May 2019

Found 25 blog entries for May 2019.

The Best June Events in Calgary

When anticipating summer fun, all we have to do is wait for the beautiful month of June to arrive. Although June 21st may technically be the first official day of the season, all month long Calgarians take every opportunity to celebrate the warm weather. Each part of the city will be filled with blooming flowers, lush green parks, cool rivers, and all the sunny heat people can stand. It is also in June when the city explodes with activity! Businesses host their summer events, workshops offer new skills, music fills every corner of the city, and celebrities visit to offer entertainment and excitement!

Ready to fill up your summer with food, fun, music, and festivals? Take a look at the many events happening this month and plan out your best

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How to Price Your Home to SellIt’s not always easy to understand how Calgary home values are determined. There is, however, a criteria used by experts to arrive at the correct property value. Since these aspects dictate the value of your asset, it is important to know what they are.

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

Location of Your Home

The location of your property is a very important component that affects its real estate market value. For business assets, location is important because it determines the prospective income. A busy location will raise the value. This also applies to residential properties. The closer your property is to a business area, the

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The Best Interior Design Practices for Renovating Your HomeHave you ever walked into another person's home and have wished that your home could look just like theirs? Some people have a natural flair for decorating while others need to call in the pros for some assistance. If you're one of the latter here are some design tips for you that the pros use to make homes look stunning, homey and elegant.

Decorating Your Home With Timeless Decorating Strategies

In order to ensure your design decisions have the biggest impact, be sure to follow these design rules that will help your home stay open and welcoming.

Choose Neutrals And Whites

If your decorating flair isn't what it should be, stick to white and neutrals as a base for your decor. Once you start extending yourself into bright colors you'll

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How to Shop For Furniture in CalgaryCongrats on your new home!  Now comes the fun part – buying furniture for it. You might be tempted to run from store to store and pick out a couch, pick out a table, buy a painting you think might fit your wall and so forth. But hunting and pecking for furniture is for chickens. There is a better way.

Start With An Interior Design Plan

Your home wasn’t built room by room. It was built with the end in mind, carefully measured, constructed and finished. Planning each room from top to bottom will help make sure you have a cohesive approach to your furniture. Plan what goes on in each room you are furnishing.  Get in with a great furniture store that has a design staff that will help you plan. Some good Calgary furniture stores have designers

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Home Selling Mistakes Sellers Commonly MakeWhen you're selling your Calgary house you may end up hearing a lot of different advice. Friends and neighbors are going to tell you all about their real estate escapades and give you some "helpful" advice. Sometimes these words of knowledge can conflict with the recommendations that your real estate agent is providing. When push comes to shove, however, your agent knows what's happening in the real estate market right now - especially in your part of town. When you hire a real estate agent you are taking him on to help you sell your house using his knowledge.

Below you'll find some of the advice that friends or family may be giving you about your home sale that you need to avoid. They can end up being costly mistakes and some of them can

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What Canadians Can Expect When Selling a Home in a Buyer's MarketBuyers may be at an advantage with more available properties in the market. This may force concessions from sellers in a buyer's market. However, sellers can still successfully sell a home in a buyer's market. Understanding how to navigate a buyer's market and what potential buyers may want will help sellers market and sell their home.

Understanding a Buyer's Market

There is often a surplus of housing in a buyer's market, a benefit to buyers as they have more properties from which to compare and choose from but potentially making it more difficult for seller's to sell quickly or attract multiple offers on a home. Sellers should be aware that certain behaviors may be more likely to occur in a buyer's market, such as that of including specific

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What Season Should You Sell Your House?One of the questions that we frequently get asked is, "When is the best time to sell our house?" In fact what those people are really asking is, "How do we get the maximum value for our property?" It is not really about the time of the year.

However, weather and holidays do play an important factor in selling your home. Almost no one goes house hunting around Christmas, and few give up their summer vacations.

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

Selling Your Home in Spring and Summer

Late spring and summer are usually thought of as the best times to put a home on the market because buyer demand builds steadily through spring. Sales then

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Discovering the Knifewear Group Knife Shop in Calgary

When a seven-year-old Kevin Kent, who is now the CEO and founder of Knifewear Group, received a pocketknife from his uncle with cheeky instructions to "not tell mom," it sparked a lifelong passion for knives. He compounded this obsession with his first Japanese knife that he bought while working as a chef in London's famous St. John Restaurant.

When he returned to Canada, Kevin started his business by selling Japanese kitchen knives — from a backpack while travelling on a bicycle! Today, however, he is proud to own five knife shops across Canada. This is in addition to a chain of stores called Kent of Inglewood (which primarily sells axes and straight razors), a book (The Knifenerd Guide to Japanese Knives), and producing an award-winning

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Explore the Calgary StampedeConsidering that Albertans refer to Calgary as "Cowtown" it should come as no surprise that one of the biggest events held in the city each year is the "Calgary Stampede". As you'd expect from a bunch of humble cowboys and ranchers the stampede is modestly referred to as the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", and it quite literally is exactly this.

When is the Calgary Stampede?

The Stampede offers visitors and current residents of Calgary 10 days of fun during July of each year and is one of the biggest events on the Calgary social calendar. As you might expect when something is billed as the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth" it's bound to attract a lot of visitors and more than 1,000,000 (1 million) guests come to enjoy the Stampede each year;

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What to Do When the Bank Denies Your Mortgage ApplicationCalgary bad credit mortgage and refinancing loans have become more popular in recent times as a greater percentage of people fall into debt. While in the past a bad credit score would prevent you from getting a loan for your home, this new breed of mortgage companies cater to people with bad credit histories.

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

What To Do When The Bank Says No

There are a lot of hoops to jump through when applying for a mortgage. A lot of paperwork to fill out and a lot of “proof” to provide. Of employment, of credit, of savings patterns – it goes on and on. And rightly so. Lenders want to make sure you’re able to make

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