Blog Posts with the #Educational tag
February 25, 2021 - Educational
Vented Townhouse Attics: A Basic GuideAttics: 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.
February 18, 2021 - Educational
Condo Manager BurnoutSome 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.
February 11, 2021 - Updates for Members
Surviving The Cold – Winter Construction: SealantsIt’s that time of year again, the days are shorter, the temperature is cooler, and construction season is finally over.
February 4, 2021 - Educational
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?
January 28, 2021 - 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.
January 21, 2021 - Educational
Asphalt Pavements – A Measured ApproachGeneral 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.
January 7, 2021 - Educational
Top 10 Condo Building ProblemsWorkmanship, 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.
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