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February 25, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #Educational #EnergyEfficiency #Maintenance

Vented Townhouse Attics: A Basic Guide

Attics: the last frontier. This unexplored area of the house tends to go about unnoticed by most homeowners. Generally hidden, attics can largely impact the roof and living space below, with hidden problems causing discomfort and costing you money.

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February 18, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #Educational

Condo Manager Burnout

Some board members are concerned that Condo Managers are now working from home. So are some Condo Managers. It adds stress to an already difficult job.

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February 11, 2021 - Updates for Members
Tag(s): #Educational

Surviving The Cold – Winter Construction: Sealants

It’s that time of year again, the days are shorter, the temperature is cooler, and construction season is finally over.

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February 4, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #CondoFinances #Educational #Q&A

Does Our Condo Budget Have To Be “Breakeven”?

We want to carry some surplus in our operating fund – is that ok, and if so, can we plan for it?

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January 28, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #Audit #BoardofDirectors #CondoFinances #Educational

Why Do You Still Use Cheques?

Why are you still using cheques? It cannot be because they are expensive, or a hassle to get two board members to sign. It cannot be because your vendors enjoy chasing you down and maybe even intercepting you before it hits the postal box.

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January 21, 2021 - Educational
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #Educational

Asphalt Pavements – A Measured Approach

General maintenance and repair of asphalt pavements is typically less urgent and lower on the priority list compared to roof and building envelope repairs for condo owners.

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January 14, 2021 - Updates for Members
Tag(s): #BoardofDirectors #CondoLifeIsGrand #IndustryNews

Importance of Insuring to Full Replacement Cost

The most important asset to any condominium corporation is the property itself.

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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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