A Diamond in the Rough: How to Keep Quality Tenants in Your Condo Property Rental
Mar22

If you’ve ever rented out your condo before, you know that finding a decent

Finding Success with Your First Condo Rental
Feb15

Inherited some property? Perhaps you received big promotion at work and have a bit of extra cash? Or maybe you just feel like you’ve got too much free time on your hands?

Is Your Condo Building Really Ready to Go Green?
Jan25

Is your condo building thinking about going green this year? And no, we don’t just mean adding a healthy coat of green paint on your condo’s walls. Here, green is a blanket term for those initiatives your condo corporation

The Demise of Age-Restricted Condo Living in Alberta
Jan11

In January 2017, seniors’ advocate Ruth Adria argued in the Alberta courts for more fair and equal treatm

Is Your Condominium Protected? What Your Need to Know About Insuring Your Condo
Dec21

Condo living is typically advertised as “hassle-free living” or “you don’t have to worry about anything, just move in and enjoy life.” Then, because life happens, you need to make an insurance claim with your building,

BUSTED: The Top 5 Myths of Living in a Condominium
Dec05

Here at Catalyst Condo Management, we’re big proponents of condo living. What a surprise, right? But, seriously, the blend of communal living, convenience, and general lifestyle that condo living offers is perfect for us,

Is Your Condo Building Ready for the Year Ahead?
Nov23

And just like that, we’re nearing the end of another year. With the New Year just around the corner, wouldn’t it be nice if your condominium’s building maintenance caused as minimal interruption to your condo residents as possible?

The How (and the Why) of the CPA Changes
Nov09

Condo change is in the air here in Alberta making it an exciting time to be a condo owner! For years, the government has kicked around the idea of reworking the Condominium Property Act (C

Avoid Condo Building Headaches with Preventative Maintenance
Oct05

If you’ve ever lived in a condo complex, chances are you’ve come to dread walking up to the front door at the end of a long day and seeing that dreaded 8½ X 11 sheet of paper taped to the glass:

Trends within the Calgary Condo Market
Sep21

It’s pretty clear that the Calgary Real Estate market is going through a change and discovering what it’s “new normal” will be as we come out of the downturn. After years of rapid construction, particularly with condominium buildings,

The Ins and Outs of Condo Document Reviews
Sep07

Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases most individuals will make in their lifetime. With such an important decision co

A Condo is More Than Buying Four Walls
Jul20

You’re moving into a condo – an experience unlike any other. While some may be of the belief that a condo is a condo is a condo, this is simply not the case. After all, buying a condo is different than renting an apartmentor living in a house wit

Condo Manager or Property Manager: What’s the Difference?
Jul06

Condo Managers and Property Managers are not the same thing. There, we said it. While they are similar, there are clear differentiators that separate these two roles. It’s important that your condo board delineate the differences between the two se

Building Clarity on Condo Bylaws
Jun22

A common condo owner / condo board discretion tale: a condo unit owner recently changed their washing machine in their suite. Unfortunately, as the individual unit owner replaced their machine, the hose used to connect

Why LEED Condo Buildings are of Great Benefit
May11

What condo building in their right mind would spend $1000 on energy efficient light bulbs? Well, those interested in short term pain for long-term sustainable gain. Over the past number of years, “energy efficient” has made its way into everyd

Revolving door to your condo building?
Apr27

How Airbnb and short term leasing affects your condo living Your condo unit is your home, so you should be able to do whatever you want with it (that’s legal, of course), right? Not so fast. Part of the role of your condo

Adjusting to a multi-person living complex…
Apr20

Without wanting to kill your neighbours You’ve made the leap and sold your home in favour of downsizing to a smaller space. But, what do you do when you no longer have neighbours just beside you, but above and below as well.

Is Your Condo Management Company Putting You at Risk?
Apr13

Why your condo corporation needs a registered business number Did you know that your condominium is more than a residence? In reality, your condo is a corporation, similar to that of a non-profit. Yep, that’s right, you’re

Importance of Code of Ethics for Condo Board Members
Apr07

When it comes to condo management, it is always recommended to set a code of ethics for the board members. They are required to act in an honest manner and in good faith. As a board member you should act in the best interests of the association.

How Can a Good Condo Management Company Help with Emergency Maintenance Services?
Mar24

The ceiling can have a leak or the plumbing may fail. There is no telling when such issues can arise, but they are really inconvenient. If you have a condo management company that offers 24 by 7 repair support, you can remain assured that there is al

How Can You Ensure Safety & Security on Your Condo Property?
Mar10

Safety is one of the main concerns when managing a condo community. You should be well prepared and take proactive measures to reduce any risks. It is the board’s duty to ensure that building operations are protected and residents’ safety

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