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Christmas in a Habitat home

Posted on Dec 10, 2019 11:12:32 AM

Every time a family moves into their forever home this beautiful season becomes a little brighter. We talked to new homeowners to see how they’re celebrating Christmas. Scroll to see living rooms aglow, much gratitude and some holiday magic.

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What do the holidays mean to you, in 2019?

Posted on Dec 10, 2019 8:21:55 AM

Three Calgarians share what December means to them this year. Read their sweet traditions, inspiring generosity and how one Christmas will be the best yet.

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Thad and Lisa's story: this house has changed our lives

Posted on Dec 5, 2019 2:28:34 PM

Thad and Lisa have been married for almost 25 years and have three daughters between the ages of 18 and 23.

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3 unique places to volunteer in Calgary this holiday season

Posted on Dec 5, 2019 9:39:35 AM

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already in December and the holidays are quickly approaching!

This time of year tends to bring a desire to give back and make someone else’s season bright. But we’re all busy (especially at Christmas), and it can be hard to find something that fits our skills, interest and availability.

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What home means to me

Posted on Nov 21, 2019 8:25:56 AM

The number of times I have moved in the last 10 years can no longer be counted on my two hands, and my spot in my relatives’ address books is riddled with eraser marks for each time they have had to write a new address for me. The key to my story though is that each of these moves has been a choice that I have been able to make because I wanted to, not because I had to.

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Five tips to increase the value of your home

Posted on Nov 20, 2019 8:48:22 AM

It’s commonly known home renovations can be costly and often go above budget. But what you might be surprised to hear is not every reno will increase the value of your home. We sat down with CREB® REALTOR®, Clint Sanheim to get the scoop on home improvement. As an experienced realtor who has flipped houses in Calgary for 15 years, Clint knows how to get the most bang for your buck. Whether you’re planning to sell your home soon or sometime in the future, here are five easy ways to increase the value of your home while keeping costs low.

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How to bring positive change to yourself and your community

Posted on Nov 15, 2019 10:36:52 AM

“How are you doing? Where are you going? What’s important now that wasn’t before?” are questions Ashlea Cook explored in an exercise called a Life Audit. This exercise is how she lands on a build site and although Habitat has had 92 wonderful groups volunteer this year, “probably once a year we get someone like Ashlea,” according to Kelsey who manages the Build Day program.

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What's happened since you were here

Posted on Sep 27, 2019 5:22:15 PM

On our sites over the last few months we’ve seen everything from framing and landscaping to the construction of sidewalks and Romeo and Juliet balconies.

With the recent Bowwood Dedication and projects entering finishing stages, we’re in an exciting time. Our donors and volunteers are the cement that brings these buildings together so they can take in the families in Southern Alberta that need it most. 

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Fundraising cyclists prove we're better together

Posted on Sep 27, 2019 4:59:11 PM

It is the beginning of the second day. Cyclists, Martine and Liz, are meeting for the first time on a bus shuttling them to the start of their 100 km plus ride. One will cycle towards Lake Louise, the other towards Kananskis. Later that day they will finish together hugging, with both of their lives changed. 

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Flames Alumni shine on Habitat project

Posted on Sep 27, 2019 4:07:36 PM

The Calgary Flames Alumni lived up to their namesake, “sparking” a flurry of activity on a Habitat construction site on August 22nd. 

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