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5 Maintenance Tips to Spring into Summer!

2017-06-26T18:06:39+00:00 April 30th, 2017|

When we talk about spring checklists, so often our minds go to “spring cleaning” rather than “home maintenance.” That said, as winter comes to a close and the weather warms, your home is likely in need of some attention! Be sure to include the following items in your routine spring maintenance checklist to make sure [...]

The Board Member’s Toolbox for Building Community

2017-06-26T18:06:39+00:00 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

2017-06-26T18:06:39+00:00 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

2017-06-26T18:06:39+00:00 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

2017-06-26T18:06:39+00:00 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 [...]

Community Management: It’s A Team Sport!

2017-06-26T18:06:39+00:00 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

2016-11-18T18:56:57+00:00 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

2017-06-26T18:06:39+00:00 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 [...]

Fall Maintenance Checklist

2017-06-26T18:06:39+00:00 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 [...]

Community Associations: A Breakdown

2016-09-02T21:37:31+00:00 August 31st, 2016|

As a resident in a Community Association, you’ve probably heard the words “homeowners,” “residents,” “renters,” “board of directors” and “management company” before. But are you clear on who these groups are and what their roles and responsibilities are within your Community? Read on for a complete breakdown! Homeowners and Renters Homeowners, just as the word [...]