June 24, 2020 / By: T.Carron

Bird x Mainstreet Collaboration

Personal Interest, Canadian Cities, Tenant Tips, Calgary

Mainstreet has some very exciting news to announce for the summer of 2020! 

Tips to Combat Boredom During the COVID-19 Isolation in your Apartment Details

April 3, 2020 / By: T.Carron

Tips to Combat Boredom During the COVID-19 Isolation in your Apartment

Personal Interest, Apartment Tips, Tenant Tips, COVID-19

You, your dog, and your family, just like the rest of the world -- are in quarantine, shelter in place or some other form of lockdown, which means that your usual means of entertainment are probably off the table. Keeping yourself busy during these long days can be a challenge, or an opportunity to learn new things and get creative. In this post we are going to list of 10 things you can do, to help keep yourself busy in your Mainstreet apartment during the COVID-19 crisis.

Tips For Working From Home in an Apartment. Details

March 20, 2020 / By: T.Carron

Tips For Working From Home in an Apartment.

Personal Interest, Apartment Tips, Tenant Tips

Working from your apartment? The world as we know it has changed drastically in the past few months in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and with that so has the daily operations of many businesses globally.  In this post, we will walk you through some helpful tips to remain productive, positive and sane in a time that the world has transitioned to the WFH model and self-isolation.

Canada Population Highlights Details

January 10, 2020 / By: Dustin Rennie

Canada Population Highlights

Personal Interest, Canadian Cities, Investors, Immigration, Alberta, Real Estate, Edmonton, Calgary

In 2019, Canada was the fastest growing country in the G7, with a recorded population growth rate of 1.4%. This was double the per-capita growth of the United States and the UK. Canada also posted over 4x the growth of France & Germany. If this trend continues, Canada could top the United States in Economic Growth this year as immigration being the driving force.

International Students Fuelling Rental Demand Surge Details

January 2, 2020 / By: J. Greenwell

International Students Fuelling Rental Demand Surge

With over 700,000 international students choosing to study in Canada each year, the country has seen a surge in demand for residential units. Mainstreet Equity identified this growing niche early on, recognizing that these students represented both significant spending power and long-term rental consumers, possessing the financial wherewithal to study abroad and so committing to one city for at least three to four years as well.

Types of Real Estate Investment in Canada Details

December 21, 2019 / By: J. Greenwell

Types of Real Estate Investment in Canada

Personal Interest, Investors, Real Estate

Real Estate Investing can be daunting to newcomers. In this post, we'll explain the differences between the three types of common real estate investments: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), Real Estate Funds (REFs), and Real Estate Operating Companies (REOCs). We'll also provide a little background on each. 

Canada: A top destination for International Students Details

December 16, 2019 / By: Adhiraj Brar

Canada: A top destination for International Students

Students, Student Housing, Immigration, Foreign Students, Investors, Personal Interest, Apartment Rentals, Canadian Cities

Deciding where to attend college or university is one of the biggest decisions most people will make in their life, this can be especially daunting if you are an international student. This post looks at some key facts and data points on foreign students in Canada.

Additional Costs to Remember for First Time Renters Details

December 13, 2019 / By: T.Carron

Additional Costs to Remember for First Time Renters

Apartment Tips, Apartment Rentals, Millennials, Personal Interest, Rental Properties, Apartment Hunting

Renting an apartment for the first time? This can be an exciting, yet stressful time. We are here to help your transition into adulting as seamless as possible. This post will shed some light on the additional costs that come with renting an apartment and prepare you for them. 

Mainstreet Equity Corp. (TSX: MEQ) Releases 2019 Annual Results Details

December 10, 2019 / By: Dustin Rennie

Mainstreet Equity Corp. (TSX: MEQ) Releases 2019 Annual Results

Investors, Real Estate, Personal Interest

Mainstreet's 2019 results mark the sixth consecutive quarter of year-over-year double-digit growth in all of our key metrics, solidifying a steady improvement in our operational performance that has continued to deliver non-dilutive value to our shareholders. 

