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…
February 27, 2019 MARGO CRUMMACK, CCAM, PCAM | CO-FOUNDER, CO-PRINCIPAL, CEO Education
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 11, 2018 Education, Homeowner Tips
This month we’re focusing on all things related to becoming or being an HOA Board member. We always encourage homeowners to get involved in their community, whether it’s through social events or lending a hand. For those who want to make a yearly commitment by joining their HOA Board, don’t be afraid to jump in, it can be a fun and educational experience.
September 5, 2018 Education, Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle
Every year, no matter which SoCal city you live in, you’ve watched the news about your city or surrounding city is on high alert during fire season. That’s the bad side of living with 284 sunny days a year. But did you know how most fires are caused in Orange County?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.