HOA Safety: What To Do When Coyotes for a Visit

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.

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WHEN THE EARTH SHAKES THINGS UP: TIPS TO PREPARE BEFORE & AFTER

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.

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EMPATHY GOES A LONG WAY AT WORK TOO

May 30, 2019    Marie Hendrix    Education, Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle

CH PRINCIPLE #14: Walk-In Others' Shoes

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.

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Spring Cleaning in Your Community

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…

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ARE YOU READY TO BE AN HOA BOARD MEMBER?

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. 

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10 WAYS TO GET UP TO SPEED WHEN YOU JOIN YOUR HOA BOARD

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.

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FIRE SEASON LIFE SAVING PREVENTION TIPS

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? 

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TECH BRINGS HOMEOWNERS CLOSER TO THEIR HOA

August 30, 2018    CH Site Administrator    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.

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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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