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Palestinian rights event deemed security risk by U of C

September 6th, 2014
 A University of Calgary Palestinian rights group wasn’t allowed to hold a speaking forum on campus after security officials deemed it a risk.

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 Van ...

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 sh ...

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 d ...

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 fl ...

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 doin ...

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 ...

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 t ...

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.

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.

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 licens ...

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

ALBERTA REAL ESTATE CRYSTAL BALL

March 30th, 2011
Don R. Campbell from the Real Estate Investment Network has unique insight into the market because he looks from a foundation perspective and has no emotional attachment to home sales in any given Canadian City or Town.. Here's a superb look into the future of the Alberta Market. In a nutshell, Buyers, what are you waiting for!!!!!!!!

http://www.donrcampbell.com/this-past-weekend-changed-my-th ...

2010 PUMPKIN DAY

October 24th, 2010
THANKS to everyone who supported this years Pumpkin Giveaway event in support of the Cochrane Activettes Food Bank. We love putting it on and are already working on some great things for next year. 

2010 PUMPKIN DAY GALLERY 

GREAT MESSAGE

October 14th, 2010

I re-connected with Greg Williamson, the founder of Canada Mortgage Direct and 180 Degree Coaching. Check him out at GregWilliamson.ca. Timing is everything! Greg's latest blog sends a powerful message, thought you would enjoy.

 

HIGHWAY 1A CONSTRUCTION

October 14th, 2010

Lot's of work started at the top of the Cochrane Hill on the 1A Highway. Looks like the twinning project has started??

COCHRANE PHOTOS

October 7th, 2010

Here are some random views of Cochrane in September...

COCHRANE SEPTEMBER PICS 

COCHRANE MAP

May 4th, 2010
One of my fellow REALTORS® John Thompson does a terrific Cochrane Map every year. Here is a link to the on line version.

COCHRANE MAP

 

NEW MOBILE SITE

April 30th, 2010
We are very proud to announce that our mobile site is up and running and superb! Full details to come in a video blog... here's a sneak peek. 

Mobile Site 

 Thanks to deBruyn Design for their terrific innovation and hard work! 

 Go to www.MorrisReynar.com on your mobile device. iPhone users tap the + sign to drop the site on your home screen.
 

Sociable!

January 22nd, 2010

The launch of Steve Jagger and Shane Gibson's book on Social Media, Sociable! is out. I have previewed, and loved, the first chapter and have just ordered the full copy. I encourage you to preview the first chapter here. I'm sure you will be compelled to read further as I did. Steve Jagger of Ubertor.com , Reachd.com and outsourcingthingsdone.com fame has had a profound impact on my business ...

Positive News on RE Market

November 11th, 2009

Nice to see a positive news story about the Calgary Real Estate market today on CFCN.

http://watch.ctv.ca/news/clip234378#clip234378




 

Home Inspection Law Suit

November 11th, 2009

Very interesting ruling in BC regarding a Home Inspection. This will no doubt change things for consumers, Realtors and Home Inspectors.

November 11, 2009

Home inspector must pay $192,000

By CBC News

The B.C. Supreme Court has ordered a home inspector to pay nearly $200,000 in compensation to a North Vancouver couple for a faulty home inspection he performed.

The B.C. Supreme Court ...

Competition Bureau - Articles

November 3rd, 2009

Here are the latest articles from the Local and National Papers on the ruling from the Federal Competition Bureau against the Canadian Real Estate Association.

New Article on the 4th. Again the focus is on Realtor Commission which is again off the mark. If discount brokerages could survive, there would be lots of them. There is nothing preventing a discounter from working in the current system ...

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