The house hunting process can be fun and exciting, and visiting open houses is all part of the action. If you finally find a home (or two) that appeal to you, and you make your way to an open house or showing, now what? With a few tips, you can ensure that your next open house visit is a successful experience.

Look at all the elements that are important for you and your family:

  • Are there enough bedrooms or bathrooms?
  • Is the house the right size?
  • Is there enough storage space?
  • Is it in the right location?
  • Is it close to schools?
  • Is the house in good repair?
  • Does it fit your needs?

You may walk into a home and fall head over heels in love with it. But is it because it's beautifully decorated and furnished? Remember,…

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Green cart composting bins will start being collected by the City from about 100,000 homes in the northwest next week. After successful rollouts with the blue bins (recycling), the City of Calgary is now completing the launch of the green composting bins in our city. 

Green carts are the same size as the blue and black bins, but will be used for all food and yard waste including meat, bones, plate scrapings, tree branches and pet waste. Starting on August 14th, green and blue carts in northwest Calgary will be picked up weekly, with black carts being picked up once every two weeks. 

“One of the biggest adjustments for residents is going from one to two collection days a week,” spokesperson Philippa Wagner said in a news release. “But we have…

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