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Calgary’s Best: Hamptons

Each summer, Calgarians anxiously await the release of Avenue Magazine’s annual Best Neighbourhoods Survey. The anticipation grows after residents submit their information on Calgary’s 185 neighbourhoods to be analyzed and compared. This year, the survey resulted in new rankings and surprise overthrows. We are proud to report that the Hamptons neighbourhood ranked number three overall! […]

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Calgary is one of the most liveable cities in the world

Each year, The Economist Group researches and analyzes data from around the globe to determine the most livable cities in the world. The survey considers over 30 factors relating to the following five categories: stability, healthcare, education, infrastructure, and culture and environment. Most notably, our very own Calgary, Alberta has snagged the fourth-place spot this […]

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Calgary’s Best: Arbour Lake

Avenue Magazine’s annual survey is out: Calgary’s Best Neighbourhoods of 2018 has officially been released to the public. Every year, the magazine sends out a survey asking the residents of Calgary to rate its 185 neighbourhoods based on factors relating to walkability, transportation, crime, restaurants and pubs, etc. Residents anxiously await the results to see how […]

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Calgary’s Best: Beltline

Well, it’s that time of year again – the annual Calgary’s Best Neighbourhoods survey by Avenue Magazine is out. Each year the citizens of Calgary submit their information on the 185 neighbourhoods based on amenities, facilities, ease of transportation, crime and more to be assessed and compared. And each year, everyone eagerly awaits the results […]

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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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