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  • DCCOA Password Protects its Website

    The Communications Committee has been very busy finalizing the changes to the Deercreek Country Club Owners Association website in preparation of password protecting important information. As communicated in the May and July Newsletters, we identified all the tabs and links that needed to be updated, eliminated, or moved to ensure that our information is as out of sight from hackers and scammers as possible. We have also made some minor changes to update the look and feel of our website.

    On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, by 12:00 pm, residents will be required to enter a specific assigned DCCOA Email and Password to access certain DCCOA related information. PLEASE NOTE: You cannot use your personal email OR your Dwelling Live password; all residents will use the same Email and Password.

    To sign in to the websiteClick on the LOGIN tab to the far right of the top menu bar.


    What is the DCCOA assigned LOG IN email? 

    • Please refer to the August Newsletter or send an email to info@deercreek.com and it will be emailed to you. 

    What is the DCCOA assigned LOG IN Password?

    • Please refer to the August Newsletter or send an email to info@deercreek.com and the it will be emailed to you.

     

    What happens when I click on the tabs on the menu bar without logging in? 

    The pop-up LOGIN screen will appear and you will be required to enter the assigned DCCOA Email address and Password. 


    What happens if I cannot remember the DCCOA assigned Email and/or Password?

    Click on Forgot Password? and you will see a DCCOA Password pop-up. Enter the required information and hit Submit. SEE SCREEN SHOT BELOW.

    A Communications team member will respond to your request ASAP. Because we are all using the same Email and Password, calling or texting a friend or neighbor may be a bit faster.

    What changes have been made to support password protecting our information?

    • On the Home page, the tabs have been rearranged to cluster the password protected tabs and all links to HOA information have been removed.
    • Added a LOGIN tab on the far right of the menu tab where Members will enter the assigned Email and Password required to access protected information.
    • Articles posted on the Home page will now consist mostly of non-sensitive HOA related items; all Social/Club information will be retained exclusively on each Club’s specific page located under the Social Tab.

    What will the password not do?

    Allow you access to the Dwelling Live Application – Members will still need to enter their user specific password to manage your Dwelling Live information. Only the DCCOA assigned Password will allow you access to all the protected website tabs and links.

    Why can’t we have one password for both? 

    Our website is a very simple design at a relatively low cost and does not support self-directed login capabilities. Technology has changed drastically since our website was introduced and, in the future, if we are able to find a host with a more robust structure and offerings at an affordable price, we might consider a change. Much work would need to be done before we can make that determination.

    What information requires a Password? 

    All links under the DCCOA Tab

    • Board of Directors
    • Committee Information
    • Access Control
    • ARB, including all related documents
    • Covenant Enforcement
    • Common Property
    • Communications
    • Finance
    • Road Paving
    • Quarterly Assessment
    • Budget Info
    • News (a new tab designated for HOA related information)

    All links under the DCCOA Info Tab 

    • Resident Referrals
    • Resident Services
    • Newsletters
    • Directory Updates
    • Whom Do I Call?
    • Street Map

    Calendar Tab

    • Provides dates for BOD and committee meetings and, with a click, takes you directly to the associated page.

    What information will remain public?

    Deercreek Living Newsletter Article Deadlines

    Bargain Avenue

    Hospice Donations/Pickup

    All links under the DCCOA Documents Tab

    • By Laws
    • Amendment to Bylaws
    • DCCOA Covenant
    • Covenant Amendments
    • DCCOA Board and Committee Policies and Procedures
    • DCCOA Rule and Regulations
    • Abuse/Harassment Policy
    • Quarterly Assessment
    • ARB Documents
    • Application Form/Fees
    • Policies
    • Pre-Approved Designs
    • Submission Requirements
    • Violation Process: Hours
    • Request for Final Inspection
    • Charter

    All links under the Social Tab

    • Deercreek Country Club
    • Home and Garden Club
    • Literary Circle
    • Women’s Alliance

    All links under the General Tab

    • CPAC
    • Bargain Avenue
    • Hurricane Preparedness
    • Local Government
    • Traffic Alerts

    These changes should, hopefully, make it a little more challenging for ill intended hackers and scammers to utilize our personal phone and email information. We believe the inconvenience of entering a few pieces of information to protect that and other HOA related information is worth the effort.

    Please contact Stannye Baringer should you have any questions related to these changes.

  • Password Protection Coming Soon

    In the next 30 days or so final changes will be made to the Deercreek Country Club Owners Association website to better protect Board, Committee members, resident and HOA financial related information from aggressive hackers and scammers. As mentioned in the May Deercreek Living Newsletter, certain tabs will only be visible by inputting a password; there will be one password used by everyone in the community to access these tabs.

