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Calgary Housing Market

May 29th, 2013

Calgary housing market sales growth best in Canada MLS transactions rise 20.2% in January

Calgary Housing Market

Realtor Sydney Suchla with Century 21 Bamber Realty Ltd. in Calgary. Photograph by: Leah Hennel , Calgary Herald


CALGARY — While Canadian home sales dipped in January, particularly in major centres like Toronto and Vancouver, Calgary’s ...

Calgary Condo Market

March 15th, 2013

Calgary condo market heats up

Written by  Jemima Codrington

Calgary Condo 

While condo booms in Toronto and Vancouver are winding down, other cities are arriving fashionably late to the party.

New number may dismiss the idea that the country’s condo market is in dire straits, revealing sales of new condos in Calgary have reached their highest level in six years.

A report released by AltusGroup shows ...

Fraud

February 7th, 2013

Don’t let yourself
be the fraud man out

Mike Holmes | Dec 17, 2012 8:00 AM ET
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Mike Homes 

 

You would think that after 10 years of me showing case after case of bad contractors that there wouldn’t be so many of them out there. But there are. And they’re still taking homeowners’ money and running.

People are always telling me, “Mike, why don’t you go aft ...

Wine Cellars

November 21st, 2012

Fellers and their cellars: Toasting a trend
 Kelvin Browne | Aug 29, 2012 8:00 AM ET | Last Updated: Aug 27, 2012 12:57 PM ET

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Wine Cellar 

I like wine cellars even more than I like wine, which is saying something. I used to have one in the basement of an 1870s stone house. This fantasy cellar had the ancient stone walls of the home’s original foundation, new rough-hewn granite ...

Finding Your Architect

November 16th, 2012

Dream House Diaries: Finding the architect

Abigail Pugh, Special to National Post | Jul 24, 2012 1:00 PM ET | Last Updated: Jul 23, 2012 4:28 PM ET
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Blue Print 1

The architect’s job is to meet needs both etherial (‘I want to feel as though I’m waking up in a treehouse’) and pragmatic (‘I want to cut my heating bills in half’). And his or her dark duty, key to doing th ...

Safe Room in a Condo?

November 16th, 2012

Condo safe room for tightest quarters

Frank Fourchalk, Special to National Post | Jul 26, 2012 3:39 PM ET | Last Updated: Jul 27, 2012 11:49 AM ET
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Safe


Condo-security expert Frank Fourchalk shares his tips weekly. “Just because you live in a high- rise doesn’t mean you don’t need a safe room. This fortified room doubles as a safe holding area in the even ...

Modern/Country=Oxymoron? Not in This House!

October 19th, 2012
A country home like you've never seen before! Take a tour of this beautiful and modern country home, designed by Toronto architect Ian MacDonald.

Ian Macdonald


A peek at architect Ian MacDonald's Caledon craft - The Globe and Mail www.city-blast.com A peek at architect Ian MacDonald's Caledon craft

Make the Most of the Space You've Got!

October 19th, 2012
Are you living the loft lifestyle? Take a look at this great episode for tips on elongating rooms, how to personalize with thrifty finds, and more! http://houseandhome.com/tv/episode/modern-montreal-loft-thrift-finds www.city-blast.com

The Cost of a 9cm Error

October 19th, 2012
Why are precise property measurements important? Learn how 9 cm has turned one couple's dream home into a nightmare. 9 cm error turns dream home into nightmare for couple - Yahoo! News Canada www.city-blast.com A town council in eastern Newfoundland says Steven Boyd and Karen Bursey built their house too close to their neighbour's property — a nine-centimetre mistake that will cost $25,000 to ...

Time to Accessorize!

October 1st, 2012
If you love incorporating shimmering gold and silver accessories into your outfits, why not try incorporating metallic pieces into your home? Take a look at these enchanting examples.
Precious Metals: Rooms with Gleaming Decor - Silver Table - ELLE DECOR
www.city-blast.com
Revisit some of your favorite ELLE DECOR rooms as we break them down by room and theme. It's a great way to find th ...

5 Ways to Reign in Your Insurance Costs

September 28th, 2012

http://www.moneyville.ca/blog/post/1225303--5-ways-to-rein-in-your-insurance-costs

Did you know that having the right number of properly installed smoke detectors can lower premiums on your home insurance? Here are 5 ways to rein in your insurance costs.

251148 TOWER RIDGE ESTATES, Cochrane, AB

April 20th, 2012

I just sold this Residential Detached Single Family at 251148 TOWER RIDGE ESTATES, Cochrane, AB .

View this recently sold Residential Detached Single Family or see all my home sales

418 RIVER HEIGHTS DR, Cochrane, AB

April 17th, 2012

I just finished uploading this Residential Detached Single Family for sale, 418 RIVER HEIGHTS DR, Cochrane, AB

Welcome to another gorgeous Nu Vista home! This stunning 2 storey is what you've been looking for! Experience the warm & welcoming atmosphere the moment you enter. Inside, the main floor offers beautiful hardwood flooring, a large living room with gas fireplace and fantastic breakfas ...

