December 3, 2020 - Educational
Stay Home, Stay Safe and Mediation OnlineThe COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to the closure of many condominium amenities. Beyond condominium communities, a series of other venues have been closed for over half a year now, to limit unnecessary in-person gatherings and to keep people safe at home.
November 25, 2020 - Educational
Top Considerations for a Parking Garage RestorationOn a list of big-ticket items, few property expenses stand out more than a parking garage restoration. It is imperative for managers and owners to consider their options and ensure they have a solid game plan before and during any garage project.
November 19, 2020 - Updates for Members
Protecting Your Investment – Read your condominium’s financial statementsFor 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.
November 11, 2020 - Updates for Members
Changes to the Condominium Act: A Guide to the New Condominium GuideEffective 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.”
November 4, 2020 - Educational
Controlling Excessive Condensation on WindowsThe 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.
October 27, 2020 - Condo Life is Grand
7 Staging Tips to Make Your Condo Look Bigger and Boost Its Sale PriceIn 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.
October 21, 2020 - Condo Life is Grand
Five Questions You Should Be Asking Your Winter Service ProviderWhen 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.
October 15, 2020 - Updates for Members
Fraud: Make Sure the Board Is Drinking Their Morning CoffeeJane 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”.
October 5, 2020 - Updates for Members
Communicating in the Digital Age: Condo EditionEffective 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.
September 29, 2020 - Educational