June 2015

Found 5 blog entries for June 2015.

This summer is off to a gorgeous start! Temperatures have been on the rise and, besides the odd rainy day, conditions have been absolutely perfect for all of those who want to enjoy the great outdoors. Biking, hiking, and exploring the city are some of Calgarians’ top choices for getting outside and soaking in some vitamin D. All of these activities are also extremely accessible. After all, Calgary is known Canada-wide for having some of the best green spaces.

There are so many pathways and trails to explore within the city. Every single neighbourhood has something to offer for a variety of skill sets. What are some of our top picks?

Prince’s Island Park: A little island nestled between the north end of the downtown core and the bow river, this park

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After a little bit of a rainy last week, the sunshine is breaking through here in YYC. The conditions are becoming absolutely excellent to begin your backyard project. There are a number of reasons backyard renovations are a sound investment for homeowners:

1). Renovations add aesthetic value to the property. Whether you personally care about this or not, future buyers will definitely care.

2). Renovations are part of being a good steward of your property. Little renovations here and there will keep your property up to date and in good condition.

3). Renovations add an incredible amount of value to your property. A simple fresh coat of paint goes a long, long way. Do not underestimate this investment opportunity!

We understand how daunting

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On Father’s Day many people like to give their father figure a token of love. As we explored with Mother’s Day, every person has their own love language. In this post we would like to look at how different gifts are suited to different ages of Fathers. So, we have gone through different stages of Fatherhood to give you some suggestions on what your Father may enjoy best!

Brand New Father: Father’s Day is such a special day at any age, but for brand new Fathers it is a completely new celebration of a role they have always wanted to take on. The Father has learned a lot already and is in for a lifetime of adventure. One gift idea would be to give him a book of advice on Fatherhood! Chances are he will really, really appreciate it, especially if the

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June has a long history of being a popular month for buying and selling here in Calgary. With the nice weather, vacation time, and influx of new families before the new school year starts, June is the perfect month to be active in the world of real estate. Whether you are buying or selling, now is the time to enter the market.

If you are planning to buy a home, June is a great month to start going to as many open houses as possible. Not only will this give you a good idea of what is out on the market, but it will also help you to get a feel for benchmark prices. Plus, open houses can be really fun if you go into them with a positive attitude.

There are a number of ways to find open houses to visit.

Open Houses are a lot like garage sales:

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Spring is all about fresh beginnings, and that is what is happening in the Calgary real estate market: Calgary is finally recovering from the hit it took back in January when prices in oil fell. Against all odds, Calgary is coming back out on top.

While doomsday forecasters predicted an economic crisis to rival that of America’s crash, the Calgary Real Estate board held onto hope. That hope is starting to pay off. It has taken some time for the real estate market to stablilize after January’s economic hit frightened citizens away from being active in the market, but as the economy gets its footing once more, so has the housing market.

CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie reports, “For the third month in the row, new listings have eased compared to

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