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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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Happy Holidays from Broadview Homes

It’s that time of the year, the glorious season of giving. It’s also a time to express our gratitude to everyone we’ve had the pleasure to work with throughout the year.

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How to Care for Poinsettia Plants

Contrary to popular opinion, poinsettias do not have to be just a holiday decoration. With a little attention, your poinsettia can live much longer, and with a little understanding about what makes them thrive, they can stay beautiful well past the holidays.

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Fun with Christmas Light Displays Around Calgary

It’s a holiday tradition that lights up our dark nights at this time of year. Watching all the glittering, sparkling lights brings the excitement, joy and hope of the season to life.

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Get the Look: Calm, Elegant Kitchen in Ranchers Rise

Dotted throughout our showhome in Ranchers Rise are stunning creations. Art and nature easily appear side-by-side in rooms, as can be seen by the sculptural driftwood on one side of this kitchen juxtaposed to the 3-dimensional climbers on the other.

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What New Mortgage Stress Test Rules Mean for Calgary Home Buyers

On October 17, 2017, Canada’s banking regulator, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) introduced new residential mortgage guidelines that will require all homebuyers to pass a financial “stress test” when applying for a mortgage. Until now, only those putting less than 20% down, and those with less than a five-year term, have had to meet the OSFI stress test requirements; however, things are changing and it’s important for all home buyers to understand the evolving world of mortgages in Canada.

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