I have sold a property at 15 Macewan Park WAY NW in Calgary.
Welcome to the mature community of MacEwan Glen! As soon as you walk into this well maintained home you are greeted with lots of natural sunlight, and large windows. The main floor has a spacious flex room and dining room, along with an eat-in kitchen with plenty of storage, counter space and epoxy counter tops. Upper levels are rounded out with 4 Bedrooms, a beautiful 3pcs ensuite bath, and a full bath. Downstairs has been developed with a 2 piece bath, a large family room with a wood burning stone fireplace and walkout patio doors to the back yard. The back yard is beautifully landscaped offering a private setting with low maintenance design and a west facing concrete patio perfect for the evening sun. Tall crawl space has been finished as a kids play area, but also offers a great storage opportunity. The garage is fully insulated with tall ceilings perfect for storage. The home has been consistently updated including asphalt shingles in 2021, a high efficiency furnace in 2012 and hot water tank in 2016. This home is centrally located north of Nose Hill park, close to many amenities, schools and makes for quick commute to downtown, the airport, and Deerfoot Trail.
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I have listed a new property at 15 Macewan Park WAY NW in Calgary.
Welcome to the mature community of MacEwan Glen! As soon as you walk into this well maintained home you are greeted with lots of natural sunlight, and large windows. The main floor has a spacious flex room and dining room, along with an eat-in kitchen with plenty of storage, counter space and epoxy counter tops. Upper levels are rounded out with 4 Bedrooms, a beautiful 3pcs ensuite bath, and a full bath. Downstairs has been developed with a 2 piece bath, a large family room with a wood burning stone fireplace and walkout patio doors to the back yard. The back yard is beautifully landscaped offering a private setting with low maintenance design and a west facing concrete patio perfect for the evening sun. Tall crawl space has been finished as a kids play area, but also offers a great storage opportunity. The garage is fully insulated with tall ceilings perfect for storage. The home has been consistently updated including asphalt shingles in 2021, a high efficiency furnace in 2012 and hot water tank in 2016. This home is centrally located north of Nose Hill park, close to many amenities, schools and makes for quick commute to downtown, the airport, and Deerfoot Trail.
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I have sold a property at 68 3705 Fonda WAY SE in Calgary.
Two Storey Townhouse - Fonda - Welcome to this beautiful 2 Storey upper level home in Forest Grove. Walk up to be greeted by the large eat in kitchen that features Custom made wooden cabinets with plenty of storage and counter space. Living room and dining room are open concept and could be used as an office or den. The patio overlooks the main courtyard and playground, but is still private. Upstairs you will find a large master bedroom with a large closet. The 2nd bedroom has large bright windows. 4 pcs bathroom and upper level laundry means no hauling laundry downstairs. This complex has lots of visitor parking available.
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I have sold a property at 236 2727 28 AVENUE SE in Calgary.
This bright and sunny second-floor condo with a titled underground parking stall could be your dream home. A great location provides easy access to downtown, the Deerfoot, and Valleyview Park with soccer fields, baseball diamonds, playgrounds and a splash park. Walkers, cross country skiers, and bikers will appreciate the beautiful walking trails, or you can relax and enjoy the great outdoors in the pretty courtyard with a gazebo Inside, you'll find a functional kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a large eating bar with pendant lighting. The bright living room opens to a deck with fabulous views of Calgary's downtown skyline. The living area also contains an office/tech centre, a big asset for those working from home. The large bedroom has a walk-in closet and room for a king-sized bed. A 4 piece bath with in-suite laundry complete the package. Wide plank flooring and tile throughout.
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I have sold a property at 811 Cranbrook WALK SE in Calgary.
ANOTHER GEM IN "RETREAT IN CRANSTON'S RIVERSTONE. This is an ideal property for first time homeowners or investment property. "811" is a main floor 2bed 2bath cosy home with many upgrades including S/S Appliance package, Stacked Whirlpool laundry pair, pot lights in lieu of track lighting, industrial style pendant lights and bathroom vanity lights, 220V in TANDEN GARAGE! ROOM FOR TWO EL ECTRIC VEHICLES.! Enjoy the company of friends and neighbours as you bbq and perhaps share a beverage on the front patio! Life is a breeze in "The Retreat"! Imagine a five minute walk to the Bow River and its many walking and cycling paths. AND RIVERSTONE is PEACEFUL AND QUIET..
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I have listed a new property at 68 3705 Fonda WAY SE in Calgary.
Two Storey Townhouse - Fonda - Welcome to this beautiful 2 Storey upper level home in Forest Grove. Walk up to be greeted by the large eat in kitchen that features Custom made wooden cabinets with plenty of storage and counter space. Living room and dining room are open concept and could be used as an office or den. The patio overlooks the main courtyard and playground, but is still private. Upstairs you will find a large master bedroom with a large closet. The 2nd bedroom has large bright windows. 4 pcs bathroom and upper level laundry means no hauling laundry downstairs. This complex has lots of visitor parking available.
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I have listed a new property at 41 Falshire TERRACE NE in Calgary.
