Fall home maintenance tips

Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Fall is Here! September 22 is the first day of fall. Can you believe it? As the days are getting shorter, and the leaves begin to change, it’s time to prep your home for another Pacific Northwest fall. Below are some helpful tips for keeping your home working well this season. Exteriors Drain, clean, and …

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New Video! AMS | Association Management Services NW – Overview of Our Services

We’re excited to share our new promotional video with you! We’d like to thank Form 7 Productions for producing this video for us. They were wonderful to work with, and we love how it turned out! Below is the script of the video: In the Pacific Northwest, communities matter. And when it comes to creating and …

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Board Secretary

4 Key Responsibilities of a Board Secretary

Homeowner Associations have a great deal of responsibility. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Maintaining Association records; Preserving the Association’s history; and Protecting itself from liabilities. Who takes on such an important leadership role? The Board Secretary. What does the Board Secretary do? Prepares and distributes Board Meeting minutes and notices, records meetings …

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air quality

How to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

  Air quality directly affects our health. It’s important for us to be aware of the pollutants within the air we breath and ways to alleviate or eliminate them. This is an issue we have all been dealing with the Northwest recently, with air quality being in unhealthy ranges due to fires. But most of …

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Mediation

When is Mediation Appropriate?

We’ve all either heard the crazy stories or even worse, experienced them ourselves. Does your neighbor use tie-dye blankets as curtains? Perhaps you can’t enjoy your back deck because the condo two stories down blares their music so loud that your brain hurts. How much poop can one dog produce? And why can’t their owner just …

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City Lofts

Welcome, City Lofts Condo Association to the AMS Family!

We are pleased to announce that AMS is now managing the City Lofts Condominium Association! We look forward to working with the Board and Owners in this beautiful community. The City Lofts are located in one of the hottest neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon – the Pearl District. Constructed in 1904, the building was originally the …

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CAI Summer 2018

CAI Community Bulletin – Summer 2018

Read the Summer 2018 CAI Community Bulletin right here on our website! It’s full of useful advice on homeowner association management. Inside you’ll find the 2018 events calendar, helpful articles, legal Q&A, service directory and more. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our team.

Summer Safety Tips for Your Association

Playgrounds and pools are the definition of summertime fun for children, but these amenities can spell danger for community associations if they aren’t properly inspected and maintained. This recent article from Community Associations Institute is a good reminder of potential safety issues in your community and steps your association can take to avoid problems. Here are the …

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summer home maintenance

Summer Home Maintenance To-Do List

Ah, summer…the smell of freshly-cut grass, BBQs, and sunscreen. We’ve survived months of rain, and now we get to enjoy the outdoors again! Today is the first day of summer, and to celebrate, we’ve assembled a list of 10 home maintenance tasks to tackle as we begin this new season. 1. Inspect your deck. Are …

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WCIOA

WUCIOA – What You Need to Know

  Have you heard? The Washington Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (WUCIOA) was adopted by the legislature and goes into effect on July 1, 2018. The bill creates a new chapter in the Revised Code of Washington that governs the formation, management, and termination of condominiums, cooperatives, and planned communities (such as communities governed by …

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