    What will be password protected? 

    • Board member contact information
    • Committee member contact information
    • Approved Board of Director Meeting minutes
    • Resident Services information
    • Resident Referral information

    What will remain public? 

    • DCCOA Documents that include Board and Committee Policies and Procedures, Bylaws, and Covenants and Rules and Regulations
    • ARB Policy and Guideline information
    • Social tabs

    Look for an email blast with the password and the implementation date!

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    Road Paving Project Update June 20, 2018

    The road paving project represents one of the most complicated projects Deercreek has tackled and is most certainly the biggest expenditure in our community’s history. As a reminder, the project requires paving 11.2 miles of road with 34 cul de sacs at a cost of approximately $2 million dollars. The ad hoc Road Paving Committee is comprised of a team of very knowledgeable and experienced residents, led by Danny Becton, and who have volunteered their valuable time to this project. Working together and with a smattering of industry subject matter experts, this group created extraordinary detailed specifications to ensure a high quality end product with minimal interruption to residents.

    As communicated in the March 24, 2018 email, the committee has been meeting regularly preparing and finalizing the very detailed Request for Proposal (RFP) as well as to ascertain which reputable local companies were to receive the RFP. A total of five (5) were actually chosen to bid and the results of those RFPs have been received, organized and compiled so a clear comparison could be made. Out of the five RFP’s, the committee narrowed it down to two companies. Face to face meetings have been scheduled with each company over the next two weeks.

    Subsequent to these meetings, the final numbers and information will be analyzed and discussed one last time; the Committee will make a final recommendation and present to the Board for a vote at the July meeting. Once the Board approves the selected company, the project start date will be established; an August or, at the latest, September timeframe is likely.

    The RFP for Phase 1 calls for the entire loop of our community to be repaved with the artery streets (excluding Edgewater) following over the course of one to three years in separate phases. During implementation, traffic flow will need to be altered but should have a minimal impact given how quickly asphalt dries. All information related to the timing and traffic flow will be communicated to residents in advance of the actual paving.

    Please stay tuned for more information on this important project. In the interim, contact Danny Becton or any of the other committee members if you have any questions.

  • Real Estate News

    by B. J. Weyer

    Happy 4th of July!  It’s a great time to celebrate summer.  What will you do?  Head to the beach or the mountains?  If so, have you considered the purchase of an investment property or 2nd home?  What’s the difference? It depends on your purpose and how much you plan on occupying the home during the year. The determination of an investment property vs a second home can also have an impact on interest rates if you finance the purchase, as well as the cost of homeowners’ insurance.  I’m no expert in mortgages, insurance or taxes; however, there are plenty of lenders, agents and accountants who can provide the expert advice you need before you make the purchase.  Once you know what fits your situation best, I am the expert in real estate.

    According to the 5/29/18 NEFMLS, 14 homes are currently for sale in Deercreek.  Priced from $349,900 to $899,900, they range in size from 1898 to 5741 sq ft.  The List price averages $156.52 per square ft.  These homes have been on the market on average 115 days, down from 148 days.

    The last 3 months have seen 9 homes sold & closed ranging from $299,000 to $625,000.  Extensive repairs were required on the home selling for $299,000. The average selling price was $459,200.  The average price per sq ft was $147.54. The homes sold between 93 and 99% of the list price, and they were on the market an average of 84 days. Eight homes are currently under contract, with list prices from $400,000 (8237 Bay Tree) to $740,000 (8263 Ashworth).

    Enjoy the longer days of summer!  Find a way to beat the heat!  Barring anything unexpected, July will continue to bring new homes on the market and homes sold; maintaining an inventory around 15 homes on the market in Deercreek at any one time.


  • Real Estate News

    June marks one year from the end of all of my treatments for breast cancer. Over the last 12 months I’ve been able to return to my active life on the tennis courts and golf course, plus sell a lot of real estate. The last 12 months in real estate have been active in Deercreek, as well.

    Over the last 3 months, 10 homes sold & closed ranging from $360,000 to $675,000. The average selling price was $503,850. The average price per sq ft was $146.97. Eight homes are under contract ranging in size from 1904 sq ft to 3662 sq ft, and, with list prices from $319,900 (7809 Heather Lake Ct) to $625,000 (10061 Lakes End Ct). These homes in Deercreek sold on average at 98% of the list price. Friends and neighbors often ask if homes are selling here. The answer is yes, the number of homes generally does not fluctuate much; yet, individual homes continuously come on the market and sell.

