March 2019

Found 20 blog entries for March 2019.

Getting a Single Malt Scotch in CalgaryLooking for a place to experience some great tasting single malt scotch in Calgary? These locations offer single malt scotch and their expertise in the field. Check out one of these bars or stores for single malt scotch tastings.

Willow Park Wine & Spirits

10801 Bonaventure Drive SE
Calgary, AB

Open every day, Willow Park Wine & Spirits is an excellent choice for single malt scotch. Chelsey Coulson, the event coordinator for Willow Park, can arrange two-hour tasting parties for you including cheese and baguettes. She works directly with buyer David Michiels who discusses with your group the history, aroma, and taste of each single malt scotch options.

Kensington Wine Market

1257 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, AB

Canada's largest

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The Best Coffee Shops in CalgaryLike any modern and bustling city Calgary and its citizens rely on coffee to get them started in the morning and to keep them going during the day. It's not that we're promotion the consumption of excessive amounts of caffeine here but the fact is that Calgary has a plethora of coffee shops to choose from and enjoy. Now the question is which of these shops is going to sell you the best cup of coffee you've ever tasted...so we decided to conduct a quick survey.

What we're going to do here is highlight some of our favourite coffee shops in the city, and we hope you like our choices:

Café Rosso

What sets this café apart almost immediately is the warm and friendly atmosphere you experience every single time you're there. Of course the coffee

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How to Organize Your Calgary Office SpaceIf you're one of the many Calgarians that works at home you'll want to have an organized space and environment to work in. More and more people are working either full time at home or are telecommuting part-time to work on some projects. In order to help you get a handle on organizing your home so that you can remain productive on the job, here are some interesting tips you can use.

Invest In A High Quality Office Chair

If you don't have one already, this can be the best investment that you could ever make in a home office. Your sitting posture needs to be optimum if you're going to be spending a lot of time working at home. There are many ergonomically designed chairs available and you should look at getting a good one. You can skimp and

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The Best Brewpubs in CalgaryGoing out for a drink is an experience and it should be one you enjoy. Brewpubs are very popular and you can always find a unique beer at a brewpub. Here are the top three brewpubs in Calgary for all residents and visitors to enjoy.

Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom

Known as, "Alberta's Wildest Craft Brewery", The Wild Rose is the best brewpub you'll find throughout Calgary. It was voted as the best from Fast Forward readers for the past six years and has made the top three twice for the best local beer award. Beers found here include a Brown Ale, Wrasberry Ale, S.O.B., Wred Wheat, I.P.A and a Velvet Fog. They are found on Quesnay Wood Drive SW and the taproom is open from 11am to 11pm Monday through Saturday and from 11am to 9pm on Sundays.

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Why Should You Get a Calgary Home Inspection?It's easy to get caught up in the speed, drama and pressure of bidding on a house that you are willing to skip a few steps to make sure you acquire the house of your dreams. You're suddenly willing to pay a few thousand more than you had intended. You're willing to go for a quicker closing date. You're even willing to skip the home inspection process, and just ask a knowledgeable family member to check it out for you. Slow down. Relax.

Don't let yourself fall in love with a house until you've had the house examined by a professional. The house could have any number of problems in structural, roofing, exterior, foundation, heating, plumbing, electrical, insulation etc. Even with newer homes, or ones that look flawless in your eyes, you'll never

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Why Customer Service Can Make or Break or Real Estate Agent's CareerWhat sets one real estate agent apart from the others? Is it their demeanor? Their experience? Their stats? The truth is that any and all of these things have the potential to work to the agent's advantage. But no matter where an agent's strengths lie, the need for customer service from a real estate agent is never going to diminish. It's the element that ties the rest of their brand together.

Making an Impression

Some people make an excellent first impression but have a difficult time keeping up with their initial efforts. Not such a good thing when you consider that real estate deals can last for months (or even years.) A real estate agent makes friends in their industry by being consistent each and every time they have a professional

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5 Tips for Buying a Newly Constructed Home Buying a brand new home can be one of the most thrilling things for a new homeowner—it's the ultimate clean slate just waiting to be filled with lasting memories. But buying a new home has a few caveats that really can't be ignored. Find out more about what's different with a new construction sale so there are fewer surprises.

The Timeline of Buying a New Construction Home

With a new home, buyers have to contend with the owner's schedules (which can be difficult enough). With newly constructed homes, buyers have to deal with delays from government authorities and nasty weather. Unfortunately, both climate patterns and local politics can be extremely unpredictable, so buyers should be ready for possible hiccups. However, it's important that

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When's the Best Time to Buy and Sell Your Home?When should I sell? How can I make sure that I will get the most for my home? I can’t afford to own two homes, so how can I be sure I don’t get stuck with my house?

Wondering when to sell? Hoping to make the most profit possible? Afraid you'll be stuck with two houses if your first doesn't sell? Let's talk about the art of timing, and how your timing will make or break your success.

Timing is a critical factor in determining the amount of money you can expect to get for your home. It is important to note that we are discussing a free, “no labour required” way to add thousands to the price of your home. Before figuring out when we should sell, we need to understand the two primary factors that will determine how effectively you can maximize

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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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Why Get Pre-Qualified For a Loan?If you are seriously considering buying a property in Calgary you should get pre-qualified for a loan first. By doing so, you will be taken seriously by your real estate agent and home sellers. It shows that you have taken a step towards buying a house and you are committed to it.

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

Your Agent Will Take You More Seriously

You will find that your real estate agent will work even harder to search for and get you the ideal home in the shortest possible time. If you do not spend some time to get pre-qualified for a loan, you may find your agent less enthusiastic to work with you. When you have obtained a loan…
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