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Calgary Real Estate Housing Market Update, March 2019 – Feeling the Chill with Oversupply

Wow – was that a Cold February … not only in temperature … but also in Real Estate Sales! The mean (or average) temperature for February was -18.7 C, making this the third-coldest February on record, according to Environment Canada climatologists. The coldest February was in 1936 when the mean temperature was -24.5 C The effects […]

7 Ways To Make The Most of Your Home Entrance

Ever feel as though something’s not quite right about your entryway? Maybe it’s hard to see your front door, or your foyer feels bland and uninviting. Whether you’ve recently moved in or have been settled for many years, here are seven ways to make the entrance to your home more enjoyable for you and your guests. 1. […]

Home Upgrades That Pay

How a couple of hands-on homeowners took a bungalow from dilapidated to delightful, using home-center finds. Beautiful Bungalow It takes a certain eye to see a smart little cottage where others see a stucco teardown. But Steve and Shauna Mullins had exactly that vision when they first saw this 875-square-foot bungalow in Hermosa Beach, California. “It was […]

Design The Perfect Laundry Room

The laundry room has finally come into its own as a bright and organized cleanup command center, whether in a tidy corner of the basement or a nook next to the kitchen. For help updating yours, check out this expert advice on everything from energy-wise machines and thrifty flooring options to the best labor-saving layout and how […]

Your February Home Checklist

February is a time of year to indulge in home comforts like cooking big-batch meals, reading in the afternoon and watching movies with the family. Here are a dozen ideas to add to your to-do list this month, from the necessary (clearing sidewalks of snow and ice, say) to the just-for-fun (treating yourself to weekly flowers). 1. […]

12 Clever Laundry Room Tips

Get inspired to tackle your laundry room with re-purposed storage tricks. Glass drink decanters are not just for backyard parties anymore! Use a beautiful drink decanter with a spout to hold your laundry detergent and fabric softener. It’s a breeze to pour bulk-sized detergent – or make your own in a few simple steps. With clear glass, […]

Smart Ideas For Built In Home Efficiency

The living room’s predominantly neutral color scheme is injected with splashes of bold color such as the citron side chair and the orange grasscloth wall covering inside the media bookcase. Metal accents with a modern edge include the minimalist curtain rods, stainless-steel coffee table base, and the aluminum ceiling-fan blades. To disguise the room’s wall-mount […]

Managing Urban Growth: A Herculean Task?

The City of Calgary economists estimate that from 2009 to 2069, Calgary will add 1.3 million people. That’s a doubling. So where will we put everyone?   Read this interesting article penned by Richard White blogger of “The Everyday Tourist” Click here to view the article

10 Intriguing Outside Holiday Entertaining Concepts

If you’re entertaining family and friends during the holidays and could use a bit more space, we’ve got easy, festive ideas on getting everyone outdoors and into the spirit of the season. You don’t have to keep the party inside! Turn your favorite outdoor space into an entertaining hot spot this holiday season.

18 Wall Decor Ideas That Are Anything But Boring

So, you recently moved into a new place, and you finally have your furniture arranged exactly how you want it. You placed your decorative accents and hung the few pieces of art you own. But every time you sit down to relax on the sofa, those big, blank walls taunt you with their unforgivable boringness. […]