    According to the 5/1/18 NEFMLS, 14 homes are for sale in Deercreek. Priced from $349,900 to $899,900 (new construction on McLaurin), they range in size from 1898 to 5741 sq ft. The List price averages $153.39 per square ft. These homes have been on the market on average 110 days, down from 148 days. As summer continues, I expect the average days on market to decrease.

    The temperatures will rise this summer, and we will probably see home prices rise slightly, as well. Word of caution, listing at a high price does not always bring the high price. You must first have a buyer willing to pay the high price; have a clean inspection; and then, have an appraiser appraise at the high price. Here’s to a healthy summer. Enjoy the longer days, the warm temperatures and the strong real estate market!

  • Fire Safety Tips

    Because of the tragic fire the Taylor family faced recently, we thought it prudent to share some very important fire safety tips obtained from local fire department experts. Please take time to review these each of the items and share them with your family. Any one of these could very well be lifesaving!

    Install and Maintain Smoke Alarms: A working smoke alarm can double the chance of survival in a house fire by warning residents when there's still time to escape. Install a smoke detector on each level of your home near stairwells and bedrooms to maximize protection. Change the batteries on smoke detectors when you change your clocks to or from Daylight Savings Time, and test them once a month. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for installation and never take the battery out for other uses.

    Practice Your Escape Plan: Have a family meeting to discuss what to do if fire breaks out in your home. Plan two ways out of every room and make sure every member of the family knows the routes and can get out fast. Check your windows to see if they operate properly. Choose a safe meeting place outside the house where everyone knows to meet in a fire emergency. Have the whole family practice the escape plan at least twice a year. Once you are out of the house, stay out!

    Sound the Alarm: Call 9-1-1 from a cell phone or a neighbor's house to report a fire after you have escaped.

    Stop, Drop and Roll: If your clothes catch fire, don't run! Stop where you are, drop to the ground and roll over and over to smother the flames, making sure to cover your face with your hands to protect your face and lungs.

    Feel the Door: Feel the door with the back of your hand. If it is hot, do not open it. Find another way out. If the door is not hot, open it slowly and peek to see if the path is clear of fire and smoke. Close the door behind you to slow the spread of fire.

    Stay Low and Go: If there's smoke, escape by staying low to the ground. If you must exit through smoke, you will find the cleanest air several inches off the floor. Get down on your hands and knees and crawl to the nearest safe exit.

    Walk Quickly, Don't Panic: Leave the building immediately when you hear an alarm.

    Never Hide: Firefighters and other potential rescuers can't find you in an emergency if you hide. While your instinct might be to hide from flames, get out of the house as fast as possible.

    Don't Go Back: Do not go back into a fire for anything. Possessions can be replaced, your life cannot.

    Cool a Burn: If someone gets burned, immediately place the wound in cool water for 10 to 15 minutes to ease the pain. Never use butter on a burn, as it could prolong the heat and further damage the skin. If a burn blisters or chars, see a doctor immediately.

    Be Careful Cooking: Keep cooking areas clear of combustibles such as paper towels, cereal boxes and dish towels. Never leave cooking unattended. Keep pot handles turned inward so children can't pull them over the edge of the stove or knock them off. If grease catches fire, slide a lid over the pan to smother the flames, then turn off the burner.

    Use Appliances Wisely: If an appliance smokes or begins to smell unusual, unplug it and have it repaired. Unplug appliances when not in use. Use safety caps to cover unused outlets, especially if there are small children in the house.

    Use Electricity Safely: Check all your electrical cords, and replace any that are frayed or cracked. Replace frayed or cracked extension cords and don't overload them or run them under rugs. Fuses and circuit breakers protect you from fire, so don't tamper with the fuse box or use fuses of an improper size.

    Practice Candle Safety: Never leave a lit candle unattended in the house; Never leave candles burning when you go to bed; and never use candles near combustible materials such as curtains, drapes, bedding or cabinets.

    Children and Fire Safety: Teach children that firefighters will help them in a fire emergency. Make sure children know how to call for emergency assistance. Teach children how to stop, drop and roll if their clothes catch fire. Keep matches and lighters away from children.

  • Real Estate News

    May is one of the busiest months for real estate. Every day I check the MLS, I find new homes on the market in Deercreek or others under contract. Buyers often look for a specific type of home and ask me if I know of homes coming on the market. I currently have a buyer looking for a home in Deercreek with a 3 car garage and a pool. Other buyers may be looking for an updated kitchen and baths, or an incredible outdoor living space. The point is if you decide to sell your home, you want to expose it to the largest group of buyers possible as buyers already have in mind what they want. Home prices are trending up, yet still require to be marketed well to obtain the best price.

