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Selling or Purchasing a Home by Auction

There are alternative ways to buy and sell a property aside from the traditional channels of searching real estate listings and working with real estate agents.  You can also buy and sell a property at auction on your own or with your agent.  This approach is ...
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Mindful Practices

This year we are working towards ’mindful’ experiences.  What does mindful mean?“conscious or aware of something or focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, especially as part of a therapeutic or meditative technique”It seems that every m...
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Calgary’s Chinatown

Calgary’s City Hall is hoping to revitalise Chinatown for its residents, business owners and visitors.  The current pandemic has affected businesses everywhere and the foot traffic has declined in communities such as Chinatown. Many have pivoted to maintain operations ...
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Pantone Colour of the Year

The Pantone colour of the year for 2022 is called Very Peri which is a red-infused violet blue.  This color, Pantone 17-3938, is a blend of both blue and red.  A couple notable references to this color – this colour is that same as Monica and Rachel&rsqu...
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Condominium Ownership 101

When you purchase a condominium, it is important to review condominium documents including the corporation’s bylaws, the reserve fund study and plan, the rules & regulations, and the budget, at a minimum.  A condominium is a multi-unit property that is divided into...
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Inflation in Rental Real Estate November 2021

Economists refer to inflation as a sustain increase in prices for goods and services, which include real estate prices, rent, salaries as examples.   As inflation rises, the cost of everything goes up including real estate and rents.  Keep in mind the following:  V...
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Discover Calgary (Summer Edition)

Calgary is a beautiful city situated on the periphery of the Rockies at the confluence of the Bow River and Elbow River. Known for the surrounding beauty of 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Cowboy Culture and Sporting History (ever heard of the Jamaican Bobsled Team and Eddie the E...
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Managing Moving Madness

Did you know that the average person in North America moves house 12 times in their life-time? Life Expectancy in Canada is close to 83 years, which means we move approximately every 7 years… I personally find this stat a bit underwhelming given that I am approaching ...
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What a Pretty Picture

Measure twice, stick a hole in the wall once. Wise words when it comes to hanging art and decor in your home. Anybody can stick a nail in the wall and hang a picture on it, but in there lies the challenge to arrange these objects in a pleasing way and cause the least amount of de...
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Oyster Shell

Oyster scale is considered a pest in Calgary; it has the appearance of small clusters of oyster-shaped shells that cover bark on plants, shrubs and trees. This pest reproduces once per year, with the egg hatch occurring in early to mid June over an approximate ten-day period...