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Homeowners Association

7 Reasons to Serve on an HOA Board

As a homeowner or renter, you play a vital role in the life and health of an HOA. You are both a member of a thriving community and a beneficiary of a wide range of amenities and facilities. Therefore, you will have lots of opportunities to participate in activities and volunteer in community events.

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6 Cool, Easy-to-Use Apps for Property Owners

Property owners can now take advantage of cool apps that they can use on their personal computers, tablets, or smartphones. Although these apps do not provide comprehensive tools that your Gassen property management company can, they’re still quite useful for your mobile lifestyle.

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What Are Today’s Homeowners Looking for in an HOA?

Nearly 25 percent of today’s homeowners live in some type of managed community. HOA communities are attractive options for buyers because they know they have protection for their real estate investments. In a neighborhood where everyone is subject to rules and regulations, property owners can rest assured that their community will be well-managed. They can also take advantage of conflict mediation services and benefit from regular maintenance that doesn’t exist in unmanaged communities.

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Behind on Property Maintenance? Here’s How You Can Catch Up

Regularly property maintenance is key to protecting the value of your real estate investments. When you fall behind, however, it may seem like playing catch up is an overwhelming task. At Gassen, we know how important it is that you keep your property in top condition. Not only does regular maintenance increase the value of your holdings, but it creates a space that you can be proud to call your own.

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The Professional Guide to Preventing Late Payments

Getting tenants and HOA members to pay rent and dues on time can be quite stressful. There are systems that you can set up that can be beneficial to both parties for making timely payments. Gassen already has these systems in place to help you manage your property. Below are four tips that can help ensure that you receive payments on time.

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The Dangers of Hiring Unlicensed and Uninsured Contractors

Although, you may be tempted to hire an unlicensed contractor to save time or money, doing so could cause significant problems long after they complete the work. Your best option is to hire a reputable contractor that adheres to Minnesota state regulations and codes for building contractors.

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Pets or No Pets? 4 Considerations for Property Owners and HOAs

Whether you are a property owner or HOA Board, trying to decide if you should allow pets in your residential community can be a difficult decision. Gassen can help you weigh the pros and cons from a financial standpoint as well as provide management and accounting services to accommodate new pets. Below are some factors to help you decide if allowing pets on the premises is a good idea for you.

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Is Your Accounting Not Adding Up? We Can Help

As a property owner or Homeowners Association (HOA) board member, it is essential you keep your accounting records updated throughout the year. At Gassen, we offer a variety of accounting services such as property management, the organization of tax records, and the tracking of incoming revenue and outgoing expenses. We design our services to help you keep your records accurate and updated. Let’s look at some ways we make accounting easier for you.

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5 Tips for Handling a Hoarding Homeowner in Your HOA

Hoarding is a growing problem in our Minneapolis communities. Knowing how to handle hoarders in you HOA neighborhood can be crucial for everyone. There are laws and guidelines for handling hoarders, and Gassen knows how to handle a hoarder in your HOA. We have the tools and resources to properly handle the situation. Let’s begin with a few things you can do when faced with a hoarder.

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4 Tax Write-Offs Property Managers Should Take Advantage Of

Tax season can be a hectic time of year for almost all property owners. To make it less stressful, and to get the most benefits out of your deductions and write-offs, make sure you keep your tax records organized. Being unorganized and unprepared can have you losing out with your taxes.

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