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July 14, 2021 | Natalie Noble

CREA report highlights underappreciated benefits of homeownership

It's no surprise that homeownership can create significant financial benefits over time. What's often overlooked is the value of the non-financial advantages – to the individual, their community and society as a whole. In fact, the value of homeownership spans the realms of health, education, and civic and socio-cultural spheres.

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July 09, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Six open house etiquette tips for homebuyers

After more than a year of COVID-19 restrictions and public health guidelines that discouraged gathering indoors, Alberta's recent reopening has restored some sense of normalcy. When it comes to the process of buying and selling homes, it has also meant the return of a real estate staple: the open house.

Some of the new homes coming to Silvertip Resort as part of two proposed subdivisions will offer views of the golf course.
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June 30, 2021 | Barb Livingstone

Two proposed subdivisions set to create new opportunities for luxury homebuyers in Canmore

Canmore's sizzling real estate market is about to get a welcome influx of new product for interested homebuyers.

Two new proposed phases of the 600-acre Silvertip resort development, perched atop the slopes to the east of the TransCanada Highway, will include more than 100 luxury tourist homes.

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June 10, 2021 | George Johnson

My First Home: Rhett Warrener, Calgary Flames alum and local sports radio personality

You can take the boy out of Saskatchewan, but, as the saying goes, you'll never completely take Saskatchewan out of the boy.

"The first place I ever bought was probably midway through my second year pro (with the Florida Panthers),'' said Shaunavon-born and Frontier-raised Rhett Warrener, a four-season Calgary Flame whose non-negotiable warrior mentality was an indispensable and under-appreciated component of the franchise's unexpected '04 trek to the Stanley Cup final.
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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 01, 2021 | George Johnson

My First Home: Jon Cornish, longtime Calgary Stampeders running back and CFL hall of famer

During a 152-game career with the Calgary Stampeders, Jon Cornish racked up some impressive accomplishments, including 7,401 rushing yards, a pair of Grey Cup rings, three Most Outstanding Canadian baubles in a row and a touchstone Most Outstanding Player nod.

He also reached "the house" – football jargon for the opposition's end zone – on 46 occasions, but he didn't own his own house until 2013.
Skipping a home inspection when purchasing a home can lead to some nasty surprises after you take possession.
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March 22, 2021 | Geoff Geddes

Unearthing the unusual: Calgary home inspectors share their strangest finds

If you ever doubted the need for a home inspection prior to purchase, the unusual finds of some Calgary inspectors might be enough to convince you.

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March 02, 2021 | Geoff Geddes

Give and take: how to navigate price negotiations during a home purchase

Finding the right home might still be about location, but when it comes to getting the best deal, the key is negotiation.

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Feb. 02, 2021 | George Johnson

My First Home: Randy Chevrier, longtime Calgary Stampeder and three-time Grey Cup champion

The whistle stops, Randy Chevrier will readily acknowledge, had become something of a blur.

Big places, small places, exotic places and so-so places. Across the U.S., back home to Canada and even to Europe. From Jacksonville, Fla.; to Cincinnati, Ohio; to Dallas, Texas; to Barcelona, Spain; to Edmonton; and then to New York.

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Feb. 01, 2021 | Mario Toneguzzi

Rock-bottom interest rates throughout 2021 could nudge even more Calgarians into the housing market

Historically low interest rates are helping boost the residential real estate market in Calgary and across the country, with the trend expected to continue throughout 2021.

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