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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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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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6 Ways Your HOA Can Be Successful

Being a board member in your HOA can be very rewarding, but it also has its challenges. Board members do not always agree, each resident has different needs and concerns, and not to mention creating and sticking to a budget isn’t always easy.

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Potential Risks of Hiring your Own Vendors

When looking for reputable contractors or vendors to perform maintenance and repairs on your condo, apartment, or rental home, who do you trust to do quality work at a fair price? Contractors must perform their job according to industry standards and state and local building codes. Failure to hire certified, dependable vendors can pose health and safety risks to your tenants.

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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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How Effective Leaders Manage HOAs

Even the most gifted leaders, however, will face unique challenges when taking the helm in a homeowners association. Like any organization, however, natural born leaders will feel a sense of responsibility for the community in which they live. They’ll do what they need to take the organization from surviving to thriving.

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7 Reasons to Serve on an HOA Board

As a homeowner or renter, you play a vital role in the life and health of an HOA. You are both a member of a thriving community and a beneficiary of a wide range of amenities and facilities. Therefore, you will have lots of opportunities to participate in activities and volunteer in community events.

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