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How to protect your investment once you buy a home

Buying a home is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make. It’s a lot of money down for a long time if you take out a mortgage, but it’s also the place where you and your family create memories together. After signing the papers and moving into your new home, you want to make sure […]

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How many vehicles drive through your community?

The City of Calgary is launching its new traffic reporting system, The Calgary Transit Count System (CalTRACS), in an attempt to make data that has been gathered more accessible. The data in CalTRACS shows everything from pedestrians and cyclists to the number of vehicles at intersections, the types and speeds of vehicles on the road […]

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The foodie guide to Stampede 2019

Whether or not cowboys and the rodeo are your things, everyone can agree that the food that comes with the Calgary Stampede is a main highlight of the 10-day madness. Bringing everything from classics, like mini doughnuts and deep-fried ice cream, to the weird items, like pickle and scorpion pizza, there’s something here for everyone. […]

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How to save money during Calgary Stampede 2019

Whether you’re from Calgary or you’re visiting from out of town, the Calgary Stampede is a must. The rodeo, rides and unique food options are all something you simply can’t miss this July. However, the deterrent for most people is the price, and we’re here to help you enjoy the festivities without breaking the bank. […]

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How to buy a home with someone you’re not married to

It seems every year, more and more couples are deciding to buy a home together before getting married. Doing so can minimize financial stress as the couple can save up for a down payment and consistently pay their mortgage while not worrying about saving up for the cost of a wedding. That said, it also […]

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Examining the First-Time Homebuyers Incentive

The Government of Canada has recently released information on its new homebuyers incentive program. This program aims to help first-time homebuyers who may be struggling to afford the home that they’ve always wanted. The government is offering an interest-free loan to help homebuyers take out smaller mortgages to keep monthly payments lower. The only small […]

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The benefits of buying a home in the summer

With summer on the horizon, you’ve probably noticed ‘for sale’ signs popping up everywhere. If you’ve done your research, you know that now is one of the most popular times to buy a home so, being the smart, savvy shopper that you are, you know that maybe you should wait for the market to cool […]

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More buyers in the Calgary real estate market

Over the last few months, there have been more homes listed on the Calgary housing market than the number of buyers, creating a buyers’ market; however, May saw a decrease in new listings and a growth in sales. Calgary is still oversupplied in terms of homes for sale, but this change is helping move the […]

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How to celebrate YYC Beer Week

Welcoming the beginning of June means that the third annual YYC Beer Week has arrived in Calgary. Walking around the city during any of the spring or summer months proves that we truly love patio season – particularly when you see the Ship & Anchor packed from March until snowfall. This festive week was created […]

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What to expect when buying an older home

You often hear people say that they “want a home with character.” They are looking for something with a big yard that isn’t just a regular cookie cutter home that you tend to see in new neighbourhoods. Who wouldn’t want to live in a Victorian-style home in an established neighbourhood? However, after you get an […]

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