How to ease your child’s transition to a new school

August 31st, 2015
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We all know that summer is the most popular time of year to move.  Sometimes a new house means that your child will have to start their academic year at a new school.  Here are some tips to help ease your child’s transition to their new school.

1. Visit the school

Contact the administration office of your child’s new school to find out if they have any back to school events planned in the ...

Home Buyer Wish List

August 26th, 2015
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Putting together a wish list is one of the most fun parts of house hunting.  It is a great way to dream a little and, more importantly, it is a key tool that allows you to prioritize your needs and your wants.  This tool can help your Realtor to better understand exactly what type of house you are looking for.  A wish list can also help narrow down what is really important to you and give y ...

House hunting online: Pound the keyboard before you pound the pavement

August 24th, 2015
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You have probably noticed that the internet and social media are here to stay.  Being online is a great way to keep in touch with family, friends, and brands that you are interested in.  You can use social media to check out companies you might want to work for, research products before you buy, and find out how long-lost acquaintances have fared in life (yes, we all do it).  The internet a ...

Top tips for a stress free moving day

August 20th, 2015

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It’s moving day!  You are full of excitement and . . . maybe a little dread.  Moving days are tough.  There is so much to do and only 24 hours in a day.  Here is a list of my favourite tips to help you have a stress free moving day.

1. Wear comfortable clothes.

2. Pack an overnight pack for each family member. 

Include pyjamas, a change of clothes, medications, and toiletries.  This will ...

Safety When Selling

August 17th, 2015

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Overall, Calgary is considered a safe city.  Aside from locking our doors, many of us do not give safety a second thought simply because we are lucky enough to live in a place where not much happens.  Even if you live in a historically safe area, it is a good idea to ramp up safety and security when selling your home.  Here are a few things you can do to keep you and your home safe durin ...

House hunting? There is an app for that!

August 14th, 2015

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If you are looking for a home in Calgary, you are probably using the free Realtor.ca app to check out properties for sale in your favourite neighbourhoods.  This incredibly useful app was developed by the Canadian Real Estate Association and is accessed thousands of times a day by Buyers and Realtors.  Most Buyers use the app to look at property information and pictures.  This app can do so ...

5 easy ways to improve curb appeal

August 12th, 2015

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Do you believe in love at first sight?  Even if you do not, your perfect Buyer might!  Make it easy for Buyers to love your home before they get to the front door.  Here are five ways to improve your home’s curb appeal. 

1. Update your front door with a coat of paint. 

This is a simple, inexpensive way to add a little pizazz to your entryway.  Did you know that paint looks less intense ou ...

Market remains balanced despite easing in absorption rates

August 6th, 2015

Supply gain in apartment sector threatens to impact price

Click here to view the full monthly stats package.

Declines in residential housing sales activity eased in July, creating, when combined with stable inventory levels, no change to the month-over-month price.

Year-over-year sales fell by 14 per cent to 1,995 units in July, compared to a 17.8 per cent decrease the previous month. Desp ...

Things to Do in Calgary

August 5th, 2015

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One of the best parts about moving to a new city is spending time exploring popular local attractions.  Here is a list of just a handful of places to visit and things to do in Calgary.  Whether you are new to the city or you just want to fall in love with Calgary all over again, you will find something fun on this list! 

Heritage Park Historical Village

The Calgary Zoo

Calgary Tower

Tel ...