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What Makes a Great HOA Board?

HOA management is at its best when the board functions well as a team. Find out what this looks like from a provider of property management services.

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Start the Year Off Right With HOA Management Services

Accounting property management, online property management, and general property management services can all make a huge difference for your HOA this year.

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Preparing for Spring HOA Exterior Maintenance

Take it from a property management company: spring building maintenance should be at the top of your HOA management’s spring to-do list.

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Why Should You Only Hire Licenced Contractors for Your HOA?

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?

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Using Social Media to your HOA’s Advantage

Social media can be a powerful community-building force. You no doubt have heard that it can be used to organize social movements for good, start and end trends, and hold friendships together across thousands of miles of distance. What you probably haven’t heard, though, is that almost any social media platform can be used to bring homeowners association (HOA) communities closer together and foster a sense of belonging among residents that these regulated communities are so well known for.

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Joyous Holiday HOA Event Ideas

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.

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How HOA Community Life is Better than Life in a Non-HOA Neighborhood

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.

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What Does a Well-Managed HOA Bring to Your Neighborhood?

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.

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What Does a Properly Managed HOA Look Like?

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.

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How to Welcome Diversity into Your HOA

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.

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