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July 2015

Found 3 blog entries for July 2015.

For the third year in a row, the northwest community of Arbour Lake has been named one of Calgary's Best Neighbourhoods by Avenue Magazine. The ranking comes as a result of the magazine's annual survey, the results of which were released this morning. 

Arbour Lake is Northwest Calgary's only lake community, featuring a trout stocked, 10 acre lake, mountain views, and a plethora of parks and walkways. Located in the community is the brand new state of the art public high school, Robert Thirsk. At the heart of the community is the Arbour Lake Community Centre which runs several programs throughout the winter and summer.

Arbour Lake is truly a community that has it all. Located next to Crowfoot Crossing, one of the largest outdoor malls in Calgary,

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Calgary's summers bring with them quite a bit of rainfall, which we've definitely seen this last week, which can lead to problems of leaking in some homes. The City of Calgary website says leaks can account for over 10% of the average water used in a home—that's a lot of wasted money too.

Learn more about Northwest Calgary Real Estate.

Leaky toilets are among the most common sources of water wastage in homes. You can easily check to see if your toilet leaks with these easy steps:

1. Remove the tank lid of your toilet.
2. Drop several drops of food colouring into the toilet tank, wait 20 minutes.
3. Look into the toilet bowl, if the water changes colour, you have a leak.
4. Get your toilet repaired, and you could save $100 with one fixed toilet!

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You've made the decision to sell, now what? Here's a simple checklist to ensure you're ready for what's next. Here's an easy checklist to get you ready:

Price it Right

  • Your best chance to sell your property is within the first seven weeks. The longer the property stays on the market, the less the seller will net. 
  • Over-pricing can reduce the number of offers that you're likely to get.

Clean and Organize

  • Eliminate clutter
  • Keep your home clean
  • Get rid of any looming odours 
  • It's also a good idea to rid your home of any sign of pets.

Make the Home Accessible

  • Be sure to make your home easily accessible for showings
  • Keep all interior doors unlocked, and don't be around during showings. If something is kept
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