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Managing Package Deliveries During the Holiday SeasonDec 17, 2020Condo associations have had to adjust the process of managing package deliveries.FirstService Residential has provided concierges, property managers, and residents the correct safety protocols according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and city ordinances.
Property Management Transitions: Smooth Staff ChangesNov 30, 2020When your community considers a new manager, having the right experts on your management team can make for a smooth transition.
Preventative Roof Maintenance is Crucial to the Sustainability and Longevity of Your Roof
Preventative Roof Maintenance is Crucial to the Sustainability and Longevity of Your RoofOct 05, 2020
We can all agree there are many important elements to a housing structure, but your roof is probably the most important. Changing temperatures, snow accumulation, large amounts of rain, ice dams and high winds can all cause major damage to condominiums, townhomes and single-family homes throughout Minnesota.
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The Eights Key Roles of an HOA PresidentAug 31, 2020Serving as Board President can be an honor, privilege, and something you can take great satisfaction in. We’ve outlined some of the essential roles and responsibilities of a typical HOA President. Please understand that each association is different, so the information below is to be used to gain a general understanding.
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Five Landscaping Maintenance Tips to Help Associations Rake-In Curb Appeal and ValueAug 31, 2020A lot goes into choosing a community. But for most new residents – 70% according to some surveys there’s one thing that tops the list: curb appeal.
How to Manage Insurance Renewal in your Minnesota Homeowners Association
How to Manage Insurance Renewal in your Minnesota Homeowners AssociationAug 31, 2020Your association’s insurance renewal can be lengthy, drawn out, time consuming and always seems to come down to the wire. Having a clear, laid out plan to help steer the process will keep you, the entire board, and most importantly your association in the best position to obtain quality proposals in a timely manner for a job well done.
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Board Basics: Recognizing and Preventing Conflicts of InterestAug 31, 2020The phrase “conflict of interest” tends to get thrown around without much thought, but in reality it can cause real threats to your Minnesota homeowners association if any conflicts go unrecognized. Understanding what the phrase means and knowing how to recognize when these instances may be happening is an important responsibility as a board member and will go a long way toward ensuring the strength and stability of your community.
A Minnesota Guide to Sighting and Fighting Mold
A Minnesota Guide to Sighting and Fighting MoldAug 31, 2020The bane of every homeowner: unsightly, unsanitary, and unbecoming sight of mold. As Minnesotans, we experience intense rain in summer months and fast thaws in the spring, both of which can lead to extra moisture in and around our homes. If you suspect mold in or near your home take into consideration a comprehensive strategy rather than jumping right into the battle. We’ve got the tips you’ll need to get rid and keep mold away.
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What Does the Board Secretary Really Do?Aug 31, 2020The Board Secretary is responsible for meeting the Association’s legal and financial obligations and maintaining the Association’s records. Depending on the Association’s requirements, some of the following tasks may need to be distributed to other Board Members or it might be necessary to appoint an assistant to the Secretary.
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Tips to Maintain Your Minnesota HOA FinancesAug 08, 2020Maintaining the health of your Minnesota community homeowners association’s finances is similar to the way you keep yourself healthy: make good choices, don’t overindulge and exercise good judgement.