Legal and Law, Real Estate

Bank of America Violating Multi-State Settlement, Homeowner Alleges

Author: Jay Fenello
Dateline: Atlanta, Georgia (ATLANTA, Ga.)  | Mon, 24 Sep 2012

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Jay Fenello, a homeowner currently suing Bank of America to prevent an illegal foreclosure of his home, today announced that he has reported the bank to state and Federal regulators for allegedly continuing to violate the terms of the Multi-State settlement.”



A R T I C L E:

Jay Fenello, a homeowner currently suing Bank of America to prevent an illegal foreclosure of his home, today announced that he has reported the bank to state and Federal regulators for allegedly continuing to violate the terms of the Multi-State settlement.

In his letter, Mr. Fenello describes how he has been subjected to the same illegal and unethical foreclosure practices that the Multi-State settlement was designed to stop, specifically:

- advising consumers that they must miss payments in order to be considered for loan modifications, despite federal rules to the contrary.

- promising to act upon requests for mortgage modifications within a specific period of time, usually one or two months, but instead stranding consumers without answers for more than six months or even a year;

- falsely assuring them that their homes would not be foreclosed while their requests for modifications were pending, but sending foreclosure notices, scheduling auction dates, and even selling consumers' homes while they waited for decisions;

- misrepresenting the eligibility criteria for modifications and providing consumers with inaccurate and deceptive reasons for denying their requests for modifications;

- offering modifications on one set of terms, but then providing them with agreements on different terms, or misrepresenting that consumers have been approved for modifications.

As part of the Multi-State settlement, Bank of America has agreed to cease and desist these practices, and to pay almost $9 billion in restitution to their victims, as enumerated in Appendix A of the Consent Decree (Case 1:12-cv-00361-RMC, US District Court, DC).

Despite this settlement, Bank of America allegedly continues to justify their attempts to foreclose on Mr. Fenello's home using these same illegal and unethical practices, as evidenced by the recent court filings in the Fenello vs. Bank of America lawsuit (Case 1:11-cv-04139-WSD, US District Court, Northern Division, Georgia).

"Given that ignoring the terms of this settlement is the same pattern that Bank of America used when it ignored the terms of the Consent Order between Bank of America and the Comptroller of the Currency signed April 13, 2011, and given that Bank of America is the only Defendant in the Multi-State settlement who has yet to offer a single modification to any of their clients under this settlement, it is apparent that this is a deliberate pattern of behavior for Bank of America," Fenello said.

In his letter, Mr. Fenello has asked "regulatory authorities investigate this matter further, and take appropriate action to ensure that Bank of America lives up to the settlement as negotiated."

A copy of his letter is available online at http://proseaction.org/BoALawsuit/MultiState.pdf (PDF), a summary of the lawsuit is at http://proseaction.org/BoALawsuit/FenelloLeaveToAmend.pdf (PDF), and copies of all of the major filings are available at: http://proseaction.org/blog/?page_id=197.

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Home and Garden, Real Estate, Regional Events

The Hyde Park Historic Homes Tour Showcases Century-Old Homes this October

Author: Hyde Park Neighborhood Association
Dateline: Kansas City, Missouri (KANSAS CITY, Mo.)  | Fri, 14 Sep 2012

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Nine homes in the historic Hyde Park Neighborhood will open their doors to the public for the 30th Hyde Park Historic Homes Tour. The homes include mansions, shirtwaists, and an Arts and Crafts bungalow. The tour will be held Friday, October 5 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and is hosted by the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association (HPNA).”



A R T I C L E:

Nine homes in the historic Hyde Park Neighborhood will open their doors to the public for the 30th Hyde Park Historic Homes Tour. The homes include mansions, shirtwaists, and an Arts and Crafts bungalow. The tour will be held Friday, October 5 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and is hosted by the Hyde Park Neighborhood Association (HPNA).

