Buon Appetito

(December 29, 2015)

Recipes and photographs by: Karista Bennett

Set out the red-and-white checked linens, light some tapered candles, and get ready for a feast, because we’re serving dinner Italian style. Italian food—a diverse cuisine that is rich with history and festive in flavors—always feels like a celebration. Communal and inviting, Italian cuisine has a way of bringing everyone to the table.  


Encapsulated Continuity

(December 29, 2015)

Interior designer Inson Wood’s first memory of Thailand as a child was zooming down the klongs of Bangkok with his father to source the freshest fish and vegetables. His second most poignant memory was riding a work elephant that was dragging teak logs out of the forest to build his family’s country summer home in Northern Thailand. These two distinct memories laid the foundation for his compositi... read more.

Early Christmas Present

(December 24, 2015)

Congrats to my buyer who finalized his purchase of this house in Marlborough Park yesterday!  Santa came early for you this year!

Snow Removal and Parking Bans (Calgary and Red Deer)

(December 08, 2015, posted in General)

The Snow Route parking ban program in Calgary supports snow plowing operations by removing parked vehicles from the streets, and allowing crews to clear snow from Calgary roads more efficiently and effectively. During a ban, parking will be temporarily restricted on designated Snow Routes for up to 72 hours. 

Snow Routes are located on major roadways, collector roads and most bus routes and can be... read more.

Promises from the Liberal Party of Canada’s Housing Platform

(December 03, 2015, posted in General)

On conventional mortgages, the Liberal Party of Canada has promised some changes for future homeowners and investors. Here are the three you will want to be aware of:

1. Index the RRSP Home Buyer’s Plan to the Consumer Price Index in $2,500 increments, to ensure it remains a useful tool for people buying their first homes. 

2. Provide tax incentives for landlord and developers to build and renovate r... read more.

Housing market conditions favour buyers

(December 01, 2015, posted in Statistics)

Weak sales activity relative to inventory places downward pressure on prices  

Calgary, Dec. 1, 2015 – Persistently high inventory levels within Calgary’s residential resale housing market, combined with weak sales activity, contributed to buyers' conditions in November.

Monthly sales totaled 1,263 units, a 28 per cent decline from last year and nearly 20 per cent below the 10-year average. Meanwhile... read more.