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April 28, 2021 | Natalie Noble

Year one of COVID-19 pandemic brought sweeping changes to Calgary real estate and the way business is done

Whatever "new normal" is coming, the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped many aspects of the real estate industry in Calgary and across Canada. From changes to the way homes are built, bought and sold, to shifts in buyer priorities and the economic forces at play, it's been a wild ride for REALTORS®, builders, homebuyers and everyone in between.

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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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April 23, 2021 | Shameer Gaidhar

Moisture management: the importance of monitoring your home's humidity levels

Calgary is one of the most unique cities in Canada when it comes to weather. Throughout the year, we can see temperatures span from -40C to 40C in a matter of months, and chinooks can warm our frostbitten city into a springtime paradise in only a few short days.

Because of this, our homes have to be prepared to withstand the most extreme weather Alberta has to offer. While these temperature fluctuations can cause damage to your home's exterior, they can also affect your home's interior, as there is a direct correlation between the temperature outside and the indoor humidity. The damage your home sustains could lead to unforeseen issues and cost thousands of dollars to repair.

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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. 26, 2021 | Shameer Gaidhar

Safety first: why radon mitigation systems should be installed in more Canadian homes

I've been building homes for over two decades, which means I've come across hundreds of common issues that many builders don't feel they need or want to address. Radon gas is one such issue and an invisible threat to homeowners across Canada.

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Feb. 21, 2020 | Josh Skapin

Four questions you should ask before committing to a custom homebuilder

A custom home can tick every box on a prospective buyer's wish list. Without the right builder, however, both the experience of building the home and the finished product might come up short.

Before signing a contract with a builder, there are several important questions people in the market for a custom home should have answered.
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Oct. 10, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Why you should use a REALTOR® for your next new-build condo purchase

Many people who purchase a new condo at a sales centre let the builder's sales staff guide them through the entire process. However, there are many benefits to having your own REALTOR® assist you with the purchase instead, especially when that Realtor is a Certified Condominium Specialist (CCS).

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Sept. 25, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Advice for your next attached-home purchase

A n attached home has many benefits, but there are a few things to be aware of if you are planning to buy. Working with a REALTOR® experienced in this type of real estate will help you navigate the buying process.

Mattamy’s Carrington home designs include single-family homes, urban towhomes, duplexes and other innovations like the recently released WideLot design, which allows for a wider frontage with a shorter lot depth.
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May 24, 2019 | Andrea Cox

Builder's Corner: Carrington showcases Mattamy Homes' attention to detail

Designed for those who enjoy an active lifestyle, the master-planned community of Carrington in Calgary's northwest features an abundance of green space, along with a sleek architectural presence defined by European design.

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May 08, 2019 | Andrea Cox

Calgary condo developers go all-in on innovative amenities

As Calgarians place greater emphasis on recreation and active living, condo developers are moulding their amenities to match. A string of amenity-rich, multi-family residential projects are hitting the market, offering up everything from rooftop communal gardens to yoga studios. Here are some of the highlights.

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