Ban on Foreign Homebuyers

Posted on Jan 09, 2023

As of January 1, 2023 Canada has implemented a 2 year ban on foreign homebuyers, which prohibits commercial enterprises and individuals outside of Canada from buying residential properties within the country. 
High demand for housing throughout the pandemic prompted average home prices to skyrocket and competition within Canadian housing markets als...

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Autumn Yard Care

Posted on Sep 12, 2022

Well I will be the first to admit I have never had a green thumb. I love the idea of having plants and flowers and do really well with them in the spring, but then summer holidays come around and the plants are always forgotten about! I have learned that for my lifestyle only plants requiring little maintenance and water stand a chance in my yard...

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Poly-B Piping

Posted on Jun 20, 2022

Poly-B piping is the short form of polybutylene. It is a grey plastic pipe that was used for plumbing in residential construction and renovations from 1985-1997. During this time, plumbers thought it was a fantastic material because it was flexible, easy to install and much cheaper than copper. However, years later, a pattern started to emerge and...

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Restrictive Covenants

Posted on May 17, 2022

Restrictive covenants are documents registered against the title of a property that put some sort of limitation on the use of that property. This can include how the property can be developed such as height restrictions, setback requirements or colors/materials allowed when building a home. Restrictive covenants stick with the property no matter ho...

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Battle of the Burbs

Posted on Apr 28, 2022

CBC news just wrapped a friendly competition called "Battle of the Burbs" to determine Calgary's best Suburban neighborhood . For 6 weeks suburban communities went up against other communities in their quadrant for single elimination through online voting over a 24 hour time period. A suburb is defined by being an area outside of a principal city o...

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Spring Cleaning

Posted on Feb 28, 2022

The snow is melting, the days are getting longer, and finally spring is just a few weeks away (can I get a whoohoooo?). We are all tired of our long, dark Canadian winter, and I'm sure our houses are sick of us and the mess that we bring. Spring cleaning is a tradition that allows us to freshen up our homes and get ahead of the hectic spring and su...

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