July 2021

Four backyard staging tips to make your home ‘sale-ready,’ inside and out

Posted on Jul 22, 2021

Most sellers in this day and age recognize the value of staging a home’s interior, but what about the backyard?Especially in the summer months, when outdoor spaces often look their best, a well-staged backyard can be a major selling point and might just help you seal the deal with a buyer.

Here are four staging tips that will have your backyard turn...

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Six open house etiquette tips for homebuyers

Posted on Jul 14, 2021

After more than a year of COVID-19 restrictions and public health guidelines that discouraged gathering indoors, Alberta’s recent reopening has restored some sense of normalcy. When it comes to the process of buying and selling homes, it has also meant the return of a real estate staple: the open house.

If you’re currently house shopping, but you co...

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City of Chestermere moves ahead with plans for long-awaited civic rec centre

Posted on Jul 06, 2021

After years of consultation and research, the City of Chestermere is building a new $39.5-million civic recreation centre.

Chestermere Mayor Marshall Chalmers says the project is an important one, as Chestermere has seen significant growth in recent years. The city is the third-fastest-growing community in Canada and second in Alberta to only Airdri...

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Supply Trends Up but Market Still Favours the Seller

Posted on Jul 06, 2021

City of Calgary, July 2, 2021 –

Calgary’s housing market is showing few signs of letting up, as sales reached 2,915 units in June – a record high for the month.

“It is taking time for supply to catch up with the demand in the market,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

“Through the early spring market, many buyers did not have a lot of choice...

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New federal grant program offers homeowners up to $5,000 for ‘green’ upgrades

Posted on Jul 06, 2021

A new seven-year, $2.6-billion program from the federal government will provide financial assistance for up to 700,000 Canadians looking to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

The Canada Greener Homes Grant will provide up to $5,000 per household towards green retrofits and $600 for an EnerGuide evaluation that will assess a home’s energy...

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