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Monday, February 24, 2014 - Creativity and Environmental Significance of Re-Purposing

The re-purpose movement has been gaining more currency in contemporary home design circles that are trying to find creative ways to recycle the enormous amount of wasted materials that our society produces.In North America there have been several re-purpose centers created to collect trash as supplies for artists and designers to create something new from something old.The re-purpose movement has generated ?green-collar? jobs, workers producing goods and providing services that explicitly help ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:22:10 -0700

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - The Silver Skate Festival

Last few days to enjoy this yearly winter festival, now on its 24th year of show stopping ice extravaganza. For more information, visit their official website http://www.silverskatefestival.org/homepage/the-festival                          
posted in General at Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:20:44 -0700

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - New tower slated for Edmonton skyline: 2,000 city staff to be consolidated

The city is moving about 2,000 workers into a new Katz Group partnership office tower in the first project confirmed for the downtown arena district.The 20-year lease with the Katz Group and WAM Developments will see the city occupy about half of a 27-storey tower at 104th Avenue and 101st Street. Construction at the former Staples store site is scheduled to begin this spring and be completed by August 2016. ?I think it?s going to be an exciting addition to the skyline of our city,? Mayor Don ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 18 Feb 2014 10:13:51 -0700

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - Contemporary Small Space Living

Sometimes less is more. While this old adage might seem a little odd when talking about living space, there are a few lifestyle benefits that come from contemporary small space dwellings.Many of the original ideas for small space living came from Japan, some dating as early as the 1960s. The original name for small space living was ?Metabolism? based on the idea of flexible design and architecture. The first major building in this movement was the Nakagin Capsule Tower founded by designer ...
posted in General at Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:35:59 -0700

Monday, February 10, 2014 - Getting a mortgage when you're self-employed

If you?re self-employed, be prepared for a long chat with your mortgage professional. This week, I want to outline what to expect from the mortgage process when you?re applying as a self-employed borrower. A lot of the same rules apply, though there are a few key differences you should be prepared for. You?re considered a self-employed borrower if one or more of the following apply to you: You own your own business, either incorporated or sole proprietor, you are responsible for the payment of ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:09:50 -0700

Thursday, February 6, 2014 - Edmonton Market Update February 2014

Local housing sales and inventory up in stable market Edmonton, February 4, 2014: The residential home inventory on the Edmonton Multiple Listing Service® (MLS® System) rose 16% in January. Typically just over 1,800 homes in the Edmonton CMA (census metropolitan area) come onto the market in January. Last month?s listings of 1,842 were higher than the 783 listed in December. Sales figures (adjusted) of 885 properties (820 reported) were higher than a typical January and higher than sales in ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:34:08 -0700

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - Changes to the Alberta Real Estate Industry

Important information to buyers!  Effective February 4, 2014 the Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) released new forms that are mandatory for all real estate agents to use. The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA), will require all real estate agents to enter into a Service Agreement not only with sellers, which is already standard practice, but with buyers as well.  Buyer service agreements have been around for a number of years, however they have not been mandatory for us to enter into ... Full Article...
posted in News at Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:12:51 -0700

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - Seven ways to add personality to your condo

Refined details can help elevate your condo from regular to outstanding. Many people think all condos in a building will look the same, but by changing a few minor details, you can make your condo reflect your personality. Here's how: 1. Ceiling treatments They can make rooms feel smaller and more intimate or more expansive. Installing a barrel-vaulted ceiling in a bedroom or living room is an excellent way of giving the impression of greater space. If you can't do this, create a similar effect ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 04 Feb 2014 06:32:41 -0700

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