LANCE ON HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATIONS


While townhome and condominium residents fortunately don’t have to deal with plowing snow (a perk of living in an association!), there still are some suggestions for preparing for winter.   Since the snow will stay in the Twin Cities before we know it, here are some friendly reminders to get ready for winter:   Bring[…]

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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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  Even as an individual, you can make a difference in reducing the use of the earth’s natural resources.   According to the Sustainable Housing Foundation, sustainability is important because “our global future depends on it.” The Sustainable Housing Foundation also notes that three interconnected issues are the roots of the need for sustainable living:[…]

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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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The Minnesota chapter of Community Associations Institute (CAI-MN) presented David Stendal, founder of Omega Property Management, with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Stendal received the award at last night’s Vision Awards banquet at International Market Square.   Stendal founded Omega Property Management, one of the area’s oldest homeowner association management companies, in 1977. He was recognized[…]

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Whether you go north, south or simply stay in the Twin Cities, locations abound to take in the Minnesota fall colors.   Here are some of our favorites.   North Shore of Lake Superior: According to Explore Minnesota, mid-September to early October is the best time to catch the fall foliage here. Highway 61 from[…]

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