Welcome to Falconshire Lane! This fantastic 3 bedroom end unit is ready for you to move in! As soon as you walk in the front door, you will notice the gleaming new vinyl floors. Large Family room features large bright west facing windows and an updated half bath on the main floor. The eat-in kitchen has all of the amenities and lots of storage space for the family chef. Large patio doors overlook the rear yard and deck. Heading upstairs, you'll notice the open stairwell is featured with a knee wall. The oversized owners suite has large west facing windows. The full 4 piece upper level bathroom has updated fixtures, and the two kids rooms round out the upper level. Out back is a deck and fenced back yard backing on to greenspace. And for the heavy internet user, Telus PureFibre Gig internet is now offered to the property.
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I have listed a new property at 11 Macewan Park WAY NW in Calgary.
Welcome to MacEwan Glen! As soon as you walk in the front door of this home, you will be greeted by gleaming hardwood floors! Open Living room and Dining room are highlighted by the big front bay window. Custom hardwood flooring continues through to the bright eat-in kitchen which features lots of counter space and a large pantry cupboard. Upstairs, you will find 3 bedrooms, and a large 4 piece bathroom. The master bedroom has a large west facing bay window overlooking the backyard. The lower levels of this home are developed with a large family room, a 4th bedroom, 4 piece bathroom, an office space as well as a large laundry room. Outside features two large decks, a garden shed, as well as gated off street parking. Centrally located near shopping, amenities, and Nose Hill Park.
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I have sold a property at 816 Thorneycroft DRIVE NW in Calgary.
Move-in condition & ready to welcome a brand new family is this lovingly updated bungalow in the desirable family neighbourhood of Thorncliffe, walking distance to Egert's Park & off-leash area, bus stops & only minutes to area shopping & schools. Offering 5 bedrooms & 3 full baths, this bright & airy home enjoys engineered hardwood floors, sleek renovated kitchen with quartz countertops, oversized single garage & beautifully landscaped backyard with winding gardens & fantastic deck. Wonderful open concept main floor with flat ceilings & an expanse of windows, with Southwest-facing living room & stunning kitchen with white-gloss cabinets & extended counters, a bank of skylights & upgraded stainless steel appliances including chimney hoodfan & gas stove with double convection ovens. Three 3 main floor bedrooms highlighted by the master with large closet & renovated ensuite wth tile floors & oversized shower. The family bath has also been renovated & features a relaxing shower/tub combo. Lower level with new egress windows (2020) is finished with a great-sized rec room with built-in cabinets, 2 bedrooms, renovated full bath with walk-in shower & laundry/storage area. The landscaping was done in 2017 & include underground sprinkler system. In addition to the renovations to the kitchen & main floor bathrooms (2016), the front windows were replaced in 2012, water tank in 2017 & furnace in 2012. A truly sensational find in this prime location in this popular Northwest Calgary community, a home you will be proud to call your very own!
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I have sold a property at 2938 Hidden Ranch WAY NW in Calgary.
This Unique home is situated adjacent to Hidden Ranch Park and playground. It is a Walk-out Bi-level with a bonus room over the double attached garage. The Master Bedroom is located in the bonus room and features a 4 piece ensuite with a corner jetted tub and separate stand up shower. It also has a walk-in closet and bow window. The open concept main floor features 12 foot vaulted ceilings and a natural gas corner fireplace. The main floor is all hardwood and the master bedroom is hardwood with the ensuite having vinyl plank. Besides the master bedroom, there are 2 additional bedrooms on the main floor and another large bedroom on the lower level. The lower level also features a den, 3 piece bathroom and a large family room with wet bar, large windows and a patio door leading to the large deck.
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I have sold a property at 203 15 AVENUE NW in Calgary.
Beautiful custom built 2 storey of living space approx 2900 sq.ft.in prestige Crescent Heights. Bright open floor plan w/numerous features: cedar front porch; solid mahogany front door with sidelights; top of the line Pella double hung windows; Hunter Douglas window treatments; flat ceilings on main; 600 CFM hood fan; built-in steam oven; 5 burner gas range w/convection oven; Kohler plumbing fixtures & farm sink in kitchen. Main floor offers a flex room/open den ideal for buyer seeking an expansive home office, designer kitchen w/high end (DENCA) cabinetry, upgraded SS appliances package, Large living room w/fireplace & built-ins, mudroom & 2 pcs bath complete the main floor. Upper level: elegant master - spa-like ensuite w/steam shower, walk-in closet, separate soak tub, custom dual sinks, heated titled floor and skylight. Add. 2 bedrooms, 4 pcs bath & laundry room. Basement fully developed w/the 4th bedroom, 3 pcs bath, family room w/wet bar, pre-wired cable for future home theatre, rough-in in-floor heating. Great location - all within walking distance of downtown, Bow river pathway, Prince's Island park, schools and future green line making this area even more appealing. Call today!
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Pretty nice garage eh?  It's not mine.  I'm not brave enough to actually post a picture of mine.  My garage does have a 1974 AMC Matador Coupe that is in year 13 of it's 5 year restoration.


