Trick’n Out The Apartment For A Halloween Treat

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As a kid, don't you think the biggest treat would be an apartment building for them to go door to door to? In this post I’ll outline some helpful apartment tips to provide the ultimate treat for the little ghosts, ghouls, princesses, and pirates. WHY IT'S THE ULTIMATE TREAT? It's safer: Thi...

Apartment Design and Damage Deposit – Have Both

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One of the biggest challenges of being a renter can be making an apartment feel like home, designing it the way you want, all while getting your deposit back should you decide to move out. After all, this isn’t college, posters of bands and some old movies just won’t cut it anymore. Wall art,...

Storage hacks for apartment living

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Until I came to Canada, I never fully understood why storage was such an issue – in this part of the world. It is only after I had settled into my own apartment that I finally understood how space and extra storage is actually a big deal. I also realized that as I change my wardrobe accordingly...

Apartment Living; the value of being a good neighbour

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When we move and leave our families behind in our home countries, provinces or cities, it’s our neighbours that become our new family. It becomes a necessity to have someone we can turn to watch our children while we run to the store, lend us the missing ingredient for a started cake or feed ou...

How to properly dispose of large household items from your apartment (in Abbotsford)

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As a tenant of a multi-family building you may have wondered what you need to do if you want to dispose of large household items. Have you been thinking of making a new purchase (couch, mattress, table and chairs, etc.) and uncertain about what to do with the items you’re replacing, or how to disp...

Creative hanging options in your apartment without making holes

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One of the easiest and fastest ways to make your apartment into your home is to put up photos, art, or posters. It becomes a colourful and creative solution to fill your beige walls and make it quickly feel like your own space. But how to hang things without creating holes that could jeopardize the ...

5 tips for a great job interview (Mainstreet Equity Edmonton, Human Resources)

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With the job market as competitive as ever, companies hiring for even entry-level positions are closely screening all applicants and interviewees. As a supervisor, I gauge a lot of my final hiring decision on a few points – and my first impression. Investing valuable time training a successful can...

A day in the life of a Call Centre Agent at Mainstreet Equity Corp.

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Where I come from, Zimbabwe (Southern Africa), call centers are not a common part of a business. From the top of my head I can recall very few operational call centers, where a simple call can be quite a nerve wrecking experience. I remember watching the movie “The Call” and thinking how Hall...

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...