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It’s no longer necessary to head downtown for sensational, handcrafted ice cream: the bustling suburbs of Calgary’s S.E. are getting sweet love from XO Ice Cream & Waffles. Owners Darren and Melanie, who live in the S.E. with their two children, were longing for quality ice cream close by. Darren decided to leverage his background in restaurant management to make this dream come true.


"We were looking for a community outside of the core that was missing a niche place like this," Darren says. "Our goal is to help make the S.E. suburbs the best place to live in Calgary and to be truly part of a community.”


 


Located in Auburn Station, XO is a modern-day interpretation of the mom-and-pop shop – a place where families come after school, meet neighbours and create new memories. From the product and service quality to the nostalgic, youthful brand and inviting decor, no efforts were spared. Since its March 2018 opening, XO proudly serves an exclusive assortment...

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Industry know-how


To be honest, you won't see as many transactions as a REALTOR® does. An average family buys/sells Real Estate every 5 to 10 years. This is because when you buy a house, you're looking to create a home. You want your family to grow in it and you're only going to look to move from it if your family has outgrown it due to a baby on the way or kids growing up (upsizing) or the house has become too big due to the kids leaving for university or buying their own property (downsizing). This means that you probably don’t have a lot of experience with the ins and outs of real estate.  On the flip side of things, REALTORS® have the experience and education to get things done within the industry. They handle contracts and the real estate process on a daily basis which means they can ensure that you are well protected.


Negotiation skills


Maybe you are a great negotiator because you do it for work, or have taken courses in it, or maybe you're just a great sweet talker....

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The holiday season has begun and while the holidays may have a well-earned reputation for being a particularly slow time of the year for real estate, home sellers should take heart – the season can be bright for them, too. You never truly know that one buyers schedule and when they will be coming to view your home, and to be honest, it only takes that one buyer to sell your home!


Subtle Scents Sell

It's the perfect time for baking sweets and everyone knows that the smell of fresh baked cookies are a great strategy for creating that homey atmosphere that all buyers are looking for. A 2012 study by researchers at Washington State University brought a different idea to the table however as the study found that while the commonly held belief that sweet smells such as baked cookies could pique buyers’ interest during a showing may not be a bad one, simple scents have actually been found to be more effective for positively influencing would-be buyers.


Instead of...

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Most electrical repairs should be made by a professional. But for all you "do-it-yourselfers" out there, here are tips on how to stay safe when dealing with your home electrical systems.


The Electrical Panel

Every time you use an electrical device in your home, power runs through the electrical panel, causing it to heat up and cool down constantly. These temperature fluctuations cause your home’s electrical panel to fail over time—the lifespan of a typical modern electrical panel is around 15 to 20 years. If you have a fuse box or another older-style electrical panel (you’ll usually see these in homes wired prior to the 1960s), it’s recommended to replace it with a modern circuit breaker-style electrical panel as soon as possible. You should also confirm that:


  • Circuit breakers are the correct size for your home’s circuits
  • Arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) are installed to provide enhanced protection from electrical fires
  • AFCIs, if present, are tested...
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With 188 Aspenmere Circle, Chestermere hitting the Real Estate Market yesterday, it is time to answer the age old question: Why Live In Westmere, Chestermere?

Chestermere

Chestermere, originally named Chestermere Lake, is a city within Rocky View County, Alberta Canada.  By 1992, the population of Chestermere had increased to 1,043 permanent residents. On March 1, 1993, The Village of Chestermere Lake officially changed its status and name to the Town of Chestermere. The town continued developing amenities and services for its residents and its population grew to 17,203 residents in 2014. In late 2014, town council voted in favour of pursuing city status, which became effective January 1, 2015. As of 2017, the population for the City of Chestermere is 20,732.


Chestermere was designed with its residents in mind. Ensuring that amenities and services are located central to the City. You will be able to find what-ever it is you need; a library, groceries, restaurants, medical facilities,...

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