Spring is a peculiar time for Calgarians. It seems like the moment we reach temperatures over zero degrees, the shorts come out and the toques are packed away. However, any true Calgarian knows that the moment you pack away your winter clothes you have officially jinxed the season and Mother Nature will strike back with the full force of a negative forty degree blizzard. So even though the weather looks nice for this weekend, don't get too confident.
Weather in Calgary is delicate and undecided. It can never quite make up its mind on when spring will officially come. Therefore, we are launched into a constant back-and-forth between warm, sunny days and freezing, windy cold. While us Calgarians may be strong enough to handle this, sometimes our
At the start of the winter season we braced you for the cold: we gave you tips to cut down on heating costs, ways to keep your driveway and walkway clear of snow and ice, we even taught you how to prepare your home for the big freeze! The winter season did not last nearly as long as weathermen across Canada warned us it would, however that does not mean we are completely clear of the cold.
Temperatures are already on the rise towards what is going to be a beautiful spring! However, Calgarians still have to make it through February, which is consistently one of the coldest months of the year. Rather than complain about the cold and lament another day of freezing winds, we thought the best way to cap off this winter season would be to teach you how you
Nothing is as exciting and terrifying as bringing your little newborn home for the first time. Suddenly, every falling leaf is simultaneously a threat and an adorable new experience for your enchanted baby. What was a home for two adults is now going to be a home for two very tired adults and one curious child.
You may know not to climb into the toilet or spray mysterious concoctions onto your face, but a baby is relatively naive when it comes to these things. How do you prevent anything harmful from happening to your little one in a mysterious house filled with hundreds of things to explore? Child-Proof.
It is a saying that was coined once parents around the globe discovered that little hands can open up just about anything if there is enough
In the New Year many people make personal resolutions, such as losing weight, advancing in their career, paying off debt, etc. Kicking off the new year with specific goals in mind will help you stay focused. There is nothing quite like the start of a new year, in this case 2020, to inspire you to be the best you.
Read about The Most Popular New Year's Resolutions.
While many of us make personal and professional resolutions, another area of your life to set some goals for is your home! Here are some suggestions:
Renovate: Make this the year you finally renovate that room you have been wanting to forever, or to finish a renovation you began but abandoned. You don't have to complete it in one day; you can do it in phases. Looking for advice
The sky growing dark by five in the evening is always a sure sign that Christmas is around the corner and that winter has arrived (incase the heaps of snow we received did not already tip you off). While people absolutely love having one more hour to sleep due to daylight savings, the sun falling quickly always seems to throw everyone off. Even when it is daytime, the shadow of winter seems to make any stray ray of light murky and grey.
During a YYC winter, everything seems grey. The snow is grey, the side of your car is grey and the skies are grey. With all this grey it becomes difficult for sunlight to give your home the extra touch of light that it would normally have. To compensate, people must turn to artificial lighting and optical illusions.
Every person is different; and so are their homes.
With many different types of homes to choose from, you have every opportunity to find your perfect match. Homeownership.ca lists the different kinds of homes available to buyers with helpful definitions that clarify exactly what makes each unique. Read these definitions below, and follow the links to some current listings we have that match each home type:
Condominiums: "While condominiums are generally found in apartment buildings, other types of properties, for example, townhouses, may also have a condo ownership model. You own the unit, or 'condo', but you do not own the land it is built on or any common space outside your unit. You are charged monthly 'condo fees' to maintain indoor and
This beautiful summer is slowly turning into a crisp fall, complete with frosty mornings and golden leaves. Stores are rolling out Halloween decor and pumpkin inspired treats, and back to school is in full swing. While you pack away your summer dresses to make room for sweaters, also start thinking of how you can prepare your backyard for autumn.
There are a number of things you should be doing before the snow hits in order to prepare your backyard for autumn and winter. What’s the light at the end of the tunnel as far as cleaning and preparing is concerned? After doing the following things your backyard will be ready for one final hurrah while the weather holds up!
First off, take care of outside structures such as children’s play places, tree
Calgary is a great city for so many reasons. The people here are hardworking and kind, and the city itself is clean and welcoming. Most importantly--especially to those of us in the real estate industry--the location is incredible. After all, you know what they say: location is everything.
Nestled right between the prairies and the mountains, Calgary is ideal if you like beautiful views and experiencing all four seasons. Another perk of this city's location is that it remains relatively untouched by natural disasters. It is too close to the mountains to get tornadoes, and too far from the sea to get hurricanes. It is not significantly affected by earthquakes, and is not in a hot bed for forest fires. Albeit a little too much snow some winters, Calgary
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
The first thing prospective buyers will notice about your home for sale is its curb appeal.
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.
Even the plainest properties can be eye-catching; it’s all about staging. Try these simple, cost-effective ways to give your curb appeal a boost during the listing of your home.
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 change the door itself, consider dressing it up with a seasonal
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