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June 27, 2012 | CREBNow

Morning News Rundown

June 26, 2012 | CREBNow

Morning News Rundown

What has happened in the last 24 hours in Real Estate news? Here is the Morning News Rundown for Calgary, Alberta, Canada, North America and the World:

June 25, 2012 | CREBNow

Realtor Safety

Knowledge is power when it comes to REALTOR® safety. Kerry Suave, security expert and director of StreetSense Safety and Security Inc., could not agree more, especially in a career where everyday duties present risks.

"REALTORS® have a potentially dangerous job. They often work alone, meet strangers in empty homes and commercial buildings, and travel with strangers in their vehicles," he said.

Despite potential dangers, Suave says REALTORS® and the general public can incorporate simple practices into their lives to dramatically reduce risk.

"Our instincts are very good at acting as an early warning system for the body, but we often choose to ignore them, or downplay what they are telling us," says Suave.

June 25, 2012 | CREBNow

Morning News Rundown

What made headlines in Real Estate over the weekend? The Morning Rundown will give you a quick look at some of the top stories for Calgary, Alberta, Canada and North America. This weekend's top stories:

June 22, 2012 | Cody Stuart

4th Time is a Charm?

The 5 W's of the recent federal government announcement by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. A quick source guide to what this means and how it will affect you as a REALTOR and as a homebuyer.

Who>> Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced that the new rules are expected to affect less than 5% of new homebuyers.

June 22, 2012 | Cody Stuart

More House for Your Money

With confidence in Calgary's real estate market growing by the week, the city's luxury market is no exception.

Year-to-date, 242 Calgary homes priced at $1 million or more have been sold, compared to 195 during the same period last year. Those numbers come during a time that saw MLS® sales in the city increase by 123 per cent, rising from 1,068 in January to 2,385 in May.

During the month of May alone, 81 homes priced $1 million or more were sold, setting a new all-time monthly record for the city. The previous high came in July of 2007, when 61 homes priced $1 million changed hands.

June 20, 2012 | CREBNow

Stampede Rotary Dream Home

The Stampede Lotteries have been a staple of the Stampede grounds since 1950, the very first prize offered, a new car. In the last 10 years alone the five not-for-profit organizations involved have been able to contribute over $22 million to local Alberta charities. The centennial year of the Stampede includes more than $1.2 million in prizes, including truck, boats, luxury vacations and of course the Dream Home.

The 2012 Stampede Rotary Dream Home is ready for its lucky new owner. The Homes by Avi home, their 17th consecutive build for Stampede Lotteries since 1995, will be situated in the Southeast community of Walden.

June 14, 2012 | CREBNow

Antique or Distress Furniture

Have some time on your hands and looking to do a creative DIY project in your home? On a budget and looking to jazz up your old dorm room furniture? Looking to add some vintage chic to your home décor? Why not try antiquing a piece of furniture? Antiquing or stressing furniture adds a rustic, old school look to new furniture with a few quick easy steps.

June 14, 2012 | CREBNow

10 Things You Didn't Know About Father's Day

Father's Day is today Sunday June 17th. Although Father's Day became a tradition after Mother's Day it is no less important. The history behind this celebration of Dad goes back at least 102 years, maybe even 4000 depending on how you choose to look at it. Below are 10 facts about Father's Day that you may not know but may help you to celebrate Dad a bit more.

June 08, 2012 | CREBNow

How to Build a Fire Pit

Spring has sprung and Calgarians have been eagerly soaking up the sunshine on local patios and pathways. For the weekend warrior who can't make it out of the city for some camping or adventures in the mountains, there's always the option of building your own backyard fire pit. When done properly, and by adhering to the The City of Calgary bylaws concerning fire pit regulations, you can have your friends over for a cozy sit around the fire indulging in a barbecue followed by roasted marshmallows or s'mores.

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