February 2019

Found 21 blog entries for February 2019.

The Best Pizza in CalgaryThere’s nothing quite like a hot pizza fresh out of the oven to bring an end to a long day. Calgary has you covered, with a number of amazing pizza parlors sure to set your mouth watering with flavors ranging from traditional to esoteric.

Try one of these Calgary pizzerias today.

Pizza Bob's Classic Pie - 2610 Kensington Road NW

This pizza joint is a bit different than others because they provide a different type of atmosphere. Thursdays feature punk and garage bands on a small stage, while karaoke is found here on Fridays.

UNA Pizza + Wine

UNA Pizza & Wine is a Californian-inspired neighbourhood restaurant. If you are like most newcomers, you do not know UNA means; A in Italian, as in a pizza place. The management decided it would

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How to Buy a Home In A Seller's MarketWhat is a seller's market? A seller's market has too many buyers and not enough homes. Prices are high in a seller's market, forcing the buyer to scramble to obtain a deal on the home they wish to purchase. Though a seller's market is competitive, buyers who are serious about purchasing a home can adjust their strategies to ensure that they will stand out among the other buyers.

Act Fast When a Home is Listed

Good deals go fast in a seller's market. To get the best deals, home buyers must look at the listings every morning, go see homes as soon as they become available and put down offers before anyone else. In a market like this, it's important to work with a responsive real estate agent who acts quickly when there is a home that needs to be

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Happy Hour Restaurant Events Across CalgaryHappy hour is that favourite time of week to get great deals on drinks after work or on the weekends. Typically bars and restaurants offer happy hours deals until 8pm in Calgary. You can find deals like wine under $2, beer under $3 and liquor for around $2.75.

Bar owners benefit because they can bring customers in while customers are exciting to save a few bucks during happy hour. Sometimes you can get discounts on food too. Here is a look at the best happy hour places around Calgary to check out.

Buzzards - 140 10th Avenue S.W.

Bottlescrew Bill is a pub in Calgary with an awesome patio and great beer. Try their draft beer at $5 a pin on weekdays from 4-7pm. Try the highballs for $4 as well.

Double Zero - Located at the Core and Chinook

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How to Prepare Your Home for a Home ShowingYour real estate agent gives you a call to let you know that he'll be arriving for a showing in less than an hour. Your house is in a shambles from top to bottom but you don't want to cancel the viewing. You run through the house to make it presentable and have pull it off at the last minute. You decide that you never want to do this again and want to be better prepared for the next showings. Here are 3 tips that you can use to help keep your home in shape and always ready for visitors.

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

Always Be Prepared

Have the basic assumption planted in your mind that you're going to have a showing daily. This

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The Best Gluten-Free Restaurants in CalgaryGluten free dining has become a popular practice for anyone who is conscious about their health. The negative effects of gluten are obvious, and gluten can be harmful to your body in more than one way.

Luckily there are designated spots in Calgary where you can enjoy a gluten free meal. Whether you are looking at eating downtown or in a suburb of the city, there are plenty of great options. Here are some of the most common dining areas in Calgary for gluten-free meals.

Craft Beer Market - 345 – 10 Ave SW

Craft Beer Market is known for its wide range of beer options with many gluten-free beer options, as well. Although the gluten-free dishes come at an extra cost (only 2 bucks more!), this is definitely one of the most popular joints to

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The Best Chinese Delivery Restaurants in CalgaryIf you've been hunting for something a little different, a trip to Chinatown will provide a couple of great restaurants. Chinese cuisine is very popular, but finding the best Chinese food in Calgary isn't always easy. If you're searching for something delicious and authentic, here are two great choices in Chinatown.

Silver Dragon - 106 3rd Avenue SE

Dim sum is at its' best here, but they serve far more than just one dish. Silver Dragon is also well-known for their Chinese breakfast and authentic cuisine.

Planning a trip to this restaurant on the weekend can be a bit tricky. It's often full all weekend long and you may have to way for a table. However, it's well worth the wait as you dine on some of the best dim sum in all of Calgary and

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How to Write a Home Purchase OfferReal estate is a business but there are people behind the buying and selling of a house. There's a human factor involved that isn't addressed often enough and you can use this to your advantage. Instead of putting in an offer that comes from a stranger, you can personalize your offer with a letter. But on top of that, there are a lot of legal requirements that may baffle prospective home buyers. Here’s what you need to know when you write a home purchase offer.

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

How to Write a Compelling Purchase Offer

You can explain who you are in it and why you want the house so much. A handwritten letter may help

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Top Tools to Own for Your HomeWhen a person purchases their first home of their own, they are taking on some big responsibilities, including responsibilities for repairs. Having the right tools available can make the difference between expensive service calls and being able to handle issues around the home without outside help.

Hand Tools

The first category of tools that everyone should have on hand include a selection of non-powered hand tools. While everyone's experience with tools and capabilities are different, the tools discussed here are a great place to start.

Everyone, even people who live in apartments, should at least own a claw hammer. This basic tool can do everything from hanging a picture to tacking down a loose piece of carpet. Next a set of screwdrivers

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How to Have a Good Drive-In Movie Experience in CalgaryGoing to the movies is fun. But, there is not a lot you have to plan or prepare for in order to have a good time. They supply you with everything you need. Going to a drive-in on the other hand, is taking the movie experience to a whole new level. There are things you need to do and stuff you need to bring, to make your drive-in experience enjoyable.

Get There Early

Just because the movie starts at 10:00 PM, does not mean arriving 5 minutes before the movie starts is fine. If you want to get a decent parking spot where you can actually see the movie, you need to get there early.

The other reason you come early is to enjoy the fun before the movie starts. You can get some concessions and enjoy some of the drive-in amenities.

Bring

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Which Patios to Visit in Calgary With a ReservationFinding a great patio for dining is a great way to enjoy a romantic date in the summer. There are plenty of restaurants with patios that take reservations within Calgary. Here are a few of the top choices.

Oxbow - 1126 Memorial Drive NW

With an incredible view of the Bow River and downtown, this patio provides plenty to enjoy. It's a fine-dining restaurant with excellent dishes, but you will want to make a reservation if you want to enjoy the patio as it fills up fast.

Sunterra Keynote - 200 12 Avenue SE

Another great patio found in Calgary is located at Sunterra Keynote. This patio is above the artisan grocer and provides a great spot for lunch. You can reserve a table in advance, which makes it perfect for a daytime date.

Balo

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