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Art and Science of Community

The Board Member’s Toolbox for Building Community

March 24th, 2017|

As a Board member, it can sometimes be easy to focus on the operational functions of managing an Association rather than the larger picture: creating a Community that Homeowners and residents love to live in. Vendors of all sorts must be hired and paid in a timely manner, mailings have to be prepared and sent, [...]

Gardening In Your Association: The Basics

February 28th, 2017|

As the bleak cold of winter finally breaks and signs of spring begin to pop up all around, thoughts of vibrant flowers and lush vegetables are on gardeners’ minds. For those green thumbs living in tiny quarters, an impressive garden may seem unattainable. However, many are turning toward urban gardening, bringing plant life into unique [...]

Hiring An Owner’s Rep: Save Time, Money and Peace of Mind

February 17th, 2017|

When an Association’s Board of Directors begin exploring a new construction project, oftentimes the cost of the endeavor is at the forefront of their thought process. And rightly so; depending on the size and scope of the project, it could represent the biggest expense the Community has taken on in many years, and the biggest [...]

3 Home Improvement Apps You Should Be Using in 2017

January 20th, 2017|

Ready to tackle a few home improvement projects? There’s an app (or 3!) for that. Houzz Interior Design Ideas This highly-rated app—4.5 out of 5 stars in the Apple store—lets you discover ideas for your home through a large database of design ideas. You can browse photos by style, room and location, and save them [...]

Hammersmith Management’s 2016 Year in Review

December 31st, 2016|

As 2016 comes to a close, we can’t help but reflect on what a year it’s been for all of us here at Hammersmith. From anniversaries to acquisitions to awards and much more, we’ve had an incredible year here at HMI, and look forward to 2017 with nothing but promise! Here are some of the [...]

Community Management: It’s A Team Sport!

November 30th, 2016|

When you think of your favorite sports team, it’s easy to attribute its success or failure to the actions of a single star player or two. Take the latest NBA Finals for example. With headlines like “LeBron James leads Cavaliers to NBA Title” and “Steph Curry Chokes as Warriors Lose in Game 7,” it’s clear [...]

HMI’s Home Winterization Checklist

November 18th, 2016|

With the first snow of the season upon us here in the Colorado Front Range, it’s time to make sure your home is prepared for more severe winter weather to come! As it warms up this weekend and the snow we received melts off, consider checking your home to ensure the following winterization tasks have [...]

Homeowner Rights & Responsibilities

October 31st, 2016|

As a homeowner in your Association, you have certain rights—and responsibilities. You have the right to… ŸA responsive and competent Community Association. As a member of a Homeowners Association or Condo Association, you are entitled to have your issues addressed and correspondence answered. Honest, fair, and respectful treatment by Community leaders and Managers. Community Associations [...]

5 Hammersmith Halloween Safety Tips!

October 18th, 2016|

Halloween is a holiday of fun and excitement for both adults and children alike. Trick-Or-Treating in your Community can be a great way to celebrate the holiday, but make sure you do it as safely as you can with these 5 tips!

Fall Maintenance Checklist

September 8th, 2016|

It’s that time of year—you’re exchanged your swimsuit for sweaters and scarves just in time to roll up your sleeves and prepare you home for cooler weather. As we watch summer fade into the sunset, consider adding the following items to your winterization checklist, and ensure your home is in tip-top shape for the fall [...]