Creative Backyard Island Ideas

March 19, 2021
If you want to beautify your backyard, here are some creative backyard island ideas that will enhance the appearance and increase the value of your property.
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The Ultimate Pool Party Checklist

July 16, 2021
If you're going to throw a pool party this summer, you need a plan. Our ultimate pool party checklist will get you started so you can throw the perfect party!
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Commercial Pool Deck Resurfacing

August 5, 2022
Commercial pool deck resurfacing will improve the overall aesthetics of the pool area and may reduce injuries associated with cracks in the deck area.
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Summer Outdoor Living Space Ideas

April 16, 2021
Are you looking for creative ways to enhance your backyard this year? Check out these outdoor living space ideas for summer, and get the party started.
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Best Time to Build a Deck

December 18, 2020
Experts say the best time to plan and have a new deck built is in the fall or winter so it will be ready for you to enjoy in the spring. Take a closer look!
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Below Grade Waterproofing Tips

September 2, 2022
There are many ways to protect a building structure from water damage. Here are some below-grade waterproofing tips and tricks to help you choose the right products.
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Front Yard Desert Landscape Ideas

February 19, 2021
If you want to beautify your outdoor space and add value at the same time, these front yard desert landscape ideas are a great place to start.
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About Decorative Flooring

December 4, 2020
Southern California property owners and property managers have an opportunity to create attractive shiny floors by choosing from numerous flooring systems.
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Spring Landscaping Maintenance Tips

March 4, 2022
Keeping your deck clean and leak-free are two critical factors to check before moving forward. Here are some essential spring landscaping maintenance tips.
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6 Tips for Spring Yard Clean Up

March 18, 2022
Planning a spring yard clean-up is a great way to get your yard in shape for summer. Here are 6 tips for spring yard clean up to improve your yard’s appearance.
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5 Unique Backyard Lighting Ideas

February 18, 2022
Lighting plays a significant role in your backyard's appearance at night. Here are 5 unique backyard lighting ideas to consider for creating a special ambiance.
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Tips for Waterproofing Shower Stalls

December 3, 2021
Taking the proactive step of waterproofing shower stalls will add years of savings to your bathrooms and prevent dry rot damage caused by excessive moisture.
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Summer Backyard Landscaping Ideas

June 3, 2022
At the top of your list of summer, backyard landscaping ideas should be ways to promote sustainability, which is an increasingly important personal and social topic.
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Commercial Waterproofing Challenges

October 7, 2022
Up to 80 percent of a building's damage can result from water leaks and moisture, making it one of the property owners' biggest commercial waterproofing challenges.
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