After HOA Budget Timelines, It’s Time to Build That Budget

July 31, 2018    Erin Rice, Controller    Education, Homeowner Tips

Now that you’ve created your timeline and its tasks, Crummack Huseby’s financial experts want to share insights on creating and implementing the smartest budgets for your community. It’s important to consider expense questions your Board should ask, what your management company’s accountant should know, and thoughts on the timing of assessment increases.

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THE SILVER TSUNAMI IS HERE

July 20, 2018    Education, Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle

The rising senior population is called a “silver tsunami” as the population growth of seniors is on the rise. This demographic is more active than ever and communities are not only adding amenities to lure them in, but also creating stand alone neighborhoods for the 55+ active senior who desires a more posh lifestyle in their golden years. Take a look at what this growing demographic is looking for in their new home.

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COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: North Bluff Park Community Association

July 17, 2018    Jennifer Norton, CCAM, CMCA    Community Spotlight

Crummack Huseby is honored to have recently been chosen to partner with North Bluff Park Community Association, and we’re so proud of all they’ve already done so we’re putting them in the spotlight this month! Among the 217 lovely homes you’ll find peaceful walkways and beautiful grass knolls. 

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CH-ARITY: A SWEET THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!

July 10, 2018    Jennifer Norton, CCAM, CMCA   

You helped us get to our goal of $3,000! Crummack Huseby is so grateful for your participation in helping Together We Rise, a non-profit organization that supports kids in foster care. On Friday, June 27th, our supporters arrived at Crummack Huseby headquarters to decorate the Sweet Cases. With your donations, our team of supporters decorated and stuffed 95+ Sweet Cases that will be given to foster kids who don’t have their own suitcase to carry their belongings. We hand-decorated duffel bags and filled them with a blanket, a toothbrush, crayons and a coloring book and the softest and sweetest teddy bear for them to snuggle. So much love and care went into every Sweet Case!

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Your HOA Budget Timeline and Tasks. What Should You do First?

June 27, 2018    Erin Rice, Controller    Education, Homeowner Tips

Completing your Homeowners Association’s budget is a project just like any other.  With over 20 years in this business, Crummack Huseby has perfected our way of planning a strategic and beneficial budget for the homeowners based on their needs. But where do you start to plan?

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4 WAYS TO CELEBRATE BEFORE THE FIREWORKS

June 20, 2018    Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle

Whether you don’t want to deal with the fireworks show traffic, or have little ones who can’t handle the loud noises, we have four ideas to keep the fun poppin’ this Fourth of July.

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10 PIECES OF CAREER ADVICE YOU CAN IMPLEMENT TODAY

June 12, 2018    Laurisa Ehlers, Assistant Vice President, CCAM    Education

From setting realistic goals to encouraging enthusiasm, Laurisa Ehlers takes us on her ten favorite management tips for employers and employees alike.

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Creating Your Community DNA

June 10, 2018    Education, Manager Musings

Perhaps the greatest achievement for any community association is the creation of community.

A dynamic community is an intentional and inclusive endeavor which always requires the involvement of several stakeholders. When Crummack Huseby has the opportunity to guide the creation of community, we see firsthand how this elevates, sustains and improves a community association. 

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CH-ARITY: SWEET CASES. JENNIFER NORTON SHARES HER PASSION FOR HELPING FOSTER CHILDREN.

June 6, 2018    Jennifer Norton, CCAM, CMCA    Crummack Huseby News, Education, Lifestyle

I am a foster mom. I remember the first time I saw the numbers about foster care. The numbers showing how many kids are in foster care are staggering, but for me, these numbers have faces, they have a story and these stories are tough to hear. 

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SPRING FORWARD TO YOUR SUMMER SAFETY CHECKLIST

May 4, 2018    Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle

Now that your clock is set, it’s time to move ahead with your home safety checklist for summer.

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HOW TO HOST A POOL PARTY. Safety before swimming is key.

April 24, 2018   

One of the perks of your HOA is a pool, which means everyone wants you to host a pool party during those hot summer days. If you’re planning on having people over, here are some guidelines to consider for everyone’s safetyin and around the water.

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CH-arity: Together We Rise

April 11, 2018    Crummack Huseby News

CH-arity: Together We Rise! "No more trash bags for kids in foster care." That statement inspired us to volunteer and donate to Together We Rise, creating "sweet cases" of duffel bags to help foster kids have more positive experiences all over the United States. Donate and volunteer with us!

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7 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS TO CREATING COMMUNITY

March 28, 2018    Education, Homeowner Tips, Manager Musings

Ideas to kickstart an engaged and elevated neighborhood.

At Crummack Huseby we recognize each community is unique. This belief is one of the cornerstone’s of our own community and success. We take the time to understand your operations, administration, infrastructure, board of directors and homeowners to truly engage your community’s unique interests and aspirational needs.

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ARCHITECTURAL REVIEWS: PASS WITH FLYING COLORS.

March 28, 2018    Education, Homeowner Tips

Whether you want to give your home a new coat of paint or ready to plant a beautiful tree, it is best if you follow the rules to a good grade.

Measure twice cut once. Well, passing the architectural review is a little bit like that too. If you are more thoughtful before you submit your proposal, you can help your chances of passing the architectural review process the first time.

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CH-ARITY: WHAT TO DO WITH 125 POUNDS OF PET FOOD.

March 14, 2018    Jennifer Norton, CCAM, CMCA    Crummack Huseby News

Bringing our Crummack Huseby community together to help animals in need.

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9 TIPS ON STARTING A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

March 7, 2018    Education

There are so many tasks that we do outside of our scope of work because we have a passion to create the best neighborhood for our homeowners, and that includes sharing as much information as possible. Sue Evans, a Sr. Community Manager at Crummack Huseby, helped organize a Neighborhood Watch

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DANIELLE AIMER ROMERO WINS CAI ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2018

February 16, 2018    Crummack Huseby News, Employee Spotlight, Video

Take a quick look at Danielle's experience winning a CAI OC award. We are so proud of her!

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THE 10 TAKEAWAYS OF UPPER MANAGEMENT

January 30, 2018    Dana Harle, Senior Vice President, Crummack Huseby    Crummack Huseby News, Education

After being in the property management business for 15+ years, award-winning Dana Harle knows a thing or two about management, employee inspiration, and discovering passion for the work. Even with all of her experience, she is constantly open to learning new things about herself and the industry. 

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LUCKY 7. CRUMMACK HUSEBY GETS SEVEN NOMINATIONS FROM CAI

January 24, 2018    Crummack Huseby News

Although we work hard every day for our clients, it’s an honor to be recognized by our colleagues as well. Community Association Institute has nominated SEVEN people from our talented team at Crummack Huseby for their efforts and dedication to the community management industry.

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CREATING A PLAN FOR YOUR COMMUNITY

January 15, 2018    MARGO CRUMMACK, CCAM, PCAM CO-FOUNDER, CO-PRINCIPAL, CEO    Education, Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle

I grew up taking road trips with my family every Summer.  We would all load into our Ford LTD station wagon with the trailer hitched up and then headed off! I’d often ask where we were going and to my delight, my Dad would pull out a map and walk me through where we were going, how long it was going to take to get to each of the locations and what we would do when we were there.  Wow, what a plan.  I knew it took him weeks to do it.

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