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Tips for Hosting a Super Bowl Watch Party at Your HOA

Make this year’s Super Bowl the most exciting for your residents by hosting an awesome watch party! Use these tips from Gassen to help plan and organize your event.

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Why Hire Local for HOA Management?

Community: it’s how homeowners associations (HOAs) thrive. Fostering bonds, hosting events help bring groups of complete strangers together and turn them into neighbors. It’s the magic of community that local property management services firms like Gassen bring to HOA management.

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Home Color Restrictions in an HOA: How to Do Them Right

A home’s exterior is a reflection of its owner’s personal sense of style. When it comes to HOA communities, however, that very same exterior also impacts the community vibe as a whole. This is why many HOA management boards opt for limitations on what residents can and can’t do to their homes.

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2023 Trends in HOA Exteriors

Whether renovating a home or building this season or adding updated features to your exteriors, see what’s trending in exterior design this year!

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4 Ways to Spruce Up Your HOA’s Landscaping During the Dreary Winter Months

One of the best things about community life is how lovely and atmospheric HOA neighborhoods can be. With wonderfully high property values and well-kept hedges, a little dusting of winter snow only completes the pretty picture! Sometimes, though, winter weather gets cold, sad, and slushy—and sometimes it’s hard to keep common areas and landscaping looking their best. When you’re just focused on keeping the roads clear, after all, it’s a bit hard to prioritize the shrubbery!

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Fire Safety During the Holidays: Know These Tips

Few things are better than a home for the holidays, especially when it’s decked out with all the cheerful decor! From Christmas trees to menorahs, outdoor lights to inflatable reindeer, adding that decorative magic brings out the joy of the season.

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Using Social Media to your HOA’s Advantage

Social media can be a powerful community-building force. You no doubt have heard that it can be used to organize social movements for good, start and end trends, and hold friendships together across thousands of miles of distance. What you probably haven’t heard, though, is that almost any social media platform can be used to bring homeowners association (HOA) communities closer together and foster a sense of belonging among residents that these regulated communities are so well known for.

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9 Questions for Your Potential HOA Management Company

If your board has decided to invest in property management services, it’s critical that you’re thorough about your research. Handing over the reins to anyone that wasn’t directly elected by the community is no decision to be made lightly, though it can be a wise one in the right circumstances. You’ll need to find an HOA management company that shares the same devotion to your residents as you do—and that’s only accomplished by asking the right questions.

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Joyous Holiday HOA Event Ideas

It’s already November, which means that winter is right around the corner—if Minnesota hasn’t decided to bring the cold season early, as it often tends to do! Regardless, the holiday season and the surrounding festivities mean that homeowners associations (HOAs) and property management services everywhere are working hard and wrapping up their planning sessions for the upcoming year.

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Is Your Snow Plow Contract Ready for Winter?

With snow on the horizon, it’s only natural that your HOA management team wants to do everything preemptive it can to make sure the neighborhood weathers it well. That means adjusting landscaping, sealing concrete—and yes, double-checking your current contract with your snowplow vendor to make sure it’s up to snuff.

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