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Tenants

Dealing With Problematic 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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Tenant Property Inspections: Why and How Often?

By working with numerous property owners across Minneapolis, Minnesota, Gassen has learned the value of ongoing property inspections. Whether you own a condominium, apartment complex, or some rental homes, a property inspection can help you protect your investments and ensure tenant safety.

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How to Screen Potential Tenants

A responsible tenant helps establish healthy business relationships with property owners and managers. You can feel confident that the rent will be paid on time and the property will be properly maintained. A lousy tenant, on the other hand, will create a stressful relationship and make you regret your decision.

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How to Deal with the Headache of Debt Collection

One of the biggest headaches you deal with is tenants who don’t pay their rent on time or not at all. Even though your property management company has created a straightforward rent agreement and has set a system in place to ensure timely payments, some renters do not adhere to the guidelines.

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How to Boost Your Reputation as a Property Owner

Your reputation as a business owner hinges on how well you develop your business relationships with your partners, vendors, and the public at large. Although your property management company can take care of aspects of your reputation, a lot of it depends on you.

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5 Design Trends for Rental Properties in 2018

Which design trends are you embracing? Gassen stays current with design rental trends. We can meet with you to help you decide which trends will give the highest ROI. Call us today and let us help you with our comprehensive property management services.

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8 Design Trends Rental Property Owners Should Consider

There is a wide range of modern design trends that you should consider when upgrading your property. Gassen can help you through every stage of your upcoming project by creating a budget and keeping your accounting in the black. Here is a list of some of the hottest trends that we recommend to get you started on making your space inviting and unique.

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Minnesota Ranked 3rd Best State to Live In: Is Your Property Ready?

Yes, you read the title correctly. Minnesota once again ranks among the best U.S. states to live - third to be exact. According to a U.S. News & World Report article that came out just last year, once home and business owners give Minnesota a chance, they'll never live anywhere else.

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How Important are HOA Management Contracts?

HOAs present a broad spectrum of challenges and issues that arise due to conflicts between members and board members. No matter how great your HOA is, there will always be situations that arise in which people disagree. For this reason, HOAs and other organizations must draw up contracts to get everyone on the same page. If conflict ensues (and it will), a contract reminds everyone of what was agreed upon between the board and everyone in the organization. Contracts are legally binding and give either side leverage in settling disagreements. Below is a summary of some of the reasons why you need clearly defined contracts in your HOA.

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9 Benefits of Living in an HOA

If you’re considering joining an HOA this year, you’re not alone. Every year hundreds of homeowners across the Twin Cities join HOAs and are experiencing new benefits every day. If you are currently managing an HOA and need professional help, Gassen provides experienced property management. We love working with HOAs. Here are 9 reasons why:

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