December 2015

Buon Appetito

Posted on Dec 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 b...

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Encapsulated Continuity

Posted on Dec 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 disti...

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Early Christmas Present

Posted on Dec 24, 2015

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

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Snow Removal and Parking Bans (Calgary and Red Deer)

Posted on Dec 08, 2015 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 roadway...

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Promises from the Liberal Party of Canada’s Housing Platform

Posted on Dec 03, 2015 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 f...

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Housing market conditions favour buyers

Posted on Dec 01, 2015 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...

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