Calgary Real Estate Alliance Blog: Calgary Real Estate News - Blog Archive: March, 2015

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March 2015

There are 4 blog entries for March 2015.

Spring is well upon us, and Easter weekend is just around the corner. It’s time to start gathering supplies for a spring home overhaul. It may be as simple as decluttering, switching out heavy comforters for lighter bed linens, or giving your house a top to bottom clean. And if you’re interested in a bit more, we’ve added some tips on increasing your home’s value for the spring selling market.

A thorough spring clean can work wonders, no matter if you’re selling your home or staying put. When the standard clean and organization is all done and dusted, move on to the technical essentials.

  • Check filters on your furnace and replace if necessary, and if you’re prone to the spring allergy season, opt for a HEPA filter.
  • Head outside and inspect
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micro condos calgary

With higher home prices, the cost of living, and the sheer size of the city, it only makes sense to see a greater number of younger professionals seeking out homes within the inner city. They’re closer to work and cut down on many costs. That being said, there’s only so much space available downtown, which translates into smaller homes. Young professionals living downtown aren’t complaining though: a smaller condo is the gateway to the walkable lifestyle in the heart of the city.

This trend is nothing new in other major cities, particularly in those with high density populations and no room to expand. So how are these micro condos different from the traditional tiny apartment or rented room? Rather than cramming too many tenants into an apartment

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moving to calgaryLiving in Calgary is a perfect storm of sorts. The diversity, coupled with the sheer opportunities, gives a unique edge to each community, particularly in arts and culture. No matter your interests or lifestyle, the city has an event or activity that fits your bill for weekend entertainment. It’s also a city that’s on the cusp of the latest trends, conquering the cupcake market long before other Canadian hubs and welcoming the foot truck bandwagon with open arms. It’s efforts like these, albeit a small sample, that put Calgary arts and culture on the national and international map.

Arts

Live music, galleries, fashion, and museums are at the center of Calgary’s arts and culture. While you can find events and installations of similar varieties in

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moving to calgary blogCalgary’s growth is immense, even in uncertain economic times, and with so many moving to the city, we’d like to help ease the transition. Here’s everything you need to know about living in this city, laid out in a two part series. From the basics, to jobs, to culture, we’ll highlight haunts and hotspots in #YYC.

The Basics

Calgary, the largest city in Alberta, is located east of the Rocky Mountains, and surrounds two major rivers, the Bow and Elbow. The city is divided into four quadrants (SE, SW, NE, NW), and the layout comprises generally a grid format. Tip: Home hunting? Make sure to double check the quadrant on the addresses of Calgary real estate listings, as some streets repeat.

Because the city’s western boundaries are so close to the

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