Seaside Management, AAMC

Seaside Management has recently joined the elite group of community association management companies who have earned the Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC) designation through the Community Associations Institute (CAI). We are proud to say that we are the only Accredited Association read more

Spring Cleaning: Inspect as Winter Thaws

This winter has been long, frigid and a little too snowy. As the deep freeze begins to melt away, prepare your home for spring. 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 the HVAC system. Hire a professional to clean and service your system. You also should clean or replace filters; it’ll help ensure your system is running efficiently, keep energy costs in check and remove extra allergens from your home.
  • Clean and repair driveways, fences, decks and patios. Spray away salt, sand and deicers. Then fill any cracks, holes or gaps.
  • Examine windows, doors and seals. Look for damage. Sealants can crack in extreme cold, leading to water damage and drafts. Clean the window panes, drapes and blinds too.
  • Inspect paint inside and outside. Make any necessary paint repairs or try a fresh look.
  • Replace smoke detector batteries. If you didn’t do this when daylight saving time began, do it now.
  • Steam-clean floors and carpets. Remove salt, sand and deicing chemicals.
  • Examine your chimney. Hire a chimney sweep to check the exterior for damage and clean the flue.
  • Vacuum underneath and behind your refrigerator. A dusty, dirty fridge also increases electric bills.
  • Clean out the refrigerator, freezer and pantry. Toss expired foods, clean surfaces and reorganize.
  • Declutter closets. Donate, repurpose, recycle or set aside clothes for a garage sale.
  • Prepare lawn equipment. Make sure your lawn mower and weed whacker are clean, gassed up and ready for the first spring cut.

Hopefully the groundhog was wrong and we have read more

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION FUNDAMENTALS

Even though we live in an association, you might be surprised how many of our neighbors—owners and renters alike—don’t really understand the fundamental nature of common-interest communities. And we know that many others, including the media and government officials, lack a true understanding read more

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR ASSOCATION DOCUMENTS ARE?

When you bought a home in your community, you should have received copies of all your governing documents prior to or at closing. Sometimes these documents get lost among all the other papers you received at closing. And many homebuyers are so involved moving into their new homes, they don’t take read more

WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT COMMUNTIY ASSOCIATIONS?

Community associations offer one of the best opportunities for Americans to own their own homes. They are for the 21st century what land grants were in the 19th century, and what the New Deal and GI Bill were in the 20th. Why?

COLLECTIVE MANAGEMENT PROTECTS VALUE

Americans have accepted, for the most part, the collective management structure read more

WHY DO WE NEED RESERVES?

Equipment and major components must be replaced from time to time, regardless of whether you plan for the expense. We prefer to plan and set the funds aside now. Reserve funds aren’t an extra expense—they just spread out expenses more evenly. There are other important reasons we put association read more

CLARIFYING YOUR MANAGER’S ROLE

Your association employs a highly-qualified professional community management company, and residents should know what the manager has—and has not—been hired to do. The manager has two primary responsibilities: to carry out policies set by the board and to manage the association’s daily read more

A Big Winter Welcome

Baby it’s cold outside, snow and ice on the ground the first week of January, and freezing temperatures for more than a week.  But we’ve hit the (frozen) ground running and offer a very warm welcome to two new associations.  The Villas at Corolla Bay (in Corolla, of course) and OceanCrest read more

Welcome Palmers Island

We are pleased to welcome Palmers Island Club POA to our portfolio of managed associations. Palmers Island is situated in the northernmost stretch of oceanfront in Dare County, with sweeping views of ocean and sound, sunrise and sunset.  Glad to have them aboard!

Pay Assessment Online

To pay your assessment online, click here for the Pay Assessment page.  You will need the Management ID, Association ID and Account ID printed on your coupon.