The biennial tour showcases the architectural diversity and unique character of Hyde Park, which is nestled in the heart of Midtown Kansas City, located between the Plaza and Crown Center. The event includes a candlelight tour of three properties Friday evening, October 5, and the October 6 tour includes six homes and one newly renovated historic apartment building on Armour Boulevard.

Tour homes include:

* 80 Janssen Place, a grand Colonial Revival mansion on a street marked by a stone entrance gate erected in 1896 was on the very first tour in May 1977.

* 3918 Holmes Street, a 1902 farmhouse-style home, was once the residence of an oatmeal factory owner. It boasts park views and an oversized lot with the largest white oak tree in Missouri. The first Tour home to have geothermal heating, it celebrates the marriage of historic home and modern design.

* 3821 Gillham Road, a 6,000 plus square foot brick mansion has seven fireplaces, a third-floor ballroom, a solar-heated, in-ground swimming pool and a finished brick basement that has been restored by an entrepreneur/owner.

* 3511 Locust Street, a classic stone shirtwaist whose new owner/architect has incorporated clean, modern design elements to rejuvenate a property with a storied past.

* 4137 Kenwood Street, a pristine South Hyde Park bungalow overlooks Gillham Park and showcases the best of the Arts and Crafts period.

* 3335 Harrison Street, located in the North Hyde Park Historic District is the oldest property on the tour at 112 years old.

The Saturday tour also includes classic cars, food trucks, and pet adoption. Advance tickets for the Saturday Tour are available for $9 to $11. The Candlelight Tour is $25. Package deals are available for those interested in attending both tours.

For further details and to purchase tour tickets, visit. http://www.HydeParkKCTour.com/ .

"When you visit Hyde Park, you will see a vibrant, growing Kansas City neighborhood where 100 years of careful stewardship clearly show," said David Kimmis, HPNA's president. "We are proud of the progress we have made since the 1970s, and we see an especially bright path ahead as a new generation of committed homeowners are investing time, talent and resources to build a high-quality 21st-century community."

The City of Kansas City, Mo. recognized the Hyde Park Historic Homes Tour on May 24, 2012, for more than three decades of contribution to historical preservation.

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Association (HPNA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

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Business, Real Estate

Historic Hotel Durant in Bay Area to Be Sold

Author: HVS Capital Corp
Dateline: Berkeley, California (BERKELEY, Calif.)  | Wed, 05 Sep 2012

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “HVS Capital Corp has been exclusively appointed to sell the Hotel Durant in Berkeley, Calif. The 143-room property is a historic, contemporary, boutique hotel adjacent the University of California at Berkeley, within walking distance of all student housing, the newly renovated football stadium and the basketball arena.”



A R T I C L E:

HVS Capital Corp (www.hvscapital.com) has been exclusively appointed to sell the Hotel Durant in Berkeley, Calif. The 143-room property is a historic, contemporary, boutique hotel adjacent the University of California at Berkeley, within walking distance of all student housing, the newly renovated football stadium and the basketball arena.

In 1924, the Berkeley Hotel Corporation was formed and hired the firm of William Weeks, one of the most prolific and versatile architects of his generation, to design the hotel. The property's namesake, Henry Durant, was the first President of the University of California at Berkeley and a former mayor of Oakland. The Hotel Durant opened in 1928 with a gala celebration, music, refreshments and tours throughout this new hostelry.

The Hotel Durant embarked on a comprehensive $7 million renovation in 2007. Subsequently, the property was once again unveiled to the local community, this time showcasing Berkeley's first green-certified boutique hotel, with touches of the city's whimsical, bohemian spirit, in a more collegiate-themed setting. Henry's Publick House, one of the most well-known local bars, was reintroduced as Berkeley's first modern gastro pub and restaurant.

"There is a limited amount of lodging supply in Berkeley, high barriers-to-entry, and no hotel is closer to the University than the Hotel Durant," said Bill Sipple, Managing Director of HVS Capital Corp. "The Hotel Durant and its competitive set have experienced double digit RevPAR growth for the last 33 months. With the $321 million renovation of California Memorial Stadium now complete, East Bay hotels should continue to thrive."