2019 Alberta Population Growth Details

October 28, 2019 / By: Dustin Rennie

2019 Alberta Population Growth

Personal Interest, Alberta, Canadian Cities, Calgary, Edmonton, Real Estate, Investors, Immigration

Alberta, Canada has experienced upward population growth over the course of 2018 and 2019. The following is a look at the 2019 Alberta population growth trends and where Alberta stands in comparison to other Canadian provinces.

Home Prices in Canada Exceed What Millennials Can Afford Details

July 15, 2019 / By: Dustin Rennie

Home Prices in Canada Exceed What Millennials Can Afford

Canadian Cities, Corporate, Investing, Investors, Millennials, Personal Interest

Canada has seen a surge in property appreciation over recent years, especially in the Vancouver and Toronto areas. The increase in property value has made the dream of homeownership nearly insurmountable for younger generations. With today's property values, many millennials are unable to afford a home in the way that older generations were.

Popular Saskatoon Neighbourhoods For Students Details

July 12, 2019 / By: Dustin Rennie

Popular Saskatoon Neighbourhoods For Students

If you are a current student or upcoming student who will be living in the Saskatoon area, then you are no doubt wondering where the most affordable and student-friendly neighborhoods are located. The following guide will help you find the best communities to live in.

Alberta Real Estate Trends & Stats Details

June 17, 2019 / By: Dustin Rennie

Alberta Real Estate Trends & Stats

Real estate trends and statistics are an important measure of the current health and state of the real estate market. Alberta as a province has seen years of recession, which has altered real estate values and the number of transactions taking place.

Surrey BC Skytrain Project Details

June 13, 2019 / By: Dustin Rennie

Surrey BC Skytrain Project

Canadian Cities, Investors, British Columbia, BC, Rental Properties, Surrey, Surrey Apartments, Transportation

The Surrey-Langley SkyTrain will help to improve local transportation as it looks to extend the SkyTrain line to the communities of Surrey and Langley and improve the commute and transportation of residents in Lower Mainland BC. 

Top Reasons to Purchase Renters Insurance Details

May 31, 2019 / By: Dustin Rennie

Top Reasons to Purchase Renters Insurance

Are you considering purchasing renters insurance? If you are renting an apartment it is highly recommended. Renters insurance is becoming more and more common as many people chose to rent instead of buying a home/condo.

Why Millennials Are Choosing to Rent Over Owning Details

May 21, 2019 / By: Dustin Rennie

Why Millennials Are Choosing to Rent Over Owning

Millennials, Apartment Rentals, Foreign Students, Personal Interest, Rental Properties, Renting

Millennials make up nearly 40% of the workforce in Canada. Homeownership is no longer the end goal for most working adults. Previous generations pursued homeownership, the latest generation of adults (millennials) are choosing to rent rather than own their own homes.

Best Edmonton Neighborhoods For Students Details

May 3, 2019 / By: Dustin Rennie

Best Edmonton Neighborhoods For Students

Are you a student looking for the best place to live in Edmonton? If so, you're in luck: there are a lot of great neighborhoods in Edmonton that are perfect for students. The following are the very best Edmonton neighborhoods for students.

How to Choose the Right Apartment Floor Plan Details

April 10, 2019 / By: Dustin Rennie

How to Choose the Right Apartment Floor Plan

If you are looking for a new apartment, then you already know that there is a lot of research that goes into this important decision. Here are 4 important factors to keep in mind when choosing an apartment floor plan.

Calgary Bike Lanes & MEQ Apartments Details

February 5, 2019 / By: Dustin Rennie

Calgary Bike Lanes & MEQ Apartments

Canadian Cities, Calgary, Calgary Apartments, Calgary For Rent, Personal Interest, Investors, Transportation

Mainstreet Equity has a number of Calgary apartment buildings situated along the newly established bike lanes. These lanes are designated roadways and individual lanes exclusively for bikers in Calgary's Urban areas.

