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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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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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3 Tips for Listing Your Rental Property

When you list your rental property, you’re not just looking for the first potential tenant who finds your ad. You’re looking for the perfect tenant -- the one who will treat your property as if it were their own. Finding a great tenant isn’t just about pitching a sign in the front yard and waiting for someone to call you; it’s about intelligently marketing your property so the right eyes see it.

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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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5 Design Trends Rental Property Owners Should Avoid

While trendy designs are fun and creative, they don’t always draw the attention of renters. Trends quickly go out of style and can cause you to renovate your property more often. Adding trendy features can become costly and time consuming, as well, so if you are wondering what trends to avoid, let Gassen help you understand what works well with renters. Let’s begin with five trends that every rental property owner should avoid.

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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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A Proactive Approach to Tenant/Homeowner Safety and Health

Did you know that you can assess where the possible hazards are in your rentals by looking at your reserve study? If you can identify areas where safety is an issue, you can formulate a plan to prevent accidents before your new tenants move in. We formulated a checklist of core safety and health issues that arise in residential properties. These problems are common in homes, apartments, and condos - essentially, any dwelling structure.

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