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What a Pretty Picture

Measure twice, stick a hole in the wall once. Wise words when it comes to hanging art and decor in your home. Anybody can stick a nail in the wall and hang a picture on it, but in there lies the challenge to arrange these objects in a pleasing way and cause the least amount of de...
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Oyster Shell

Oyster scale is considered a pest in Calgary; it has the appearance of small clusters of oyster-shaped shells that cover bark on plants, shrubs and trees. This pest reproduces once per year, with the egg hatch occurring in early to mid June over an approximate ten-day period...
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Tips On Selecting A Rental Property

You’ve decided not to renew your lease, your company is relocating you, or you’ve sold your home and are planning to rent for a while. There are so many things to now consider: When do you start looking? What kind of property are you looking for? What can’t you ...
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Amusing Facts…

The more that your read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go”Dr. SeussDid you know?Quartz countertops are man-made and more resistant to staining than some natural stones.75% of the stainless steel used in Sub-Z...
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Annual Report - Pet Policies and Amenities in MultiFamily

This report features the input of residents from rental-housing operators in the conventional multifamily and student-housing segments. 26% of pet owners surveyed adopted or bought a pet after February 2020. In addition to this skyrocketing pet ownership trend, 19% of respondents...
Knowing the Risks of Condition-free Offers

Knowing the Risks of Condition-free Offers

As a buyer in a competitive market, you may feel you need to tailor your offer to appeal to the seller. In a multiple-offer situation, you might even consider making a condition-free offer in order to get the home you want. This strategy may make your offer stand out, but it'...
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Spring is in the air!

Spring. It’s officially here! Will it stay?? I make no promises and hope that by writing this I am not jinxing anything *knocking on wood*. But let’s proceed like it’s here to stay, shall we?We’ve all been couped up in our homes over the long winter which ...
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Wear & Tear vs Damage – what is the Difference?

Landlords must understand the practical difference between wear & tear and damages especially when reconciling a tenant’s security deposit. It is important to factor in the length of the tenancy as well as the life expectancy of items when determining what to charge aga...
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The Move-in Inspection

The Move-Out Inspection often gets a bad rap because it seems like it’s much more detailed than the Move-In Inspection. While the Move-In will usually go along at a swifter pace, I can assure you, the inspector is not being any less detailed. What happens is the proper...
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GROW A SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITY GARDEN – February 2021

If you grow together, you grow together... With Spring on the horizon, it is the perfect time of year to get into a gardening mindset. Several condominium complexes have garden boxes for its owners to ‘grow a green thumb’. Having these garden boxes are fostering ...