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Knowing the Risks of Condition-free Offers

Knowing the Risks of Condition-free Offers

As a buyer in a competitive market, you may feel you need to tailor your offer to appeal to the seller. In a multiple-offer situation, you might even consider making a condition-free offer in order to get the home you want. This strategy may make your offer stand out, but it'...
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Spring is in the air!

Spring. It’s officially here! Will it stay?? I make no promises and hope that by writing this I am not jinxing anything *knocking on wood*. But let’s proceed like it’s here to stay, shall we?We’ve all been couped up in our homes over the long winter which ...
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Wear & Tear vs Damage – what is the Difference?

Landlords must understand the practical difference between wear & tear and damages especially when reconciling a tenant’s security deposit. It is important to factor in the length of the tenancy as well as the life expectancy of items when determining what to charge aga...
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The Move-in Inspection

The Move-Out Inspection often gets a bad rap because it seems like it’s much more detailed than the Move-In Inspection. While the Move-In will usually go along at a swifter pace, I can assure you, the inspector is not being any less detailed. What happens is the proper...
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GROW A SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITY GARDEN – February 2021

If you grow together, you grow together... With Spring on the horizon, it is the perfect time of year to get into a gardening mindset. Several condominium complexes have garden boxes for its owners to ‘grow a green thumb’. Having these garden boxes are fostering ...
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Condominium Living – Drains

Clogged drain lines can occur beneath any water-using appliance, or it could be located in a waste stack or the main sewer line. An experienced plumber should address this blockage as resulting damage can affect other units in the condominium complex.    Every condomini...
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Ultimate Gray and Illuminating by Pantone

The global authority on colour put a surprising spin on its highly anticipated colour of the year announcement: Pantone chose two contrasting shades as its top picks for 2021. Ultimate Gray, a practical and dependable neutral, and a sunny yellow called Illuminating combine to ref...
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The Move-out Inspection

The move-out inspection can feel a bit like going through airport security – eyes scrutinizing every little detail as your luggage is x-rayed and picked through by strangers with cold stoicism. But in this case, rather than luggage, it’s the place you’ve called ...
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How Has Work from Home Transformed Lives of Employees

There have been many articles written on how the global workforce currently is and will adapt to remote and hybrid working during and after the COVID-19 pandemic where it has made social distance mandatory.   Many employees feel the working from home allows them to mana...
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How to Run Flawless Virtual Meetings

Since the beginning of the lockdown, property managers have pivoted with innovative ways to keep their residents, owners, Board members and employees safe while still providing top tier service. One big change is the way meetings are run for condominium association Board meetings...