September 2015

Found 5 blog entries for September 2015.

Curb Appeal || Def.: the visual attractiveness of a house as seen from the street.

Curb appeal is all about making a great first impression. A home with great curb appeal can stop traffic. It can entice people to look a little more closely at the “For Sale” sign on the front lawn. It is what gets potential buyers out of their vehicles and onto your property

A home with terrible curb appeal is going to get a terrible turn out for an Open House, will be less likely to catch realtors and buyers eyes and will be incredibly difficult to sell.

So, how can you up the curb appeal on your property? Try these quick tips:

Make your front door a statement piece. Install a beautiful wood door, or paint the existing one a fun colour. If you don’t want to

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Outdoor living spaces are such a enviable luxury. Plain backyards can be transformed into works of art with varnished decks, ponds, twinkling lights, gardens and patio furniture. Here in Calgary we get the pleasure of having some beautiful outdoor living spaces since most homes have some variety of a backyard and the weather is nice enough to use the space to its maximum potential for about four months of the year. Unfortunately, this good weather does not last.

All of the outdoor living space elements mentioned above need to be winterized for the other eight months of the year. This is to ensure they don’t get damaged in harsh weather conditions. Here are some tips on how to properly winterize your outdoor living space before the frost comes:

1).

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There are a lot of things to remember to do when you are moving. This is why it is so important to be working with a real estate professional. They can guide you, give you advice and help ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible. Here is a list of some things to remember and take into careful consideration as you begin the moving process:

Organizing your Move:

  • Get estimates from different moving companies to see what works best for your budget. Make sure you also read their online reviews to ensure high quality movers. Once you have picked a mover, arrange the payment method. Two weeks before your move call and confirm the date and time they will be arriving.

  • Sell, give away and discard belongings you don’t want to bring to your

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Getting a job has become harder than ever before. Having a degree does not cut it anymore. Workplaces are looking for people with years of experience, the ability to adapt to new innovations and individuals who will be a long term asset. Thus, the job market is highly competitive and incredibly difficult to break into.

The problem is threefold: young adults fresh out of University in search of a job to pay off their student loans don’t have years of experience to back them up, the majority of people in search of a job have outdated knowledge of the industry they are attempting to get a job in or no knowledge at all, and the average job that people are desperately trying to get is not their dream job, so unless the salary and benefits are amazing, they

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With a new season slowly entering Calgary, citizens are taking advantage of the remains of summer. Soon golden leaves will start falling to the ground, but for now the sun is shining late into the evening and the flowers are still in bloom.Tis’ the season for last minute camping trips, BBQ’s and late night adventures. Summers in Calgary are precious, after all.

This summer had a very smoky finale. After weeks of raging forest fires in B.C and northern Washington, smoke drifted into Calgary. The sun was obscured, the air was thick and people were warned not to go outdoors. At one point, Calgary air quality rated at 17 on a 1-10 scale. Unfortunately in some cities bad air is a daily struggle. However, for Calgary this was quite the shock to the system.

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