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Kitchen Renovations Are a Sure Way to Impress Buyers

Considered the main focal point in a house, the kitchen gets the most traffic in a day. It serves as the hub of a home where people converge and spend more time together. Today, the modern kitchen serves many functions other than meal preparation.

Why a Beautiful Kitchen Makes a Difference in Selling Your Calgary HouseA modern kitchen always leaves a better impression with potential buyers since it is such an important part of a home's living space. For newly built homes, it is essential that the kitchen design incorporates an open concept as well as a contemporary look. Today's buyer expects a Calgary kitchen to set the standard for the feel of the home when they are out comparing houses in Calgary.

Here are some reasons why a full functioning modern kitchen is…
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Study Reveals Why Immigrating to Canada so Desirable

Canada regained the top spot in this year’s World’s Most Reputable Countries - an annual ranking of countries by the Reputation Institute, the world’s leading reputation-based research advisory firm based in Boston and Copenhagen.

Canada Voted as the Most Reputable Country in the WorldBoosted by its people’s “friendly and welcoming” attitude, Canada was voted as the most reputable country in the world in 2015. This is the fourth year that Canada occupied the top spot in six years, since the survey was first introduced by the Reputation Institute.

The survey was conducted on 48,000 respondents from the G8 countries. Some additional 30,000 respondents from big non-G8 countries were also surveyed. The following categories were used by the Reputation…
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Great Moving Tips to Use When Your Calgary Home Has SOLD!

After selling your Calgary home, you may be eager to move into your new home but at the same time feel pressured with the amount of work that lies ahead. Moving doesn’t have to be that stressful. You can actually enjoy packing and moving if you plan ahead and get organized.

Moving Tips - Useful Moving Tips Once Your Calgary Home SellsHere are a few useful moving tips to help you with moving day once you sell your Calgary home:

Prepare your timetable and budget.

Before your scheduled moving day, prepare a timetable to help you start packing and help you with a smooth transition into your new home. Your Calgary Realtor® can help give you some moving tips after the successful sale of your Calgary house. Focus on your budget and the number of people…
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Calgary Census Confirms Continued Population Growth

The recently released 2015 City of Calgary census report revealed the population increased 2.99% to 1,230,915 this year from last year’s 1,195,194, adding 35,721 more Calgarians. It marked another year of robust growth for the city, making it attractive for those planning to relocate. Covering the period from April 2014 to April 2015, the Calgary census results are used for the city's strategic planning.

Growing New Calgary Communities

2015 City of Calgary Census - Population Growth Benefits New Calgary Communities

Leading the population growth of all the Calgary communities was the northwest Calgary community of Evanston, with an increase of 2,853 this year. Please visit Evanston Homes for Sale to browse real estate listing and read more about what this community…
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Looking for a Job?  Consider These Best Places to Work In Calgary

A significant part of Calgary's growth is fuelled by sprouting big companies and top caliber employers who have invested in and are offering careers in Calgary. Calgary offers many lifestyle choices and is a great place to relocate for those who plan to be employed in Calgary by any of its top competitive companies.

 Best Companies to Work For in CalgaryThe global HR consulting firm, Aon Hewitt, compiled the latest list of Canada's 50 best employers from an annual survey on the best companies to work for in Canada. The survey delved into employees' views on areas like manager effectiveness, leadership excellence, career development, recognition and supporting productivity. In its most recent list of 50 best employers in…
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Is the Calgary Real Estate Market Affecting Your Home Sale?

From time to time homeowners may find that after a few months, their Calgary house has not sold, especially in today’s competitive market. It may be time to look at a few factors that might be affecting the sale.

Why Your Calgary Home May Take Longer to SellBesides the asking price, the time of the year when your Calgary home is listed could affect the sale. If it’s been on the Calgary real estate market through the summer, then fall and now into winter, it may be a good time to temporarily take it off the market. The festive season is a very difficult time of year to sell since most potential buyers are not looking to buy a house at this time or the year - they want to enjoy special time with their families. If this is the case and…
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The Most Expensive Home for Sale in Aspen Woods, Calgary

Canadian professional golfer Stephen Ames recently listed his stunning Calgary luxury home for sale at almost $8 million. As a professional golfer on the PGA (Professional Golfers' Association) Tour, Trinidadian born Ames has earned nearly $20 million since he became a pro golfer in 1987. He was ranked #19 in the world in 2004 and #27 in 2008 and was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in August 2014. Together with previous MP Jim Prentice, Ames would co-host an annual golf tournament for kids. He also owns Vintage Chophouse, a popular steakhouse in downtown Calgary.

Golfer Stephen Ames Calgary Luxury Home for Sale in Aspen Woods

It was in 2008 that Stephen and his wife, Jodi, started building their Calgary dream home in sought after

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Knowing What to Look For in a Calgary Realtor® Can Help You Sell Your Home Easier

If you are a first time Calgary home buyer or haven’t sold a Calgary house for quite some time, you’re going to want to find a qualified Calgary Realtor® who is trained to sell Calgary homes like yours in a timely manner at the price you need.  

Remember that selling is much different than buying.

Choosing a Calgary Realtor® to Sell Your HomeAlthough most Calgary Realtors® are trained to help both buyers and sellers, there are Calgary real estate agents who excel in the art of finding the right house for the right buyer.

When you’re looking for the right Calgary Realtor® don’t pick the first agent you meet or someone just because you saw their name on a sign. Do some research and enquiries on the best

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On July 31, 2015 CREB® will release it's annual Economic Outlook & Regional Housing Mid-Year Forecast, focusing on the Calgary housing market, the economy, real estate trends and Calgary house prices.

 CREB to Release 2015 Mid-Year Calgary Housing Market Forecast

The past six months have tested the strength and resiliency of the Calgary real estate market with sales dropping 22% to 32% or more from the same month in 2014, depending on the price category and Calgary neighbourhood. Calgary house prices have remained relatively stable for most price categories, especially for Calgary communities that have resale home prices close to the median price or Benchmark Price.

CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie and president Corinne Lyall will contribute to this mid-year Calgary housing market forecast with…
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Modern Bearspaw Calgary Luxury Home Defines Inspirational Country Living

Set amongst the beautiful natural countryside in Bearspaw Calgary, this incredible luxury home for sale offers stunning unobstructed mountain views, two acres of superbly landscaped grounds and a masterpiece of contemporary living. 

149 Bearspaw Meadows Way, Calgary  Luxury Homes & Bearspaw Real EstateThis majestic two-storey luxury home with a walk-out lower level is wrapped in glass and boasts contemporary architecture that blends the beauty and colours of the prairies with the strength and majesty of the mountains. 

Offering 6,204 sq. ft. of impressive living space on three levels with five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and six fireplaces, this stunning piece of Bearspaw real estate showcases high-end finishings, impeccable attention to

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