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.
Posted on 7/9/2018 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
Regularly property maintenance is key to protecting the value of your real estate investments. When you fall behind, however, it may seem like playing catch up is an overwhelming task. At Gassen, we know how important it is that you keep your property in top condition. Not only does regular maintenance increase the value of your holdings, but it creates a space that you can be proud to call your own.
Posted on 6/25/2018 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
Getting tenants and HOA members to pay rent and dues on time can be quite stressful. There are systems that you can set up that can be beneficial to both parties for making timely payments. Gassen already has these systems in place to help you manage your property. Below are four tips that can help ensure that you receive payments on time.
Posted on 6/18/2018 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
Although, you may be tempted to hire an unlicensed contractor to save time or money, doing so could cause significant problems long after they complete the work. Your best option is to hire a reputable contractor that adheres to Minnesota state regulations and codes for building contractors.
Posted on 5/28/2018 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
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.
Posted on 5/21/2018 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
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.