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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.

Vendor Management Tips to Help Condominium Corporations Get Great Results

Posted on Tuesday November 24, 2015

To maintain your building, your Board members must employ and manage several different vendors. These vendors help with the upkeep of your condo building and preserving the building’s property value as a whole. Read tips on how to best manage your vendors.

How to Choose the Right Community Banking Program

Posted on Tuesday November 10, 2015

Does your condominium corporation have the right banking program in place for your condo? As a Board member it is your fiduciary responsibility to safeguard your condominium corporation’s funds.

Hiring Vendors? Legal Issues for Condominium Corporations to Consider

Posted on Friday November 06, 2015

As a Board member you are responsible for many things including overseeing and hiring vendors for community projects. Your condominium corporation may be looking to hire a vendor to simply perform routine maintenance or for an upcoming special project. Do you know what basics to look for when hiring a vendor for your building?

How Condominium Corporations Can Use a Social Media Strategy to Strengthen Community Engagement

Posted on Tuesday November 03, 2015

Social media is one of the biggest technology sensations to impact our lives over the last decade. It is used as an effective communication tool each and every day for many people worldwide. Have you thought about using social media to enhance your community engagement?

Scary Fun: Halloween Safety Tips for Your Family and Community

Posted on Friday October 23, 2015

Halloween is right around the corner and before it arrives there are many precautions we must take to ensure our kids and community are safe. As we prepare to celebrate let’s go over a checklist of safety measures we can take to make sure the little ghosts and goblins throughout our community are safe.

Why Career Changers Should Consider Property Management Careers

Posted on Thursday October 22, 2015

Are you looking for a new career path? Why not try property management? Working as a Property Manager will allow you to connect with people to form a sense of community and help enhance their lives as residents. Learn more about how joining the property management industry could fulfill your career dreams.

Creating an Effective HOA Committee that Benefits Board Members

Posted on Friday October 16, 2015

Condominium Corporation Board members often find themselves needing assistance to handle special projects and community tasks. When these instances arise the Board looks to form committees to cover these special projects. As a Board Member, are you aware of the steps to take to create an effective committee?

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