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March 06, 2020 | Andrea Cox

The times they are a-changin': how real estate attitudes & desires differ between generations

Mariah Wilson - Generation Z


Housing situation

Living at home with her parents, while she waits to take occupancy of her new condo.

Housing goals

Wilson recently purchased a one-bedroom condo in the Annex, a new development in vibrant Kensington. She and her partner are excited to move in when the project is completed in late 2020.

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March 06, 2020 | Geoff Geddes

Youth movement: Generation Z is poised to impact Calgary real estate in a big way

If you think young people are less focused on the housing market than previous generations, you haven't been paying attention. Generation Z, which roughly encompasses everyone born in 1997 or later, is poised to have a massive impact on real estate, in Calgary and beyond.

Alykhan Velji of Alykhan Velji Designs.
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Feb. 21, 2020 | Natalie Noble

Seasonal shake-up: Five fresh ways to re-energize your home's design this spring

After the dreary days of winter, the arrival of spring feels like a breath of fresh air, as snow melts and beautiful greenery takes its place. A change of scenery inside your home can be just as uplifting.

"Spring is a great time to think about changing up your space," said Alykhan Velji, principal and senior designer for Alykhan Velji Designs. "Out with the drab and dated and in with the new and fresh."

Here are five of Velji's top design trends for spring (all photos courtesy of Joel Klassen [klassenphotos.com]):
The Underwood, located in the Beltline, is one of many new purpose-built rental developments in the city.
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Jan. 31, 2020 | Barb Livingstone

Rentals rising: Calgary's purpose-built rental boom shows no signs of slowing down

In 2019, Calgary experienced a purpose-built-rental "boom" and 2020 is expected to be even hotter.

According to market research firm Urban Analytics, there are approximately 65 new purpose-built rental projects (totalling 19,225 apartment units) currently proceeding through the planning and construction processes.

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Sept. 18, 2019 | Natalie Noble

Fall flavour: Three hot design trends for autumn

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When it cools off outside, it's time to warm up inside with a seasonal update to home décor.

"Fall is a great time for design in general because you can start to layer," said Alykhan Velji, principal and senior designer for Alykhan Velji Designs. "Just like in fashion, where you can start adding scarves and such, with an interior you can start adding more textural items – layering on more pillows, throws and artwork."

Here are three of Velji's top design trends for fall:
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Sept. 18, 2019 | Mario Toneguzzi

Building value: Renovations remain a popular investment and economic boon across Canada

Home renovations are now a multi-billion-dollar industry in Canada, with a domino economic impact for various related businesses.

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June 26, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Luxe landscapes: Three of the hottest high-end outdoor living trends

When it comes to landscaping and outdoor living, Calgarians have a lot of options to choose from, both in terms of features and the latest products. CREB®Now talked to two leading Calgary companies to find out a few of the hottest trends in luxury landscaping.
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Feb. 28, 2018 | CREBNow

Spring refresh, for more or less

Trendy design pieces for any budget

Calgary-based interior designer Amanda Hamilton recommends staying away from 'hot trends,' and instead create personal spaces in the home. Photo by Adrian Shellard/For CREB®Now

Jan. 19, 2017 | Kathleen Renne

What's hot for homes in 2017

Local designers offer advice on how to create personal spaces

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.


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