October 2018

Found 22 blog entries for October 2018.

When you decide to go out and eat sushi, you do not want just any sushi; you want the most delicious sushi bar you can find. Here are some of the local favourites for when you are craving sushi in Calgary.

Sho Sushi

Sho Sushi serves the freshest sushi in all of Calgary. The Lobster Roll is a popular choice for anyone craving lobster and sushi. This sushi roll features grilled lobster, tempura (shrimp), and avocado rolled up and topped off with black tobiko and garlic pepper sauce. The very presentation of the sushi roll when served is enough to make your mouth water with hunger.

Sushi Bar Zipang

Sushi Bar Zipang has not one, but two of the local favourite shrimp rolls in Calgary. You might have so much trouble choosing between the Ebi

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Landscaping Your YardLandscaping is the first thing a person sees when they pull up to a house. Landscaping helps form the first impressions that people get when they first see a property. These first impressions are called "curb appeal." Homes that have good landscaping and thus good curb appeal are easier to sell and often are valued higher than homes that do not.

Basic Landscaping Maintenance Tips

When landscaping a property, the homeowner must take into consideration the tidiness of the property, the colour of the shrubs and flowers and the health of the overall plants. Watering, fertilizing and trimming regularly can help make a property more attractive.

Homeowners who want to improve their home's landscaping can establish a regular care regimen, prune

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Know What to Consider Before Buying LandThe standard real estate admonition about location is especially true in the case of buying or selling undeveloped land. There are many factors at play when evaluating the worth of any given tract. Whether it's undeveloped land in the path of a growing city, or land best suited for other uses, including agricultural or industrial, buyers and sellers must understand both the economic truths about real estate and the emotional factors that influence buying and selling decisions. Due diligence is required.

Basic guidelines about how to approach a land transaction, whether it's a single lot or multiple acres, can be confusing and misleading, and sometimes a fair amount of sleuthing is needed to get complete answers. At a minimum, buyers should

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Common Home Flooring Options for CalgariansHomeowners trying to select the right type of flooring for their home have an important decision to make. Knowing the differences between all the different types of flooring, as well as the pros and cons of each, can help make this decision easier. Taking into account a variety of factors including durability, maintenance, appearance, environmental impact and personal preference can help ensure that the homeowner will choose a type of flooring that is right for their home.

The Value of Tile Flooring

Tile can be made from a variety of materials including stone, fired clay and glass. Tile comes in a variety of colours and can even be made to look similar to other types of flooring, like hardwood. Tile is most often installed in rooms like the

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Suburban or Urban Living in CalgaryWhether you prefer the suburbs, living in the city or you're not sure what you prefer, it's important to find the right place to call home. Calgary has plenty of great suburban and urban areas to choose from. Here are a few things to consider before home shopping.

Lifestyle

Living in the downtown area provides a different type of lifestyle compared to suburban living. If you enjoy eating out, heading to the newest bars and grabbing a cup of Joe at a hot cafe, urban living may be the right choice for you. However, families tend to choose suburban living for the outdoor activities and open green space.

Of course, urban living also comes with the noise of downtown, while suburban living provides a quieter environment. Those without a vehicle

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How to Stage Your Home to SellThere are many things a home seller can do to make their home more appealing to Canadian buyers. And when it comes to home selling, some sellers empty out the property entirely while others use part or all of their current furnishings to entice a buyer to make an offer. However, most real estate professionals believe that staging is the best way to make the emotional connection a buyer needs to truly desire the property. And whether a seller is selling in a competitive housing market or just wants to make as much money on the sale as possible, good home staging can help. The good news is that staging doesn't have to be elaborate or expensive to set a property apart from its competition.

The Benefits of Staging Your Home 

When you stage your

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How to Tell if a Fixer Upper is Right For YouBuying a home at a bargain so you can fix it up could be the culmination of a lifelong dream, or it could be a nightmare. Though the idea of buying a home affordably and having the opportunity to make upgrades that will best suit the buyer's dream may seem like a dream come true, buyers may inadvertently purchase a money pit that offers up disaster after disaster and only succeeds in frustrating the owner. With the answers to these four questions, you will know if you are ready to buy a fixer-upper, and how to spot a good deal.

How to Ensure the Fixer Upper is a Good Investment

The best way to approach buying a fixer-upper is to look at each property individually and make a decision based on that home alone, be it in North Calgary or

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How to Renovate Your KitchenKitchen remodeling projects can boost the value of a home and can also make the home more attractive to buyers. Because of this, kitchen remodeling projects are very popular among homeowners who want to sell their property in the next few years.

Remodeling can be a long and grueling process, depending on how much work is being done and how many people are doing the work. Knowing what to expect and how to get started with the process can help.

Make Kitchen Remodel Goals

Making goals can help ensure that the remodeling project stays on track. Common remodeling goals include:

  • Upgrade the appliances to low-flow models.
  • Make space for an eat-in table.
  • Install more counter space for making food.

With these goals in mind,

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The Best Gyms and Fitness Centres in CalgaryWhen it comes to fitness, it’s important to join a gym with a positive mindset and a community that believes in progression, no matter where you start in terms of skill. If you’re looking for a new gym in Calgary, try one of these fitness centers to find out of they’re right for you.

Goodlife Fitness Centre

In the Goodlife Fitness Centre you will find a gym unlike anything you have seen before. There is some beautiful architecture to look at while you work out. The building was a bank that was designed by a Montreal architect who built over 100 Canadian banks. The restoration of the building allowed the fitness centre to open and offer amazing amenities to their members.

What to Expect

There is high end equipment, exercise classes, and

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Saving For a Home Down PaymentAre you planning on purchasing a new home in the Calgary area soon? If so, you're probably saving up for your down payment. There are a few things that you should understand, however, about how to save for a down payment and the size of the down payment needed in order to buy a Calgary home.

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

How Much Money Down Do You Need for a Home?

The most important thing that you need to know about your mortgage is that an insurance premium will need to be paid to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation if you can't make a minimum 20% down payment for your home. This premium is based on the total amount of the

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