The University of California's first campus opened in 1868 at Berkeley. Currently, there is an enrollment of approximately 25,000 undergraduates and an additional 10,000 graduate students. The entire campus spans 1,232 acres, although its core encompasses 178 acres. Surrounding this core is the most densely populated area of the city and home to the Hotel Durant.

About HVS Capital Corp:

Founded in 2001, HVS Capital Corp ("HVSCC") is the investment banking arm of HVS for the Americas. HVSCC's core areas of service are debt/equity placements, investment sales, capital advisory projects and workouts for hotels, resorts, casinos, mixed-used developments and golf properties. For more information, visit http://www.hvscapital.com/ .

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Business, Facilities and Building Maintenance, Real Estate

Professional Community Management of California, Inc adds Palm Springs Villas II to Management Portfolio

Author: Professional Community Management of California, Inc.
Dateline: Palm Springs, California (PALM SPRINGS, Calif.)  | Mon, 13 Aug 2012

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) announced they are managing Palm Springs Villas II Homeowners Association. The community of 476 condominiums offers six large pools, eight spas, tennis courts and a practice putting green.”



A R T I C L E:

Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) announced they are managing Palm Springs Villas II Homeowners Association. The community of 476 condominiums offers six large pools, eight spas, tennis courts and a practice putting green.

"We are very excited to expand into the Coachella Valley with our award-winning management team and state-of-art tools," said Alisa Toalson, vice president of PCM Inland Empire. "Our division has seen increased growth in the past year due to our commitment to serving the homeowner associations who put their trust in us."

In the past year, PCM's Inland Empire division has signed Audie Murphy Ranch Community Association in Menifee and Tuscany Hills in Lake Elsinore.

"PCM was highly recommended to us as a company that is proactive and they have exceeded their reputation," said Steven Gonzalez, Board President for the Palm Springs Villas II Homeowners Association. "In just two months, PCM accomplished tasks that have languished for months and we were provided with a comprehensive report identifying safety and risk management issues, procedures which would save us money through conservation and better business practices, and numerous options to make our community look better aesthetically."

"We credit our continued client growth and expansion across Southern California to the hard work and service ethic of our staff," said Donny Disbro, chief executive officer of PCM. "As a company, we support each and every resident who lives and works in the communities we manage with the latest technological tools and highest quality vendors. When they sign with us, they know they will work with the best."

As a community management company, PCM serves as an agent to the Association's Board of Directors providing budget guidance, communicating with the Board of Directors and the residents, coordinating projects of interest to the communities, and managing vendors for landscaping and other services. All of PCM's managers are certified by California Community Association Management to ensure that clients receive the highest quality service and expertise.

About Professional Community Management of California, Inc.:

Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM), an Associa company, specializes in the management of Common Interest Developments of homeowner associations for family oriented master-planned developments, resort-style master-planned communities, active-adult master-planned communities, condominium associations and boutique communities throughout Southern California and Southern Nevada.

With headquarters in Lake Forest, Calif., PCM and its companies employ a staff of more than 1,500 people. PCM has offices in serving all of Southern California and Southern Nevada and is recognized by the Multi Housing Council as one of the county's largest managers of common interest developments. Management services by PCM are backed by state-of-the art Internet technology and comprehensive financial and management systems. For additional information, please contact PCM at 800.369.7260 or at http://www.pcminternet.com/ .

About Associa:

Building successful communities for more than 30 years, Associa is North America's largest community association management firm and serves its clients with local knowledge, national resources and comprehensive expertise. Based in Dallas, Associa and its 8,000 employees operate more than 150 branch offices in the United States, Mexico and Canada. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com and www.associacares.com.

