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January 7, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #Educational #Maintenance

Top 10 Condo Building Problems

Workmanship, Quality Control & Water… Probably because I have inspected thousands of condo buildings and their units for construction defects and other issues, I am often asked by both prospective condo buyers and property managers to name the most common problems found in new condo developments.

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December 17, 2020 - Educational
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoFinances

Financial Statements - What Are Our Options?

The financial statements of your condominium corporation are an important tool. While most condominium corporations are required to have an audit completed, some smaller corporations can waive this requirement... are there other types of financial statements available?

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December 9, 2020 - Industry News
Tag(s): #IndustryNews

New Licensee Designations for Condo Managers

Condo property managers must be licensed by the Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario in accordance with the Condominium Management Services Act, 2015 (the “CMSA”) in order to provide condo management services.

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December 3, 2020 - Educational
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #COVID-19 #Educational #Legal

Stay Home, Stay Safe and Mediation Online

The 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.

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November 25, 2020 - Educational
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #Educational

Top Considerations for a Parking Garage Restoration

On 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.

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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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