March 2019

Found 8 blog entries for March 2019.

Calgary Shopping Options All Through the CityGet on a pair of comfortable walking shoes and grab your wallet, because it is time to hit the shops! The city of Calgary is filled with wonderful activities to do all year round, and being so close to the mountains, there is never a dull moment to be had. But for those looking to stay within the city limits and peruse the many offerings of malls, villages, and boutiques, there are hundreds of shops to satisfy the shopaholic in you.

Are you looking for the best Calgary shopping locations to fill your weekend? Do you need to venture forth and seek those unique items to complete your look? Whatever the occasion, there are numerous Calgary shopping choices ready for you to peruse, spree, and browse to your heart’s content. 

Calgary Shopping

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How to Buy a Home For a Multi-Generational FamilyThe Calgary Herald recently featured a news item that serve an affirmation of housing trend in Calgary: multigenerational homes. Reporting about Harmony, Bordeaux Developments Corporation's new development with special focus on multi-generational community located in Springbank Hill, the news item said that multi-generational homes address the triple bottom-lines of economy, environment and social equity.

Birol Fisekci, president and CEO of Bordeaux Developments Corp. says this development “demonstrates leadership with a focus on one fundamental principle -respect. Respect should be at the root of any topic we deal with," he says. "If it is Harmony we are discussing, then it is respecting the environment, being fiscally responsible so we are not

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What Can Homeowners Do About Unpermitted Work?When home buyers are interested in purchasing a home, a home inspector may only catch obvious signs of unpermitted work. A homeowner may discover later that some of the work performed on a home did not have the proper permit. What are homeowners to do in such a situation?

Do home owners have to tear down and start over with the proper permits or are there other options? Learn more about unpermitted work and homeowner options today.

When Homeowners Find Out

What do you do about unpermitted work? If previous owners did not disclose their knowledge of work done without a required permit, then new owners can not finish any renovation project without having the city sign off on previous unpermitted work.

Homeowners have to deal with getting

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The Cost Involved in Selling Your HomeIf you're entertaining the thought of selling your home here in Calgary soon you need to be aware of the costs involved. Here are some of the expenses you'll have to pay once you approve an offer and the sale goes ahead.

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

Legal Fees

When it comes to making sure that every part of your real estate transaction is legal and binding, a lawyer is going to handle this work for you so that you are the new and legal owner of your property. Legal fees can run anywhere from $500-$1000, depending on the complexity of the deal itself. It is always worth it to spend money on an attorney to make sure that your real

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Top Home Safety Hazards for New HomeownersNew Canadian homeowners may not realize the potential for injury in their home. As many residents spend a significant amount of time indoors, it is important to track down areas that may require attention to make it safer environment for all occupants. Pets, the elderly and young children may all be subject to a physical injury or worse when new homeowners have not addressed common home safety hazards.

Explore some common home safety hazards that can be experienced by first-time homeowners today.

Obstacles May Pose a Threat

Head injuries or broken bones result in the 20 per cent of older adults who fall. Injuries as a result of falls is a common household hazard. Many homeowners may be moving into older homes needing some TLC. Lighting is

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The Best Patios in CalgaryDo you love a good rooftop patio night to enjoy drinks or an afternoon treat? It’s fun to be out in the sun with great food and drinks and Calgary has some excellent options for you to enjoy. Here is a look at the best patios and what you can enjoy while sitting there.

Cilantro

This patio is one of the favourites of Calgarians and provides a great place to dine. They are celebrating their 25th year and you can enjoy the secluded courtyard patio here. The lights wrap around large tree trunks and provide a beautiful, warm ambiance.

Sho Sushi

Sho Sushi is features a small, intimate patio that can seat 14. It’s a quiet area elevated outside with a glass enclosure. Relax on the patio with your favourite sushi.

Bar C

If you want to

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Weird and Unique Food in Calgary

It is easy to get tired of the ‘same-old same-old’ routine when it comes to meals. Calgary has become a culinary powerhouse with top chefs opening new and exciting restaurants all the time – some of which are labeled as ‘pop-up’ with limited time to enjoy. Calgarian’s tastes are becoming more eclectic and locals are craving something unique, something strange. Check out some of the most unique eats of Calgary food and spice up your mealtime excursions!

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Tubby Dog

Price Range: $

Location: 1022 17th Avenue SW

Crowd Favourites: Tubby Dog, A-Bomb, and PBJ

When you think of hot dogs do you imagine a sausage in a bun with ketchup and mustard?

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What Buyers and Sellers Need to Know About Foundation DamageWhen it comes to buying or selling a home, most parties involved immediately think about amenities, curb appeal, current market conditions and neighbourhood demographics. However, it's what lies beneath that may matter the most, and that's the home's foundation. Whether homes feature poured concrete, frost-protected, raised foundations, permanent wood or insulated concrete form foundations, here are some common home foundation concerns that buyers and sellers face.

Spotting the Signs of Foundation Damage

There's a big difference between normal house settling and actual foundation damage. Wondering how to tell if a house has foundation problems? Here are some things to look for that could indicate that the foundation needs a closer look.

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