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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