April 2016

Found 7 blog entries for April 2016.

One of the most fun parts of owning a home is decorating it and getting to make it your own. Even the smallest change in visuals can liven up your home and make everything feel fresh and new. If you’re looking for some inspiration on what to do for your next home decorating project, look no further! We’ve got you covered.

This springs decorating trends are all about vibrantly neutral colours that are in style but will also remain classics. Gold, modern calligraphy and strong lines are predominant among many designs, along with feux-rustic accent pieces. Here are some of the trends in colours, fabrics, furniture and art.

COLOUR

The colours trending right now are vibrant neutrals. Blues with a teal twist, yellows with a golden tint, shimmery greys,

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The Calgary real estate market has been suffering ever since the fall of oil last January. While the economy has been slowly regaining its footing, the housing market continues to be seriously affected. With so many job loses, people are leaving the city, leading to high inventory levels. These inventory levels have not significantly affected pricing of homes as stubborn sellers hold onto hope that the market will turn back in their favour. This leads to high prices and high vacancy rates.

These market conditions put landlords in a tough situation, as many are left with great properties that are going unrented. So, what can be done when vacancy rates continue to rise? There are two major things you need to do: you need to be tough on yourself and you

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With today’s economy many people are shying away from brand new start-ups and business endeavours. However, that hasn’t stopped some from putting it all on the line to bring Calgary a new business. Luckily, their courage has paid off and now Calgary has a great new establishment to enjoy. In today’s post, we will be outlining some of the fantastic new businesses that have come to inner-city YYC. With the weather so nice, now is the perfect time to check out some new favourite spots.

The Beltliner: If you like breakfast and brunch, this is the perfect place for you. They have a wide variety of food and cafe options, from your classic eggs and bacon to new and exciting dishes. Located in the heart of downtown, they are quickly becoming a Calgary hot

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Home insurance is one of those things that is extremely misunderstood but extremely important to understand. Why? Because it is not finite. It will need to change and adapt to the value of your home so that you aren’t covering more than necessary or covering less than necessary.

With the changing markets, many people are being told that their homes are now worth a few thousand dollars more or less than they were upon the initial purchase. Excellent, time to change your insurance, right? Not exactly…

Here’s the deal: your home is not insured based on what it would cost to buy it if it was up for sale again. Market value has nothing to do with home insurance. What matters is replacement value. Thus, your home is insured based on what it would cost to

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Spring is here and with the budding trees comes the start of a busy open house season. With the weather so gorgeous it is the perfect opportunity for taking a lazy Saturday, getting a coffee and browsing through some of the beautiful properties on the market.

When you’re preparing to host your own open house, there is a lot you can do to make a good first impression. Today we go through how you can captivate each sense of potential buyers. Hosting an open house is more than having a property to offer, after all,

Sight: Captivate people’s sight by making a good first impression. Your front yard should be trimmed and taken care off, the sidewalk clean and the entryway free of clutter. The indoors should be just was well kept. Check out our past blog

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Calgary has seen an influx of first time homeowners, which means that many people are learning the how-to’s of owning a property for the very first time. One of the main things to understand about owning a property is that you will start paying a mortgage. So, what is a mortgage? Are there different types? Today we are going to answer all these questions for you.

First off, what is a mortgage? A quick google search will produce the following definition: A mortgage is the charging of real (or personal) property by a debtor to a creditor as security for a debt (especially one incurred by the purchase of the property), on the condition that it shall be returned on payment of the debt within a certain period. Essentially, it is a loan you take out to

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April is here, much to the delight and surprise of many. It seems as though March flew by with the help of the beautiful weather and so many special events.

With the beginning of April comes the ability to see what happened in March as a whole. This is what CREB (the Calgary Real Estate Board) does: they look back on everything that happened in March, then summarize it and record the data so overall trends can be discovered. Every month we take the CREB summary and give you the highlights. If you want more detailed information, go to their website HERE. They are a fantastic resources for buyers, sellers, investors and anyone else wondering what is going on in the real estate market.

Without further ado, here are the CREB March housing summary

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