How to Qualify a “House Sitter” for Your Condo

If you’re going to be away from your condo for several weeks or more this holiday season, you might want to consider hiring a house sitter to stay in your condo. Of course, this isn’t always necessary. If your condo is quite secure, then you might not even need to...

Having an Open Discussion With Your Building Manager

If you’re a condo owner, then you probably know that it’s important to have a good relationship with your building manager and your condominium association. A strong, open relationship will help ensure that your condo is properly cared for while you’re at home and away. While your contract should detail...

Is Your Condo’s Roof Protected This Fall/Winter?

As we arrive at the end of fall, it’s important to turn your attention toward your condo’s roof. Depending on the pitch and location of your roof, you could be threatened with some serious issues. If your condo’s roof is rather flat and under many tree limbs, then you could...

Should I Buy a Condo With My Relatives?

If you’re getting together with relatives this holiday season, then you might be propositioned with the business opportunity of joint condo ownership. There’s always at least one distant uncle in every family who has “a great idea” about going in together on a condo in Florida. “The market’s good,” this...

Will Your Condo Hold Its Value?

Ask any real estate agent what makes a piece of property so valuable, and you’ll get the classic answer: location, location, location. Anyone who tries to tell you that location doesn’t really matter probably isn’t the most credible source. There are a number of factors that determine the value of...

How to Run a Campaign for Condo Assoc. President

So, you love your condo? And, you think you could make the condominium a better place for you and your neighbors? If so, then you sound like a great candidate for Condo Association President. The President of a Condominium Association has many responsibilities. From allocating funds to overseeing various building...

Hiring a Moving Company: Pros & Cons

If you’re moving in or out of a condominium, you’re facing a lot of decisions. Everyone who moves has to make some hard decisions, but the task isn’t made any easier for you. Oftentimes, you’ll have to reserve an elevator for the day, and finagle your furniture around common hallways...

How to Open Up Space in Your Condo

Most condos are tiny. For many people, that’s not a bad thing. In fact, it’s quite attractive. But, just because you have a small space, it doesn’t follow that you want it to feel like a small space. If you’re wondering how to open up space in your condo, we’ve...

Preparing Your Condo for Trick-or-Treaters

If you’re a new condo owner, you might think that you’ve escaped the trick-or-treating that the home-owning world has to deal with each October.  Unfortunately, you would be wrong to think so.  While different condos may have different policies on the Halloween ritual, most condos allow trick-or-treating.  And, most condos...

4 Unique Shelving Ideas for Your Condo

If there’s one thing condo owners complain about, it’s a lack of storage space.  If you’re living alone, it might not be a huge issue.  But, once you add a spouse, and later a child, that once appropriately-sized condo might turn out to be looking a little cramped. If you’re...