Archive for 2015

January 2016 Newsletter

A Brand New Year Ahead! Ready or not, 2016 is upon us!  In preparing this article, several thoughts came to mind about the “new” year.  First, we all have the opportunity to make “our” new year different than the last one.  Not with New Year’s resolutions that are too easily made and  too quickly broken, […]

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December 2015 Newsletter

“All I Want for Christmas…” In 1944, Don Gardner wrote a little song that expressed the simple desire for “two front teeth” for Christmas.  America was involved in the second World War at that time and perhaps the desire for simpler, happier times was part of the inspiration for the song.  Now, 71 years later, […]

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November 2015 Newsletter

A History of Being Thankful Thanksgiving was first celebrated in America by the Pilgrims who  landed in Cape Cod, Massachusetts on November 11, 1620.  There, Governor William Bradford and the other leaders on the Mayflower signed the Mayflower Compact before ever setting foot on dry land.  This was the first great constitutional document of America […]

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October 2015 Newsletter

“Reasonable” Community Standards Reasonable: an adjective meaning – 1) not extreme or excessive, 2) being in accordance with reason.  So why the grammar lesson you may ask?  Simply because as we try to wrap up our inspection chores this year, it’s good to remember that no one has been asked to do work around their […]

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September 2015 Newsletter

Johanna Woods Office Expansion You have probably noticed all of the construction activity going on around the community office.  We are in the process of adding additional office space as a result of the corporate decision to move the home office out of state.  Johanna Woods is a privately owned business and part of a […]

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August 2015 Newsletter

Home and Community Improvements – They Go Together! Hopefully, by the time you receive this newsletter, the work to replace the privacy fence along the west side of our property will have begun.  This has been delayed a couple of times due to the rain, but should be in the works now, or very close.  […]

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July 2015 Newsletter

Happy Birthday U.S.A! It’s Independence Day! 239 years ago the United States declared our independence from British rule and became a sovereign nation.  And in the course of our nation’s relatively short history, America has become the most blessed and prosperous nation in the world.  The blessings of liberty that we enjoy today were costly […]

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June 2015 Newsletter

Johanna Woods Myth-Busters Over the years there have been several recurring statements made by residents, that sound good, but are simply not true.  So, taking them one by one over the course of the next few newsletters, we would like to dispel these “myths”.  1) “I own my home, so I can allow anyone I […]

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April 2015 Newsletter

Manufactured Housing 301: Home Value Last, but certainly not least, in our informational series on manufactured homes is the subject of value.  This is an area where lots of confusion exists, and often leads to homes being under-valued.  It is true there is an NADA book for manufactured homes, but the value obtained there by […]

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March 2015 Newsletter

Manufactured Housing 201:  Insurance Basics Each of us, as homeowners, are required to carry insurance coverage on our homes.  Do you fully understand the coverage you have?  There are basically two kinds of policies: 1) Replacement Cost Value Coverage, or 2) Actual Cash Value Coverage.  A simple way to look at the differences between the […]

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February 2015 Newsletter

Manufactured Housing 101: Tax Basics The next few newsletters will cover some basic topics that affect everyone who owns a manufactured home.  Since many of us are thinking about taxes right now, it seemed this subject would be a good starting point.  Manufactured homes are listed as personal property on the tax rolls in the […]

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