There are 4 blog entries for January 2012.
Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 10:14am. 1657 Views, 0 Comments.
Today's post is courtesy of Jennifer Campbell of Set Your Stage home staging. It was also a feature in our January 2012 edition of Smart Calgary Homes News! Check it out (and subscribe!) here.
As consumers, we are becoming more aware of the environment, home buyers are no different. According to Pantone's Home & Interior 2012 Trends, 2012's focus will be on highlighting nature and natural inspired decor.
Some very simple ways to incorporate this into your home are by adding plants. Mini-trees are a great way to draw the eye to a beautiful window/view and to bring the outdoors in. For accessories, keep an eye out for blues inspired by the ocean, greens inspired by foliage as well as oranges, yellows and reds inspired by the sunset.
Although the interior…
Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 9:58am. 1771 Views, 0 Comments.
Today's post is courtesy of Tyler Tost, owner and broker at Conexia Mortgage. It was also a feature in our January 2012 edition of Smart Calgary Homes News! Check it out (and subscribe!) here.
Currently, we are in a very low interest rate environment in Canada. Interest rates move in cycles, right now we are likely near the bottom of the interest rate cycle.
As we enter 2012, the economic forces that have kept our interest rates very low over the past few years will likely continue well into the year. The factors that will have the strongest impact on our interest rates over this year are the ongoing European fiscal crisis, an election year in the US, and the rate of growth in the developing world.
According to the Bank of Canada, Canadian 5-year…
Friday, January 13th, 2012 at 9:57am. 2291 Views, 0 Comments.
Reducing clutter in your house will not only help your home run a little more efficiently, but it is a great way to prepare for a move or a sale. Get started now, and move slowly from room to room; before you know it, you’ll be more organized than you knew you could be.
Photo: Style at Home
Here are six simple tips and ideas to help you get organized:
1. Rid yourself of old books and magazines: If there’s no sentimental value in a book, or you don’t intend on reading it again, get rid of it. Drop off gently used books at senior centres (check first that they’ll accept them), shelters (like the Mustard Seed), or used book stores. If your books aren’t in great condition, drop them off at a recycling depot (check to see if your local one accepts them). As…
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 at 8:42am. 2264 Views, 1 Comments.
Last week we talked about resolutions for your home; whether it’s bringing a little colour into your décor, adding some natural materials (wood, slate, stone), or simply increasing the efficiency of your taps, it’s the perfect time to follow through with some much-needed home improvements.
So what do you resolve for your home? Something big (like renovating the kitchen), or something small (like replacing your old thermostat with a new, programmable one)? Will it help save you money in the future (like weather-stripping drafty doors and windows), or will it simply improve your well-being (like growing a little indoor garden)?
We, at Smart Calgary Homes, want to help you make your resolutions a reality, so we’re giving away a $150 gift card for RONA. To…
- Sign In
Log in, to view your saved searches and add to your favorite listings.
- Join Today