Condos Can Manage Mail Deliveries With Ease Using CCC And Snaile

Groceries, laptops, shoes, gifts, and even toilet paper. You can have it all delivered directly to your condo. Online shopping has become incredibly popular, and condo dwellers may take advantage of this option more so than others because many of them do not own a vehicle. In 2018, an estimated 1.8 billion people worldwide purchased goods online, […]

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How to manage short-term rentals in your condo community

Short-term rentals can be a very contentious issue within condo communities. Some owners are thrilled about the idea of renting out their units for a weekend to make a little extra cash, while others hate the idea of having strangers constantly coming in and out of their building.It is true that guests usually don’t have […]

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Architectural committees: Does your HOA need one?

Before they start any exterior home improvements, homeowners usually need to get approval for their project from the association. Improvements and modifications are not arbitrarily approved or denied, rather, they are regulated by the association’s architectural standards or guidelines.Someone has to administer the HOA’s architectural guidelines and manage the application/approval process, which is where the architectural […]

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Strategies to use when reopening your HOA/condo amenities

Condos and HOAs across North America are having to make some tough decisions about whether they should open shared facilities. After the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak, multi-residential communities were strongly encouraged to shut down all nonessential amenities, including gyms and pools.Now that stay-at-home orders are being lifted and restrictions are being loosened, some associations do have the […]

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Reopening amenities after stay-at-home orders are lifted

Summer is fast approaching, but there’s a big cloud of uncertainly looming over outdoor pools, barbeque areas and other common areas. Due to COVID-19, many condos and HOAs are wondering if they will be able to reopen their most popular amenities.   As a safety precaution, every residential community was strongly encouraged to close all […]

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Things all HOAs/condos should do as stay-at-home orders are lifted

Slowly, but surely, things are changing for the better. COVID-19 has had an immense impact on the entire world. In a matter of weeks, we’ve had to cancel major plans, adapt to new ways of working, and find alternative methods to stay in touch with the people we care for while social distancing.     It […]

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Managing common areas during COVID-19

COVID-19 is highly contagious. The virus spreads when a person who is infected coughs or sneezes. It may also be possible for a person to contract COVID-19 by touching a contaminated surface and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes. With so many residents touching the same elevator buttons, handles and more, it’s easy […]

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How should moves be handled during the COVID-19 outbreak?

Moving is always a stressful process, but COVID-19 has added some additional hurdles for properties and for residents.This is not the ideal time for a move, but people are still permitted to change homes during the pandemic.   Responsibilities of the condo or HOA Corporations and associations have a duty to maintain their property, and […]

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Managing visitors during the coronavirus pandemic

Most of us are not health professionals which is why we are all relying on directives and recommendations from health officials to help us safely navigate COVID-19.Condo corporations should be creating temporary guidelines, rules and procedures for their community based on the credible information they receive from city leaders, doctors and researchers. They have all […]

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Caring for vulnerable populations during COVID-19

While COVID-19 can make anyone sick, some populations are more vulnerable than others. Condos may have a small or very large group of people who require additional care or consistent protection from the coronavirus. Below is some helpful information to help you identify and care for homeowners who may be more at risk of becoming […]

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Coronavirus: Proactive Measures You Can Take

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has made an unprecedented global impact, and concerns are growing as the disease continues to spread. COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. There are now more than 100,000 cases reported in over 100 countries. Major events are being cancelled and people are being advised to minimize […]

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An HOA Proxy Form Guide

As an association member, you can and should be a part of important HOA decisions. That means attending meetings and electing board members who represent your needs and values. But what if you don’t live near the property you own, or you simply can’t attend a requisition meeting?Conversely, you may be a board member who […]

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10 things buyers look for when buying a condo

Nothing beats the feeling of getting the keys to your first property. It’s a major milestone that signifies growth and maturity. But, there are a few important considerations that you need to make before you can reach this point, particularly if you’re buying a condo. Here are some helpful tips on the most important things […]

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HOA vs Homeowner Repairs; who is responsible for what?

The regular maintenance of a condo building or complex is imperative to preserving the value of any planned community. But, sometimes it can be confusing to figure out who handles certain repairs. That’s why it’s important to educate yourself about your maintenance responsibilities as a unit owner before you even buy a property. That way, […]

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