Green Line LRT Project Funding Gets a Boost

So it’s been announced. Calgary will be receiving $1.53 billion in funding for the Green Line LRT project.

Jason Kenney, Federal Minister of Nation Defence and Multiculturaslim, delivered the good news today calling it a “historic announcement, the single largest federal infrastructure investment” in Calgary’s history. Read more

Growing old is mandatory

MOM WROTE THIS FOR HER DAUGHTER TO READ WHEN SHE GETS OLD, THIS IS GOLD

My dear girl,

The day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through.  If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say, “You said the same thing a minute ago”… Just listen, please.  Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep.

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4 Popular Calgary Communities for First-Time Home Owners

Calgary is a very popular city because of the quality home property market and its vibrant, active lifestyle. Over the past decade, the increasing growth of the oil and gas industry throughout this area of Alberta has supported an attractive economy for Calgary and its neighbourhoods. Newcomers to our city who want to become first-time home owners have chosen an excellent locale for seeking an ideal home property sale to suit their budgets. Although single people, couples or families in the market for first-home buys usually have smaller budgets for buying a new residence than current home owners, Calgary neighbourhoods offer apartments, condos, townhouses and single-family homes of diverse styles in all price ranges. If you’re a newcomer to Calgary, you and current residents alike are sure to locate the perfect homes to meet all your preferences and needs for a highly appealing new location and lifestyle. Read more

The 6 Best Walk-Friendly & Pet-Friendly Communities in Calgary

Calgary is a dog-friendly city that boasts around 150 off-leash areas in their parks. That means it has the most off-leash land of any major city in North America. It also has an average Walk Score of 48. While that makes it the 10th most walkable large city in Canada, its citizens still depend on cars to perform most of their errands. Some neighbourhoods are more walkable than others. Here are six neighbourhoods located throughout Calgary, each with great off-leash areas and beautiful parks nearby. Read more

Advantages & Disadvantages of Starter Homes Versus Town Homes

The Calgary housing market is currently working in favour of the buyers, so it’s a good time to venture into real estate. The question is, would a starter home or a town home better suit your family’s needs?

There are a good supply of both starter homes and town homes available. The deciding factors in your purchase are the needs of your family. You may have a favourite neighbourhood, a preferred school district, or an area close to work or family that you prefer to live in. There are pros and cons to both housing options. Read more

Top 8 Calgary Neighbourhoods for the Busy Commuter

Our beautiful city has a picturesque location at the convergence point of the Bow and Elbow Rivers and you’ll find some of the most appealing home architecture available today in Canada. With over 1,100,000 residents, our busy modern metropolis is home to many working professionals who commute daily to and from different residential neighbourhoods of Calgary’s many attractive communities.

Both long-time residents and newcomers to the colourful locales of Calgary delight in the variety and quality of homes available throughout this active and highly progressive city. There are many great opportunities for enjoying culture, the arts, sports and a relaxing lifestyle with a scenic river view. If you’re moving to this beautiful part of Alberta on your own or with your partner or family, you’ll find the environment, communities and cultures of Calgary outstanding. This is a highly inviting location for choosing your ideal new place of residence. Some of the most highly attractive and active residential communities throughout Calgary, include the following. Read more

Warning Signs a Neighbourhood May Not Be as Great as You Think

When you’re in the process of house hunting, there are a number of different features that are often top on your list of preferences with your dream home. From the floor layout to location, there are several factors to take notice of when visiting different properties. For those who want to feel at home after relocating, there are several warning signs to look for when viewing the neighbourhood of a home. From noisy neighbours to neglected yards, there are a few red flags to look for when moving onto the block. Read more

The Top 5 Calgary School Districts & Their Outlying Neighbourhoods

With its breathtaking views of the Canadian Rockies, mild winter climate and low crime rate, sunny Calgary is a safe and picturesque place, which is why you chose to live here! But it also has some amazing schools, perfect for your child’s educational career to blossom. It happens to be home to many of Alberta’s most dynamic and highly respected educational facilities for students of all ages, the majority of which are all-inclusive K-12 schools. Compiled below are the 5 top-ranked schools in Calgary, both private and public. Read more

Buying a Home is not like Buying Red Shoes

Photo by Catherine Breslin on Flickr

When women need a new pair of shoes, they go to the mall to find it. When they found a fabulous one and try them on. They’re going to be so excited that they fit perfectly and it looks so glamorous on them. It’s not that pricey either. So it seems perfect!

Do they buy them? The answer is no. Not yet.

They will go to every other store first in the mall, finding for other pairs of red shoes and will try them all until they get exhausted and give up. Then that’s the time they will return to the first store and buy those fancy red shoes.

Is this how you should shop for a home?

Please not. When you find the perfect home, we got two words of advice for you… BUY IT.