June 2019

Found 11 blog entries for June 2019.

5 Cost-Efficient Ways to Improve Home Energy EfficiencyThe price of home upgrades often dictates which improvements homeowners can consider. People may not want to spend a great deal of money on updates that will not provide a fair justification for the homeowners through use, or after the sale of the home. However, the following methods of increasing energy efficiency still have an ideal return-on-investment for the people who have them, and some may even pay for themselves over time.

The Value of Investing in Green Real Estate

What are the benefits of investing in green real estate? Ask real estate investors this question and the answer comes in a minute.

Many investors have now realized the numerous opportunities in green real estate. This is the new venture in the field of real estate. It is

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How to Stage Your Home to SellWe are visual beings and even though we are advised not to judge books by their covers, we have the tendency to evaluate situations and things based solely on what we can see. If you are a potential home seller, you should always remember this fact before you let buyers into your home.

The value of your home on paper might be impressive, but the only way you are going to convince a buyer is if your house looks the part. Staging your house will go a long, long way in not only how fast you sell your home, but at what price as well.

The True Value of Staging Your Home

When you're selling your home, its appearance is going to count for everything. Your real estate agent may suggest hiring a home stager but that can end up costing you quite a

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How to Invest in Real EstateIf you are searching through the local market and are thinking about investing in Calgary real estate you should follow some basic guidelines to success. Having information that is easily accessible and having the knowledge as well as the tools of the trade are the keys to a successful real estate investment.

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

How to Succeed When Investing In Calgary Real Estate

Here are a few things you’ll need in order to invest in real estate.

  • You’ll need a reliable information source with detailed data regarding the Calgary real estate market and its trend.
  • You’ll also need a responsible and dependable agent
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Business Spotlight: Monogram Coffee in Calgary

Many know it as that near-magical elixir that affords them the ability to function in the morning, but coffee is so much more a tasty drink enjoyed by two-thirds of Canadians. Coffee has a rich and varied history, and the coffee house itself, or the qahveh khaneh as it was known where it originated, became a place to socialize, enjoy music, play chess, and exchange news. Coffee has always been a social and economic driver that brings people together and fosters the exchange of culture and ideas — and this is why Jeremy Ho, co-founder of Monogram Coffee, helped launch the business.

"We saw that coffee companies were focusing exclusively on quality and forgetting about why we go for coffee in the first place — community. We wanted to be a coffee

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How To Get a Home InspectionIt's easy to get caught up in the speed, drama and pressure of bidding on a house that you are willing to skip a few steps to make sure you acquire the house of your dreams. You're suddenly willing to pay a few thousand more than you had intended. You're willing to go for a quicker closing date. You're even willing to skip the home inspection process, and just ask a knowledgeable family member to check it out for you. Slow down. Relax.

Don't let yourself fall in love with a house until you've had the house examined by a professional. The house could have any number of problems in structural, roofing, exterior, foundation, heating, plumbing, electrical, insulation etc. Even with newer homes, or ones that look flawless in your eyes, you'll never know

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Cookie Occasion Business in Calgary AB

What is the perfect occasion to eat a cookie? How about any day that ends in "y" and has 24 hours? Cookies are little celebrations of life that are just as sweet when enjoyed with an afternoon tea as when they are wrapped up and gifted to make someone's day.

Kate Sawyer, owner and operator of Cookie Occasion, knows the power of these delectable morsels. She started working at Cookie Occasion at age 14. Her graduation from Mount Royal University coincided with the owner's decision to sell the business, and Kate and her mother's desire to purchase it. Today the gourmet cookies have been delighting Calgarians for nearly 30 years.

Cookie Obsession Cookies in Calgary

"The main driving factor behind our success is community," says Kate. "The support we receive as a local family

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How to Pay Off Your Mortgage More QuicklyThere's a major sense of accomplishment and peace of mind of owning your home outright. Paying off your mortgage sooner can make sound financial sense by saving you thousands of dollars in interest costs. Learning how to save on your mortgage can slice years off your loan. Finding out if you can save on your mortgage payments won't cost you anything, and you will discover whether you have the best loan available for your individual circumstances.

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

Shop Around For The Best Mortgage Possible With Your Credit Score

When a mortgage company has a small overhead cost to stay in business it typically means that

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5 Popular Roofing Material Choices for ResidencesWhen it comes time to replace roofing materials, homeowners have many options to consider. They must think about how the materials look and function to make the best choice for their homes. The right roofing materials can beautifully complement the exterior home design while offering lasting protection from the elements. Some roof materials can be handled in a DIY project, while others need a professional. Here are just five of the most popular roofing materials homeowners can choose from in upgrading their homes.

Asphalt

Although simple in design, asphalt shingles are very affordable, attractive and durable. These shingles come in organic compounds or as a fiberglass mesh. Both types are easily installed by a skilled roofing contractor in as

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Olympic Park in Calgary, AlbertaCalgary has so many great attractions and interesting places to see. There is no way to list them all. Whether you prefer museums or you'd rather enjoy a sports attraction, you can find it in Calgary. So here are some of the top places to visit, whether you are just visiting or feeling like a great day out you won’t be disappointed.

Canada Olympic Park

This Olympic park was built for the 1988 Winter Olympics, it is a fantastic facility for athletes to train and is used by the city’s residents all year round. It offers ski and snowboarding slopes, bob-sled rides, a park for mountain biking, summer Luge rides and all year Zipline rides. It hosts a number of restaurants and a gift shop, you can visit the Hall of Fame Museum too, and see the

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How to Choose the Right Homeowner's Insurance CoverageHomeowner's insurance can unfortunately be viewed as an afterthought after the tumultuous process of buying a home. After filling out form after form just to purchase the property, few buyers want to go through the complicated paperwork of their policy. However, home insurance is an extremely handy resource for homeowners to have, and a buyer should understand what their coverage is before they decide on a particular premium.

Preparing to Buy Homeowners Insurance

You’ve finally bought that dream home you’ve always wanted. The possession date is set and the movers are lined up to get the family moved into your new home. Before you do, there is one very important task you have to perform beforehand. What is that, you ask? The answer is the

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