10 characteristics of being a good apartment neighbour

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Being a good neighbour flows from the golden rule: Treat others as you'd like to be treated! The peace of mind that comes with knowing you are surrounded by people who are there for you is priceless. Make sure you are a behaving like a good neighbor by displaying the following characteristics:...

BRRRRR… It’s Cold Outside! How to winterize your apartment & what not to forget

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Yes, it’s here folks – winter is with us. Although, lucky for us, it was a bit of a slow start, unless of course you love the snow! In the apartment business, every year I witness many unfortunate losses, many of which could have been prevented! Here is what you need to remember: Ensure t...

Reach your Zen spot – by uncluttering your apartment

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We all own sh*t. Some of it’s useful, most of it is not, and it’s holding us back from reaching our Zen spot. To reach your Zen spot you need to clear your mind, to clear your mind, you need to clear your space. The more material baggage you carry around, the more mental energy you waste t...

MacEwan University Student Guide to Living It Up

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So you've done it. You've worked hard and are about you start your first year at MacEwan University (Edmonton, AB). You've paid your tuition, rent, and purchased every book you need for your classes. With all of that taken care of you quickly realize, like so many other post secondary students, that...

5 Dinner Party Food Ideas (Entertaining guests in your apartment, on a budget)

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First and foremost, make it at home. Set your kitchen up for fun and functionality. Don’t throw your money out the window by catering your dinner party. Catering is for large events, such as weddings, receptions, and visits from the Queen of England, where cooking the food yourself would be nea...

Reasons that make City Park a desired community in Saskatoon

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When moving to a new city you’re always on the lookout for a locality that gives you the maximum benefits at a reasonable cost. City Park is one such core neighbourhood. It is situated in the centre of Saskatoon surrounded by beautiful parks, schools, the University and has excellent transport opt...

Reviewing the benefits to renting that are more than just about money

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Home prices, particularly in Canada’s major cities, continue to increase as the combination of low interest rates, strong demand, and high land/construction costs continue to put upward pressure on prices. Increasingly, home ownership is becoming more of a challenge, particularly for first-time bu...

The Ultimate Rental Moving Checklist

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Moving to a new apartment should be exciting. However, what makes the whole experience stressful, is being unprepared. Organizing and preparing can help you remove the anxiety. The following tips might help you to make the move easier. Read your current lease to discover proper protocol for i...

Top 5 things to consider when choosing your apartment

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We all make decisions everyday, some are incidental, like what colour of socks to put on in the morning, some are big, like a vehicle purchase. Small decisions allow you to flaunt the consequences, large decisions require you to carry out your due diligence before making it, as the ramifications can...

Apartment decor, loft style

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Nestled in the heart of Calgary’s Beltline District is Avenue Tower,  boutique-style loft apartments. High ceilings, exposed heating pipes, concrete walls and floors – these unique suites are gems. And these lofts will definitely test your decorating skills, which one tenant took head-o...