December 2018

Found 10 blog entries for December 2018.

The Best December Events in Calgary, AB

With a new year comes brand new events! It appears that 2019 in Calgary will be a year filled with extravagant, exciting, and unexpected things to do, see, taste, and enjoy! And of course, January is starting the year off right.

This month, Calgarians can expect to hear from top artists such as Dierks Bentley, enjoy snow-filled events like the Calgary Polar Dip, attend the latest artistic performances put on by Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, and peruse what local businesses have to offer at themed expos! Whatever your activity preference, there are events almost every day waiting for you. Take a look at some of the most anticipated things to do in Calgary this January and fall in love with winter once more!

Food & Drink Events in Calgary

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The Best Calgary Neighborhoods for Great Music

The city of Calgary is overflowing with unique and wonderful dining and entertainment options. No matter what your favourite foods, evening events, or musical preferences are, Calgary is guaranteed to have something for everyone. In particular, Calgary has always been an explosion of musical richness. This vibrant city has a place for each genre, and new and local music can be found throughout the quadrants. The Scotiabank Saddledome, for example, is known to host some of the world’s top recording artists; the Philharmonic Orchestra is sought out for their moving renditions of classic and modern compositions; and of course, each year the Calgary Stampede’s extravagant musical performances at the Grand Stand Show will keep you on your feet. If you are

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What You Should Know About Trends in Sustainable BuildingEvery country has its own relationship with sustainable technology with some taking more of an interest in it than others. Fortunately, Canada has been at the forefront of setting ever higher goals to cut back on their footprint. In fact, they're constructing more and more buildings that fit their Zero Carbon standard, doing everything in their power to cut down on the emissions of residential and commercial buildings alike. And while not every new construction home may incorporate the following methods, it may only be a matter of time before these trends become the new standards.

Geothermal Heating

Also known as geo-exchange, this technology is a way of siphoning energy for the core of the Earth to keep a home or commercial structure at a

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What You Need to Know About Selling PapersThe selling paperwork for a home will look different depending on the province of the property's location. However, there are certain principles that sellers should understand before they sit down to organize it all no matter where they're selling. These documents can be both complex and time-consuming but the more prep work a seller does, the quicker their escrow will be. The extra effort may even make it easier for a seller to get the price they want.

Think Like a Buyer

Buyers are often so overwhelmed when they visit homes that they forget about properties immediately after seeing them. Too much information, and they'll tune it out. Too little information, and they may think the seller has something to hide. So it helps for sellers to boil

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What You Need to Know About Selling PapersThe selling paperwork for a home will look different depending on the province of the property's location. However, there are certain principles that sellers should understand before they sit down to organize it all no matter where they're selling. These documents can be both complex and time-consuming but the more prep work a seller does, the quicker their escrow will be. The extra effort may even make it easier for a seller to get the price they want.

Think Like a Buyer

Buyers are often so overwhelmed when they visit homes that they forget about properties immediately after seeing them. Too much information, and they'll tune it out. Too little information, and they may think the seller has something to hide. So it helps for sellers to boil

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The Best December Events in Calgary, AB

December has come to Calgary which means that the snowman-building, ice-skating, and holiday-shopping events are beginning! It is in this chilly month that the city of Calgary truly comes alive with its beautiful displays of Christmas lights, cozy fire-side events, and crafty workshops that allow you to create and imagine. Of course, just because Christmas is coming does not mean that all events are holiday-themed. There is plenty to do this winter including musical performances, fundraising galas, and other exciting happenings in every quadrant of the city!

Take in every part of YYC. Now is the time to start booking up your calendar before it gets too busy!

Kids & Family Events in Calgary

Winter Magic at Eau Claire Market – Dec 2nd

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Selling a Home with Smart TechnologyUsing technology to sell homes in Canada is nothing new. In fact, most real estate agents these days rely on a mix of text response systems, apps designed specifically for them and online marketing to help them match up homes with the right buyers. More and more, though, home buyers are seeking out homes for sale that feature smart technology. As a result, homes that have these elements tend to sell more quickly and fetch a higher price when the sale is closed, which can give homeowners an edge in competitive markets like North Calgary.

Smart Home Technology Statistics

As of 2015, experts within the home technology industry valued the market at about $4.4 billion. Just five years later, though, it's expected that the industry's worth will

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Where to Grab a Sandwich in Calgary ABSandwiches are one of those meals that are just right for any situation. They are easy to pick up and enjoy on the go, especially during those busy days at work. They are light yet filling enough for a lingering lunch with friends. In Calgary, there's a variety of different sandwich shops that create specialty sandwiches every day.

These are the best sandwich shops in Calgary:

Lazy Loaf and Kettle

The Lazy Loaf and Kettle is a cozy cafe in Calgary where diners can enjoy delicious baked goods, brunch items and of course, sandwiches. The owners have operated this quaint location in the city for more than two decades, and the recipe for their famous nine-grain loaf of bread was perfected through the generations. Each sandwich is created fresh

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A Simple Moving Checklist Week By WeekTake the hassle out of the big day with this simple home moving timeline that will help you get things in order and experience less stress when buying a new home and moving.

Two Months Before Moving

Start looking into truck rental services or movers that offer services between your departure and destination city. Get quotes and ask pertinent questions such as what they will and will not move. Houseplants, pets, light bulbs and toxic chemicals are items movers shy away from. Begin sorting and downsizing household items, taking time to get rid of what you don't need or want anymore.

One Month Before Moving Day

Make arrangements to transfer utility services such as internet, electricity, phone and gas. Additionally, go ahead and fill out

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Using a Home Equity Line of CreditDuring your lifetime there may be situations that come up that make you consider taking out a home equity loan or line of credit. There may be an emergency situation that you need to handle, a family vacation that you've always wanted or a series of renovations that your house desperately needs that make you think about getting a loan. 

Whatever the reasons may be, you should know that sometimes this loan type is your best option, and sometimes it is not.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed mortgage professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Is A Home Equity Loan Right For You?

You will have to look around for the best rates. Banks will offer different interest rates and various

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