home maintenance

5 Things Every Homeowner Should Know How To Do

1. Fix a Running Toilet. Is your toilet running non-stop? This is a costly problem that needs fixed quickly, or it can lead to an expensive water bill. The Flush Valve Assembly is the mechanism you see when you open the toilet tank lid (it’s okay, we didn’t know what it was called either). This …

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HOA Committees

Homeowner Association Committees

Homeowner Associations create Committees to help manage the off-handed happenings of the community. Often, committees are considered the backbone of the association, taking on tasks ranging from management of association finances to establishing and maintaining landscaping standards. There are two main types of committees within Homeowner Associations: Ad Hoc and Standing. Ad hoc committees are …

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5 Tips for Keeping Board Meetings Condensed, Clear, and Concise

With the long topics, unsettled homeowners, and storytellers, it might seem impossible to have your HOA Board Meeting end in under one hour, but it’s absolutely doable and we’ve drafted a few tips to help you get there! 1. Timing is Everything. Consider changing the time of your Board Meeting from the typical weekday evening …

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Reed's Crossing

AMS to Manage Reed’s Crossing Homeowner Association

AMS to Manage Reed’s Crossing Homeowner Association We are pleased to announce AMS | Association Management Services NW has been selected by the developer, Newland Communities, to manage the homeowner association operations for Reed’s Crossing in Hillsboro, Oregon. Reed’s Crossing is the largest mixed-use master planned community in the Portland metro area. The project will …

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How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Community Association?

How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Community Association?

How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Community Association? Community Associations Institute recently published an article outlining how community associations are affected by the partial government shutdown. It is summarized below. Read the full article. The partial government shutdown impacts several federal agencies and programs important to community associations. Homeowners and buyers, board members, community managers, …

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Lakeridge North Association

AMS Welcomes Lakeridge North Association

AMS Welcomes Lakeridge North Association! We are pleased to announce that AMS is now managing Lakeridge North Association. We are excited to be working with the Board and Owners within this beautiful community. Lakeridge North is located on the hills of Camas, Washington near Lacamas Lake. This community includes 113 single family homes. Each home …

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HOA board education

2019 Board Education Series

LEARN MORE DOWNLOAD FLYER AMS has just announced its 2019 Board Education Series Schedule! The available classes are listed below. Serving as an HOA Board Member isn’t always easy. Navigating the statutes, processes, procedures and best business practices can be tricky. Professional management with AMS, as well as the advice of an attorney is crucial. Our FREE …

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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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