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Magnum York Vendor Feature: Total Exteriors Drone (Video)

  We work with some of the best vendors our province has to offer.  To be the best you need to provide excellent quality work and service, but you also need to think outside the box on how to provide that service.  Our partner Total Exteriors is one of those vendors. Here is a video how they are using drone technology to complete roof inspections and measure your roof for your quote.     Total Exteriors uses IMGING Drones for […]

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Preparing your Property for the Upcoming Winter Season

  How Should You Prepare for Winter? Preparing your property for the upcoming season will pay you dividends over time. As you approach the winter season do what you can to put your property away so that when things open up again in the spring there aren’t any surprises.   Preparing your property: Irrigation, shrubs, and hedges Be sure to have your irrigation system blown out when the timing is right. Don’t wait until the last minute or until there’s […]

Compostable Organics: What your Condo Board Needs to Know-5022

Compostable Organics: What your Condo Board Needs to Know

In fall of 2016, the City of Calgary announced the implementation of an expanded recycling bylaw which will affect all multi-family residences. This bylaw will require properties to have both recycling programs, as well as green bins for compostable organics collection systems as part of the waste collection infrastructure. With the rollout of this new mandate, there is going to be a significant increase in landfill tipping fees associated with garbage removal, making it even more important to get an […]

6 Superb Ways to Make Sure Your Condo Property is Safe-4886

6 Superb Ways to Make Sure Your Condo Property is Safe

While it may not need to be expressly stated that condo safety is important, it is something that many people take for granted. It’s easy not to think about what could be going wrong with systems and pieces of equipment that aren’t in plain sight. “Out of sight out of mind” is an apt description for many owners, but not taking an active role in safety can lead to disastrous results. It’s easy to blindly roll along without giving a […]

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 […]

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? […]

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 […]

Magnum York is Now on the Radio in Calgary!-4465

Magnum York is Now on the Radio in Calgary!

Radio Showcase “Ask the Expert” Series Magnum York Property Management was featured in our last blog post for our spot on Breakfast Television. We are now excited to showcase some audio pieces that have aired on local Calgary radio stations Jack 96.9 FM and 660 AM News Radio. In the first audio segment, Peter Best tells us why condo associations and condominium owners should care about Bill 9. The relatively new property amendment act gives Alberta consumers more protection, let’s listen in and hear […]

How to Avoid a Landlords Worst Nightmare-4437

How to Avoid a Landlords Worst Nightmare

A landlords worst nightmare is also a property managers worst case scenario. We are not talking about a vacant property that loses revenue (although not ideal either). We are talking about something that not only hurts the pocketbook but the property itself. Sometimes tenants will use a home or apartment for something other than its intended use. Namely a grow op or other illegal activity. Obviously this should be avoided at all costs. It can and will cause serious damage […]