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Flipping Your House, How to Trade Up

Selling Your Home for Top Dollar

Calgary Homes and Condo Sales

Dos and don't s to help you get the price you want and make sure

your big flip isn't a flop!

Getting ready to trade up? Then it's time to roll up your sleeves and

get your starter house (or condo) ready for the resale market. Here are

some dos and don't s to help you get the best price and ensure your big

flip isn't a flop.

Do paint It's one of the cheapest and easiest things you can...

Renovation Returns- How much will you get back?

Projects that can increase - or decrease- the value of your home!

Return on renovation costs: How much will you get back?


Canadians are investing in home improvement like never before: According to an Ipsos-Reid survey, two-thirds of homeowners intend to undertake renovations this year. While most plan to spend reasonable sums, others say they'll go all out: luxurious materials, home theatres, a Jacuzzi on the p 

atio...even $60,000...

20 Tips for Smart Buying Calgary Condos

Tips for smart Calgary Condo Buying!

As Calgary real estate prices soar, many Calgarians are rediscovering the joys of Calgary Condo living and buying Calgary condos. Before you leap, take a look at 20 Tips for Smart Calgary Condo Buying

Calgary Condo sales are at an all-time high. people are rediscovering the joys of condo living again, along with the low-maintenance, easy lifestyle that goes with having your very own castle in the clouds. And with housing real estate prices at high levels, a condo is an affordable...

Vermiculite Insulation

The Issue

Some vermiculite insulation may contain amphibole asbestos fibres. These products can cause health risks if disturbed during maintenance, renovation or demolition. However, there is currently no evidence of risk to your health if the insulation is sealed behind wallboards and floorboards, isolated in an attic, or otherwise kept from exposure to the interior environment.

Background

Insulation Example 1

Photo courtesy of CMHC

Vermiculite is a mica-like mineral mined around the world and used in a variety of commercial and consumer products because it is fire-resistant and has good insulation qualities. Of concern is vermiculite ore produced by the Libby Mine in Montana from the 1920's to 1990. It was sold as Zonolite® Attic...