Stories Tagged - homeowner
July 15, 2021 | Tyler Difley
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.
July 14, 2021 | Natalie Noble
May 28, 2021 | Tyler Difley
A brief history of the conversation pit: why interest in this '70s design staple has skyrocketed in the age of COVID-19
March 02, 2021 | Geoff Geddes
Finding the right home might still be about location, but when it comes to getting the best deal, the key is negotiation.
Jan. 18, 2021 | Gerald Vander Pyl
Dec. 22, 2020 | Josh Skapin
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.
Aug. 29, 2019 | Sam Crick and Tamara Stearns
It's necessary to take a step back and recognize that this is no longer your home, but rather an investment for your future. You want your home to have broad buyer appeal among members of your target market. Remember, most people want to move into their new home without having to make updates to it.
Here are 10 home-staging tips to save you time, money and energy:
Jan. 19, 2017 | Kathleen Renne
One could describe Calgary-based interior designer Amanda Hamilton as trend averse.
"Focusing on trends is a sure way to date your home," she said, pointing to dwellings from the 1980s that show their vintage via their yellow-oak interiors and brass details. "We don't follow trends. Trends are interesting for people who are into fast design."
Hamilton added current economic conditions can also further influence trends' relevance.
Dec. 16, 2016 | Gerald Vander Pyl
New research at the University of Calgary could lead to condominium and apartment high-rises being retrofitted to become energy-efficient and green-energy-producing buildings.
Caroline Hachem-Vermette, an assistant professor of architecture in the Solar Energy and Community Design Lab at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Environmental Design, is looking at new ways to optimize solar capture on multi-storey buildings to help offset their energy use.
"Most of the buildings that exist now will be existing in 50 years, so we really need to move in this direction," said Hachem-Vermette, whose interest in the area came out of wider research she did on the design of mixed-use solar communities.
April 15, 2016 | Cody Stuart
Secondary suites are back in the news thanks to a marathon council meeting at City Hall recently that saw 26 suite applications up for approval.
Sure to provoke those on both sides of the debate, CREB®Now takes a look at some of the latest developments in what is quickly becoming Calgary's very own version of The Song That Never Ends.
With 26 individual secondary suite applications up for approval at council, the process dominated the day at City Hall, taking roughly 10 hours to hear from all involved. While council members are not paid overtime, City staffers are, meaning the cost of the review could cost taxpayers in excess of $10,000.