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What Sets Bungalows Apart From Other Architecture Styles?

When it comes to picking different house architecture styles, there is a plethora to choose from. Everybody has different criteria for their preferences, lifestyle, and budget.

Bungalow-style homes are booming in popularity in Canada. A bungalow typically consists of a single-storey small house with a sloping roof and broad porch. These homes are full of practical arrangements and distinctive Bungalow details and designs that can match the needs of many different people. Keep reading to become an expert on the common characteristics of bungalow-style architecture.

Bungalows Feature One-Storey Living

Perhaps the most distinctive part of a bungalow-style home is the single floor. While some bungalows might have storage or attic space under the

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Calgary Neighbourhoods with Bungalow-Style Homes

Bungalow-style homes are extremely popular with buyers in Calgary. The common characteristics of bungalow architecture, including compact size, low-sloped roofs, large front porches, and expansive front windows, make them ideal in Calgary. The fact that they could be purchased as "kit" homes decades ago led to the proliferation of Calgary bungalows. Although modern-style architecture is more common in Calgary today, many first-time buyers are looking to put down roots in a bungalow. Keep reading to learn about some of the Calgary neighbourhoods with bungalow-style homes.

Mount Pleasant

The Mount Pleasant neighbourhood is situated in the north-central part of Calgary. The Trans-Canada Highway marks the community's southern boundary, providing for

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Tips for Moving Into Your New High-Rise Condo

Life is pretty sweet in Calgary, and the city is one of Canada's most famous for numerous reasons. It is a major component of the oil industry, and events like the annual Stampede have attracted over a million full-time residents. The Economist has dubbed Calgary as one of the most livable cities in the world for 7-plus years, giving it top scores for healthcare, education, and stability for residents.

The Calgary housing market is stable, and mortgage rates are reasonable. As many people are downsizing and rightsizing, high-rise condos in Calgary are widely popular. Condo prices have dropped a mere 1% and average $258K, so they are a good option for both buyers and investors. However, there's one difference between high-rise and low-rise condos

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High-Rise Condos with Calgary Skyline Views

As a consistent top-five contender for the title of North America's most livable city, it's no wonder that there are so many beautiful Calgary high-rise condos for sale. This growing community is the third-largest city in Canada, surpassed in population only by Toronto and Montreal.

Although its rapid growth can be attributed to the oil and gas industry, the city is an increasingly important hub for high-tech, aerospace, energy, e-commerce, insurance and banking. Tourism, with more than three million visitors each year, is a massive boost to the economy.

To accommodate the booming economy, high-rise condominiums are convenient to work centers, close to parks and recreational facilities, shopping, fine dining and entertainment. Five distinct

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High Rise vs Low Rise Calgary Condos

With 1.2 million residents and counting, the city of Calgary is one of the most populous metro areas in all of Western Canada. When choosing to move to a large metro area like this, newcomers may grapple with whether to seek out a high-rise or low-rise condo to live in. This guide will explore the difference between high- and low-rise condos in Calgary, their pros and cons, and what one can find on the market in this bustling city.

What Makes a Condo High- or Low-Rise?

As the names imply, low-rise condos and high-rise condos are differentiated based on how tall their respective buildings are. The definitions can also vary based on what city or even country is being discussed. For example, down in the United States, a high-rise condo building is

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Inspire Your Condo Design With These 10 Popular StylesWhether you opt to buy a home, sell your residence, rent a property, or develop a new construction home there are near-countless housing options in Calgary.

Condo living in Calgary is an excellent option with a ton of benefits.

A condo is easy to maintain, cost-efficient, and, in many cases, located in the best neighbourhoods in Calgary. And the good news is, styling a condo is no different from a house.

Here we have listed ten popular condo styles in real estate today. Keep reading to decide which condo type is best for your personality and lifestyle.

Art Deco

Art Deco, short for Art Decoratifs, is a style that has been around for 100 years and still packs the same punch as a popular condo style in real estate today.

Art Deco has a

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Best Suburbs Near Calgary, AB

Calgary is one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada. It has a healthy economy, tons of amenities, and is near some of Canada's most exciting outdoor activities. For many, moving to Calgary seems like an excellent choice. There are so many great Calgary suburbs to choose from, and each one offers something unique. How do people choose the right one? Many factors determine where buyers live: town/city size, proximity to work, and nearby amenities. Yet, there's one critical yet often overlooked factor that buyers should consider: property taxes. Where in Calgary do homeowners pay the lowest taxes? Keep reading to learn more about the Calgary areas with the lowest property taxes.

How Property Taxes Are Calculated in Alberta

When it comes to

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Calgary Condo Communities

Located just 50 miles east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies, Calgary is located in the Canadian province of Alberta. With over 1 million people, Calgary is one of the most populated cities within Canada and has been ranked as one of the most livable cities in North America.

In addition, Calgary is made up of a variety of places to call home, including highly walkable neighbourhoods, gated communities, and many popular subdivisions. However, any Canadian homebuyers looking to live a condo lifestyle should start by reading on to discover Calgary's best condo communities.

SOLA

SOLA Amenities

  • Kensington Pub
  • Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey
  • Mañana Imports
  • Purr

Located in Calgary's Kensington community, the SOLA

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Landscaping for Maximum Curb AppealIf you are planning to put your North Calgary home on the market soon, chances are good that you are already immersed in a flurry of painting, de-cluttering, and deep cleaning tasks to make sure that prospective buyers will find it both attractive and welcoming.

While doing this type of interior preparation is a very important part of getting buyers to want to purchase the home, sellers must also realize the importance of making sure that their home appeals to buyers when viewed from the curb, as well.

After all, getting prospective buyers to look inside the home begins by making sure they find the outside attractive enough to want to see the inside.

Start at the Curb

Today's families live busy lives, making it easy to overlook landscaping

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Schools and School Districts in Calgary

Calgary has grown in popularity over the years, and that growth is not expected to slow down any time soon. After consistently winning the title of being one of the best cities to live in throughout Canada, North America, and the world, it's no wonder the population is growing. As the population grows, those considering moving to Calgary will inevitably be curious about the schools that serve the community. From Calgary condos to luxury homes, the local real estate is located near excellent public schools, charter schools, private schools, and universities. Read on to learn all about the schools and school districts in Calgary, Alberta.

Public School Districts Serving Calgary

The Calgary Board of Education makes up the largest school district in

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