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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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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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The important fire prevention tips for condo owners

Today it was released that the wildfire that tore through Airdrie on Tuesday was started by a cigarette that was discarded unsafely. When it comes to fire prevention at home and in our communities, we all have to be diligent. However, people who live in apartment buildings have some special considerations to keep in mind […]

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Calgary’s Best: Downtown Core

The verdict is in, Avenue Magazine released the rankings of Calgary’s Best Neighbourhoods, and over the coming weeks, we are going to delve into the investment opportunity and benefits of each of the top 10 communities. In the number nine spot, is the community of Downtown Core: 8,758 population 93 walk score 84 transit score 0 […]

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