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Regardless the community you live in, home security should always be top of mind. You want to protect one of the biggest investments you've made, your home, and the valuables inside. Here are some easy tips for a safer home: 

Change all the locks when you move to a new home

When you move to a new home, or when you lose your keys, be sure to change the locks. You don't want anyone else to have access to your home. 

Don’t leave hidden keys outside your home

While it might seem convenient when you forget your keys, leaving a spare set of keys outside your door is a gift to burglars. Never leave keys under floor mats or under rugs, etc. 

Install exterior security lighting

Most home entrances lack proper lighting. If you’re home entrance is

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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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Arbour Lake, a Northwest Calgary real estate neighbourhood, is recognized by Avenue magazine as one of the best neighbourhoods in Calgary. It is accessible to some of the major roads in Calgary such as Stoney Trail NW, Crowchild Trail NW, John Laurie Boulevard NW, and Country Hills Boulevard. The population of this area is about 10,000 and the centerpiece of the community is Arbour Lake itself, offering residents access to swimming, skating, boating and fishing.

Employment Opportunities

There are a number of job opportunities available in Arbour Lake. The biggest job openings for full-time staff in Arbour Lake are usually held before summer, the busiest season. On the other hand, office-related positions usually open during the skating season

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Property tax is the amount paid by a property owner to the local or municipal government each year. The amount is usually based on the total value of the property. If you own a Northwest Calgary real estate property or any property within Calgary, here are some of the things you should be aware of:

Taxes are due every 30th of June

                You will be penalized if you have an unpaid balance by July 1st. In fact, 7% of your outstanding taxes will be added to your total property tax.

Payment process options

  • Financial institutions
    These institutions usually deal with loans, investments and deposits. They could be insurance companies, mortgage companies, brokerages or any types of bank. You can also pay through ATM, but make sure to
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