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Dealing with an HOA member whose House Violates Protocol

Hiring property management services and using online property management services can both be ways to help a wayward community member get back on track.

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A Property Management Company Defined

Property management services” can be a difficult phrase to understand, as they can encompass various services, such as online property management and real estate management. Let’s define that term.

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Who’s Who in an HOA?

If you’re a new homeowner in an HOA, we at Gassen understand that it all can be a little overwhelming; you might feel like a child starting a new school: a little excited, a little lonely, and most of all, lost. There are quite a few new rules you need to keep up with—rules your old neighborhood didn’t have in place.

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Summertime Landscaping Guidance for Your HOA

Whether you hire a contractor or make it a volunteer affair, summertime landscaping should always be a priority for your HOA. Colorful flowers and manicured lawns make property values soar—not to mention leave the air smelling fresh and sweet.

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How an HOA Benefits Individual Homeowners

Thorough HOA management does so much good for neighborhoods—from organizing community events, building community landmarks, fostering a community aesthetic, and more. But, what can an HOA do for the individual homeowner, you might ask? Can an organization that strives to put the needs of the many over the needs of the individual also benefit the individual in question?

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How to Run a Selfless HOA

The number one way homeowners association (HOA) management contributes to a community is through its maintenance of property values; it goes without saying. However, HOAs also have been known to bring communities together. They plan neighborhood events, construct public facilities such as parks and pools, and just generally inspire pride in a local community.

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Addressing Common Misconceptions about HOAs

No matter where you come from, you’ve probably heard some perceived horror stories about homeowners associations (HOAs), or at least you’ve seen their representations in media. They’re portrayed as controlling organizations that are intolerant of individualism and will do absolutely anything to increase their neighborhood’s property values—even at the expense of their own communities.

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How Your Neighborhood Could Benefit from HOA Management

If you and your community want to invest in the wellbeing of your neighbors—and also to increase property values while you’re doing it—starting a homeowner’s association (HOA) is the way to go. Homeowners associations are humanistic, collaborative efforts whose sole intention is to benefit all members of a neighborhood community; they often are a great force for good.

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Dealing with Disagreements in an HOA

Disagreements are a fact of life—no matter the situation. Families fight, employees argue, and even complete strangers can get into road-rage battles in rush hour traffic. As human beings, we must learn to mediate and compromise, lest organized society fall apart.

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New to an HOA? Here Are Six Survival Tips

Homeowners associations (HOAs) offer an array of benefits to all members within the organization and community. However, if you have never been a member of an HOA, you may have no idea what to expect. Below is a short guide on what you should know when joining an HOA for the first time.

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