Calgary Inner City Blog

Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter

Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on older adults. Although winter comes as no surprise, many of us are not ready for its arrival. If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, […]

Feb 6, 2017
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Top 10 Restaurants in Calgary

Top 10 Restaurants in Calgary  We went, we ate, we debated and these are the best overall restaurants in Calgary as selected by a panel of judges for our 12th Annual Best Restaurants Awards. The following is the list from our 2015 Best Restaurants Awards. Click here for the Best Tried and True Restaurants from […]

Jan 12, 2017
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What its like Being a LandLord? And Some Tips!

CALGARY — Leaky faucets, broken water heaters, late rent — these aren’t the only issues that landlords have to deal with. In the 12 years Rod Faulkner’s been renting out properties in Calgary, he’s dealt with unpaid gas and water bills, one physical threat and three trips through the civil court system to sue for […]

Jan 5, 2017
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Buy Or Sell First!

So you are homeowner, don’t know to buy or sell first? Here is a few tips on what to do! Your family is growing and you need a home that can grow with you. So, as you start thinking about your impending move, you’re left with the lingering question “should I buy first or sell […]

Dec 29, 2016
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20 Things to do in Calgary without Breaking the Bank!

20 Things to Do in Calgary Under $20 You don’t have to break to bank to experience Calgary’s hallmark attractions! 1. Calgary Tower The iconic Calgary Tower opened in 1968 and is a staggering 190.8 meters high (626 feet). Don’t worry, you don’t have to climb its 762 steps—two 25-passenger, high-speed elevators soar to the […]

Dec 21, 2016
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Community of the week!

Rosscarrock, Calgary Rosscarrock is an Inner City neighborhood in SW Calgary. It is bounded to the north by Bow Trail to the east by 33 street, to the south by 17 avenue and to the west by 45 street. The Westbrook Mall is located in the north-east corner of the neighborhood, and it is bordered […]

Dec 16, 2016
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Holiday Hosting Tips:

Planning a party or hosting overnight guests this holiday season? The preparation can be a lot to tackle all at once. That’s why we’re covering the prep one week at a time — so by the time the big day comes, much of your work will already be done. Below you’ll find tips on getting […]

Dec 14, 2016
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November Real Estate Market Snapshot

November sales slide into old patterns City of Calgary, Dec. 1, 2016 – Coming off a month of stronger sales activity, November’s housing market returned to previous trends. Year- over-year monthly sales totaled 1,227 units, which is nearly three per cent lower than last year and 17 per cent below long-term averages. “November was the […]

Dec 13, 2016
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Mortgages

If you’re like most Canadians, your mortgage is your biggest monthly expense. It pays to plan ahead and consider these 5 key mortgage renewal tips: 1. Avoid the Bank Mortgage Rollover Trap I hear countless stories of people willing to pay hundreds of dollars in cancellation fees to switch cell phone, cable or even home […]

Dec 12, 2016
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Making Your Kitchen More Attractive to Buyers

What’s one of the most important rooms in your home? When it comes to selling your property quickly, and for the best price, the answer is clearly the kitchen. In fact, one of the most common explanations a particular buyer gives for not making an offer is, “I liked the house, but I wasn’t too keen on the kitchen.” That doesn’t […]

Sep 12, 2016
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Blog
  • Top 10 Questions to ask your mortgage broker!

    Getting ready to buy a home? Make sure you ask these 10 key questions when you submit your mortgage application 1. What is the interest rate on this mortgage? Ask for the lender’s loan estimate, which breaks down the interest rate and fees. It will include the annual percentage rate, or APR, which accounts for […]

  • Home Maintenance Tips

    Home maintenance isn’t restricted to repairs. In fact, certain tasks–when performed regularly–may actually prevent things from breaking in the first place. But when things do go wrong (and it’s inevitable that they do), we have some backup plans that you can try before you grab the phone to call for pro. Appliances and plumbing are […]

  • January Market Report

    January Market Report! Homes provide shelter and refuge, but they are also most Albertan homeowners’ single largest investment. Housing represents 47% of total assets for the average Alberta family – much higher than stock market investments and pension plans combined (29%). Why is this important? Because homeownership benefits the economy as a whole, as well […]

  • 10 Best Kept Secret for Buying a House!

    Buying Secret #10: Keep Your Money Where It Is It’s not wise to make any huge purchases or move your money around three to six months before buying a new home. You don’t want to take any big chances with your credit profile. Lenders need to see that you’re reliable and they want a complete […]

  • Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter

    Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on older adults. Although winter comes as no surprise, many of us are not ready for its arrival. If you are prepared for the hazards of winter, […]

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