May 14, 2021 / By: J.Smith

Why Spring Cleaning is More Important Than You Think

Tenant Tips, Apartment Tips, Personal Interest

The benefits of a deep spring cleaning are far more than many people realize. Check out our checklist for all those cleaning items that are usually missed throughout the year.

Alberta's Best Pandemic Takeout Details

November 12, 2020 / By: J.Greenwell

Alberta's Best Pandemic Takeout

Personal Interest, Canadian Cities, Tenant Tips, Apartment Tips, Calgary

If there's one thing Albertans believe in, it's supporting entrepreneurship. With COVID-19 closing so many businesses, it's more important than ever to support those still going. Fortunately, with so many delivery and takeout options out there, folks in Alberta can stay safe, eat well, AND support our community at the same time. Whether you are living in student housing by NAIT or SAIT, studying hard at the U of L's Dhillon school of business to start your own, cramming by candlelight for midterms at University of Calgary or University of Alberta? Just take a night off to chill inside while the weather is freezing out, order a movie and a meal to your Mainstreet apartment!

 

Fall Events in Western Canada | Covid Edition Details

October 3, 2020 / By: J.Greenwell

Fall Events in Western Canada | Covid Edition

Personal Interest, Canadian Cities, Tenant Tips, Apartment Tips

COVID-19 has stopped a lot of fun from happening this year, but with time and dedication, many event organizers have adapted to the challenges and are finding new ways to stage events. Here are just a few examples from across Western Canada, there's sure to be something for everyone to let you get out of the house to have some fun in a safe and responsible way! Here are some fun and frightening fall activities to get you out of the house and then scare you back in!

Where Does Your Rent Go? | Part One Details

August 24, 2020 / By: J.Greenwell

Where Does Your Rent Go? | Part One

Personal Interest, Canadian Cities, Tenant Tips, Apartment Rentals

So what do our property taxes pay for? Nearly everything we rely upon in our day-to-day lives!

One very important reason to pay your rent is because we all rely on the services provided for by property taxes which the government takes from the rent you pay your landlord. These are the services that keep our cities running and our communities clean and healthy. It's important that the government charges enough to fund their services, but not so much that people can't afford to live or do business in a city. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

BRRRRR… It’s Cold Outside! How to winterize your apartment & what not to forget Details

November 12, 2015 / By: Sheena Keslick

BRRRRR… It’s Cold Outside! How to winterize your apartment & what not to forget

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

Get tips and tricks on how to prepare your apartment for winter. In Canada, winter is part of life, learn how you can winterize your apartment and stay warm this winter.

Top 5 things to consider when choosing your apartment Details

September 29, 2015 / By: Dustin Rennie

Top 5 things to consider when choosing your apartment

Pets, Apartment Tips, Apartment Rentals, Tenant Tips, Apartments For Rent, Apartment Hunting, Apartments

Are you choosing a new apartment? Here are a few things to consider when apartment hunting. Under normal market conditions, these 5 items should be on your checklist and taken into consideration.

Is Calgary bicycle-friendly? Cycle Track Review Details

September 10, 2015 / By: Sanokaji Karkee

Is Calgary bicycle-friendly? Cycle Track Review

Canadian Cities, Calgary, Tenant Tips, Investors, Transportation, Alberta

Calgary has the vision to become one of the premier cycling cities in North America and is looking to make changes that will encourage more people to cycle in Calgary. The City has allocated 1.1% of its transportation budget exclusively to the cycling strategy.

16 tips for furnishing small apartments: not so difficult after all Details

August 27, 2015 / By: Tawanda Nzara

16 tips for furnishing small apartments: not so difficult after all

Apartment Tips, Decorating, Apartment Decor, Apartment Floorplan, Tenant Tips, Tenants

When it comes to furnishing small spaces, less is more. Concentrate on functionality. Before you move into a new apartment, take some time to map out how you want your new apartment to be laid out as well as the look and feel. Don't just haul up your grandma's couch four flights of stairs only to realize this style is not for you!

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