Managing packages in your strata

Your package has arrived! Who doesn’t love receiving that message? But, when you live in or manage a strata of 500+ people, package deliveries can quickly cause more grief than joy.  The winter holidays have come and gone, but many strata corporations are finding that the influx of Amazon boxes, furniture, clothes and groceries is […]

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Templates for Strata Corporations

To manage a strata well, you need efficient processes and procedures in place. There are meetings to prepare for, fees to collect and maintenance issues to fix. And who could forget about all of that paperwork! These recurring tasks can easily take up much of your valuable time, especially if you start from scratch each […]

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Homeowner association newsletter ideas

Some HOAs may be skeptical about launching or reviving a newsletter. “No one reads it.” “It’s too much work.” “We can’t afford it.” We’ve heard all of these concerns before, and they are valid points. But, a well-written, well-designed newsletter can be both affordable and engaging. This article aims to give you some original ideas […]

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Strata meetings and agendas

Spontaneity is not often wanted or welcomed when it comes to strata corporation meetings. Agendas help ensure meetings are carried out in an organized, systematic manner. They also enable strata council members to properly prepare for questions or issues that will take precedence during the meeting. When strata owners are sent an official notice of […]

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Strata council meeting minutes

Take note! The Strata Property Act has specific requirements for strata meetings. These requirements help guide strata corporations when they are conducting important business, and ensure they govern themselves democratically. Minutes of strata council meetings are part of this regulated process. Minutes must be taken. Furthermore, they must be available for review two weeks after […]

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Who can be a condo board member?

In 2017, news broke that a group of Toronto condo board members conspired to divert hundreds of thousands of dollars from a building’s operating budget into their own pockets. The group posed as condo owners, forged ballots and managed to take control of a condo board in 2016. Some of these individuals had allegedly infiltrated as many […]

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Accounting for HOAs

HOAs cannot operate without revenue. It’s as simple as that. Good accounting is critical to the health and happiness of every HOA development. Managing a multi-million dollar budget is not so simple, however, especially if none of your board members have an accounting background. Accounting can be quite stressful for anyone to navigate, and it’s […]

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A Homeowner association’s guide to choosing a website host

A website is a simple yet effective way to keep your HOA connected and informed. A clean, accessible website allows owners to easily locate HOA news, announcements, resources such as forms or surveys, member directories, and more. It may also serve as an effective marketing tool and can attract buyers to your community. Almost every HOA […]

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5 property management trends and goals for 2021

Happy New Year! 2020 was a year we will all remember well, but most of us hope history won’t repeat itself in 2021. Not surprisingly, the property management industry has experienced a great deal of uncertainty after COVID-19 began infecting people, and property managers have had to respond quickly to unexpected challenges. But despite these […]

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Accounting for condos

covid-19 resources Request a Demo Good accounting is an important pillar of a happy and healthy condo community. Condos need money to operate. It’s as simple as that. But managing a multi-million dollar budget is not so simple. With multiple revenue sources, short-term and long-term projects, bills, contractors, and more, taking care of a condo’s […]

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Condo turnover meetings

Before the meeting When the developer starts a new condo project, they create and control the first board of directors for the development. Depending on the state or province, there may be a time limit by which the developer must appoint an interim board after the condo plan has been registered. The names and addresses […]

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Top 10 strata management companies in Vancouver

Vancouver is famous for its scenic views, temperate climate and friendly people. The City of Vancouver is a popular tourist attraction, but it’s also one amazing place to live. Strata properties are popular housing options in Vancouver (and the rest of British Columbia) because they are convenient, secure, and offer perks that other properties don’t. According […]

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HOA transitions

When an HOA is turned over from a declarant, developer or builder, and control is given to members who live in the development, this process is referred to as the transition. HOA transitions are critically important to the future health and stability of developments. The group responsible for taking over will almost certainly require professional assistance from […]

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Top 10 condo management companies in Calgary

Calgary is Alberta’s most populous city. It had a population of 1,285,711 in 2019, and while the density may be considered low compared to other major cities, the quality of life is high. The real estate market is accessible, and Calgarians don’t have to compete in bidding wars to find their dream homes. Condos in […]

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