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How to store and display vinyl records at home

The history of the record player dates back into the 1800s but it reached popularity in the mid-1900s. Simple vinyl records came out originally, however customers complained that they wore out after a few uses. After the Great Depression, musical-experts focused on inventing a new compound that would last longer and deliver high-quality sound. Fewer […]

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How to create a library at home

Happy ‘Book Lovers Day’! It always seems to be National ‘Something’ Day, so today we celebrate the gift of reading. In a world of technology, us bookworms are harder to come by these days. Every August 9th, this unofficial holiday encourages people to pick up a book and spend some time reading (perhaps instead of […]

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Pedestrian-Friendly Communities in Calgary

It’s no secret that Calgary hasn’t always been viewed as the most pedestrian-friendly city in the world. Calgary is a city that expands outwards, whereas other cities with limited space build up, such as Vancouver or London. However, we have started to realize the need to drive less often, use less gas and build things […]

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The benefits of buying a home in summer

It’s time for you to buy a new home, now what? There are so many things to consider when you picture your dream home, but people rarely think about the time of year to buy. Here are four reasons that you should consider shopping for a new home in the summer months. Warmer Weather Perhaps […]

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Size matters: How to fake square footage in your condo

No matter where your condo is located in the city, people tend to think of condominiums as ‘smaller’ housing options. However, typical condos range anywhere from 500 to 2000 square-feet, creating a wide variation in the type of living space available. Say it comes time to sell your condo and people start walking through it, […]

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Don’t get stuck with two homes

You got a new job across town; you’re having a baby in a few months; your kids have all graduated and gone to college so you’re looking to downsize. Bottomline: you’re ready to move on. These are all possible reasons for you to consider selling your home and buying a new one, whether it’s bigger, […]

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Tips for staying cool without racking up the utility bill

Summer in Calgary was late to arrive this year so we will be the last ones to complain about the heat. The sun is shining, and we want to do all the outdoor activities we can while it lasts. However, trying to rest up for all these warm weather activities in an even warmer house […]

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How to prepare for moving day

The big day is only weeks away. You have butterflies in your stomach, both excitement and nerves. The new place is great, but how did I accumulate so much stuff?! Sound familiar? It’s easy to forget how many things you really have until you need to pack up everything and move. There’s something about packing […]

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Why young families are snatching up vacation homes

June 30th hits, school ends and all the families in the area head out of town. Where are they going? Some are camping, some are road tripping, and some are going to the lake. Conventional options for these family summer vacations used to involve trailers, tents and motorhomes, with the occasional cabin here or there. […]

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How to maximize your profit as a home seller

Selling your home is one of the most important steps in your life, and with the right tools and information, you can maximize your profits, maintain control and reduce the stress that comes with the home selling process. Know why you’re selling, and keep it to yourself. The reasons behind your decision to sell affect everything […]

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