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LOCAL GETAWAY IDEAS FOR SUMMER



We're Getting Back to Normal! With the recent announcement from the Alberta government about their Open for Summer Plan, we thought it'd be a good time to revisit the idea of a summer staycation. As we’ve all been doing our part, it’s understandable to be feeling a little cooped up, so it’s time to stretch our legs a bit. Back in November, we gave...

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5 CALGARY CAFES TO TRY THIS FALL


NHBR (NEIGHBOUR) - Okay, so maybe we are slightly biased because NHBR by Our Daily Brett is our actual neighbour... but this cozy little shop in Altadore is number one in our hearts and on the charts. Besides serving up delicious Anchored coffee, they also have a pretty substantial made-to-order menu with tons of delicious toasts, bowls and sandwic...

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5 BENEFITS OF RAIN BARRELS



Starting in late March and running to the end of June, a new initiative by Green Calgary is offering rain barrels for sale around the city so that you can reduce wasted resources while maintaining your garden this Summer! With your rain barrel, you'll be able to water and nourish your garden with collected rainwater, ultimately reducing the amount...

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7 DECOR PROJECTS THAT COST $0!

Posted on Nov 19, 2021 in Staging & Decor Tips



TRY A NEW FURNITURE LAYOUT
Renovating your entire living room or splurging on a new bedroom set likely isn’t in the cards at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make some changes to make it feel new again. If you’re tired of the same old furniture layout, try moving the couch, adjusting where your armchair sits or mixing things up by swappin...

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NOVEMBER 2021 MARKET UPDATE

Posted on Nov 01, 2021


Market continues to favour the seller in October – 
There were 2,186 sales in October, a record high for the month and over 35 per cent higher than longer-term averages. Year-to-date sales are on pace to hit new record highs and are currently 61 per cent higher than average activity recorded over the past five years and 42 per cent higher than 10-ye...

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DOES RUG SIZE MATTER?

Posted on Oct 29, 2021 in Staging & Decor Tips



The power of “the rug” cannot be understated. Whether it’s cowhide, shag, chunky wool, or vintage Moroccan, it’s like the cherry on top of a beautiful design - the piece de resistance, if you will. It not only finishes the room, but it can also offer comfort and warmth to an otherwise minimalistic space or bring focus to an eclectic interior. So wh...

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CALGARY Q3 2021 MARKET UPDATE

Posted on Oct 19, 2021 in Market Updates



CREB, October 2021 - The persistent challenges caused by the pandemic continue to weigh on economic activity. However, the housing market remains resilient. The pace of growth and level of sales have eased from the record highs seen in the second quarter, but with 6,628 sales, this was the best third quarter since 2014. 

Much of the demand growth con...

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OCTOBER 2021 MARKET UPDATE

Posted on Oct 01, 2021 in Market Updates


Sales Remain Strong in September
– Residential sales totalled 2,162 in September, nearing the record high for the month recorded in 2005. Further gains in new listings likely supported some of the sales growth that occurred this month. “While sales activity in the fall tends to be slower than in the spring months, the continued strong sales are lik...

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A GUIDE FOR LOCAL AREA PLANNING

Posted on Sep 17, 2021 in Real Estate News



Growing without a plan is like driving without a map: You may reach your destination, but don’t count on it. As it charts a course for growth, the City of Calgary is counting on its Guide for Local Area Planning to help communities find their way forward.“Two years ago, we were looking at our development goals and found that many communities didn’t...

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