Association Horror Stories

Nightmare on Elm Street: True Life HOA Horror Stories

From owners trashing properties to unnecessary legal problems, community association managers sometimes find themselves in troubling situations. In the spirit of Halloween, we are sharing a few spine-tingling HOA horror stories that actually happened (cue the spooky music)! Luckily, we’re also sharing tips on how you can avoid the frightening fates of these owners to enjoy a not-so-scary homeownership experience! Special[...]

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Homeowners Associations Increase in Popularity with Residents

Home sales continue to be strong in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic with roughly 27% of Americans now living in a community with a homeowners association (HOA) or planned community. According to the Foundation for Community Association Research, the overwhelming majority (89%) of homeowner and condominium association residents rate their overall experience living in a community association as very[...]

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Value of Hiring a Property Management Company for Your HOA

Overseeing a Homeowners Association is often taxing and full of responsibilities – creating budgets, facilitating legal documents, reviewing insurance for suitable coverage, assessing dues and maintaining the property. With a highly trained staff and leading technology, Beacon Management Services offers incredible value and fully provides the services necessary to successfully operate an Atlanta HOA. Focused on delivering results, Beacon offers an[...]

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City of Refuge Provides Affordable Housing in Atlanta

Bruce Deel, founder and CEO of City of Refuge, Andy Litvak, partner and Abe Kannof, associate with Nelson Mullins, join the Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio podcast to discuss the 1300 development. They discuss the importance of affordable housing in metro Atlanta with hosts Carol Morgan and Todd Schnick for the Around Atlanta segment. Founded 24 years ago, City of Refuge has serviced[...]

Mike Dubas with Beacon Management Services

Beacon Management Services Promotes Michael Dubas

Beacon Management Services is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael Dubas to Vice President of Management Services. In his expanded role, Dubas will develop and implement strategic operational initiatives for the company as part of the executive team. He will also continue to oversee a division of community association managers and be responsible for all aspects of their portfolio’s[...]

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Harcrest Homes Offers Custom Homes with Amazing Mudrooms

Atlanta award-winning custom home builder Harcrest Homes builds incredible homes on Lake Lanier. These Flowery Branch homes often include convenient custom mudrooms and drop zones perfect for on-the-go homeowners and their families. Mudrooms are the perfect place for families reduce clutter and keep the house looking tidy and neat! Whether it’s backpacks, rain coats, the dog’s leash, sports gear, purses, shoes,[...]

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Active Adult Homebuyers Retire in Metro Atlanta to Be Close to Family

Florida is no longer the only retirement destination for active adult homebuyers aged 55 and older. According to the Retirement Living list of the best cities in the U.S. to retire, Atlanta ranks at No. 4 in 2021 due to the low cost of living, favorable tax rates and low cost for assisted living compared to the national average. Active adult homebuyers[...]

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Serenbe Offers Simplicity, Sustainability

“Inspired by the past and built for the future,” Serenbe is a one-of-a-kind agrihood situated on the outskirts of Atlanta in Chattahoochee Hills. The pocket community thrives and works in tandem with the environment. Developers Steve and Marie Lupo Nygren dreamt of changing the world by creating a greener way of living. Serenbe is this vision brought to life -- a community[...]

Studio Model Home at Seven88 West Midtown

Seven88 West Midtown Opens Fifth Model Home for Touring

Seven88 West Midtown, a high-rise residential condominium in West Midtown, opened a fifth model home for potential home buyers to tour. Unit 211 showcases the S-2 floor plan, a studio option with 768 total square feet and priced from the $300,000s. “We realized a need for a new model home showcasing the possibilities of our studio homes,” said @properties Development Group[...]