Stories Tagged - holidays
Nov. 30, 2023 | CREB
For many, the holiday season can feel like chaos. But it doesn’t have to be that way. As parties, friend gatherings and family visits approach, we have several tips to help you transform your space into a serene haven.
Dec. 02, 2022 | CREB
Don’t let mishaps around the house turn you into a Grinch this holiday season! Follow these easy tips to keep your family and home safe and merry all winter long.
Dec. 11, 2019 | Sam Crick and Tamara Stearns
An open house is a great opportunity to welcome eager homebuyers and show off your home in all its warm, wonderful glory. Here are some tips to stage your home for a sale, while keeping it tasteful:
Nov. 13, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl
A ski-vacation condo can be a great place for holidays with family and friends, with the added benefit of generating rental income when you're away.
Luckily, ski resorts and mountain towns in B.C. are not subject to vacancy or speculation taxes that have started to emerge in that province, and even buying at a U.S. ski resort is possible with financing through your Canadian bank.
Here are five questions to consider when buying a ski-vacation condo:
June 07, 2017 | Kathleen Renne
A haven of hope – that's how many guests at Inn from the Cold describe Alberta's only barrier-free shelter exclusively for families, which continues to see capacity-like numbers leading into one of its busiest times of the year.
"One of the things we're doing here is restoring dignity," said director of donor relations Janeen Webb.
In the face of Alberta's ongoing economic downturn, Inn from the Cold has reported about 30,000 bed stays so far in 2016. Webb said that's consistent with 2015 when the organization saw almost 40,000 stays by year's end.
Dec. 07, 2016 | Shelley Boettcher
The holiday season is here, and, for many people, that means food, family, Christmas lights, a visit from Santa and piles of presents under the tree.
But not everyone is so lucky, especially given Alberta's tough economy.
That's why many real estate professionals are stepping up their volunteer efforts this year to put some joy into the lives of their fellow Albertans.
Nov. 02, 2016 | Giselle Wedemire
With the holidays hot on their heels, homeowners will have plenty of opportunities over the next couple of months to indulge in outdoor decorations that range from the gruesome and garish to the feel-good and festive.
Yet housing experts still urge homeowners to keep curb appeal in mind when it comes to going over-the-top this Halloween and Christmas.
Dec. 22, 2015 | Deborah Harrison
There is not a week more beautiful than the one before Christmas – despite the craziness of decorating the home, last-minute shopping, attending kid's concerts and, most importantly, planning holiday soirées.
The coming days will call for equal parts of cosy warmth, pops of posh, tasty appies and sparkling embellishments – whether to be hung on a tree or drank from a glass. All that sparkles matters at this time of year.
Try to keep it simple when planning your parties. You should enjoy preparing for it as much as being present at it.
Dec. 15, 2015 | Cody Stuart
For those DIY homeowners, here are a few simple steps and tips to make your home merry and bright:
Dec. 17, 2014 | CREBNow
The City is urging residents to green up their season this year with some easy tips.
"It doesn't have to be complicated to cut back our environmental impact this time of year," said Claire Beckstead, corporate environmental specialist witht he City. "There are many simple green actions Calgarians can take that lessen our impact on the environment while keeping the fun and excitement of the season."