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Condominium Corporation Budgets: Mapping Out Your Strategic Plan

Posted on Tuesday July 25, 2017

Dive into the details of mapping out your strategic plan. 

Condominium Corporation Budgets: Things to Consider When Creating Your Budget

Posted on Monday July 24, 2017

The annual budgeting process offers an opportunity for your board to explore your condominium’s current financial condition and to ensure your community’s financial stability for the future. Successful condominium management hinges on a well thought out budget for both short-term and long-term planning. 

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.

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.

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