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Happy Summer Solstice, Calgary!

What is summer solstice? This year it falls on today, June 21st. It marks the official start of the summer. National Geographic writes, "solstices occur because Earth’s axis of rotation is tilted about 23.4 degrees relative to Earth's orbit around the sun. This tilt is what drives our planet's seasons, as the Northern and Southern Hemispheres get unequal amounts of sunlight over the course of a year. From March to September, the Northern Hemisphere is tilted more toward the sun, driving its spring and summer. From September to March, the Northern Hemisphere is tilted away, so it feels autumn and winter. The Southern Hemisphere's seasons are reversed."

Throughout history different places and cultures have marked

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Imagine this: Your backyard lawn is freshly cut, making the air smell like summers from your childhood. The flower beds have been pruned and watered, and a bouquet of blossoms are on the kitchen table . The fence has a fresh coat of paint and looks brand new, the perfect backdrop for an evening out on the deck. Speaking of the deck, it's new; you finally got around to replacing it after all these years. A cold drink is in your hand and you are surrounded by loved ones. The summer has only just begun and yet you are already finished your summer to-do list. How glorious!

Does that sound incredible? We would sure like to be relaxing on that deck alongside you! It may seem unrealistic; after all, summer always tends to be more busy than relaxing, and

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Picture perfect starter home in a fantastic location of Bowness!

Very quiet street on a huge 50ft wide RCG zoned mature treed lot backing south onto Beaupre Park and playground also offering lovely views of Canada Olympic Park and nice hillside escarpment. Very well kept raised 896sqft two bedroom fully developed bungalow w/central AC! Not included in the square footage is the large attached sunroom at the rear of the house. Nice solid updated oak kitchen and beautiful original hardwood floors, massive recreation room and family in the lower area including nice wet bar and 3-pce bathroom. Alarm system is paid for, monitoring is $35/month. Massive 26/24 heated double mechanics dream garage plus RV parking. No condo fees and move right in this

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Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16th!

It is a day dedicated to celebrating old, new and honorary father figures for the presence they have had in our lives. They do so much to make this world--and our worlds, in particular--a better place. Just like our other loved ones, Fathers deserve to be celebrated every day. However, on the official Father’s Day, it is nice to go the extra mile.

Conveniently, this year Father's Day Weekend is also the same weekend as Calgary's Neighbour Day, which takes place tomorrow, June 15th! Neighbour Day is a celebration of Calgary's incredible community spirit, designated by Mayor Nenshi following the devastating 2013 floods. Neighbour Day is a time to celebrate what makes our city great!

Here are some fun

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 Great two bedroom starter home on a huge 50x121ft massive treed, fenced lot on a quiet street in Bowness!! No condo fees and enjoy the massive yard that is excellent for pets and the kids at a very affordable price. 18x24 dbl garage with a single door and a large covered carport. Everything is on one floor including a large family and huge country kitchen plus a separate eating dining area, two bedrooms and 4-pce bath including jet tub await the new buyers. This location will be close to shopping once the new developments of Trinity Hills and the new Sunnyside green House locations open for business. Close to hospitals, U of C, a short commute to downton and easy access West to the mountains. Great value here!!!

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In the summertime everything comes to life. The trees start growing their leaves, the flowers start blooming, animals come out of hibernation and people start turning off Netflix and heading outside. With the sun out longer and holiday time banked, the summer becomes the perfect time to tackle that big project, have cold drinks on the patio, spend time with the family and, for many people, move.

That's right, while the springtime is when many homes get listed for sale in Calgary, Alberta, possession often happens during the summertime. This is because with such nice weather and more holidays, it is easier for people to move out of their old homes and into their new homes. If you are one of these people, we have 3 tips to help the process go

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Get ready to kick off summertime this June with some incredible events! 

June 7 Inglewood Night Market : Inglewood is one of our favourite picturesque neighbourhoods. Check out their annual night market for great deals, sweet treats, and new local vendors ready to bring you all the goodies you need this summer!
June 15 Calgary's Annual Neighbour Day : This fantastic day was designated by Mayor Nenshi to celebrate the fantastic community efforts that went into helping Calgary recover after the devastating 2013 flood. Use Neighbour Day as your opportunity to serve your community and to celebrate with fellow Calgarians. We live in a wonderful city and are proud to be Calgary strong come hell or high water!
June 19 - 23 Sled Island Music Festival: This

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View, View, View!!! This is the best view location in the inner city and in one of the most progressive re-developing inner city areas in all of Calgary!! **Please note these units are under construction** 

There are no telephone and or electrical wires to obstruct your amazing river and mountain views as similar to all other inner city areas!!! Over 2490sqft of total developed living space. Wide open floor plans and walk up southern exposure accentuating the amazing views from every floor, total of 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms. This is a quality local builder producing high end modern finishes to attract even discriminating buyers. Close to all amenities, a short walk to Bowmont park & 5 min walk to Market Mall, close to U of C and two hospitals,

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Attention all Developers/Builders!!!  Massive RCG zoned 50x120 lot in one of the most developing areas in the NW inner city.  

Very quiet street and only one block to the Foundations for the Future Charter Academy High School and only a short distance to Children" and Foothills Hospitals, the University of Calgary and the Market Mall, a short commute to downtown and easy access west to the mountains. Solid older 2 bedroom house and partially developed basement.  The house could be easily rented.  Great value and priced to sell!

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Norman Rockwell would have loved to paint this picture perfect property in 1969! Very long time owner has lovingly preserved and updated this wonderful 4/5 bedroom classic estate property.  

Located in a quiet cul-de-sac on a massive massive mature treed 75x131ft lot backing onto a walking/bike path just steps from the University, Market Mall and Children's Hospital!  Fully developed 2300sqft two storey features 4 bedrooms up, main floor living and traditional dining rooms, nice sized eat-in country kitchen, and large family room c/w wood fireplace and patio doors to a stamped concrete private patio and main floor laundry, Beautiful real hard wood flooring on main and upstairs! Upstairs offers 4 very good sized bedrooms and could be easily

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