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July 2014

We’re in a severe drought in California…should we drain our association pool?

To drain or not to drain…that is the question. Typically, associations drain pools to fix cosmetic surfaces…the tile, paving, or to get the pool re-plastered. Regardless of the association decision, take these few considerations into mind: An empty pool can be an eye sore. Residents tend to care about their surroundings…will this affect potential buyers from not buying in this particular association? Maybe not, but it is something to consider. …Read More

Monthly Newsletters can work in your HOA

It seems as though the flow of information is coming at us in lighting speed … using Facebook, blogging, sending emails and texts are all normal business practices for many of us. People in all sectors want information now. Starting a monthly newsletter could be a great addition to your Home Owners Association. Here are a few simple tips when sending out your next HOA newsletter to keep it interesting …Read More

The Economy Continues to Grow

Southern California housing market settles to a stable pace The economy is looking up! Even with Real Estate settling back to “normal” here in Southern California, it is still a great time to buy. Here are a few recent facts about the economy… Employers added 288,000 jobs in June and helped cut the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since 2008. It was the fifth straight gain above 200,000 …Read More