CondoSmarts - Flag Week and Canada Day

July 27th 2016

Dear Tony: Every year we have Canada Day, our strata council goes through the same problem with the same owners. They start a petition to amend the bylaws that would allow owners to install flag poles on their units. Every year we have the meeting and every year the amendment gets defeated.
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AskShell.com Podcast - Episode 58

July 22nd 2016

The AskShell.com Podcast is a new version of the Home Discovery Radio Show Shell Busey used to do every weekend across Western Canada. In the AskShell.com Podcast, Shell answers YOUR emails, to have your email answered, join Shell's AskShell.com Club. It's Just That Easy!
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CondoSmarts - Negotiating Management Contracts

July 21st 2016

Dear Tony: Our 200 unit strata is searching for a new management company and one of our requests was for the companies to provide us with a proposed contract for services and fees. In every proposal except one, the companies have provided the Strata Property Agents of BC contract.
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Shade Your Sunny French Doors

July 20th 2016

Q: We have a large picture window and French doors off our family room that face south. We just moved into the home last spring and the heat in the summer is unbearable in this area of our house. Do you have any suggestions that can help cool down this space? We would like to avoid curtains as we do not want to lose our view. We would also like to find a screen that will fit on the French doors.
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Repair or Replace an Old Vinyl Deck?

July 19th 2016

We have recently done repairs to the floor of our south facing deck. I am wondering what you suggest for sealing and protecting the deck surface. We have what appears to be an old Spantex covering on most of the surface along with the new plywood that we put down to replace some rotten areas.
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How to repair Gutter (Eavestrough)

July 18th 2016

(Video) Shell Busey show you how to repair the corner of a gutter or eaves trough.
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Paint Rollers

July 17th 2016

(Video) For painting large surfaces quickly and easily, you can't beat a roller - but don't buy just any roller. It is important to match it to the job at hand.
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AskShell.com Podcast - Episode 57

July 15th 2016

The AskShell.com Podcast is a new version of the Home Discovery Radio Show Shell Busey used to do every weekend across Western Canada. In the AskShell.com Podcast, Shell answers YOUR emails, to have your email answered, join Shell's AskShell.com Club. It's Just That Easy!
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CondoSmarts - Taxable Status of Strata Corporations in BC

July 14th 2016

Dear Tony: Our strata council is getting mixed information from our owners, our accountant, and our property manager. The accountant says we have to file a tax return, the property manager says it not necessary because we don’t pay taxes, and our owners don’t want us to file anything to avoid being on the tax radar screen. We have a resort strata in the Okanagan with an 18 hole golf course for members and the public and we manage 8 guest suites in the club house that are accessible for resid
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Garage Door Opener Maintenance

July 12th 2016

Q: How often should I check the safety of my garage door opener? My father-in-law has it done regularly. The door goes up and down with no problem, so it is it still necessary to have the garage door looked at.
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