It's almost that time of year again, when your backyard becomes another living space. A lot of people will be building decks this over the next few months, so here are some helpful tips we came across to help you pick the right materials for the job.


Cedar resists moisture, rot and insect infestations. 

Douglas fir is very strong, and handles to power tools well. It is also decay, mold and insect repellant.

Redwood is easy to work with, naturally decay-resistant and should avoid warping and splitting.

Exotic wood choices are the most durable but also more expensive. Most exotic options are environmentally-friendly as well.


Clear water sealer  is a transparent finish that provides dampness protection for the…

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Calgary's real estate market was driven by sellers for the first quarter of the year, and all indications point to that trend continuing for the remainder of spring as well. If you're looking to take advantage of the seller's market, here's some tips and tricks.

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1. Keep the closets half-empty: every buyer is looking for storage, and the more storage the better. Making your rooms and closets look emptier and decluttered will give the illusion of more space and storage.

2. Hide your pets: not everyone is a lover of pets, so having evidence of your pets around (or having them there at all) can sway some buyers to look elsewhere. And in a lot of cases, buyers assume that with pets comes home and…

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West Hillhurst is a vibrant, dynamic community located just North of the Bow River and Downtown Calgary. Located next to trendy Kensington Village, it is the perfect choice for those who live to live where they can work, shop and play. 


West Hillhurst is truly a community that has it all. Located only minutes to both the trendy Kensington shopping district and North Hill Mall, residents have everything at their fingertips. Home Depot is also located nearby on the North side of 16th Avenue.


With it's close proximity to the Bow River path system, West Hillhurst is the perfect choice for runners, cyclists and those who like to walk. There are also a number of nearby gyms and recreation facilities, such as yoga studios and…

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Varsity Acres is the oldest part of the community that consists of Varsity Estates, Varsity Village and Varsity Acres. The neighbourhood has much to offer with great schools, mature trees and tons of shopping. Varsity Acres is also minutes to the Silver Springs Golf and Country Club and Market Mall.

Commuting to downtown Calgary from Varsity Acres is relatively headache-free with easy access to both Shaganappi Trail and Crowfoot Trail. For cyclists who prefer an environmental friendly approach, access to the Bow River path system within the community, leads right into the city core. Close proximity to both the Alberta Children’s Hospital and the Foothills Hospital make Varsity a popular choice for the medical community.

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