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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Community Associations: A Breakdown

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 [...]

Partnership Profile: Cindy Pogue

August 17th, 2016|

Cindy Pogue is the President of her Community's Board of Directors and has a background in property management. Read her advice for her fellow Board members below in our latest Partner Profile!

Partnership Profile: Chris & Lisa Pizzo

July 25th, 2016|

Chris and Lisa Pizzo own and operate Prep-Rite Coatings & Contracting. Read their profile below to learn more about their business and philanthropic efforts, their advice to other small business owners and their recommendations for hiring a contractor that will get the job done right!

Partnership Profile: Ed Cruth

July 6th, 2016|

Which qualities makes a successful Board member? Read Ed Cruth’s experience!