By: Deven Folkins

How to Avoid Choosing The Wrong Door

Tags: Real Estate, Calgary Real Estate, YYC, Calgary, Value, Listing, Pricing your Home, Home, House, Article, Do it Yourself, Improvements

Not all exterior doors are equal. Here are the pros, cons, and costs of different types. Good looks and value — what’s not to love? Not only does replacing your front entry door kick up your curb appeal, it’s a solid investment with a decent payback. According to the “Remodeling Impact Report” from the National Association of REALTORS®, a new steel ent...Read More

By: Deven Folkins

CALGARY!

Tags: #calgary, #yyc, #calgarytower, photography, #nightlite, #Tourismcalgary

      Tourism Calgary   October 14 at 8:00 PM ·  The ultimate night light to help you have sweet dreams and start the week off right. Goodnight, Calgary! ?? ana_shahnovich on IG | #capturecalgary   ...Read More

By: Deven Folkins

5 Surprising (and Useful) Ways to Save for a Down Payment!

Tags: Real Estate, Calgary Real Estate, First Time Home Buyers, Downpayment, saving, tips, Home, House, Article

One of the biggest misconceptions of home buying? The 20% down payment. Here’s how to buy with a lot less down. Buying your first home conjures up all kinds of warm and fuzzy emotions: pride, joy, contentment. But before you get to the good stuff, you’ve got to cobble together a down payment, a daunting sum if you follow the textbook advice to squirrel away 20% of a home’s cost....Read More

By: Deven Folkins

FINAL FALL GARDEN WORK SIMPLIFIED

Tags: garden, gardening, homes, houses, real estate, Calgary, CREB, blog, article,

Article by Donna Balzar - October 5, 2018  When plants blacken and turn to mush with overnight frost, it seems like the whole gardening game is over for another year. Well, not so fast. If you work in your garden, you benefit from positive vibes and lower blood pressure, and scientists say we relax at just the smell of evergreen trees in our parks and yards. So let’s stretch the season...Read More

By: Deven Folkins

6 Tasks That Every Smart Homeowner Does in October

Tags: home maintenance, seasonal tasks, houses, real estate, Calgary, CREB, blog, article, tips, ideas

  Why now’s the perfect time to replace appliances. The temps are starting to drop; the smell of wood smoke is in the air. Temps are more chilly than warm. That’s when veteran homeowners know it’s time to do these six things if they want to avoid grief or overspending:   #1 Buy Appliances Whisper to them. Do a rain dance. Whatever it takes to get your old applianc...Read More

By: Deven Folkins

Calgary Buyers Maintain Dominance as Sales Slip!

Tags: Calgary real estate, YYC, Buyers Market, Sales slip, houses, homes, CREB, trend, the "new normal"

by Steve Randall02 Oct 2018 Calgary continues to be a buyers’ market as home sales fell 13% in September compared to a year ago. There were 1,272 home sales last month, with the detached market leading the widespread decline according to new figures from Calgary Real Estate Board. Year-to-date sales are 20% below 10-year averages for both detached and apartment properties and 14% below fo...Read More

By: Deven Folkins

Media release: Persistent buyers’ market continues

Tags: Calgary Real Estate, real estate, YYC, housing market, economic trends, housing trends, trending, homes, houses

City of Calgary, October 1, 2018 – With no change in the economic climate, Calgary's sales activity totaled 1,272 units in September, a 13 per cent decline over the previous year and well below long-term averages. There was a pullback in sales across all product types, most notably the detached market. "Calgary's economy continues to struggle with unemploym...Read More

By: Deven Folkins

11 Tool Organizing Hacks to Make Year Work (Kinda, Sorta) Fun!

Tags: organization, home Hacks, house, garage, Yard work, re-purposing

                  Untangling the hose. Searching for the spade. Stepping on a rusty rake and getting whacked in the face like you’re in a cartoon — again. It’s not that you expect yard work to be as easy as sipping a cold hefeweizen on the patio (it is yard work, right?), but does it have to be a drag before you even...Read More

By: Deven Folkins

AUTUMN INSPIRATION

Tags: Decorating, home decor, house and home, home owner, article, advice, tricks, inspiration, trendy,design tips

Sep 21, 2018  Andrea Cox   Trendy design tips for fall with Amanda Forrest For those looking to redefine their home for fall with some curated moments of comfort, luxury and connection, look no further than the Calgary Fall Home Show where celebrity designer Amanda Forrest hits the Urban Barn Main Stage, offering tips on current design trends. “It makes us feel good...Read More

By: Deven Folkins

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Tags: buying, selling, Calgary real estate, realtors, home owners, article, Calgary, homes, houses, real estate, market

  Article written September 14, 2018 by Mario Toneguzzi in CrebNow  Housing affordability has been the talk of the nation in recent years, especially as tighter mortgage regulations and higher borrowing costs have started to impact housing markets across the country. A recent report by RBC Economic Research indicates that Calgary’s housing market isn’t out of reach ...Read More

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