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How to Sell a Fixer Upper HomeWhen it comes to selling a home, there’s a lot of different steps to take in order to help it find the right buyer. But compared to a move-in ready home, fixer-uppers require some extra love to give them the boost they need. Here are six different ways to help sell a fixer-upper so it doesn’t stagnate on the housing market even in competitive communities like West Calgary.

Hire an Experienced Real Estate Agent

An agent’s help is invaluable when it comes to selling homes, especially homes that move more slowly like fixer-uppers. Agents make sure the home is well-advertised online and arrange for interested buyers to come see it in showings, and they also know their way around all the paperwork that comes with selling. Hiring an agent is the

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The Best Calgary Neighborhoods for Winter Fun

Although we often associate winter with staying indoors tucked into our cozy living rooms, holding a cup of hot cocoa, winter in Calgary is actually filled with activity! It is in the winter months that the city offers some of the best things to do in Calgary, with Calgary recreation being a hot topic!

Tobogganing, skiing, skating, and walking amongst magical snow-covered scenery are just a few of the recreational activities that Calgarians can enjoy. Not sure where to find these wintery adventures? Or perhaps you are looking for recreation options to keep you out of the chilly air?

Here is everything you need to know about Calgary recreation and the popular Calgary neighbourhoods to seek out for winter activities!

Arbour Lake

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Bathroom Renovations that Appeal to BuyersMore than ever before home bathrooms are being constructed to be a place of escape and relaxation. Perhaps as a result, bathrooms are one of the most popular rooms of the home to remodel. Updating a bathroom with the latest features and fixtures can help improve comfort, safety and efficiency. Here are some of the latest bathroom trends to consider when thinking about remodeling a bathroom.

Green Fixtures

Eco-friendly bathroom fixtures help homeowners save money on utilities while also reducing their carbon footprint. Some of the most popular green bathroom updates include:

  • Dual-flush toilets. These popular toilets with dual flush functions can save as much as 17,000 gallons of water every year.
  • Recycled glass counters and tiles.
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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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