251148 TOWER RIDGE ESTATES, Cochrane, AB

April 16th, 2012

I just finished uploading this Residential Detached Single Family for sale, 251148 TOWER RIDGE ESTATES, Cochrane, AB

ATTENTION ANIMAL OWNERS & LOVERS. Welcome to 251148 Tower Ridge Estates. King Smith built Country Bungalow with Extraordinary Mountain Views to the West & Amazing City Views East. Sitting on top of the ridge you can see for miles. 4ac lot with 2ac pasture and 2ac well-manicured ...

301 45077 GEORGE FOX TR, Cochrane, AB

April 16th, 2012

I just finished uploading this Lowrise Apartment for sale, 301 45077 GEORGE FOX TR, Cochrane, AB

PLUS 45 BUILDING. This unit is an END UNIT facing EAST. It is on the THIRD FLOOR. Plus this is the ONLY unit in the building that has CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING. Two bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms plus den. Comes with Hardwood, granite. Amenities for building include: Gym, full kitchen with seating for ...

109 ROYAL RIDGE MT NW, Calgary, AB

April 12th, 2012

I just finished uploading this Residential Detached Single Family for sale, 109 ROYAL RIDGE MT NW, Calgary, AB

Court ordered Foreclosure. This is a great house in an estate area of Royal Oak. Two story home with 9 foot knock down ceilings. Formal dining room and main floor den. Open concept kitchen and living room with good size deck off of the kitchen. The kitchen has lots of cupboards and l ...

111 SUNSET PL, Cochrane, AB

April 12th, 2012

I just finished uploading this Residential Detached Single Family for sale, 111 SUNSET PL, Cochrane, AB

Welcome to 111 Sunset Place, Cochrane AB. With over 1900 sq ft of living space, this home has plenty of room for everyone. The fabulous open concept kitchen includes a large center island, raised breakfast bar, and large pantry. The living room is finished off nicely with a beautiful gas fi ...

31124 BIG HILL SPRINGS ROAD, Rural Rockyview County, Alberta

April 10th, 2012

I just finished uploading this House for sale, 31124 BIG HILL SPRINGS ROAD, Rural Rockyview County, Alberta

Incredible opportunity to own 2 homes on 20 acres. The new house was built in 2011. This custom built executive bungalow features 2233 sq ft of main floor living. Kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless appliances, tall maple cabinets, stainless steel hood fan, large island and brea ...

122 GLENEAGLES Close, Cochrane, Alberta

April 10th, 2012

I just finished uploading this House for sale, 122 GLENEAGLES Close, Cochrane, Alberta

The home that feels like an acreage! 122 Gleneagles Close in Cochrane, AB, is on a huge lot - over 1000 sq.meters! With sweeping golf course & mountain views, the back yard is the perfect mix of garden, trees & open play areas. Stamped concrete patio, 9-zone underground sprinklers, composite and cedar upper ...

104 Edey CL, Cremona, AB

April 10th, 2012

I just sold this Residential Detached Single Family at 104 Edey CL, Cremona, AB .

View this recently sold Residential Detached Single Family or see all my home sales

216 SUNTERRA VW, Cochrane, AB

April 10th, 2012

I just sold this Residential Detached Single Family at 216 SUNTERRA VW, Cochrane, AB .

View this recently sold Residential Detached Single Family or see all my home sales

BOW RIDGE WALL UPDATE

May 15th, 2011
Some significant news on the ongoing Bow Ridge Wall issue. It was announced recently that the Town is finally starting legal action on the issue.

May 11, 2011
By: Enrique Massot - COCHRANE EAGLE

The Town of Cochrane has launched legal action against those deemed responsible for faulty retaining walls in the Bow Ridge subdivision.

Gabion walls built in the area that were made of rocks contai ...

HOME INSPECTOR LEGISLATION

May 15th, 2011
Some huge news out of Edmonton this week as the Province and finalized plans to licence home inspectors. This is significant move to bring home inspectors into the fabric of the Real Estate industry. Soon the days of "uncle Bob" doing the inspection to save a few bucks will be gone.



May 12, 2011
Home inspection regulation protects Alberta homebuyers

Edmonton... 
The Alberta government will ...

POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA

May 1st, 2011

Here is the power of Social Media - Twitter.. Here is the search column on TweetDeck just seconds after word started to spread that Osama bin Laden is dead. Hundreds of Tweets rolling by before President Obama spoke. Very powerful stuff that has changed the way we communicate

SPACE FLIGHT ANNIVERSARY

April 12th, 2011
Completely not real estate related... just a cool anniversary today..

See how the first human spaceflight actually occurred when the Soviet Union launched cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on Vostok 1 on April 12, 1961 in this SPACE.com infographic.

Source SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration
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