5 Tips for Getting the ‘Okay’ for Condo Balcony Outdoor Flooring
Yes, you’re an independent, free-thinking, condo-owning professional. But just because you own your condo doesn’t mean you can do whatever you wish… without first getting approval. As we explained in one of our previous blogs, you actually don’t own your balcony. Therefore, your plans to add balcony outdoor flooring tiles should include a check-in with…read more
Condos, Airbnb & Short-term Rentals: Problem or Pay-dirt?
Supply and demand, meet social technology. And travelling. And taxes. Yup, the age-old economic forces are surfing on the backs of social sharing and online sites like VRBO, airbnb, Tripping, Roomorama, and probably others. Absent or travelling condo owners (supply) and tourists and others looking for short-term rentals (demand) meet via the market mechanism of…read more
Keep Your Condo Property Manager Happy: 4 Things You Should Never Say
Owning a condo means getting to know your property manager (PM). The list of reasons you’ll need to contact your PM is long.Buying a new sofa? Book the party room? Inquire about guest suites? Complain about a noisy neighbour? Ask about the next board meeting? Your first stop is your property manager. We’ve heard from…read more
You Don’t Own It: Your Balcony As a “Common Element”
Surprise! It’s one of the things that surprises many first-time condo owners. That balcony that you can access only through your suite, through sliding glass doors from your own unit… the one that only you or someone from your condo can get to (without dangerously crawling over the railing from the neighbouring unit) – –…read more