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Real Estate

PCM Employee Builds Home Through Mutual Self Help Project for Color Country Community Housing

Author: Professional Community Management of California, Inc.
Dateline: Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS VEGAS, Nev.)  | Wed, 01 Aug 2012

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Today, Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) announced that employee Jeremy Blakely built and moved his family into a new home in Mesquite, NV. The project was through Mutual Self Help by Color Country Community Housing (CCCHI), in partnership with the USDA Rural Development Agency. Blakely works in the facilities department at Sun City Mesquite, which is managed by the company.”



A R T I C L E:

Today, Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) announced that employee Jeremy Blakely built and moved his family into a new home in Mesquite, NV. The project was through Mutual Self Help by Color Country Community Housing (CCCHI), in partnership with the USDA Rural Development Agency. Blakely works in the facilities department at Sun City Mesquite, which is managed by the company.

"PCM is very proud of Jeremy's accomplishment," said Randy Watkins, vice president of PCM Nevada. "From start to finish, Jeremy and five other families invested sweat equity into their new homes."

Sunrise Meadows is the first Mutual Self Help project for Color Country Community Housing in the State of Nevada. Participants undergo an intensive credit qualification process and are then trained by skilled staff to perform various tasks needed to complete their new homes.

Color Country Community Housing is currently building new homes in partnership with low-income families throughout various areas of Southern Utah and Nevada. Six to eight families work together as a group and provide approximately 65 percent of the labor. This labor not only acts as the down payment, but can reduce the price of the homes by as much as 25 percent. There may be additional assistance available for qualified families, such as a mortgage with a reduced interest rate, keeping the monthly house payments affordable.

"This was a great opportunity for my family to live and work in a safe and beautiful community," said Blakely. "My colleagues at PCM have been so supportive during this process."

Blakely has worked at Sun City Mesquite for nearly two years.

"People like Jeremy are the kind of committed, industrious and resourceful individuals who make up the PCM family," said Donny Disbro, chief executive officer of PCM. "We commend him for his devotion to his family and community."

About Professional Community Management of California, Inc.:

Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM), an Associa company, specializes in the management of Common Interest Developments of homeowner associations for family oriented master-planned developments, resort-style master-planned communities, active-adult master-planned communities, condominium associations and boutique communities throughout Southern California and Southern Nevada.

With headquarters in Lake Forest, Calif., PCM and its companies employ a staff of more than 1,500 people. PCM has offices in serving all of Southern California and Southern Nevada and is recognized by the Multi Housing Council as one of the country's largest managers of common interest developments. Management services by PCM are backed by state-of-the art Internet technology and comprehensive financial and management systems. For additional information, please contact PCM at 800.369.7260 or at http://www.pcminternet.com/ .

About Associa:

Building successful communities for more than 30 years, Associa is North America's largest community association management firm and serves its clients with local knowledge, national resources and comprehensive expertise. Based in Dallas, Associa and its 8,000 employees operate more than 150 branch offices in the United States, Mexico and Canada. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com and www.associacares.com.

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Awards and Honors, Business, Real Estate

PCM’s Sydney Young Earns PCAM(R) Designation

Author: Professional Community Management of California, Inc.
Dateline: Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS VEGAS, Nev.)  | Thu, 26 Jul 2012

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Today, Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) announced that Sydney Young, general manager of Sun City Mesquite was awarded the prestigious Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation by the Community Associations Institute.”



A R T I C L E:

Today, Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) announced that Sydney Young, general manager of Sun City Mesquite was awarded the prestigious Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation by the Community Associations Institute.

"The PCAM is hard-earned, and out of approximately 60,000 professional managers across the nation, only 2,200 have earned this designation," said Randy Watkins, vice president of PCM Nevada. "With Sydney's achievement, 75 percent of PCM Nevada community managers are PCAM designees."

When not managing Sun City Mesquite, Young enjoys playing a few rounds of golf with her husband, Kent, a former Marine. They are both involved in many aspects of the local community including the new Mesquite Veteran's Center, for which Young and her Sun City Crew raised more than $50,000 towards the construction.

