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Preparedness!

by Shirley Neubauer

Each September the Federal Government designates September as “National Preparedness Month.” This year, with the onset of the impact of the storms across the southern States, the need to take this emphasis seriously has never been so straight-forward. While on the one hand, we are all busy and likely are not search for “one more […]

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Value of a Well-Prepared Budget

by Shirley Neubauer

  The Intrinsic Value of a Well-Prepared Association Budget   by Evelyn Dufford, PCAM, CEO   There is no doubt that some people who live in a condominium or homeowner association would consider their association budget topic as a yawn fest!  Even so, the members of the association board will often spend a considerable amount […]

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New FHA Law for Condominiums

by Shirley Neubauer

On July 29th 2016, President Barack Obama has signed H.R. 3700, the Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act. H.R. 3700 is now federal law. This law reforms the process used by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to determine if condominium unit owners qualify for a mortgage with FHA insurance.  FHA does not originate mortgage loans, but […]

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Holiday Hours

by Shirley Neubauer

Season’s Greetings! In observance of the upcoming holidays, Association Services will either be closing early or closed on the following days: Wednesday, December 16th, Closed from 11:30AM – 1:30PM Thursday, December 17th, Closing at 2:00PM for Office Party Thursday, December 24th, Closing at 3PM Friday, December 25th, Closed (Christmas Day) Thursday, December 31st, Closing at […]

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Are You Prepared?

by Jessica J

It is officially fall here in the Pacific Northwest! With the rain we’ve had the past few weekends, we wanted to remind everyone that there are simple steps to prepare for emergencies in your home. Think first about the basics of survival—fresh water, food, clean air and warmth and if you’re prepared to be without […]

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Halloween Safety Tips

by Shirley Neubauer

With Halloween just around the corner, we would like to remind everyone to stay safe when they’re out and about Trick-or-Treating. But Halloween’s greatest hazards aren’t vampires and villains. What you really need to be on the lookout for are falls, costume mishaps and traffic accidents. Here are a few Safety Tips from our friends […]

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4th Of July!

by Shirley Neubauer

Wishing you all a safe and happy 4th of July! Association Services office will be closed on July 3rd.  We  will reopen on July 6th at 9am. To report firework activity please contact the following resources: If someone is in immediate danger or to report a fire please dial 911. To report illegal firework activity […]

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Evening with The Board

by Shirley Neubauer

Association Services  Presents “An Evening with the Board” With Guest Speaker Mary Reiten Attorney at Law Terrell Marshall Daudt & Willie PLLC So What is Due Process Anyway? Writing and Implementing Rules and Regulations. Rules and regulations play an important role in the functioning of an association. Rules and regulations implemented by the board will […]

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Educational Class Schedule – Fall 2014

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Education is very important to a community. We believe that having an educated Board of Directors will make an association more successful; which is why we’ve included education in our mission statement. Association Services provides complementary classes specifically designed for our Boards. Being on the Board is voluntary and most people don’t know what they […]

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Meeting Minute Laws are Changing!!

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Kathryn Hedrick, lobbyist for the Washington State CAI Legislative Action Committee, issued this update over the weekend: Substitute House Bill 2567, prime sponsored by Representative Hans Zeiger (R-Puyallup) has been signed by Governor Inslee and takes effect June 11. The new law requires homeowner associations under RCW 64.38, to make meeting minutes from the previous […]

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Shoe Fairy Project

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Association Services employees believe in giving back to the communities we serve through our Annual School backpacks/School Supplies Program and the Annual Shoe Fairy Project. Our employees personally donate money and time to both of these events. Please take a moment to read some of the “Thank You” cards we received. The kids are so […]

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Operation Backpack

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Employees of Association Services collected school supplies and backpacks for our annual “Operation Backpack” to support one of our local elementary schools.  Our employees worked very hard and the drive was a huge success! We were even able to help our a few high school kids in addition to the elementary school! Thank you to […]

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Evening with The Board – Spring 2013

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If you missed Association Services Evening with the Board last week, you missed a very informative event!  Michelle Ein, Attorney at Law, presented how to go boldly as a Board Member to enforce your CCR’s and the repercussions of not doing so.  Michelle is a wealth of knowledge and a fabulous presenter.  Our next complementary […]

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2013 Spring Evening with The Board!

