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6 Reasons To Buy A Vacation Home

Friday, May 30th, 2014 at 2:00pm. 37642 Views, 0 Comments.

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We live in this world where it’s always, “Go,Go,Go”, and sometimes we need to take more time with family and just to relax. The best way to escape the hustle and bustle can be to buy a vacation home, and head there every couple of weeks with friends or family. You may think why not just stay in hotel, here are 7 reasons a vacation home is a smart investment.

1. Space, space and more space

A typical vacation condo can range from 800 square feet and up, and a typical vacation home even more. A hotel is on average 325 square feet, cramped is not a relaxed feeling. A vacation home will give you that space to sprawl out and enjoy your stay, you won’t feel the need to constantly be up and going out, you can relax cook dinner and stay home.

2. SAVE…

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5 Tips for Finding a Great Contractor

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 11:25am. 10065 Views, 0 Comments.

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Everyone has heard a horror story of a homeowner’s experience with a contractor. Luckily, with a little research, you can get the home of dreams with the help of a reliable and experienced contractor! Here are 5 easy tips for finding the perfect contractor for you and your home.

1. Ask around- Who better to ask for advice than your friends and family? Get first hand tips and recommendations from people you trust by finding out who they used when they had work done on their own home.

2. The Better Business Bureau- This is a great source for finding out if a certain contractor has had complaints lodged against them or any other issues that homeowners have noted with their work.

3. Keep Your Options Open- Schedule interviews with several contractors and…

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Understanding Real Estate Terms On & Off The Paper

Monday, May 12th, 2014 at 12:40pm. 10104 Views, 0 Comments.

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Do you sit there and say, “Huh?” when you are speaking with your realtor or while you read a home listing online? Here are 10 great Realtor terms deciphered for your convenience:

1. Assum. Fin.: Assumable Financing

2. CMA:  Comparative Market Analysis or Competitive Market Analysis. A CMA is a report that shows the prices of homes that are comparable to a subject home and the were recently sold, are currently on the market or were on the market, but not sold within the listing period.

3. Contingency: a provision of an agreement that keeps the agreement from being fully legally binding until a certain condition is met. One example is a buyer's contractual right to obtain a professional home inspection before purchasing the home.

4. FDR: Formal Dining…

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4 Pros Of Purchasing A Modern Home

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 at 4:58pm. 9913 Views, 0 Comments.

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Do you love the modern look of the new homes? or do you prefer something with a bit more character? Either way there are pros and cons to each style of home, how ever choosing a more modern home does have its pros. Want to know how a modern home can make your life a bit easier?

1. Energy Efficiency

Never homes are going to have a better energy efficiency rating, meaning your home will leave a smaller environmental impact and cost less to run. This is truly important to consider as you want to make sure you can afford the ongoing costs of your home.

Here’s a look at some of the celebrities that decided to go green, including Tom Brady and Jessica Alba:

2. A blank canvas

Buying a brand new home really applies to this. New builds are usually decorated in…

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Buy this or Save That?

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at 12:29pm. 10212 Views, 0 Comments.

Small items add up, and sometimes we don’t realize how much they TRULY add up. Here we break down every day items and luxuries you might enjoy or over enjoy. You may think I don’t have or make enough money or make enough money to put down a down payment on a home. The hard facts are you and your significant other may be wrong especially when it comes to saving and making that room in your budget for the home you really want.

If you are in a relationship, do not forget, times everything by two to see how much you and your loved one are truly spending.

Do you enjoy a cup of a coffee a day on average $5.00 a cup?


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$5 per day for 6 years: $10,950 spent
$5 per day for 50 years = $91,250 spent

OR a down payment on this Calgary home:

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Take Advantage of These 4 Great Golf Courses

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 10:03am. 10285 Views, 0 Comments.

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It’s finally warming up in Calgary and you know what that means – GOLF SEASON! Living in Calgary means you have lots of lakes for swimming during the summer, mountains close by for winter sports, and of course, plenty of golf courses! We’ve collected information on some of the best golf courses all around the city so you can find the perfect place to tee-off!

Northwest Calgary

The Bearspaw Country Club, located in the north-western city limits of Calgary, is situated on over 200 acres of green space. Each of the 18 holes is crafted expertly, to provide a challenging and beautiful course for the avid golfer. Open since 1983, Bearspaw Country Club also offers space for private functions, a golf academy and clubhouse, and a pro shop!

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8 Easy Tips To Make The Most Of Your Backyard This Summer

Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 11:56am. 10138 Views, 0 Comments.

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Calgary is finally warming up and after a long winter, it’s more tempting than ever to  spend time outside! What better way to make the most of the sunshine than in your own backyard? Here are some fun ideas for the whole family that you can do just steps from your back door!

1. Build/Install a fire pit!

Your backyard will become the hub of social activity when you have a fire pit set up (which is super easy to do) and you can keep warm outside when nights get cool, roast marshmallows, and make memories with your family!

2. Camp in your own backyard!

You’ll feel like you’re miles away but still have all the comforts of your own home (like working bathrooms!) when you set up a cozy tent in your backyard.

3. Make a movie theatre in your backyard!

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The Pros and Cons of a Built in BBQ

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 at 2:13pm. 1532 Views, 0 Comments.

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Summer is coming, and spring has officially arrived in Calgary!

With that comes BBQ season, who can deny the deliciousness a BBQ brings! With that being said, sometimes the hardest decision when buying a new BBQ or home is whether to install a built in, or not. Here we offer the 3 pros and 2 cons of installing a built in grill:

The Pro’s of a built In BBQ:

1. Increases the value of your home

Now this is a great one! A well made grill can definitely be an asset when it comes to selling your home in the future. A potential buyer will look at the landscape and see the livability of the indoor and outdoor space.

2. Save money

Do you want lower gas bills? Well then you are in luck, using an outdoor grill means not using natural gas or electricity. So…

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Repairing Your Drive Way This Spring

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at 12:27pm. 1389 Views, 0 Comments.

Spring has sprung and the Calgary Team wants you to have your best home forward, especially when it comes to selling or repairing. So we teamed up with a great company located in Calgary, Glossworks. Glossworks secialize in the polishing of concrete, marble, terrazzo, and granite. We also repair/resurface concrete driveways, sidewalks, steps, patios and now added sealing for concrete or asphalt through our SuperDriveway program.

Check out these great tips and optons for repairing that driveway you may have thought was a lost cause.

Repairing your driveway can save you thousands of dollars versus replacement. New technology  advancements in polymer modified concrete resurfacing products have made it possible.  Now you can have your…

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Prestigious living at The Riverstone of Cranston

Monday, March 24th, 2014 at 2:00pm. 2166 Views, 0 Comments.

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Do you dream of waking up in a prestigious community, located in the serenity of nature? but worry the commute into the city will be too long for you?

We have a once in a life time opportunity for home buyers. located in the South East of Calgary, The Riverstone of Cranston features the ideal combination of prestige and convenience.

Situated in a low traffic area, this new development has quickly become an ideal living destination.The Riverstone features many amenities including:

- A short drive to two medical facilities including the new South Calgary Hospital, the future South East Health Campus in Seton

- Direct access to Deerfoot Trail as well as the new south portion of Stoney Trail.

- Easy access to 130th Ave, McKenzie Towne’s High Street,…

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