5 Signs that it is Time to Change HOA Management Companies

November 7, 2019    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 goshopping for a new community manager. 

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Share Information

September 29, 2019    Erin Rice, Controller    Crummack Huseby News, Homeowner Tips

CH PRINCIPLE #19: SHARE INFORMATION

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?"

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Why You Should Choose Crummack Huseby to Manage Your HOA

September 26, 2019    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.

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5 EASY WAYS TO CREATE A MORE ECO-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY

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.

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TECH ALLOWS HOMEOWNERS HOA BOARD TRANSPARENCY

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.

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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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