Fiduciary Know-How

The sheer mention of fiduciary responsibility may deter some homeowners from volunteering for board service, but it shouldn’t. Handling the association’s finances is one of the board’s most important duties, and it doesn’t have to be complicated.

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Ten Things Every HOA Resident Should Know!

Ten Things Every HOA Resident Should Know! Know the Rules – Understand and comply with the restrictive covenants, by-laws, and other rules and regulations Know that you must pay your assessments on time. Do not ignore communications from your homeowners association, especially notices that may regard outstanding assessments, rule violations, or fines. The Board has the responsibility to govern fairly and consistently in the interest of all members, which includes

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Priestley Management Company and Scofield Bishop Property Management Announce Merger

Priestley Management Company and Scofield Bishop Property Management Announce Merger Greensboro, NC, June 20, 2014 — Greensboro-based Priestley Management Company announced today that it will be merging with Scofield Bishop Property Management, LLC in Winston-Salem, North Carolina effective July 1, 2014. The merged companies will operate under the Priestley Management Company name. The merger will add a fourth office location to Priestley Management Company. Owner David Priestley says he looks

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Spring Cleaning…It’s That Time of Year Again!

This winter has been long, frigid and snowy. It’s time to prepare your home for spring and summer. The steps you take now can help avoid costly maintenance and repairs later. Here’s what to do inside and outside your home: Inspect the roof and gutters. Check the roof for damage; it’s been taking a beating all season. Then clear gutters of debris; a clog can lead to water damage. Check

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Association Manager receives two designations!

Priestley Management Company would like to congratulate one of our employees, Kyle Priestley for earning his AMS from CAI. The AMS Designation is the second level in the CAI career development track for community association managers. The AMS designation demonstrates a higher level of commitment to your career and the community association industry. An AMS designation is recommended for managers who want to enhance their career opportunities by increasing their knowledge

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Scavenge No More: Preventing a Trashy Situation

Having trouble with animals raiding your garbage cans and creating an awful mess? You’re not alone. Dogs, cats, raccoons, opossums, rats and other animals can have a king-sized buffet if they get into your trash—even if the lids on your cans are latched on properly. First, let’s cover some things you shouldn’t do: Don’t put your trash out early. Don’t put your cans out until shortly before the scheduled pickup.

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Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes

Being prepared and informed may help you to avoid the messy and often expensive issue of frozen pipes. The American Red Cross provides information and suggestions around how to prevent water pipes in the home from freezing, and how to thaw them if they do freeze.

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Chimney Safety

There’s nothing as serene as a warm, crackling fire on a cold, winter night. There’s also nothing more dangerous if your chimney is damaged. Broken or cracked chimneys can let heat, smoke and toxic gasses, such as carbon monoxide, into your home. Your home could even catch fire. Chimney damage is often obvious, but sometimes it can be hidden. Use the following checklist, provided by Ready Virginia!, to help ensure

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Traits of Good Board Members

 Do you have what it takes to be a good board member? Chances are you do. If you have a mix of some of the following traits and skills, consider running for a seat on your board of directors. Respect. If you can give others respect and expect it in return, you can help keep board discussions civil, productive and on point. We’re looking for people who can lead by

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