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Mortgage 101

If you’re in the market to buy a new home, one of the first items on your “to-do” list is usually to obtain a mortgage. Often, people will approach their own banks to find out what kind of mortgage they can get. However, for a purchase this big, it’s helpful to know there are options out there, and options mean potentially saving big time on your mortgage. All you have to do is put in the leg work!

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Bring Smart Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Control to Your Home

While most people have heard of the Nest Thermostat, few people outside the home building community know about the user-friendly, smart IAQ - but you should.

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Get the Look: Contemporary Zen Ensuite in Beacon Heights

A peaceful Zen retreat awaits the owners of this contemporary ensuite in Beacon Heights. By using natural materials, muted taupe, subtle textures and jewel-coloured turquoise accents, our designer was able to inspire a tranquil calm in our showhome’s ensuite.

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Part 2: What does Price per Square Foot Say about Your Home Value?

In part one of our Square Footage series, we examined the various ways a home’s square footage can be calculated in Canada. Given that square feet can be determined using inconsistent methods, it is important to know how your potential home, has been measured.

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Is Calgary’s Blue Cart recycling program affected by China? (Hint: Keep Recycling!)

You’ve likely seen the recent headlines about China no longer accepting recycled material from foreign countries, like Canada. In a recent blog post, The City of Calgary addressed what this means for our Blue Cart program and what Calgarians can do.

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Part 1: Square Foot Calculations in Canada

Inevitably when home buyers compare home values, the term “price per square foot” comes up. Before comparing two properties using this method, however, you’ll want to be aware of how exactly square footage is calculated, and how far it goes (or does not go) toward representing the actual value of a home.

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Pro Organizer Tips: What NOT To Do When Decluttering Your Home

Organizing and de-cluttering guru, Nicole Anzia of Neatnic, shares the five mistakes people make when attempting to de-clutter. Here are her helpful tips to conquer the clutter:

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