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Is Your Accounting Not Adding Up? We Can Help

As a property owner or Homeowners Association (HOA) board member, it is essential you keep your accounting records updated throughout the year. At Gassen, we offer a variety of accounting services such as property management, the organization of tax records, and the tracking of incoming revenue and outgoing expenses. We design our services to help you keep your records accurate and updated. Let’s look at some ways we make accounting easier for you.

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5 Tips for Handling a Hoarding Homeowner in Your HOA

Hoarding is a growing problem in our Minneapolis communities. Knowing how to handle hoarders in you HOA neighborhood can be crucial for everyone. There are laws and guidelines for handling hoarders, and Gassen knows how to handle a hoarder in your HOA. We have the tools and resources to properly handle the situation. Let’s begin with a few things you can do when faced with a hoarder.

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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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4 Tax Write-Offs Property Managers Should Take Advantage Of

Tax season can be a hectic time of year for almost all property owners. To make it less stressful, and to get the most benefits out of your deductions and write-offs, make sure you keep your tax records organized. Being unorganized and unprepared can have you losing out with your taxes.

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Why Local Property Management Companies Are Beneficial

There are many benefits to local property management companies. Real estate and property owners that use property local management companies build lasting business relationships while protecting their assets. Gassen provides professional, trustworthy experience in local property management in Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, and Twin Cities. We appreciate our local property owners and work hard to earn their trust and their business.

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What You Need to Know About Volunteering for Your HOA

Do you wonder if volunteering for your HOA is worth your time? An HOA needs strong leaders and volunteers that care about their property and the community environment. Gassen provides professional, trustworthy experience in property management in Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, and Twin Cities, and we love working with local property managers and their volunteers! Here are some volunteering tips that can help your organization.

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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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8 Pitfalls a Property Management Company Can Help You Avoid

Do you own a condo, apartment, or residential property in Eden Prairie, Minneapolis, or Twin Cities? If so, you don’t want to keep paying for it after you own it. Gassen provides trusted and experienced local property management service, that help property owners avoid business pitfalls. Below are eight property pitfalls that you can avoid by using our products and services.

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How Policy Enforcement is Beneficial for Everyone

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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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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