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According to the 2016 Census, nearly 22% of all Calgarians live in a condo. This is quite higher than the overall Canadian statistic of 13.3%. Condos are becoming more and more popular as more people move into high density housing locations. 

What is a condo, anyway? 

A condominium, referred to as a “condo”, is a housing complex where each unit is owned not rented by an individual. The complex can be managed by either a management company and/or the community itself.

Types of Condos: 

In Alberta there are two types of condominiums, conventional and bare land. We have compiled the key differences between the two of them here for you, as well as information about what condo fees can look like. This will allow you to make an informed choice for your next home purchase. 

Conventional condos are the most well known type of condo. These are many individual units located within a building, such as apartments. In this case, residents purchase the...

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With warm weather around the corner it’s a great time to find out of the box outdoor activities to try out. Horseback riding is a great way to relax, reconnect with yourself and nature, and try something new and exciting. Many people find horseback riding therapeutic, which is a perfect change for most peoples hectic lives. We have put together a list of Tripadvisor’s Top 10 Trail Riding Tours in the Calgary Area. This list will show the company’s rank, location, as well as a blurb the company has written about themselves.

 

Moose Mountain Horseback Adventures 

Location: Bragg Creek, Canada

About:“Located in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies between Calgary and Banff National Park, we offer trail rides, expedition adventures and ranch-stay vacations all year round. We are located 13 kms south of the picturesque hamlet of Bragg Creek, a short drive from Calgary, Alberta. The cozy and comfortable lodge can accommodate 8 guests in 5 rooms....
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With summer approaching, hiking is a great way to enjoy the warm weather and get your exercise in while social distancing. The City of Calgary has lots to offer for its residents with over a 100 amazing hiking trails located not too far from the city. There’s endless options of hiking trails for individuals looking to do easy, moderate, or difficult trails.

With gyms and indoor recreation spaces being closed due to the pandemic, outdoor activities are the new best thing for the summer while still following Covid-19 safety guidelines.


Here is our list of 10 trails near Calgary for all levels to help you get started this summer.


Glenmore Reservoir Trail 

Level: Easy

Length: 15.3 km

Elevation gain: 293 m

Route type: loop

Bow River Pathway & Prince Island

Level: Easy

Length: 5.1 km

Elevation gain: 45 m

Route type: loop

Grotto Canyon

Level: Easy

Length: 7.1 km

Elevation gain: 395 m

Route type: out and back

Ptarmigan Cirque

Level: Moderate 

Length: 3.5 km

Elevation gain: 258...

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Calgary-based YYC Real Estate Advisors (Re|Advisors) launched specialized advisory services for trading and managing properties around Calgary and neighboring areas. YYC Real Estate Advisors are full-service, boutique real estate advisors licensed with CIR Realty, specializing in buying and selling homes within Calgary and the area. YYC combines top agents, cutting-edge technology, and a better way of doing business to serve our clients. 

YYC Real Estate Advisors (Re|Advisors) was founded by Kamil Lalji after extensive experience working in real estate for 16 years. Kamil provides consultation and mentorship for properties that include luxury homes, multifamily properties, property management, foreclosures, investment properties, and residential development, to name a few. Re|Advisors is now working with a team of 4 people including Kamil, all with extensive knowledge of the real estate business and providing advisory services in a dynamic market. 

“Trust is a core...

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Why Should You Build a Fence on Your Property? 

Fencing can add a range of benefits to your property such as: 

  • Aesthetic Value 
  • Pet Protection
  • Noise Barrier
  • Home Protection 
  • Privacy
  • Ability to add a pool

Determining why you want to build a fence will help you decide on the size, materials, colours, and style of your fence. If you are trying to block out noise, then a high solid wood fence is best. To improve the aesthetic value of your property then a smaller fence would work well. If you would like to still see through the fence, but keep out unwanted guests (or pets inside the barrier), then a wrought iron fence may work well for you. 

Once you have decided on what type of fence you want, you can then lay out a budget and timeline. 

Common Challenged for Building New Fences

Here are some of the most common challenges people have faced when dealing with new fencing projects. 

Fencing Size

Knowing the fencing size will help determine your project’s...

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If you’re a pro mountain biker or just love the thrill of adventures, Calgary is the city for you!

The trails in and around Calgary have some of the most amazing views that you can’t miss out on this summer. 

For over 20 years, the Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance (CMBA) has been maintaining sustainable singletrack trails to provide a safe and world-class experience for the mountain bike community. 

We’ve searched for some of the best mountain bike trails in and around Calgary for all levels from beginner to pro. Here’s a list of some of our favourites to get you started this summer

1. Baker and Bowmont Park Loop

Location: Baker Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Level: Easy

Length: 12.7 km

Elevation gain: 239 m

Route type: loop


2. Edgemount Ridge

Location: Nose Hill Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Level: Easy

Length: 9.7 km

Elevation gain: 158 m

Route type: loop


3. Fish Creek Loop

Location: Fish Creek Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada

Level:...

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In a survey commissioned by North America Van Lines, 45% of participants reported that moving was the most stressful event in their lives. Moving alone or with a family can evidently be challenging, but moving with a pet can increase the stress for all parties – pets included. 

We’ve compiled some helpful tips on how to go about moving with your pets and how to keep them happy and healthy along the way. 

Start preparing early for your pet’s transition. This will look slightly different depending on what kind of pet you have, and how long the move will be. If you plan on driving with your pet to your new home, make sure to familiarize them with the car and any traveling bag or crate they will be in. You can introduce their carrier into their home environment early so that they become accustomed to how it smells, and any noises it could make. This will ease their stress on the day of as they are already familiar with it. If your pet is not accustomed to traveling...

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