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  • Strict rules, high fees: What to know about Twin Cities HOAs (MN) February 10, 2024
    With roughly 7,950 housing communities in Minnesota, many home shoppers need to factor in homeowners association fees as part of their purchase price.  Read the article…………………………….
  • Green infrastructure a mystery for many homeowners associations (MN) December 3, 2023
    “We have a lot of wet backyards,” said Jean, a Woodbury resident who lives in a homeowners association built in 1998. “It is all either water, weeds, or grass. Nothing else.”  “Part of the problem was that we didn’t know what we had when we moved in,” added husband Steve. Their HOA paid $15,000 to rearrange irrigation controllers and also installed rain sensors and rain gauges to avoid wasting water.   Read the article…………………………….
  • Irrigation rates point of contention for homeowner associations (MN) November 29, 2023
    Members of half a dozen homeowner associations (HOAs) came prepared to argue their water bills at the Nov. 20 town board meeting.  The problem isn’t the cost of domestic water, but the cost to irrigate common green space, which residents living in townhomes feel is unfair.    Read the article…………………………..
  • Homeowners association group to meet in Eagan (MN) November 6, 2023
    The HOA Leadership Network is hosting a free educational meeting for townhome and condominium homeowners Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023, 9-11 a.m. at the Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway, Eagan. Topics will be an introduction to homeowner associations and exterior building maintenance. Coffee and donuts provided. More information at hoaleadershipnetwork.org.
  • Homeowners Association asks for city help with sewer system (MN) October 14, 2023
    Could the City of Scandia be taking on management of another wastewater system?  Approached last week by the Wyldewood Acres Homeowners Association, the Scandia City Council directed city staff last week to study several options for assisting the association with bringing its private sewer into compliance with the Minnesota Pollution Control Act.   Read the article………………………………
  • Brooklyn Park staff look to be involved in HOA conflicts (MN) October 11, 2023
    The City of Brooklyn Park knows the significant impact homeowners associations can have on residents in Brooklyn Park neighborhoods, and is looking to be involved with how they’re conducted.   Read the article………………………………
  • Lawmakers look to ban shadow noncompete agreements in property management contracts (MN) September 7, 2023
    Rep. Emma Greenman, DFL-Minneapolis, said she and Sen. Alice Mann, DFL-Edina, will write a bill prohibiting property management companies from forbidding homeowners associations from hiring their workers.    Read the article………………………..

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  • Alert to Business Owners: New Law Requires Disclosure of Information
    In 2021, Congress passed the Corporate Transparency Act, 31 U.S.C. Section 5336 (the “Act”) which requires the reporting and collection of beneficial ownership information for applicable entities. Beneficial ownership information refers to identifying information about the individuals who directly or indirectly own or control a company.   Read the article………………………………
  • Helping Your Association With Vendor Management
    When working with your community association, vendor management needs to take center stage to ensure the smooth operation of vital services like landscaping, maintenance, and security. Your role as a community member entails overseeing these essential functions. By effectively managing vendors, you guarantee that your community thrives     Read the article………………………………….
  • Annual Meeting Time: Making a Case for Assessments Increase (MN)
    Proper financial planning is the bedrock of every community association’s sustainability. It ensures that the association can continue to provide essential services, maintain property values, and enhance the overall quality of life for its residents. One critical aspect of financial planning is the periodic assessment of whether it’s necessary to increase dues. In this blog, we will explore the steps and considerations that can make raising dues a smoother process.   Read the article………………………..
  • Can our Association Restrict or Prohibit Solar Panels? (MN)
    Until very recently, the answer to this question was a resounding “YES”. However, legislation that was recently passed in Minnesota will change the way that some associations look at solar panels and solar energy. This change to Minnesota Statutes was intended to promote the use of solar energy as well as provide homeowners with the ability to install and use a solar energy system when doing so would not work to the detriment of the association or other homeowners.   Read ...
  • Tips to Set Up Your Community Association Budget for Success (MN)
    As a community association board member or property manager, you know that effective budgeting is vital for your community to function smoothly. Your budget serves as a financial plan, outlining anticipated revenues and expenses and guiding day-to-day operations, long-term planning, and decision-making. Check out some frequently asked questions and best practices for a well-structured budget!    Read the article………………………..
  • Updates to MCIOA Homeowners Associations Need to Know About: Part III (MN)
    As discussed in earlier in this series, there were some significant changes to Minnesota Statutes Chapter 515B, commonly known as the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (“MCIOA”) adopted in the recent session of the Minnesota legislature. Part I focused on the ability to assess attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in conjunction with a homeowner’s violation of the governing documents. Part II focused on collection of accelerated assessments in collection actions. The series winds up with a focus on changes to ...
  • Minnesota Legalization: 4 Things to Keep In Mind With the End of Cannabis Prohibition
    You can now have two pounds of cannabis flower in your home or two ounces when outside your home. Your limited to 8 grams of cannabis concentrate and 800 mg of edible products. At each residence, a +21 year or older adult can grow up to eight cannabis plants with four mature at a time.   Read the article………………………..

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