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July 18, 2018 | Natalie Noble

Polite pathways

An etiquette refresher for Calgarians on the move

Calgarians enjoy the largest urban pathway network in the country. Over 800 kilometres of pathways and 95 kilometres of trails throughout the city connect communities for a variety of users. As we approach the middle of another beautiful summer, it's a great time to review pathway etiquette for walkers, joggers, in-line skaters, pet owners and cyclists.

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June 20, 2018 | Cody Stuart

Picture perfect

Eight tips to prepare your home for listing photos

There are many dramatic changes you can make when preparing a home for photos. Renovating a bathroom or kitchen can reap big resale rewards, while a fresh coat of paint or new siding can add serious curb appeal. But for those working with a limited budget or on a shorter timeline, there are more subtle changes that can have your house looking its best prior to an open house or having photos taken.
Giving animals (like Loki pictured above) time and space to explore their new surroundings on their own time is key to reducing pet anxiety. Photo by Charanjeet Jugdev / For CREB®Now

May 04, 2017 | Rachel Naud

Take a bite out of stress

How to make moving easier on your four-legged family members

For Erika Lagyjanszki, a 25-year-old wedding photographer, moving out of her basement apartment was a stressful ordeal for both her and her pets.

Finding a new rental that would allow her two dogs – Bailey, a four-year-old husky border collie cross, and Diesel, a two-year-old shepherd husky cross – while trying to time the logistics of the move added to her exasperation.

And, while Lagyjanszki had moved before and knew what to expect, she wasn't prepared for the affect the experience had on her pets.

No dogs welcome mat

Sept. 30, 2015 | Rachel Naud

Must love dogs

Pet owners say discriminating landlords distorting vacancy rates

Erika Lagyjanszki is about to make the move from Toronto to Calgary to start her business as a wedding photographer and a new life with her boyfriend.

Looking for a place should have been a breeze for the two given the uptick in vacancy rates in Calgary as of late.

In fact, according to the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC), in the Calgary CMA, the overall apartment vacancy rate increased year-over-year from 1.4 per cent in April 2014 to 3.2 per cent in April 2015.

"The increase in the vacancy rate was a result of the universe of rental apartments in Calgary rising at a faster pace than demand for rental units," said Christina Butchart, principal market analyst with CMHC.

April 08, 2015 | CREBNow

Pet-ty concerns

CREBNow offers some tips on staying out of your condo board's doghouse

With the many rules and regulations accompanying a condo purchase, it can be difficult to know just what is and isn't allowed. Add an animal to the mix and even the most devout pet lover will have second thoughts about their furry friends.

In addition to city bylaws that govern owning an animal, condo boards often have their own regulations that need to be taken into account. With that in mind, CREB®Now has compiled some helpful tips on making the transition process as friendly – and legal – as possible, both for you and your pet.

April 08, 2015 | CREBNow

To the dogs

Off-leash parks provide freedom for pets and sometimes consternation for owners

Calgarian Alex Middleton and his four-legged companion Captain are familiar faces at the Britannia Slopes off-leash dog park, typically frequenting the southwest area of the city two to three times a day.

It's a home away from home for the pair – a fact not lost on Middleton.

"The reason I moved to Elbow Park was to be closer to Britannia Slopes," he said.

Middleton and Captain are not alone. When making a move from their condo, accessibility to off-leash areas was also a huge selling feature for Terri and LiShelle Trembath in purchasing a home in the northwest community of Hawkwood.

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