Imagine you’re shopping for a car. You find one that’s a suitable model, a recent year, and hasn’t been driven a lot. The price is right, too. But, there’s a caveat. The paint is worn off in several places. The driver’s seat upholstery is torn and requires repair. And, the tires needed to be replaced… a long time ago. Would you still buy it?

You might. However, unless you enjoy fixing up cars, you’d probably hesitate to make the purchase. After all, in addition to seeing the car itself, you’re noticing the work that needs to be done to fix it. The same holds true when selling your home.

The more “move-in” ready you make the property the more likely buyers are to become interested in buying it. Like when viewing a car, you want buyers to focus on…

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CREB®'s Q2 2022 Housing Market Report

City of Calgary, August 16, 2022 – Within the city of Calgary, housing sales totalled 18,694 units in the first half of 2022, with sales in the second quarter nearly matching the record high pace set in the first quarter of the year.

“This doesn’t come as a surprise as consumers were eager to get into the market ahead of rate gains while they still had low pre-approval rates,” said CREB® Chief Economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

At the same time, new listings struggled to keep pace leaving inventories relatively low and the months of supply relatively tight. This resulted in prices trending up in the…

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With the high cost of necessities like food and gas, it’s no surprise that fun outings can take a back seat to essential purchases.

But there are a few tricks to help save on your favourite splurges even when you’re on a tight budget. Here are some ideas:

BYOB You might know the concept of “bring your own,” from party invitations, but with some variation it can help you save on an evening out. In fact, many restaurants now let you bring your own wine. They may charge an uncorking fee, but it will most likely still be cheaper than a restaurant bottle. See if it’s an option at your favourite place.

Pack a lunch Apply the bring your own concept to other events, like carry a picnic to your favourite attractions so you’re not forking out for…

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