SCV Real Estate
August, 2017 - Issue #155
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Stevenson Ranch View Home
Here's your opportunity to own a beautiful home with gorgeous views! It's a great location - on a cul-de-sac - and boasts three bedrooms, plus a downstairs den. You'll love the tasteful travertine flooring downstairs that blends handsomely with the neutral decor, wood blinds and newer hardware on interior doors. Your formal living room and family room has a fireplace with built-ins and surround sound and the dining area off of the kitchen has been remodeled with new cabinets, granite counter tops, faucets, newer appliances, a built-in work station and center island - plus the refrigerator is included! Enjoy the views from your master bedroom that features a vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan and shutters. The master bath also has shutters and all newer vanity, sinks, mirror, lighting, shower and separate tub. The wood blinds in secondary bedrooms are gorgeous and ceiling fans keep everything cool. Don't forget about the convenient indoor laundry! Outside, the grassy area with a patio in the yard features terrific views of the surrounding mountains and hillside. This community offers the Richard Rioux County Park, which features tennis courts, a running track, horseshoes and picnic area. This home is located at 25620 Christie Court, Stevenson Ranch and is listed at $680,000.
Kathy Watterson of RE/MAX Santa Clarita knows that relationships matter. Put her 28 years of experience to work for you. 510-0321

Tips to Get You through a Long-Distance Move
It is possible to tackle a long-distance move with the greatest of ease with these tips:
Select a moving company that will handle your belongings from beginning to end. Long-distance services provided via van lines require many subsidiaries to complete your move. Often, your items will be placed on hold until a truck can be filled with multiple shipments, will travel hundreds of extra miles and may be handled multiple times. If you go this route, be sure to do your research on each subsidiary that will handle your items.

Use new/hardly used packing materials and include extra padding around fragile items to withstand the extra miles on the road. If you are moving with a van line clearly label your boxes with your family name to ensure delivery to the right address.

Empty and defrost your refrigerator and place baking soda inside for the long trip.

Book hotels and flights for the journey. Service your car. Pack what you'll need until your moving van arrives. It could be over a month before your van line arrives.

Discuss all your moving insurance options with your mover to be sure to select the best option for your particular needs.

Transfer important documents as well as the contents of all safety deposit boxes.

Obtain payment according to the specific requirements of your long-distance mover.
Camelot Moving & Storage 255-3112

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Proper Designations Equate to Homeowner Association Success
In the industry of community management, a manager that has continued their education and received specific designations can be vital to the success of the HOA. The board of directors needs to know that the manager of their community is fully equipped to handle the tasks presented to them, regardless of what situation may arise. There are a few designations that a manager can achieve, which are important as it increases their knowledge and understanding about the industry.

The first designation that any managing agent should acquire is the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA). The CMCA is the only national certification program that is geared strictly for HOA Community Managers. In order for a manager to obtain this first designation they must demonstrate a knowledge and expertise in many key areas such as risk management, insurance, contracts and meeting management and many others.

The Association Management Specialist (AMS) designation not only provides the manager with a higher knowledge of the industry, but also shows a commitment level to the community that is above the CMCA designation. In order for this designation to be reached, the manager must succeed in this community management for a minimum of two years. The manager must also pass the required advanced-level classes.
Finally, the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) is the highest designation that a community manager can achieve that is nationally recognized. In order to receive this designation the manager must pass all of the advanced-level classes, as well as complete a case study.

With the help of a community manager that has proper designation, the association will have a much higher chance for success.
Please contact National Property Management Group to get more information from a certified community manager. 295-5966
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