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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 Useful are Online Property Management Services?

We live in a digital age; it’s undeniable that global society is moving toward it. Our emails are on our phones, refrigerators are now connected to the internet, and voice-controlled personal assistance devices have become fixtures in many American homes.

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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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Why Hire Local for HOA Management?

Community: it’s how homeowners associations (HOAs) thrive. Fostering bonds, hosting events help bring groups of complete strangers together and turn them into neighbors. It’s the magic of community that local property management services firms like Gassen bring to HOA management.

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Why Hire a Company for Financial HOA Management?

Money—we all need it. Some like talking about it, but nobody likes asking for it. Such is the case with HOA management and fee collection. Collecting fees can be a major thorn in board members’ sides, especially if fees are late and require disciplinary action or a personal confrontation.

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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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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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