With the long weekend just days away and getting ready to leave for the cabin/camping trip/vacation, things can get overlooked. While you're away, you don't want your home to appear to be empty and inviting to thieves. Here are some tips to remember from the Calgary Police Service and the Better Business Bureau:
- Don't announce your vacation to everyone. A simple social media post about your holiday... read more.
A while back, there was a $54M ranch in southern Alberta listed on the MLS. But that pales in comparison to this $725M "ranch" listed in Texas. Covering over 510,500 acres (or 800 square miles), which is larger than New York City and Los Angeles COMBINED or 2/3 the size of Rhode Island. Property comes with over 1,000 oil wells, 6,800 head of cattle, 30,000 acres of cropland among other things. So... read more.
If you're looking to either buy your next home with the low interest rates or if you are wanting to upgrade to a bigger home, you likely have questions about the real estate market. This segment from Canada AM may answer those questions you are wanting to ask. If you still have more questions or are wanting help navigating the real estate market, give me a call or email.
So now that the kids have been out of school for over 3 weeks, you might be hearing the dreaded "I'm bored" on repeat or you might be looking for something to do to escape the heat. Check out this list compiled by where.ca for a list of things to do under $20. Bonus: there's something here for everyone!
If you have children under 17, you've likely heard about the Expanded Universal Child Care Benefit. Previously, this benefit provided families with children with $100 per month per child under 6. However, the Federal Conservative government expanded this program, retroactively to January 1, 2015, to provide families with $160 per month per child under 6 and $60 per month per child aged 6-17. Now c... read more.
While most people like to spend summertime on the water, things can turn from a relaxing way to cool down to an emergency. Keep your family safe with these simple tips.
- Children should wear an appropriate flotation device. Water wings and inflatable rings are NOT adequate substitutes for life jackets for PFDs.
- Always keep a child within one arm's length. Teach children how to play safely... read more.
On Sunday, July 5, 2015, (and the second day of Stampede), Daniel Boria filled 120 balloons with helium and strapped them to a $20 lawn chair and took flight over the Calgary Stampede Grounds. His intention was to bring attention to his cleaning company by flying over the Calgary Stampede Grounds with the balloons and parachute onto the Stampede Grounds. Thankfully, the only injuries were a potent... read more.
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