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Spring and Fall Walkabout

One of the most important parts of home maintenance are seasonal walkabouts around your home and yard to look for potential hazards and fixes before they become a problem. 

 

Keeping up with this maintenance will help keep your house and property in check and will prolong the life of part of your home like fencing, decking and building envelope.


Spring Walkabout

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For the month of July 2013 We have seen strong sales growth in Calgary's Real Estate market.  

 

Residential Sales Volume

Calgary's residential real estate sales totaled 2268 units which represents a 17% increase from the same period in 2012 and up 6% so far this year.

 

According to CREB's chief economist Anne-Marie Lurie, the June 20th flood that devastated Calgary and surrounding areas...

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April 2013 was another solid month in Calgary's Real Estate market.  The market has slowed slightly from back in February when there was a lot of talk of our 'insane real estate market' in the media.  

We are up just over 5% from the same period in 2012, and with the number of sales being almost the same we can sit comfortably knowing we are not heading down the same path as 2006/07....

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Rain Barrels and Composting Boxes

Every year the City of Calgary partners with Green Calgary to sell rain barrels and composting boxes at a discounted price. This is a great time to pick these up if you've considered utilizing them. Keep your eyes open for the advertising, usually early spring.


Rain Barrels

Rain Barrel

"Why should I have one?" you may be asking yourself. 

Good question - here are a few reasons:...

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How to Deal With Spring Clean Up Waste

Spring is upon us and it's time to get your yard under control after the snow melts.

What to do with yard waste

 

Though some of it can just be composted back into your yard, there can be branches or other organic puke that somehow appeared over the winter that is too big or not really ideal for the yard compost.


Do Not Send Organics to the Landfill

So what do you do with organic yard...

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As expected, January showed to be a strong start to the Real Estate market for 2013.  In comparison to last month the market had over 1000 new single family home listings enter the market over December taking a little presure off of our inventory crunch.

 

The total number of active listings increased by 10.6% over the month despite there being 16% more sales in the month.  

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City of Calgary Free Sand and Salt Mix

 

For the past several years I have been using the City of Calgary's free sand and salt box service for my home.  Based on how many people I see out there using the purchased products, I'm guessing this is not common knowledge - so I'm sharing.  

 

Calgary road salt side walk salt sandbox

City of Calgary Provides Free Road Gravel/Sand and Salt Mix


Check for a location close to you...

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Winter Readiness For Your Home

Preparing your home for the winter is very important - especially when living in a climate like Calgary. 

 

Winter can come quick and harsh.  The best time to prepare your home is in the fall while the weather is still warm and service companies are not super busy.


Fall Seasons in Calgary

Ten easy to-do’s for home winter preparedness

Furnace

I place this at number one...

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Prepping Your Yard for Winter

It’s that time of year again – yes, winter cometh. Here are 5 Tips to help prepare your yard and garden for our cold winters. 

Fall Walk-about: 

The exterior of your house needs attention throughout the year and this is a perfect time to do a walk-about around your yard and inspect your home.  Sometimes parts of your exterior envelope can come...

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