February 2018

BEST SPRING RENOVATION PROJECTS TO INCREASE HOME VALUE

Posted on Feb 28, 2018 in Home owner tips


1. Doors and Windows
The cost of a new door is almost entirely recouped when it comes to selling and greatly improves both look and security. A steel door costs an average of $1,162 and would recoup nearly 97 per cent of that cost, according to a survey by Cost vs. Value Report. 

The same is true for windows. Dual pane windows in particular are popul...

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Making Sense of your Property Tax Assessment

Posted on Feb 15, 2018 in Home owner tips

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 reside...

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Things to do in Calgary this month

Posted on Feb 07, 2018

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!

Russian opera all about love in one epic masterpiece. 

A different Alberta artist is featured every month – this month has singing, drumming and powwow...

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Smart technologies in the home

Posted on Feb 07, 2018 in Home owner tips

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. Th...

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