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Stories Tagged - House and Home

Sept. 04, 2012 | CREBNow

How Sweet It Is

The Buss on Calgary's Urban Beekeeping Scene

Taking a quiet moment to listen in Calgary, one can hear the constant hum of the city. If you listen a little closer, you might also hear the buzz from one of the city's many urban bee colonies.

Aug. 29, 2012 | Cody Stuart

Mike Holmes & RECA, View on Appraisers

After an article by reality star and contractor Mike Homes about the importance of competent home appraisers, the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) has said they couldn't agree more.

Holmes ran a piece titled "The appraiser needs appraising" that ran in the Aug. 20 edition of The National Post.

Aug. 03, 2012 | CREBNow

Organize Your Garage

Sometimes the garage is just the place where you park your car and store random items you don't have room for in your home. But, in a few easy steps, you can transform your garage into an organized and aesthetically pleasing addition to your residence.

Aug. 02, 2012 | CREBNow

Bucking the Trend

There were 1,936 residential units sold in Calgary in July representing a 21.3 per cent increase over 2011, a testament to the fact the city continues to buck national housing sale trends.

"Recent mortgage rule changes prompted much discussion of a national housing correction," said Ann-Marie Lurie, CREB® economist.
A study by the Broadbent Institute suggests high poverty rates among seniors will further increase.

July 20, 2012 | CREBNow

Saving for a Rainy Day

According to an RBC poll, young Canadians place owning a home at the top of their financial lists.

The poll revealed 49 per cent of Canadians between the ages of 18 and 34 believed owning a home was their top financial priority followed by reducing or eliminating debt through regular payments (48%) and general savings for a rainy day fund (39%).

July 17, 2012 | CREBNow

Setting the Stage

When showing your home for resale, one of the biggest influences for buyers is presentation. For some, this means bringing in a professional home stager to transform the space from drab to fab.

Home stager Mickey Foulds of Metamorphosis Design explained the intention of home staging is to maximize appeal.

July 05, 2012 | CREBNow

A Tale of One City

July 05, 2012 | Cody Stuart

Fly Away Home

July 05, 2012 | CREBNow

Century Celebrations

Calgary is a young city but its rich and fascinating history can be seen in its historic homes. And now your home can be part of the narrative.

The grassroots initiative Century Homes Calgary has put the call out to Calgarians with homes built in 1915 or earlier to be archived and featured as part of Historic Calgary Week 2012 starting July 27. Century homeowners research their home and create a sign both sharing the information and making it easily identifiable.

July 05, 2012 | CREBNow

Women are Doing it for Themselves

Women More Likely to Purchase Home in Next Two Years

When it comes to homeownership in the next two years, women are more likely to purchase a home than men according to an RBC Homeownership Poll.

The poll found 49 per cent of women compared to 35 per cent of men are planning to buy a home in the next two years while overall, 51 per cent of women and 65 per cent of men already own a home.

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