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We want to give a BIG congrats to Yvonne & Sergio from Vancouver, BC for
winning our #MyHollyburnDreamVacation contest! For more info on this contest
and to find out about new contests coming up visit our blog HERE.
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In celebration of Hollyburn Properties’ 40th Anniversary of building apartment rental communities, we wanted to give our valued residents a chance to win a 7-day, all-inclusive, Dream Vacation to Cancun, Mexico. To enter, we asked our residents to submit a video testimonial describing what they love about living in a Hollyburn building.
To say the results blew us away is an understatement! Our team was overwhelmed with the amount of time, effort and creativity that went into every video submission. In fact, the production value of several videos was of professional quality – who knew!
As the heartfelt messages from tenants across the country, in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa, starting rolling in, we knew we would have a very difficult decision to make. Our whole team got together to watch the videos and categorize them according to the following criteria:
Authentic element – does the clip capture the genuine testimonial of the resident?
Development of concept – is there a clear structure and theme?
Compelling nature – is the clip inspiring? Does it catch the audience’s attention?
Original and inventive – is the clip original in its content and format?
In the end, only one video (and entrant) could emerge victorious. And so…after much deliberation, we’d like to congratulate Yvonne and Sergio of Vancouver, for winning the #MyHollyburnDreamVacation contest!! We loved how they captured footage over several weeks throughout the summer and turned it into time-lapse vignettes that really brought their message to life. Yvonne and Sergio, we hope you enjoy your trip, returning to the country where you met 4 years ago. Sigh…how romantic!
We’d like to thank each and every person who entered our resident-appreciation contest. Didn’t win this time? Fear not, our 40th Year is not over yet! Stay tuned to our social media for an exciting announcement, coming soon!
Do you really need tenant insurance? The short answer is yes. According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, about half of all renters don’t take out any kind of tenant insurance policy. We’d like to explain to you why it’s so important for renters to be protected financially in the event of major unexpected damages or losses. Here are some of the reasons we ask that each resident provide proof of insurance before apartment leasing documentation is completed:
As a tenant you are liable – yes, legally responsible – for any harm you may cause to your building and to others who live or visit there.
An accident in your suite (such as a stove burner being left on and causing a fire) could result in damages to the hallway or the apartment next door, and you would be liable for the related repairs to the whole building.
In addition to protecting your belongings in your apartment, comprehensive tenant insurance will often also cover separate storage lockers, bike room facilities, as well as hotel costs or living expenses should you need to vacate your suite.
Doesn’t my landlord’s policy cover me? Unfortunately not. The landlord policy covers the rental property structure, but does not protect your possessions or cover potential relocation costs.
Is it expensive? Hollyburn Properties has a partnership with Coast Capital Insurance in BC that provides our residents with a 20% discount off of normal rates. Premiums start at a mere ~ $15/month – you can’t beat that!
Most reputable insurance companies, such as Coast Capital Insurance, will help you select the best coverage by assisting with taking an inventory of your possessions and recommending additional add-on's (such as earthquake coverage) depending on where you live.
The Insurance Bureau of Canada and the Insurance Information Institute websites both provide free inventory-taking software that can be downloaded on your computer. It’s also a good idea to keep receipts and warranties for big ticket items such as TV’s, computers, or bikes. Receipts serve as proof of ownership and value if you need to make a claim.
Overall, a modest monthly insurance fee could make all the difference in the world in the event of theft, fire, flood, severe weather events or any other unexpected calamity. Renters insurance is one of the smartest investments you can make and it won’t break the bank. Call our partners at Coast Capital for a quote today and mention you are a Hollyburn resident to receive the 20% discount! 1.888.517.7171.
Hollyburn Properties supports diversity, inclusiveness and positivity in our apartment rental communities. We are a proud partner of the Vancouver Pride Society, and every year, around this time, our team is out in full force engaging with the neighbourhood during Pride week and the Pride Festival. We start by erecting temporary rainbow flags at all of our rental apartment properties in the West End, in solidarity and support of the LGBTQ community. You can then find us on Pride Parade day with a booth down at Sunset Beach in English Bay. We also sponsor the Vancouver Pride “Family Fun Zone”, complete with bouncy castle, Pixta Social photo booth and beautiful face painting!
Did you have a chance to swing by, bounce in the castle, play plinko and win some fun swag? We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to get in touch anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. More event pictures on our Facebook page. See yourself in the image below? Find your Pixta photobooth shot on this special Hollyburn landing page and share it on social media with your friends and family!
Not to worry though! It’s not too late to enter… the deadline for this resident-only contest is August 14th, 2015. In celebration of Hollyburn Properties’ 40th anniversary, we’re giving our valued residents the chance to win an all-inclusive 7-night WestJet Vacation Package to El Dorado Royale Gourmet Resort by Karisma in Cancun, Mexico!!! (approx. value of $5000)
Calgary, Alberta, the land of cowboys, the Rocky Mountains and tax-free opportunity! Are you looking for an apartment to rent in Calgary? This beautiful city lies in an area of foothills and prairie at the crux of two rivers in Southern Alberta. Today could be your lucky day.
Hollyburn Properties has three premier Calgary rental apartments with availability for July and August 2015, and we’re offering up to one month FREE RENT! Imagine what you could do with the savings… Plan that trip you’ve been thinking about, pay off some debt, or invest in a Tax Free Savings Account. The options are endless. Just get down here and find your new dream apartment! Studios available from $1050, 1 bedrooms from $1150 and 2 bedrooms from $1400.