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High Property Values: Your Most Powerful HOA PR Tool

By their very nature HOAs affect property values. The question is whether the values increase or decrease. Much of that is in the hands of the HOA. Property owners and managers also have a substantial effect on the market value the condition of the property over time.

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How to Find Dependable Vendors in Minneapolis

Repairs and maintenance are a regular part of owning or managing a property. Thus, when something needs repairs, you have to call a professional to fix it. The most challenging part of property management is finding the right company to do it for you. Identifying prototypical contractors with experience, skill, reasonable rates, and dependability can be something of a hassle.

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HOA Winter Maintenance Checklist

Winter is here in Minnesota. That means preparing all of your condos and homeowner properties for the impending snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. It is vital that you protect your property and keep your residents safe throughout the entire season. You may have several items on your list already, but below are some of the most crucial projects you should undertake to manage your property.

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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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4 Things You Can Do to Prepare Your HOA for 2019

When we discuss HOA planning, what we’re talking about is budgeting for 2019. If you are a board member of your HOA, you know that this can be a long, grueling process. Even if there are several men and women on your board, you may find that they have limited knowledge on how to properly budget for an HOA. Gassen property management can help you with your budgeting through our many tools and resources so that you can be ready to hit the ground running January 1st, 2019.

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How to Make Your HOA More Attractive to Homebuyers

Whether you run an HOA, own a home, or looking to fill a condo, you know how challenging it can be to find active HOA members. The process of attracting home or condo owners to your organization be long and arduous. With the help of Gassen, you can draw the right type of members to your HOA and build an active community.

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How Your HOA Can Effectively Utilize Social Media

If your HOA is utilizing social media to build community and share information, then it's essential that you get off to a good start. Social media platforms are a highly useful tool for keeping everyone in touch and getting the word out about updates, upcoming events, and even weather alerts. We provide some tips below on how you can effectively and safely use social media for your HOA.

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How to Maintain a More Financially Stable HOA

Without financial stability, your HOA’s future will always be in question. You’ll rarely - if ever - meet your goals, and you board members will always be under heavy scrutiny. You may also risk facing legal problems, and your property values could plummet due to lack of funding for maintenance and upgrades.

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Common Condominium Property Code Violations

Whether you own your own condo or are in charge of maintaining an entire building of them, regular building inspections are needed to ensure that every unit meets the current building safety codes.

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How Experienced Management Companies Help HOAs

At Gassen, we work hard each day to achieve quality in every aspect of our organization. Listed below, we discuss elements of our business that have helped us to keep longstanding success in our professional partnerships.

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