"Sydney joins an elite group in our industry and has demonstrated her expertise and experience," said Donny Disbro, chief executive officer of PCM. "But what it really comes down to is that Sydney cares about her community and homeowners. Her dedication is reflected by this enormous accomplishment and we're so proud that she is part of the PCM family."

About Professional Community Management of California, Inc.:

Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM), an Associa company, specializes in the management of Common Interest Developments of homeowner associations for family oriented master-planned developments, resort-style master-planned communities, active-adult master-planned communities, condominium associations and boutique communities throughout Southern California and Southern Nevada.

With headquarters in Lake Forest, Calif., PCM and its companies employ a staff of more than 1,500 people. PCM has offices in serving all of Southern California and Southern Nevada and is recognized by the Multi Housing Council as one of the country's largest managers of common interest developments. Management services by PCM are backed by state-of-the art Internet technology and comprehensive financial and management systems. For additional information, please contact PCM at 800.369.7260 or at http://www.pcminternet.com/ .

About Associa:

Building successful communities for more than 30 years, Associa is North America's largest community association management firm and serves its clients with local knowledge, national resources and comprehensive expertise. Based in Dallas, Associa and its 8,000 employees operate more than 150 branch offices in the United States, Mexico and Canada. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com and www.associacares.com.

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Corporate Social Responsibility - CSR, Real Estate

Aliso Viejo Community Association and PCM Teams Up for Relay for Life

Author: Professional Community Management of California, Inc.
Dateline: Aliso Viejo, California (ALISO VIEJO, Calif.)  | Mon, 23 Jul 2012

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) announced today that staff and members of the Aliso Viejo Community Association (AVCA) will take part in the annual Aliso Viejo Relay for Life.”



A R T I C L E:

Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) announced today that staff and members of the Aliso Viejo Community Association (AVCA) will take part in the annual Aliso Viejo Relay for Life.

"The PCM team is always ready to demonstrate their dedication and commitment to Aliso Viejo," said Donny Disbro, chief executive officer of PCM. "We're thrilled to be part of this event that brings people together in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere."

"Participating in the Relay for Life is one more way in which they contribute to the community," said current Association President Bill Conley. "PCM's support and willingness to join in this effort speaks highly of their desire to join in and be part of Aliso Viejo's close knit family."

The AVCA/PCM team will join former Association President Ross Chun and Eco-Stride on July 28 and July 29, 2012 to help raise money to fight cancer and preserve the environment. The event will take place at Grand Park located at Grand Avenue and City Lights Drive in Aliso Viejo, CA. For more information, please visit http://www.relayforlife.org/.

In addition to PCM and AVCA, Eco-Stride LLC works with community partners such as The Surfrider Foundation, Transition Aliso Viejo, Savannah's Organic Ranch, The Laguna Canyon Foundation, Aliso Viejo Patch and Cox Communications to make the Aliso Viejo Relay For Life a more sustainable event. This year, Eco-Stride created the Eco-Stride Hydration Station, a booth at the event where attendees and participants can fill reusable water bottles donated by Aliso Viejo Patch, instead of bringing single-use plastic bottles to Grand Park.

All year long, community events spread awareness, support worthy causes, and unfortunately, create unnecessary plastic waste. Eco-Stride and its community partners urge Relay For Life participants to Keep Plastic Out Of The Park, and fill their water bottles at the Eco-Stride Hydration Station.

"I have participated in the Aliso Viejo Relay For Life for many years, but this year is particularly significant, because this year my family has been touched by this terrible disease," said Ross Chun, Founder and CEO of Eco-Stride. "This year, we're walking for my sister-in-law Teresa, and we're working to keep plastics out of the environment by refilling water bottles for everyone who participates."

