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November 19, 2020 - Updates for Members
Tag(s): #Educational

Protecting Your Investment – Read your condominium’s financial statements

For many, financial statements are full of numbers arranged in an unfamiliar format. This can result in the inability to understand what is being presented. The intent of this article is to clarify this information so you can understand the story behind those numbers.

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November 11, 2020 - Updates for Members
Tag(s): #Announcement #BoardofDirectors #Educational #UpdatesForMembers

Changes to the Condominium Act: A Guide to the New Condominium Guide

Effective January 1, 2021, the Condominium Act, 1998 (the “Act”) will be amended to require condominium developers to provide potential purchasers of pre-construction and newly-built condominium units with a “Condominium Guide.”

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November 4, 2020 - Educational
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational

Controlling Excessive Condensation on Windows

The beautiful months of winter are upon us! Just because we’ll all be inside for a few months doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be able to look out our windows though! Yes, it’s time to talk about ways of controlling excessive condensation on windows.

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October 27, 2020 - Condo Life is Grand
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #Maintenance

7 Staging Tips to Make Your Condo Look Bigger and Boost Its Sale Price

In my residential real estate career, I’ve assisted many buyers purchase high-rise condos and inevitably the question of space and size arises. If the current home-owner has been aware of flow and furniture placement, we often discuss possibilities for change and how we see the current layout meeting their needs.

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October 21, 2020 - Condo Life is Grand
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoLifeIsGrand #Maintenance

Five Questions You Should Be Asking Your Winter Service Provider

When evaluating your winter service needs and starting the process of looking for a qualified service provider, it is increasingly important to be thorough in your search. Asking the right questions can help you to differentiate between a mediocre and an exceptional winter service provider.

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October 15, 2020 - Updates for Members
Tag(s): #CondoFinances #Educational

Fraud: Make Sure the Board Is Drinking Their Morning Coffee

Jane woke up early on a Sunday morning and decided she was going to get as many errands done as possible to prepare for the upcoming vacation. She decides to look for the forms to renew her passport. She starts her coffee brewing and sleepily googles “passport renewal”.

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October 5, 2020 - Updates for Members
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoLifeIsGrand #CondoTechnology

Communicating in the Digital Age: Condo Edition

Effective communication is vital for the success of any organization, including condominiums. The Digital Age has changed the way people communicate. Even those reluctant to change have been forced to do so to some extent by the pandemic. Condominiums must adapt to the changing times.

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September 29, 2020 - Educational
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #Educational #Maintenance

Do it, or defer it?

How to decide on proceeding with reserve fund projects in a pandemic.

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September 23, 2020 - Industry News
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #CondoTechnology #Educational

Drone Use in Construction

A look at our procedures for commercial UAV drone technology use. The regulations we abide by and expectations we meet to fly.

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September 16, 2020 - Condo Life is Grand
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoLifeIsGrand #Maintenance

Autumn, the Season for Preventive Maintenance

From snow storms to freezing rain and cold temperatures, the winter season can create a number of problems for your building. Being prepared can help you get through the season with as little damage to your property and equipment and reduce the possibility of huge insurance claims and unanticipated expenses.

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