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Bring a little bit of Eden to your Calgary home this year. Gardening is good for the body, the soul and your investment. An old Chinese proverb reads: "If you want to be happy for an hour, get drunk; if you want to be happy for three days, get married; if you want to be happy forever, make a garden.”


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There are three types of gardener –

1. those who pay someone else to garden for them

2. those who like to main order with a minimum of maintenance

3. those for whom an outdoor space is a blank canvas…

If you’re first on the list and have had no luck searching on the internet for suitable green-fingered help, you might try investigating these alternative routes:

Community Colleges/Garden…

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Granted, if you’re looking to buy a property for sale in Calgary, the success of your venture as an investment will certainly depend on how long you intend to stay in your home. Since the late 1990s Calgary real estate has consistently led other property markets in investment return, but the age old sentiment that buying has the unquestionable advantage over renting does carry a couple of provisos. If you are seeking a secure family home around which to pitch your white picket fence, sit back and watch your family grow, and your investment appreciate, a home purchase is a sound choice. On the basis of a financial analysis,The New York Times concludes that “If you stay in your home for 6 years, buying is better.” 


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Sifting through the wealth of Calgary homes for sale you could be forgiven for finding the decision between a house or condo purchase a stumbling block. The recent boom in condo development means that the traditional dictates of family size, neighbourhood calibre, and personal privacy have become blurred. At one time Condo living was the province of the single professional, seeking easy access to the vibrant city life for both work and pleasure. Now we’re seeing luxurious and spacious condominiums on the market that appeal to and accommodate all lifestyles.


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Whether your motivation for buying property in Calgary is to invest or simply to pursue a lifestyle upgrade the fundamentals are the same. Taking…

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