FirstService Residential Connections – Winter 2017


Read about some of our company’s latest news and events in our Winter 2017 Connections Newsletter.

Message From Steven Parker

Welcome to our first quarterly newsletter of 2017. Click on the video to hear my introduction, then read my entire article below to learn one simple thing we can all do to stop the past from repeating itself.

Read the full article here!

Operation Benevolent Heart

No one expects to be in a position of needing of help. But many of us have been there at one time or another. Operation Benevolent Heart (OBH) was created over five years ago to assist our residents who have sudden and unexpected financial challenges. Learn how we strive to give back to the communities we serve.

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FirstService Residential's Exclusive "Day at the Capitol" Event

“Day at the Capitol” on March 28, 2017 will allow every Nevada board member an opportunity to get involved in the legislative process. Join the collective to help shape policy and protect your HOA’s interest by meeting legislators and voicing your concerns.

Watch the presentation by attorney, John Leach at our Southern Nevada Legislative Kick-off event and learn why you should be involved.

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FirstService Residential Associate Spotlight

Meet the men and women at FirstService Residential who are living the values of the organization, delivering exceptional service and making a difference, every day.

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Squatter Laws: Getting Rid of Uninvited "Guests"

While some surprises (birthday parties, a promotion or a new puppy) are good, many surprises such as a flat tire or an IRS audit are not. One particularly nasty surprise is finding out that someone has broken into your vacant property and moved in. Thankfully, Nevada has several new laws to deal with “squatters” which allow you to (relatively) quickly and legally remove squatters from your property.

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FirstService Residential Proudly Welcome New Communities

Join us in welcoming five new associations to our family of communities this last quarter.

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FirstService Residential Training Events

We are starting the New Year doing what we do best -- hosting exciting community management events and informational seminars for board members, residents and members of the community.

Please see our list of upcoming events and register today!

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Determining Adequate Insurance Coverage for Your HOA’s Outdoor Natural Property

One line of coverage HOAs typically carry is property insurance to protect against loss of property that the association owns.  All it takes is having one large tree downed in a windstorm to appreciate the importance of insurance coverage for outdoor natural property.

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My Wish for 2020

Back east, the small ‘neighborhoods’ where I lived and grew up had block captains who coordinated holiday parties throughout the year, but there was no mention of associations.

This bubble that I came from was quickly popped as I kept hearing the terms of associations, boards, assessments, and the ‘evil’ NRS.

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Open Houses Scheduled for TMWA’s Proposed Rate Adjustment

Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) is proposing a series of single-digit rate adjustments over the next five years, effective May 2017.

Public meetings are scheduled to provide information and collect customer feedback regarding the potential rate adjustment. Visit TMWA’s website for a list of customer open houses or click the link below.

Truckee Meadows Water Authority Website!

FirstService Residential Recognizes Diamond Associations

In celebration of this milestone anniversary, each community is presented an award at their latest Board meeting. Join us in congratulating our Diamond Associations.

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FirstService Residential Community Spotlight: The Ogden

Like an exquisite work of art, The Ogden is the beguiling epitome of modern resort, maintenance free living that gives into the fantasy of a luxury high-rise lifestyle.

 Yet with all its stunning architecture and breathtaking views, The Ogden is truly a connected group of neighbors. Seasoned FirstService Residential general manager, Jennifer Huerta, describes The Ogden community as, “bright lights, big city fun, with a genuine sense of community.”

Watch their community video to see more.

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Community Associations and Marijuana Use

Medical marijuana has been legal in Nevada since 2001, but marijuana production, sales, distribution, and use are still illegal under federal law. Many CCRs contain a provision that any violation of federal or state law is also a violation of the CCRs. This creates an interesting dilemma for the Board.

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How Advanced Community Management Technology Can Help Increase Personal Service

Can cutting-edge technology increase personalized customer service? It’s not a trick question, at least not when it comes to the community management industry.

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FirstService Residential Happenings

Check out the highlights of all our events and community happenings last quarter.  We guarantee the photos will make you smile!

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