Posted on 1/13/2020 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
Accounting property management, online property management, and general property management services can all make a huge difference for your HOA this year.
Posted on 1/6/2020 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
Take it from a property management company: spring building maintenance should be at the top of your HOA management’s spring to-do list.
Posted on 12/30/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
As HOA management, you want what’s best for your members. Period. However, during leaner financial years, it can be difficult to always afford top-quality services. You might, after viewing portfolios and weighing your options, think about going with an unlicensed contractor to get your HOA’s needed work done. If their work in the past hasn’t been bad, you’ll probably come out okay, right?
Posted on 11/18/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
It’s already November, which means that winter is right around the corner—if Minnesota hasn’t decided to bring the cold season early, as it often tends to do! Regardless, the holiday season and the surrounding festivities mean that homeowners associations (HOAs) and property management services everywhere are working hard and wrapping up their planning sessions for the upcoming year.
Posted on 11/11/2019 8:45 AM By Gassen Companies
Homeowners associations (HOAs) are run for the benefit of those who live there; that’s an indisputable fact. By maintaining property values and building communities through events and amenities, HOA management hopes to make living in the neighborhood as fulfilling as it can be for everyone who lives there—not just the board or specific residents.
Posted on 11/4/2019 11:42 AM By Gassen Companies
Homeowners associations (HOAs) are much more than amenities and fancy landscaping. They allow communities to grow close in a way that few other organizations can, and they provide a certain measure of financial security that’s needed in an ever-changing economy. Gassen, a Twin Cities HOA management firm, explains in what respects an HOA neighborhood is better than non-HOA neighborhoods.
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.