I am a self-admitted Car Guy. There are many support groups, but most don't help quash the habit.  I do identify myself as a maker.  In my free time I love making things either in my own garage, or down at Calgary's Makerspace.  Some of them are useful, some are only useful as conversation pieces. 


Some of my projects include clever names like:

"Winnecargo", our cargo trailer that matches our 1973 Winnebago Brave,

"Minnibago" which is a scratch build of an electric go-kart that is also styled in retro rv. 

"The Mini" is our 73 Austin Mini MKII, that has been put on a Suzuki 4x4 chassis with 35" tires.

If you ever want to hear me talk for an hour about a true love/hate relationship, ask about "Rumbot"  The rum and coke camping robot.


Last night I had to pickup a $2.00 washer from home depot, and left with a new Miluakee impact wrench.  I know how you feel.  I'm there with you.  I have given up, I have finally outgrown my garage.  I started looking through the MLS for a new home with a three car garage and decided that it also needed to be a dedicated search function on my real estate website. 


So here you go my fellow gear heads, collectors, pack-rats and horders:


Calgary Homes with Three Car Garages or bigger


Calgary Homes with Electric Vehicle Chargers or 220VAC power


If you are looking at also making the move to a bigger garage with a house beside it, feel free to give me a call.  I also have a private client search available that is specific to homes with a large lot size that is perfect for building your own custom "Garage-mahal".  Give me a call if you would like to be added to this private search notification.

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Open houses are the best way to showcase your home to potential buyers, so you want to make sure you leave a good impression. Here are ten tips to help you better prepare your home for an Open House:


1) Empty half your clothes from the closet

Closet space is important, so potential buyers are sure to peak. By removing half your clothing, and ensuring everything is neat and tidy, you make your closets look bigger and more spacious. 


2) Let in lots of natural light

Natural light makes even the smallest apartment feel larger and more welcoming, so be sure you draw back the curtains and open the blinds in every room. Being able to see out the windows also makes rooms feel larger.


3) Hide evidence of Fido and Fluffy

Not all people are pet lovers. Pet hair, food and water dishes, and toys can make a home feel unkempt and cluttered. Be especially cognizant of pet related odors, since a dirty litter box or a wet dog smell can quickly put off potential buyers.


4) Make your home as neutral as possible

Potential buyers that attend your Open House are going to try to picture themselves living there. Remove personal items, like family photos, so that your potential buyers are better able to imagine their own life there. Also, while you don’t need to completely redecorate try and hide items that aren’t very neutral. You may think that singing bass your uncle bought you for your birthday is hilarious, but your potential buyers may disagree.


5) Make sure your home is clean

Things like dust, grime and fingerprints are off putting, and do not present your home in a positive light. Make sure you thoroughly clean the entire house before each Open House, and be sure to pay close attention to often overlooked places like the downstairs storage cupboard and the cupboards under sinks. Potential buyers who are seriously considering purchasing your home are going to thoroughly inspect your home, so you want to make sure everything is in order. 


6) Don’t forget curb appeal

The exterior of your house offers potential buyers a first impression. Make sure any children’s toys are neatly stashed away, and that your grass is cut or your sidewalk shoveled based on the time of year. Consider adding some welcoming decorations, like placing potted flowers on the front step or hanging a festive wreath from the door in order to make your home feel warm and welcoming.


