Posted on 11/4/2019 11:42 AM By Gassen Companies
Well-run homeowners associations (HOAs), through the use of property management services and accounting property management services, set their neighborhoods apart from others.
Posted on 10/21/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
If you’re visiting a property management services website, you might already know what an HOA is: a governing body that has the legal power to maintain the public areas of any given neighborhood. You probably also know that HOAs set and enforce rules and regulations (known as Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions, or CCRs for short), and that they also will collect mandatory dues that go solely towards the community; board members generally are volunteers.
Posted on 10/14/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
On the surface, many HOA neighborhoods can look like effortless pinnacles of perfection. With well-manicured lawns, public amenities, and tight community bonds, it can seem as though that HOA has miraculously captured utopia in a bottle.
Posted on 10/7/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
You’re no doubt aware of the Fair Housing Act (FHA); it prohibits housing providers such as HOAs from refusing to sell real estate to a person due to their race or gender, among other things.
Posted on 9/30/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
HOA board members work hard: it’s common knowledge. From scheduling community event to collecting payments on time, their days are filled with chaos, and they don’t even get paid for it! While it’s wonderful to be hardworking, there can come a time wherein an HOA board bites off a little more than it can chew—a time in which a volunteer board becomes overwrought with responsibilities and could definitely use the help of property management services.
Posted on 9/23/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
You hate seeing them at board meetings. They always drag their neighborhood concerns into non-regulated-related events like cookouts. It’s the local hardheaded HOA member, and dealing with them is just like herding cats.
Posted on 9/9/2019 10:11 AM By Gassen Companies
Fall is here! While many of us love basking in the picturesque colors of a Minnesotan autumn, for others, the season means picking up the slack to prepare for colder weather. HOA neighborhoods have a lot on their plates; winters here are long, frigid, and damaging to property values all across the state. Not to mention that below-zero temperatures can put a damper on community morale.
Posted on 8/26/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
In any homeowners association (HOA), no matter how great the HOA management is, spats between members are bound to happen. When there are strong feelings about the community’s well-being, it sometimes can be difficult to mitigate the resulting tempers! Luckily, a well-written rulebook can quickly and judiciously resolve these arguments and keep your HOA running smoothly.
Posted on 8/12/2019 8:03 AM By Gassen Companies
Homeowners associations (HOAs) often pride themselves on their ability to keep property values in their neighborhoods high. However, they also are important community-building organizations. Through the planning of events and letting everyone have a voice, they foster tight bonds between community members.
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!