The average cost of buying a condo in a major city

Moving to a new city and a new environment might excite you in the beginning. But, once you think about all the different costs involved, the idea can seem daunting. Besides the unusual sights and sounds, you must get used to the cost of living, and your accommodation will play a huge role in your […]

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Strata councils: Everything you need to know

A strata council plays a vital role in governing the strata corporation on behalf of owners. It is responsible for making decisions and fulfilling responsibilities that will benefit the corporation and the community.  Council members are granted certain powers that enable them to perform their duties, but they can’t improvise as they go. Over 1.5 […]

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How to prevent packages from getting lost or stolen: Tips for condos

A courier truck pulls up in front of a condo building. The driver unloads dozens of packages and drops them off at the front desk as quickly as possible. While concierge takes the parcels to the mailroom, another courier truck arrives. The packages are left unattended, but only for a few minutes. Unfortunately, it only […]

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Managing condo package pileups during and after the pandemic

How does your condo handle all of the parcels that are delivered to the building every day? There’s a good chance that your security and concierge staff are responsible for logging and storing packages, and notifying residents that their delivery has arrived. While this task doesn’t seem too time-consuming, it can quickly become overwhelming if […]

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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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HOA committee charters

HOA committees can be incredibly helpful to boards, and the HOA as a whole. A well-organized committee can shorten the long-to-do list for busy board members, and build a more productive and cohesive community. However, it’s important for HOAs to only create committees that are needed. Each committee must have a clear and defined purpose, […]

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Ready for the worst: Disaster preparedness for HOAs

Furious wildfires are destroying large swathes of California, Oregon, and other parts of the western United States. Dozens of people have died and thousands have been forced from their homes. The US National Interagency Fire Center has reported that firefighters are battling more than 100 large wildfires across the western U.S., with higher-than-normal levels of […]

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