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Making sure your dream renovation doesn’t turn into a nightmare means doing some due diligence before signing on the dotted line. Many potential problems can be avoided by simply choosing the right contractor to tackle your renovation project, says Danny Ritchie, president and co-owner of Ultimate Homes & Renovations. “People need to do their homework […]

1/11/2019 8:00:56 AM

As the calendar turns over, people are revving up to refine and refresh their lives and lodgings, and what better way to do just that than a home makeover? “There’s a comfort behind staying in your home for as long as possible and I feel like that is the route many homeowners are taking, especially […]

1/11/2019 8:00:48 AM

Lighter snow than normal in December has gardeners in Calgary wondering about watering their trees and perennial beds this month. I remember wearing shorts on the deck in December in the ’90s, so this is not the first time we’ve had warm weather at this time of year. But dry winters are rare, so let’s […]

1/11/2019 8:00:37 AM

Renovations are often a serious consideration for homeowners planning to sell. Nick Lima, a Calgary REALTOR® who specializes in marketing renovated homes and those in need of renovations, says reaching out to the right experienced professional should be the first step. “There’s always something that can be done to improve the marketability or value of […]

1/11/2019 8:00:37 AM

Fringing the Bow River Valley with stunning views of the Rockies, the neighbouring northwest communities of Scenic Acres and Silver Springs offer a connected lifestyle in an established area. “Once people move here, they don’t want to leave,” said Ruth Sorrentino, general manager of the Scenic Acres Community Association. Sorrentino has lived in the community […]

1/11/2019 8:00:34 AM

As oversupply continues in Calgary’s housing market, December prices eased by one per cent compared to last month and are over three per cent below last December. “Persistent weakness in the job market and changes in the lending market impacted sales activity in the resale market this year,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. “This […]

1/11/2019 8:00:24 AM

Renovation expert and HGTV superstar Bryan Baeumler has fond memories of his first home, a small, 50-year-old bungalow that he purchased and renovated with his wife, Sarah, who is an interior designer. She has co-starred with him on several hit TV series, including House of Bryan, Bryan Inc. and now Island of Bryan. The couple’s […]

1/11/2019 8:00:11 AM

Some tasks, like open heart surgery, don’t scream “do it yourself.” Fortunately, there are many home renovation projects that are perfectly suited to a hands-on approach. 1. Fashion faucets “Replacing kitchen or bathroom faucets is something you can do in an afternoon,” said Mike Renaud, store manager for the Home Depot in southeast Calgary. “It’s […]

1/11/2019 8:00:11 AM

Some of the city’s housing market experts share their thoughts on Calgary real estate in 2018 and what might lie ahead. Alan Tennant – CREB® CEO “In 2019, the real estate market in Calgary and area will continue as it has for a few years now – as a longer than expected, predictable prairie road. […]

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