Posts Tagged "house"

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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The High Price of Ignoring Home Repairs

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in Property Management | 0 comments

The High Price of Ignoring Home Repairs

Home maintenance seems expensive – unless you’ve considered the astronomical costs involved with ignoring it. HomeInsurance.com and Redbeacon (a subsidiary of Home Depot) have teamed up to deliver this infographic, which examines some common home maintenance projects and the shocking costs that can result when they go neglected. Whilst the dollar figures are based on US costs, you still might just think twice before underestimating that leaky sink or faulty electrical outlet. Courtesy of: HomeInsurance.com and...

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How To Baby-Proof Your Home

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Property Management | 0 comments

How To Baby-Proof Your Home

We think of our home as safe and secure – but if you have a toddler, you need to take a fresh look. As soon as they can crawl, toddlers want to explore every nook and cranny. They want to push and pull anything they can get hold of. And their preferred method of finding out how things work is to bite, suck or chew them. That means your house is chock full of threats and dangers, which is why we thought we would share this infographic from MoneySupermarket.com. They even have advice regarding the revision of your insurance contract. In short, everything you need to know to protect your...

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