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It’s the biggest investment we are ever likely to make, yet too often buying and selling a home comes with a bunch of misconceptions about making the most of that investment. Len T. Wong, broker/owner of RE/MAX Len T. Wong and Associates, chalks these misconceptions up to a lack of information, rather than any fundamental […]

12/15/2017 8:00:47 AM

Redeveloped Prairie Winds Park is a vital community hub in northeast Calgary Wander into Prairie Winds Park in northeast Calgary any summer day and you’ll see children enjoying the wading pool, families playing cricket or having a picnic, and people on the tennis courts. In the winter, people are out tobogganing, skating and enjoying the […]

12/15/2017 8:00:45 AM

Calgary’s Genesis Centre earns its name The word genesis means a beginning or origin. When it comes to this definition, the Genesis Centre in northeast Calgary was aptly named. Opened in January of 2012, the centre filled a longstanding void in sport, recreation, wellness and cultural services for residents. In addition to the full complement […]

12/15/2017 8:00:30 AM

Calgary’s new northeast offers exciting opportunities and value for homebuyers “A full, master-planned community destination.” That’s how Mattamy Homes vice-president of sales and marketing Warren Saunders describes Calgary’s expanding – and evolving – northeast quadrant. “That means choice for homebuyers,” he said, noting that wasn’t always the case in decades past. In the “new northeast,” […]

12/15/2017 8:00:28 AM

Time spent saving paid off in the form of a new Savanna duplex for Amandeep Khaira Amandeep Khaira loves her five-year-old daughter Jannat with all her heart. So providing her with a safe and cozy home was at the top of the priority list when the 32-year-old, single mom moved to Canada from India three […]

12/15/2017 8:00:11 AM

Saddle Ridge, Martindale and Taradale are leading the way in Calgary’s new northeast Calgary’s “new northeast” has recently captured the spotlight, as several new communities within established communities are being unveiled – giving house hunters a refreshing taste of new home designs, in addition to the bevy of resale product that already exists in the […]

12/15/2017 8:00:10 AM

Plant-friendly solutions for icy walkways and homegrown winter refreshments Slippery When Wet It’s nothing to brag about, but after months of false starts and delays, we finally got our new sidewalk poured this fall. It is so pretty, but it does get slippery when snow melts and water freezes. So off to the store I […]

12/8/2017 8:00:56 AM

Calgary homebuilders adapt in the face of adversity There’s no question that demand in the Calgary housing market eased following the collapse of oil prices in late 2014. The impact of that global event sent shockwaves through the local economy, as thousands of people lost their jobs through two brutal years of recession in 2015 […]

12/8/2017 8:00:56 AM

New HQ or not, e-commerce giant’s impact is already being felt Let’s call it the “Amazon effect”: the cascading economic stimulation that comes from one of the world’s largest corporations taking up residence in your market. It is an effect already being felt in the Calgary region after the announcement that the e-commerce giant will […]

12/8/2017 8:00:44 AM

Hub living is the name of the game when it comes to new-neighbourhood design in northwest Calgary When discussing the current trend of building Calgary residential communities around “hubs” (also known as “activity centres” or “nodes”), the phrase “back to the future” seems apt. “It’s about concentrating uses and activities in one area … It’s […]

12/8/2017 8:00:38 AM