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Calgary resale housing market moves toward more balanced conditions

The Calgary Real Estate Board recently released its monthly statistics package.  The resale housing market in Calgary is moving toward more balanced conditions, which is great news for both buyers as well as sellers.   You can find the complete package and news release from CREB here:http://www.creb.com/public/documents/statistics/20... If you have any questions regarding the market in Calgary ...

​Don't Take Stair Safety For Granted

The first known use of stairs was in ancient Egypt during the building of the pyramids. Chances are, some workers back then tripped and fell on them. Some 3,000 years later, injuries on stairs are still a big problem. According to the Centre for Occupational Health & Safety, the insurance cost of injuries from falls on stairs is second only to automobile accidents! Clearly, it's a bigger problem than ...

​You Don't Notice It – But Most Buyers Will

Imagine you're viewing a potential new home. You walk in the front door and are instantly impressed. You explore the property room by room and like what you see. Then there's something you notice that's not quite right. An odour. You realize that it's likely cat dander and, now that you've identified it, you smell it everywhere. Suddenly the home doesn't seem as attractive as it did just moments earlier. ...

Airdrie, Okotoks and Cochrane post double-digit sales growth

Housing activity is on the rise in Calgary’s surrounding areas with double-digit sales growth in Airdrie, Okotoks and Cochrane by the end of the third quarter. Year-to-date, 4,449 units were sold in all surrounding areas, which represents a 26 per cent increase over the previous year. “After the first three quarters of the year, sales activity continues to climb at a good pace in surrounding ...

Using Candles Safely

Like most home products, candles are safe as long as you use them properly. The problem is thinking that as long as a candle doesn't fall over or come into contact with anything flammable, it is okay.    However, according to the National Candle Association (candles.org) there's more you can do to ensure candle safety. • Do not place candles where they can be knocked ...

Selling Your Home Doesn't Have to be Overwhelming

When some people think about selling their home, they imagine all the things they will have to do: paint the kitchen, clean closets, prepare for viewings, find another home, arrange financing, start packing, etc. It can all seem very overwhelming very quickly.   In fact, the long to-do list you imagine you’ll have to deal with may dissuade you from making a move!  It ...

New Horizon Mall

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Preparing For a Power Outage

Some people can live in their homes for years without ever experiencing a power outage. In fact, even in areas prone to serious storms or snowfalls, power loss doesn't happen that often. No wonder so many homeowners are caught unprepared when it does.   To make sure you're not caught unprepared, follow these tips: • Replace batteries in unused flashlights every six months. • ...

What Home Buyers Love to See

Buyers are more likely to make an offer on your home if they see a lot of things they love about it. So what do buyers love to see?    One of the main things they like to see is a lot of space. Of course, you can't change the size of your rooms, but there is a lot you can do to make small spaces in your home seem more spacious.   Buyers also love to see a clean ...

Condominium Sales Set a New Record in August

According to statistics recently released from The Calgary Real Estate Board, there were strong gains in condominium and townhouse sales in August, especially compared to the same period last year.    To read more about what the real estate market is doing in Calgary and surrounding areas, copy this link into your browser:  http://www.creb.com/public/documents/statistics/2014/package/res-stats-2014_August.pdf  ...