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10 Things to do this Long weekend near Calgary

Art in Banff, ghosts in Canmore, beer in Lethbridge and a whole lot more. The Victoria Day weekend in Alberta is considered by many to be the official start of camping season. However, to many more it’s known as one of the most fickle weekends of the year, with unpredictable weather, over-excited revelers prematurely going whole hog for summer and kids restless in the face of the soon-ending school year. Give yourself a break and take it easy by picking from our list of nearby, last-minute options for long weekend fun. From sporty to leisurely and boozy to supernatural, you can find something to accommodate whatever strikes your fancy this weekend. Click HERE for full details.

Best Places to Live in Calgary!

Alberta’s largest city, Calgary, is situated 80km east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. It is known as the sunniest major city in Canada with an average of 2,300 hours each year and is home to the Calgary Stampede, a 10-day outdoor event with incredible shows, amazing food and non-stop entertainment.

We know that Canadian’s truly celebrate the liveabililty factors of their neighbourhood – the qualities that give homeowners the true satisfaction of their home within the context of a neighbourhood. In fact a Leger survey conducted by RE/MAX revealed that 89% of Canadians recommend their neighbourhoods to others. Unlike your home, neighbourhoods cannot be changed, so it is important to assess what qualities are important to you before you purchase. Luckily, when it comes to Calgary, there is a lot of celebrate in terms of liveability.

A survey of RE/MAX Brokers revealed that the best places to live in Calgary are Inglewood, Hillhurst and Charleswood areas rank as the top three all-around liveable neighbourhoods for access to green spaces and parks, walkability, access to retail stores and restaurants and ease of getting around/public transit.

In the same Leger survey, six-in-10 Canadians put easy access to shopping, dining and green spaces at the top of their liveability criteria. Proximity to public transit (36 per cent), work (30 per cent) and to preferred schools (18 per cent), as well as cultural and community centres (18 per cent) fall out of the top five neighbourhood wants and expectations. So how does Calgary stack up?

f you are searching for the best place to live in Calgary, you should know that North Haven Upper, Renfrew, Chinook and Meadowgate Park rank as the top hidden gem neighbourhoods to housing supply, affordability and liveability factors.

We are a family real estate team who has been serving Calgary since 1977 and we love what we do and where we live! Please do not hesitate to contact Doug, Susan or Kristen with any of your real estate needs. www.penleymcnaughton.com

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A GENERAL CONTRACTOR

mbarking on a new home build or major home renovation can feel like a complicated and daunting process. Here are a few things you can expect when you work with a general contractor: Click HERE for the full article.

1.A detailed, written contract.

2.Obtaining permits.

3.Scheduling of trades and sub-contractors.

4. Project management and open communication.

5. A schedule for the project.

6. Safety and clean-up.

 

It’s that time! Calgary’s housing market outlook for 2019

Economic challenges to affect Calgary’s housing market in 2019:

There are signs that supply in the market is starting to adjust to slower sales, but the pace of adjustment is expected to be slow. Overall, it will help reduce some oversupply in the market and put the industry in a more stable position by 2020.”In this market, buyers have the advantage of choice. A REALTOR® can help buyers find a home that best fits their lifestyle,” said Alan Tennant, CREB® CEO. “For home sellers, knowing all the data and facts surrounding their home is critical to maximize their selling price. Working with a real estate professional can take the guess work out of the process.” Please contact us with any of your real estate questions as we are more then happy to help! Click HERE for the full real estate outlook from the Calgary Real Estate Board.

 

We are a family real estate team who has been serving Calgary since 1977 and we love what we do and where we live! Please do not hesitate to contact Doug, Susan or Kristen with any of your real estate needs. www.penleymcnaughton.com

3 renovations that turn a house into a home

  • If you think your home needs remodeling, a great place to start is in the kitchen. The kitchen is generally the most used room in the home.
  • Bathroom renovations and bathroom additions are a worth while home improvement. Just like a kitchen renovation, bathroom renovations can improve the resale value of your home
  • Basement remodels can nearly double your home’s functional living space. You can upgrade your retro basement to a comfortable family room with spare bedrooms or get creative with a new basement design for your unfinished basement.
  • For the full article please click HERE.