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Calgary Community Association Cleanup Calgary is comprised of more than 200 amazing neighbourhoods.  If you’re purchasing a new Calgary home, familiarize yourself with your neighbourhood and learn how to get involved with your local community association.

A Personal Touch

While the city as a whole is operated by the municipal government with the Mayor and Councillors, each neighbourhood has a community association run by a volunteer directors and members.  It’s the purpose of each association to keep the community connected, to offer social programs and events and recreation.  Most associations, which are separate from home owners’ or residents’ associations, have a meeting hall and are responsible for operating the neighbourhood outdoor skating rinks.  The tireless volunteers

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Selling Your Home? Here's How To Market ItWhen selling a home, visibility is key to finding potential buyers, and that’s where marketing comes in. Working with a real estate agent will help with some of the marketing, but there are even more ways homeowners can help their home that don’t just rely on giving a collection of photos to their agent. Here are some of the different ways homeowners can market their home to help it reach the right audience.

Take Quality Photos

Online listings are typically going to be the first place a buyer will see the home, so the listing needs to have the best photos possible to fully show off all of the home’s best features. Homeowners can either do this themselves if they have some experience with photography, or they can hire a professional

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When You Should Call a Plumber When you own your own South Calgary home, it helps to be handy. But even someone who is all thumbs may be able to navigate some plumbing issues without too much trouble with the help of a wrench and YouTube.

Plumbing is the most common cause of do-it-yourself disasters in the home so it pays to be careful at the first drip of errant water.

Do it Yourself or Dial a Pro?

There are minor problems that every Calgary homeowner should know how to fix. Just as you wouldn’t call an electrician to change a light bulb, there are some jobs that don’t require a lot of skill.

Examples of these kinds of situations include:

The Toilet is Running

If you constantly hear that noise of water running through pipes in your home, first make sure the

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Baby Room Decorating Ideas When you first begin shopping for items on your baby registry, you're likely to be overwhelmed in the presence of so many nursery decor themes. There are adorable zoo animals, beautiful butterflies, trucks and trains, and a whole slew of branded movie characters to choose from to personalize your baby's nursery. 

Though going all out on a theme is very tempting, it may make the room more difficult to remodel or sell later on — exactly no one has a baby forever.

Instead, try these tips for designing a child's bedroom that will look great at all ages.

Choose a Sophisticated Colour Palette

If there's one thing your child will reject in in his or her second decade of life, it's likely a room awash in baby pink or powder blue. Try starting

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Calgary Inner City Neighbourhoods

Looking to move to the inner-city neighbourhoods in Calgary? There are many things that make inner-city Calgary neighbourhoods a beautiful place to live.

Most people choose Calgary inner-city living because of the location. They want to be close to the action rather than way out in the suburbs. 

Each community offers that great, sought-after location but there are other big attractions to many of Calgary’s inner-city neighbourhoods.

Elbow Park

Located west of Elbow Dr SW and within walking distance of downtown, the Elbow Park community is where the Glencoe Club is located and the historic Christ Anglican Church.  Church bells peel out over the neighbourhood every Sunday and the extra-wide sidewalks with grassy boulevards make Elbow

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Senior Citizens Selling HomeThe older we get the less likely we want to go through the hassle of selling our home and moving.  It’s a lot of work and very disruptive and honestly, the majority of people over the age of 65 don’t want to do it. Senior citizens are reluctant to leave their friends, to get rid of possessions and say goodbye to a home they have lived and loved in for decades.

So why do seniors decide to leave it all behind and change their surroundings?

The City of Calgary conducted a survey and questioned a random sample of senior citizens to get the reasons behind their move. The goal was to help the city’s social services departments do some planning around senior housing and economic assistance programs.  The results were very interesting.

Of the 500

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No child is denied entrance into a public school in Calgary.  The only problem is that if you choose to live in one of our city’s newest neighbourhoods, the nearest public school is probably not down the street.  A long journey on a school bus is not optimal for many Calgary families and large fields in new suburbs sit in wait for when the future-school-here signs to come down and for construction to begin.

The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) is long on plans to catch up with Calgary’s unprecedented growth and has announced some concrete plans now for schools in newer neighbourhoods in the north and south ends of the city, to the tune of $540 million in construction costs.

That includes the addition of three new schools in their current capital

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It’s no surprise to Mr. and Mrs. Average Calgarian that the City of Calgary has devalued residential homes in Calgary.

The 2016 tax assessments are being delivered to Calgary residences this week and the effects of our sour economy are evident in overall residential values.

The median assessed value for a single-family home, which is different than the average value, is actually up from 2015 by $5,000.  Condominiums are down by $10,000 to $280,000.

The bulk of Calgary’s residential homes remained relatively stable, however the assessed value of Calgary luxury homes dropped dramatically according to Nelson Karpa, city assessor.

Comparing 2016 to 2015, Nolan Hill in Calgary’s extreme North West has been hit the hardest for an assessment

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Gold - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/trysil/5865597031

Golf is one of the most popular sports in Canada, and Calgary offers the ultimate golfing destination because it houses some of the best courses. Calgary is equipped with a wide range of golf courses to choose from and great views to enjoy while teeing off. Here are some of the best golf course you should definitely consider playing in Calgary.

GlenEagles Golf Course

Situated in a beautiful and serene area just next to the Rockies, the GlenEagles Golf Course offers a memorable golfing experience with 18 holes to enjoy. The beautiful mountain scenery coupled with the carefully constructed course offer one of the best golfing experiences you will find anywhere in Canada.

HeatherGlen Golf Course

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