March 2015

Found 14 blog entries for March 2015.

Garrison Real Estate

There are many great communities in Calgary, especially Garrison Woods and Garrison Green. You will experience an equal mixture of military history with lots or premium benefits. It doesn’t matter what your interests are or what type of life you lead, Garrison communities are designed to cater to all types of lifestyles.

While homes are Victorian style, they have a modern day appeal. You will also find a variety of town houses, condos and apartments. However, Garrison communities are among the most well-known communities in Calgary.


Within 10 minutes of South Calgary you can access Garrison Woods and Garrison Green. Although, these communities give off an out-of-town vibe, they are both in a short distance from the heart of Calgary.

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If you are a parent of a new baby you'll want to find the perfect nursery when you buy a luxury home. This room should be clean, quiet and usually it is the smallest bedroom in the home.

Examine the smallest room

Babies don't take up a lot of space. Baby furniture is much smaller than the furniture used in your older children's rooms or in the adult bedrooms. You'll usually be fine using the smallest room for a nursery when you buy a home.

Find the quietest room

When you are looking at homes and thinking about the nursery, look for a home where the smallest room is in a quiet spot. If it is at the end of the hallway, for example, there will be less traffic passing by, which will give your baby more uninterrupted sleep.

Make sure it's

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Located in Montreal is the M Sur La Montage, the beautiful new condominium that everybody wants a piece of. Developed by CATO Development, the property was designed to offer amazing amenities for residents as well as outstanding individual condo features.

It’s a wine lover’s dream because you can purchase an individual wine storage and tasting facility alongside your unit at M. Prices for condos start at $1,279,000. Here is a closer look at the M Sur La Montagne of Montreal.

About M Sur La Montagne

The M Sure is surrounded by beautiful green space and has a beautiful architectural design. You’ll be mesmerized by the forty-two unit complex featuring an adjacent building with forty-five units. It was built back in 1895 and the historic gem has

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Real estate decisions are some of the hardest you’ll make in your life. While it’s wonderful to own your home in Calgary, some prefer the ease of condo lifestyle. Making this decision between a luxury home and a condo in Calgary is a matter of determining your priorities regarding the type of investment you want to make, what your plans for the future and what type of lifestyle suits you. Here is a look at the differences between condominiums and detached homes to help you decide which makes the most sense for you.

Consider the future

When you’re purchasing something so major, you need to think about your future plans and goals. If you are single and plan to get married or have kids, have you considered what size of place you’ll need down the

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When it comes to pricy shopping in Canada, Calgary has two streets that have been mentioned by a Colliers International report. With an increase in the retail world, the cost of leasing has skyrocketed all around the globe.

Currently, Bloor Street in Toronto holds the priciest lease rate at $315 per square foot. This is a 1.6 cent increase. However, the shopping strips in Western Canada saw the largest increase in lease rates.

  • Robson Street – Located in Vancouver saw a 33.3 cent increase, and lease rates are $200 per square foot.
  • Alberni Street – Located in Vancouver saw a 43 cent increase, and lease rates are $150 per square foot.
  • Johnson Street – Located in Victoria saw a 18.6 cent increase, and lease rates are $35 per square foot.
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Home Offer Evaluation

When you make the decision to sell your home, it can be both scary and exciting. The process of selling a home is complex, and can bring on a lot of worry and anxiety. This is a big financial decision, and you want to ensure everything is correct before proceeding. That’s why it's important that you understand each step, and have someone you trust to ask advice.

Before entertaining offers, you will want to understand the different types of offers that could be presented to you. You will also want to know how to correctly reply to them. This will help you discuss selling price and terms when a buyer becomes interested in your home.

Conditional Offers

This type of offer has stipulations that must be honoured before the sale of the home can be

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Yes it is indeed out there - the luxury house of your dreams. If you’ve been driving around to open houses and you still haven't found the perfect place you may be starting to get frustrated. You know it certainly is not from lack of trying - this home of your dreams just isn't naturally falling into your lap. At this point don't give up. The home is somewhere out there waiting just for you.

What you’ll need to do is talk to your Calgary real estate agent to go over more details about the type of home you're looking for. In most cases this will rectify the situation. The agent can better narrow down the specific types of luxury houses or condos you’d be interested in and then take you to have a look. Perseverance really becomes the key in terms of

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You do it every day. Putting an outfit together that looks professional enough for the work day while also looking good and feeling comfortable is quite a task. It’s stressful to sort through your clothes on a daily basis and determine what is appropriate, what is clean, what will work for the day’s weather and what looks good together.

The biggest problem most people have is that they simply don’t have an organized enough closet. The good news is that if you follow these few tips, you can have it done in a weekend and be ready for Monday morning in no time. Here is a guide to putting together your luxury closet.

Closet Makeover

Did you know that people wear only 20% of their entire wardrobe? The first step is to figure out what you never

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The city of Calgary is full of entrepreneurs, energy and plenty of luxury. It's a buzzing urban city with all types of western hospitality, landscape and more.

If you're looking for luxury, there are plenty of ways to find it in Calgary. Whether it's the right neighbourhood you desire or the perfect vacation home, Calgary has it all. Here are some of the luxuries you will find within the city.

Luxury Hotels

Whether you're looking for a place to stay for a weekend or for much longer, there are plenty of luxury hotels throughout Calgary. Some of the top choices include:

  • Hotel Le Germain - Elegantly designed with plenty of luxury features.
  • The Fairmont Palliser - The place for celebrities, royalty and the rich to stay when they visit
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Having a bar right at home can bring so many great memories. You have the ability to customize your bar, which can become the focal point of gatherings. Using a mixture of woods, metals and ceramics will provide a simplistic, yet unique look. It’s really idea to use items that you have gathered throughout the years. Not only will this give your bar a fun and inviting look, it will also provide conversation pieces that you can reminisce about.

You always want to begin designing your bar area by implementing the big things first, such as furniture or artwork. From there, you can add in your collected items, which will bring tons of characteristics to your bar. When wanting to accent certain items, you could use a decorative tray to display your

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