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Christmas MarketThis is the time of year when it’s fun to try arts and crafts. Holiday markets are starting to pop up around town and it’s the season to start buying holiday items you’ll need for the season. Stock up on Christmas gifts at these arts and crafts markets around Calgary before December.

Okotoks Christmas Festival

At the Foothills Centennial Centre this November 7th and 8th, you can enjoy Christmas shopping while listening to the Foothills Philharmonic Chorus. You can get old fashioned pictures with Santa, try kids’ crafts at Santa’s workshop and all donations for the day will go to the Okotoks Food Bank.

Enjoy shopping from over 100 local boutique businesses and artists featuring handmade, upcycled and unique products. The event will go from 4pm-9pm

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First came the baby boomers, and then came Generation X followed by the millennials. You don't hear a lot of talk about Generation X as much as you do about the boomers and the millennials. While the baby boomers are thinking about their future retirements the millennials are busy preparing for their mid-age years. In the middle, Generation X, the people born in the 1960s and 70s, are purchasing real estate with a different mindset than the other generations.

What Do Gen X Homebuyers Want?

According to a recent survey conducted by TD Bank, Gen X home buyers want freedom from their mortgages and don't want home loans to cramp their lifestyles. More than 2/3 of those surveyed said that they didn't want to allocate their entire budget to a mortgage

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There are many benefits that go along with home ownership such as the freedom to renovate, the ability to turn up your stereo a bit higher and the chance to sit out in your own backyard to enjoy a barbecue. There are also a lot of financial benefits associated with owning a home but we are going to take a look at the top 3 that include:

  • More financial control
  • Higher net worth
  • More borrowing power

More financial control

Let's assume that a person takes out a 25-year mortgage at a fixed interest rate. For the next 25 years of his life he is going to be able to budget for the mortgage payment and know exactly what is expected of him every month. A renter, however, never knows exactly how much his rent is going to increase when his lease

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Trending right now in the bathroom line of products is the rain shower head. If you love your morning shower and want the spray to shower down "just so", you're either going to love or hate this product. It's being promoted as the new luxurious and stylish alternative to regular shower heads but it will be up to you as to whether this is really the next big thing or not.

Why People Love Rain Shower Heads

Engineers have come up with a way to make the shower heads feel just like you are standing out in the rain. Today's models offer a wider surface area and larger water droplets. When these larger drops come down from the shower head they bounce into each other forming streams of fine droplets.

The effect is really quite amazing but whether

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CalgaryIt can be a struggle to love a place like Calgary in January, because it's so cold, but many locals still love their city. The seasons are part of what give the city its' charm. Winter doesn't have to be gloomy and here are many great reasons to love Calgary

Creative Young People

Calgary isn't losing many of the young people to other cities anymore. Many of the most creative from younger generations are sticking around because they want to make a difference within the city. This has helped to provide the city with a more well-rounded entertainment segment, along with other benefits.

Water Treatment Facilities

Have you ever lived somewhere with the worst-tasting tap water you'd ever put in your mouth? It wasn't Calgary. The water treatment

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There's been a long-standing rule in decorating that has been observed for years: don't mix patterns in the same room. This year, decor and design has reached new levels with flexibility at the forefront and an anything-goes type of attitude being embraced. Now you can mix and match patterns to your heart's content as long as it is done with style and artistic flair.

Some of the top home decorating experts have been working with different pattern types to create bold and magnificent looks that are different, unique, and nothing like you've ever seen before. Today's chic home fashion experts are also encouraging home owners to be daring and to mix things up a bit.

Here are a few of the insider secrets to designing a new look based on a combination

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It's time to move out and move on with your life and before you start your house shopping it's important to get your financial picture straightened out first. When you know exactly what you're dealing with financially it makes it a lot easier to do the house shopping without having any doubts on your mind about your savings and ability to pay the mortgage every month.

If you're a budget-minded person that is good with money and knows where every penny goes, you're probably thinking right now that this is a basic fundamental that everybody would be aware of. Unfortunately, if you are one of these people, you are actually one of the few that is on top of their finances. Most people aren't able to handle money properly, stick to a budget or even know how

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