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Best Places to Buy Wine in Calgary

Calgary Wine, the best places to find that special bottle of wine in Calgary

You don’t have to be a connoisseur to enjoy a good bottle of wine, but you should know where to shop for the good stuff – where you’ll get good advice on what to bring to a party or to stock in the cellar of your Calgary home. 

There are a few shops I especially appreciate in our city, and a few that others appreciate as noted in several online reviews.   Here are just a few, and if you have any to add to the list, please let me know in the comments section!

Metrovino Fine Wines

I didn’t save the best for last – I put it first because they are an exceptional shop that does so much more than put bottles out on the shelf. ...

Calgary Home Owners Warned About Deadly Radon Gas

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Your little piece of Calgary real estate could quietly be killing you.

The soil on the Canadian prairies has some of the highest concentrations of naturally occurring radon gas in the country.  There’s no odour – no taste and no hissing sound as it seeps into your home.  While scientists have been compiling data on the prevalence of radon in Calgary since the 1970s, there is still not enough data to truly give us the whole picture.  But the preliminary findings are enough that every Calgary home owner should take action.

I watched some news stories this week about radon gas in the city and a new campaign called ...

5 Ways to Determine Resale Potential when Buying a Calgary Home

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With the January 1 mortgage rules on the horizon, estimated to affect about 20% of home buyers, people are scrambling to understand what exactly they can afford.  The fear – if you want to call it “fear” – is that people will be forced into a lower price range and will get less home than they want and perhaps, have to buy in different neighbourhood.

It’s important to keep one of the basic tenents of buying real estate in Calgary, and that is:  is this home a sound investment with good resale value down the road. ...

Little change in October 2017 Calgary real estate market

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Last month’s Calgary real estate statistics show the market in our city is in maintenance-mode.  No worse and no better when you look at Calgary as a whole.  A little worse in some areas and a little better in some.

The Good News

Starting on a positive note, October was a good month if you are selling a semi-detached home.  Duplexes or “paired homes” as some marketers are starting to call them, have seen the best improvement this year in terms of price gains.  The average price for a semi-detached home was $419,400 which is 3% more than 2016 levels.  Demand is up across the city for semi-detached.  It’s the only product that has experienced sales...

Smart Winter Curb Appeal Enhances Calgary Real Estate Listings

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The page on the calendar flips to November and buyers are also flipping through a record number of Calgary real estate listings online.  Looking for that one, unique property that catches their eye.

That’s another reason why it’s important to keep up that curb appeal even through the winter months, long after the grass has turned yellow and the leaves have fallen and, hopefully, been raked up and bagged.   You want your home’s exterior to look it best no matter what time of year it is.

Here are just a few ideas to make sure your home stands out so potential buyers, when they drive past your home, will see it looks...