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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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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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Top 10 home design trends for 2018

With a new year comes new trends in all things design, and that means home decor and interiors too. Houzz recently released their list of home design predictions from 2018, and here is our pick of the top 10. Bold-coloured sofa: a bright couch is actually a very easy way to give an entire room a […]

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Planning to trade up your home in 2018? Here are some tips

Real estate dreams are common New Year’s resolutions. If you’re looking at trading up your home for a bigger one in 2018, here are some mistakes you definitely want to avoid. Rose-colored glasses: Most of us dream of improving our lifestyle and moving to a larger home. The problem is that there’s sometimes a discrepancy between […]

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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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