The upside of downsizing

Popularity of condo living among seniors is on the rise When it comes to choosing a home later in life, age often brings thoughtful consideration of what really matters. More and more in Calgary, that wisdom is leading seniors to choose condominiums as the place to live out their golden years. “Five years ago, when […]

Love of the land

Extensive amenities and green spaces make Ranchlands a secret gem in Calgary’s northwest Located at the confluence of Nose Hill Drive and Crowchild Trail in Calgary’s northwest, the community of Ranchlands – developed in the 1970s – retains some of the unique, natural features of its namesake ranching lands. In the centre of the community, […]

The big chill

Things to consider when replacing your refrigerator Does the inside of your refrigerator have a permanent funky smell? Does the freezer section look like a landscape from the North Pole? If so, it might be time to buy a new refrigerator. Sheldon Mahe, an appliance expert at Trail Appliances in Calgary, says anyone upgrading from […]

September in the garden

Gardening tips as autumn arrives I walked the dog in a sweater this morning. Soon I will be wearing my down jacket. So, is this all we get? Is it the end of the garden season? No way! Hold your horses and follow these dos and don’ts to get the most out of our shrinking […]

Growing closer

Community gardens bring neighbourhood residents together When Lynn MacCallum helped out with the Cliff Bungalow Community Garden during its construction in 2014, it was with a view towards having some garden space of her own. “We are in a condo, and like many people in the neighbourhood, we didn’t have access to growing food in […]

Centre of the action

Tracey Hodgson secured her ideal lock-and-leave lifestyle with a new Inglewood condo At 55, Tracey Hodgson is on the cusp of retirement. She and her husband are winding down their business commitments (she owns a beauty supply company) and plan to cycle between periods of work and play. They recently purchased a strata-type lake property […]

Top of the class

Nearby, quality schools are a must for many Calgary homebuyers Tiffany Gaura wanted her two young kids to be able to easily walk to school without crossing a busy road. In March, the family moved into the northeast, inner-city community of Bridgeland, two-and-a-half blocks away from the specialized Langevin School – a Calgary Board of […]

What’s This? A New Look for an Iconic Brand

After 44 Years, RE/MAX Reveals Refreshed Brand Identity  KELOWNA, BC and TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2017 /CNW/ – The world’s most productive real estate network* is getting even stronger. RE/MAX Co-CEOs, Dave Liniger and Adam Contos, revealed today a refreshed family of RE/MAX brands, including the world famous balloon…

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The auction block

It’s the latest real estate trend and it’s catching on quickly in Alberta – selling luxury properties on the auction block. Although selling real estate through an auction process might seem like a new idea here in North America, Murray Lange, Alberta and British Columbia business development officer for New York-based Concierge Auctions, says the […]