Mainstreet Equity Corp.: Diversity in the workplace

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Mainstreet Equity Corp. is a Canadian company with an employee base as diverse as Canada itself. As a valued employee of Mainstreet I am proud to be part of a team that includes people from all different ethnic, religious, geographic backgrounds, each one bringing their own unique perspective and ...

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...

Concerned About Calgary’s Rental Market?

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The latest Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) rental market survey (released November 2nd, 2015) indicated that the apartment vacancy rate in Calgary increased to 5.3% in the month of October. Year-over-year, this represents a substantial increase from the 1.4% vacancy rate reported in O...

Mainstreet and Edmonton lose character apartment block built in 1918 to fire

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Over the past 17 years, Mainstreet has bought approximately 300 buildings consisting of over 10,000 rental apartments. I inspect most of the rental apartments prior to Mainstreet purchasing them, but there is only one building deeply registered in my mind. The building was built in 1918, nearly 100 ...

Healthy body, healthy mind.

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I spent the last 8 months changing my attitude towards my life and my body. I lost 50 pounds and managed to gain 20 pounds of lean muscle. With the mental demands of being a Regional Property Manager at Mainstreet Equity Corp., I never could have imagined the type of benefits having a healthy body w...

Where to live in Edmonton

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The new Ice District In Edmonton has been getting all of the attention recently, but just two minutes West is a great urban living experience that is already well established. One of the oldest, most walkable neighbourhoods in Edmonton, The Oliver Area and 124th Street (which even has its own websit...

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...

Living the Life in Abbotsford, BC

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I have to admit, living in Abbotsford, the “City in the Country”, makes me feel kind of spoiled. I’ve lived in a number of cities between Saskatchewan and British Columbia. And, by far, I truly have all I could ever want right here in Abbotsford and neighbouring areas. On a whim, just a co...