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  • Effective Communication During Social Distancing

    We will all need a measure of patience as we navigate changes related to the pandemic. Communications may move at a pace that’s different than we’re used to. As always, the best policy is to assume positive intentions from others, listen carefully and respond professionally.
  • Four Ways to Set Decoration Policies without Ruining the Holiday Party

    Lights, candles and wreaths, oh my! The most decorated season of the year is arriving, with celebrations from many cultures and faiths coinciding in the next few months. For condo communities, the desire to deck the halls can clash with the rules of the corporation. Follow these tips to maintain a festive community without décor running amok.
  • Getting Your Strata’s Spring Cleaning Started

    As strata managers begin their inspection, they note the necessary repairs for winter damage as they make their rounds through the community.
  • How to Communicate: What Your Strata Council Should Know and Do

    You want your strata to be successful. All council members do. You know that means watching the finances carefully and maintaining the property. But do you think about effective strata council communication as an ingredient in your recipe for success? It is!
  • How to Protect Your Strata From Cyberattacks

    If you think hackers have little interest in your strata corporation’s data, think again. As a small business, your strata may actually be at greater risk of a cyberattack than ever before.
  • Keeping Your Budget Healthy in the Age of COVID-19

    2020 events are continuing to affect corporation budgets. Increased expenses, late corporation dues and other issues are impacting a lot of communities. Has it affected your budget?
  • 11 Qualities that Make a Great Strata Management Company

    While every strata corporation has its own unique needs, and every strata management company has a unique way of serving them, there are a handful of qualities that any great company should have. And if they don’t, steer clear.
  • Smart Financial Planning

    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.
  • Stop! Before Raising Assessment Fees, Check Out these Cost Containment Strategies

    Your strata council is working on next year’s budget. You know how important the budget is, what it means to the future of your strata. You know that your fiduciary responsibility is the most important commitment you make to your fellow homeowners. And you’ve planned , and figured, and followed all the budgeting steps , but you’re still staring at the one thing NO strata council wants to do: an increase in strata fees. Before finalizing that increase, take a long, hard look at cost containment strategies that can save your strata money and help optimize your operating budget.
  • Things to Consider When Creating Your Strata’s Budget

    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.
  • The Essential Five People On Your Strata Council

    It takes a lot to build a great community. You need committed residents, a dedicated strata council, and a clear understanding of everybody's roles and responsibilities.
  • Tips For Generating Community Engagement In Your Strata

    What makes a community a great place to live? A lot goes into it, but it’s no secret that often depends on community engagement.
  • Tis the Season…Will Your Holiday Packages Arrive Safely and on Time?

    It’s that wonderful time of year! Many of us are shopping online to get that perfect gift for our loved ones. And, for those doing last-minute shopping, we don’t want to have to worry that something will go wrong with our deliveries.
  • 5 Ways to Establish Strata Policies That Make Sense

    Strata corporations need to have policies in place to function well. However, if you create new rules without adequately considering all their potential effects, or if you don't enforce them properly, things can go awry. Follow these tips when creating strata policies to avoid creating problems within the community.
  • What Should you Expect from a Strata Manager

    Not all strata managers have what they need to give you great service. Learn what it takes to be a great strata manager.
  • What Your Strata 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-C45 goes into effect on October 17 th , Canadians will be able to purchase, consume and grow cannabis as well as make cannabis-containing products at home, such as food and drinks.
  • Can Your HOA Handle a Crisis? 8-Step Emergency Preparedness Plan

    Is your association really prepared for an emergency? Learn how to develop an HOA emergency preparedness plan in 8 steps.
  • 5 Board Blunders to Avoid

    Download our complimentary guide, 7 HOA Email Blunders to Avoid to learn what you should and should NOT be doing via email.
  • Is HOA Alignment a Unicorn? 3 Boards Share What It Takes

    How do you tackle alignment as a group of diverse individuals with unique values? Find out what real board members from successful HOAs are doing differently.
  • Your HOA Board and Coronavirus: 5 Questions to Discuss

    How should your HOA board handle a pandemic like COVID-19? Start by tackling these 5 questions.
  • More California Homebuyers Look for Community Amenities and Lifestyle Programs

    Homebuyers are motivated to buy a new home and move to a new community for a wide variety of reasons – perhaps a desire to downsize, upsize, relocate closer to family and friends, or enhance their quality of life. But while those factors will always be important, there are two additional considerations many people find compelling – community amenities and programs for lifestyle communities. Read on for more details.
  • Part 1: Electric Cars and Charging Stations – Is Your HOA Ready?

    Take a drive on any major interstate in California and it will be difficult to drive any distance without passing, or being passed, by an electric vehicle. In fact, nearly a half-million plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) have been purchased in the US over the past five years. Read this article to see if your HOA is ready for this new trend.
  • Plaster or Paint: Choose the Best Pool Resurface Material for Your Community Pool

    Your pool is a source of fun for all of your community’s residents. Yet when it comes time to resurface it, it can quickly feel like your wading in deep water. Read our tips from experts on the pros and cons of plaster and paint.
  • Post-Crisis HOA Cash Management: 3 Tips for Your Association

    How do manage collections and HOA funds after a crisis? Get 3 tips to help you plan for the future
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