February 2018

There are 4 blog entries for February 2018.

Homeowners in Calgary began receiving their 2018 property assessment notices in the mail at the beginning of the year.   By now, everyone should have received one and have a clear idea of the assessed value of their property.   This is important because this value determines the property taxes that must be paid. On average, the assessment value for residential properties in Calgary rose two percent compared to last year.

Areas in Scarboro-Sunalta West, Rosedale, Roxboro, Mount Pleasant, West Hillhurst and Rosscarrock saw the largest assessment increase. In contrast, condos on average saw a decrease.
 
You can look up different property assessments on the City of Calgary’s Assessment search tool to compare different 2018 property…
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From smart watches to smart kettles, technology is entering homes at the speed of light.

One of the biggest home technology trends for 2018 is that devices now provide many uses — just one function won’t cut it anymore.

A new voice activated mirror recently came out that changes the lighting, tells you the weather and plays music as you get ready. There’s a door alert system that not only provides lighting but also extends the home’s wifi.

Part of it is an issue of space and availability of outlets — why buy an item that only does one thing when the same sized device does many functions?

Home security is a key example of how technology in the home is taking off.

Many of the security systems on offer are fully integrated and often

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YYC Hot Chocolate Fest (Feb. 1 – 28)
Dozens of cafes and restaurants compete for the best hot chocolate in Calgary – and must be taste-tested, of course!

Eugene Onegin (Feb. 3 – 9)
Russian opera all about love in one epic masterpiece.

Northern Cree (Feb. 15)
A different Alberta artist is featured every month – this month has singing, drumming and powwow and round dances.

Block Heater (Feb. 15 – 17)
A little preview of the folk festival to come with local, national and international musicians.

Little Modern Market (Feb. 17)
Cute pop-up market in the suburbs, winter edition.

Motown The Musical (Feb. 20 – 25)
The American Dream is brought the stage in this musical production.

Engaged (Feb. 24)
Wedding show where couples have get help with everything from planning to…
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