About Aliso Viejo Community Association:

Aliso Viejo Community Association (AVCA) is a non-profit public benefit corporation organized for the purposes of maintaining and preserving certain improvements and open spaces of the master planned community in the cities of Aliso Viejo and Laguna Hills. The association has been a client of Professional Community Management of California, Inc. for almost 30 years. AVCA consists of separate delegate districts with commercial unit owners, single family, multifamily and apartment unit owners. Incorporated in 1982, the association is in the final stages of development. Presently there are 14,562 residential units, 4,682 apartment units and 235 commercial units consisting of approximately 48,000 residents. The association is also responsible for the maintenance of 21 parks and maintains most of the down slopes adjacent the major streets and thoroughfares within the community. http://www.avca.net/.

About Professional Community Management of California, Inc.:

Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM), an Associa company, specializes in the management of Common Interest Developments of homeowner associations for family oriented master-planned developments, resort-style master-planned communities, active-adult master-planned communities, condominium associations and boutique communities throughout Southern California and Southern Nevada.

With headquarters in Lake Forest, Calif., PCM and its companies employ a staff of more than 1,500 people. PCM has offices in serving all of Southern California and Southern Nevada and is recognized by the Multi Housing Council as one of the county's largest managers of common interest developments. Management services by PCM are backed by state-of-the art Internet technology and comprehensive financial and management systems. For additional information, please contact PCM at 800.369.7260 or at http://www.pcminternet.com/.

About Associa:

Building successful communities for more than 30 years, Associa is North America's largest community association management firm and serves its clients with local knowledge, national resources and comprehensive expertise. Based in Dallas, Associa and its 8,000 employees operate more than 150 branch offices in the United States, Mexico and Canada. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com and www.associacares.com. Find us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/associa), follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/associa), LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/company/33264) and Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/associa/), and watch us on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/associamarketing).

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Story Title: Aliso Viejo Community Association and PCM Teams Up for Relay for Life
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Corporate Social Responsibility - CSR, Real Estate

PCM Field Services and Lake Forest Community Association to Help Family in Need

Author: Professional Community Management of California, Inc.
Dateline: Lake Forest, California (LAKE FOREST, Calif.)  | Tue, 17 Jul 2012

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) announced today that its Field Services Division will assist the Lake Forest Community Association's Community Spirit Team to conduct free home repairs for a family that has experienced tragedy and is in need of help to stay in compliance with HOA rules.”



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Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) announced today that its Field Services Division will assist the Lake Forest Community Association's Community Spirit Team to conduct free home repairs for a family that has experienced tragedy and is in need of help to stay in compliance with HOA rules. On Friday, July 20, they will begin work on the home of Luann Johnson, a resident of Lake Forest who lives with her son, Colin, 23 and daughter, Taylor, 20.

For this homeowner trouble came in "threes." First came the devastating loss of her 25-year old son; a huge eucalyptus tree then crashed through her backyard fence; and third, Riley, her three year-old granddaughter was diagnosed with a rare form of melanoma. After dealing with all the end-of life costs for her son, and trying to arrange for health care for her granddaughter, Johnson was financially and emotionally unable to handle home repairs that put her in noncompliance with the association rules.

"When I spoke with Luann, her son's funeral expenses and her granddaughter's uninsured medical care had depleted her savings," said Kim Back, Community Relations Manager at Lake Forest Community Association. "Even though she was a proud, self-sufficient woman, she needed the good news that her neighbors and community management company were ready to step in, so she does not feel so alone on this journey."

As a private care nurse, Johnson visits patients throughout Orange County and Los Angeles. She has been a Lake Forest resident since 2001, where she raised her three children.

"It's ironic that the Lake Forest Community Spirit Team is now coming into my home and completing much needed repairs," she said. "My family and I are overwhelmed with gratitude. My son, Colin said to me, 'Mom, this is the kind of thing you see happen to other people on TV!'"

The Lake Forest Community Association's Community Spirit Team was formed in April 2012 to assist homeowners who received home repair correction notices from the Hearing Committee. Each case is determined by financial hardship and in June, the team completed their first project at the home of Patrice Munday.

