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An exterior paint job just has to happen from time to time. Depending on where you live, the type and quality of the materials used, and of course, mother-nature, it might be 5-15 years based on the variables. 

If you’re about to embark on this project, we recommend that you choose the highest quality paint that your budget allows as the paint will ultimately protect your home from the elements. A paint that resists mould and mildew, is durable and long-lasting, and resists fading will be the best bang for your buck. We are also on the ‘eco-boat’ and highly recommend that you read labels, and try to choose low-VOC paints and stains, our contractors recommend Cloverdale Paint.

To DIY or not to DIY? The second thing that makes a paint job last is the quality

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Residence Spotlight: Le Germain, CalgaryThe Le Germain name evokes images of striking architecture and vivid design. In fact, Le Germain is possibly the best exemplification of contemporary luxury in downtown Calgary. What many local homebuyers don't know is that you can actually live in this exquisite structure! Le Germain is a hotel, but it also offers select blocks of residences where occupants can enjoy Le Germain quality year-round. From the glittering city panoramas to the eye-catching artistic interiors, Le Germain is a pure masterpiece and a deluxe model of the ideal downtown lifestyle. Here is a sneak peek into the offerings of this trendsetting landmark:

Condotel Benefits

Le Germain residents are lucky enough to be able to experience the dual advantages of luxury condo living

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Stackable Residences: The Next Major Housing Trend?Calgarians enjoy everything downtown has to offer its residents, including cosmopolitan luxury condos and the contemporary architecture that seems to be taking over the city centre. These types of leading edge design experiments have long been considered the hallmark of such city centres. However, an exhibit at the Calgary Global Petroleum is indicative of an exciting new project that was spearheaded in Calgary but will be making its debut in areas of northern Alberta.

The project details a series of stackable, residential units that are fixed together to form work accommodation. While Stack Modular has created quick-build steel accommodation structures for work camps in the past, this is a brand new concept. Long gone are your days of cramped trailers

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Development of master-planned community

If you haven't heard of the Harmony project, you've been missing out on one of the biggest items in Calgary real estate. This cutting-edge project has designated Calgary as a frontrunner in the global sprint toward more intelligently designed neighbourhoods and communities.

In recent years, we have seen a shift in community planning where there is a strong push for design that maximizes convenience, ease, safety, and strengthens community. We have also seen a growing emphasis on contained amenities: facilities which ultimately create a town-like atmosphere for local residents. These values are exemplified in phenomena such as the pocket neighbourhood, but nowhere is it better illustrated than in what we've been hearing about Bordeaux Properties'

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The grass doesn't always have to be greener on the other side. Here's some great tips on how to keep your lawn healthy and vibrant this summer!

lawn care tipsWatering:

A healthy lawn only needs about 1 inch of water a week to stay healthy. If you're faced with water restrictions, its important to make sure you're maximizing your lawn's ability to retain moisture with what's available. As a general rule, the most beneficial time to water your lawn in the early morning for best water absorption. Between 11am and 3pm is the warmest part of the day, so any watering done at this time will likely just evaporate before it has a chance to be absorbed. You also don't want to water at night when there isn't any sunlight as this increases the chance of your lawn producing

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With spring in full swing and summer almost upon us, there’s no better time to get outdoors with your furry friend. Calgary has the largest number of off-leash dog parks, as well as the largest amount of off-leash space (close to 1300 hectares!) in all of North America! With 150 public off-leash dog parks located throughout the city, it can be difficult to decide where you should take Fido. To make it easier, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best Calgary dog parks for dogs (and humans) to enjoy. For a full list of off-leash areas and helpful information, visit The City Of Calgary website.

Sue Higgins Park

Southeast | Southland Drive and Deerfoot Trail SE | 62 hectares

Formerly known as Southland Park, Sue Higgins Park has been deemed by

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We recently blogged about prepping your Calgary home for spring, and touched briefly on HEPA filters for your allergies. Now that the sun is shining and we’re beginning to see the signs of spring, we thought we’d dive deep deeper into spring home tips by tackling the pesky topic of seasonal allergies.

As part of your massive spring clean, you should take stock of how your home could be hindering your lifestyle. The fix can be as simple as a vinyl mattress cover (dust-mite proof) or as in-depth as a massive cleaning.

In The Bedroom

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Summer means more time outdoors and less time curled up on a bed stacked with lofty pillows. Pare down the bedroom to not only cut down on the time it takes to make the bed, but to also reduce allergens. For

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Kensington has always been one of YYC’s trendiest and most sought after communities. That trend continues today, as more condo projects make their way onto the housing market and they sell out, fast. Not only are they enticing thanks to their location, but the designs are superior, bar none.

Developer Bucci is no stranger to the Sunnyside-Hillhurst condo world, having already sold out their Ven project. Not to mention that Tribeca in Mission is also all spoken for. Condo buyers need not fret, as there remains one project with condos for sale.

The Kensington, the condo complex slated to border 10 St NW and 2nd Ave NW, will house seven floors of concrete with wood and glass detailing. At the entrance, retail space will add some new square footage to

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The temperatures are rising, trees are budding, and if you’re an outdoor enthusiast of any variety, you’re probably aching to get ready for the new season! Looking for inspiration on which projects to tackle this summer? We’ve compiled a few DIY projects that will let you enjoy the sunny days to their fullest potential.

Gone are the days of dusty bikes, taking up prime space in the garage or shed. Many avid cyclists are bringing their main source of transportation into their living spaces, a trend popular in European countries and with micro apartment owners. What’s great about this project is the simplicity. A hook or two and you’re all set up.

Above: A large family can take advantage of their fence space to create unique bike storage.

If

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