Posts Tagged "reducing stress"

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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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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Keep Calm and Hire Masterkey

Posted by on Apr 7, 2013 in Property Management | 0 comments

Keep Calm and Hire Masterkey

Work, reading to your children, caring for elderly parents, party planning, cooking your famous chili, waiting for the plumber, dining with friends, working out, studying, cheering on your sports team, taxiing kids to their activities, finding a new tenant, fundraising, laundry, vetting quotes for your condo development, planning vacations, paying bills, volunteering, walking the dog, writing reports, grocery shopping…..and the list goes on! Your life is hectic.  Your daily to-do list is overflowing with demands and you can barely manage!  You seek more time, less worry and more...

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Orchestrating a Harmonious Renovation: Ensuring you and your contractor strike a chord

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

Orchestrating a Harmonious Renovation: Ensuring you and your contractor strike a chord

The buzz of the skill saw, the pneumatic bang of the jackhammer and the rat-a-tat of the hammer are the symphony of sounds that surround me.  Yes – I am in the middle of renovation project!   Finding a contractor who would perform quality work at a reasonable price was a daunting task. The following guidelines can help steer you away from unscrupulous, disorganized, inexperienced or financially troubled contractors who may deliver broken promises, bad work and blown budgets rather than professional results.   First Impressions: In any business, first impressions are important....

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Masterkey Maths: The Value of Masterkey Management

Posted by on Nov 17, 2012 in Property Management | 0 comments

I love maths.  There, I said it!  During my adolescent years I developed a love for mathematics which extended through university where I would eventually obtain a degree in actuarial science.   I especially loved solving equations as there was always balance and harmony on either side of the pivotal equal sign. At Masterkey Management we have our own equation which ensures balance and harmony for our clients: Value of Masterkey Management = Savings (Time + Money) – Stress (Click on our infographic!) When landlords and condominium boards select Masterkey Management as their...

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