THE PRESTIGE: Upscale and Urban

The freshly renovated units available at The Prestige apartments (824 – 13th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB) showcase city skyline views from large windows and contemporary design. Its prime location is in the center of the quaint community of Connaught which is known for its contemporary charms and unique urban atmosphere.

 

Our virtual tour highlights the spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartment units available for rent in Calgary, AB which features tall ceilings, beautiful design details, and a tone-on-tone colour palette. The bathrooms have been finished with neutral elements to create the feel of spa living. Aspiring chefs will love the kitchen with stainless steel appliances, modern countertops and ample cupboard space. The design is completed with stylish hardwood flooring, accented by designer-colored walls, new blinds and upgraded lighting throughout.

Each living space extends to a cozy patio, and tree top views of the established neighbourhood with a bird’s eye view of this highly coveted trendy inner City neighbourhood. With just a short commute to downtown Calgary and close to some of the City’s oldest historic landmarks, residents enjoy an exciting atmosphere with a relaxed feel as the apartment’s location is in a quiet, low-traffic area with an established, tight knit group of local business, hot eateries and vibrant nightlife (many within walking distance). Residents are next to bike lanes and inner city trails for bike enthusiasts, nature lovers, hikers and joggers, and just minutes from the Design District and the Red Mile.

All these features combined make The Prestige an ideal place to live, and they are available now. Call Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. Leasing Agents at 403-237-8811 or email now for more information/pictures, to schedule a viewing or apply. For more information and pictures, please visit our rental listing.

*Application, references, and background check necessary.


Congratulations to July’s Resident Manager of the Month!

We are pleased to name Lauren S. as the Resident Manager of the Month for August 2018.
 

Lauren has been the Resident Manager of 923 – 3 Avenue NW since April 2006. She takes excellent care of the 11 suite building named Royal Manor, and works hard at keeping it at full occupancy.
 
Lauren has created a great environment for her tenants, many of whom are also long term residents.
 
Thank you for your years of service and hard work. Great Job Lauren!


2018 Changes to the Condominium Property Act and Regulation

 

Service Alberta is working to implement clear and modern legislation to support responsible self-governance of condominiums while working to protect the owners who form part of condominium corporations in Alberta.

The initial changes to the Condominium Property Amendment Act (CPAA) were passed by the Alberta Legislature in December 2014 with regulations bringing more than 50 amendments into effect on January 1, 2018 and April 1, 2018.   Service Alberta continues to engage the input of Albertans by online survey to assist with the development of governance and dispute resolution. The various engagement opportunities were established to support the development of fair laws for condominium owners, developers, condominium managers, condominium corporations and others.

Stage 2 of the Condominium Regulation Survey regarding governance is open for feedback until July 31, 2018.

Due to the complexity and scope of the amendments coming into effect, a staged implementation is planned to upgrade and modernize the laws and regulations impacting the many Albertans that choose to live and invest in the condominium industry.

First-stage regulations in effect since January 1, 2018 and April 1, 2018:

 

“Regulations that took effect on January 1, 2018 have:

Broadened the amount of information that developers must disclose to elected boards when the boards take over control of the corporation, such as technical documents and financial information.

Expanded the number of agreements that can be terminated by the first elected board of a condo to better protect condo owners from being stuck with a poorly negotiated agreement. The new laws allow for the inclusion of almost any agreement that may be in place during development, including landscaping agreements and maintenance agreements.

Formally recognized the ways in which an owner may call special meetings of the corporation. This empowers owners by allowing them to call for special general meetings.

Provided the government additional inspection powers and the ability to issue fines to developers, if the rules are not being followed.

Increased the penalty for offences, from $15,000 for an individual and $25,000 for a company to $25,000 and $100,000, respectively, or three times the amount gained by the offence, whichever is greater.

Regulations that took effect on April 1, 2018 have:

Required developers to provide buyers occupancy date so they know when their units will be ready, and concrete remedies, including the ability to end a contract, when the unit is not ready on time.

Required developers to provide more information to condo buyers, including occupancy dates, materials to be used to finish the condo, and other fees that the developer will charge the purchaser.

Increased protection for purchasers’ trust money by requiring it to be held by a lawyer instead of the developer and creating specific rules about how this money is handled.

Provided means for condo corporations to recover costs directly from the developer when the developer has deliberately underestimated expenses for things like maintenance and management, during the marketing process.

Established rules for notice and options for buyers when changes happen during construction that a buyer did not agree to.

Established new rules requiring parking spots for visitors and people with disabilities are listed in condo plans.”[1]

Second stage regulations:

The second stage of regulations (governance and dispute resolution) are currently under review and the deadline to provide your input in this stage of consultation is July 31, 2018. Take this survey today to help the government get the Regulations right please provide your feedback at: https://extranet.gov.ab.ca/opinio6/s?s=40491

Other highlights of the changes to be implemented include:

  • Update of voting rights
  • Licensing of condominium managers by the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA). Condominium manager education and licensing regulations is under collaboration between Service Alberta and RECA with more information to be released later in 2018. For more information about the licensing for Alberta’s condominium management industry, please visit RECA’s Condominium Manager Regulation Consultation Paper.
  • Better training of condominium board members.
  • Disclosure rules and remedies applicable to sales agreements

Third stage regulations:

The third stage will establish a condominium dispute tribunal, its jurisdiction and its structure. The tribunal is intended to be an affordable and efficient forum to resolve condo disputes between condominium boards, owners, occupants, and other interested parties. It is anticipated that it will be more affordable and efficient way of resolving disputes in comparison to the traditional court system.

Recognizing that the CPAA amendments are slowly being implemented (with some areas still under review), Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. continues to monitor and improve to existing protocols and procedures as required to ensure compliancy with governing legislation.  Emerald is proud of its commitment to the property management industry as a licensed brokerage with RECA with a focus education and licensing for over 40 years in Calgary, AB and area.

Additional Resources:

[1] https://www.servicealberta.ca/Consumer-condominiums.cfm


What’s happening in Calgary & Area this July?

July always brings a celebratory spirit to our city, with Canada’s birthday and the Calgary Stampede a highlight; these events also mark the midway point to summer.

The exceptional weather conditions this month provides Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. extra opportunities to arrange for exterior work completed for investment purposes, capital improvements or preventative maintenance.

The amazing summer conditions also bring extra perks, one being there is always something going on around town. Here are a list of some things happening in Calgary, AB this month for the reminder of July:

 
July 19th – 22ndTurkish Festival at Eau Claire Plaza
July 20th – 22ndFiestaval Latino Festival
July 20th – 22ndRibFest Canada at Max Bell Centre
July 21stWomen’s Right Fundraising concert featuring Alexandra Stan
July 26th – July 29thCalgary Folk Music Festival
July 28th – 30thCanadian Heroes Weekend at Calaway Park
July 28th Chestermere Water Festival
July 29thIronman 70.3 Calgary
July 30th – August 5thCalgary International Blues Festival


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