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How Does Fault Work in Calgary Home Insurance?

Please note, while we have done extensive research for this article, we are not licensed to provide any professional advice for any insurance matter, we believe this information to be reliable, but always recommend that you consult a professional insurance advisor who is licensed to trade in insurance, for any and all matters or advice on insurance.

For many consumers, the concept of auto insurance fault is pretty clear.

For example, if a driver runs a stop sign and gets in an accident, they're likely to be deemed at fault for running the stop sign. Fortunately your insurance covers this mistake, and both parties will typically be covered by the at fault parties insurance. In most

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You've decided to sell your home. Many people will first turn to the internet to attempt to do the selling themselves. However, before long, most realize that they should be using a real estate agent. Why? 

Because at first, although sellers don't want to pay a real estate agent's listing fee to save money, they realize that not using a licensed realtor will end up costing them more in the long run.

So, what is a realtor listing fee, and is it worth the money? If you're new to Calgary real estate, our team has provided many answers to questions you're probably wondering.

How Much Are Real Estate Commissions?

When you hire a real estate agent, they will provide services. Services come at a cost, and one of the costs involves realtor listing

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Local Calgary Non Profit

Origin: May 1976 Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary Association for Senior Citizens  was established and registered as a non-profit entity in Alberta. While in 2015, the non profit  Updated their name and logo to "Bishop O’Byrne Housing Association"  Now, newly renamed in the summer of 2020, "Forward Housing"

This non profit organization grew, and was founded upon the incredibly hard working and dedicated, Roman Catholic community in Calgary that was setup to support the low income senior population around 40 years ago. In 2013, Forward Housing opened a new residence in Bridgeland called Columbus Place, and since then their spectrum of affordable housing solutions has truly grown with a highly anticipated

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If you've recently been on the hunt for a date night that is a "throwback ode to the quintessential dining experience felt in New York City during the 1930's and 1940's" you've oddly and specifically found the right place. But in all seriousness, if great dining, incredible service, and Jazz music are something you've long desired, we have THE spot for you!

Westman Village Restaurant Review

Your Next Date Night in Mahogany. 

Alvin's Jazz Club in Westman Village

Often home owners in south east communities like Cranston or Auburn Bay think that a unique dining experience with live music means a long trek to Stephen Ave, 17th, or to trendy communities like Inglewood. Fortunately the recent development in Mahogany (and Seton as well) have seen a major increase in commercial

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Finding the right neighbourhood to move to requires a lot of thought other than just about the house or apartment. Homebuyers need to look at the cities in Calgary and think long-term. What will your needs be in five years?

There are the usual amenities one considers, such as proximity to green spaces and essential services. If you're planning on having children (or have younglings already), you need to ensure you have access to services for them as well, like daycares and post-secondary options. 

There are multiple cities in Alberta that will appeal to your tastes and needs, including Calgary. If you decide that it’s time to start exploring the available Calgary houses for sale, you should note that it's divided into quadrants:

  • Northwest

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Thinking of buying a new home in Chestermere? Our latest blog covers some of the show home locations and builders featured throughout the new developments in the town of Chestermere and...

Why you should use a REALTOR® when you are buying a new home in Chestermere 

First things first, one of the biggest benefits to living in Chestermere is...

Lifestyle & Recreation

Whether it's a fun winter activity like ice skating, or a highly popular summer activity like boating, Chestermere Lake is the best hotspot for residents in the town. Chestermere Lake is over 650 acres, and is a man made reservoir that essentially splits the town running from south to north. Chestermere features a couple beaches / public waterfront spots that provide residents of

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If you're a dreamer, an HGTV'er, a DIY'er, or you rock a popping Pinterest board, chances are you have thought about owning an older character home, possible one that needs work, where you can roll up your sleeves and dive deep into a transformative renovation on a  charming old space.

 What to Do When You are Searching for an Older Home in Calgary?

older construction homes in Calgary

First off, if you're looking for an older home in Calgary, you're going to begin your search through homes for sale located in the inner city of Calgary. Many of these original homes have architectural influences from before the 1900's' through the 20' 30's 40's and throughout the 60's, 70's, etc. In the inner city community of Sunnyside you can find homes built before 1910! Moving a bit further out

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As homeowners, it can often be difficult to proactively identify issues with certain core components of your home, from plumbing to electrical, it's easy to overlook many issues and often they're only discovered once there's been a major issue.


Calgary Plumbing Issues

Identify the plumbing in your home!

Pex Pipe

Is the newest and most popular plumbing piping to hit the market. This type of pipe is durable, able to withstand high pressure water supplies, but remains flexible enough to weave throughout walls, in ceilings, and through crawlspaces. 

Pros of Pex: 

Color coded options to signify hot and cold water lines (RED/BLUE) 

Highly Flexible 


Easy to Cut and work with

Very adaptable, can connect in to copper lines as well. 

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Buying residential real estate can be an adventure, and it is usually one of the most significant purchases a person can make in their lifetimes. 

This is true whether the building in question is a first home, an investment property, retirement real real estate, or any variety of the amazing houses for sale in Calgary. But finding the perfect house doesn’t happen overnight, and it’s not always easy to find the perfect fit while still remaining within your budget.

However, even if you think you’ve found the perfect Calgary home, there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to buy the property you want - particularly if you find yourself facing off against another investor in a bidding war. 

If you’re worried about finding yourself locked in

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So you're ready to make an offer to purchase a home in Calgary? Read below on our best tips and tricks to make your offer the strongest possible offer below! 

You’ve seen 1, 2, 3, or maybe hundreds of fronts doors in your search for your new home! Finally you've found the perfect home that checks all the boxes off on all of your must-haves. Now it is time to make a home offer to secure your the home, here are some tips by the Real Estate Partners team with RE/MAX FIRST to have a smooth transaction with the seller and to ensure that you are able to get your new home with a price and deal that is painless for both you and the seller. 

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The Basics Of Writing An Offer On A Home In Calgary

Once you've put an offer out to the seller, generally

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