Real Estate Blog

Market Collective (Dec. 7 – 16)
This year is the 10-year anniversary of the market and there is reason to celebrate with all the wonderful things on sale.

She [Empowers] Christmas Market (Dec. 14 – 16)
A all female-entrepreneur market with speciality items from vegan cheese to handmade beauty products.

Hark the Glad Sound (Dec. 16)
The beautiful choir comes together for traditional Christmas songs. 

Free Public Skating (Dec. 26, 1 – 2:15 pm)
Bring your own skates and helmets at these select arenas
Stew Hendry / Henry Viney Arenas
Ernie Starr Arena
Shouldice Arena
Murray Copot Arena
Frank McCool Arena
Rose Kohn / Jimmie Condon Arenas
Optimist / George Blundun Arenas
Stu Peppard Arena

Calgary’s Zoo’s Zoolights (until Jan 5)
Watch dozens of light displays and

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Upgrading your home is a significant, often life changing decision so it’s natural for sellers to wonder when’s the best time to make such a monumental move.

If you are upgrading homes — selling and buying — waiting means the price of home you are trying to sell also drops.

Buying and selling simultaneously means that you’ll still be ahead of the game because the price reduction on the new house is likely to be greater than the loss on the old home, if the new home is worth more — that’s just a simple math in terms of percentages.

Example of 10 per cent down market

$300,000 current home: Down 10 per cent of $30,000 would make it now $270,000

$500,000 future home: Down 10 per cent of $50,000 would make it now $450,000

$50,000 -

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Before we move on to decorating for the holidays, let's continue on the fall home décor theme. Our photo gallery features some creative and unique door wreaths ideas you can use to beautify your home this fall.

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Femme Wave (Nov. 15 – 18)
A much-loved, multi-disciplinary feminist festival with music, art, film, comedy and more that has everything from performances to workshops.

Art Market Art & Craft Sale (Nov. 15 – 18)
Join one of the biggest arts and crafts sale in the city with around 200 artisans selling anything from jigsaw puzzles to pajamas.

Banff Christmas Market (Nov. 22 – 25)
This European-style market make the perfect weekend get-away to take in the mountain scenery and get some gift shopping done.

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Creative solutions for accommodation are always popular — and who’s not on the lookout for a good property investment. One of the most attractive options right now are secondary suites because of the flexible options they present.

Secondary suites are self-contained units that are detached from the main residency — such as a backyard unit, a laneway house, a basement suite or an above-garage unit.

Secondary suites are gaining acceptance across the country and laws are slowly catching up to reflect this new reality.

In Calgary, for example, there were just over 400 registered secondary suites in the fall of 2015. By the fall of 2018, that number had jumped more than double to 1077 suites.

Now is an opportune moment to jump on the bandwagon

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No matter how large your home, extra storage space is always a blessing.

Sometimes, it’s just as simple as adding some cabinets but other times, solutions need to be a bit more creative.

Here are some ideas to spruce up your storage space this fall:

Entrance way

Storage chests act as a tasteful piece of furniture where you can place flowers or other decorative items while still hiding away bulky items.

Mudroom benches serve the double purpose of providing a space to sit as you pull on your shoes and also a place to dump scarves, mitts, hats and other items of easily tossed off clothing.

Coat racks are a must — they make all the difference when it comes to walking in the door and immediately have a place to put your jacket — and take

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