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June 10, 2021 | Cody Stuart

City of Calgary takes public outreach online with home improvement webinar series

Over the last year, nearly everyone across the world has become familiar with gathering online. Whether it's working from home or online school, learning via laptop or smartphone has become commonplace.

The City of Calgary has embraced this trend by posting a series of home improvement webinars on its website. The sessions available online aim to reach the many Calgarians who have been unable to gather this type of information in person during the pandemic.

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April 23, 2021 | Gerald Vander Pyl

New homes and renovation services now come at a premium, as lumber shortage drives up construction costs

Anyone who has walked into a hardware store lately is aware of the current price of lumber, a situation that is creating issues for the homebuilding and renovation industries in Calgary and across the country.

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March 01, 2021 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Backyard makeover: it's time to start planning your 2021 landscaping projects

Calgary is still stuck in the throes of winter, but many homeowners are already planning their landscape projects for 2021 to ensure they have an outdoor space to enjoy this summer.

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Jan. 26, 2021 | Shameer Gaidhar

The sound of silence: understanding STC ratings can help homebuyers avoid noisy neighbours

Sound transmission class (STC) is the rating system used to measure a partition wall's ability to reduce the effect of airborne sound. A higher STC rating means less sound will make its way through the partition wall – sometimes called a party wall, common wall or shared wall – creating a quieter living space.
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Jan. 08, 2021 | Tyler Difley

The Property Brothers are looking for Calgary families to appear on new season of "Forever Home"

Twins Drew and Jonathan Scott, better known as the Property Brothers, are coming to Calgary to film new episodes of their HGTV Canada spinoff series Property Brothers: Forever Home.

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Dec. 22, 2020 | Josh Skapin

CMHC program can save "green" borrowers up to 25 per cent on mortgage insurance premiums

Along with lowering monthly utility bills, green home features can also cut costs for homeowners by reducing their mortgage insurance premium.

Depending on the home's degree of energy efficiency, up to a quarter of a borrower's premium can be covered by a rebate through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) Green Home program.
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Dec. 21, 2020 | Geoff Geddes

A heated driveway is a creative, albeit pricey, way to eliminate the need for snow shovelling once and for all

It might sound like magic, but banishing snow from your driveway without lifting a finger is a trick that's within reach for Calgarians.

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Nov. 09, 2020 | Barb Livingstone

COVID-19 continues to shift renovation priorities for Calgary homeowners

Space for an office and private Zoom calls, a workout room, a more spacious kitchen – these are all growing renovation demands Calgary companies are fielding from customers working through the pandemic.

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Oct. 19, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl

How to make sure your home is properly insulated

With winter knocking on the door, it's a good time to decide if your home could benefit from some improved insulation.

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Aug. 26, 2020 | Geoff Geddes

How to "hail-proof" your roof before Calgary's next big storm

Calgarians have had more than their share of weather challenges this summer, including several nasty bouts of hail. Thankfully, a little preparation can help your home's roof emerge unscathed the next time golf-ball-sized ice chunks starts falling from the sky.

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