5 EASY WAYS TO CREATE A MORE ECO-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY

August 29, 2019    By Rachael Elizabeth    Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle

Cleaning up and preserving your neighborhood goes beyond remembering to toss glass and plastic into a recycling bin. That's especially true in Southern California communities. When it comes to sustaining the planet, everyone must do their part.

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TECH ALLOWS HOMEOWNERS HOA BOARD TRANSPARENCY

August 21, 2019    Education, Homeowner Tips

When researching a property management company, the technology they use is important to help increase the ease of awareness and communication for homeowners and HOA Board Members. Your chosen property management company should have software to make a homeowner’s life easier. Emails are still a great way to send off a quick question, and we still get calls, but our busy lives are a little less busy with smart technology. Before you sign with a property management company, have them walk you through their technology.

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HOA Safety: What To Do When Coyotes for a Visit

July 30, 2019    Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle, Safety

The beauty of living in Southern California is that we are surrounded by so much local, natural beauty. This also means we’re often visited by local wildlife, including coyotes.  Please take into consideration these tips when spotting coyotes and always take the utmost safest precaution.

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Blameless Problem Solving

July 16, 2019    Courtney Chastain, CCAM, Director of Community Management    Education, Manager Musings

CH PRINCIPLE #13: Blameless Problem Solving Takes Practice

It’s our instinct, when faced with a problem, to quickly wonder HOW it could happen? Even if you had all the best preventive measures in place or perhaps you even safeguarded a situation so that nothing would go wrong…things can still go wrong.

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WHEN THE EARTH SHAKES THINGS UP: TIPS TO PREPARE BEFORE & AFTER

July 11, 2019    Education, Homeowner Tips

Those earthquakes over the holiday weekend rattled all of us, and for good reason. Experts warn us about the foreshocks and the aftershocks, but it’s also important to discuss how we can stay prepared for the next earthquake.

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EMPATHY GOES A LONG WAY AT WORK TOO

May 30, 2019    Marie Hendrix    Education, Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle

CH PRINCIPLE #14: Walk-In Others' Shoes

Being able to empathize means to be capable of identifying and understanding another person's feelings, without experiencing them for yourself at that particular moment. It is the ability to literally experience the world from another person's perspective; to walk in their shoes, to view life from their living conditions and to feel what it feels like to be that person.

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Fun is Always on the Agenda at Travata Club

May 29, 2019    Employee Spotlight

GET TO KNOW RECREATION DIRECTOR BEVERLY GISH

Before joining CH, at the recommendation Lennar Southern California Coastal, she had gathered an impressive range of experience in working with the public, including diverse positions as a flight attendant and in computer systems sales. “I have to say this one is one of my proudest moments thus far – to be recommended for this position,” she says

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Baker Ranch Community To Host 2nd Annual Inaugural 5K Run/Walk

May 13, 2019    Jamie Gould, CMCA    Crummack Huseby News, Lifestyle

You don’t want to miss a chance to be a part of a new neighborhood tradition!! It’s the 2nd year of the Baker Ranch 5K! However this year we have “flipped” the course in the opposite direction, making it a hilly, scenic, and challenging 5K course.

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GETTING CLEAR ON EXPECTATIONS

March 13, 2019    Jamie Gould    Education

CH PRINCIPLE #11: Setting Clear Expectations

Many things can go wrong inside of an HOA Property Management business; prospects fall through, community transitions aren't as smooth as they could be, co-workers get frustrated, and clients upset. While some of these situations play out as a result of outside circumstances, there’s often another culprit to blame: lack of clarity.  

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Spring Cleaning in Your Community

March 11, 2019    MARGO CRUMMACK, CCAM, PCAM | CO-FOUNDER, CO-PRINCIPAL, CEO    Homeowner Tips, Safety

With Spring just around the corner, your community manager has been busy taking a good hard look at the community common areas to make sure they are ready for everyone to come outside and enjoy!! A great way to ensure that the entire community is ready for summer is to have this topic on your Annual Calendar. Getting a head-start goes a long way in being prepared for the start of your community’s summer season. Here’s what we at Crummack Huseby look for…

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HOW TO BE ENGAGED AND MAKE THE MOST OF EACH DAY

February 27, 2019    MARGO CRUMMACK, CCAM, PCAM | CO-FOUNDER, CO-PRINCIPAL, CEO    Education

CH Principle #12: Bring it Every Day

If you feel like you’d like to be more passionate about your job, it might help to look at the larger picture and understand how your work positively impacts your customers, vendors, and co-workers.

