The value of family

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Lately, there has been one special family that keeps making the headlines. This family of four is originally from China and is scheduled to move into a newly renovated home in Calgary, from Toronto. It marks the first time in 30 years that Canada has welcomed a similar family. Yes, I’m refer...

7 ways to keep your apartment cool on hot summer days

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Try a heat snorkeling system. Point a fan into a square of four cups filled with ice water and ice cubes. The cooler air in the cups has nowhere to go but out. Each night, refreeze the cubes and open the windows. Open the windows at night and close them during the day. Open windows at night so ...

Who is really to blame for the unaffordability of housing in Vancouver?

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The Vancouver real estate market is on fire! With no signs of slowing any time soon, the debate over which catalyst to point the finger at makes headlines day in and day out. The consensus? The inflow of Asian capital (predominantly Chinese) into the real estate market is driving up housing prices. ...

Mainstreet Team Member Profile: Spencer Wallace

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Position at MEQ: Social Media Content Manager - Calgary Grew up in: Calgary, Alberta Education/certifications: Broadcast Media Diploma - Mount Royal University Causes I support: Doctors Without Borders, Child’s Play Favourite foods: Deep dish pizza, steak & arugula salad Ho...

The uncovered stories of some of Mainstreet’s team members

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Not every one gets to work with a recording artist, a pilot and accomplished sporting personalities - but here at Mainstreet Equity Corp. I am fortunate to work with just such a group: A musician (Pradaboi), a pilot/karting champion, a soccer star and a track star. They each bring something uni...

Mainstreet team member, Tyler in Thailand – Travelogue (Part I)

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Recently I was fortunate enough to have had the chance to take a month off and travel to Thailand. Escaping Edmonton on a snowy morning we hopped on a plane for the long flight to Thailand’s capital, Bangkok. –– Bangkok, or "What’s that smell?" –– We landed late at night and grabbed a...

Mainstreet Equity Corp. ‘Pest Management System’

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An issue that every landlord must deal with is pest control. At Mainstreet Equity Corp. we are committed to providing clean, safe and comfortable accommodations for our tenants. As part of that mandate, we have issued a new Pest Management System to detect any kind of pests at an early stage. Thi...

6 things to do on a staycation in Calgary

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After the winter months on the prairies most people welcome the spring and summer, although with the help of the chinooks (some say global warming ;-)) we were lucky to have a very mild winter. Calgarians have an array of different places to visit come spring and summer. If you are new to Calgary, v...

“Why I love Saskatoon” – Mainstreet Resident Manager explains

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As a Resident Manager I have to perform the duties of checking all units and making sure everything is working properly. One of the things I enjoy a lot about my job is that I get to meet people from so many different cultures; I get to know their different kinds of cooking, religion, manners and mo...

“You can call me Mr. Ed.” – A Tribute

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"You can call me Mr. Ed."                          Maintenance legend in Surrey                                                                          Mr. Ed was pioneer in BC Mainstreet Operations. I remem...