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Brad Lamb, head of the Toronto-based Lamb Development Corporation, announced his plans to go ahead with Jasper House, a 37-storey luxury residential tower on 106 Street, north of Jasper Avenue. The area was earmarked for parking lots, but Lamb’s dreams may alter all that. The building is expected to house some 240 condominiums that range from one bedroom to three bedrooms, at prices that start from $285,900. Construction will begin this summer/fall. Even though Edmonton fared the worst in Canadian...

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Donald Trump was formally sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017. Interestingly, the day also coincided with several Americans researching housing options in the Land of the Maple Leaf, even as Capitol Hill surged with protesters holding up placards that read, ‘Not My President!’.

 

Ontario real estate saw more than 40% of the web traffic, followed by British Columbia (17.4%) and Quebec (13.9%). Real estate in Alberta came in fourth with 7.6% and Nova...

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Spring is the season for socializing, getting ready for barbecues in the summer and is usually felt by a sudden increase in outdoor activities. There is one more thing. After a long, dull winter, many homeowners like to spend some money and time on making renovations, facelifts and sometimes even restructure their home. While some are necessary, most are cosmetic in nature.

 

If money were no issue, you could have refurbished and revamped your entire home as per your choice. However, money is...

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For the Canadian housing markets, 2016 was a year of highs and successes. However, amidst all the hoopla and noise, there have been some gray areas and areas of concern as well since the growth wasn’t equitable and well represented in all the domestic markets. The average selling price for a home (considering different types of homes) for the year 2016 was $490,495, up by 10.7% in comparison to the same period last year.

 

536,118 homes changed hands in 2016 through multiple listing service...

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The real estate market in Calgary, Alberta has been suffering for over two years now due to the economic down turn in the province of Alberta. Prospective home buyers are extremely wary in today's market, especially first time home buyers. The real estate market in Calgary is expected to remain the same for the first few months of 2017, and buyers have extra incentives to purchase homes now.

 

Calgary is actually a great place for home buyers now

 

While the economy of Alberta has been ...

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Canada's real estate market has been highly volatile over the last years or so due to the massive turmoil in the oil and gas industry. Before the industry suffered, Canadians were witness to unprecedented levels of real estate growth, which sparked fears about a US-style collapse. However, thankfully, that has not materialized and as we move into 2017, there is little to suggest that the market is going to come crashing down on us.

 

Vancouver will lead the way

 

Vancouver is expected to...

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2016 was a year of uncertainties and apprehensions. Due to a number of reasons, the volatility in the market was high and the investors as well as realtors were cautious in their dealings. As a result, the inventory in 2016 was extremely low and the prices appreciated beyond reason and logic, at places the rise was steeper than the wage rise! Demand for mortgages was also low.

 

The market was subdued, to put it mildly. Although it had started with a bang, it ended with a whimper. However, most...

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In a couple of months from now, spring will arrive and pansies, lilacs and bloodroots will bloom in your garden. There will be indoor games and events galore. It’s like waking up from hibernation after months of intensely cold weather.

 

However, even if you dread it, you need to find motivation to scramble up roofs, walls and balconies to find all that is not right with your home! The gutter may be blocked, the caulking may be missing from your windows, there may be deposition of soot...

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While the overall real estate market in Calgary, Alberta has been more or less stagnant throughout 2016, the luxury market has been driving the overall market for the last six months of 2016. The luxury market has been showing signs of recovery throughout the year with foreign investment playing a huge role in the rise of the market. Numerous premium real estate agents have stated that Chinese buyers have been making the greatest number of inquiries with regards to luxury properties.

 

How have...

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Home renovation can be a quite tricky and expensive process. However, the process does not have to be expensive in order to get unconventional and unique results. By going the DIY route, you will be able to save thousands of dollars and get unlimited creative freedom for your project. However, you will need to spend a lot of time preparing in order to ensure that you get the possible results. With some sensible planning, you can totally modify the look of your home without maxing out all your credit...