3 Tips For Finding Your Perfect Edmonton Apartment Details

January 7, 2019 / By: Dustin Rennie

3 Tips For Finding Your Perfect Edmonton Apartment

Canadian Cities, Apartment Tips, Edmonton, Edmonton Apartments, Edmonton For Rent, Apartment Hunting

Apartment hunting can be time-consuming and frustrating, whether you're new to the area or have been living in Edmonton for a while. Here are 3 tips for finding your perfect apartment in Edmonton.

Things To Do In Regina Details

January 4, 2019 / By: Dustin Rennie

Things To Do In Regina

Canadian Cities, Saskatchewan, Regina, Rent Regina, Regina Apartments, Regina Apartments For Rent

Whether you are visiting or live in the city of Regina, there is no shortage of year-round and seasonal activities. Regina has something for everyone: historical sites, cultural landmarks, arts and entertainment, festivals, shopping and so much more.

Apartment Hunting With Pets Details

November 27, 2018 / By: Dustin Rennie

Apartment Hunting With Pets

Personal Interest, Apartment Hunting, Apartment Rentals, Apartment Tips, Tenants, Tenant Tips, Apartments For Rent, Pets

Not all apartments are pet-friendly, and not all neighborhoods are pet-friendly either. At Mainstreet, the majority of our apartments are pet-friendly, but there are a few things you should watch out for when apartment hunting with pets.

Decorating a Small Bedroom Details

November 27, 2018 / By: Dustin Rennie

Decorating a Small Bedroom

Even if you have a small bedroom, you can spruce things up and make it appear much bigger than it really is – with smart design and creativity. Follow these tips on decorating a small bedroom.

Top Pet Amenities in Apartment Communities Details

September 21, 2018 / By: Dustin Rennie

Top Pet Amenities in Apartment Communities

At Mainstreet, the majority of our apartments and buildings are pet-friendly, allowing our tenants to have their animal companions. Here are some of the newer pet features that are available in the marketplace today.

Calgary’s Top Neighbourhoods in 2018 Details

June 13, 2018 / By: Dustin Rennie

Calgary’s Top Neighbourhoods in 2018

Real estate experts in Calgary say that the east and the northeastern regions show good promise. The areas that have long been desired to live are lagging a bit behind in price momentum. What are the top Calgary neighborhoods to put in your money?

Student Accommodation Tips Details

June 11, 2018 / By: Dustin Rennie

Student Accommodation Tips

Finding accommodations and student housing as a student can be a headache.  Here are a few tips to help you find accommodation faster and more cost-friendly options.

Edmonton’s Top Neighborhoods in 2018 Details

June 8, 2018 / By: Dustin Rennie

Edmonton’s Top Neighborhoods in 2018

Canadian Cities, Edmonton Apartments, Edmonton, Edmonton For Rent, Alberta, Real Estate

The average home value is $414,000 with a maximum average price of $831K and a minimum average price of $250K seen in the last year. 86% of the homes in Edmonton are below $500K. Which are the top neighbourhoods to put your money in?

Which Are The Most Popular Apartment Amenities Details

June 4, 2018 / By: Dustin Rennie

Which Are The Most Popular Apartment Amenities

People looking for an apartment these days are more concerned with the amenities in the apartment rather than communal amenities. Here are some of the more popular/in-demand apartment amenities renters are looking for.

Edmonton ICE District Leads Downtown Revival Details

June 4, 2018 / By: Dustin Rennie

Edmonton ICE District Leads Downtown Revival

Canadian Cities, Edmonton Apartments, Edmonton, Edmonton For Rent, ICE District, Real Estate, Alberta

There is a revival going on in downtown Edmonton and the ICE district is in the middle of it all. The two office tower being built (Stantec Tower & JW Marriott) as part of the project has seen 90% occupancy. The towers are a mixed-use development which is hoped to breathe fresh life into downtown Edmonton.

