There are 5 blog entries for April 2012.
Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 11:33am. 1433 Views, 0 Comments.
Spring cleaning isn’t just about dusting under furniture and opening the windows to let some fresh air in; sometimes the outdoors needs a little freshening up too!
Photo: Home Depot Garden Club
Here are 10 ways to brighten up your home’s exterior and yard:
1. Get those windows squeaky clean: First, give the outside of the windows a good rinse with a hose. Next, wash them with a mixture of warm water, white vinegar, and a little bit of dish soap; rinse well and dry them off. Wash the inside of the window with vinegar, and wipe with newspaper. Take the screens off and wash them with the same mixture as you used on the outside of the windows, and use a soft-bristled brush to scrub, if necessary.
2. Power wash: Use a power washer to clean the siding of your…
Friday, April 20th, 2012 at 10:08am. 2074 Views, 5 Comments.
It’s time for another great giveaway from Smart Calgary Homes! This month, we want you to enjoy the city in the height of spring; and what better place to do so than the beautiful Prince’s Island Park?
We’re giving away a $150 gift certificate to the River Café – the perfect spot to sit out on the sunny patio and enjoy the award-winning cuisine, or spend an evening in the rustic dining room next to the fire.
Photo Credit: Stephanie Arsenault - Global Dish
To have your chance to win this fantastic prize, all you have to do is go to our Facebook page, “Like” us, and let us know what your favourite thing about Calgary in the spring is. For a bonus entry, tweet “I just entered to win a $150 @RiverCafeCalg gift card from @calgaryremax and so should you!…
Friday, April 13th, 2012 at 10:36am. 1261 Views, 0 Comments.
We’re already a quarter of the way through the year (can you believe it?), and it’s a great time to look at where the Calgary housing market stands. Here’s a brief summary of the Calgary Regional Housing Market (CREB) Statistics released on April 2, 2012:
Calgary’s market is still strong – a sign that our economy is steady, and that buyers and sellers are confident. According to CREB, “After the first quarter of 2012, sales are up by 7.3 per cent over the same time last year.”
The supply and demand for properties is not in balance, however, and there is a tight inventory. Despite this, CREB says that “single family homes continue to record strong activity, with sales increasing by 10.3 per cent at the end of the first quarter.”
Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 2:44pm. 562 Views, 0 Comments.
If you’re hosting an Easter meal this weekend, are you feeling a little unprepared? There’s so much involved, after all: menu planning, décor, and deciding whether to do brunch, lunch, or dinner. We’ve scoured the web for all the best resources to help you make your Easter entertaining breezy and stress-free!
Menu Planning: Take a look at these lovely links before you decide on whether to settle with brunch, lunch or dinner. There are also some great suggestions as to what style to go for (ie: casual, fun, elegant).
18 Tipples to Serve at an Easter Meal – YumSugar
Easter Menus – Martha Stewart
Charming Yellow and Blue Easter Brunch – HGTV
Pastel Eats for Easter – YumSugar
18 Festive Easter Menus – MyRecipes
Delicious Easter Brunch…
Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 8:35am. 443 Views, 2 Comments.
They say April showers bring May flowers, but all of this sunshine we’ve been having will probably work its magic as well! That said, it’s the perfect time to open your windows, let some fresh air in, and get decorating for the season!
To help get one lucky reader started, we have a $100 Urban Barn gift card to give away! After looking over all of the fantastic entries, we have a winner! Congratulations, Michele A, you’re our winner! Please send your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get you your prize.
If you didn’t win, stay tuned for more great contests coming up this month!
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