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 […]

Condo Ownership Lessons From 2020: What Can We Learn?

Condo Ownership Lessons From 2020: What Can We Learn?

When COVID-19 was first documented in Canada on January 23, 2020, no one knew what to expect. In the weeks and months that followed Canadians did their best to gather information and adapt accordingly— but the impacts of the virus were far-reaching.  The real estate market was no exception.  By March, many cities (including those […]

The Ups and Downs of Snow Removal in Condo Communities

The Ups and Downs of Snow Removal in Condo Communities

Blizzards are an inevitable part of living in Alberta. In a province where the lowest temperature on record is an ultra-frigid -61.1 degrees Celsius, unpleasant winter weather is inescapable— and with it comes the trouble of snow removal. For condo owners and boards, in particular, snow and ice removal can be a sore point. Since […]

Tips for Hosting an AGM During COVID-19

Tips for Hosting an AGM During COVID-19

AGM season has arrived and much like everything else, it’s going to be a little different this year. Crammed auditoriums and meetings rooms are no longer an option, public health policies must be adhered to, and refreshments can no longer be served— among other changes. And if you’re like the many condo boards we engage […]