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Legislative Changes Affecting HOAs

legislative changes

The 2023 legislative session in Minnesota was active, with several significant bills that will impact community associations in the state. Below is an abbreviating listing of those topics. As the laws are further defined and incorporated into daily living in HOAs, we will continue diving deeper into these topics in future newsletters and publications. Marijuana/Cannabis […]

Insurance Market Troubles

insurance market

The insurance market for HOAs has been volatile, at best, for the last decade. 2023 has been horrendous on a number of fronts. For most associations, premium increases have been somewhere between 20-40%. For some, the primary business/structural policy premium has doubled. And for a rapidly growing number of associations, surprising news of non-renewals has […]

Sharper Scramble Golf Tournament

Gold Tournament

Last chance to register for the 7th Annual Sharper Scramble Golf Tournament, held Friday, July 14th, at Boulder Pointe Golf Club in Elko. This FREE day of food, fun, fellowship, and golf is Sharper’s way of showing appreciation to you – our valued client – to our Sharper staff, and to our trusted vendors. Registration […]

Types of Association Meetings

association meetings

As always, each Association will vary according to the Governing Documents. There are three common types of Association meetings. It is important to understand the differences and functions they serve.  Board Meetings – the most common type of meeting that many are familiar with. This is the regular business meeting of the elected Board of Directors. […]

Pet Rule Reminders

pet rules

Now that the snow is melting, the common grounds can tell tales of those not following pet rules. If your Association allows pets, most have similar rules. A common one - pick up pet waste immediately. Please be courteous and respectful of your community by helping to keep the grounds clean. Please also review your Governing […]

Spring Activities in the Twin Cities Metro Area

spring activities

Spring is a wonderful time of year in the Twin Cities, with plenty of activities and events to enjoy. From outdoor festivals to beautiful parks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. In this blog, we’ll highlight some of the top spring activities in the Twin Cities.  Visit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum   The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum […]

Spring Cleaning Tips

spring cleaning

Spring is the perfect time to clean and refresh your home. You can make your home feel new again with a little effort and organization. This blog will provide some spring-cleaning tips to help you get started.  Start with a plan: Before you begin, list all the areas in your home that need cleaning. Prioritize […]

Sharper Welcomes 3 New Staff Members

New Staff

In addition to the growing number of new clients in 2023, Sharper is pleased to add three new-to-us, but experienced-in-the-industry, staff to our already strong stable of community managers. Joining as portfolio managers, we welcome Steven Smith, Josh Fuhreck, and Kimberly Schlauderaff. Kim brings 20 years of property management experience and holds industry designations of […]

Sharper Management Welcomes Ravinia Neighborhood Association

Ravinia Monument

Sharper Management is pleased to welcome the Ravinia Neighborhood Association as a full-service client. Effective April 1st. This expansive Lennar-built masterplan community consists of 445-single family homes resting on the east end of Corcoran, bordering Plymouth. The community features winding walking trails, a lovely community pool, and a Club/Pool House available for private rentals to […]

Press Release – Brownstones on France Joins Sharper Portfolio

Brownstones on France

Contributing to a solid first quarter of growth, Sharper Management is pleased to welcome the Brownstones on France Association into the property management fold, effective March 1st. This beautiful, luxurious, and truly unique townhome development was constructed in 2006 by a local high-end home builder, Noonan Construction. Proud of the original design and high demand, […]