July 2020

Found 14 blog entries for July 2020.

Like so many other summer holidays, this August Long Weekend looks a little different thanks to COVID-19. Not only are the usual festivities cancelled, but as of August 1st Calgary's Mandatory Masks bylaw begins.

On the City of Calgary's official website they write, "in times of need or crisis, our city comes together to support each other. We are known for our kindness. For the safety and protection of our community, the City of Calgary will [now] require the wearing of face coverings or masks in indoor public areas and public vehicles. Our primary focus is on educating Calgarians on the importance of wearing face coverings in indoor public spaces and public vehicles, rather than enforcement.Failure to wear a face covering where required can result in

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Summer is the perfect time for reorganizing and decluttering your home. We like to call this two pronged approach The Summertime Purge. Not only will this help you mentally and emotionally, because a cluttered space leads to a cluttered mind, but it will also help your home! With less clutter your home becomes less hazardous to occupants and less likely to be damaged. 

There are a lot of experts out there claiming to be the voice of wisdom when it comes to purging your home and doing so well. However, it is important to have a nuanced approach when doing so. In this blog we're going to take the practices of three home organization and decluttering experts, and show you how when joined all together they can help you navigate this process

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Campgrounds in Alberta are always full, but this year most are booked solid. If you didn't book your campsite back in May when reservations opened, chances are you are going to have an incredibly hard time finding a spot. However, that doesn't mean you can't get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Alberta has a lot of overnight sights, but also a lot of day use picnic areas that are first come, first served. Unload your camper and spend the day by the water, roasting marshmallows and enjoying some camping, even if modified. Here are some day use areas near Calgary, Alberta for you to check out:

 

  1. Canoe Meadows
  2.  Two Jack Lake
  3.  Quarry Lake
  4.  Moraine Lake
  5.  Sheep Falls
  6.  Wedge Pond
  7.  Beave Lodge
  8. Forgetmenot Pond
  9.  Elbow
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Coronavirus has completed changed the way our lives look. Words we used to only hear in disaster movies--ones such as herd immunity, social distancing, pandemic, isolation, etc.--have become a regular addition to our vernacular. Suddenly simple things like going to the grocery store or planning for school in the fall takes extra steps to thoughtfully plan through. COVID-19 has touched every aspect of our lives, including real estate.

When the world seemed to shut down back in March, real estate in Calgary, Alberta took a major hit. It was as if everyone held their collective breath, stopped in their tracks. Homes weren't selling and buyer's weren't buying. Plans to enter the real estate sector as a buyer, seller or investor were stopped short with

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When it comes to finding a new home, most buyers put together a wish list. This wish list has two sections: need to have and want to have. For example, for some people a pool in the backyard is a need to have. For others, it would only be a want to have. Different buyers have different needs. These needs are based on preference and what is required for each buyer’s particular lifestyle.

Some people are extremely picky when it comes to what they want out of a new home. Others are more relaxed. Either way, there are a number of home features that can make a property more desirable to potential buyers. The list below is not universal; like we said, everyone is different and will want and need different things out of their home. However, this list is a

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Very bright and spacious 992 sqft 2 bedroom top floor unit has been immaculately maintained by the original owner!

Located in a small, very well maintained building in the vibrant community of Bowness! With easy access to the West, the mountains, and a short commute to downtown this building is close to many trendy restaurants, local shops, public transit, and right on the amazing bike and river pathway system! (This complex didn’t flood though!) This unit shows beautifully with numerous upgrades in the past 5 years! There is a bright and sunny south facing balcony, offering a quiet oasis and a partial view of Canada Olympic Park. Convenient in suite laundry, one assigned secured covered parking stall and access to bike storage is also included. This

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Selling your home is a lot of work. There is lots of purging, cleaning, re-organizing, packing, viewing, moving and setting up to be done. Add kids to the mix, and it is a task for only the strongest of heart. However, know that the task ahead is not impossible. You have extra bodies to coordinate, but it has been done successfully before and can be done successfully again.

Realize that your kids are as much a part of the move as you are. They are going to have to say goodbye to the property and all the memories they made. They might be preparing to leave friends behind. They may not understand why you are moving to begin with. This is a huge deal for everyone involved. 

Get your kids excited about the moving process. Explain to them why you are

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Check out these great day trip options! Please keep in mind it is best to call ahead to all locations to learn more about what precautions they are taking and need you to adhere to due to the ongoing COVID-10 pandemic. 

The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology: 

The Drumheller dinosaur museum is at the top of our list because there is so much available for you to do when you go there. First, enjoy the beautiful drive through the heart of Alberta's prairies that slowly turn into the badlands. In the town of Drumheller there are plenty of places to stop for lunch, along with over 30 dinosaur statues hidden around the town. Don't forget to climb the world's biggest dinosaur statue, a massive T-Rex standing 86 ft. tall, at the heart of Drumheller. The

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The June 2020 Calgary real estate statistics summary was just released by the Calgary Real Estate Board, also commonly referred to as CREB. Here are some of the highlights from their report:

  • "After three months where COVID-19 weighed heavily on the housing market, sales activity in June continued to trend up from the previous month, totalling 1,747 units."
  •  "monthly sales are nearly two per cent lower than activity recorded last year."
  •  Chief Economist Ann-Marie Lurie says, "recent price declines, easing mortgage rates and early easing of social restrictions are likely contributing to the better-than-expected sales this month. However, the market remains far from normal. Challenges, such as double-digit unemployment rates, will continue to
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Welcome to this amazing, brand new, quality built modern infill handcrafted by a small independent "hands on" builder in an excellent Bowness location!! Just a short walk to 3 schools including the German Immersion School & Bowness High School only a few blocks away.

Over 2600 sqft of total developed living space in this wonderful bright & open floor plan, 9ft ceilings, total of 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathroom family home! The main floor features 3/4" inch thick gorgeous real hardwood maple floors, generous quartz island & high-end appliance package which completes the beautiful chef’s kitchen, convenient front den or home office, patio doors off the living room to the glass enclosed large private rear deck. Upstairs is highlighted by 3 generous…
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