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Tips that will help you sell Your home in the Fall

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 at 11:15am. 347 Views, 0 Comments.

House in AutumnWith the days getting shorter, schools in full session and fewer sunny days, it's undeniable that fall has arrived. Just like any other season, there are ways to stage your home that will help buyers love your house and put in an offer. Here are some of the top tricks to selling your home this fall, without a huge investment:

1. Capitalize on curb appeal

Fall is gorgeous and the changing leaves add stunning natural beauty to any property--until they hit the ground. Ensure that you're raking up fallen leaves and keeping your lawn in tip-top shape. The exterior of your home will also become more noticeable, which means it's extra important to repair damaged siding and keep the walls clean. Stay on top of all fall maintenance and potential buyers are more

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Do You Know What Calgary & San Francisco Have In Common?

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at 2:55pm. 855 Views, 0 Comments.

Thankfully, it’s not the potential for earthquakes! Actually, according to a recently released report, they are the number one ranked real-estate markets in Canada and the U.S., respectively. This comes from a recent PriceWaterhouseCoopers report forecasting upcoming real estate trends. It has some very interesting things to say about what happened in 2013 and what’s going to happen in 2014.

Canada’s No. 1 real estate market

The report, which surveys a wide variety of real estate industry professionals across North America, once again unanimously voted Calgary the number 1 Canadian market. The city came out tops in three categories: investment, development and homebuilding. We were number 1 for investment and development last year too, but this

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Calgary Master Planned Communities - A City Planned By The Pros

Thursday, December 26th, 2013 at 5:11pm. 1,069 Views, 0 Comments.

calgary master plannedAs a leader of technology and innovation, Calgary knows how to build impressive real estate. That's why it comes as little surprise that our city is also a leader in building the best neighbourhoods. Calgary master planned communities are beautiful, convenient and comfortable—providing you with the modern lifestyle you crave.

What is a master-planned community?

A master-planned community is a neighbourhood that goes beyond the traditional residential neighbourhood, often including enhanced amenities like local schools, commercial centres, shopping plaza and recreational facilities. A master planned community will ensure that all members of the community have convenient access to these neighbourhood enhancements.

Why are master planned communities

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The Top 3 Christmas Light Displays in the Calgary Area 2013

Monday, December 9th, 2013 at 2:08pm. 2,261 Views, 0 Comments.

Calgary Christmas lightsThere is never a shortage of holiday events in Calgary and the surrounding area. One of our favorite Christmas pastimes includes gathering the family in the car and driving around enjoying the neighborhood light displays. The Calgary community is lucky to boast some dazzling light shows which can be enjoyed by the whole family. Are you in a festive mood yet? Perhaps not yet, but you will be soon.

We're showing you the brightest spots to enjoy some Christmas cheer in the Calgary area this season.

Zoolights

Back for a 16th year, Zoolights is one of Calgary's most beloved holiday events. Bundle up the family and head down to the Calgary Zoo to see the spectacular light display. It boasts over 1.5 million lights which line every path and climb every

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How To Fall In Love With Your Own Home

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 at 11:17am. 920 Views, 0 Comments.

fall in love with homeAs real estate agents, we love it when people choose to buy new homes. Our industry encourages people to buy and sell as much as possible, because that's how we make our commissions. But as caring people, we understand that a new house isn't always the right option. Sometimes, you just need to rekindle the flames and fall in love with your home all over again.

1. Change Up The Colours

A fresh coat of paint in a brand new colour can give your home an entirely different look and feel. If you're tired of looking at beige walls, try a splash of Emerald, Tangerine Tango or Honeysuckle—these are Pantone's "Color Of The Year" winners for the past three years, and they are anything but dull. But do keep in mind that too much of a good thing can be bad, so

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New Home Owners Christmas Wishlist: Top 10 Xmas Gifts For New Owners

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 at 11:53am. 1,143 Views, 0 Comments.

New Home Owner GiftsForget the clichés! We're tired of lists that suggest ugly artwork, novelty mugs or strange gadgets for the kitchen--none of which new home owners really want. Instead, we've put together a Christmas wishlist of the best (mostly) practical gifts for the new home owner in your life.

Board Games

Who wants to leave a brand new home? Give the new homeowner in your life yet another reason to stay indoors, with a fun board game! You can opt for a classic, like Monopoly or The Game Of Life, or you can try one of the more recent hits: Cranium, Settlers of Catan or Apples To Apples. For those with a seriously twisted sense of humour, consider Cards Against Humanity.

Key Toppers

Let your new home owners how off their unique personality everywhere they

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Your Home Buying Team Members: From REALTORS® To Land Surveyors...

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 at 9:44am. 738 Views, 0 Comments.

home buying team surveyorBuying a home is an incredibly personal decision, but there are quite a few people involved! The team of professionals you work with will help you succeed in buying a home. Each professional has their own clearly defined role, which makes the home buying process as quick and efficient as possible. Allow us to introduce you to the home buying team members you should be working with!

REALTOR®

Having your own dedicated REALTOR® is an important part of buying a home. A REALTOR® is a real estate agent who is a member of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), which provides additional support and professional resources. Membership in CREA isn't required to practice real estate, but most serious agents consider being a REALTOR® a basic standard.

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Calgary Halloween 2013: The 5 Best Halloween Events & Attractions

Monday, September 30th, 2013 at 2:43pm. 1,465 Views, 0 Comments.

calgary halloween 2013From heart pounding haunted houses to safe family celebrations, Calgary's 2013 Halloween line up is bound to be a scream! We're highlighting the best events on this year's roster to help you have a very Happy Halloween. Check them out here:

ScreamFest

October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25-27, 31 @ 7 pm, Stampede Park
PG 13, $21-$42

Stampede Park is being transformed into a terrifying nightmare, complete with 6 haunted houses, Halloween carnival games and undeniably disturbing entertainment. ScreamFest's goal is to scare the living daylights out of adults, so it's recommended (but not required) that participants are at least 13 years old and enjoy screaming. Save a few bucks by buying online and note that ScreamFest can now serve liquor to participants

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Calgary's Best Neighbourhoods For Affordable Condos

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 12:35pm. 1,314 Views, 0 Comments.

calgary-condos-for-saleAffordable Calgary Condos are becoming somewhat of a rarity in the city's red-hot condo market. The month of August saw record high median and sale prices, and this trend is likely to continue.

An increasing number of homebuyers are turning to condos as a more affordable housing option. Condos are priced right for first-tome homebuyers entering the market, and empty nesters looking to downsize. We've selected some of the best Calgary neighbourhoods with affordable condos, all with price tags under $250,000.

#1 Acadia

Acadia is consistently ranked one of the best neighbourhoods in Calgary to live. With access to quality schools, restaurants, recreational facilities, Deerfoot Meadows, and the Calgary Farmers Market, it's no wonder why Acadia is one

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Calgary's Lakeside Communities - Live The Lakeside Lifestyle

Friday, September 13th, 2013 at 3:45pm. 2,707 Views, 0 Comments.

Spend an afternoon at one of Calgary's lakeside communities and you'll never want to live anywhere else. Many families spend sizzling summers lounging on the beach, fishing for premium catches or swimming through crisp, refreshing waters. Boating, beach sports and BBQs all add to the high quality lakeside lifestyle, where the best days are those spent sharing laughs with family and friends.

Calgary's Best Lakeside Communities

Essentially all of Calgary's best lakeside communities can be found in the southeast quadrant, where newer master planned developments dominate the landscape with perfectly designed streets and neighbourhoods. This means that in addition to boasting a phenomenal lakeside lifestyle, these well-crafted communities also offer a

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