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Monday, June 25, 2018 - Are you ready for your road trip?

Whether you?re taking the cover off that vintage Cadillac or just driving your trusty Toyota, don?t overlook giving your ride a tune-up. The last thing you want to have happen is for your engine to overheat, stall or break down. Here are a few car-care tips to help you avoid a costly repair this spring and summer. HOSE IT DOWNGive your vehicle a good wash from top to bottom?that includes cleaning the tires, wheel wells and undercarriage, where grit and road salt may still be present. If you?re ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 25 Jun 2018 11:03:13 -0600

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - Hidden Rooms!

The broad appeal of secret-room renovations If you love those scenes from old movies where a wall opens to reveal a secret room, you can now put yourself squarely in the picture. Hidden rooms in houses ? usually custom-built homes, rather than existing structures ? are growing in popularity, and for good reason. ?The demand for these rooms is huge right now, partly because thieves aren?t taking televisions or stereos anymore ? they?re going after your identity,? said Sandy Scheiris, CEO of ...
posted in home tips at Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:03:02 -0600

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - understanding your budget

How much home can you afford? Shopping for the home of your dreams requires knowing how much you can afford to spend, which for most buyers ties directly into a mortgage. Financial institutions in Canada look at a buyer?s Gross Debt Service (GDS) and Total Debt Service (TDS) ratios to help determine how much mortgage to approve, and therefore, how much home a person can afford. GDS includes expenses related to the home, such as mortgage principal and interest, property taxes, heating costs and ... Full Article...
posted in home tips at Sun, 17 Jun 2018 11:06:01 -0600

Friday, June 15, 2018 - Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring has sprung!! While it is time to welcome flowers, leaves and warmth, it?s also time to do some home maintenance and get your house cleaned up after the long winter. Gutters and downspouts: Pull leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts. Re-attach gutters that have pulled away from the house. Run a hose on the roof and check for proper drainage. If any leaks exist, dry the area and use caulking or epoxy to seal the leak.Siding: Clean siding with a pressure washer. Check all wood ...
posted in home tips at Fri, 15 Jun 2018 14:31:40 -0600

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - demystifying condo fees

Demystifying condo fees We?ve probably all heard someone say they?d love to buy a condominium, but they don?t like the idea of paying condo fees. ?We see that $500 condo fee and ask, ?what do I get?? ? said Bernice Winter, CEO of Condo Check, a Calgary company that provides condominium services, including document reviews. Winter says when people buy into a condominium, they buy into a share of responsibility for expenses related to operating, maintaining and repairing areas of the building ... Full Article...
posted in home tips at Thu, 14 Jun 2018 11:01:22 -0600

Monday, June 11, 2018 - New homes in older communities!

You don't have to move out to the suburbs to own a new home - here are some older communities that are getting a makeover! Redevelopment projects lead to new communities in established areas Most people think of new communities as being on the outskirts of the city, often in areas where amenities like shopping and schools are still lacking. But there are a growing number of new communities springing up in well-established areas of Calgary, as redevelopment occurs on lands once used for ...
posted in Community info at Mon, 11 Jun 2018 10:54:17 -0600

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - Belmont

New southwest community of Belmont offers new beginnings Sitting just south of Silverado between 194th Avenue and 210th Avenue S.W., the new Calgary community of Belmont is touted as a quiet refuge on the edge of the city and a place for new beginnings. ?It?s a bright, modern community with a broad appeal for those looking for affordable quality in south Calgary,? said Steve LePan, development manager with Anthem United. ?As the first new community in the area, it?s focused on affordable ...
posted in Community info at Wed, 06 Jun 2018 12:41:47 -0600

Friday, June 1, 2018 - Mahogany

Popular southeast lake community continues to grow  The community?s architecture, lake, wetlands and extensive pathway system that connects it all attracts families.  ?There are so many community events ? ladies? nights are the best ? and the overall community feel is second to none,?  ?That is just what Hopewell Residential, the developer behind the community, had in mind when it created the vision for Mahogany. ?When Mahogany first launched 10 years ago, we sought to create a community like ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Fri, 01 Jun 2018 14:41:04 -0600

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