Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Betty's Condo Owners Club

Welcome to Betty's Condo Owners Club.

Betty's Condo Owners Club was created in February 2005 as a response to the experiences of Betty and her family; Bob her husband, Bruce her son, and Charlie the family dog. The whole story begins when Betty and Bob purchased their first condominium home in Southern Alberta, without investigating the details of the corporation.

"They were barely unpacked when they received a notice from the Board demanding that they part with Charlie, their dog of 12 years;their 21-year-old son, who, with only a few months of university remaining, could no longer live with them; their beloved flag, not allowed to be displayed on the patio; and the window-mounted satellite dish Bob loved so much. All had to go! The note went on to say that ignoring these demands would result in fines and a notice in the condominium newsletter informing their fellow owners that bob and Betty were troublemakers! It was signed, "Welcome to your new home - THE BOARD!"

The book 10 Secrets to Survivng Life in a Condominium (live the dream - not the nightmare) will be available in June 2005. This book was written by Bernie Winter, FCCI and Louise Challes of Calgary, Alberta. Bernie Winter has a 30 year history in condominium and is a recognized condominium specialist and a regular columnist for the Calgary Herald. Bernie & Louise are co-owners of Condo-Check - The Original Document Review Company,

We were motivated to write this book and create Betty's Condo Owners Club as a response to witnessing, as consultants, the many nightmares that arise when condominium Boards and Owners struggle with condominium living.

Our goal is to provide information, education and a forum for condominium owners, board members, industry professionals and anyone interested in the condominium industry to communicate with each other, ask questions and express their concerns.

We will provide suggestions and solutions to as many situations as we can. We invite stories, opinions and comment to this web log. We will restrict the live content to information that helps solve a problem, creates a new perspective or that provides constructive comment and will not allow this web log to be used as a place to use improper language, to vent anger, or to attack people or problems. There are many benefits when owners connect with owners and share their expereinces and this is the purpose of this Web Log. To support those who want to live the dream - not the nightmare.


At February 3, 2005 at 1:02 PM, Blogger Gerald said...

Great Idea ... I'll be watching.

At February 8, 2005 at 9:11 AM, Blogger LC said...

Can't for the book to come out - impressed by the available information!

At April 28, 2005 at 9:34 AM, Blogger Inge said...

Looking forward to the book & I have found this site very informative. Keep up the good work.

At July 22, 2008 at 5:13 PM, Blogger Rockeiro said...

Just wanted to see how much action the blog is getting recently. Condo owners aren't known for getting very involved in the places that they live.

At June 26, 2011 at 10:30 PM, Blogger my real estate blog said...

Thanks for sharing this update! Anyway, can you share us more pics of this condo? Thanks for sharing.

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At August 24, 2012 at 12:18 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

The site tells us about the Condo owners club. It throws new light into their perspective. Very interesting

At October 5, 2012 at 10:46 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Betty condos owners club is a good place for owners to share their experiences

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At February 20, 2013 at 10:03 PM, Blogger plumberAU said...

Thanks for providing us information that we really need before we decide on getting a condominium unit. Good thing to know that there are people who care for other by sharing their insights in condo.

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At September 15, 2015 at 8:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is 2015 sept. Is there a current condo owners meeting I can go to to get help


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