7) Go the extra mile

Ironing your duvet cover and tea towels may seem excessive, but little touches like that can really add polish to your home. Make sure jars and cans are neatly organized in your pantry, and do your best to tame the tupperware and junk drawers. If you own a lot of stuff you might even consider storing some of it at a friend or relative’s home temporarily in order to reduce the amount of clutter you need to deal with before each Open House.


8) Fix what is broken

Even small things like squeaky doors, leaky taps and loose knobs can leave a bad impression. Small, easily fixed problems that have not been dealt with may make potential buyers wonder what other, larger, problems may be lurking. Take a weekend and repair these small things before your first Open House. You may also consider adding a fresh coat of paint to both the interior and exterior of your home. Fresh paint makes any space look brighter, cleaner and more well maintained.


9) Consider rearranging

The key to making any space feel larger is reducing the amount of stuff in it. Consider removing large sectional chesterfields or other large, dominating pieces of furniture. Items like these make rooms feel smaller than they actually are, and can leave potential buyers feeling cramped. If you can afford it, consider hiring a professional stager and potentially renting furniture that will best show off your home’s assets.


10) Add the finishing touches

The day of the Open House purchase one or several bouquets of freshly cut flowers. A bouquet in the kitchen, and one in the living room make any home feel fresh and welcoming. Also, consider setting out food and drinks for potential buyers. A cool glass of lemonade on a hot summer’s day, or some warm coffee or hot chocolate on a cold winter afternoon not only make potential buyers feel welcome and at home but also makes them more likely to stick around longer. You should also be sure to secure any valuables and prescription medications in a safe place before potential buyers arrive. And last, but not least, be sure to leave. It is much easier for your Realtor work their magic if you aren’t hovering around potential buyers pointing out all the positive qualities of your home. Realtors know when to intervene and chat with potential buyers and when to let them explore on their own.


At the end of the day you want to make sure your home feels neutral, clean, uncluttered and welcoming. Creating a pleasant space that potential buyers can easily seem themselves living happily in is what will seal the deal. Also, ask your Realtor for any advice he or she may have on staging your home for an Open House, and take advantage of their expertise.


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Renting your first apartment, or purchasing your first condo, can be a daunting task. With so many things to worry about and keep track of the experience can seem overwhelming.  Click here to visit our listing of available Apartments and Apartment Condos.  To help you select a good apartment here are 4 things to remember:


1) Don’t go alone


Especially if you are inexperienced at apartment hunting it helps to bring a friend or relative along who has purchased their own place before. Hire a REALTOR® that has experience in buying and selling condos and the intricacies that go with it.


2) Talk to your potential neighbours if you can


If you are seriously considering an apartment or condo try and talk to some of your potential neighbours when viewing the property. Introduce yourself and explain why you are there, then ask them general questions about the building. Is the place in good repair? Do they have any complaints about their neighbours?  What is the social scene like?


3) Go over the paperwork carefully


Your REALTOR will go over all of the details of your offer with you before you sign it.  You will often have a condition of a condominium document review, which will allow the seller some time to obtain all of the documents related to the unit.  You will then be able to examine the documents, and send them for a professional review if you choose.  Some of the bylaws of the Condominium corporation will effect you directly. Can you have pets? What if you have, or decide you want to have, children. Will they be welcome in the building? 


4) Research the neighbourhood


Make sure the neighbourhood is safe, and that you can easily access the services you need. How far away is the grocery store? If you have children, how far away is the nearest school? You should also check the crime rate in your neighbourhood. The Calgary Police Service offers an up to date Crime Map of the city, which shows how many of each crime occurred in each neighbourhood in the last year.


Purchasing your first condo, will be less stressful if you follow these tips. If something ever doesn’t feel right you shouldn’t risk it. The last thing you want to is get stuck with an unit that is not right for you. 

