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Resources for those relocating to Calgary

Moving to a new city 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 resources to get you started. It is no surprise to Calgarians that their home has been ranked the 5th most liveable […]

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What do different types of land zoning mean?

If you’re an investor, homeowner or homebuyer, you may have heard about land use bylaws and what zoning designations are put in place for certain properties or parcels. If you are unfamiliar with each of the land use zoning titles mean, here’s a complete guide. RESIDENTIAL R1: one dwelling; primarily for single detached homes. R-1N: one dwelling narrow; primarily […]

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Calgary Snow Removal 101

We got hit with a huge amount of snow these past few days, and if you were scrambling on how to get your driveway and walkways clear (and stay clear), you weren’t alone. When it comes to snow removal in our city, here’s everything you should know. DRIVEWAY & WALKWAY CLEARING Use a shovel: Of course we’re […]

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New building maintenance bylaw now in effect in Calgary

A new City of Calgary bylaw is officially in effect, which addresses essential repairs for buildings. The Building Maintenance Bylaw requires that the exterior of buildings in our city be visually assessed for repairs every five years. In addition, it requires buildings five storeys or greater and over 10-years-old to have visual assessments on exterior […]

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Fire Prevention Week: Condo Safety Tips

This week is Fire Prevention Week, and the City of Calgary and various other outlets are sharing many tips for fire prevention and at-home safety. However, people who live in apartment buildings have some special considerations to keep in mind when it comes to fire prevention and safety. High-rise apartments and condominiums present special fire safety concerns. […]

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October Calgary Flood Mitigation Pop-up Events

Since the floods of 2013, the City of Calgary has been repairing, restoring and recovering from the damage, in addition to building flood resilience. The City is currently in the process of implementing 27 recommendations that were provided by the Panel on River Flood Mitigation. With this process, the City is taking a citizen-focused approach, […]

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Emergency Preparedness Week: Preparing for Natural Disasters

It’s Emergency Preparedness Week in Canada, and this year Calgary is marking three years since the devastating flood hit our city. Because there will always be a risk of another flood, and we are in “flood season”, here’s some tips to prepare: Know the risks: first thing to do is find out if you’re living in […]

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Multi-Family Recycling is now mandatory in Calgary

As of today (February 1, 2016), multi-family complexes in Calgary are required to provide on-site recycling options for residents. Multi-family complexes are defined by ‘five or more units on the same parcel of land’, ex: apartments, townhouses, condos, mobile home parks, co-operatives and housing developments on private roads. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for multi-family […]

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What to do when you receive your property tax assessment

Earlier this week, the City of Calgary sent out Property Tax Assessments to Calgary homeowners. 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 fair and equitable taxation. The estimated value of each property comes from the measurement, analysis […]

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City Report: Calgary Properties are Holding their Value

While homeowners in Calgary haven’t been dealing with the best of circumstances this year with the economy and the real estate market, there is some great news coming out today from the City of Calgary—properties are holding their value. This comes as preparation is being done for the mailing of the 2016 City of Calgary […]

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