Posted on 5/20/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
If you and your community want to invest in the wellbeing of your neighbors—and also to increase property values while you’re doing it—starting a homeowner’s association (HOA) is the way to go. Homeowners associations are humanistic, collaborative efforts whose sole intention is to benefit all members of a neighborhood community; they often are a great force for good.
Posted on 5/6/2019 2:49 PM By Gassen Companies
Disagreements are a fact of life—no matter the situation. Families fight, employees argue, and even complete strangers can get into road-rage battles in rush hour traffic. As human beings, we must learn to mediate and compromise, lest organized society fall apart.
Posted on 4/29/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
Homeowners associations (HOAs) offer an array of benefits to all members within the organization and community. However, if you have never been a member of an HOA, you may have no idea what to expect. Below is a short guide on what you should know when joining an HOA for the first time.
Posted on 4/15/2019 2:43 PM By Gassen Companies
The power of your HOA board to establish rules and regulations is typically outlined in your association declaration, bylaws, and/or state statute. Since your board is held accountable by your HOA members, then their power to set and enforce rules may be limited. For this reason, you need to have a strong grasp of the process of developing a rule and enforcing it.
Posted on 4/8/2019 2:32 PM By Gassen Companies
The keys to a successful HOA board meeting is careful planning and efficient execution. Board members must be able to conduct a meeting in such a way that everyone feels they benefited from being there. Therefore, if you want to conduct a productive meeting, follow these tips below:
Posted on 3/25/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
HOA boards must address challenges and issues that arise due to conflicts between members and board members. Situations will arise in which members disagree about important issues. For this reason, HOAs and other organizations must draw up contracts to ensure that all members adhere to policies, procedures, and regulations.
Posted on 3/4/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
If you’re considering joining an HOA this year, you’re not alone. Every year, hundreds of homeowners across the Twin Cities experience the benefits of joining a homeowners organization.
Posted on 2/18/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
Without proper management, communication issues can cripple an HOA and cause a broad spectrum of problems. For this reason, it is wise to hire a property management company, such as Gassen, to keep things organized and everyone informed.
Posted on 2/4/2019 2:12 PM By Gassen Companies
Did you know you can assess where the possible hazards are in your rentals by looking at your reserve study? If you can identify areas where safety is an issue, you can formulate a plan to prevent accidents before your new tenants move in.
Posted on 1/28/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
If you’re considering joining an HOA this year, you’re not alone. Every year hundreds of homeowners across the Twin Cities join HOAs and are experiencing new benefits every day. If you are currently managing an HOA and need professional help, Gassen provides experienced property management. We love working with HOAs. Here are nine reasons why: