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March 2015

Found 7 blog entries for March 2015.

The Hamptons Golf Club is now offering a new membership opportunity, that allows members to receive not only the benefit sof the Hamptons Golf Course, but premier access to their other affiliate golf courses. 

Now is the time for members, families and guests to access an exceptional line-up of amenities including golf, practice facilities, and a state of the art 37,000 square foot clubhouse. Every aspect of this club is geared toward service. Every member is a well-respected guest that we hope will take advantage of all privileges offered.

Affiliate golf courses are: Windmill Golf Group, Silverwing Links, Harvest Hills, Wildnerness Club (Montana), Springbank Links, Boulder Creek, Northern Bear and Mickelson National. 

Some of the membership

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You may have noticed some changes to the MLS® website (REALTOR®.ca) you're used to, because several new features and upgrades have been added to the website to make the user experience better.

New Features: 

  • Mobile: there is now an easy-to-use mobile app available for most platforms, and the new listing service is also mobile-friendly. 
  • Saved searches: users are now able to create and save their own searches, making information readily available to you. 
  • Button bar: this control panel allows you access all the functions of the website in one convenient bar. 
  • Improved mapping: community maps are now updated in real time and are much quicker for users to scroll, zoom or pan a search area. 
  • Search history: the new system will actually
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Arbour Lake, a Northwest Calgary real estate neighbourhood, is recognized by Avenue magazine as one of the best neighbourhoods in Calgary. It is accessible to some of the major roads in Calgary such as Stoney Trail NW, Crowchild Trail NW, John Laurie Boulevard NW, and Country Hills Boulevard. The population of this area is about 10,000 and the centerpiece of the community is Arbour Lake itself, offering residents access to swimming, skating, boating and fishing.

Employment Opportunities

There are a number of job opportunities available in Arbour Lake. The biggest job openings for full-time staff in Arbour Lake are usually held before summer, the busiest season. On the other hand, office-related positions usually open during the skating season

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Property tax is the amount paid by a property owner to the local or municipal government each year. The amount is usually based on the total value of the property. If you own a Northwest Calgary real estate property or any property within Calgary, here are some of the things you should be aware of:

Taxes are due every 30th of June

                You will be penalized if you have an unpaid balance by July 1st. In fact, 7% of your outstanding taxes will be added to your total property tax.

Payment process options

  • Financial institutions
    These institutions usually deal with loans, investments and deposits. They could be insurance companies, mortgage companies, brokerages or any types of bank. You can also pay through ATM, but make sure to
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Did you know March is "Community Association Membership Month" in Calgary? It's the perfect time to learn about your community's association and all the great work it does for your neighbourhood, perhaps even getting more involved.

We're lucky in Calgary, that most communities in our city have community associations. Knowing about your community association and where it is located, can offer you a ton of opportunity to get involved in the neighbourhood you live.

What is a community association?
Community associations are neighbourhood-based volunteer organizations providing support, and opportunities in recreation, education and social life. In Calgary, nearly 100 community associations even operate facilities and/or halls.

The Federation of

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The Hamptons is one of the Northwest Calgary real estate golf communities. This highly sought after, affluent community is well-suited for executive lifestyles. The prestigious Country Club of The Hamptons is a championship 18-hole golf course that winds through this exclusive estate community offering picturesque fairways, immaculate greens, sparkling ponds and an abundance of wildlife.

Recreation in The Hamptons

The Hamptons is rich in amenities including an Olympic size hockey rink, tennis courts, ball diamonds, soccer pitches and a state-of-the art playground. An annual HOA fee of $200 ensures the community stays in tip top shape year round with enhanced area maintenance. The Hamptons Community Association is very active in putting on several

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Some people struggle in making new friends with neighbours, especially if they have just moved in to a new Northwest Calgary real estate property. Becoming a good neighbour will allow you to enjoy a relaxing and harmonious environment that is free from conflicts and stress. Here are some tips that you should follow to become a good neighbour in your Northwest Calgary community:

    • Be considerate to your neighbours and their lifestyles 

      You can easily determine the lifestyle of your neighbour by just plain observation. Being considerate means you should try to avoid unnecessary things that could disturb them like playing loud music at night. You should keep in mind that your neighbours will also reciprocate the considerations you have been

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