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With Spring finally here, it's a great time to do some inspections and maintenance on your home before the warmer months hit us.

 

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has a great checklist and guide for homeowners on their website ...

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Fall is here again, and ensuring your weather stripping is in good order can save you money in the upcoming months, and not to mention keep your house warmer.

 

Proper weather stripping will keep drafts and moisture at bay, which can save you as much...

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September is here and it's time (whether we like it or not) to give our home some much-needed attention before colder weather and seasons approach.

 

This time of year can be the perfect time to get your home's exterior clean before colder temperatures...

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Spring is in full swing, and with warmer weather, that means time for many of us to get out of town for a much-needed vacation. Don't let the stress of keeping your home safe and secure while you're gone, deter you from leaving town. Here are 10 easy tips...

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Would you say your garage is safe and secure? When was the last time you really audited how secure your garage (and everything in it) really is?

 

Garage break-ins are nothing foreign to Calgarians, and coming up on November and the holiday season,...

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Fall is here again, and ensuring your weather stripping is in good order can save you money in the upcoming months, and not to mention keep your house warmer.

 

Proper weather stripping will keep drafts and moisture at bay, which can save you as much...

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September is here and it's time (whether we like it or not) to give our home some much-needed attention before colder weather and seasons approach.

 

This time of year can be the perfect time to get your home's exterior clean before colder temperatures...

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The City of Calgary mailed out 2014 Property Assessments on Friday, and the biggest trend we're noticing is that home values in the city are hitting levels not seen since the 2007-08 real estate boom. With the exception of the hardest flood-hit communities...

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A recent article on Style at Home, pointed out some really gret tips on how you can avoid mistakes when doing home renovations. You can read the full article online, but here's the summary:

 

Prepare: a detailed plan will not only keep you on budget,...

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Winter weather in Calgary is pretty up and down: snow and chinooks, and that results in a lot of excess moisture on and around your home. Make sure your home is protected from potential water damage by checking these three things:

 

Gutters:

Ensure...

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Buying an older home comes with a lot of pros: unique design, character, benefits of established community. But with age, comes its own set of fix-ups to keep in mind as well. If you're looking to buy a home older than a 1970 build, here's some common...

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A recent article on Brightnest outlined some of the most common home security mistakes that homeowners make. Burglary rate is high enough in Canada, without making things a little easier for thieves. Here's the top 7 home security mistakes they outline...

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This time of year can be the perfect time to get your home's exterior clean before colder temperatures hit in the coming months (you probably won't get the chance again for several months). Here's some easy tips on how to pressure wash your home:

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So you're thinking of selling your home? There are some questions to ask that you may not even have thought of yet. Answering these questions will help you decide when to sell, and how much to list for (along with the help of your REALTOR of course). Here's...

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Information from the Alberta Government released earlier this week, should give Albertans affected by the flooding a better idea about funding they'll receive.

The funding is based on the cost of construction per square foot, and according to the government,...

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With homes and communities still in recovery mode following the floods, issues of mould in the home are coming to the forefront. After doing some digging on the Health Canada website, I thought I'd post some of the answers to common questions about mould....

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Our province some of the worst flooding it has ever seen this summer, and the Alberta government has announced some new guidelines for homeowners and home builders. Effective this Fall, new legislation will prevent the development of communities in flood-prone...

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With several Calgary communities facing flood damage now, many questions have risen regarding what the real estate market will do. CREB recently answered some of these questions in a press release.

 

The short-term affect on the resale housing market?...

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Calgarians have really banded together over the last couple of weeks to help out all of the businesses and people affected by the floods. But Mayor Nenshi is getting the message out that there is still lots of work to be done. While we continue to rebuild...

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What a chaotic weekend we had here in Calgary, nothing like we've ever seen before. Firstly, my thoughts are with anyone who was displaced or dealing with other troubles due to the flooding in our city. On a good note, it sounds like a large number of...

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