How To Study & Live In Canada Details

June 4, 2018 / By: Dustin Rennie

How To Study & Live In Canada

Students, Student Housing, Foreign Student, NAIT, MacEwan, Foreign Students

Canada consistently attracts tens of thousands of foreign students a year. The culture, way of life, education system and roll in the international community are all factors that drive students to Canada. Here are a few tips and guidelines to study and live in Canada.

Most Popular Communities To Live In Calgary Details

May 18, 2018 / By: Dustin Rennie

Most Popular Communities To Live In Calgary

If you're looking for a postcard-perfect place to live, work or play in Alberta, look no further than Calgary. Here are some of the 7 most popular neighbourhoods worth renting in Calgary.

Most Popular Communities To Live In Saskatoon Details

May 18, 2018 / By: Dustin Rennie

Most Popular Communities To Live In Saskatoon

Are you planning to move to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan? If you are, it is important to find the right community. Here are some of the most popular neighbourhoods to choose from in Saskatoon.

How To Decorate & Arrange A Bachelor Suite Details

May 18, 2018 / By: Dustin Rennie

How To Decorate & Arrange A Bachelor Suite

Most people dread the thought of having to live in an itty bitty bachelor-style apartment. While everything is crammed in a large, open space, that doesn't mean that you cannot decorate your bachelor suite. Follow these decoration tips to add more character, oomph, and style to your bachelor suite apartment.

How To Efficiently Find An Apartment In Edmonton Details

May 16, 2018 / By: Dustin Rennie

How To Efficiently Find An Apartment In Edmonton

Finding the right apartment at the right price in a large city like Edmonton is no picnic. But, apartment hunting doesn't have to be that way. Consider the following ways so you can efficiently find an apartment in Edmonton

Why Foreign Students Should Study In Saskatchewan Details

April 24, 2018 / By: Dustin Rennie

Why Foreign Students Should Study In Saskatchewan

Here are five reasons why Saskatchewan is a top choice for foreign students who want to make the most out of their education and school years in Canada.

Immigrating To Saskatchewan In 2018 Details

April 24, 2018 / By: Dustin Rennie

Immigrating To Saskatchewan In 2018

Immigration, Foreign Students, Foreign Student, Canadian Cities, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Regina, Personal Interest

Saskatchewan has vibrant communities, job opportunities, affordable cost of living, and plenty of sunshine, making it desirable for immigrants looking to relocate to Canada. What's more - the Canadian Express Entry immigration system makes it effortlessly easy to immigrate to Saskatchewan.
 

Reasons People Are Moving To Saskatchewan Details

April 17, 2018 / By: Dustin Rennie

Reasons People Are Moving To Saskatchewan

Over recent years the province of Saskatchewan has seen a surge in population and economic growth. The province has become a destination for immigrants and business. Here are some of the top 5 reasons why more and more people are flocking to the province.

It’s your first apartment and you’ve got questions. We can help. Details

March 3, 2017 / By: Spencer Wallace

It’s your first apartment and you’ve got questions. We can help.

Property Management, Apartment Rentals, Apartment Tips, Tenant Tips, Rental Properties, Personal Interest

Moving out can be fun, exciting, liberating and give you a sense of freedom and responsibility that you may not have had before. You might also be nervous and there are questions you might have about getting your first place.

5 Reasons why you should live at Falconcrest Village in Calgary Details

December 8, 2016 / By: Sheena Keslick

5 Reasons why you should live at Falconcrest Village in Calgary

Apartment Tips, Rental Properties, Calgary, Calgary Apartments

If you are in the market for a large, bright, newly renovated apartment, look no further than our Falconcrest Village location. Here are my top 5 reasons why you should make Falconcrest your next home!

Apartment Design and Damage Deposit – Have Both Details

October 20, 2016 / By: Spencer Wallace

Apartment Design and Damage Deposit – Have Both

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.