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The Powder Room

The Powder Room

The wearing of masks, physical distancing, and hand-washing are not new concepts. They all contributed to controlling the 1918 'Spanish Flu' pandemic. And, did you know that they also influenced housing design and innovation? The Powder Room A main-floor half-bathroom...

Safe Viewing Instructions

Safe Viewing Instructions

  This is a sample of how I have addressed Safe Viewing during COVID-19:   SPECIAL VIEWING INSTRUCTIONS This home has been sanitized and prepared for viewing with your safety in mind Please respect the instructions below in order to reduce risk to yourself...

Caring for People in Crisis

Caring for People in Crisis

COVID-19 has introduced significant uncertainty to our lives. A few days ago I delivered this message to all townhome tenants by email: Subject: Caring for People in Crisis Greetings! A worldwide pandemic changes everything! I love you and will do everything within my...

A Fresh Set of Keys

A Fresh Set of Keys

Locksmiths have great stories, and my first locksmith, Paul, was no exception!A teenager was travelling in Europe for nearly a year. His return trip took him through Edmonton where his grandmother owned a home. Always welcome at Grandma’s house, he decided to pay a surprise visit and stay with her for a few days. Grandma…

Joy in Sharing Secrets!

Joy in Sharing Secrets!

Did you know that most good landlords or investors – myself included – suffer from the anxiety of thinking they’ll never find a suitable occupant for their latest project? I can’t possibly express to you the joy that comes from seeing a person, couple, or family...

Re-Launching a Popular Website

Re-Launching a Popular Website

An interactive website is a vital tool for any successful business. After weeks of work and tons of help, we’re thrilled to finally re-launch a new and improved version of SecretHomes.ca! Aside from being an easy-to-remember URL, SecretHomes.ca is inspired by an...