Cardinal Property Management Blog

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, a...

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...

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Cardinal Staff Receives Distinctions at 2011 CAI-OC Annual Awards Dinner
   Recently the Orange County Chapter of CAI held its annual Orange County Excellence in Community (OCEC) Awards & Wine Dinner at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel.  Cardinal staff attended to support the firm’s nominees and to celebrate the success of the Chapter.   Each year the Chapter honors the memb...

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Tips for Choosing Drought Tolerant Plants
With the current emphasis on water savings, many companies and HOA's are turning to drought tolerant plant material to help lower their rising water costs. These plants are great if properly selected and can dramatically effect your property's irrigation needs. However, you can end up causing more harm than good if these simple steps ...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cardinal’s President, Farrah Esquer, Featured Speaker at CAI Orange County Chapter Educational Lun...
The January Educational luncheon program got the year off to a great start. The well received January luncheon program was titled Keeping It Professional in a Social Setting. The esteemed panel of speakers included Farrah Esquer of Cardinal Property Management, Sandra Gottlieb of Swedelson and Gottlieb and Debra Warren of Cinnabar Consult...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Holiday Party
The Cardinal staff takes a moment from its busy schedule to share a meal and enjoy each others company at an on-site holiday luncheon--complete with a round-robin gift exchange.   

Monday, December 19, 2011

Muy Caliente!
You don’t have to have ESP to know when Taco Tuesday is here. All you have to do is lend an ear! Elite Service Providers (ESP), a team of seven non-competing providers, recently brought tacos and a lunchtime fiesta (complete with mariachis) to the hard-working members of Cardinal’s staff. ESP consists of 24 Hour Restoration, A...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Termites and Taxes
By Isaac Camacho of Accurate Termite and Pest Control In Southern California termites are like taxes; we all get them and though they come in relatively small amounts at a time, they build up and consume our hard earned money. Just like tax evasion can get you into a whole lot of trouble, so can termite evasion. Approaching the unw...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cardinal Staff attends the November 30 Anaheim Ducks hockey game!
Thank you to Las Flores Landscaping for hosting Cardinal at the November 30 Anaheim Ducks hockey game! Gracious hosts Joe and Debbie Hamby (Las Flores owners) shared their suite at the Honda Center with Cardinal employees and their guests. The “goal” was to “skate” into a fun evening. “Net” result? Goal...

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