Posted on 9/16/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
If you’re new to living underneath HOA management, you may hear a ton of foreign terms thrown around by board members and fellow residents alike. It can leave you feeling quite confused, left behind, and altogether alienated—the exact opposite of how any HOA should make you feel.
Posted on 8/5/2019 8:14 AM By Gassen Companies
If you’re a new member of an HOA or are just familiarizing yourself with the industry in general, you may have seen the term “property management services” appear quite a bit. What, you may wonder, does this even mean? The term can suggest anything from real estate management to online property management. Furthermore, some property management companies use the term to mean many of these things at once—and then they won’t tell you exactly what they mean. No wonder you may be confused!
Posted on 7/22/2019 1:57 PM By Gassen Companies
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.
Posted on 6/24/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
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.
Posted on 5/27/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
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.
Posted on 3/11/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
One of the most important functions 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.
Posted on 2/25/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
Home-sharing and short-term rentals have substantially increased over the last decade since websites like Airbnb.com have come of age. Short-term rental services work by connecting people looking for places to stay for one to three nights with homeowners who are willing to rent their home or a section of their properties. The phenomenon is proven to be successful and does not look to go away at all. It’s also important to note that since it’s a free market with no industry standards, there are no government or organizational regulations placed upon it at this time.
Posted on 2/11/2019 2:16 PM By Gassen Companies
Now that 2019 is underway, it’s time to enact the HOA policies you’ve set in place. What you’ll soon find out is how these policies will alter your reserve study. Although we’ve helped you update your reserve study this year, you’ll no doubt experience some surprises.
Posted on 1/14/2019 11:17 AM By Gassen
The Gassen Way - Fall 2018
Posted on 9/24/2018 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
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.