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April 2015

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                 Airdire is a small city in Alberta located at the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor. It is also a part of Calgary region and is just a few miles north of Calgary International Airport.

                Its local economy rely on local and regional retail, professional services, and construction and manufacturing industries. It is one of the most sought-after cities in Alberta because of its location. Airdrie was known for being a “bedroom community” because of its proximity to Calgary.

What is a Bedroom Community?

“Bedroom community” is a term used to describe a residential area where majority of the residents work or perform somewhere else. This means that the occupations, schools, or businesses of most residents of Airdrie are

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Canada is filled with numerous multi-million dollar acreages. One of them is built and was pre-owned by the famous Henry Ford – yes, the man who founded the Ford Motor Company. His family later on decided to sell the property. It was originally offered in the market for a whopping $38M. But now, it is offered for a lower price – approximately $29M.

What sets this property apart?

The property was once considered as the most expensive house in Canada for a number of reasons.

  • It sits in a 242-acre lot.

Let us do some basic math. An acre is almost equivalent to the size of a football field. Therefore, the land area alone is approximately equal to 242 football fields or 3,870 tennis courts. Look at the image below. The whole area is

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Should you buy a brand new home that you can customize, or choose a resale one that's move-in ready? Both options present advantages, and there is no right answer, it's totally up to the buyer. We've outlined a couple benefits of each:

Buying New

• Personalized home: with new homes you can choose the colours, fixtures and upgrades such as lighting and flooring
• New homes are built up to current building codes and standards
• Lower maintenance costs: newer homes tend to have lower maintenance costs as all of the materials are brand new
• Builder warranties: the majority of home builders offer warranties for new homes

Buying Resale

• Easy access: homes in established neighbourhoods are in close proximity to services, parks, schools, etc
• Home

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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.

CHOOSING THE WOOD

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.

CHOOSING THE FINISH

Clear water sealer  is a transparent finish that provides dampness protection

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Calgary is one of the most livable cities in the world (source: The Independent). It is also known for having numerous suburban residential neighborhoods that are perfect for families, especially in the Northwest Calgary real estate market. We are going to discuss 5 of these hilly residential neighborhoods in the northern part of Calgary:

  • Panorama Hills
  • Harvest Hills
  • Country Hills
  • Coventry Hills
  • Huntington Hills

All of these neighborhoods have certain distinctions – from the number of residents and households, to the job opportunities near the neighborhoods, and to their total land area.

Living in the Hills

                Real estate properties located at hilly neighborhoods are more expensive than typical properties

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We're all happy spring is finally here again, but as we enjoy the warmer weather, that also means increased precipitation as rain hits the forecast. With rainy weather, comes moisture, which you never want inside your home. When excess moisture goes unnoticed in your hoem, mould can form. 

Where does house mould come from? 

The reproduction of mould occurs through tiny spores, that are present in outdoor and indoor air. The growth of mould indoors occurs when mould spores land on wet surfaces.

Can mould cause damage to my air quality and health?

Moulds can potentially be harmful to humans. moulds produce allergens, irritants and in rare cases, toxic substances. Depending on the sensitivity of the person, and the allergies they may have, mould

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