January 2017

Found 3 blog entries for January 2017.


pipe, pipeline, TCP, transcanada pipeline


Donald Trump. Whether you love him or hate him, the man is officially President, and one of the first moves he’s made in office is the reimplementation of constructing the Keystone XL Pipeline. While Trudeau and Notley may be thinly veiling their environmental concern and approving the pipeline’s go-ahead, Trump’s move will bring Alberta what we’ve been waiting for: Jobs. The Calgary Real Estate Board’s 2017 Forecast explained in detail how Calgary has suffered from the shocking 10% unemployment rate, from the dramatic net migration outside of the Calgary city limits to the tightened economic budgets cross-province. Mayor Nenshi has even been quoted saying that Calgary currently has the highest unemployment rate of Canadian cities.


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light switch, kid, cute

I’ve often walked into the room of a dark, unfamiliar space and done the Light Dance. This dance occurs when your vision is compromised by the dark, your legs are still planted in the lighted hallway, and your hand is pawing at the wall until you find the light switch. I’m sure I’m not the only one to have done this particular dance, and often this happens from a lack of thoughtful design. Thoughtful design focuses on all aspects of a space. From the way the furniture is arranged, to the small details- like the accessibility of a light switch- thoughtful design is the impetus for the creation of the feeling that home buyers are after. In other words, thoughtful design is the key to selling livability.

Each fixture, placement, and architectural

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With the new year having barely started, 2017 is chock full of potential for new opportunities. It’s an old real estate saying that spring is a good time to sell your home, and with spring just a few months away, now is the time to think about selling. The first step to selling your home is to hire a Realtor®, but they can’t just be any person off the street. They should exhibit the skills of an agent worthy enough to sell your home. So, what makes a good Realtor®? Here are five qualities that a successful Agent should exhibit.

  1. Reliable- Reliability is a key factor when choosing an Agent. Do they have a certified Realtor® license? Are they actually watching out for their clients’ interest, or are they simply working to get the best deal for

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