Calgary Real Estate Alliance Blog: Calgary Real Estate News - Blog Archive: November, 2014

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November 2014

There are 3 blog entries for November 2014.

calgary christmas marketsThe holiday season has begun! When you're done decorating, head out to one of Calgary's holiday markets for the best in local and international gifts and goodies.

Market Collective Holiday Edition

With markets throughout the year, Calgarians were quick to jump on board with Market Collective. It all started in 2008, and each year has grown into a staple for local artists. This year, three weekends at the Chinese Cultural Center will see photographers, graphic designers, fibre artists, and much more behind intricately displayed booths, selling their handmade goods.

Adding to the supreme talent will be live performers, musicians, and even the Naaco food truck. If you’d like to get your hands dirty with silversmithing, soapworks, or leatherwork,

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buying home in winterThere's a common misconception that the only time to buy a home is in the spring and summer. With plenty of homes on the market, you're bound to find the right house, but if you just can't wait, don't fret. Here's why you should reevaluate your idea of the home buying seasons.

A Buyer’s Winter Wonderland

The market slows down with the dropping temperature, so there may be less homes on the market. However, that also translates into less buyers. A smaller pool of buyers when negotiating can give you the upper hand and give you a bit more wiggle room. Agents are often less busy as well, freeing up their plates for the winter buyer.

So when the mercury drops well below zero, what should you look for in a home?

The Winter Worthy Home


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Now that we're in full-fledged fall, Calgary’s parks are making a show of the changing seasons. The city’s blend of tree species makes for a unique palette of colours, and they’re best enjoyed with a brisk stroll through your favourite park. Here are three Calgary parks with stunning fall foliage.

Confederation Park

Named for the centennial anniversary of Canada’s confederation in 1967, this park is a Northwest Calgary favourite. No matter the season, you’ll find residents walking the paths or enjoying a picnic, and of course tobogganing in the winter. Confederation Park is a close choice for anyone living near the university or in the Kensington area.

Foliage in Confederation Park comes in the form of balsam poplars, red-osier dogwood, willow,

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