Posted on 1/20/2020 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
If you’ve poked around our website, you may have noticed our page “The Gassen Difference.” Indeed, the way we run things is slightly different from many HOA management companies. Our being different is a good thing; it enables us to provide one-of-a-kind, individualized service, while also setting us apart in the industry and giving us the tools we need to help your neighborhood shine.
Posted on 12/23/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
Condominiums, though smaller than full-sized townhomes and other units under HOA management, can be the perfect housing solution for many people. Generally speaking, lower mortgage payments, coupled with a built-in community and typically convenient location, makes them ideal for anyone from the first-time real-estate buyer to the aged individual looking for a retirement community. Condos really are the unsung heroes of housing!
Posted on 12/16/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
Your HOA depends on timely payments of its members’ dues in order to function. One late payment and suddenly the neighborhood as a whole is in debt to contractors or other maintenance companies! Moreover, if money isn’t available, these services won’t get done. On a large scale, this can mean a decrease in property values and resident satisfaction—the two things that a HOA neighborhood is supposed to ensure the growth of.
Posted on 12/9/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
It’s December, and holiday joy is in full swing! However, even while your HOA is busy celebrating and spending time with family, as a board, it never hurts to begin springtime preparations. The earlier you begin to plan, the easier the process will be once the ground defrosts and actual work begins. Spring cleaning is hard enough; it’s important that you work ahead.
Posted on 11/25/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
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.
Posted on 10/28/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
Proper HOA management brings tight social bonds and financial stability to neighborhoods everywhere—and it all starts with the board of directors (or the board, for short). These are community members who volunteer their time, through online property management or otherwise, to help the HOA make decisions that keep the community healthy and strong.
Posted on 9/16/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
If you’re new to living underneath HOA management, you may hear a ton of foreign terms thrown around by board members and fellow residents alike. It can leave you feeling quite confused, left behind, and altogether alienated—the exact opposite of how any HOA should make you feel.
Posted on 8/5/2019 8:14 AM By Gassen Companies
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!
Posted on 7/22/2019 1:57 PM By Gassen Companies
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.
Posted on 6/24/2019 4:00 AM By Gassen Companies
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.