"PCM takes such pride in the dedication and initiative taken by the Lake Forest Community Association and the on-site management team," said Donny Disbro, chief executive officer of PCM. "Each home owner is a member of the PCM family and we're here to take care of individuals like Luann who has had more than her share of tragedy."

The team has secured generous donations and sponsorships from the association board of directors, PCM Field Services, Home Depot Lake Forest, Park West Landscape, Waste Management, Behr Paints, Saddleback Signs, Cannata Construction, Drymaster Restoration, McGervey Painting, First Class Windows and the Lake Forest Garden Club.

Johnson gets emotional when she thinks of the Community Spirit Team preparing to start work on her home.

"My late son was the one who would come over and fix things," she said. "I know he's watching over me and smiling."

To contact the Lake Forest Community Spirit Team or contribute to the fund, please contact Kim Back, Community Relations Manager at 949-837-6100, or kback@pcminternet.com.

For more information about PCM Field Services and to learn how they can assist a homeowners association, please contact Sue Evans, Director of Management Services at 800-369-7260.

About Professional Community Management of California, Inc.:

Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM), an Associa company, specializes in the management of Common Interest Developments of homeowner associations for family oriented master-planned developments, resort-style master-planned communities, active-adult master-planned communities, condominium associations and boutique communities throughout Southern California and Southern Nevada.

With headquarters in Lake Forest, Calif., PCM and its companies employ a staff of more than 1,500 people. PCM has offices in serving all of Southern California and Southern Nevada and is recognized by the Multi Housing Council as one of the county's largest managers of common interest developments. Management services by PCM are backed by state-of-the art Internet technology and comprehensive financial and management systems. For additional information, please contact PCM at 800.369.7260 or at http://www.pcminternet.com/ .

About Associa:

Building successful communities for more than 30 years, Associa is North America's largest community association management firm and serves its clients with local knowledge, national resources and comprehensive expertise. Based in Dallas, Associa and its 8,000 employees operate more than 150 branch offices in the United States, Mexico and Canada. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com and www.associacares.com. Find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.

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Real Estate, Reports and Studies

There is More Than Just One Way to Look at the U.S. Housing Market

Author: IMS Incorporated
Dateline: Ontario, Canada (TORONTO, Ontario)  | Wed, 11 Jul 2012

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “'The doom and gloom media accounts regarding residential real estate ignore positive, healthy activity in thousand of cities and towns cities across America,' says Leon d'Ancona, President of IMS Incorporated, the leading provider of real estate market intelligence to brokers and agents throughout North America.”



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"The doom and gloom media accounts regarding residential real estate ignore positive, healthy activity in thousand of cities and towns cities across America," says Leon d'Ancona, President of IMS Incorporated, the leading provider of real estate market intelligence to brokers and agents throughout North America.

There is no doubt that the U.S. real estate market has taken a huge hit and many homeowners are feeling the pain of loosing their homes. Fact is, with home prices decimated, in many areas it will take seventeen years or more to return to purchase price even at the unlikely event of a 2 percent increase each and every year. See: http://www.realestatestatistics.com/underwater.php .

However, there is positive market activity as well, and all too often it does not get heard. Furthermore, Mr. d'Ancona states that the problem with glass-is-half-empty viewpoints is that they have an undue psychological impact on markets that is not borne out by all the facts. "We know, because it's our business to know, that there are hundreds of cities and thousands of neighborhoods in the United States right now where the market is actually very healthy!"

In order to focus a spotlight on the overall effect of this phenomenon, d'Ancona published a REality price index directed at the real estate community: http://www.restats.com/ .

This month's REality Index shows that since January 2012, homes in the U.S. are selling well-faster and at higher prices. d'Ancona created his Index on the premise that the real estate axiom "Location, Location, Location" applies to statistics as well.

