3 THINGS TO DO WHILE THE TURKEY IS COOKING

November 13, 2017    Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle

We know someone who watches all the Godfather movies because when the last scene is done, she knows enough time has passed and the turkey is done! While we don’t have our movies timed to a science, there are some other fun things you can do on Thanksgiving that don’t include cooking.

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7 WAYS TO SET YOUR HOME UP FOR WINTER IN SOCAL.

November 13, 2017    Homeowner Tips

We’ve gathered the best quick tips to winter-proof your home to help protect it from possible repairs in the future.

December and January are Southern California’s rainy season while also averaging high temperatures of 64 and average low temperatures of 47. While our East Coast friends may laugh at these winter temperatures, this doesn’t mean our homes aren’t affected by winter.

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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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KEEPING THE NEIGHBORHOOD SAFE

October 29, 2017    Homeowner Tips

While Halloween can be tons of fun (and the treats tasty!), it’s important to keep safety in mind.  Here's our H-A-L-L-O-W-E-E-N Safety Tips to help keep your family, as well as others visiting your neighborhood, safe.

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DON’T BRUSH IT OFF. WHY IT PAYS OFF TO REPAINT.

September 28, 2017    Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle

Our friends at ADVANCED PAINTING & WOOD REPAIR have been painting beautiful interiors and exteriors for homeowners and developers in Southern California for over 40 years. As our preferred painters and experts in their industry, we asked for their best tips.

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WE POOLED THESE POOL SAFETY TIPS TOGETHER

July 7, 2017    Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle, Safety

IMPORTANT POOL SAFETY REMINDERS. Even if a child or adult knows how to swim, it is best to follow safety rules to prevent accidents. We gathered some of the best tips and some sound advice from @DecksidePool

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SAFETY NEVER TAKES A HOLIDAY

June 15, 2017    Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle, Safety

Before you fire up the grill or dip your toe in the community pool, it might be good to double check the HOA rules for safety reasons.

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BRING THE DADS TOGETHER FOR A BBQ GET-TOGETHER

June 1, 2017    Homeowner Tips

It’s officially BBQ season in SoCal with all the outdoor holidays packed into the next 3 months. So how do you make it feel fun and special for Father’s Day? We have some tasty tips and games that are fun and inviting for the whole family.

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OH, BUNNY! HOW TO PUT TOGETHER A COMMUNITY EGG HUNT

April 4, 2017    Homeowner Tips

We’re sharing last-minute ideas to make it entertaining and easy.
Kids love the hunt for those pastel colored eggs.  Here are some easy ideas for your community or your group of friends to host a wonderful weekend event.

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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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SIX WAYS WE’RE GOING “GREEN” THIS MONTH

March 15, 2017    Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle

Besides St. Patrick’s Day, there are so many ways to honor the color green in Orange County. Whether it’s through food or fun, it’s easy to be green.

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SIX WAYS TO SURVIVE DAYLIGHT SAVINGS (March 12)

March 8, 2017    Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle

You think we would learn by now and have Daylight Savings on a Friday, but nope! It always falls on a Sunday. Here are some tips to keep you from being groggy.

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SELLING YOUR HOME: HOW TO PASS INSPECTION

February 22, 2017    Homeowner Tips

It’s a hot market in Orange County with another year of rising home prices, increased sales, and new construction. Even if your neighborhood is a “sellers market,” that home inspection can make or break a deal.

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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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TURN VALENTINE’S DAY INTO A FUN LOVING YEAR

February 7, 2017    Homeowner Tips

Subscription boxes are here to stay and we can see why everyone loves them. A monthly or quarterly gift surprising you with your favorite products…yes, please! We’ve grabbed our favorites and are sharing them with you. Remember, it’s the thought that counts, and we think these are awesome.

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SIX GAME-CHANGING TIPS FOR A SUPER BOWL PARTY

February 1, 2017    Homeowner Tips, Lifestyle

Avoid the traffic and the crowded pubs while hosting a fun Super Bowl party at your HOA’s community space. Here are some tips to please your crowd.

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MOVING MADE EASY

January 18, 2017    Homeowner Tips

Whether you move in 30 days or in 3 months, here’s a checklist of 5 things you can do before moving day.

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CAN AIRBNB LIVE WITHIN THE RULES OF AN HOA?

December 27, 2016    Homeowner Tips

3 things to consider before you rent your house out for the weekend.
Can short-term rentals live happily within the rules of your HOA? 3 things to consider before you rent your house out for the weekend.

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HOSTING OVERNIGHT GUESTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

November 17, 2016    Homeowner Tips

Being a great host without feeling like a butler

“Can I stay at your place?” is a welcome request for guests you’d love to host, but the preparation before their arrival can seem overwhelming. Our team has compiled the simplest way to make your house feel like home for your friends and family…and you!

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