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Taking the Plunge - Calgary Bridal and Finding a Calgary Home

After the wedding ends and the party is over, it is time to start thinking about a place to call home, your first martial home of all your own. While some newlyweds choose to rent, some prefer to own their new home together.  Weddings can be so expensive , just ask any bride to be and she will te

Calgary Bridal Guide and Calgary Homes for Sale - After the wedding where will you begin your lives?

ll you the budget is nearly always higher than anticipated leaving many newlyweds over extended and in marital debt after the wedding.  With all that debt from the wedding , what options are there for the purchase of a home in terms of down...

Providing Alberta's Slice of Upper-end Happiness in Horsepower: Jaguar of Calgary

Providing Alberta's Slice of Upper-end “Happiness in Horsepower”: Jaguar of Calgary 1Writer: Jon Weirman

Mad Men” has always been known as one of the most brilliant TV portrayals ever regarding the perils, pride, and rewards of the advertising business, and taking place in the last 1960's gave it a unique flair. After being challenged to come up with a tagline for Jaguar, they put their heads together and lamented in one sweeping and all-encompassing statement that the brand name offers “At last, something beautiful you can truly own”. These fictional advertising...

Calgary Real Estate Soon to Bounce Back: Rebound On the Way

Altus Group Claims Calgary Soon to Bounce Back: Rebound On the Way1When we provide you as the reader news from the Tost Realty Group, we happen to love the days when it is positive! According to a recent report by the Altus Group, the main reason that the housing market has been a bit lackluster this year was the absence of first-time buyers, but all indicators point to the fact that they will soon be back shopping for Calgary Real Estate. Patricia Arsenault, VP of research and consulting services at Altus Group claimed that “With all of the policy changes...

4 Steps for Increasing Storage Space in Your Bedroom

Steps to increase your storage space in your bedroom

No matter the size of your bedroom, finding the space to store all of your clothes, jewelry and other items can be difficult. With a little creativity, however, you can increase the amount of storage space that you have available while also keeping all of your belongings within easy reach. To that end, here is a look at some great ideas for better utilizing your bedroom for storage of personal belongings. 

Step #1: Map Out Your Space 

Before you begin looking into storage options or ways to integrate your belongings into your bedroom’s décor, take some time to map out the space that you have available to you. Take measurements of your wall space, making sure to take note of where your windows and doors...

5 Tips for Making a Small Bathroom Appear Larger

Tips for making a small bathroom seem larger

Dealing with a small bathroom can be difficult at times. Fortunately, while there may not be much you can do to physically expand the overall size of your bathroom, there are a few decorative steps that you can take to trick yourself into feeling like the space is larger than it actually is. 

Tip #1: Get Creative with Mirrors

Mirrors are great assets to any bathroom. Not only do they help you with getting ready to start your day, but they can also help to create the illusion of more space. Rather than simply hanging one small mirror above your vanity, mirror an entire wall. The reflection of light will help to brighten up the space while also fooling your eye into thinking the...

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Country for Retirement

Where to live in retirement? What country

When considering another country for retirement, the number of options can feel overwhelming. From Mexico to the Caribbean, the choices are seemingly limitless. If you are thinking about retiring to another country, but you aren’t quite sure which country is right for you, here are a few tips to help you select the best retirement country. 

Tip #1: Choose Someplace Affordable

While this first tip my seem obvious, the reality is that many who consider moving to another country fail to properly determine how much they can afford to pay for a retirement property and how much they can afford to spend toward their desired lifestyle each month. First, you need to calculate how much you...

5 Tips for Buying a Vacation Home

Aerial beach house

Are you interested in purchasing a vacation home? Whether you want a vacation home in Huatulco, Mexico or Nassau, Bahamas, there are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure you are pleased with your decision to purchase a vacation home. To that end, here are five tips to keep in mind when making such an exciting purchase. 

Tip #1: Consider How You Plan to Use the Home 

Everyone knows that the first rule of real estate is location, location, location. When purchasing a vacation home, this rule still applies. Aside from thinking about your dream location for a vacation home, you also need to consider how you plan to use it. If you are looking for a place that is easy for you and your family to visit...

Making House Buying Simple with a Real Estate Broker in Calgary

Calgary Real Estate Agent

When buying a house in Calgary,  finding the right real estate agent to represent you is one of the keys to finding the right home to suit your needs. As you search through your options, it is helpful to understand the differences between a real estate broker and a real estate agent as well as how these professionals can help you through the buying process. 

What is the Difference Between a Real Estate Agent and Real Estate Broker? 

A real estate broker is a professional who is licensed to manage his or her own business. As independent sales people, they often sell real estate that is owned buy others. In addition to helping clients...

Simple Tips for Designing Your First Child’s Bedroom

A Child's Bedroom Design

As a first-time parent, you undoubtedly want to create a bedroom for your child that is both safe and adorable. In addition to creating a space that reflects your style and taste, you also need to design the room in such a way that allows you to easily tend to the needs of your child. Since these needs change over the years, your goal should also be to design a bedroom that can be easily modified to reflect the needs of your child at each stage of growth. To that end, here are some tips to keep in mind when designing a bedroom for your child. 

Purchase Transitional Pieces 

Many furniture options currently on the market allow you to change the piece as your child grows older. Cribs that can be converted to toddler beds, for example, allow the furniture...