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I have sold a property at 51 HANSON DRIVE NE in Langdon.
This STUNNING 6 BED, 3.5 BATH home w/LOADS of BEAUTIFUL FEATURES + tasteful touches will have you ENTRANCED! Over 3164 sq ft of DEVELOPED, Air-Conditioned, LIVING SPACE w/great CURB APPEAL incl Stone detail + WELCOMING front porch, Foyer w/9' CEILINGS, GORGEOUS neutral tones through incl FRESH PAINT, Hardwood floors, Main floor bed/FRONT OFFICE, OPEN Main living area incl BRIGHT Kitchen w/GRANITE counters, Island w/BUILT-INS + pendant lighting, TRENDY Tiled BACKSPLASH, OVERSIZE corner pantry + MATCHING appliances, adjoining Dining area w/STATEMENT lighting fixture + access to the DECK, Living room w/HUGE West-Facing windows, GAS FIREPLACE, + built in BENCHES w/shiplap detail, half bath, + Laundry/MUD ROOM w/EXCELLENT built-ins. Upstairs w/SPACIOUS bonus room, UNIQUE Master suite w/WALL DETAIL, feature LIGHTING, office space w/BUILT-IN DESK, + 5 pc Ensuite w/DUAL GRANITE VANITY, Soaker tub, + HUGE Walk-In-Closet. 2 add'l BIG Bedrooms, + 4 pc Main bath. Basement w/NEW CARPET, LOADS of REC SPACE, 2 more Bedrooms, + GORGEOUS 4 pc Bath. GIANT backyard has a HUGE DECK w/PERGOLA that will be VERY ENJOYABLE for SUMMER ENTERTAINING, a "WRAP AROUND" Exposed Aggregate Rear Cement Pad, plus LOADS of SPACE that would allow for a BIG WORKSHOP in the BACK if you wanted on this MASSIVE 9148 Sq. FT West Facing Lot! Located on a QUIET STREET, w/4 CAR PARKING on the Driveway, plus 2 in the Garage and More on the Street; you will LOVE IT!!!
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It's that time of year again!  The annual Calgary Real Estate Board Housing Forecast.


2020 was a year of surprises, with the slumpped oil prices and a world wide pandemic, many speculated that the Calgary housing market was poised to take a hit.  While Calgary did not break any records, it did hold steady, and even posted a stronger than expected rebound the 2nd half of the year.


Going forward into 2021, it is expected that some of the momentum will continue.   Driven by low interest rates, low inventory levels, and high buyer demand.


“It is expected some of the momentum recorded at the end of 2020 will continue into 2021, fueled by exceptionally low lending rates and pent-up demand,” “While sales are expected to rise by nearly five per cent on an annual basis in 2021, persistent economic challenges are expected to prevent stronger growth in our housing market.” said Ann-Marie Lurie, CREB® Chief Economist.


As 2021 continues, I would expect to see inventory levels start to rise again.  As Canada continues with COVID-19 vaccinations and spread of the virus starts to ease, markets should begin to return to balance.


Growth in supply is expected to offset some of the gains in sales, pushing our market to the upper bounds of balanced conditions and slowing price recovery. However, the price gains that occurred at the end of 2020 are not expected to be eroded and 2021 annual prices are forecasted to improve by over one per cent.


“This year has been filled with twists and turns all over the world. The Calgary housing market was no exception,” said Alan Tennant, CREB® President and CEO.



Here is a link to the entire CREB® 2021 Forecast.
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I have listed a new property at 2938 Hidden Ranch WAY NW in Calgary.
This Unique home is situated adjacent to Hidden Ranch Park and playground. It is a Walk-out Bi-level with a bonus room over the double attached garage. The Master Bedroom is located in the bonus room and features a 4 piece ensuite with a corner jetted tub and separate stand up shower. It also has a walk-in closet and bow window. The open concept main floor features 12 foot vaulted ceilings and a natural gas corner fireplace. The main floor is all hardwood and the master bedroom is hardwood with the ensuite having vinyl plank. Besides the master bedroom, there are 2 additional bedrooms on the main floor and another large bedroom on the lower level. The lower level also features a den, 3 piece bathroom and a large family room with wet bar, large windows and a patio door leading to the large deck.
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Now that you have found a wonderful new home you need to coordinate your move. Though it may be tempting to just stuff everything in boxes this strategy can make unpacking a nightmare. To help make your move go smoothly try these 5 helpful tips that will help you pack like a pro.


  1. Pack an overnight bag

Packing an overnight bag helps ensure your first morning goes smoothly. Especially if you have to rush off to work the next day you don’t want to be frantically hunting for things. By being prepared you can reduce the amount of move related stress you experience and focus on unpacking and organizing your new home.


  1. Pack the stuff you will need right away in a clear, or clearly marked bin

Chose a bin that will really stand out from all the other boxes so that you can easily find it in the post move chaos. This bin should contain the things you will need right away, such as toiletries, basic cooking items, medications, more clothes and a full set of bedding. This will help you get at least somewhat settled right away and let you focus on what needs to be done.


