Should You Get Onboard with Your Condo Board?

Should You Get Onboard with Your Condo Board?

If you’re anything like us – whether you’re a brand-new Alberta condo owner or you’ve been chipping away at your mortgage for years now – it’s hard not to feel an incredible amount of pride when you look at yourself in the light of being a homeowner. Being a condo owner is a different sort of […]

Finding the Right Fit with a New Condo Management Company

Finding the Right Fit with a New Condo Management Company

Breaking up is hard to do – but after much soul-searching and contemplation, you’re ready to move on. It’s time to find a new condo management company. Now, we know that this sort of thing is never easy. Getting out there, figuring out who’s who, even just knowing the right questions to ask – it can all […]

Using Your Reserve Fund – Without Reservations

Using Your Reserve Fund – Without Reservations

Every condo in Alberta has a reserve fund in place – ranging from your simple, straightforward reserve fund study to something more akin to a living, fluid program that Catalyst has been proud to help innovate on. That said, though, while you might know that your building has a reserve fund study, there’s a good […]

Fall is Here: Preparing Your Building for Colder Weather

Fall is Here: Preparing Your Building for Colder Weather

“Fall is here” might not have quite the same ominous ring to it as announcing that winter will soon arrive, but in the world of condo management, keeping an eye on the imminent approach of autumn is likely a better bet for your condo board to concern itself with.  After all, for many Alberta condo […]

What a condo board must have coverage for ?

What a condo board must have coverage for ?

One of the big, fundamental advantages of being an Alberta condo owner is getting to embrace all the benefits of homeownership without having to commit yourself to many of the mundane, downright boring responsibilities that come along with it. Does the grass need cutting? There’s a guy coming on Tuesday for that. Does the sidewalk […]

What a unit owner must have coverage for ?

What a unit owner must have coverage for ?

Glutton for punishment then, are we? You made it through the first of our two-part article series on condo insurance and you figured you’d come back for more? Well, you’re in luck, because today, we’re going to be taking another step forward into the wide, exciting world of Alberta condo owner insurance to discuss the […]

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 […]