Avenue Magazine's 2016 Best Neighbourhoods in Calgary list is out, and we're pleased to see that so many great northwest Calgary communities made the top 50. The northwest quadrant was well-represented across Calgary, so here's a look at the communities that made the list and what they ranked. 

  • 2, Brentwood: read more on this community (Avenue Magazine).
  • 3, Dalhousie: read more on this community (Avenue Magazine). 
  • 5, Hillhurst: read more on this community (Avenue Magazine); see listings in this community. 
  • 7, Arbour Lake: read more on this community (Avenue Magazine); see listings in this community.
  • 17, Banff Trail: read more on this community (Avenue Magazine); see listings in this community.
  • 18, Hounsfield Heights/Briar Hill: read…

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Summer is a hot time to sell and buy homes! 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…

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Finding a home you know you can live with can be difficult business. Whether buying a brand new house from a builder or a resale home there are a number of things you should look for. It’s also important to keep in mind that new homes can be just as problematic as older homes. Let's start by saying it almost always makes sense to hire a qualified home inspector and it can potentially protect you from costly surprises down the road. However, if you anticipate serious problems (that you’re not prepared to remedy) in the house, you’re better off saving the cost of a home inspection and moving on to a more suitable prospect.

Here are some things to watch for to determine a house’s overall quality before you commit to the cost of hiring a house inspector:

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