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April 2018 Preferred Client Update

Blog by Kim Twohey | April 3rd, 2018


Visit a CIR Open House and Win a VIP Experience at the Chuckwagons!

From April 15 to June 30, CIR REALTY is hosting an open house giveaway for the chance to win one of six VIP experiences at the Calgary Stampede chuckwagon semifinals. 

Each prize includes:
- Two prime infield seats for the chuckwagon race. 
- Fully catered food menu, open bar all night and live entertainment in our hosting area.
- A meet and greet with the CIR REALTY chuckwagon driver, along with a guided tour of the barns, and a chance to see the thoroughbred horses that will be racing that evening.
- Access to our private scotch and cigar tent.
- Stampede Park admission.

To win, simply visit any CIR REALTY open house between April 15 and June 30 and ask to be entered into the contest! No purchase necessary, and you must be over 18 years old and an Alberta resident to win.

Good luck!

Spring Snowmelt and How to Identify Moisture in Walls and if it is Coming from Your Roof

The first visible telltale sign of moisture in walls is the appearance of damp patches, blotches or streaks on the walls. Many of these darkened spots can range from brown hues to dark yellow, often dictating the cause of the moisture.

Other signs of water damaged walls can include peeling paint, discolouration, crumbling, cracking and hanging of drywall tape. These moisture stains can be the result of substances in the drywall and plaster leaching to the surface. If left untreated, the unsightly patches will also develop a musty odour. 

When moisture penetrates the walls from above, faults in the structure of the roof including missing or damaged tiles, inferior flashing or cracked gutters and drainpipes can be held accountable. Since these areas are all located outside the structure, they are not too hard to spot. Remediation is required as soon as possible to prevent further damage.