  1. Label your boxes intelligently

Being confronted with twenty boxes labeled “kitchen” doesn’t make it easy to find the specific item you need. Try and group related items together and either label your boxes with their contents (ie: Kitchen - pots and pans) or assign each box a number and create a spreadsheet detailing the contents of all your boxes. Finding a specific item is much easier when you know exactly which box it is in, and saves you time because you don’t need to open every single box in order to find it. Numbering each box also helps you ensure that no boxes get lost or stolen while you are moving. 


  1. Use a colour coding system and clearly label bedrooms

If you hire movers to help you move colour coding boxes makes it much easier for them to figure out which boxes belong in each room. Brightly coloured duct tape makes colour coding easy, and gives you a convenient place to write the room designation for each box. If your new home has several bedrooms it is also helpful to label these as well. Use a piece of paper and a bit of sticky tack to clearly label the door of each room. That way your movers know which area is the “Office” or “Katie’s Bedroom”, saving you time and effort later. 


  1. Wrap breakable items in clothing and bedding

Bubble wrap and newspapers work well for transporting breakable items, but mean you end up wasting a lot of valuable space. Since your clothing and bedding need to come with you anyways you might as well put them to good use. Opt for heavier items like scarves, sweaters and blankets. You should also try and choose items that won't easily wrinkle in order to save yourself a ton of extra ironing.


Photo Credit: "I got it!" by Meathead Movers

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Ever wonder why your REALTOR® is looking in the closet?  When I'm showing a buyer a property that I have never been in, they always catch me opening closets to peek around.  No, I'm not some fashionista,  I'm checking for signs that the home may have been used for the illegal manufacture of marijanua.  


Some of the warning signs that I am keeping an eye out for, are any fresh drywall patches that may be present heading towards the attic space, as this is often where they will run vents to help mask odours coming from the property.  I will always take a look around the pipes coming into the water meter, to see if there's any evidence of tampering to bypass the meter.  Take a peek at the venting around the hot water tank to see if it looks like it has ever been used to supply additional Co2.  I'll also try and observe the foundation walls, especially around the breaker panel, and where the main power enters the property to see if it has ever been altered.  


There are a few other key indicators that we are looking for when browsing a property.  Active signs of aggression in the home can be a sign of methamphetamine contamination.


While these quick inspections are by no means a replacement for a proper home inspection by a licensed home inspector, they are a great way that I can help my buyers identify a stigmatized property long before writing an offer or paying for a home inspection.


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The Calgary Tower is one of Calgary’s most iconic buildings, gracing the skyline since it opened in 1968 and offers breathtaking views of the city. The observation deck, located 191 meters above ground, offers a 360 degree view of the entire city. The observation deck also boasts a glass floor, giving you a bird’s eye view of the downtown core.


Feeling hungry? The Calgary tower is home to two spectacular restaurants. Enjoy stunning city views and delectable dishes at the Sky 360 restaurant, located 155 meters above the ground and offers rotating views. The entire restaurant makes one full rotation every 45 minutes during lunch and every 60 minutes during dinner. Ruth’s Steak House, located on the second floor of the tower, offers wonderful meals and cosy hospitality.


General admission (ages 13 to 64) is $18, with seniors (65+) and children (4-12) enjoying lower admission rates ($16 for seniors, $9 for children). All children aged 3 and under are free. From September to June the Calgary Tower is open from 9am to 9pm, and for July and August it is open from 9am to 10pm. Parking is available nearby in the Tower Centre Parkade and the Tower is also easily accessed via several downtown C Train stations.


The Calgary Tower Gift Shop offers a wide selection of Calgary and Canada themed memorabilia, collectables and apparel. You are sure to find the perfect gift or keepsake to help you commemorate your visit.


The Calgary Tower also features a stunning LED light show, which runs every morning from 5am to sunrise and every evening from sunset to midnight. The lighting system is capable of both static and dynamic displays, and is offers a unique way for Calgarians to celebrate national holidays (such as Remembrance Day and Canada Day), cheer for local sports teams, support local festivals and raise awareness of important causes. This unique lighting system supplements the Tower’s gas powered flame, allowing for the city to reduce the amount of natural gas needed and helping create a greener city. The new lighting system is also 60% more efficient than the previous lighting system, reducing the city’s energy consumption. 


Photo: "Calgary Tower" by ahisgett is licensed with CC BY 2.0.
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