April 2016

Found 3 blog entries for April 2016.

Curb appeal can have a huge impact on the perceived value of your home. Here in Calgary, the rough winters can take a major toll on our lawn, landscaping, roofs—pretty much everything! What’s the key to having a home that looks good all year long? Follow these six tips and your house will have great curb appeal each and every day.

  1. Cleanliness is key. You may already be in the habit of power washing your home, patio and driveway each spring in order to get rid of residual grime, but it’s a good idea to add a fall power wash to your schedule as well. This will get rid of leaves, rust and stains from the summer and autumn, giving you a clean slate before the snow starts falling.
  2. Garden for all seasons. When landscaping, include a mix of varietals:
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There’s always an upside to a downturn in luxury home pricing and here’s the silver lining for Calgary shoppers: Spring 2016 will be an amazing time to purchase your dream home. There’s been a decline in real estate prices and a weaker Canadian dollar will make Calgary’s million dollar home market attractive (and attainable) for both local and foreign investors.

The first three months of 2015 saw 99 sales of homes over $1mm in Calgary, while 118 homes with a million dollars-plus price tag sold in the same time period this year. We believe the local luxury market will be great for buyers’ in the months ahead.

Prices today have settled to a more approachable level—in fact a gorgeous home on Sifton Blvd that cost $6.5mm to build just sold for $3.3mm.

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So, you’ve bought a 5-bedroom luxury home, and one of those extra spaces is just calling out to become a dedicated home office. Or maybe you’ve already set aside an office space but you never want to actually work when you’re in there. How can you turn a spare room into a space that will truly be conducive to productivity? Just follow these 4 simple guidelines:

  1. Ensure privacy. Whether your home office will be a place to pay the household bills or a spot in which you can field conference calls, privacy will always be crucial. When selecting an area for the home office, make sure it can be closed off from the rest of the household and, if possible, set it up in lower traffic areas of the home.
  2. Keep it quiet. This point builds off the previous
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