Found 5 blog entries tagged as Real Estate.

By Rebecca Wissink

If you consume any amount of media you likely saw a lot of headlines about rising interest rates and the spring housing market recently. That’s because on January 26, 2022 the Bank of Canada (BoC) was announcing an interest rate decision. Most of these headlines were doom and gloom scenarios that have now disappeared given the BoC held its lending rate at 0.25%. The next scheduled date for the bank to announce a change is March 2, 2022. You can except headlines to ramp up again in the week or so prior to this announcement.

Why would the BoC change its overnight or “policy interest rate?” To meet the institution’s policy requirements to maintain inflation around 2%. In a nutshell, in response to the economic shocks of the COVID-19…

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Use It or Lose It – How are you shopping this season?

By Simon Rose

Ever since large chain stores began to appear decades ago, there’s always been talk of how these locations harm and eventually destroy small local businesses. We first saw this with the launch of department stores. Then came the advent of large grocery stores or supermarkets. People used to have to visit the butcher, the bakery, the greengrocer, and other individual stores that sold specific goods, but then things changed. Suddenly, people could buy most items all in one place, and all at the same time.

At first, the big grocery stores only sold food and a selection of things for the home, such as cleaning supplies or personal care products, but in recent decades they’ve…

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NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: Alforno First Street

By Teatro Group

Alforno First Street is the new kid on the block in Calgary’s bustling Victoria Park neighbourhood. The Teatro Group’s newest addition in the First Street Market is part of a nine vendor food hall that puts community and connection at the forefront. Located on the main floor between The Underwood and Union Square towers, the market houses Actually Pretty Good, Raw by Robyn, Friends with Benedicts, Hi 5, La Mano, Moose and Poncho, Pure Street Food and Saffron Street. Alforno’s second location brings an elevated experience to the new locale in a beautifully designed space.

Their gleaming custom-made gold bar designed by McKinley Studios draws in the eye, which then focuses on intricate…

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71 Strathridge Gardens SW Calgary in sought after Springhaven!

71 Strathridge Gardens SW Calgary

Imagine savouring panoramic mountain views each and every day. Imagine the sense of peace and tranquility you could feel living next to an expansive greenspace. Imagine the sense of pride you will have when your guests admire the luxurious space you call home. This reality can be yours with this gorgeous 5 bed, 3.5 bath home that features over 3800 SF of designer, upgraded living space. Situated in one of the original westside communities, its ideal Strathcona Park location is walking distance to the prestigious Dr. Roberta Bondar school. It's also close to several of Calgary’s best private and charter schools, in addition to numerous parks, pathways, recreation facilities and shopping…

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The lively Marda Loop area has many Calgary townhouses for sale. This elegant Calgary townhome offers a 1,280 sq. ft. of developed living space on 2 levels. It features a functional and open concept floor plan, with 9' ceilings on the main floor.

Altadore ParkThis is one of many desirable Calgary townhomes with a welcoming tiled entrance, hardwood flooring at the main level, a corner tile surround fireplace and in-floor heating on all three levels. It comes with 2 bedrooms and a den.

The upper level has 2 large bedrooms, completed by 4-piece ensuite bathrooms, with granite counter-tops, a den which is perfect for an office set-up and laundry centre.

The newly upgraded kitchen has stunning granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances, a raised eating bar…

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