The Ins and Outs of Move-In and Move-Out Fees

The Ins and Outs of Move-In and Move-Out Fees

There’s nothing cheap about making the decision to move. Realtor fees, legal fees, home inspection fees – the list goes on. Why then do condo corporations insist on charging people fees not just to move in, but even simply to leave the condo community on top of everything else? Well, believe it or not, it […]

Understanding Your Condo’s Heating System

Understanding Your Condo’s Heating System

Being an Alberta condo owner is by and large a pretty sweet deal. Sure, there’s the odd experience, bylaw, or noisy neighbour that might make your temperature rise just a wee bit (looking at you and your yippy little dog, Pam in 2B 👀), but on the whole, there really isn’t a whole lot we […]

What to Look for in a New Condo Management Company

What to Look for in a New Condo Management Company

When you’re searching for a new condo management company to help handle your rental property, it’s essential that you do your homework. Failing to choose a reputable, experienced management company could leave you facing issues like damaged property and unhappy tenants. You may have heard horror stories about companies that use less-than-adequate maintenance services or […]

Condo Fire Inspections: What Residents Need to Know

Condo Fire Inspections: What Residents Need to Know

Moving into a new condo is an exciting change. Between unpacking your belongings and decorating your new space, there’s a lot to think about. In the hustle and bustle, however, it’s easy to miss a few key details during your first week. One important step you don’t want to forget is becoming familiar with condo […]

What Happens When Your Condo Building Needs a New Roof?

What Happens When Your Condo Building Needs a New Roof?

It’s easy to take your condo’s roof for granted when it’s in great condition, but when it requires repairs, it’s time to give your roof some thought. Realizing your condo building needs a new roof means you’ll need to do a bit of research to determine who is responsible for repairs and what options are […]

Condo Fees: What They Cover (And What They Don’t)

Condo Fees: What They Cover (And What They Don’t)

When it comes to understanding condo fees, it’s important for condo owners to do their research. All Alberta condo owners are required to pay condo fees. These fees cover a variety of expenses that you incur as a property owner. The exact amount of the fees varies, depending on how much property you own. Additionally, […]

The Complete Guide to Spring Cleaning in Condos

The Complete Guide to Spring Cleaning in Condos

Spring cleaning in condos doesn’t have to be difficult. The efficient size of most condos is a plus when it comes to deep cleaning your home. With less area to clean, you can save time and energy. Still, when it comes to thoroughly tidying your condo, strategically planning your cleaning spree will prevent you from […]

What to Do If Your Smoke Detector Keeps Chirping

What to Do If Your Smoke Detector Keeps Chirping

We’ve all heard them. High pitched, excruciating beeps that happen every few minutes, like clockwork. No, you likely don’t have a cricket loose in your condo. Those ear-splitting chirps are coming from your smoke detector. Smoke detectors in condos can emanate these noises for a variety of reasons. One of the first things you’ll want […]