May 2019

Found 20 blog entries for May 2019.

The Best Meditation Classes in Calgary, ABCalgary has a wide variety of excellent places to take meditation classes and places to learn about different types of meditating if you're interested in pursuing it. You can take group classes, acquire one-on-one training, and even go on retreats.

I Meditate Calgary

Coming each April, I Meditate Calgary will provide a gathering place for people to meditate together at the BMO Centre in the Palomino Room. This is an event to symbolize the need for a stress-free and violence-free society. By meditating, you can relax your mind and re-energize through breathing. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will lead the event, along with a few others coming up in the Calgary area.

Those interested in becoming a part of the movement can attend the launch event on April

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The Best Beer and Alcohol Tastings Across CalgaryTaking a tour of a brewery or a distillery can be quite a bit of fun. If you have a group of good friends that all enjoy beer or liquor, one of the Calgary boozy tours and tastings is perfect for you. Here are some of the top choices.

Eau Claire Distillery

This distillery is one of the most popular in the area. They took over the historic Turner Valley Theatre and allow tours regularly. With the historic building and the distillery all in one place, this is well worth the drive for your boozy tour.

You will get to enjoy a "farm-to-glass" distillery that uses all Alberta ingredients. If you just go for a tasting, you can visit from 10am to 4:30pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Tours are available by appointment only.

The Grizzly Paw

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When Can You Move to a New Home Without Losing Money?This is quite a loaded question that can receive a lot of different answers depending on who you're talking to. The average time that's being quoted as a generality is five years, but there can be a lot of different determining factors that will lead you to the ultimate decision to start looking for an upgrade.

You'll want to make sure that the price gains will be able to make up for the purchase costs of buying a new home and selling your existing one. You are going to be incurring certain expenses as a buyer,which will include moving costs, legal costs, a title search, mortgage application fees, home inspection expenses and legal fees.

As the seller you'll need to factor in the costs of the brokerage commission and the additional legal

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Home Buying Red Flags All Buyers Must KnowBuying a new home is a huge investment, and buyers want to ensure that the home they buy is right for them. As buyers go to home showings, they will discover that some homes have big problems that become deal breakers. However, what they may not realize is that homes may also have problems that aren’t so obvious. Here are some big red flags, both visible and otherwise, that all home buyers should be looking out for to protect themselves  from a bad deal.

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

1. Everyone Is Moving Out

Some seasons are more popular for moving than others, so buyers may see multiple homes in the same neighborhood for sale.

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Why Homeowners Might Need to Sell Their Homes QuicklyWhen you're looking through listings of homes for sale you may see a few mentioning that the owner is highly motivated to sell. There are quite a few reasons why a home may need to be sold quickly, and here are the top seven reasons sellers come to this decision.

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

1. Difficulty Selling the Property

Properties can be difficult to sell for a number of reasons. Quite often there is something dramatically wrong with the house making it undesirable such as foundation problems or serious structural concerns. Another reason could be that the asking price of the home may be too high, so sellers reduce the

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The Best Mothers Day Brunches In CalgaryThere are special Mother's Day brunches occurring in many restaurants across Calgary on this special day that celebrates moms and everything they do for their children. Take her out for a brunch at her favorite restaurant or surprise her with a new menu to choose from at a different place. Here are just some of the brunches available in the city this year:

Chop Steakhouse & Bar in Chinook

For a special indulgence in crab and steak, take your mother out for a spectacular brunch this Sunday. Whether mom loves succulent fresh seafood, prime cut beef, or prefers traditional breakfast and lunch fare items, Chop Steakhouse & Bar in Chinook will delight her every sense. The brunch runs until 2 PM, and Mother's Day reservations are recommended.

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The Best Neighbor Day Events in CalgaryNeighbour Day is a holiday in Calgary that began about 5 years ago, after the city experienced devastating floods and the local residents banned together to overcome the devastation. Now, it's a beloved annual tradition that aims to celebrate what makes the city of Calgary great. There are activities and events planned throughout the city, all of which are designed to bring people together.

These are the best celebration ideas for Neighbour Day in Calgary:

Neighbour Day Market

For centuries, markets have been a gathering place where people can take care of business, have a conversation with their neighbours and get a bite to eat. The first Neighbour Day Market will take place from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on June 15 at the Panorama Hills

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The Best Summer Festivals in CalgaryThere are a number of great festivals in Calgary year-round, and as the air warms up and spring gives way to summer, people flood the streets in search of a great festival to attend. If you're interested in visiting a festival this summer, look no further than one of these great Calgary summer festivals.

The Calgary Fringe Festival

The Calgary Fringe Festival is coming this August. This festival is an uncensored theatre festival and started in 1947 in Edinburgh, Scotland. It has become one of the largest art festivals in the world and the Calgary festival is the second largest in the world drawing nearly 800,000 guests each year.

Plenty of entertainment will be provided with many different shows taking the stage.

If you need more

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Home Addition Planning TipsInstead of buying a new home, some homeowners come to a point and need to update their space to meet changing needs. However, Canadian residents cannot build a home addition without taking into account various factors. Not doing so may result in issues when going to sell a home. What do homeowners need to know before constructing a home addition? Understand how to build an addition that will accommodate various needs and meet legal requirements.

Decide What You Need to Achieve

Determining specific goals will help in designing and budgeting for a home addition. Canadian residents may want to:

  • Improve traffic flow;
  • Boost storage space; or
  • Increase living space.

Homeowners need to map out what a home addition will accomplish,

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Buying a Home? Why Care About Credit ScoresCanadian residents may want to move from renting to owning a home. In some areas, it may be a great time to snap up an available property and start building equity in a home of your own. One key element that will be reviewed by any potential lender is that of a mortgage applicant's credit score. Potential homebuyers who anticipate requiring a mortgage loan in order to afford to purchase a home need to look at their credit scores and learn more about the relationship between credit scores and mortgage loans. Those with high credit scores may be easily preapproved for a mortgage, reducing the possibility of potential obstacles when working with a seller in competitive housing markets, such as Vancouver and Toronto.

A credit score is only one

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