January 2018

CREB® forecasts challenges for 2018 market, but optimism remains on the horizon

Posted on Jan 31, 2018

While Calgary is officially out of a long period of economic downturn, the path to recovery is expected to be bumpy.The impact of stricter lending criteria and higher interest rates is likely to offset the modest improvements in the economy."Housing market conditions are expected to remain relatively unchanged in 2018," said CREB® chief economist A...

Read More

Eye-Catching Patterns, Textures, and Pops of Color Dominate This NYC Apartment

Posted on Jan 20, 2018 in General

pop culture

This surprising, 1,600-square-foot apartment is housed in a converted Greek Orthodox Church in New York City’s notable Greenwich Village neighborhood. The existing apartment space was usable, but the design was lacking. “The owner wanted a comfortable, relaxing environment, but also someplace he could work from. It was a bit of a scary c...

Read More

A Montana Ranch Makes a Big Impact with Subtle Details

Posted on Jan 07, 2018

big sky subtlety...

For Lisa Kanning, it’s all about the details. And when it came to her clients’ sprawling Montana alpine ranch situated on 160 acres, creating interest beyond the breathtaking setting was of the utmost importance. “I love to design a home so that when someone walks into a room, it takes them a few minutes to really take it all in...

Read More

It’s all in the details

Posted on Jan 05, 2018

Thoughtful Design Brings Harmony to This Beachfront Beauty

“Details distinguish a home from looking amateurish to looking like a professional did it,” says Kelly Deck, director of Vancouver, British Columbia-based Kelly Deck Design and host of the HGTV series Take It Outside. With so much professional experience under her belt, Deck understands a th...

Read More

Higher Sales Numbers Paired with Higher Inventory gives you...

Posted on Jan 05, 2018 in Statistics

It was a pleasant surprise in December that the Holiday Season not only brought cheer and goodwill (and frigid temperatures that we are glad to see gone), but with it higher sales numbers than we have seen in the previous couple of years in the same month. While we did see an increase in sales, there was also an increase in the listing inventory wh...

Read More

Did Your Pipes Freeze?

Posted on Jan 03, 2018 in General

Here is What You Need to Do

If you come home to find the pipes in your home have frozen despite your best preventive measures, what is your first step? Don’t panic. Just because they’re frozen doesn’t mean they’ve already burst. Here’s what you can do:

If you turn on your faucets and nothing comes out, leave the faucets turned on and call a plumber.

D...

Read More