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Selling your home in Calgary’s present real estate market can be a challenge, but some common-sense decisions can help improve the odds. John Hripko, a REALTOR® with Royal LePage Benchmark, says he’s recently noticed basic things that some sellers are not doing – things that, if done right, could make a difference when selling in […]

12/14/2018 8:00:52 AM

For Calgary-based, world-class explorer and adventurer Laval St. Germain, home is where the heart is. “I could be on the other side of the planet, living in an apartment in Hong Kong or a tent in Kenya, but as long as I am with my family, I am at home,” he said, just days before […]

12/14/2018 8:00:51 AM

A beautiful, well-designed and well-crafted home is about more than the pretty countertops and gleaming floors. Often, what lies beneath the surface is just as important. “When you go into a new home, you are bombarded by volatile organic compounds (VOCs),” said Kevin Mullen, president of Empire Custom Homes. “The off-gassing of the carpets, the […]

12/14/2018 8:00:23 AM

My favourite Netflix show has a plot of murder and suspense. Unlike a dead tree in your yard, where the cause of death might not be determined for years, there is always resolution at the end of every season of Shetland. Tree death is trickier than homicide, and it can be very slow to recognize. […]

12/14/2018 8:00:07 AM

In the ultra-competitive world of real estate, thinking outside the box can give you the inside track to success. Canadian REALTORS® Patricia Houlihan and Dylan Mahaney may be from opposite ends of the country, but they share a flair for innovative marketing that sets them apart. Laser-focused on success Fed up with the “ridiculous” ads […]

12/14/2018 8:00:02 AM

Franchise businesses in Canada contribute almost $100 billion annually to the economy and generate jobs for 1.8 million people, according to the Canadian Franchise Association. Owning a franchise can also be a solid investment, provided a person does their due diligence before signing on the dotted line. Cam Loveday, a REALTOR® with CIR Realty who […]

12/7/2018 8:00:44 AM

Named after the French novelist and playwright Honore de Balzac, the tiny hamlet of Balzac, located just north of Calgary, is so small that its population doesn’t even crack double digits. However, it packs a wallop when it comes to commercial development. In fact, no one actually lives in the hamlet of Balzac, but the […]

12/7/2018 8:00:44 AM

Gino Marghella was a young manager at the Italian Centre Shop in Edmonton when he bought his first home back in 2005. For a young adult, purchasing a home can be an experience filled with anxious moments. Marghella – who is now general manager of the Italian Centre Shop, Alberta, and manages the Calgary store […]

12/7/2018 8:00:27 AM

The holidays are just around the corner, and what better way to kick off the season then a visit to one of Calgary’s trendy, inner-city neighbourhoods to stroll through a collection of locally owned ateliers, art galleries and vintage stores. According to Calgary business improvement associations (BIAs), local shopping is expected to be popular this […]

12/7/2018 8:00:23 AM

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