LIFE IN CALGARY

5 BENEFITS OF RAIN BARRELS

Posted on Apr 25, 2018 in Life in Calgary



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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OTHER RECENT BLOG ARTICLES

WHAT RISING INTEREST RATES MEAN FOR YOU



If you follow the housing or economic markets, or if you are affected personally by the recent interest rate hike, you've heard the Bank of Canada raised its key lending rate by a full 1% or 100 basis points last month. While most experts predicted a 0.75% increase, the 1% jump shocked many.

The bank made the biggest one-time increase to the benchma...

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AUGUST 2022 MARKET UPDATE



Detached home sales decline as apartment condominium sales rise - 
Significant slowdowns in the detached and semi-detached market were nearly offset by sales growth in the apartment and row sectors. This left July sales three per cent lower than levels recorded last year. While this is the second month where sales activity has slowed, total resident...

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THE DEBATE ON FIXED VS VARIABLE RATES



Prospective home buyers must make many decisions while shopping for a home. What neighbourhood to live in? How many bedrooms? How much should they spend? However, one of the most important yet overlooked decisions is what kind of interest rate to get: fixed or variable?

Most homebuyers are not overly familiar with mortgage lingo or the differences b...

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