Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Join ACM’s FHA Approval Program

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) provides mortgage insurance to condominium communities that meet the agency’s strict FHA Condo Approval Guidelines. FHA mortgage insurance is available only to FHA-approved condominiums and provides significant benefits not available to other communities.
Once approved, FHA communities benefit from low-interest FHA Loans, increased home values, access to more potential homebuyers, reverse mortgages, better marketability and generally fewer renters in the community.

At no additional cost, ACM can obtain FHA approval for our condominium clients who qualify. Our in-house FHA specialist works in conjunction with a third party to submit all of the necessary paperwork, including applications, financial reporting, insurance information, leasing data and more.


Roughly one-third of ACM’s condominium associations are FHA approved, which is a greater percentage than the overall national average of FHA-approved condos. Thanks to our competitive FHA approval program, ACM condominium clients see significant long-term financial savings that benefit everyone in the community!

If you are an ACM condominium client, please contact Chrystie Reif at creif@communitymanagers.net or (410) 771-0600 ext. 301 to find out about your eligibility or to apply for FHA approval. To learn more about FHA approval, please visit the FHA Review website here: http://fhareview.com/pros-cons-and-misconceptions-of-fha-condo-approval/

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Community Associations Institute (CAI) Partnership

American Community Management has been a member of Community Associations Institute (CAI) since our founding in 2001. In that time, we have partnered with CAI to provide educational courses, certification programs, free expert seminars and more to Board members and ACM staff alike. This long-standing partnership provides significant benefits to all ACM communities.


CAI is the leading trade organization dedicated to community association management. With more than 33,500 members, CAI works in partnership with 60 chapters, including the Chesapeake Chapter, of which ACM is a member. CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them.

Through our long-standing membership in CAI, ACM taps into a diverse and highly-qualified network of community management professionals to deliver the best results to our clients. CAI has helped ACM grow our preferred vendors list of over 250 licensed and certified contractors, affording greater selection to our clients in the request for proposal process.

ACM also partners frequently with CAI in our quarterly Board seminars, which are free informational sessions often sponsored by CAI or featuring a guest speaker from CAI. These sessions are open to all Board members and are a cornerstone of ACM’s educational initiative.

To learn more about CAI, please visit their website here: https://www.caionline.org/Pages/default.aspx

Friday, October 7, 2016

Board Members - Register Today for ACM's Free Legal Seminar!


Presents
Collections, What's Next?
Beyond Liens and Judgements
presented by
Justin Cameron, Esquire
Cameron Mericle, P.A.

Attendees will learn the following valuable information:
  • Alternative Strategies for Collecting Beyond the Basics
  • Post Judgement Legal Fees/Amendment to Address
Also presented will be
2016 Maryland Legislative Update
given by
Ruth Katz, Esquire
Co-chair, Maryland Legislative Committee 2013-2015
Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.


Audience:     Community Association Board Members
Where:         American Community Management Hanover Office:
                     7484 Candlewood Road, Suite H, Hanover, Maryland 21076
When:          Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 3:30 PM
Program:      3:30-4:00 PM – Meet and Greet
                     4:00-6:00 PM – Presentation/Q&A

Contact Sara Rolf to register at srolf@communitymanagers.net with your name and association.  Due to limited space, RSVP is required by Friday, October 21, 2016.
Seminar Materials and Refreshments
provided by




Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The ACM Gym Is Open For Business

At ACM, we value our employees and place great emphasis on helping them lead fit and healthy lifestyles. As part of our recent office build-out, we added new offices, conference rooms and suites to our home office in Hanover, MD. Now, we are opening a brand new fitness center exclusively for ACM staff members!


ACM has long provided employees with discounts and credits for gym memberships in order to incentivize a healthy lifestyle throughout our company. However, with routine Board meetings, property inspections, contractor meetings, hearings and special projects, it can be difficult for our team members to find free time for the gym.


Now, ACM’s own gym is open for business! Our facility includes elliptical machines, bench presses, lifting stations, treadmills, rowing machines, exercise bikes, free weights and a wall-mounted big-screen television. We are proud of this initiative and encourage all ACM staff, clients and partners to join us in leading a fit and healthy lifestyle.