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Homeowners Association

How to Find Dependable Vendors in Minneapolis

Repairs and maintenance are a regular part of owning or managing a property. Thus, when something needs repairs, you have to call a professional to fix it. The most challenging part of property management is finding the right company to do it for you. Identifying prototypical contractors with experience, skill, reasonable rates, and dependability can be something of a hassle.

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HOA Winter Maintenance Checklist

Winter is here in Minnesota. That means preparing all of your condos and homeowner properties for the impending snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. It is vital that you protect your property and keep your residents safe throughout the entire season. You may have several items on your list already, but below are some of the most crucial projects you should undertake to manage your property.

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4 Things You Can Do to Prepare Your HOA for 2019

When we discuss HOA planning, what we’re talking about is budgeting for 2019. If you are a board member of your HOA, you know that this can be a long, grueling process. Even if there are several men and women on your board, you may find that they have limited knowledge on how to properly budget for an HOA. Gassen property management can help you with your budgeting through our many tools and resources so that you can be ready to hit the ground running January 1st, 2019.

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How to Make Your HOA More Attractive to Homebuyers

Whether you run an HOA, own a home, or looking to fill a condo, you know how challenging it can be to find active HOA members. The process of attracting home or condo owners to your organization be long and arduous. With the help of Gassen, you can draw the right type of members to your HOA and build an active community.

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How Your HOA Can Effectively Utilize Social Media

If your HOA is utilizing social media to build community and share information, then it's essential that you get off to a good start. Social media platforms are a highly useful tool for keeping everyone in touch and getting the word out about updates, upcoming events, and even weather alerts. We provide some tips below on how you can effectively and safely use social media for your HOA.

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How to Maintain a More Financially Stable HOA

Without financial stability, your HOA’s future will always be in question. You’ll rarely - if ever - meet your goals, and you board members will always be under heavy scrutiny. You may also risk facing legal problems, and your property values could plummet due to lack of funding for maintenance and upgrades.

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How Experienced Management Companies Help HOAs

At Gassen, we work hard each day to achieve quality in every aspect of our organization. Listed below, we discuss elements of our business that have helped us to keep longstanding success in our professional partnerships.

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6 Ways Your HOA Can Be Successful

Being a board member in your HOA can be very rewarding, but it also has its challenges. Board members do not always agree, each resident has different needs and concerns, and not to mention creating and sticking to a budget isn’t always easy.

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Potential Risks of Hiring your Own Vendors

When looking for reputable contractors or vendors to perform maintenance and repairs on your condo, apartment, or rental home, who do you trust to do quality work at a fair price? Contractors must perform their job according to industry standards and state and local building codes. Failure to hire certified, dependable vendors can pose health and safety risks to your tenants.

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How Effective Leaders Manage HOAs

Even the most gifted leaders, however, will face unique challenges when taking the helm in a homeowners association. Like any organization, however, natural born leaders will feel a sense of responsibility for the community in which they live. They’ll do what they need to take the organization from surviving to thriving.

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