Getting Out of a Lease

Getting Out of a Lease

Renting an apartment and moving in with someone is like an exciting, new adventure. It’s fun to set the space up, decorate, get to know one another and settle into a new routine. However, after the honeymoon phase, reality often sets in and you start to realize that...
How to Avoid Rental Scams

How to Avoid Rental Scams

Unfortunately, in today’s world, we’re all too familiar with the word scam. As defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary it’s “a fraudulent or deceptive act or operation”. Sadly, this is something that we have been hearing about more and more in the rental world. In...
Five Tips for Reviewing Condominium Financial Statements

Five Tips for Reviewing Condominium Financial Statements

Five Tips for Reviewing Condominium Financial Statements Over the last 10 years, there has been a boom in new condominiums in the Brandon market. Each new condominium corporation has a board of directors, with the majority being volunteer positions. These volunteers...
How to Get Hired

How to Get Hired

Over the years I have been very fortunate to work at several great organizations, however, it wasn’t just by accident that I came upon these positions. I invested the time that was required to help land the jobs that I was applying for. In my current position, I...
Apartment Hunting Tips for College/University Students

Apartment Hunting Tips for College/University Students

“School!” Shhh, don’t say that too loud. To some, hearing the ’s’ word at this time of the year is worse than hearing a drunken sailor cursing at the local watering hole. Unfortunately, whether we want to or not, we do have to start thinking about what September will...
Benefits of Hiring Students

Benefits of Hiring Students

Benefits of Hiring Students With high school graduations coming up, and college and university students already done for the summer.  It is time to look at the benefits of hiring students.  VHP has hired students off and on since it’s inception in 1997,...