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Calgary has the highest vehicle theft in Canada: what you can do

Did you know Calgary has the highest vehicle theft rate in the entire country? It’s not a great title to hold and the Calgary Police have sounded the alarm on just how big of an issue this is. On average, 111 cars and trucks are stolen each week in the city, Insp. Joe Brar told […]

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We need an Office Administrator for our top-producing real estate team!

RE/MAX Len T. Wong and Associates Real Estate, one of Calgary’s top real estate teams, is looking for a part-time, possibly full-time office administrator. This role is critical to maintaining our service to our clients. We offer a competitive salary and an exceptionally high energy office environment and a great team atmosphere. The successful candidate […]

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Fraud Prevention Month: The top scams in Canada

According to new reports, Canadians lost $95 million last year due to being victims of fraud and scams. Further to that, only five per cent of victims reportedly come forward to report the crime which makes things a bit harder to track down and fix. Here are some common scams to be aware of: Cryptocurrency […]

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How to Celebrate Chinese New Year in Calgary

Friday, February 16th marks Chinese New Year Day. Chinese New Year is a 15-day festival that celebrates the arrival of the new lunar year, and this year is the year of the dog. People born in the Year of the Dog are said to be conservative and loyal. Even if you’ve never celebrated before, you […]

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What’s the upside to a down condo market?

It’s not a new trend, we have been hearing about this for a while, the condo market is experiencing a down period. With an influx of new apartment buildings under construction or coming onto the market soon, condo inventory is high in Calgary, which is driving prices down. Not to mention the addition of resale […]

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85 per cent of Calgarians have a good quality of life

A large majority of Calgarians — 85 per cent — say their quality of life is ‘good’, according to the latest Citizen Satisfaction Survey results. The annual survey results were published by the City of Calgary earlier this week, showing some interesting trends in how Calgarians feel about our city and the services we receive. […]

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How the carless trend is driving real estate

The development of a new downtown parking spot that will convert to condos in the future, is illustrating the growing carless trend in our city. Platform, a five-level parkade being planned for East Village, is being developed with the ability to convert the space into condos or mixed use in the future. “The entire building […]

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RE/MAX is the top real estate franchise in the world, again!

For the sixth straight year, RE/MAX has been named the top real estate brand in the world by Entrepreneur Magazine. The magazine announced the ranking in their annual Franchise 500® survey, recently released. An impressive accolade for our brand is that RE/MAX was named in the top five overall on this year’s list, due to its growth rate, […]

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Tips for newcomers looking to buy a home in Calgary

Moving to a new country can seem overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. Luckily if you’re considering a move to Calgary, we have tons of experience in relocations and we’ve got some helpful tips and resources to get you started. According to this Globe and Mail article, three of the biggest obstacles newcomers […]

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What to know about your 2018 property tax assessment

Last week, the City of Calgary sent out Property Tax Assessments to Calgary homeowners. If you haven’t yet received yours, it’s in the mail and you should get it soon. Property assessment is a value placed on a property for municipal and provincial taxation purposes. The City of Calgary assesses each property annually to distribute […]

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