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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 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 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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