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What You Need to Know About Calgary Home Architectural StylesIn Calgary and throughout Canada, there are several home architectural styles that are prevalent. The style of the individual home is likely influenced by the time period in which it was built as well as the neighborhood in which it resides. Home buyers should know that each home architectural style features a distinct floor plan and layout, which can influence their ultimate decision.

It's important for potential home buyers, especially first-time home buyers, to understand which home architectural style will best suit their lifestyle. The most popular home architectural styles in Calgary are:

Cottage Homes

Cottage homes can best be described as cozy and quaint. They are charming homes that may be small in size, but they boast an

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Where to Buy Vintage Clothing in Calgary Consignment ShopsFinding the best consignment and vintage clothing stores can help you find the perfect outfit. Whether you prefer a vintage look or you just want to find a great deal on brand name clothing choices, three specific choices make it easier.

Trend Clothing Company

A second-hand shop with brand names, Trend Fashions is one of the top places to find your trendy gear. Owner Donna Riopel has a concept that appeals to the fashion-conscious crowd. The store is full of jewelry, shoes, clothing and accessories. They buy old clothing, new items and they will even give you a store credit for your unwanted items.

Trend is located at 120 10 Street NW in Calgary. They are open Monday through Thursday from 10am to 7pm, Friday from 10am to 8pm, Saturday from

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Why Some Home Improvements are Better Than OthersWhile it has been said over and over again that you should make your home look as good as it possibly can in order to get a faster sale, there hasn't been a lot of discussion about over-improving your home. When you live in an area that is full of modest and older homes, the money that you invest into major improvements may not come back to you when you decide to sell your home.

What Makes a Home Improvement Bad?

For example, if you live in an area where the average price of a home is $400,000 and you modify your home to bring it up into the $600,000 range, you may have a difficult time selling it based on its location. A person that is interested in spending $600,000 on a home is going to be more focused on looking in communities where other

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What's the Value of Selling Your Home in Winter?They found that homes listed in winter have a 9 percent better chance of selling and spend a week less on the market than homes sold in other seasons ― including what most in the business tout as the "spring selling season."

94% of buyers do start their search online for their next home, we want to ensure that even in the winter months, your home still grabs the attention of home buyers. There is no surprise that homes have much better curb appeal during the summer months. Let's be real, snow covered yards and drive ways are not of much interest. So, if you are thinking of selling this winter...

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

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How to Prepare to Buy a HomeThere are many benefits of homeownership. It creates a level of stability in a person’s life and provides a safe environment for children to grow and learn. A home can also have several financial benefits, creating borrowing power for the homeowner and the opportunity to build wealth that can benefit people for years to come.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

The Most Important Financial Reasons Why You Should Purchase a Home

You've heard it said time and time again that real estate is a solid investment that helps to build up a retirement nest egg. So, what makes real estate a good investment for Canadians?

You're Paying For It

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Challenges For First-Time Home Buyers in CanadaYoung home buyers purchasing their first homes often face steep challenges when tackling the home-buying process. From saving up to a down payment to navigating the rules, processes, and legalities of home-buying, first-time homeowners can sometimes find the process to be extremely intimidating.

If you’re buying your first home, find out how to prepare for the process of homeownership today.

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Obstacles For First-Time Homeowners

In Alberta, young home buyers are facing the challenges of finding a down payment for a new home as well as the overall pricing of them. TD Canada trust released new research

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The Best Places to Go Shopping in CalgaryNo matter who you are, in Calgary, if you want to go shopping, you’re sure to find the perfect shop to meet your needs and appeal to your sense of aesthetic. Whether you want clothes, jewelry, glasses, trinkets, or more, try one of these great Calgary businesses to get a piece of Calgary today.

Modern Menswear

Modern Menswear is a clothing store dedicated to the modern man. Located in Calgary, the goal of Modern Menswear is to transform the modern Calgary man into a fashionable and stylish male with brands such as Han Kjobenhavn, Wood Wood, Wemoto and Ontour.

A step inside the Modern Menswear shop however is like stepping into a closet of a clothing designer. Every decorative piece and every article of clothing seem to complement each

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The Best Diners in CalgaryCalgary provides a number of great spots for dinner. However, when you're looking for something a bit different, you just have to know where to go. Here are a few of the best diners for dinner in the city.

The Beltliner

Current owner of the Taste, Brendan Bankowski, proudly brings you The Beltiner. This modern eatery provides a variety of menu options, which includes Tomahawk steak, herb salad, chive butter and potato strings. Bankowski wanted to take timeless classics and give them a makeover.

You can expect to find chocolate milk and French toast on the breakfast menu. The Beltliner will also serve a variety of alcoholic beverages. Selections will include 50 different types of bourbon.

Blackfoot Diner

This is a truck stop and open

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All About Home Foreclosure In AlbertaHome foreclosure can be a traumatic experience. If you're a homeowner in financial distress, it helps to know what's coming, what to expect, and what you can do about it. In Alberta, the home foreclosure process can be time consuming, so if you're having a hard time making payments, you may be able to catch up before the foreclosure process is finished. Here's what you need to know.

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What Causes Home Foreclosure in Alberta?

Many homeowners go into foreclosure in Alberta because of a missed mortgage payment. However, there are other reasons that a homeowner might go into foreclosure, including:

  • Missed
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The Best Theatres and Theatre Special Events in CalgaryAll across Calgary, the theatre scene is rich with great events for everyone, no matter your taste in performances. Whether you like horror, classical choir, mysteries, or more, you're sure to find it at one of Calgary's amazing theatres.

The Best Theatres in Calgary

There are a number of great theatres in Calgary, but if you're looking for a show you won't soon forget, consider one of these venues for your next outing.

High Quality Entertainment at Vertigo Theatre

A gem among the many entertainment venues of Calgary is the Vertigo Theatre. This venue has provided entertainment for over three decades and has become one of the best choices in downtown Calgary. It's found at the base of the Calgary Tower and includes both the Vertigo

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