Most real estate statistical reports pinpoint the large cities and omit the many smaller towns and villages that comprise a huge proportion of sales. The REality Index is based on a vast array of over 7,000 cities and towns and provides a much more accurate and therefore more promising analysis of the overall real estate market.

"I believe people will be encouraged to see that resale homes are doing better and the housing a crisis is likely beginning to ease. To paraphrase Winston Churchill "Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."

d'Ancona, who has been providing market intelligence to brokers and agents throughout the United States and Canada for more than 25 years, will update the REality Index once a month to focus on the many bright spots in the real estate industry. "As a result real estate professionals will now be able to guide their clients beyond the gloom and doom by providing the facts which are much more encouraging," says d'Ancona.

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Awards and Honors, Real Estate

Professional Community Management of California, Inc. Receives Seven Vision Award Nominations for Excellence in Community Management

Author: Professional Community Management of California, Inc.
Dateline: Lake Forest, California (LAKE FOREST, Calif.)  | Thu, 05 Jul 2012

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) today announced that seven of its employees received Vision Award nominations from the California Association of Community Managers (CACM).”



A R T I C L E:

Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM) today announced that seven of its employees received Vision Award nominations from the California Association of Community Managers (CACM). Each nominee was recognized for exemplifying a high standard of service to meet residents' needs, reduce costs to the community and conserve resources.

"We strive to go above and beyond the call of duty to anticipate and meet the needs of residents, save budget and reduce environmental impact," said Donny Disbro, Chief Executive Officer of PCM. "Helping our residents love where they live is our highest priority, and we are happy to see our staff recognized for this work."

PCM employees were nominated for the creation of innovate programs to improve safety, communications, water savings and energy reduction. An example of this work is a computerized, weather-based irrigation control system, installed by a PCM nominee, which garnered several hundreds of thousands of dollars in rebates and savings.

The nominees include Donny Disbro, CEO of PCM; Jerry Storage, General Manager of Laguna Woods Village; Judie Zoerhof, Towers Director at Laguna Woods Village; Wendy Bucknum, Governmental and Public Affairs Manager at Laguna Woods Village; Kurt Rahn, Landscape and Recreation Director at Laguna Woods Village; Kim Back, Community Relations Manager at Lake Forest Community Association; and Becky Groenewold, General Manager at Ocean Hills Country Club.

"We are honored to see our staff recognized for their exemplary work in making our communities a better place to live," added Disbro. "We have some of the most talented managers in the industry and each year they excel in tackling challenges in all shapes and sizes."

The Vision Awards is scheduled to be given at the CACM's 21st Annual Statewide Expo and Conference from July 26-27, 2012. The conference will bring together more than 1,200 community management professionals from around the state for two days of learning, networking and inspiration. The award illustrates the highest standards in community association management. This year, the Vision Awards celebrates 21 years.

About Professional Community Management of California, Inc.:

Professional Community Management of California, Inc. (PCM), an Associa company, specializes in the management of Common Interest Developments of homeowner associations for family oriented master-planned developments, resort-style master-planned communities, active-adult master-planned communities, condominium associations and boutique communities throughout Southern California and Southern Nevada.

With headquarters in Lake Forest, Calif., PCM and its companies employ a staff of more than 1,500 people. PCM has offices in serving all of Southern California and Southern Nevada and is recognized by the Multi Housing Council as one of the country's largest managers of common interest developments. Management services by PCM are backed by state-of-the-art Internet technology and comprehensive financial and management systems. For additional information, please contact PCM at 800.369.7260 or at http://www.pcminternet.com.

About Associa:

Building successful communities for more than 30 years, Associa is North America's largest community association management firm and serves its clients with local knowledge, national resources and comprehensive expertise. Based in Dallas, Associa and its 8,000 employees operate more than 150 branch offices in the United States, Mexico and Canada. To learn more about Associa and its charitable organization, Associa Cares, go to www.associaonline.com and www.associacares.com.

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