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The complete guide for the first-time homebuyer

Posted on Jan 6, 2020 12:05:40 PM

When it comes time to make the move from renting to buying your first home, there are a lot of options to consider and ways to go about the buying process.

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Pincher Creek's moment

Posted on Dec 10, 2019 1:27:48 PM

Looking at the turbines on Pincher’s surging grassy hills, Nov 2nd was, by all outward appearances, a normal day for this ranching town. But what was unusual was hidden from the 70 km gusts of wind, in the quiet of a newly finished living and kitchen room, where 50 people gathered together for one purpose; celebrating the completion of two affordable homes in this historically windswept community.

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Winter warriors: December build update

Posted on Dec 10, 2019 11:13:18 AM

This year, 19 families proudly called themselves new homeowners and 43 children are celebrating their first holiday season in their new home.

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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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