Cardinal Property Management Blog

Thursday, August 16, 2012

How To Stay Pest Free This Summer
Guest post by "Termite" Terry Singleton We are in the midst of summer and many homeowners are having problems with pests of all types. Insects and rodents can do a great deal of damage to a home and its contents. They can also be serious vectors of disease. No one wants to live in a home that is infested with these pests. But, h...

Thursday, May 31, 2012

An Evening of Learning: Collections & Bankruptcies
Pictured from Left to Right: Christine Dunn, CAI-OC; Sandra Gottlieb, SwedelsonGottlieb  Sandra Gottlieb of SwedelsonGottlieb and Association Lien Services facilitated the May 30th course on Assessment Collection and Bankruptcies to an audience of community association volunteer leaders in Cardinal’s corporate office.  Sandra dis...

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Is Your Roof Warranty too Good to be True?
Guest post by Mari Fontaine Binder, Fontaine Weatherproofing, Inc. Roofing Warranties can be complicated, confusing, and downright tricky at times, but understanding your warranty doesn’t have to be so difficult. The extra protection a roof warranty offers is quite valuable, but will be meaningless if the warranty is voided. So, it i...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Orange County Chapter of CAI Announces the May Springtime Showcase Forum
The Orange County Chapter of CAI just released information regarding its upcoming Springtime Showcase Forum to be held May 15.  The Forum will take the place of the Chapter’s usual monthly luncheon program and will include educational sessions for homeowner association board members and community managers.  Attendees will...

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Replanting Slopes
Many businesses and associations throughout Orange County have slopes around or in their property. These areas can be problematic for both Landscapers and Property Managers. These slopes are usually very boring to look at and require quite a bit of water to keep all the plant material alive. Slopes are hard to water effectively simply...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Does Your Association Have to Install Pool Lifts?
 Guest Post by David A. Kline of Fiore, Racobs & Powers, A PLC   The Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") requires places of public accommodation to remove architectural barriers to improve access for people with disabilities.  The 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design require the installation of pool lifts by March 15, 2012. ...

Monday, March 12, 2012

Cardinal’s Own Tina Zurrica is Honored as One of the Newest PCAM Designees
Tina Zurrica, a 15-year Cardinal employee, recently received the prestigious Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation. She was honored at the CAI-OC Annual PCAM Reception held to celebrate both the newest and past recipients of the PCAM designation. The reception was held at McCormick & Schmick's in Irvine.&n...

Friday, March 9, 2012

Keeping Your Pool Ducky
Pests come in all shapes and sizes. One common visitor at this time of year can descend on the surface of your association’s pool like well, like a duck landing on water. They are in fact ducks. On the surface, you might think that hosting these feathered friends could be fun. However, it isn’t. Duck droppings in your pool, around...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Financial Statements 101: The Fundamentals of Financial Review for Volunteer Directors
 By:  Kristi Boren, CCAM, CMCA, AMS, Portfolio Account Manager, and Farrah Esquer, CCAM, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, President One of the many tasks of a volunteer director is the review of the association’s monthly financial statements.  If you do not consider yourself a “numbers person” this may seem like a dauntin...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

When Is a D&O (Directors and Officers) Claim a Claim?
By Jon Crain of Armstrong/Robitaille/Riegle Many of you are already aware of the unique nature of the D&O (Directors and Officers) liability policy for being “claims made” instead of the traditional “occurrence” based policies.  Occurrence based policies state the carrier who is or was on the risk at the time the incident “o...

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