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Before embarking on any kind of home renovations, it pays to know what will add the most value to your home. Here are some key home improvements that will add value to your house by improving its re-sale value:

1. Home Additions and Extensions

An addition adds more space and that brings the biggest re-sale return and adding a second story, or extending a bungalow is worth the investment. Bedrooms, living room and kitchen are the best candidates as they are the most commonly used.

Tip #1: Seriously consider whether or not you are over-renovating. Many homeowners think that the only way to increase the value of the home is to spend money on expensive remodels. Sometimes the simplest or least expensive update can give you the best return. 

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Who doesn't love the thrill of finding something unusual at a market? Be it a tasty treat that you haven't sampled before, a cool new gadget or a funky piece of art; summer markets in Calgary do not disappoint! 

For this week's blog, we run down our #Top5 picks for June Markets in Calgary.


This market is running all summer at the historic hotel nestled next to the new Central Library and the National Music Centre. Featuring the usual fun exhibitors, this market will also have art installations, food trucks, DJs and musicians. There is even a basketball court outside!


Yes, we have mentioned this before, but if we are

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Funnyfest Calgary Comedy Festival

All week – multiple venues

Running from May 29 – Jun 9 this is a fun way to beat the heat if you’re so inclined! This festival enters its 19th year and is featuring 70 comedians taking the stage. Multiple venues will host a minimum of 6 comedians on each bill and tickets are only $20.


CHROMA Art Installation

All week – Southcentre Mall

Totally Instagram worthy! A must see – this is an innovative public art installation from local Calgary artists. It is inspired by the colours of spring and is truly a fun experience for the whole family to check out while shopping at the mall.

Inglewood Night Market

Every second Friday – starts June 7th

Get out and

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Our Top 5 #YYC Patios

Now that the warmer weather has arrived, Calgarians want to get outside and enjoy the sunshine!

Fun Fact: Calgary has the most hours of sunshine in Canada at an average of 2396 hours and 333 days of sunshine!

We have rounded up our Top 5 patios to enjoy a libation and something to eat.

  1.        Rooftop Bar at Simmons
  •          Outstanding view of the Bow River and RiverWalk; nature and people-watching!
  •          Umbrellas and patio heaters
  •          Awesome food – try the burger, one word: phenomenal!

Simmons Rooftop

2.     The Ship & Anchor

  •          A YYC staple, The Ship has a casual vibe and is located right on 17thAve
  •          Great selection of beer to sip on one of the communal picnic tables
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