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A Proactive Approach to Tenant/Homeowner Safety and Health

Did you know that you can assess where the possible hazards are in your rentals by looking at your reserve study? If you can identify areas where safety is an issue, you can formulate a plan to prevent accidents before your new tenants move in. We formulated a checklist of core safety and health issues that arise in residential properties. These problems are common in homes, apartments, and condos - essentially, any dwelling structure.

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5 HOA Management Issues Caused by Lack of Communication

Without proper management, communication issues can cripple an HOA and cause a broad spectrum of problems. For this reason, it is wise to hire a property management company such as Gassen to keep things organized and everyone informed. Below are some reasons why HOA boards have difficulty with communication and why property owners have strained relationships with their tenants. If you need to improve the communication model in your HOA, contact us today.

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Your Reserve Study: What You May Have Missed

A reserve study is a detailed itemized list of every expenditure you can count on over a long term. An example would be how much you’ll need to spend on landscaping for the next 20 years. Reserve studies are required by law in Minnesota to ensure your property’s funding stability. They keep your HOA or tenants secure while they’re living on your property.

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Why You Need a Professional Property Management Company in 2018

If you own property in Minneapolis, you know that it can be a sizable commitment that takes you in different directions. While it may make sense to take a do-it-yourself approach to save a little money, it rarely produces the kind of results you’re looking for. A professional property management company can ensure that your assets are taken care of and that you have financial stability when it comes to expenditures. Here are some important tasks a property manager can do for you:

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How to Prepare for Landscaping This Spring

Professional landscapers and property owners know that the time for planning for spring landscaping is now. Planning includes several elements such as creating a concept or design or your property, scheduling and hiring the right company to do the work, putting together a budget, and possibly even getting ideas and feedback from your HOA. While it’s tempting to do all of this yourself, you should hire a professional property management company to do the work for you so that you can focus on other aspects of your business. Below are some tips on how to get started preparing for your spring landscaping now.

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2018 HOA Regulations: What You Need to Know

2017-2018 Regulations for HOAs and property owners are pending as we speak. These regulations will affect how we manage your property as well as the relationship you have with your tenants and those in your HOA. Below is a summary of regulations that we may expect over the next 12 months. Gassen will monitor these regulations and keep you informed of any updates that you directly affect you. If you have any questions or need to make changes in your reserve study, budget, or policies in the upcoming year, please contact us. We can help.

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The Gassen Guide to Hiring Reputable Contractors in Minneapolis

Repairs and maintenance are a regular part of owning or managing a property. Thus, when something needs repairs, you have to call a professional to fix it. The most challenging part of property management is finding the right company to do it for you. Identifying prototypical contractors with experience, skill, reasonable rates, and dependability can be something of a hassle.

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Is Your HOA Ready for 2018?

When we discuss HOA planning, what we’re talking about is budgeting for 2018. If you are a board member of your HOA, you know that this can be a long, grueling process. Even if there are several men and women on your board, you may find that they have limited knowledge on how to properly budget for an HOA. Gassen property management can help you with your budgeting through our many tools and resources so that you can be ready to hit the ground running January 1st, 2018.

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How to Handle Difficult HOA Members

Dealing with difficult people can test your nerve in any setting. Trying to get along with a neighbor in your HOA, however, can sometimes take the challenge to the next level. There are many reasons for this, but one of the most important reasons is that we take ownership of our neighborhoods. We take responsibility for them, and we count everything that goes on in an HOA personally.

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6 Rental Property Projects You Should Do During the Wintertime

Winter is here in Minnesota. That means preparing all of your condos and rental properties for the impending snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. It is vital that you protect your property and keep your renters safe throughout the entire season. You may have several items on your list already, but below are some of the most crucial projects you should undertake to manage your property.

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