Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Association Management Concepts, Inc. collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the http://assocmc.com website (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Association Management Concepts, Inc.

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about User’s means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

Association Management Concepts may collect and use User’s personal information for the following purposes:

To improve customer service – Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
To improve our Site – We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature – To send User’s information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
To send periodic emails – We may use the email address to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent User’s personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

Association Management Concepts, Inc. has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:
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AMC, Inc.
1401 El Camino Avenue, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 565-8080

This document was last updated on July 23, 2013.

As you find yourself scouring the web for your first home, you may have noticed that HOAs are growing more and more common in the housing market every year. If you are not particularly familiar with Homeowners Associations, you might perform a quick search only to find a list of “most common” search terms on Google. Common searches like “Why is an HOA bad?” or “Can you refuse to sign an HOA?” 

Despite the nefarious implications that come with these more common inquiries, the fact of the matter is that HOAs were specifically created to protect the monetary value of your investment. When residential neighborhoods fall into disrepair, your home will begin to lose its value even if the deteriorating property in question belongs to someone else. It would truly be a shame for your home to lose its resale value, especially after having spent years working, saving, and building your credit so you can begin the process of buying a new home in the first place. 

We want to do everything in our power to protect your investments. We remember how intimidating it can be to research such topics on your own, especially when you’ve already done so much work to save and build and grow your net worth as a homeowner.

You Are an Active Member of the HOA Community

What exactly does it mean to be an “active member” of your local HOA? Surely if you purchase a property of your own, that means you can go about your business and never talk to your neighbors, right? 

As it happens, that is not how things work. 

If you choose to live in a community run and managed by a Homeowners Association, you are legally required to uphold the standards you agreed to by joining that community. Your neighbors are encouraged to watch out for each other, which includes reporting any deviant or suspicious activity that occurs within the neighborhood. In addition to the ever-popular Neighborhood Watch, you will also have the option of volunteering to assist your HOA’s Board of Directors, or you may opt to run for the Board yourself someday. 

However, not everyone wants to play an active role in the well-being of the neighborhood they callhome.” Some prefer not to be bothered by their neighbors, and that is perfectly fine. But, if you are interested in living in a visibly safe, clean, and close-knit community, an HOA might be precisely what you are looking for.

State Your Expectations

We get it. The clock is ticking, and you want to place a bid on that dream home before anyone else can come and claim it. When you make an offer, please be sure to state your expectations clearly. Do not assume you are on the same page with your realtor. 

If you have not had a chance to read the community guidelines for the property in question, we highly recommend that you get it in writing. This is the best way to protect your investments, and you can do this when you submit your bid by stating that you “have not yet reviewed all of the HOA rules, and that you require a full copy of the CC&R to be delivered within 48 hours.” This alone will save you so much heartache if your bid is accepted and you need time to review the details in full before officially closing the deal.

Every HOA Community is Different

This often goes without saying, but you would be surprised at how often this is overlooked in the homebuying process. Even if you have previously lived in an HOA community, we implore you to remember that the rules may be different in every community. 

Ask your real estate agent for a full copy of the legal documents associated with the property, also known as CC&Rs, which is a fancy acronym for Covenants, Conditions, & Restrictions. The home itself will, of course, be yours to call home - but try to think of it as “yours*” with a huge emphasis on the asterisk. The asterisk, in this case, represents the rules and community guidelines of the HOA.

Read Those CC&Rs

Say your spouse wants to paint the front door bright red. Do the CC&Rs clearly state that this color will be permitted in the community? Perhaps you want to install a basketball hoop above the garage? Add a pool? Maybe even rip out the front lawn and turn it into an edible garden! Well, this is where we remind you that most HOAs do not permit external alterations of neighborhood property. If you wish to get approval for such things, you must get written approval from your HOA’s Board of Directors. 

Though this may sound a tad excessive, we advise you to think of it like this: It is the HOA’s responsibility to protect the value of their members’ investments by checking in to make sure that everyone is abiding by the rules they consented to when they joined the HOA in the first place. When your neighbor allows their home to fall into disrepair, it will inevitably cause the monetary value of the neighborhood to drop. Even if you took immaculate care of your home from the start, your investment would still suffer, and there would be nothing you could do to fix this. 

HOAs were created to protect the investments of the community as a whole, and as such, you will sometimes find reminders in your inbox if maintenance may be required. It is your responsibility, as the homeowner, to follow up on these reminders as well.

Review Rental Restrictions

Consider how long you will want to live in this house. Are you looking for your dream home? Hoping to sublet one of the rooms? Well, before you close the deal with your realtor, we advise you yet again to read your chosen property’s CC&Rs in full to ensure that the HOA fully aligns with the hopes you have for the future at that community.

Many HOAs do not allow subletters and third-party rentals. There are many more that specifically prohibit certain breeds of dog, number of residents, volume after dark - and it can be different in every community. It is your responsibility as the homeowner to abide by these rules, and to correct any violations if they are reported to the HOA. 

One example would be a request from the HOA to repaint your house within 30 days. If you were to find this reminder in your inbox, do not run down to Lowe’s in the hopes of picking up a can of paint that looks “close enough” to the color of your home. Do not assume anything. Instead, send a sample to the HOA for approval so they will know that you care enough to check in with your community before taking action. Doing this will help you to build a rapport with your fellow members, while preventing your home from being heavily fined for violating the rules you agreed to when you joined the HOA community. 

We seriously cannot express to you enough the importance of reading and understanding all of the CC&Rs before joining an HOA. Do not overlook this step.

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We are conceived with one paramount idea in mind: to create and develop an association management firm which would consistently deliver premium quality services to homeowners associations throughout northern California.

Mr. Brad Higgins, AMC President

Talk to us or request a proposal today.

1401 El Camino Ave, Suite 200
Sacramento, California 95815

AMC also has strong relationship with one of the most professional residential property management companies in the Sacramento area, M&M Properties. They also have a property manager located in the area of the property.