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  • Preventative Roof Maintenance is Crucial to the Sustainability and Longevity of Your Roof

    We can all agree there are many important elements to a housing structure, but your roof is probably the most important. Changing temperatures, snow accumulation, large amounts of rain, ice dams and high winds can all cause major damage to condominiums, townhomes and single-family homes. These harsh weather conditions can create all sorts of problems, from minor leaks to major cave-ins that can cost a condominium corporation thousands to repair.
  • Preventing Condominium Issues When Snowbirds Fly the Coop

    As Canadians anticipate spending the winter months knee-deep in snow and freezing temperatures, it’s likely that some residents in your condominium corporation community are anticipating spending some of their winter in a warmer climate.
  • 11 Things Every Board Member Should Know About Professional Condominium Management

    Some condominium boards choose to self-manage which greatly increases the workload of the board. Choosing to hire a professional condominium management company is often the best decision a board can make for themselves and the community. Here is what you should know about professional condominium management.
  • Renting Your Condominium

    When renting your condominium, both owner and tenant have responsibilities under the Condominium Property Act of Alberta (CPA). These are in addition to rights and responsibilities for landlords and tenants covered in the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA).
  • 7 Financial Must-Do’s for Condo Corporation Success

    There are so many things to enjoy about living in a condominium community. Among them are the sense of community, the great amenities and the high standards. However, if your condo corporation’s finances aren’t stable, none of it is possible.
  • The Difference Between Operating Costs and Condo Reserve Fund Expenditures

    Sometimes confusion exists over what expenses the operating budget covers and those that are reserve fund responsibilities. If board members understand the difference between the two, it's much easier for them to make the correct decisions when managing the affairs of the condominium corporation.
  • Seven Important Things to Know About Condominium Boards

    Each condominium corporation in Alberta is required by law to elect a board of directors to manage the corporation on behalf of all the owners. This article gives more detail about the election process and the role of the board.
  • Seven Key Services for Condominium and HOA Boards

    Recent research has revealed seven service standards that are important to condominium and HOA Board members when they evaluate property managers. How does your manager stack up?
  • Seven Tips for Preparing an Effective Annual Budget

    Proper condominium management depends upon the annual budget for both short- and long-term financial planning. It’s important to follow some guidelines to ensure the success of the community and protect the investment of the owners.
  • Six Important Things You Need to Know as a New Board Member

    Some owners are reluctant to volunteer to be a condominium board member because they’ve never done it before. That’s why we developed these six essential tips for new board members to help them get up-to-speed quickly. If you consider these points as you get down to condo business, you will be successful in your new role ─ one in which you really can make a difference.
  • The Condo Residents’ (Unofficial) Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

    Life in a multi-family community is much more pleasant when residents and leaders each understand their individual rights and responsibilities. As in all aspects of life, respect for each other and adherence to the rules are key components to successful community relations.
  • The Do’s & Don’ts of Board Communication

    Are Residents in Your Condo Corporation Getting the Message? Does your board know the secrets of effectively communicating with residents?
  • 5 Ways to Stop Disagreements from Taking Over Your Board Meetings

    If you’ve ever been a volunteer board member, you probably know the importance of board meetings. However, sometimes they are not as productive and professional as they could be. Delicate situations can arise. To keep your meetings focused, respectful and collaborative, put these helpful tips into practice.
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Running a Great Condo Board Meeting

    Love them or hate them, if you are a condominium board member you know that board meetings are essential to the successful operation of the community. But not all meetings are as effective as they should be. With some planning and guidelines in place this can be improved in short order.
  • The Role of Your Condo Board Treasurer

    The board of a condominium corporation has many roles and responsibilities. This article highlights the importance of the duties the treasurer must fulfill on a volunteer condo board.
  • What are Your Property Manager’s Responsibilities

    What are your property manager's responsibilities? Find out if they have what it takes. Upcoming Condominium Management Licenses and more.
  • What Your Condo Corporation Needs to Know About the Legalization of Recreational Cannabis

    The Canadian Senate passed Bill C-45 , known as the ‘Cannabis Act’, in June 2018 which legalized the recreational use of cannabis across Canada. The first G-7 country to do so! When Bill C-45 goes into effect on October 17 th , Canadians will be able to purchase, consume and grow up to four cannabis plants, as well as make cannabis-containing products at home.
  • Managing Package Deliveries During the Holiday Season

    Managing package deliveries has become a necessity for condo corporations and as the holidays arrive it's more important than ever to be organized for the onslaught deliveries. Check out our tips for managing packages during this busy time of year.
  • Managing Packages at Your Strata Corporation During the Holiday Season

    Managing packages at your strata corporation has become a necessity and as the holidays arrive it's more important than ever to be organized for the onslaught deliveries. Read FirstService Residential BC's solutions to the manage holiday rush.
  • Long-Term Community Planning is Your Legacy

    Adequate funding and planning preserves your community for future residents.
  • Protect Your Pipes: Avoid Catastrophe in Your Condo Association This Winter

    When the temperature dips far below freezing, you'll want to be sure your pipes are well-insulated.
  • Managing Package Deliveries During the Holiday Season

    Managing package deliveries has become a necessity for condo corporations and as the holidays arrive it's more important than ever to be organized for the onslaught deliveries. Check out our tips for managing packages during this busy time of year.
  • Responsibility of HOA Board Members

    Our board members answer questions about their roles & responsibilities as leaders of Texas community associations.
  • What If Our Manager Leaves? How to Handle HOA Staff Changes

    Learn how to effectively manage HOA staff and manager changes.
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