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How We Make Life Easier for Families in HOAs

Help keep your families stress free with Gassen’s HOA property management resources! Learn more about what our association tools can do for your busy families.

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How to Run an Ethical HOA

There’s a stereotype about HOA management that many boards are aware of: that HOAs are tyrannical, rule-obsessed organizations with little actual regard for residents’ wellbeing or satisfaction. As a provider of property management services ourselves, we’ve previously discussed why this line of thinking is absolutely that: a stereotype that holds little basis in the reality of many HOAs. If your board is striving to run things selflessly, you can rest assured that you’re doing all you can to make your neighbors’ lives in your community the best they can be.

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What is the Gassen Difference?

If you’ve poked around our website, you may have noticed our page “The Gassen Difference.” Indeed, the way we run things is slightly different from many HOA management companies. Our being different is a good thing; it enables us to provide one-of-a-kind, individualized service, while also setting us apart in the industry and giving us the tools we need to help your neighborhood shine.

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Preparing your HOA For Fall

Though the current global health circumstances are certainly stressful, time stops for nobody. Your HOA must be prepared for the fall season (even if said fall season is an unconventional one, thanks to the Coronavirus). This means financial planning, landscaping, coming up with potential event ideas—all the things that HOA management historically has taken on to keep your community looking good and feeling great. Easier said than done, or so you might think. How are you to plan for things when the future is so uncertain right now? You might be so focused on holding community life together at the moment that working ahead seems impossible.

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The Top 5 Most-Requested HOA Amenities

Amenities in an HOA play an important role in ensuring community happiness. While they’re not the be-all-end-all, of course, they provide the perks that both foster bonds in current residents and catch the eyes of potential new ones. And with so many to choose from – pools, clubhouses, you name it – there’s an amenity for every type of neighborhood, every budget, and every resident lifestyle, so your HOA management should definitely invest in them.

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How to Stay on Top of Finances in Your HOA

HOA management board members wear a lot of hats. One day, you might be an event planner, the next making regulatory decisions, the day after that interpreting the CC&Rs. And though the treasurer might be the primary person handling finances, at some point or another it’s probably a facet of running a neighborhood that all board members will take a turn with.

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How to Set the Right Rules for Your Residents’ Exteriors

Managing home exteriors is a tricky part of HOA management, but with the right approach, you can create neighborhood harmony.

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How to Run a Great HOA Board Meeting

This integral HOA management job can be a little scary at first, but once you get the swing of it with tools like online property management, it’s easy.

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2022 Trends in HOA Exteriors

Here’s a list from our property management team of the exterior trends we’re seeing in 2022. From painting and remodeling your whole exterior to installing new lighting, let’s spark some ideas for you and create beautiful spaces you love being in.

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2022 Trends for HOA Landscaping

Planting with Minnesota’s natural habitat in mind has become very popular in recent years. From pollinator gardens designed for local butterfly populations to flower beds inspired by native plants, bringing back our state’s natural environment is one of the best ways to beautify your HOA grounds and give back to wildlife.

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