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Beacon Management Services Topic of the Day: Does Your Condo Building Meet the New Fannie Mae Insurance Guidelines?

By |2018-12-19T17:04:25+00:00April 27th, 2012|Atlanta Apartments, Atlanta High Rise Condos, Atlanta Housing Sales, Atlanta MultiFamily, Atlanta Property Management, Atlanta Real Estate, Beacon Management Services, Condominium News|

On December 28, 2011, Fannie Mae issued new insurance requirements on the condos securing the mortgages it will purchase. Here we give you a feel for the rules and discuss whether it's smart for your HOA to speak to an insurance broker to determine if your master insurance policy meets Fannie Mae's requirements. Why Should [...]

Beacon Management Services Topic of the Day: FHA Financing Available for Condos ONLY if Entire Building Qualifies

By |2019-03-25T10:50:13+00:00April 23rd, 2012|Atlanta Apartments, Atlanta Association Management, Atlanta Community Association Management, Atlanta Condominium Management, Atlanta Homeowner Association Management News, Atlanta Housing Market, Atlanta Property Management, Atlanta Real Estate, Beacon Management Services|

Condo associations are still struggling to meet Federal Housing Administration certification requirements for mortgages insured by the federal agency. Here's the latest FHA condo certification news. Can Your Condos Meet FHA Rules? The FHA guarantees home loans offered through conventional lenders. FHA loans allow homebuyers to use a smaller down payment and sometimes to have [...]

Beacon Management Services Topic of the Day: Is Buckhead Leading the Atlanta Housing Market Recovery?

By |2018-12-19T17:02:25+00:00March 27th, 2012|Atlanta Apartments, Atlanta Association Management, Atlanta Community Association Management, Atlanta Condominium Management, Atlanta High Rise Condos, Atlanta Homeowner Association Management News, Atlanta Housing Rebound, Atlanta Property Management, Atlanta Property Management News and Tips, Atlanta Real Estate News, Beacon Management Services, Commercial Property, Condominium Construction Defects|

Atlanta's housing market is showing positive signs of recovery in several of the city's toniest neighborhoods.  Home sales in the $1 million to $2.5 million and higher price range have seen a jump in activity.  The Buckhead market, Atlanta's version of Beverly Hills,  was one of the last markets to feel the effects of the recent economic [...]

Beacon Management Services Topic of the Day: $15 Billion of Atlanta Real Estate Sold in 2011

By |2018-12-19T17:00:25+00:00March 11th, 2012|Atlanta Apartments, Atlanta Association Management, Atlanta Community Association Management, Atlanta Condominium Management, Atlanta High Rise Condos, Atlanta Homeowner Association Management News, Atlanta Property Management, Atlanta Property Management News and Tips, Atlanta Real Estate, Beacon Management Services|

The Atlanta Business Chronicle reported the top residential real estate realtors and companies for 2011. Combined, the top ten real estate organizations sold 87,790 homes and condominiums, representing approximately $15 billion in gross residential sales. Atlanta's Top 10 Real Estate Organizations Ranked by Sales Volume: 1.) Keller Williams Realty, Southeast Region - $3.8 billion 2.) [...]

Beacon Management Services Topic of the Day: Really? Atlanta on the Same Par as Detroit?

By |2018-12-19T16:58:30+00:00February 12th, 2012|Atlanta Association Management, Atlanta Community Association Management, Atlanta Condominium Management, Atlanta Homeowner Association Management News, Atlanta Housing Market, Atlanta Housing Rebound, Atlanta Property Management, Atlanta Property Management News and Tips, Atlanta Real Estate, Atlanta Real Estate News, Beacon Management Services, Condominium News|

Atlanta certainly has taken a beating in the local and national media over the past week.  The latest Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Home Price Index report was released, ranking Atlanta second only to Detroit, with a price index of 88.93, down from a high of 136.47 in mid-2007. This represents the fourth straight month of [...]

Beacon Management Services Topic of the Day: Is Atlanta’s Largest Condo Going Rental?

By |2018-12-19T15:40:26+00:00February 2nd, 2012|Atlanta Apartments, Atlanta Condominium Management, Atlanta Condominiums, Atlanta High Rise Condos, Atlanta Property Management, Atlanta Property Management News and Tips, Atlanta Real Estate, Atlanta Real Estate News, Beacon Management Services, Condominium Construction Defects, Condominium News|

An affiliate of a Miami real estate company has reached an agreement to purchase the remaining unsold condos in Midtown’s 401-unit The Atlantic tower, according to sources familiar with the transaction. Crescent Heights is the buyer, according to sources. It’s unclear whether Crescent Heights will try to sell the remaining Atlantic units or convert them [...]

Beacon Management Services Topic of the Day: Why Corporate Culture Eats Strategy’s Lunch

By |2019-03-25T10:50:13+00:00January 25th, 2012|Atlanta Association Management, Atlanta Community Association Management, Atlanta Condominium Management, Atlanta Condominiums, Atlanta High Rise Condos, Atlanta Homeowner Association Management News, Atlanta Housing Market, Commercial Property, Condominium Construction Defects, Customer Reviews, Masterplanned Communities|

Get on a Southwest flight to anywhere, buy shoes from Zappos.com, pants from Nordstrom, groceries from Whole Foods, anything from Costco, a Starbucks espresso, or a Double-Double from In N' Out, and you'll get a taste of these brands’ vibrant cultures.  Culture is a balanced blend of human psychology, attitudes, actions, and beliefs that combined [...]

Beacon Management Services Topic of the Day: How Can We Save Money on Landscaping

By |2018-12-19T15:36:24+00:00January 19th, 2012|Atlanta Association Management, Atlanta Community Association Management, Atlanta Condominium Management, Atlanta Property Management, Beacon Management Services|

Landscaping Costs.....we provide three tips to help you reduce your landscaping costs. 1.  Do a request for proposal (RFP) from landscapers. "Our greatest savings came from creating a four-page request for proposal for lawn care and debris removal," says Patrick Hohman, a 23-year HOA president at the 40-unit Seneca Park Condominium Association in Louisville, Ky. "It [...]

Beacon Management Services Topic of the Day: Should You Appoint or Wait for an Election?

By |2019-03-25T10:50:14+00:00January 18th, 2012|Atlanta Homeowner Association Management News, Atlanta Housing Market, Atlanta Housing Rebound, Atlanta Housing Sales, Condominium Construction Defects, Condominium News, Customer Reviews|

How should you fill a vacant seat on your homeowners association board of directors without creating headaches within your HOA. "First, look to your governing documents and state statutes to see if there's anything about how to handle an appointment procedurally," says Donna DiMaggio Berger, managing partner at Katzman Garfinkel & Berger in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., [...]

Beacon Management Services Topic of the Day: Violence in a Community….Can You Stop it?

By |2019-03-25T10:50:15+00:00January 17th, 2012|Atlanta Association Management, Atlanta Community Association Management, Atlanta Property Management News and Tips, Atlanta Real Estate, Atlanta Real Estate News, Beacon Management Services|

Watching the news seems to indicate that there is more violence, robberies and theft on the upswing.   It's a reality we need to take seriously. "I learned from hard and tragic experience in the last couple of years in Florida," says the former lieutenant from the Broward County Sherriff's Department and current vice president of learning [...]

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