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June 30, 2020 - Educational
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoLifeIsGrand #COVID-19 #Educational #IndustryNews

Selling/Buying A Condo During COVID19 – What to expect!

Real Estate is deemed an “Essential Service” however like all other industries, there are some significant changes to the processes of working from A-Z through a successful real estate transaction closing.

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June 25, 2020 - Educational
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoLifeIsGrand #Educational #IndustryNews #Maintenance

Elevator Ups & Downs

There are certain factors that should be considered when preparing for planned and unplanned elevator down-time. On-site time for elevator installation crews ranges from about two weeks for an accessibility lift, to four weeks for a hydraulic elevator, and six weeks for a traction elevator.

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June 17, 2020 - Condo Life is Grand
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #CondoTechnology #Educational #Maintenance #Security

Security: Keeping Up With The Times

Most people would agree that for the majority of us, advances in technology have significantly improved our daily lives. The use of the internet in particular has allowed us to get tasks done faster and more efficiently without having to leave the comfort of our homes.

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June 11, 2020 - Educational
Tag(s): #Educational #Event #IndustryNews

Thoughts About Racism in Condominiums

Experts far and wide tell us that racism is rife in our society, both on the systemic and individual levels. The injunction they deliver is to ask, and reflect upon, ourselves, our conduct: Are we clean and pure, or could our conduct and attitudes be sometimes tainted?

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June 3, 2020 - Updates for Members
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand #COVID-19 #Maintenance

Waste Management Considerations During COVID-19

When people think of garbage, they generally associate it with smelly, dirty items that they cannot wait to get rid of – either throwing them down the chute or tossing into a dumpster. With COVID-19 and its implications, it now becomes smelly, dirty, AND a potentially scary daily task.

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May 28, 2020 - Updates for Members
Tag(s): #Educational #Legal #Q&A

Condo Q & A: Changes at the Tribunal and Tarion

Will the Condominium Authority Tribunal of Ontario broaden the type of disputes it hears? Tarion now requires an information sheet be provided with pre-construction condominium purchase agreements – what is this new information sheet and why do we have it?

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May 21, 2020 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoFinances #COVID-19 #Educational

Education Videos Spotlight: Finances and Government Assistance Programs

Shalon Seebach discusses how to manage a Condominium's cash flow during COVID-19.

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May 14, 2020 - Educational
Tag(s): #Educational #IndustryNews

Consumer Protection – Home Warranties

Changes are coming to Tarion. An insider reports that by the end of 2020, the new home warranty provider and new home builder regulator will be 2 separate organizations.

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May 7, 2020 - Condo Life is Grand
Tag(s): #CondoLifeIsGrand

A Day in the Life of a Property Manager

What do you think of when you hear ‘property manager?’ When people ask me what I do for a living, and ‘property manager’ is my response, I am usually met by a blank stare...

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April 30, 2020 - Educational
Tag(s): #COVID-19 #Maintenance #Security

Building Security and COVID-19

Maintenance and repair services necessary to manage the safety and security of properties and buildings have been deemed essential services and are still available during COVID-19.

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