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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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Trading up? Here’s our best advice

Unlike the experience of buying a first home, when you’re looking to move-up, and already own a home, there are certain factors that can complicate the situation. It’s very important for you to consider these issues before you list your home for sale. Not only is there the issue of financing to consider, but you also […]

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The benefits of using a REALTOR® when you buy

There are a number of reasons why using a real estate professional is beneficial when looking to buy a home in Calgary, but ultimately, their knowledge of the marketplace is a huge asset to you. From the initial meeting with your REALTOR®, to house hunting, to handing you your new keys, a professional has the […]

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Tips for Passing a Home Inspection

According to industry experts, there are at least 33 physical problems that will come under scrutiny during a home inspection. We’ve identified the 11 most common of these and, if not identified and dealt with, any of these 11 items could cost you dearly in terms of repair. In most cases, you can make a […]

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