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Why Hire a Company for Financial HOA Management?

Property management services do good things for accounting property management and your HOA’s finances. Learn how even online property management can benefit your HOA here.

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How to Run a Selfless HOA

HOA management and accounting property management don’t need to be cold, even when using online property management. Find out how to keep community organizations selfless here.

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Addressing Common Misconceptions about HOAs

Property management services and HOA management are wrongly seen as overly controlling and repressive. Learn the reality here.

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Preparing for Late Spring Landscaping

It’s official—Minnesota has made an executive decision to hold off on spring this year. But look on the bright side: now you have more time to make landscaping preparations for the season! If you’re in the business of online property management or real estate management, planning out exactly what you’re going to do both gives you a sense of accomplishment and, well, ensures that it actually gets done. Gassen is here to give you some reminders of what to do to prepare your Homeowners Association (HOA) for late spring landscaping.

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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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How to Handle Hail Damage on Your HOA Property

Hail damage claims have skyrocketed by 65% over the last six years. For HOAs, quickly addressing the damages from hail is crucial to getting the process started especially when multiple buildings or particularly complex structures are involved. The challenge is that several variables can make it difficult to properly assess the damages and recovery costs.

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HOA Rule Development & Enforcement Guidelines

The power of your HOA board to establish rules and regulations is typically outlined in your association declaration, bylaws, and/or state statute. Since your board is held accountable by your HOA members, then their power to set and enforce rules may be limited. For this reason, you need to have a strong grasp of the process of developing a rule and enforcing it.

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5 Tips for Holding the Perfect HOA Board Meeting

The keys to a successful HOA board meeting is careful planning and efficient execution. Board members must be able to conduct a meeting in such a way that everyone feels they benefited from being there. Therefore, if you want to conduct a productive meeting, follow these tips below:

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Understanding HOA Contractractual Agreements

HOA boards must address challenges and issues that arise due to conflicts between members and board members. Situations will arise in which members disagree about important issues. For this reason, HOAs and other organizations must draw up contracts to ensure that all members adhere to policies, procedures, and regulations.

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