Amenities, Assessed!

Amenities, Assessed!

You might have heard, “Location, location, location!” before when it comes to what makes a condo unit desirable, but what about “Amenities, amenities, amenities!”? While it may not roll off the tongue in quite the same way, this could easily be a rallying cry for many current condo owners and would-be condo owners out there. […]

The Technicalities of Technical Audits

The Technicalities of Technical Audits

If you’re in any way familiar with condo maintenance or management, you’ll know that there are more audits and inspections out there than you can shake a clipboard at. While we don’t have time today to cover all the ins and outs of all the different reviews and investigations that condo corporations can make use […]

Straight Talk: Cutting Through the Condo Jargon

Straight Talk: Cutting Through the Condo Jargon

One of our core values here at Catalyst Condo Management Ltd is the belief in the steadfast importance of crystal-clear communication. Sometimes, though, in the need for expediency in communication, clarity gets lost along the way. Simple, straight-ahead language gets caught up in jargon that’s meant to be more precise or transparent, but that ends […]

The Future is Now: Condo Management Tools and Technology

The Future is Now: Condo Management Tools and Technology

Your condo building isn’t just a place to rest your head – it’s a place that an entire community of people call home. It’s also a business, managed and facilitated by individuals who need to be able to communicate quickly and reliably both with each other and with the larger condo community as a whole. After […]

The Long and Short of Short-Term Rentals

The Long and Short of Short-Term Rentals

As an Alberta condo owner, your unit is your property – so, it stands to reason that you should be able to do whatever you want with it (within reason [and taking local legal considerations into account!]), right? And you mostly can!   “Mostly” being the operative word there, of course.   Here’s the thing. […]

Location, Location…Personal Preference!

Location, Location…Personal Preference!

Location, location, location!    Sure, that might read like a bit of a condo real estate cliché at this point, but there’s a reason that mantra has guided the industry for decades now – and that’s because it’s true!   Just as with buying any type of property, location will always play a role in […]

Elevators Cost How Much to Maintain!?

Elevators Cost How Much to Maintain!?

Living in a condo building, we use our elevators without a thought – they’re a part of our everyday lives.  Reliable and convenient, it’s easy to forget that elevators are complex machines designed with our safety first and foremost in mind.  So, it may come as a shock to condo owners when they realize just […]

Condo Plumbing:  What Do I Need to Know?

Condo Plumbing: What Do I Need to Know?

Condo buildings are brimming with pipes.  We don’t often give them much thought, but just beneath our walls are networks of these conduits.  They carry the water we use to drink and bathe in, wastewater, and hot water that feeds our radiators and keeps us warm at night.  It may not be sexy, but plumbing […]