Posts Tagged "home"

Shut Up, Pipe Down!

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Property Management | 0 comments

Shut Up, Pipe Down!

So you are ready to take charge of your home, roll up your sleeves and get to work.  Awesome! Before you start pulling out your tool box and conquering those projects, I have some advice for you; Shut up and pipe down!  Wait, what?? Many homeowners and tenants do not know how to shut off the water to their residence or an individual fixture to prevent major leaks and property damage in an emergency.  When you purchase or move into a new home, you should make yourself familiar with the shut off valves and practice opening and closing them so you’re prepared for an emergency.  And...

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Decluttering Your Home This Spring

Posted by on Mar 22, 2018 in Property Management | 0 comments

Decluttering Your Home This Spring

So you’re life is into full swing in 2018; you’ve committed to eat healthier, exercise, start a new course, change jobs, start writing that book, improve your child’s grades, remove those toxic people from your life and save more money. Phew, I’m exhausted already! As women, we grasped 2018 as an opportunity to reset, regroup and recharge.  We planned for the next twelve months with the aim of achieving peace and order for our mind, body and spirit. But what about our homes? Okay, I know what you’re thinking! You have enough on your plate. Our living environments are often...

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Beyond Repair – How Maintenance Improves Home Value

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in Property Management | 0 comments

Beyond Repair – How Maintenance Improves Home Value

Whether your property is an investment vehicle or ‘home-sweet-home’, as a property owner your ultimate desire is for your property value to increase over time.  In order to maximize your property value, repairs and maintenance are key. “Repairs and maintenance” is often used as a general term for any work that is required at a property, but it can actually be broken down into categories. The first category is emergency repair work, which occurs as a reactive response when something goes wrong.  An example would be a blocked pipe or a leaking roof.  These repairs don’t improve the...

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Masterkey’s Spring into Summer Tips

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Property Management | 0 comments

Masterkey’s Spring into Summer Tips

Two weeks into Spring and I’m already thinking about Summer.  The professional property manager always plans ahead!  Check out ‘Masterkey’s Spring into Summer Tips’ to prepare your property for the season ahead!       Service your air-conditioning system before the first hot day comes around. Apply a ‘weed-and-feed’ to your lawn to combat those weeds and prep your lawn for the heavy growth season of summer Clean winter grime from your windows with a water/vinegar/rubbing alcohol/detergent blend and newspaper to dry for a streak-free...

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Unlock your property’s potential in 2014

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Property Management | 0 comments

Unlock your property’s potential in 2014

Masterkey’s Ten New Year’s Resolutions for the Property Owner and Condo Board           PLAN Set aside a reserve fund for unexpected repairs or apartment vacancies Plan your 2014 projects in advance to ensure sufficient funding.  If possible, schedule your project for earlier in the year when contractors are typically less busy Review your current vendor contracts and see if there are improvements to be made in price or service UPGRADE Add alternative energy sources Update toilets, faucets and showers to low-flow options and appliances to energy-efficient...

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Family-Friendly Facelift

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Property Management | 0 comments

Family-Friendly Facelift

Unlike the living rooms of the past, modern day living rooms are meant to be, well, lived in.  This often poses a challenge for modern families who desire form, function and fabulous all in one package. I recently faced a similar challenge when my micro-suede living room suite had finally succumbed to the abuse it had endured from endless movie nights, birthday parties, gaming all-nighters and other atrocities typical of a family of four with a dog and cat!  Structurally in good condition, I decided to have a new slip-cover made and complete a family-friendly facelift of the living room in...

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