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How to get your home ready for holiday entertaining

Less than three weeks until the big day – eek! Christmas is a wonderful time of year to spend your days with friends and family, usually in your home. Whether you’re having a small dinner with close family or you’re hosting a three-day event for all your extended relatives, it’s time to start thinking about […]

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Taking advantage of the holiday season: home staging tips

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… almost! With the holidays right around the corner, we can feel the anticipation growing as eager neighbours start to decorate their yards, businesses pull out the tinsel and restaurants feature their holiday brews. As a rule of thumb, we like to use December 1stas the official ‘Christmas […]

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Home maintenance tasks to complete before winter

It may only be the second week of October, but it sure feels like winter to us! On average, Calgary can expect 10 centimetres of snow over the entire month but somehow we received a record-breaking 40 centimetres within 48 hours last week! Therefore, it is time to winterize your home before the cold really sets […]

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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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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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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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