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Crime Prevention Update from Kent Police

Here are few tips from Kent Police about common crimes they are seeing in the Kent area. Thank you to the City of Kent and Kent Police for this info: Save Your Honda  This last week we saw another upswing in the trend of stolen Hondas, especially overnight. Vehicle thieves and prowlers look for any opportunity; don't give ...

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Board Training Seminar: Mock Board Meeting

Our first Board Training Seminar of the year was a great success!! The topic of our training seminar was “Conducting a Successful Board Meeting”.  We had David Batchelder, owner of David’s Roof Service, sponsor our meeting. He graciously provided sandwich fixings, potato salad, macaroni salad and beverages. &nbs...

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Team Cookie - Big Climb 2012

On March 25th, three members of the Bell-Anderson staff will be climbing the 1,311 steps of the Columbia Tower, the tallest skyscraper in downtown Seattle, to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Condo AP Bookkeeper Jen Corp and Residential Property Managers Dawn Hardley and Kasey Medina are part of a 18-person team climbing in lo...

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Why Renters Rule U.S. Housing Market

Check out this article re-posted from Bloomburg about some factors affecting the rental housing market. Written by A. Gary Shilling. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-22/why-renters-rule-u-s-housing-market-part-1-a-gary-shilling.html "...It also means the addition of 3.9 million new renters, or 780,000 per year. This doesn&r...

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Redneck Potluck

When the idea of a redneck potluck was first raised at Bell-Anderson, it was met with a few nervous chuckles and a "really?" stare from Vickie, the Broker. It soon proved to be one of the most hilarious potlucks on the books. Thank you Vickie for being gracious enough to let us transform your conference room into the back woods. For more ...

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Does your condominium meet FHA standards for loan approval?

By: Peter Squier -  peter@texascondoapprovals.com www.texascondoapprovals.com The following is an overview of the most pertinent conditions FHA requires for condo approvals. Many of these requirements are similar for FNMA and the VA condo approvals. Some of these criteria may vary based on condo type.  Insurance Requi...

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Holiday Home Safety Tips

The winter holidays are a time for celebration, and that means more cooking, home decorating, entertaining, and an increased risk of fire and accidents. The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors recommends that you follow these guidelines to help make your holiday season safer and more enjoyable.       &nb...

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Bell-Anderson Earns CRMC® Designation

Continuing the chain of exciting announcements...Bell-Anderson & Associates LLC, AMO can now add another set of initials...CRMC®! Short for Certified Residential Management Company, this designation is awarded by the National Association of Residential Property Managers to management firms that demonstrate a high standard in both ...


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