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Condominium Corporation Budgets: Creating a Road Map to Success

Posted on Friday July 21, 2017

It’s budget season! Are you stressed? Concerned about a potential dues increase or a large capital project that’s looming in the future? The word “budget” can be scary, so thinking about creating next year’s budget is daunting for many homeowners boards. We’d like to change that. In fact, we don’t want you to view next year’s budget as a task at all.

How Condominium Corporation Leaders Create Happy Communities

Posted on Monday January 16, 2017

What makes a condominium community happy? A lot goes into it, but it’s no secret that much of it depends on community leadership.

Tips for Planning a Successful Community Event

Posted on Monday July 11, 2016

Community events are a great way for Condominium Corporations to bring residents together, create a sense of community pride and encourage a social and cohesive community environment! What better way to build relationships and enhance residents’ quality of life than to bring homeowners together to meet their neighbors and feel more connected and engaged with their local community.

How to Save on Ontario Summer Energy Costs

Posted on Thursday July 07, 2016

Summer’s longer days mean more time to spend outside enjoying warm weather and sunshine. The Ontario summer is also the time when your building is working hard to keep you comfortable, which often leads to higher electricity costs. This makes summer an excellent time to consider energy management to help control these costs.

Property Management 101: Top Tips for Board Members

Posted on Tuesday June 21, 2016

As a condominium board member, you know you have a huge part to play in ensuring a great lifestyle for your residents. It’s your job to provide leadership, ensure financial stability, and create a sense of togetherness. Consult these helpful property management tips for new board members and experienced ones alike.

Talking the Talk: Communication with Your Property Management Company

Posted on Wednesday June 15, 2016

Getting the most out of the relationship between your Condominium Corporation and your property management company comes down to many important factors and communication, as in any relationship, is essential.

Why Your Condo or High-Rise Needs a Great Front Desk Team

Posted on Thursday June 02, 2016

Five seconds. Science tells us that’s how long it takes to form an initial judgement about a person or thing. First impressions are even faster – they happen in an instant. Given this limited time to make a positive impact, the need for a great front desk team is clearer than ever.

Simple Energy Conservation Steps to Benefit Your Community This Winter

Posted on Thursday January 28, 2016

With the cold weather in the Ontario air we all would love to find ways to save money as condo owners.  There are a lot of helpful tips that we as homeowners can start before winter arrives and continue during the remainder of the winter season.

Fire Safety Tips for High-Rise and Condo Buildings

Posted on Thursday December 17, 2015

Here in the greater Toronto area there are tons of condos and high-rises to spark the interest of any buyer. Living in a high-rise can be so rewarding with the breathtaking views, concierge services, great location and more. But one thing to remember is fire safety for you and your family.

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