March 26, 2023 Patrick Prendiville, Prendiville Insurance Agency Homeowner Tips
Let’s face it. Reviewing your insurance does not rank high up on the list of pleasurable experiences. We get that. However, an insurance policy that does not cover you properly can be a considerable expense and sometimes a financial catastrophe. Add in to this equation an Association having a large or minor affect on the decision process of what to buy and there can be some confusion. Hopefully, this short list of considerations for condo unit owners, single family residence owners and landlords, will make the process easier.
May 7, 2021 Education, Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle
If the board of directors at your community association is considering hiring a community manager, it can be tough to establish which company is right for you. This process may seem confusing, but when it comes to hiring the right management company for your association, you should pay attention to the basics.
May 7, 2021 Education, Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle
Changing HOA management companies can be a stressful process but is often necessary. When an association management company engages in improper behavior or fails to see your association's vision, the board of directors should terminate the contract and go shopping for a new community manager.
September 29, 2019 Erin Rice, Controller Crummack Huseby News, Homeowner Tips
With appropriate respect for confidentiality, Crummack Huseby shares information freely throughout our organization. The more people know, the better we can collaborate, and the smarter we can be to solving issues for homeowners. We like to remind ourselves to ask, "Who else needs to know this?"
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 30, 2019 Marie Hendrix Education, Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.