Most Calgarians have a place where they live and another where they work. However, a combination of the two has emerged that could be the wave of the future: live-work condominiums.
Renovations or repairs to your home can make it a nicer place to live and add resale value for the future. But when it comes to home improvement projects, the first decision to make is whether you should do it yourself or leave it to the professionals.
Mikael Anderson, Western Canada director of field services with Lowe’s Canada, says customers at the company’s Lowe’s and Rona stores tackle all sorts of home renovations, but preparation is key.
When it comes to the names of Calgary communities, some honour early pioneers, others are named after the surrounding landscape and some simply sound like a nice place to live.
Pleasant Heights, Scenic Acres and Sunalta (a mash up of sunny and Alberta) sound like they could have come out of a real estate subdivision name generator. But how do developers actually come up with the names for new communities?
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…)
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.