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How to deal with the snow dump this week

Yes, our city is under a snowfall warning, a lot of snow is coming our way over the next few days! Before you start scrambling on how to get your driveway and walkways clear (and stay clear), here’s everything you need to know about snow removal in the City of Calgary. DRIVEWAY & WALKWAY CLEARING Use […]

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How to make your Christmas tree a safe focal point in the home

If you have a real Christmas tree this holiday season, you’ll want to ensure you take proper care of it, as holiday trees are one of the leading causes of home fires during this time of year. A dry tree strung with brightly-lit heat sources can be a real fire hazard. “Live Christmas trees are really […]

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A portrait of first-time homebuyers

Every year, Genworth Canada surveys first-time homebuyers across the country to get a better understanding of the marketplace for those diving into real estate for the first time. The 2017 survey results were released recently, and here’s some of the key findings: 71 per cent were renters 41 per cent of buyers purchased a home […]

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How to decorate for Halloween (and be respectful, too)

Halloween is this coming Tuesday, and if you’re big into this celebration or have kids, you probably have plans to get your home into the Halloween decor spirit. While decorating your home for this occasion can be fun, it’s important to always be aware of our neighbours too. Here’s how to decorate for Halloween and […]

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How to ensure your home is flood ready

June marks the anniversary of the floods that ravaged Calgary four years ago. Because there will always be a risk of another flood, it’s important that you are always prepared for the event of flooding. Know the risks: first thing to do is find out if you’re living in an area where flooding could potentially happen. If you […]

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RE/MAX Spring Market Trends Report: Calgary 2017

RE/MAX Canada recently released their ‘2017 RE/MAX Spring Market Trends Report’, based on survey results, and it reveals some interesting trends not only in Canada, but in Calgary too. In Western Canada, particularly in Alberta, slowly recovering oil prices, low interest rates, and US approval of the Keystone XL pipeline project have renewed buyer optimism, […]

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Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring officially arrived yesterday (though it may not feel like it), and now is the time to tackle those seasonal cleaning tasks and maintenance around the home. Get yourself and your home organized and refreshed for this season by taking on some simple home tasks: Give yourself space: you can’t give your home a good clean without moving […]

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Feng Shui and Good Luck in the Home

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, and many people are looking for the “luck of the Irish”, but some simple decor practices can bring good luck into your home every day. The popular practice of Feng Shui is not difficult to incorporate, and the following ideas are widely believed to bring good luck to your home. […]

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How to Show Your Home Love for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner (on Tuesday, February 14), how will you be spreading some love? Are you forgetting to include your home in that equation? Here’s some easy ways to show your home a little love this month (and every month): Clean: give your home a good cleaning, top-to-bottom. It will feel really […]

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As renovations rise, here’s how to handle your own

According to new figures released by ATB’s Economist earlier today, renovation spending in Alberta has increased quite significantly, most likely due to the economic climate. Statistics Canada says Alberta homeowners spent $1.56 billion on major projects in the second quarter of this year, expanding or improving properties. That’s up from $1.53 billion in the first […]

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