    According to the 4/2/18 NEFMLS, 12 homes are for sale in Deercreek,. Priced from $319,900 to $899,900, they range in size from 1904 to 5741 sq ft. The List price averages $150.29 per square ft; yet, ranges from $126.44 to $199.35. These homes have been on the market on average 148 days. At least 3 homes are on the market For Sale By Owner, a challenge in a gated community.

    Over the last 3 months, 8 homes sold & closed ranging from $360,000 (10040 Ashford Crossing) to $675,000 (7949 McLaurin Rd), The average selling price was $494,188. Average price per sq ft was $147.04, yet ranged from $127.03 to $164.61 per sq ft. Six homes are under contract: 10117 Bishop Lake; 8209 Persimmon Hill; 10143 Deercreek Club Rd; 10075 Persimmon Hill Ct; 7702 Watermark; and 8206 Ashworth.

    Deercreek is my home and I can’t see myself leaving; however, others have great reasons for a change in their life. If you are looking to sell, even in an active market, remember the homes selling the quickest and for the best price are the ones which have been maintained, updated, priced appropriately and marketed well.

  • DCCOA Tribute to George Partin

    The DCCOA Board of Directors, with heavy hearts, share with you that our neighbor and longtime Deercreek resident George C. Partin passed away on February 24, 2018 at the age of 73.

    As many of you know, George volunteered his valuable time and services for many years to our community and to the HOA. He was a former board member, DCCOA President, and most recently he served on the Finance Committee. George could always be counted on to provide valuable and level headed suggestions to the Board with the sole purpose of making our neighborhood a better place in which to live. He was present at our February Board of Directors meeting offering much appreciated advice and opinions on critical matters. His contributions were significant and his wisdom and the respect he showed others will be greatly missed.

    George C. Partin Obituary

    “George was born to parents George and Jean Partin on June 1, 1944 in Miami, FL. He grew up the youngest of two siblings and graduated from Forest High School in 1962. He graduated from Florida State University in 1966 with a degree in Criminology. Upon graduation, George served four years in the U.S. Air Force. George went on to receive an Accounting degree from Florida Southern University in 1977 and an MBA from the University of North Florida in 1982.

    He started his career as a probation officer counseling at-risk youth in Orlando. George spent most of his career working at Blue Cross / Blue Shield, where he served as an accountant and director, retiring in 2004.

    George was a faithful Christian and a kind and giving person who was always quick to offer help to someone in need. He loved to travel, and he loved to dance. George was a huge Florida State football fan and spent many years as a season ticket holder and Seminole Booster. He was also a patriotic American who loved his country. George loved spending time with his kids and grandkids, who all adored him. He is described by his children as “The World’s Best Dad.”

    George is survived by his wife, Diana Partin; daughter Bonnie Tripp-Hamme (Donnie Hamme); son Craig Partin (Jenni); his grandchildren, Cole Tripp, Connor Tripp, Blake Partin, and Landon Partin; niece, Valecia Walker, great-niece, Candee Walker; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He will also be greatly missed by his step-children and their children, Mac Kelly (Kimmie), Jennifer Adams (Paul), Michael Kelly, and grandchildren Lucy, Leo, Kelly Jane, Marshall, and Lilly Mae.”

    May God bless Diana, and all of George's family with strength during this difficult time and may George rest in peace. Please keep the Partin family in your prayers.

    May God bless Diana and all of George's family with strength during this difficult time and may George rest in peace. Please keep the Partin family in your prayers.

  • April Quarterly Assessment Due!

    Don’t be late! Homeowner Quarterly Assessments are due April 1. Late payments are subject to a $30 late fee plus interest if not received by April 30. You can pay by check or electronic payment from your bank or ACH direct debit payments. Checks should be made out to Deercreek Owners Association, and it should include your association/account number for correct payment recording. Questions should be directed to Marsh Landing Property Management Company.

  • Let's Celebrate Deercreek's Graduating Students!

    Is your child graduating from high school or college this summer?
    We would love to celebrate their achievement in the upcoming newsletter!
    Send the information listed below to the Editor at dccoacommunications@gmail.com

    • Child's Name(s)
    • High School or College graduating from
    • College or University moving to & proposed Major OR Degree earned
    • Picture / headshot (optional) jpg format

    Please ensure the information reaches the Editor latest by May 1, 2018.
    Late submissions received after this date will not be included in the print edition of our Deercreek Living Newsletter for June 2018.
    We'd love to celebrate our Graduates!

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