The Calgary Food Bank reported this week, that usage has climbed this year, largely due to the economic conditions in our city. To put things in perspective, Calgary Food Bank usage is up 17% from 2015, and 47% from 2014. 

“More than 300,000 of those helped were children,” said Shawn Pegg, the FBC’s director of policy and research. “That’s enough kids to fill 6,000 school buses.” [Calgary Sun]

In saying that, your support is more important than ever, and Kirby Cox & Associates is proud to support Calgary Food Bank as well. Here's how you can help: 

  • Donate Food: Drop off non-perishable food in Calgary Food Bank donation bins at any major grocery store in your neighborhood. Drop off fresh or non-perishable donations directly to the Calgary…

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If you're thinking of selling your home, you want to ensure your space looks as appealing as possible to potential home buyers. But how do you do that without spending too much money? This is where home staging can be a cost-effective, and easy way to up the ante on a home sale. 

Here's our 8 steps to successful home staging: 

  • Keep it Clean: Look at your home as though you’re seeing it for the first time. Is every room neat, spotlessly clean, dusted and uncluttered? Steam clean carpets and wax floors. Wash walls, heating and A/C vents and light fixtures. Pay special attention to your bathroom and kitchen - make sure that tile grout is mildew free and baseboards scrubbed. Clean the refrigerator and stove as well as the washer and dryer (inside and…

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Royal LePage recently launched a new tool that's great for prospective homebuyers—Your Perfect Life. This is an innovative new resource that is actually the first of its kind in Canadian real estate. 

What the new online tool does, is allows homebuyers to match their lifestyle and neighbourhood preferences in an engaging way. The tool will match the desires and lifestyle of a homebuyer with the community that best serves their needs, and even shares lifestyle profiles of people who live in different communities across Canada.

The idea is to help homebuyers discover more about where they should live, and maybe even help realize some community choices that hadn't previously been considered. With detailed demographic information about income level,…

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