July 2015

Home Safety Tips

Posted on Jul 28, 2015

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:

  1. Don't announce your vacation to every...

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You thought the $54M property was expensive, check this out!!!

Posted on Jul 21, 2015

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...

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Looking at buying or selling soon?

Posted on Jul 21, 2015

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, g...

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20 things to do in Calgary for under $20

Posted on Jul 21, 2015

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!

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New Expanded Child Care Benefit

Posted on Jul 21, 2015

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 un...

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Summer Water Safety

Posted on Jul 14, 2015

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.

For the Kids
  1. Children should wear an appropriate flotation device.  Water wings and inflatable rings are NOT adequate substitutes for life jackets for PFDs.
  2. Always keep a child within o...

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