July 2013

Found 7 blog entries for July 2013.

The time to call an agent is whenever you have a question. This can be a question you have about either buying or selling a home. Real estate agents know that this is a complex buying or selling decision for many. They don't automatically assume that every phone call they get will instantly lead to a home being put up on the market or a potential buyer ready to look at homes right now.

If you have a question you can feel free to call up a real estate agent to get it answered. A good agent will take the time to give you an honest answer. Real estate is in his blood and he won't mind giving a helping hand when needed.

An agent makes his career based on servicing the public to the best of his ability and being there for them when needed. He earns his keep by…
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Although the recent flooding here in Calgary was devastating, it's not the worst one that has ever hit this city. According to Harry Sanders, a historian, there were 3 other floods that occurred many years ago in Calgary that were even worse than the one that hit in June.The worst flooding periods happened in 1879, 1897 and then in 1902. These floods are listed with the worst one appearing first. In 1879, their were aboriginal peoplethat were living in the area but there wasn't a lot of settlement here except for the fort. Sanders says there was no measurement value attributed to the flood but according to all accounts it was the worst one.

During the second worst flood in 1897, buildings were flooded and bridges damaged. At the time, there were…
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 When the temperature rises, your dog will be feeling it more than you do. Imagine yourself putting on a fur coat and then spending some time outside. It wouldn't take long before you'd be feeling the heat and needing some immediate relief!

In the car

Of course, leaving any type of animal in a car during the summer months can lead to disaster very quickly. A vehicle will heat up just like a sauna even if you keep the windows open an inch or two. Even though you may not need to be reminded about it, there are many people out there that simply don't realize how quickly an animal can succumb to the heat in a car. Calgary officials receive a good number of complaints every month during this hot season about animals that have been left in vehicles. If you happen…
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While you've probably been doing your best to keep mold at bay after the recent Calgary flooding, you may be seeing some signs of it turning up even where it's least expected. There are different products that you can use to kill mold and some will be more applicable in certain cases than others.

Here are some of the most common types of mold-killing products that work well:

  • Bleach
  • Ammonia
  • Vinegar
  • Borax
  • Baking soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Grapefruit seed extract
  • Tea tree oil
More about bleach

Bleach is a great mold killer and can just about eradicate every type of mold species in the home and its spores. Once you have used bleach on the mold the surface will be more resistant to the future growth of mold and the surface will be…
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With an eventful start to the summer that included a devastating flood, Calgary is ready to continue with its tradition of summer festivals nonetheless. After all, this city needs to get back to some sort of normalcy and what better way than by holding the summer festivals that we've long been used to?

Everyone living in the city was impacteded in one way or another, either directly or indirectly, by the flood. With the cleanup and restorations on the go, it's time to focus on the present and future while putting the city back together again.

This weekend Kensington’s Sun and Salsa Festival and Fiestaval were held with many more events lined up for the next month. At Fiestaval, people were able to enjoy the diverse dancing and culture in Calgary while…
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There are more and more people that are house hunting as a single home buyer these days and if you are one of them there are a few things that you should think about before heading out to do your home shopping. You'll want to keep maintenance issues in mind, budget your finances thoroughly and consider what the resale value of your home will be later on down the line.

Maintenance issues

If you're on your own you'll have to shoulder the maintenance of the new home on your own rather than dividing it up between 2 or more people. This is one of the main reasons why single people often choose a condominium or a townhouse to live in. With this type of housing the community association often takes care of the snow removal, landscape and the maintenance of

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If you're looking for a contractor to help you with some of the flood damages that you have incurred recently, here are a few tips to help you find the right one. Not all contractors have experience with flood repairs and you may need somebody that's experienced in this area for certain things.

Ask about their experience

Find out whether the companies that you call have ever worked with flooding homes before. It's a lot easier working with a contractor that knows what a flood can do to a home and how extensive the damage may be underneath floors and behind walls.

Find out how long the company has been in business

You'll want to find a contractor that has a solid reputation behind him here in Calgary, even if you need to wait for his services.

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