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Why Selecting an Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC®) Matters

February 13, 2019    Education

How will you choose a property management company? Which company will have the experience and dedication needed to serve your association effectively over time? Consider an Accredited Association Management Company to provide the talent, expertise, and integrity you require.

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CAI-OC NOMINEE FOR INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT, CHRISTINE HULKA

February 7, 2019    Crummack Huseby News

Christine Hulka, General Manager, manages Northpark Maintenance Association, a prestigious and private 1620-unit master planned community in Irvine.  Built in 2000, Christine noticed its amenities hadn’t kept up with the community’s evolving needs. She partnered with their HOA board in 2018 to successfully amend the CC&Rs and transition the role from a Community Manager to a General Manager to grow the community and grow the value for its homeowners.

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JAMIE GOULD’S OUT-OF-THE-BOX THINKING GETS HER A CAI-OC NOMINATION FOR INNOVATIVE MANAGEMENT

February 5, 2019    Crummack Huseby News

Jamie Gould, Director of New Project Development, is an excellent example of the type of employee we embrace at Crummack Huseby. We don’t just look at resumes, and we genuinely love to foster all our team members’ skills. It’s what makes Jamie unique in her thinking and what contributed to her earning a CAI-OC nomination for Innovative Management.

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Cheering on Rookie of the Year Nominee, Allyson McGraw

January 29, 2019    Crummack Huseby News

We are so proud to announce that our Community Manager, Allyson McGraw, has been recognized by the CAI-OC Chapter as a nominee for Community Manager of the Year — Rookie Category.

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Crummack Huseby Property Management, Inc. Earns Top Industry Professional Credential

January 22, 2019    Press Release, Crummack Huseby News

LAKE FOREST, Calif., Jan. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Crummack Huseby Property Management, Inc., recently joined an elite group of community association management companies that have earned the Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC®) credential from Community Associations Institute (CAI). Crummack Huseby Property Management, Inc., is one of fewer than 325 management companies worldwide who have earned the highest level of professional recognition in the community association management field.

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HOW TO HOST YOUR HOA HOLIDAY MEETING

November 23, 2018    Crummack Huseby News, Education

Make the end-of-year event more eventful for everyone

Over the past years, we’ve discovered some easy ways to bring your community together for that last HOA meeting of the year. Add a little holiday spirit without the humbug of chaotic planning and really make it a happy holiday for you and your community.

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POOLING TOGETHER. NORTHPARK CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF NEW POOL

October 25, 2018    Crummack Huseby News, Lifestyle

The beauty of Orange County is that we still have gorgeous weather, even in the Fall! Over 250+ residents attended to see the new pool, grab a hot dog and enjoy the water and sun.  Kids of all ages enjoyed snow cones for a tasty treat that was appreciated during an 80-degree day. Beach music was blasted while kids swam and everyone hung out and socialized on the poolside non-slip deck. This day came, not without its own challenges, and Crummack Huseby helped to make it all happen.

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BAKER RANCH 5K FUN RUN: TAKING STEPS TO BRING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER

October 3, 2018    Crummack Huseby News, Lifestyle

Our first ever Baker Ranch 5K was incredible! On September 15, runners of all levels  ran through four parks: Vista Swim Club, Borrego Trail, Oaks Tennis Park, and Promenade Park. We had over 100 participants who, along with our sponsors, helped us bring awareness to Higher Ground Youth & Family Services, a not-for-profit charitable organization based out of Yorba Linda.

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ARE YOU READY TO BE AN HOA BOARD MEMBER?

September 24, 2018    Education, Homeowner Tips

Technically, you’re already involved. When you purchased your home within a planned community, you are a member of that community. You have the ability to vote on new rules, regulations, etc. Your community may assign a property management company, but the HOA board always controls the rules in your community. If you want to get more involved, joining the HOA Board may be the natural place for you. 

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