You receive your Association budget at the end of every year, but do you take the time to look over it? Do you ever wonder how it is prepared? Truth be told, many owners don’t take the time to look it over. However, this document should be of great importance to you and should […]
In many areas, flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster—and it can happen here. Just one inch of water in your home or office can cost thousands of dollars in cleanup and replacement costs, including drywall, baseboards, floor coverings and furniture. You may think you’re covered, but many homeowners’ insurance policies do […]
The growing strength of this year’s El Niño brings the promise of a wet winter. Amidst the excitement for much needed rain however, is the fear of the damage a good storm can cause. Our extended drought has made preparation even more necessary. Preparing your home for heavy rain now will save you time and […]
As the drought situation in California continues, most HOAs have taken water conservation very seriously. Boards are strongly encouraging owners to dramatically reduce their water use and replant landscapes with drought friendly plants. Synthetic turf has become a significant topic of conversation in the effort to conserve water, but many boards have been reluctant […]
As boys and girls throughout your community get ready to head back to class, it’s important to ensure they have a safe school year. Here are some tips on how your family can be proactive and avoid potentially harmful situations:
• Obey the speed limit signs posted in your community.
• Keep your eyes on the […]
The drought situation in California is dire. Governor Brown’s mandatory statewide cutback of 25% went into effect on June 1, 2015, and it’s going to have an impact on your water bill. A lot of tips and information have circulated about the drought in the news, but most are generalized bits and pieces of information […]
As we finally settle in to a consistent cold weather pattern and soak in the first few storms of the season, it’s time to prepare your home for the winter. While we may not get the extreme temperatures or the snow that other areas have this time of the year, it is still necessary […]
As you gather ideas for your upcoming festivities, keep these tips in mind!
Opt to have children draw on pumpkins with markers or non-toxic paint.
If you do decide to carve pumpkins, an adult should do the carving and a battery operated candle or small votive should be used to illuminate the finished product.
When searching for the […]
Mail theft is a serious problem in the United States, and many cases have been reported here in San Jose. Luckily, there are simple things you can do to help protect yourself from becoming a victim.
Mailboxes are a quick and easy target for thieves, especially non-locking boxes. Unlike locked mailboxes that require time and […]
On July 15th, 2014 the State Water Resources Control Board approved an emergency regulation to ensure water is conserved in California during our severe drought. This regulation went in to effect July 29, 2014 and includes restrictions for all Californians as well as additional directives for water suppliers.
The details of the restrictions for citizens […]