April 2015

Found 10 blog entries for April 2015.

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One of the newest and coolest features for a home is the pet suite. This is becoming a common trend and if you own dogs, you may be considering adding one to your home. Here are a few reasons why a pet suite is a great choice when remodelling or upgrading your home.

Pets are Family

Unless you are simply a cruel pet owner, you probably think of your pets as a part of the family. Most parents want each of their children to have their own room, so why not create a space specifically for your pets?

A Separate is Healthy

A separate space for your pets helps to give them an area they can think of as their own. This can help in many ways with training, rooming and with how your pet feels.

Creating your Pet Suite

There are many ways to go

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You can’t beat having an area of the house that is just for you. When you want to relax and indulge in your favourite “me” time activity like playing an instrument or sewing, sometimes the office, bedroom or living room won’t cut it. Whatever your hobby might be, it’s so beneficial to create a room that can be dedicated to your craft.

Some people just want room for a home gym so that they can skip the commute to the gym while others want a place to call their art studio. New homes are being designed to incorporate these specific needs so before you design your home, make sure your hobby room is planned out in advance.

Sound proofing

Keep in mind that whatever your hobby is, you may want to make the room soundproof so as to not disturb others

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There is a rumour going around that now may not be the right time to buy a Calgary home. This rumour has been circulating for years and if you believe it, there has never been a right time to buy a home. The right time to actually purchase a home is when you are ready and have the down payment to make the purchase.

It is always the right time to buy a home in Calgary. Housing statistics go up and down across the board but you can always expect them to stabilize over time. This is the true power of the housing market and of putting your money into something that is a long-term investment.

If you have a family it certainly is the best time to supply a home for your children. Most people would agree that a family home is the best environment for

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We have all heard about moving nightmares and if you have recently sold your house and are ready to make a move you'll want to avoid them. Here are some suggestions to help you avoid these types of bad situations so that they don't happen to you.

1. Plan ahead

One of the most common problems that people have to deal with is hiring a moving company at the last minute because they have put it off. As soon as you know the date of your move you should book the company right away. This gives you time to find out more about the company, their insurance policies and their track record. As well, many companies are booked months in advance especially on the weekends and at the end and the beginning of the month.

There are a lot of Calgary moving

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Finding the right gifts and souvenirs in Calgary isn't always easy. There are not a ton of places to go for souvenirs and finding a unique gift can take time. However, the right shops can make it much easier to find what you're after. Here are two spots to go for great gifts and souvenirs in Calgary.

Great Gift Baskets - 147 Panorama Hills Way NW

Great Gift Baskets is the go-to place for custom baskets for any occasion. Whether you need to send a corporate gift or you need a basket for a baby shower, they have just what you're after. They even dare you to stump them with a gift basket occasion they don't carry.

You will find baskets features gourmet food, fine wrapped products, high-quality chocolates and so much more. The store provides all

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Having an open house is one of the best ways to sell your property. It gets potential buyers into your home and they can look around without feeling any pressure. There are some things that you can do to make your home look more appealing for prospective buyers.  Here are some suggestions to help you prepare for an open house.

1. Your home should not have any excess clutter. It can be hard to organize everything in your home but your countertops should be free of anything besides necessary appliances. Dishes should be cleaned and put away, vacuum and sweep the floors. Think about how your home looks to someone who has never seen it before. People who see a neat and tidy house are far more likely to be drawn to it.

This goes for the outside of your

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Home Construction

When you have a special needs person living in your home, it’s important to consider their needs when it comes to remodelling or designing a home. Since you are no longer worried about what will look great in a home but rather what will make life easier for everyone in your family, different considerations are take into account when designing a home for someone with special needs.

When you’re looking for safety, easy to function and efficiency for your special needs family member, consider these design ideas for your kitchen, bathroom, hallways, bedrooms and living rooms.

Living Room

The Living Room needs to contain sturdy furniture with arms that can help someone get up and down. Avoid glare by keeping lights at eye level or on dimmers and

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Designing a home

Whether you're building a new home, redesigning your current home or shopping for an existing home, it's important to consider the kids. A family-friendly home design goes a long way to keep peace within the home. Kids are noisy, messy and love to be outside. Here are some of the things to consider when you want a family-friendly home design.

The Noise

Kids create quite a bit of noise, whether from video games, watching movies, playing games or whatever else they do. It's important to consider the noise and where it will be or your home can quickly look like a day-care centre.

A home with flexible spaces or kid-friendly rooms near their bedrooms is a great way to keep the noise contained in specific area. A play room or a game room in the

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Many people are caught in a dilemma when deciding whether to buy or sell an investment property during slower economic times. A slow economy lowers property prices, which opens up an opportunity for investment. You may also want to sell your property and liquidate your funds.

If you have access to funds or credit, you should consider investing in real estate when things slow down and prices go down.  Keep in mind that risks also go up and care should be taken when investing. The investment property should be inspected professionally before buying. Some of the homes may need extensive renovations.

Do not rely on pictures to make your investment decision. Plan an actual visit to the property and work with a qualified property inspector. Careful

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You may have the most beautiful home in your neighbourhood but you will be lucky to get an offer on it if the house smells overpowering like a dog. Even dog lovers would have a hard time falling in love with a place that reeks of the family pet. Fortunately, there are ways to overcome this problem when you are selling your home.

It’s a good idea to relocate your dog while you are selling your home if the odour is a major problem. The main reason is to prevent the same problem from reoccurring after you have gone through the hard work of clearing out the smell. Another reason is your dog could be hindering your chances of selling your home. The presence of a dog can make it difficult for your real estate agent to show the house and potential buyers may

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