canada: The Living Room - 02/28/12 05:02 PM
While we love writing about real estate, the Calgary Home Team also loves to EAT! This week, we're spotlighting one of Calgary's best spots for a relaxed late-night bite: The Living Room.  Avenue Magazine selected The Living Room as 2011's Best Place for Late Night Dining.
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canada: How to Safely Clean Up a Broken Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb - 02/27/12 02:03 PM
Have you experienced a broken compact fluorescent light bulb yet? Although it's certainly not a crisis, you should know that these bulbs require specific cleanup measures. Why? Because CFLs contain mercury, which can turn into mercury vapor if the bulb is broken. Being aware of the precautions you need to take in case a CFL breaks in your home is essential, as they've become the bulb of choice for many homeowners.
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canada: Is Now a Good Time to Buy a House? - 02/22/12 04:52 PM
One of the most frequently asked questions heard by the Calgary Home Team is whether there's a “best time” to buy a house. We'd love to be able to tell you an exact window, but opinions vary throughout Canada!
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canada: Home Maintenance: When to DIY, and When to Call a Professional - 02/15/12 09:40 PM
Why pay someone to do something you can do yourself? Because, as HouseLogic notes, sometimes doing it yourself costs more than it saves. More than 100,000 people injure themselves each year doing home improvement jobs. So add medical bills to your DIY budget, and you ending up spending the same, or more, than if you hired a pro.
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canada: The Calgary Real Estate Market is Pointing Towards Price Stability - 02/06/12 07:10 PM
Home sales in the city of Calgary are off to a slow start as buyers show continuing caution, according to figures released last week by the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB).
“Overall, the market is behaving as expected for the winter season,” says Bob Jablonski, president of CREB®.
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canada: The Costs and Options for Refacing Your Kitchen Cabinets - 01/30/12 05:51 PM
Ready to take on another kitchen project? Refacing your kitchen cabinets includes covering the exposed frames with a thin veneer of real wood or plastic laminate. Doors and drawer fronts are replaced to match or complement the new veneer. New hinges, knobs, pulls, and molding complete the transformation. With some help from HouseLogic, let's look at the pros, the cons, and the options.
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canada: It's Where the Fun Never Stops...Calgary! - 01/27/12 01:54 PM
Lively activities and events are always happening in Calgary. Dancing, dining and entertainment are regular attractions in this city known for its diverse culture and famous Western hospitality. Take a sneak peak at some of this week's events, then join in all of the fun and adventure that Calgary has to offer.
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canada: Five-Year Mortgages vs. Ten-Year Mortgages - 01/25/12 05:31 PM
If you're like a lot of Calgary home buyers, you may have questions about the differences between a five-year and a ten-year mortgage. The five-year fixed rates are looking pretty tempting these days, hovering around 3%, but if you're planning to stay in your new home for a long time, or if you're buying a rental property that you plan to hold onto, you may want to consider a ten-year term.
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canada: Tips to be a Better Recycler - 01/24/12 05:42 PM
If you do just one thing to “live green” and care for the environment, chances are it’s recycling. What a lot of folks don’t know, however, is that it takes a little know-how to be a really good recycler. That’s because improper recycling can introduce impurities that gum up the recycling works.
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canada: Don't Let Your Kitchen Make You Fat! - 01/17/12 09:06 PM
Yesterday, your Calgary Home Team (with a little help from HouseLogic) explained why your kitchen may be a contributor to weight problems. Today, we've got some tips for remodeling (or just tweaking things) to improve your odds for overcoming the kitchen-weight-gain blues. So if your kitchen is tempting you to overeat, bite the calorie-free bullet and plan a remodel, keeping these strategies in mind.
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canada: Could Your Kitchen Be Making You Fat? - 01/16/12 06:55 PM
If you're anything like the Calgary Home Team, when it comes to gaining weight, we blame our genes, our metabolism, and wrong foods that taste so right. But HouseLogic says that maybe our kitchens are to blame. Today we're looking at the reasons this may be possible; tomorrow we'll provide some tips for remodeling or just tweaking things to improve your odds for overcoming the kitchen-weight-gain blues.
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canada: How to Make Your New Year's Resolution to Get Out of Debt a Success - 01/12/12 08:41 PM
A lot of people make a resolution to get out of debt at the new year. Well, we agree with HouseLogic that you can succeed in making this resolution a reality – at least as far as your house is concerned!
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canada: Hints to Keep Your Calgary Lawn Looking Alive Through the Winter - 01/11/12 07:28 PM
Your winter gardens doesn't have to be a wasteland of dead plants and snow drifts. A little advance planning will give your yard curb appeal, even during the coldest months of the year. Just follow these ideas from HouseLogic, and your yard will present a lovely display year round.
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canada: Here's Your Recap: Calgary 2011 Residential Real Estate Summary - 01/10/12 09:46 PM
According to figures released last week by the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB®), Calgary residential real estate sales in 2011 increased eight per cent over the previous year, with 18,568 sales for 2011 compared to 17,267 in 2010.
Recovering from tepid sales activity in the first half of 2011, improvements in employment and migration resulted in a pickup in housing demand in the second half of the year. By the end of June 2011, year-to-date sales activity had only increased by two per cent compared to the second half of the year, where residential sales improved by 15 per cent.
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canada: Remodeling Your Bathroom This Year? Great Ideas! - 01/09/12 09:09 PM
Your Calgary Home Team always stays on top of the latest remodeling trends, and today (with a little help from HouseLogic), we're spotlighting bathrooms. They're an easy starting point for remodeling, so read on to discover exactly what's hot for 2012.
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canada: Professionals You Might Use in a Real Estate Transaction – Part 2 - 01/05/12 11:00 PM
Yesterday, we asked if you're planning to buy or sell a Calgary home in 2012. We let you know that if you are, there are a variety of professionals who may participate in the transaction. Today we're sharing, courtesy of the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB), the remainder of the list of some of these individuals and the roles they will play. READ MORE HERE.
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canada: Which Professionals Need to Be Involved in My Real Estate Transaction? - 01/04/12 07:12 PM
Are you planning to buy or sell a Calgary home in 2012? If so, there are a variety of professionals who may participate in the transaction. Today and next time we will share, courtesy of the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB), a listing of some of these individuals and the roles they will play (READ MORE)...
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canada: Happy New HOME Resolutions from the Calgary Home Team - 01/03/12 07:19 PM
Welcome to your home improvement New Year’s Resolutions! It's a brand new year, brimming with possibilities, and you’ve resolved to move through your house like a whirling tornado of can-do, fixing and painting and organizing. This year, nothing will stop you. READ MORE HERE...
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canada: Happy 2012 from the Calgary Home Team! - 12/30/11 05:13 PM
 
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canada: The First Question To Ask Your Listing Agent - 12/29/11 05:32 PM
What is the most important thing a seller should look for when hiring a real estate agent to sell their house? Is it the size of the company they are licensed with? Is it their marketing program? Their years experience in the business? Should you choose the agent who suggests the highest listing price? READ MORE HERE...
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