Putting the Freeze on Your Condo Heating Bill

Putting the Freeze on Your Condo Heating Bill

Is your condo’s heating bill running a little, well, hot?    If you’ve been feeling the burn lately when covering your condo heating bill, you’re not alone. It’s no secret that energy bills have been skyrocketing across the country for a while now – so what better time, we thought, to take a moment to […]

The Factors That Go into Determining Your Condo Fees

The Factors That Go into Determining Your Condo Fees

We all like knowing that things are being handled fairly. It goes all the way back to fighting with our siblings over whose turn it was to use that one red plastic cup at lunchtime, counting the days of the week to make sure your diabolical little brother wasn’t trying to pull a fast one […]

New Year, New You – New Condo Utilities Contract!

New Year, New You – New Condo Utilities Contract!

The new year is a time to look back and take stock of things. To reflect, reminisce, and even reconsider. To set yourself up for success and prosperity over the next twelve months, whatever they might bring. We’re all about raising standards here at Catalyst, so we can definitely get behind this sort of inward-focused […]

A Tell-All on the Costs of Telecom

A Tell-All on the Costs of Telecom

The cost of everything continues to rise here in Canada, wreaking havoc on condo budgets and reserve funds from coast to coast. If your condo corporation has started to turn a frugal eye toward any and every opportunity to cut costs, know that you’re not alone. Cuts have been the name of the game lately […]

Keeping Your Condo Board Above Board

Keeping Your Condo Board Above Board

Condo boards hold a lot of power when it comes right down to it. After all, they set the tone for the condo community – steering its course, plotting its priorities, and ultimately shaping its direction in the months and years to come.    With that much weight and authority over the lives and investments of […]

Beating Condo Board Burnout

Beating Condo Board Burnout

Even the best and brightest condo board members can feel the exhaustion from time to time. No matter your position, the demands placed on condo boards can be taxing. The result is burnt-out board members with individuals phoning it in and governing bodies that become stagnant, tired, and ineffective.    Because board burnout can sometimes […]

The Importance of Paying Your Condo Fees

The Importance of Paying Your Condo Fees

There’s a lot to love about condo living – but one thing that even we’ll admit is a bit of a drag is the fees that come along with it. So the whole thing would be better if you could enjoy all the benefits of living in a condo without worrying about those pesky monthly payments, […]

Plan Ahead with an Emergency Response Plan

Plan Ahead with an Emergency Response Plan

Quick – your next-door neighbour accidentally set the microwave for two hours instead of two minutes, and now those hot pockets he was warming up have caught fire and set the whole condo building ablaze!  Where do you go? How do you evacuate? Who’s in charge of making sure everyone got out okay? And most importantly: […]

Getting a Read on Condo Documentation

Getting a Read on Condo Documentation

When it comes to the ins and outs of condo documentation, the details can sometimes be as complex and in-depth as the documents themselves – and if you’ve ever had to try and make sense of a post-tension cable report, well, you’ll know exactly what we mean!  That said, there is definitely a method to the […]

What to Look Out for in a Condo Realtor

What to Look Out for in a Condo Realtor

Everyone always talks about what to look for in your future condo unit – but what about your condo realtor?  If you ask us, our dreamy condo realtor would be tall, dark, and handsome, with a knowledgeable air about him and an in-depth understanding of the Alberta real estate market… Wait a minute. We’re talking […]