We Had one of the Most Difficult Condo Board Members-4881

We Had one of the Most Difficult Condo Board Members

Condominium boards play a very important role in maintaining the standards and operations in communities. For an efficient management of the communities they belong to, the board members need to operate as a unitary group. But when individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, personalities, perspectives, beliefs and sets of skills work together, disagreements inevitably arise. Depending on how differences are managed, they can morph either into constructive debates or disruptive conflicts. Since disruptive divergences can damage relationships, and lead to division […]

Top 5 resources to utilize in Red Deer-4848

Top 5 resources to utilize in Red Deer

Should you be planning a move to Red Deer, already live there, or are simply stopping by for a visit, it’s always nice to know what resources the city provides. Whether it be entertainment, essential service, or something in between we all like to know what we’re getting ourselves into. In smaller cities like Red Deer, city services tend to be a touch more varied and personal than in larger cities. What also takes place is that many people are […]

New COO – Dean Dunbar-4844

New COO – Dean Dunbar

Dean Dunbar Chief Operating Officer of Magnum York Property Management Ltd. Dean Dunbar is the Chief Operating Officer of Magnum York Property Management Ltd. and is responsible for the leadership, development and general management throughout the company. Dean’s responsibilities and influence will extend amongst all areas of the organization, including business development, strategic planning and executions, corporate management, process development and deployment, and customer and network operations. Prior to joining Magnum York, Dean served as the Vice President at FirstService […]

What No One Tells You About Condo Insurance-4843

What No One Tells You About Condo Insurance

Insurance is one of those things that most people take for granted. As long as we know it’s there then it is bound to save whatever it is that we are paying for. This, in part, is true, but it’s not the whole story. Having comprehensive insurance is an extremely important aspect of owning a condo, renting a condo, or owning multiple condos or even a building. Knowing what that insurance includes, and perhaps more importantly, what it doesn’t will […]

No vacancy no more, live at a Magnum York Property-4825

No vacancy no more, live at a Magnum York Property

There’s a certain comfort that comes with living at or owning a property that is managed properly and professionally. At Magnum York, we do all the little things that offer peace of mind to those living in the buildings we manage. It’s something that’s easy to say; something that’s easy to pay lip service to, but we back up these claims in a variety of ways. Feature Vacancy Properties We thought it would be best to discuss a few of […]

Kick Ass Condo Docs from Magnum York-4831

Kick Ass Condo Docs from Magnum York

Condo Docs from Magnum York Having the condo documents you need on hand at all times isn’t something that’s always realistic, and when you don’t have them and need them in a pinch the situation only becomes more difficult. At Magnum York, however, we’ve taken the necessary steps to avoid this unfortunate situation ever coming to pass by using a site called CondoPapers. Document Portal Built for you What CondoPapers does is simple, yet extremely reliable and necessary for all […]

5 Useful Questions to Create a Powerful Board Budget-4828

5 Useful Questions to Create a Powerful Board Budget

Prioritizing a Condo Board Budget When sitting down to compose a board budget with your fellow members, it’s important to have an idea of what needs to be accomplished on a more granular level. Obviously, everyone wants a healthy budget and to not waste money but how does this actually get accomplished? There are so many questions that need to be asked and answered, but how do we prioritize them and ensure we’re taking care of the biggest issues first? […]

6 Trends you Need to Know About the Alberta Condominium Industry-4832

6 Trends you Need to Know About the Alberta Condominium Industry

With an economy in a relative state of flux, Alberta is a different place than it was 10-15 years ago. Now, despite what you may hear, it’s not all bad. There are plenty of interesting things still happening and plenty more interesting things happening in the Alberta Condominium Industry. As such, we thought it would be important to cover what’s happening in the real estate market and how it relates to condo prices and their place in said market. Keeping […]

If You Read One Article About Condo Bylaws Read this One-4830

If You Read One Article About Condo Bylaws Read this One

Ever wondered how Magnum York helps your Condominium Board deal with Condo Bylaws? Magnum York helps the board Assist the Board in its By-law review and recommending possible changes Assist in obtaining legal advice for any by-law changes Assist in obtaining owner compliance with by-laws, rules and regulations in accordance with the by-laws. Assist in setting policies in accordance with by-laws In addition to the above, we take a detailed approach to a variety of issues that may come up in […]

Essential Steps for a Successful Condo Board Vote-4834

Essential Steps for a Successful Condo Board Vote

There comes a time during a meeting when a condo board vote needs to happen. Typically, these are mundane matters that attendees tend to agree on en masse. Every now and then, however, something substantial comes up for a vote and there doesn’t seem to be a general consensus in the room. When it comes to spending large amounts of the reserve fund, or perhaps, money out of the wallets it’s important to have an idea of how things are […]