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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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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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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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New Year’s resolution to buy a home in 2018? Read this!

Financial goals always top the list of new year’s resolutions year after year, and that includes finally plunging into homeownership. Did you make a resolution to buy your first home in 2018? If you did, here is how to know if you’re really ready: You have a consistent and stable income: which will make things easier […]

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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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Is your neighbourhood Calgary’s best? Vote for it!

If you love your community (or a community you don’t live in), Avenue Magazine‘s 2018 Calgary’s Best Neighbourhood survey is now open. Every year, Avenue Magazine runs this survey to get an idea of what neighbourhood qualities are important to Calgary, and ranks our city’s communities based upon that information. Results start with a survey that […]

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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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