Alberta Condo Market Update: Summer 2020

Alberta Condo Market Update: Summer 2020

It would be an understatement to say that 2020 has been an unusual year, and the current real estate forecast is a reflection of the unprecedented circumstances we’ve all been experiencing. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an economic domino effect, increasing unemployment rates while decreasing household incomes, residential construction activity, and property […]

5 Ways to Strengthen Relations with Your Condo Management Company

5 Ways to Strengthen Relations with Your Condo Management Company

The relationship between condo boards and management companies is an integral part of what makes a housing community thrive. When property management companies disappoint tenants, it can be difficult to repair the relationship or move forward with unity and understanding— making day-to-day responsibilities more complicated for all involved. Fortunately, however, with a proactive and collaborative […]

The Importance of Consistent Communication Between Condo Boards and Management Companies

The Importance of Consistent Communication Between Condo Boards and Management Companies

Per Merriam-Webster, the definition of communication is: a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behaviours. It also states that communication is: information communicated; information transmitted or conveyed. When it comes to the condo business, communication is paramount. And as stated in the definitions above, it’s […]

BUSTED! 5 Condo Myths About Edmonton Debunked

BUSTED! 5 Condo Myths About Edmonton Debunked

Every town has its own fair share of urban myths and legends, and Edmonton is no different. Is there some sort of structure that exists under West Edmonton Mall? Is the Legislature Building actually haunted? And what’s up with that weird fenced-in green space near Gateway Blvd that inexplicably has a bunch of deer living […]

The Ins and Outs of Contract Success for Condo Boards and Management Companies

The Ins and Outs of Contract Success for Condo Boards and Management Companies

Condo boards and management companies often seek out contractors to help them maintain and service their complexes. Some of the most common services condo associations hire require on a contract basis include: Residential cleaning Parking enforcement Waste collection HVAC system maintenance Carpet cleaning On-site security Building repairs and maintenance Depending on the circumstances, either the […]

5 Things to Remember Before Renovating Your Condo

5 Things to Remember Before Renovating Your Condo

The longer homeowners live in property the more they notice projects they’d like to take on and updates they’d like to make. It may be something simple (like adding a new backsplash in the kitchen) or it might be a larger undertaking (like replacing floors or installing a new, modern bathtub). Whatever the project, revamping […]

Tips for Being Considerate During COVID-19 Isolation

Tips for Being Considerate During COVID-19 Isolation

We’ve all heard the phrase “adjusting to a new normal”. It has quickly become one of the most prominent catchphrases associated with the coronavirus pandemic— and for good reason. The way we work, socialize, and live our daily lives has drastically changed. We are all redefining our routines and doing our best to grin and […]