Picture perfect

Eight tips to prepare your home for listing photos

There are many dramatic changes you can make when preparing a home for photos. Renovating a bathroom or kitchen can reap big resale rewards, while a fresh coat of paint or new siding can add serious curb appeal. But for those working with a limited budget or on a shorter timeline, there are more subtle changes that can have your house looking its best prior to an open house or having photos taken. (more…)

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50 shades of green

Calgary is no concrete jungle

In addition to the streets, sidewalks and skyscrapers that define most large cities, Calgary is blessed with enough parks and natural spaces to leave other major centres green with envy.

“It’s very important to have a variety of open spaces for relief from urban living, whether it’s pathways for exercise, parks with playgrounds or just a place to kick a soccer ball,” said Travis Shaw, planning and development lead with Calgary Parks.

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REALTOR® Q&A

You asked, we answered

The people have spoken! We asked you for your most pressing real estate questions, then threw them to our expert panel of experienced REALTORS®: John Hripko (Royal LePage Benchmark), Laura O’Connell (RE/MAX House of Real Estate), Sam Crick (RE/MAX Realty Professionals) and David P. Brown (The Real Estate Company Ltd.). (more…)

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Get away from it all

Courtyard homes in Cornerstone offer buyers their own private oasis

For those homebuyers seeking privacy when it comes to their outdoor living spaces, Jayman BUILT’s Courtyard homes in the northeast community of Cornerstone offer just that. What makes these homes unique is their rear-facing, double-attached garages, and yards at the side of the home.

“When you have a backyard, you often lose your privacy,” said Nishi Saraswat, area sales manager for Jayman BUILT, describing the Courtyard’s side yards as “verandas” between dwellings that allow residents to garden, entertain and play with increased privacy.

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