Packing up plants

How to take pieces of your garden with you when you move

If you want to move your entire garden when you sell your home, think again. First, it’s illegal, and second, plants ripped out randomly in summer wilt and die unless pampered.

But what if you have a sentimental piece of grandma’s peony, a special perennial plant or a friend’s perfect poppy? Taking bits and pieces of your garden with you without changing the look of the yard is possible with these tips: (more…)

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Free parking

How building a garage can dramatically increase your home value

Driving has always been a way of life for Calgarians, and given the ubiquity of cars in in the city, garages are a must for almost every home.

Whether looking to build a home for the first time or renovating an old one, detached or attached garages are the options most builders choose. However, special builds also exist and can even include underground parking or tunnels, at costs upwards of $35,000 for a triple-detached unit.

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Polite pathways

An etiquette refresher for Calgarians on the move

Calgarians enjoy the largest urban pathway network in the country. Over 800 kilometres of pathways and 95 kilometres of trails throughout the city connect communities for a variety of users. As we approach the middle of another beautiful summer, it’s a great time to review pathway etiquette for walkers, joggers, in-line skaters, pet owners and cyclists.

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Thinking inside the box

Six tips for a stress-free moving day

As exciting as it is to buy a home, it also brings with it the reality of moving day, and the hassles that come along with that process.

To take the guess work out of the big move, we talked to the experts to get their tips for planning a stress-free move: Barry Byman, sales manager and partner with AMJ Campbell International in Calgary, and Vince Kirton, regional manager with Sentinel Storage. (more…)

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Beat the heat

Five tips for summer home sellers

For many Calgarians, summer means the Calgary Stampede, camping season and perhaps a family vacation before the kids go back to school. But for others, it’s also when they plan to sell their home.

While the conventional wisdom is that spring and fall are prime real estate seasons, there’s no wrong time of year to sell, says Margaret Neff, a REALTOR® with RE/MAX First in Calgary.

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