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 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...

Top 5 Restaurants in Surrey, BC

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Tasty Indian Bistro If you need your fix of delicious, savory Indian food without the unfair steep price tag, then Tasty Indian Bistro has got what you need! Where traditional dishes from all regions of India are served, you will find distinctive, delicious and fresh food that will have you coming ...

Merante, the latest addition to the Calgary apartment rental market

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Mainstreet’s latest addition, Merante, is located right in the heart of thriving and bustling downtown Calgary, in close proximity to the popular and trendy 17th Avenue SW. Previous owners bought and sold this building without ever opening its doors. Not Mainstreet. The building, which consi...

My journey with Mainstreet Equity Corp.

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Time simply flies when you’re working with MEQ. I’ve just completed one year as a Leasing Agent and it has truly been an enriching experience. Not least of which is that I’ve had the opportunity to learn about the rental market here in Canada. When I joined the team I thought I was going to be...

Abbotsford: 5 Best Restaurants, Something for Everyone

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After living in Abbotsford for several years, and being a person who very much enjoys good food, I have eaten at just about every restaurant there is in Abbotsford. Here are what I consider the absolute must try places. For sushi there is a tiny little restaurant on South Fraser Way called Nikko ...

8 Treasures in Surrey, BC

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1. Drop-In Family Ice Skating Ice skating has been a classic Canadian pastime for as long as anyone can remember, whether it be Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall. With several locations in North Surrey, Newton Exchange, Cloverdale and South Surrey, drop-in family ice-skating is a fantastic way to co...

Surrey, BC: City of Parks

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The City of Surrey, the second largest city in British Columbia, with over 6,000 acres of parkland and green space gives it the moniker, City of Parks. There are over 200 parks within the city. We are very lucky to live here, as every resident has a park within walking distance. This means tha...