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Perfectly Pleasing Palettes

Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in Property Management | 0 comments

Perfectly Pleasing Palettes

One of the simplest, most cost-effective improvements a homeowner can make to their home is to paint. Whether you choose to paint the exterior of your house or give your rooms an update, that will translate into value for your home.  It’s also one of the easiest things not-so-handy homeowners can do themselves without having to call in the pros.  Aside from the paint itself — and maybe a weekend of your time — the investment is minimal: A set of paint rollers and brushes for the walls and trim, drop cloths to keep your floors and furniture paint-free and painter’s tape to...

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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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Merry Christmas from Masterkey!

Posted by on Dec 24, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Merry Christmas from Masterkey!

Thank you to our clients, customers and service providers.  Whether you are a landlord using our rental agency service, a board member of a managed condominium development or a reliable service provider available to answer our many calls, you are the key to our success! We have decided to share that success with others!  Therefore, in lieu of Christmas gifts and cards this year, we have provided $5000 in donations and sponsorship to a variety of causes dear to our hearts: Bermuda Cancer & Health – Equal Access Mammogram Program Free Food Bermuda – Sponsorship for a...

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Keep Warm And Safe This Winter

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Property Management | 0 comments

Keep Warm And Safe This Winter

December, January and February are the deadliest months for home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). And, heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires and home fire deaths. That’s why it’s important for you and your loved ones to take extra precautions during the winter. Thinking of buying a space heater? The NFPA recommends that you make sure it carries the mark of an independent testing laboratory. Install it according to the manufacturer’s instructions or have it professionally installed. If you have an electric-powered space heater,...

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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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