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Why You Need to Enforce the Rules in Your Homeowners Association

One of the most critical tasks you can perform as a board member is to create policies for your HOA and then consistently enforce them. HOA regulations need to be adhered to by all members including the board members. Failure to implement policies leads to chaos and tension in the organization. It can also lead to lawsuits and conflict that would otherwise be unnecessary. If you need help developing policies, including financial matters such as fees and expenses, Gassen can help you define the regulations and enforce them as required. Contact our office today for a consultation.

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The Gassen Way - Fall 2018

The Gassen Way - Fall 2018

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How Lack of Communication Can Hurt Your HOA

Without proper management, communication issues can cripple an HOA and cause a broad spectrum of problems. For this reason, it is wise to hire a property management company such as Gassen to keep things organized and everyone informed. Below are some reasons why HOA boards have difficulty with communication and why property owners have strained relationships with their tenants. If you need to improve the communication model in your HOA, contact us today.

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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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