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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 […]

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 […]

Top Condo Security Tips for Properties in Alberta-3953

Top Condo Security Tips for Properties in Alberta

A multifamily community can provide residents a sense of safety and security that they might not have in a single family dwelling. Condo and rental property neighbors live in close quarters. They can look out for one another and offer mutual support during a crisis. Hence this post on top condo security tips for your property. With any large community, there are bound to be ongoing safety and security issues. Fortunately, you can minimize the problems by evaluating the exposures ahead of time and implementing […]