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Evening With The Board This is a unique complementary educational event for both new and seasoned board members with time designated for your individual questions as well as a chance to mingle with board members from other great communities.  The upcoming Evening with the Board is sure to be a learning experience for all who […]

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How to Resurrect Volunteerism!

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Its a fact, it is a difficult chore to get homeowners involved in their community, let alone serve as a board member.  Julie Adamen, from Adamen Inc. wrote a fabulous blog on what steps a board can take to gain volunteerism in a community.  The blog is a definite must read ! Link to Julie […]

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Legislative Alert!

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Our friends over a Barker Martin , PS have alerted us to numerous bills being introduced to the Washington State Legislature.  These laws may have an impact on our associations so we need to stay abreast of these Bills as they can be re drafted and amended before a vote.  Below is a list of […]

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Does Your Rental Unit Have a Carbon Monoxide Alarm? Did You Know it’s Required by January 1st?

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Per the Washington RCW 19.27.530 , by January 1, 2011 all newly constructed buildings classified as residential occupancies should be equipped with carbon monoxide alarms, and all other buildings classified as residential occupancies should be equipped with carbon monoxide alarms by January 1, 2013.

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Tips for a Safe Halloween

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Halloween is a kid’s delight. It’s a blast to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties and, most of all, eat candy. At the same time, Halloween can be scary for parents. Costumes can be dangerous, too much candy can be sickening and walking around at night can be risky. The Centers for Disease […]

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Association Crime Stoppers

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Everyone wants a safe place to call home, and our association strives to make all residents feel secure. While we’re diligent in our efforts to reduce possible dangers in our community, we can’t do it alone. It’s up to everyone to pitch in to keep crime rates down. Thankfully, taking a few simple steps can […]

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Just incase you missed the WSCAI Budget Seminar….

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Here is the Powerpoint presentation from this years WSCAI Budget Seminar.  Be sure to our website or Facebook page often for updates to other educational classes!   Budget Seminar 2012 WSCAI    

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Law Day – Tacoma. September 22nd

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Law Day – Tacoma – Register by calling 425-778-6378 Benefiting WSCAI’s Legislative Action Committee September 22 – 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Hotel Murano – 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma 8 a.m. Registration / Continental Breakfast / Exhibits 8:30 a.m. Legislative Update Presented by Jeremy Stilwell, Legislative Action Committee Co-Chair 9 – 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions […]

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Co-owners of Association Services, Karen Savereux and Evelyn Dufford at the CEO Mindshare Conference

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Co-owners of Association Services, Karen Savereux and Evelyn Dufford at the CEO Mindshare Conference, networking and sharing information with CEO’s of Community Association Management companies across the country! Karen serves on the Board of Directors for the organization and this is their inaugural conference!  

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2012 Budget Seminar Coming Soon!

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Budget Seminar 2012  You are invited to join us for our 2012 Budget Seminar. Evelyn Dufford, CPA, PCAM will present this seminar geared toward getting you ready for budget season.   7 Reasons to Attend this Seminar    Learn how to create a budget  Learn about the new Reserve Law   Learn about the new […]

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Electronic Payments – NOW AVAILABLE!

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We’re pleased to announce we now have a new payment system that will allow you to make your association payments online using e-checks, ACH and credit cards; including VISA! You can even set-up recurring payments so that you won’t need to remember to make your payments every month. It’s easy and quick! Simply click on […]

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Evening with the Board

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Join us Tuesday October 16th  for our FallEvening with the Board! Topic To Be Determined    

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Wishing you and yours a joyous Holiday and a plentiful New Year!

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2011 Fall Classes Announced

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We are excited to announce our fall class schedule.  We start the series off with our popular Budgeting Seminar.  This year is particularly important because of the new laws regarding reserve studies for both Condominiums and Homeowners Associations.  We then proceed with our semi annual Board Basics Classes and finish with our Evening with the […]

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Hello world!

by admin

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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