Preferred Service Providers

ACRI's list of professionals take the headache and worry out of finding a contractor and provide excellent services to our associations. Many even offer ACRI homeowners, Homeowner Discounts. Get started today.

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10 Easy Money Saving Tips to Help Lower Utility Costs

You Can Accommodate a Tight Budget AND Go Green! Sticking to a budget is never an easy task. You would think that your budget would take an even bigger hit if you were also trying to be mindful of the environment. Believe it or not, you CAN do both! Check out this list of simple actions you can take to reduce your costs and contribute to respecting the earth. Saving Costs While Protecting the Environment Unplug appliances and electronics. TVs, …

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Acri Preferred Service Provider List

In order to Enhance Our Owners Homeownership Experience, we have developed the ACRI Preferred Service Provider Program. We are often asked “Who do you use for….?” Acri Community Realty has created the Preferred Service Providers Program (PSP Program). We have compiled a list of professionals in many fields that provide excellent services to our associations. If you have been searching for reliable contractors, this is the place to look. Think of our program as your very own, free to join …

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Acri Cold Weather Tips

How to get your backyard ready for winter

If current predictions turn out to be true, this winter will go on record as being one of the harshest ever. Maybe you’ve been busy stocking up on firewood or winterizing your vehicle, but be sure to set aside some time to get your backyard ready for the frigid winter temperatures. As you prepare your to-do list, don’t forget the following items: Clean up your yard All those fallen leaves and branches that are covered with frost may look like …

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5 Essential Home Service Providers for Homeowner Associations

Although you may live in a home that is part of an Association, as a homeowner, you’re responsible for dealing with appliance failures, broken fixtures, clogged toilets, and the many other maintenance types of things that come with owning your home. Unless you’re a do-it-yourself guru for house repair and know how to complete repairs to code, you need experienced local contractors who can promptly address any concerns to keep your dream home running smoothly. Choosing Your Contractors You want …

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Top 5 Remodeling Projects & Affordable Home Improvements

A home improvement is one of the best ways homeowners can earn a return on their investments. The top five remodeling projects on the 2015 Cost vs Value Report were building an attic bedroom, installing a backup power generator, remodeling the basement, adding a bathroom and remodeling a bathroom. The list goes on with dozens more home improvement projects boasting value increases at nearly 100 percent. And the good news is, they aren’t all as complicated as building a new room. …

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4 Best Curb Appeal Secrets

Waiting around for an offer on your home? According to data collected by Realtor.com in 2015, the average home stays on the market for 49 days. That’s not a terribly long time, but if you want to sell your home even faster, there are a few things you should consider. Curb Appeal is a major selling point for buyers, yet many homeowners forget just how important it is. Are you a forgetfull seller? If so, here are the 4 Best …

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Ant Pest Control

Let your Management Company Take Care of Pest Control

As a property manager, it can be tempting to leave pest control issues to the homeowners, but this can be a dangerous approach. Homeowners may contain any problems with their unit, but, before you know it, there are several other places on the property infested with bugs. 5 Reasons Pest Contol is Best Left to Property Managers More Effectively Monitor Pest Control Once a property manager knows there is a bug infestation in a particular space, he or she has the …

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Preventive Maintenance Can Save Lives

4 Preventative Maintenance Tips for Your Home

You can avoid costly home repairs with preventative maintenance. According to U.S. News and World Report, the average homeowner will spend between 1 and 4 percent of a home’s value on maintenance and repairs every year. If you have a $200,000 home, that’s $2,000 every year — ouch. 4 Preventative Maintenance Strategies You Can Benefit From Today 1. Do Regular HVAC Inspections If the HVAC system fails in the middle of the summer or winter when temperatures are most extreme, …

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How Homeowners Can Spot and Prevent Termite Damage

Termites are said to cause billions of dollars in structural damage each year. According to data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), property owners spend more than $2 billion to treat the wood-feeding pests. Except for Alaska, termites are found in every state, from Washington in the Pacific Northwest to the tip of southern Florida. So, do you know if your home is at risk? What Are Termites? Two species of termites are known to infest American homes. The subterranean …

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5 Tips to Help Your Maintenance Workers Better Maintain Your Community

Living in a residential community or condominium building offers many perks. It is safe, comfortable and well-maintained. But your neighborhood or building does not magically maintain itself. It requires a staff of dedicated individuals to keep common areas clean and in working order. This can be a daunting task, and your maintenance crews may require a little help.  Some Homeowner Associations employ workers directly and do not use contracted service providers. These tips are especially helpful for your community and …

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