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“What do we pay you for?”

by Chris Stec
Posted by Wendy Martin, Relocation Director on September 06, 2013 in  Coldwell Banker Chicora  community  homeowners association  property management
“What do we pay you for?” asks a member of a community association.  Anyone who is in Association Management has heard this before.  Typically it is a response from a homeowner or board member that was looking for a different response than the one you gave them.  Deep down inside they knew what your answer would be, but they had a small bit of hope that you could work some magic and give them the favorable response they wanted. I started thinking that there is no way (from the most disin... read more
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As a homeowner, you may be wondering how you can lower your insurance premiums. This article discusses the top 12 ways of achieving a lower cost of insurance premiums. 1. Increase your deductible   Raising your deductibles can cause an immediate impact on increased savings on your premiums. Recently, most insurance firms advise having a deductible starting around $500. If they offer it, try doubling your deductible to about $1,000 or more, you are most likely to save more than 25%.   2. Take some t... read more
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An Association Manager

by Ethan Carney
Posted by Wendy Martin, Relocation Director on January 31, 2013 in  Coldwell Banker Chicora  community  Grand Strand  homeowners association  Myrtle Beach  property management
For the person with the right skill set, a career as an Association Manager can be very rewarding. Association Managers have the opportunity to build relationships with many different people, from all walks of life and from anywhere in the world. Building relationships is the main component to being successful in business and personal endeavors. The common misconception is that Association Managers are simply a buffer to protect the HOA Board. An Association Manager with the proper skills and training can be an ove... read more
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When you get ready to purchase a home, it is always best to pre-qualify with a home loan mortgage lender. During your search of North Myrtle Beach homes for sale, having this step done in advance will make a lot easier when you find the perfect place to call yours. The mortgage industry is competitive, and therefore it’s important you find the best company for your needs. At Coldwell Banker Chicora Advantage, our real estate representatives are skilled and have many years of experience. We en... read more
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Community Association Board Volunteers

Posted by Laura Perry on September 12, 2012 in  homeowners association  property management
The upcoming national election is a reminder about the recurring annual election of homeowners to the Board of Directors of a community association.  The country’s President serves a term of four years, maximum of two terms, and the association board members usually serves a term of two years, but may be re-elected for an undetermined number to subsequent terms.  Terms are staggered to provide a degree of continuity of board members from year to year. The Board of Directors provides the necessary l... read more
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