Well the weather has been a little crazy here in Calgary which is similar to the real estate market as things have not slowed down. Hope everyone’s trees are doing okay as it has been so sad to see all the damage the snow did and if you have any questions about who is responsible for tree removal please see http://www.calgary.ca/General/Pages/Tree-Cleanup-FAQ.aspx
Thank you to those who have been referring my name to their friends, family and neighbours as my phone has been ringing with people getting ready to list and getting prepared for 2015. I really appreciate the support and know I will do my best to earn their business.
I also got to stage and help design a few homes this month for clients which is a nice break from my every day. It is rewarding to get a phone call when clients are happy with the design and staging ideas I pass along. Are you stuck with a design dilemma or need help picking out the right tile or paint? Give me a shout as I am celebrating 9 years with my company, First Glance Home Staging.
Hoping all of you get time to enjoy this summer weather while we still have it.
Condominium sales set a new record for August activity
Sales activity improves for condominium product, while declining in the single-family sectorCalgary, September 2, 2014 – Strong gains in Calgary’s condominium apartment and townhouse sectors sparked a 3.4 per cent year-over-year growth in residential resale housing sales activity for August. Read more »
First-time buyers fuelling housing market in Calgary
CALGARY - First-time homebuyers have accounted for roughly half of home sales in recent years and continue to be a strong part of the Canadian housing market, according to a new report.
The report from the Altus Group said that on average first-time buyers purchase homes that are below the overall average selling price - about 10 per cent less for purchases between 2009-2013 in Calgary and for Canada on a whole. Read more »
Hi-tech home security ensures peace of mind
Technology has changed the home security business to the benefit of homeowners.
According to Patrice De Luca, vice-president of marketing and customer care for Reliance Protectron Security Services, the latest advancements in home security systems are leaving homeowners with a greater sense of peace of mind that their home is being protected while they’re away. Read more »
Home too stinky to sell?
Like most people, I am an animal lover, but just not when I am helping clients buy and sell houses. The reason for this selective affection for our domesticated four-legged friends is simple — pets stink and potential buyers don’t want to purchase stinky houses. Read more »
Cork flooring delivers on eco-chic style and comfort
(NC) There was a time when homeowners were forced to choose between beauty, function and responsible sourcing. Not so now, according to famed architect and designer, Vern Yip. As a long-time champion of sustainable design, the HGTV star is constantly looking for eco-friendly materials with a fashion-forward appeal that can adapt to any aesthetic. Read more »
Let a Hundred McMansions Bloom
In the Dianshan Lake region, less than 40 miles west of central Shanghai, the appetite for speculative real estate has driven developers into China’s most fertile land, the Yangtze Delta. Only about half of the luxury villas like those on the following pages, which can be as big as 6,300 square feet and sell for as much as $1.5 million, are occupied — mostly as second homes. The rest sit empty, as the housing sector staggers under a surplus. The photographer George Steinmetz, who visited the area last fall, describes the transition as converting “rice farms to high-end McMansions.” As that process plays out, the country’s domestic rice consumption is setto soon outpace rice production. Read more »
5 ways to feel truly grateful this Thanksgiving
Take a look at these five ways to grow gratitude this Thanksgiving: Read more »
Aug 21 - Nov 23 Body Soul & Spirit Expo
Sep 18 - 28 Calgary International Film Festival
Sep 20 - 27 4th Annual Calgary International Flamenco Festival
Sep 26 17th Annual SOHO|SME Business Expo
Sep 26 Free Calgary Block Party - Alberta Culture Days 2014
Sep 26 - 27 Oktoberfest
Sep 27 - 28 Railway Days at Heritage Park Historical Village
Sep 27 - 28 Doors Open YYC 2014
Sep 27 Culture Fest 2014
Sep 27 Symons Valley Ranch Etsy Made in Canada Calgary marketplace
Sep 27 The ReVITALizing Women Conference
Sep 28 REAP's 5th Annual Food For Thought
Sep 29 - Oct 4 YYComedy Festival
Sep 30 - May 26/15 Sketch Comedy Calgary
Oct 3 - 5 The New Earth Expo
Oct 4 Zombie Evasion
Oct 4 Bow's Birthday Bash
Oct 5 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure
Oct 5 - 6 Allied Beauty Show
Oct 7 - Nov 2 Screamfest
Oct 8 Total Lunar Eclipse
Oct 10 - 11 Disney’s Fantasia: Live in Concert
Oct 13 Thanksgiving Day
Oct 17 - 18 Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival
Oct 17 - 19 Tattoo & Arts Festival
Oct 23 - 26 Ghouls' Night Out
Oct 25 - 26 Monster Mash-Up 2014
Oct 26 Mommylicious Trade Fair
Oct 29 - 30 Boo at the Zoo sleepover!
Oct 29 - 31 Ghosts and Gourmet
Oct 31 Happy Hallowe'en!!!
Nov 2 DST Ends (1 hour back)
Other Hallowe'en events