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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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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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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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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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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FALL PLANNING GUIDE - WHAT TO PLANT DURING FALL MONTHS

November 2, 2017    Education, Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle

Fall calls for boots, sweaters and planning Hallothanksmas, but… it’s also time to garden! Many homeowners shy away from planting anything in the “winter” months for fear of frost or other cold weather effects, but it may provide a bountiful bloom or harvest if timed properly. 

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SAFETY TIPS: WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE, OR EVEN ONCE

October 30, 2017    Education, Homeowner Tips, Safety

Did you know the Empire State Building is struck by lightning an average of 25 times per year? We don’t get as much lightning as the East Coast, but Crummack Huseby cares about your safety throughout the year. Please take a moment to read our lightning tips and facts, and share with your neighbors and co-workers too.

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CHANGE WILL DO YOU GOOD. SOMETIMES.

June 29, 2017    Margo Crummack, CCAM, PCAM Co-Founder, Co-Principal, CEO    Education

When is it good to amend your community CC&Rs? If you are considering making a change to your HOA governing documents, here are some insights to take into consideration.

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JOIN THE COMMITTEE OR CREATE A NEW ONE!

March 29, 2017    Education, Homeowner Tips

If you don’t want to join the board, there are still many ways to play a fun role in your HOA.

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THREE REASONS TO HAVE HOA RESERVE FUNDS

February 15, 2017    Education, Homeowner Tips

Every HOA has a reserve fund for a strategic way to plan for expected and unexpected repairs and maintenance in the future. Here are three reasons why…

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SHOULD OUR HOA MAKE SMALL INCREASES?

December 1, 2016    Margo Crummack, CEO/Principal at Crummack Huseby, Inc.    Education

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Five Ways To Not Be So High Maintenance

July 28, 2016    Education

Tips for HOAs on creating and sustaining a Maintenance Program. Each association has their own customized needs so it’s not one-size-fits-all.  Everyone should create a maintenance manual to maximize the life of common areas and facilities in a cost-effective manner.

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Four Ways Our Community Managers Guarantee Build-Out Success

July 14, 2016    Margo Crummack    Education

We’ve always trained our Community Managers to understand it takes a village to create an incredible community. Crummack Huseby hires the best talent and then encourages them to constantly educate themselves on the changes to California policies and codes, to new learnings for Builders, and for any reason that could benefit a community.

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HOA Information Station: 5 Ways to Determine When a Rule Becomes a Rule

June 15, 2016    Margo Crummack CEO/Principal    Education

I’m often asked who creates the rules, and also what determines a rule. Each stands alone with it’s own standards but let’s break it down. 

The Board is granted the authority to write the rules. The Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs) typically provide for this authority under the Association General Duties and Powers. But in order for their rules to be valid and enforceable, a rule must satisfy all of the following requirements as provided for in California Civil Code Section 4350.

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Lessons to Build On: Successfully Transition from Builder on the Board to Homeowner Governance

May 10, 2016    Margo Crummack CEO/Principal    Education

Without proper guidance and understanding, the transition from a developer-controlled board to homeowner governance can be tricky business. In order to understand the end result, we must truly start at the beginning

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Lessons to Build On: Building Expectations: Looking Ahead at Assessment Changes

March 23, 2016    Margo Crummack CEO/Principal    Education

I have department meetings, team meetings, meetings with clients, and I meet with anyone who is involved with our project. Builders should look at their future homeowners like team players instead of simply buyers.

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