As warm summer days give way to the inevitable march towards cooler, crisper months ahead, you might be welcoming unwanted house guests if you’re not careful. Changing seasons often bring awkward transitions in the natural world around us, as plants and creatures big and small prepare for winter. You’d certainly notice if a small family […]
Catalyst Management Condo’s Conversation StartersDiscover the newest in condo management, industry innovations, and board benefits. Have a thought or topic you’d like us to write on? Let us know!
Category: Condo Community
The Calgary real estate market showed a slight upturn from August-September 2020, with 1-bedroom and 3-bedroom condos, specifically, seeing an increase in sales. This modest growth (~3 per cent overall) is expected to continue into the end of the year. So, with the Calgary condo market benefiting from low-interest rates and substantial inventory levels, where […]
There’s no feeling quite like the one you get from knowing that you belong somewhere. There’s nothing like that feeling of pride, that passion of ownership – and the accompanying respect for where you live – that comes from the notion of truly identifying with where you live and where you lay your head
Generally speaking, townhome-style condo communities are bustling hubs of activity full of people coming and going, residents enjoying the amenities, and folks getting together just for the heck of it. Once a year, though, something downright spooky seems to take place. At the end of every October, on the evening of the 31st, everyone simply
Maybe it’s the garbage that somehow makes its way out to the dumpster but simply cannot seem to find its way inside of the dumpster. Maybe it’s one too many hair-metal power ballads heard drifting up through the floorboards late at night. Or maybe it’s the fact that Mr. Tiny, the chihuahua that lives
Here in Alberta, we generally don’t get much of a summer – at least in the traditional sense of the word. What warm weather we do see each year tends to be short-lived, plagued by thunderstorms and spent smacking mosquitos out of the air. Despite all of this
Here in Alberta, we’ve grown accustomed to waiting exceptionally long periods of time for two things: the start of real, honest-to-goodness summer weather, and the arrival of true condo legislation reform. At the time of writing, we’re still waiting for both these things to make their appearance across our province – but the good news
Here at Catalyst Condo Management, we make it a point to hold ourselves to a higher standard. We don’t just mean this with regards to condo management – although, of course, this is a goal that we’re constantly striving after in our day-to-day work – but in how we carry ourselves within our communities, as well.
One of the most useful tools a condominium has to plan for the future is the humble reserve fund study. If you’re sitting at your computer, scratching your head and trying to recall just what exactly a reserve fund study is, don’t worry, we’re here for you.
Condo living is changing. The world in 2018 is a very different place than it was even just five years ago: virtual reality is now commonplace, we all carry supercomputers around in our pockets called “Smartphones,” and eccentric billionaires are launching their electric cars into space!
Your condo building isn’t just a place to rest your head. It’s a place that multiple people call home, coming together as part of a community. Just as with every community, it’s important that you know what’s happening to stay on top of key events,
When it comes to creating new policies for your condo association, it is important to keep all points in mind to eliminate any disputes or complex situations. Make sure that everyone including the members and residents fully understand the responsibilities
When it comes to repairs and maintenance, condominium residents face lots of uncertainty. If repairs are required in the common areas and apartments, who should be responsible for them. This is frequently occurring issue that can be seen in
Condo boards hold complete responsibilities for managing their community. The board is responsible for managing all fiduciary and financial aspects of all the projects. You can outsource several aspects of your functions to a condo management company,
Post tension cables are used in concrete construction to add strength to thin and long slabs. This allows more span lengths between support columns. The cables have steel wires within plastic sheath. They are tensioned after pouring concrete,