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Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 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. According to appraisers, a garage of any kind added to a home will ... Full Article...
posted in home tips at Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:35:21 -0700

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 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: Collect SeedsAfter a few moves, I ... Full Article...
posted in home tips at Wed, 28 Nov 2018 10:01:55 -0700

Thursday, November 22, 2018 - Peace & Quiet living in Calgary?

Springbank offers tranquil lifestyle and stunning views on Calgary?s western outskirts As the summer sun rises in the bold, blue Alberta sky, Lisa Neiles revels in the quiet, as she sips her coffee on the deck of her home on Calgary?s western perimeter in Springbank Hill. She says that the peacefulness, along with the easy access to the city, attracted her and her husband to the area. ?I love how we can sit on our deck and hear nothing but the birds chirping,? said Neiles. ?It is rare you can ... Full Article...
posted in Calgary housing statistics at Thu, 22 Nov 2018 11:47:32 -0700

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - Eau Claire

Revitalization of this historic, riverfront community is well underway As part of downtown?s humming riverfront, the community of Eau Claire possesses a rich and varied history. With beginnings in the 1880s as an industrial site, the land was originally owned and developed by the Prince family, which founded the Eau Claire Lumber Mill. Today, the area is a mecca for festival goers and those looking for a green respite in the middle of the city. The community is the gateway to Prince?s Island ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Sun, 18 Nov 2018 10:45:06 -0700

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - Calgary Beltline

Inner-city community combines historic charm with stunning new developments The Beltine is a community experiencing a period of major transition ? from the reconstruction of 17th Avenue S.W. to the reimagining of Victoria Park. Through it all, the beauty and vibrancy of this inner-city neighbourhood just seems to be getting stronger and stronger. Almost 22,000 people of all ages live here, attracted by its stunning scenery ? a synthesis of historical architecture and glistening, contemporary ... Full Article...
posted in Community info at Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:06:41 -0700

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