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How to Hire the Best Community Management CompanyJan 11, 2021
Whether you have been newly elected to your Board or you have been a Board member for several years, you owe it to your residents to make sure that you are managed by the best communiy management company. Every condominium corporation differs in their needs, so you must take the proper time and ask the right questions when hiring a community management company.
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Property Management - 11 Things Every Board Member Should KnowJan 08, 2021It’s no secret: volunteering to be a board member for your condominium or HOA is a significant commitment. Many boards find that hiring a professional property management company is the best decision they can make for their community. But how do you choose the firm that’s right for you? This article explains several factors that serve to differentiate property managers.
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Introduction to Radon: What You Can Do to Make Your Home Safe for Your FamilyJan 08, 2021Carbon monoxide is widely known as a dangerous gas that can be present in homes and other buildings, causing a threat to our health. But did you know about radon, also a colourless, odorless, naturally-occurring gas that can be found indoors and poses a threat to our health and well-being? If you are not familiar with radon, you’re not alone. Here is an overview of radon gas: What is it? Where is it found? What are its possible health effects? What you can do to protect your family?
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Four Steps to Healthy FinancesDec 30, 2020Keeping your condominium corporation’s finances healthy is much like keeping yourself physically fit. The key is to make smart choices and avoid over-indulgence.
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Five Steps for More Effective Condo Board MeetingsDec 30, 2020If you’re like many board members, one of your most challenging jobs is running your condominium corporation’s board meetings. Keeping everyone on task and addressing board member disagreements is not always easy. So what can you do to manage your meetings more effectively?
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10 Condominium Security TipsDec 30, 2020Consider these 10 tips to help make your condominium property secure. A little extra attention can greatly improve safety for the community’s residents.
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Managing Package Deliveries During the Holiday SeasonDec 17, 2020Condo corporations have had to adjust the process of managing package deliveries. During this uncertain time for all, FirstService Residential has provided concierges, property managers, and residents the correct safety protocols according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.
How Great Property Management Companies Conquer Staff TransitionsNov 30, 2020When your community considers a new manager, having the right experts on your management team can make for a smooth transition.
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Demystifying Maintenance and Repair Roles for Residents in Your Condo CorporationNov 18, 2020
How well do homeowners in your condo corporation understand maintenance responsibilities? You might think that responsibilities for maintenance, repairs and replacements would be straightforward enough – what’s inside the condo unit is the unit owner’s, and what’s outside is the corporation’s.
How an Integrated Maintenance Plan Can Keep Your Condominium From Walking on Thin Ice
How an Integrated Maintenance Plan Can Keep Your Condominium From Walking on Thin IceNov 18, 2020Cold weather will soon be upon us, so now is the time to make sure your condominium maintenance program is on track. As brutal as Alberta winters can be, you certainly don’t want to discover a leak in your roof during a heavy snowfall or have a boiler stop working during a record cold spell.