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6 financial questions to ask before home buying

Before you go down the path of home hunting with a REALTOR®, the best place to start is to determine your financial readiness and how much you can actually afford. Here are some commonly asked questions and answers to get you started. What will lenders be looking for? Lenders will be looking for information on your […]

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Tips to file your 2020 personal taxes

It’s time to start thinking about your 2019 tax filing (if you’re not already), as the deadline is nearing. As a refresher, and because there are some changes for this year, here are some tips to file your income taxes for 2019. Deadlines  The deadline to file your 2019 income tax return is April 30, […]

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Spring market: getting your home ready for the selling season

The first day of spring is just a few short weeks away (hard to believe). The real estate market generally heats up during spring months, and luckily for home sellers, the spring season offers unique opportunities to up curb appeal and the overall appearance of your home. If you are planning to list your home soon, […]

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Love your community? Vote for it as Calgary’s Best Neighbourhood

If you love your community (or a community you don’t live in), Avenue Magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Calgary’s Best Neighbourhood list. Every year, Avenue Magazine runs this survey to get an idea of what neighbourhood qualities are important to Calgary, and ranks our city’s communities based upon that information. But putting all that […]

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What to do if you have a dispute with your condo builder

Buying a condo is a huge investment, and for some people, it may be the biggest investment of their lives. Because of that, it’s important to keep your investment protected. If you end up purchasing a brand new condo direct from a developer or builder, then it’s important that you understand how to protect yourself. […]

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What to look forward to at the Calgary Renovation Show

The Calgary Renovation Show is back for another year! Whether you’re moving into a new space or renovating a current one, this is your chance to dream up something breathtakingly beautiful for your home. From the newest trends to the latest in technology, the Calgary Renovation Show has it all starting this Friday. Each day […]

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How to make your home pet-friendly

Whether you’re a cat, dog or all-around animal lover, it’s true that pets often rule the home. People don’t like to think so, but we rush home to feed them, dote on them when they demand, give them treats for being good and clean up after them when they make a mess. But, how you […]

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Tips on buying a home for tenants to live in

Whether you own a home or you’re in the market for one, there’s always lots to consider in the housing market. How many rooms do you need, how big of a kitchen is too big, how many cars do you want in the garage – the list of ‘what ifs’ continues to grow as you […]

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The Top Marie Kondo Tips to Start the New Year Organized

Tidying – an age-old problem that every household struggles to keep up with. Whether it’s your kitchen, bedroom, entryway or all of the above, there are always certain areas of the house that seem to get messy quicker than we’d like. If you haven’t heard of Marie Kondo yet, here’s the scoop. Marie is a […]

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Tips for setting the holiday table

The holiday season is all about spending time with friends, family and loved ones – and food. Many foods made around the holidays are often special because they are only enjoyed once a year when Christmas rolls around. Whether you’re a sweet tooth or a savoury connoisseur, there are plenty of treats to go around […]

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