Some of the signals of potential malfeasance in real estate transactions are not obvious or only appear ominous when they are part of a pattern of questionable conduct.
The management of a condominium corporation is a shared assignment between the property manager and the board. While some boards may be more active than
After first postponing the date the legacy legislation from its predecessor would come into force, the provincial government now plans to repeal the New Home Warranty Act.
The British Columbia government expects to collect about $520 million in new annual revenue through additional residential property taxes and property transfer taxes.
The minimum wage hike may sting more in condo communities than others as they face new costs associated with recent changes to Ontario’s condo laws.
It’s important for board members to review the draft financial statements and know what questions to ask their condo auditor before giving their approval.
Making tough financial decisions will never be easy, but making the right tough decisions gets easier if condo directors follow these five principles.
HST has been flying under the radar and could become a potentially significant liability for condo corporations.
Maintenance fees are based on historic norms, stable benchmarks and logical predictions. What happens when those predictions no longer fit the weather?
During condominium audits, certain issues related to financial or operational matters may need to be highlighted to management and the board.
Generate the biggest bang for the corporation’s communication buck by focusing on five important talking points.
In an ideal world, condominium owners are satisfied with the way their corporation is run, fees are comparable to the condominium down the street, major
A property manager walks through how condo boards can combat rising utility bills by starting an energy-saving campaign.
The condo budget may not be sexy, but it's very important as the corporation's financial plan. A senior property manager offers tips for setting priorities.
Reserve fund studies can be a sensitive topic for property managers, unit owners or board members. An expert shares common problems and possible solutions.
Maintenance fees are currently a hot topic. Some suggest lower fees improve affordability and resale value; others warn of potential long-term consequences.
Ontario's greater reliance on natural gas heating will likely make cap-and-trade charges more noticeable than they have been thus far in Quebec.