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Home renovation or improvement does not have to be an expensive affair where you hire a costly contractor to modify your house. DIY and simple home renovation projects are quite trendy right now due to the lower cost involved, a greater degree of creative freedom, and the wide range of choices available.

 

With some smart and strategic thinking, you can completely alter the look of your house without spending a fortune. You can probably repurpose and reuse existing materials in your house without...

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In the last couple of years, in the face of turbulent economic conditions, Calgary's real estate prices have more or less been stable, and the average price of a home is $457,044 as of September 2016, which is almost the same price for the corresponding month in 2015.

 

Employment figures are down, wages are down, residential real estate sales are down, and even consumer spending has declined. Sales increased for the first time in 21 months in September as it was fueled by the rise in sales of...

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The real estate market in Edmonton, Alberta has been showing steady signs of improvement throughout the year 2016. After suffering for multiple years due to the economic downturn, the number of home sales went up by 3.8% as of June, 2016. The market is expected to remain stable going into 2017, and we are unlikely to see anything change drastically unless there is a huge economic event. Demand has remained low while supply has remained high.

 

Good market for renters

 

The market has continued...

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Home improvement is necessary for any homeowner. More and more people are now concerned with the type of footprint they are leaving behind when they embark on a project of some sort. Considering the environment is very good and responsible especially in light of global warming and climate change. There are literally a billion eco-friendly and sustainable ways by which you can improve your home.

 

Hemp is the way forward

 

Hemp is probably the versatile crop known to us. Hempcrete made from...

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Why you need to consider improving the insulation of your home?

 

Do you know that energy efficiency and insulation are important factors for determining the resale value of your home? In colder regions of Canada and the U.S., insulation or lack thereof could be one of the most important factors as heating is one of the major components of the annual energy bill for an average family and drafts, air leaks, worn out caulking, old weatherstrips, old chimneys, old ducts can all contribute to an...

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In order to decorate your home, you don't always need to spend a great amount of money. Hiring a contractor is also not required thanks to the huge number of DIY hacks available on the Internet.

 

There are a million ways by which you can spike up your home's attractiveness with a set budget in mind.

 

Create your art

 

Create homemade art with things like old papers, posters, bottles, and other random items in your house that are collecting dust. Printing nice pictures and developing...

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You have been saving for that down payment, and you are ever so eager to purchase your house. Every first-time buyer has been in that situation. However, there are numerous things you need to carefully consider before going the extra mile and clicking buy.

 

Can you really afford it?

 

Don't buy the home you think you can afford tomorrow, but buy the home you know you can afford today. Evaluate your finances and make sure you can stump up that down payment without any problems. Ensure that...

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The real estate market in Calgary, Alberta, has mostly been on a downward spiral for the last two years due to the oil and gas market crashing heavily. The real estate market in Calgary had been on an upward spiral for the longest period of time before oil and gas prices declined, sparking an unprecedented crisis.

 

The prices and sales of all types of homes in Calgary have been in steady decline since 2014. The construction of new real estate has also stagnated due to the lack of available buyers....

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Radon gas is a highly radioactive gas which is often found in pits and sewers. It is a natural gas which may exist in the soil, between igneous rocks, and also bore wells. Prolonged exposure to high levels of radon gas can increase chances of lung cancer. Research has proven that heavy smokers who are also exposed to radon gas are highly prone to lung cancer and lung tissue injury. It is not impossible to find this gas in the basement of old houses or places where your home comes directly into contact...

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Planning to remodel your house prior to the holiday season? You may need some professional guidance that will help you hire the appropriate home remodeling contractor. Remember that low price point shouldn’t be the only criterion of selection. You must also take into account the contractor’s past experience in dealing with projects similar to yours. He/she should be knowledgeable about his/her profession, the rules and building codes, and the real estate industry in general. He/she should...

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