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property management company

These days many homeowners are finding themselves purchasing a home in homeowner association communities, whether they choose a condominium, townhouse or a newer single-family home. Many of these associations have hired a property management company (PMC), like Omega Property Management. Homeowners who are living in a homeowner association (HOA) for the first time may be[…]

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association board meeting

We’ve all been there. The association board meeting with upset, confused, and/or frustrated homeowners where homeowner input has gone on for an hour with no end in sight. The board meeting that has gone on for four hours, the directors are exhausted and are now making off-the-wall, albeit hilarious, suggestions in ways to finalize discussions[…]

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hoa board responsibilities

HOA board responsibilities are not to be taken lightly. There are numerous ways that inexperienced board members can get into trouble (check out these blog posts for examples).   That’s why we recently launched Omega University, a series of educational seminars that will take place each spring and fall.   The first Omega University board[…]

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If you love snow, Erie, Pa., was the place to be this week. Record busting lake-effect snow dumped more than five feet of snow in about 60 hours.   While the maximum single storm snowfall in Minnesota was 46.5 inches — in January 1994 — and our snowfall has been minimal this season, Minnesotans nonetheless[…]

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In a townhome or condo association, the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs, or “Declaration”) typically is initially created by the developer of the association.   As the association evolves, though, it may be time to look at updating the CC&Rs. Perhaps a law has changed, or the way that people in the association[…]

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As senior living communities evolve, so do their amenities. At Nokomis Square Cooperative, a facility managed by Omega Property Management, the Design Enhancements Committee turned to a time-tested attraction with a unique approach – art.   The community worked with Metro Interiors to create an art gallery in the residential hallways. The committee and Metro[…]

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As recent temperatures have been in the 70s, it seems that summer is having one last burst.   With that in mind, we look at a unique property we manage in Eden Prairie that has grass roof – or green roof – sheds.   Now, there are some twists when it comes to maintaining a[…]

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It’s that time of the year when homeowner associations gather to provide an update on their communities and possibly vote on important issues. An annual meeting can go very smoothly with appropriate preparation.   Here are some tips on preparing for your association’s annual meeting.   Communicate early and often: Just as with any event,[…]

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