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Smart Financial Planning

Posted on Wednesday November 01, 2017

Safeguarding a strata corporation’s operating and reserve funds is one of the main fiduciary duties of all board members, not just the treasurer. This means strata councils must protect the financial interests of the strata corporation and its members. 

Strata Budgets: Mapping Out Your Strategic Plan

Posted on Wednesday October 04, 2017

Dive into what it takes to create a strategic plan.

Strata Budgets: Things to Consider When Creating Your Strata’s Budget

Posted on Tuesday October 03, 2017

As a homeowner, you want to live in a place that accentuates your style – from a beautiful sense of arrival or exquisitely decorated building lobby, complete with freshly pruned trees and lush landscaping – but unless your strata council has strategically planned out your strata’s budget, you can forget all of that. 

Strata Budgets: Creating a Road Map to Success

Posted on Monday October 02, 2017

It’s budget season! Are you stressed? The word ‘budget’ can be scary, so thinking about creating next year’s budget is daunting for many strata corporations. We’d like to change that. 

Newsletter Article: Getting a Return on Empties

Posted on Thursday September 21, 2017

Starting July 1, the City of Vancouver will be penalizing you for leaving your home or condominium vacant. So why not rent it out?

Newsletter Article: Copping IN

Posted on Monday September 18, 2017

Project Access will allow Vancouver Police into your public areas faster.

Newsletter Article: Time to Walk Away?

Posted on Thursday September 14, 2017

From a legal standpoint, the BC Government has made it easier to wind up your strata corporation and sell your property. But that doesn’t make it any less work – or much less challenging. Here are some guidelines from the experts.

Newsletter Article: Coloring Your Assets

Posted on Monday September 11, 2017

A primer on contracting out paint jobs for common areas.

Newsletter Article: An Ounce of Prevention

Posted on Thursday September 07, 2017

Like changing the oil in your car, regular maintenance on a building helps keeps everything working properly and safely. For stratas, some tasks are not optional, they are mandatory.

Newsletter Article: Into the Strata – Sphere

Posted on Monday September 04, 2017

Serving as a council member can be rewarding and fun – while helping you personally protect what is probably your biggest investment.

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