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Homeowners Association

So Your Rulebook Didn’t Fix Your HOA Dispute. Now What?

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.

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How to Help a Struggling Family in Your HOA Neighborhood

Homeowners associations (HOAs) are wonderful community-building organizations. They create bonds over the universal sense of pride that comes from working together to maintain a beautiful neighborhood. However, despite the high sense of morale a good HOA management instills in its community, there undoubtedly will be times when individual families struggle with their personal lives—that is, their lives outside of HOA activities that the rest of the community might not fully see.

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Dealing with an HOA member whose House Violates Protocol

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.

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A Property Management Company Defined

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!

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Who’s Who in an HOA?

If you’re a new homeowner in an HOA, we at Gassen understand that it all can be a little overwhelming; you might feel like a child starting a new school: a little excited, a little lonely, and most of all, lost. There are quite a few new rules you need to keep up with—rules your old neighborhood didn’t have in place.

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Summertime Landscaping Guidance for Your HOA

Whether you hire a contractor or make it a volunteer affair, summertime landscaping should always be a priority for your HOA. Colorful flowers and manicured lawns make property values soar—not to mention leave the air smelling fresh and sweet.

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How an HOA Benefits Individual Homeowners

Thorough HOA management does so much good for neighborhoods—from organizing community events, building community landmarks, fostering a community aesthetic, and more. But, what can an HOA do for the individual homeowner, you might ask? Can an organization that strives to put the needs of the many over the needs of the individual also benefit the individual in question?

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Why Hire Local for HOA Management?

Community: it’s how homeowners associations (HOAs) thrive. Fostering bonds, hosting events help bring groups of complete strangers together and turn them into neighbors. It’s the magic of community that local property management services firms like Gassen bring to HOA management.

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Why Hire a Company for Financial HOA Management?

Money—we all need it. Some like talking about it, but nobody likes asking for it. Such is the case with HOA management and fee collection. Collecting fees can be a major thorn in board members’ sides, especially if fees are late and require disciplinary action or a personal confrontation.

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How to Run a Selfless HOA

The number one way homeowners association (HOA) management contributes to a community is through its maintenance of property values; it goes without saying. However, HOAs also have been known to bring communities together. They plan neighborhood events, construct public facilities such as parks and pools, and just generally inspire pride in a local community.

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