February 2017

Found 5 blog entries for February 2017.

Calgary’s car culture is truly embedded in many of our communities, especially all communities built after 1950.  Urban planners have been trying for a while to undo everything that’s been done and rethink our reliance on the car which has significantly impacted urban sprawl.

The rethinking process really started with the construction of McKenzie Towne in Calgary’s south eastern quadrant.  McKenzie Towne was modeled after a village of old with a High Street similar to what you’d find in the English country side.  The community was avante garde – revolutionary.  A shopping district in the centre of the neighbourhood surrounded by residential areas completely within walking distance.  A church with a steeple for heaven’s sakes.  It was the foundation

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When staging your Calgary home to sell, don’t get rid of your houseplants. They add colour, interest and sometimes even drama to your home décor not to mention that they keep the air clean.  However, don’t put dusty plants on parade.  It’s not good for the health of your plants but it also makes potential buyers think either your home might be in a dusty location or that it hasn’t been well-taken care of.

You might want to take your plants to the shower.

Good Plant Health

This time of year in Calgary, the sun is still so low in the sky that lower levels of light are already causing your plants some stress.  Anything that gets in the way of your plants enjoying what little sunlight there is, such as dust, will slow down the plants.  You’ll

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When staging your Calgary home to sell, don’t get rid of your houseplants. They add colour, interest and sometimes even drama to your home décor not to mention that they keep the air clean.  However, don’t put dusty plants on parade.  It’s not good for the health of your plants but it also makes potential buyers think either your home might be in a dusty location or that it hasn’t been well-taken care of.

You might want to take your plants to the shower.

Good Plant Health

This time of year in Calgary, the sun is still so low in the sky that lower levels of light are already causing your plants some stress.  Anything that gets in the way of your plants enjoying what little sunlight there is, such as dust, will slow down the plants.  You’ll

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Duplex homes and townhouse units may be affordable options for many, but in Calgary there’s too much of a good thing even with slower starts predicted in 2017.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) recently issued its 2016 report, taking stock of multi-family developments in the Calgary census area.  Last year there were just over 5,700 starts in the multi-family sector, a dip of 35% over the 8,800 starts reported in 2015.  These figures take construction in Cochrane, Airdrie and Chestermere.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, CMHC market analyst Richard Cho reiterated what we in Alberta know all too well.  The price of oil, employment slow downs and fewer people moving to the Calgary area contributed to slowing demand in

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Duplex homes and townhouse units may be affordable options for many, but in Calgary there’s too much of a good thing even with slower starts in 2016.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) recently issued its 2016 report, taking stock of multi-family developments in the Calgary census area.  Last year there were just over 5,700 starts in the multi-family sector, a dip of 35% over the 8,800 starts reported in 2015.  These figures take construction in Cochrane, Airdrie and Chestermere.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, CMHC market analyst Richard Cho reiterated what we in Alberta know all too well.  The price of oil, employment slow downs and fewer people moving to the Calgary area contributed to slowing demand in housing

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