Cleaning hacks for your home

By: Casper Boone

Cleaning hacks for your home

Tags: Home

House cleaning can feel like an endless struggle, but it doesn’t always have to be. The key is to work smarter, not harder, and these eight cleaning hacks will help you do just that. 1. Clean ceiling fans with a pillowcase This ingenious hack prevents dust and dirt from falling down on you and your floors during the dusting process. Place the pillowcase over the blades one at a time and wi...Read More

They may be watching

By: Casper Boone

They may be watching

Tags: Home

Individual privacy rights are an important point of law, but so is your freedom to take a picture. CREB® Member Practice has provided a few tips to protect yourself, your business and your clients when taking photos during showings and home inspections. REALTORS® Avoid capturing any images or audio of buyers, sellers or their properties without their written consent. Since you are ...Read More

One chance to make a great first impression

By: Casper Boone

One chance to make a great first impression

Tags: Home

You only get one chance to make a great first impression, so why waste an opportunity to get a leg up on other sellers? Whether it’s for better listing photos or to impress during showings, improving your home’s curb appeal doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are five cheap ways to boost your home’s curb appeal: Front door Your front door is one of the first things people...Read More

May is 'Moving Month'

By: Casper Boone

May is 'Moving Month'

Tags: Home

May is national “Moving Month,” which comes during a busy spring for the Calgary housing market, with record homes sales so far this year. All those home sales mean lots of people on the move. Unfortunately, there are always epic tales circulating about bad moving experiences, including damaged or missing items, bloated costs and even home furnishings held hostage. Mary O’Sulli...Read More

Spring Cleaning Tips you can do in a weekend

By: Casper Boone

Spring Cleaning Tips you can do in a weekend

Tags: Home

Our homes face extreme elements over the winter months. Taking care of your home’s exterior has long-term benefits; making small repairs now can prevent larger, more expensive problems in the future. These steps will help ensure there’s no serious damage to your home, and it remains energy efficient throughout the year. Any maintenance or repairs that involve going on the roof, or an...Read More

First Time Home Buyer Incentive - Is it right for you?

By: Karen Gloss

First Time Home Buyer Incentive - Is it right for you?

Tags: Home

Buying a home is a big deal for everyone, but particularly daunting for the first time home buyer (FTHB). So many things to consider but for the FTHB, the upfront cost of buying a home, in particular the down payment, is usually the hardest part. There are several programs, plans and incentives that can help buyers with their decision, but for those that qualify, the First Time Home Buyers Incenti...Read More

Is It Worth It?

By: Janine Ion

Is It Worth It?

Tags: Home

Whether you are updating with the intent to sell, or just freshening up your living space, it is important to differentiate between renos that have a good ROI and renos that will not see a return in the future. We often hear that "Kitchens and bathrooms sell homes", indicating that renovations in these rooms will give you the highest return on your investment. But what are some of the s...Read More

Hey there pumpkin!

By: Janine Ion

Hey there pumpkin!

Tags: Holidays

I can’t think of thanksgiving without thinking of Pumpkin Pie…and not just because of the whipped cream…although that doesn’t hurt! Holidays are a time to be spent with family and friends; visiting and remembering all we have to be grateful for in this crazy life. So why not make things easy on yourself? I found this amazing pumpkin pie recipe that is literally two step...Read More

Common Things to Look Out for Before Buying Your Dream Home

By: Janine Ion

Common Things to Look Out for Before Buying Your Dream Home

Tags: Home

  It is easy to become overwhelmed when you enter the home buying market. Friends, family, colleagues, and even acquaintances will give you their opinions if you are a first time home buyer. While most of them are looking out for your best interest, they are not fully aware of what is happening in the housing market. It is important for you to be prepared and have your own questions ready...Read More

Why You Should Consider Selling in the Winter

By: Janine Ion

Why You Should Consider Selling in the Winter

Tags: Homes

The season you sell your home can have an impact on how much you get for your home and how quickly it sells. The season that has the most success in selling homes is spring. This is a good time of year for families moving to new school districts and is also more convenient weather for moving. Because of this trend, most people will recommend waiting to list your home until after the winter is over...Read More