Calgary News, Events & Local Insights about Calgary - Blog Archive: August, 2013

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If you are at all superstitious or have a belief in feng shui, you'll be looking for a condo unit that isn't situated close to the elevators. For those of you that aren't worried about the creation of energy or other types of mystical thoughts, you can go right ahead and purchase a condo that's as close to the elevators as you want!

Feng Shui and elevators

There's a lot of busy energy that's coming from the elevator at all times of the day and it isn't always pleasant. According to the theories of feng shui experts, the energy that comes from the elevator area can easily pass into your condo and negatively affect your space.

When it comes to stairs, this can also be a problem, but it will all depend on the floor you live on. For example, if you live on the…

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The Calgary area of Alberta Canada is a great place to live and work. When it comes down to the things to do there, you'll have so many opportunities. Shopping and dining are both great choices, and you can find everything from chain stores to eclectic shops with unique items for your home. The dining choices are equally amazing, with local cuisine, chain restaurants, and exotic creations that you'll really love. If you're a foodie, you'll be able to get your fill of great places to explore there. Even if you're not focused on trying new cuisines, you can really enjoy what's offered in and around Calgary.

Buying a home there will allow you to get involved with community activities, too. There's hiking and biking, along with great parks and green spaces…

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Alberta Canada is a beautiful place to call home. There are so many things to do there, and the beauty of nature will surround you, as well. The natural beauty is a big part of the area, which draws many people there every year. If you like to do activities outside, like hiking and biking, you can certainly do that in Canada during the warmer months. When the weather gets cold, you'll be able to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and other activities that rely on the cold and the snow. That lets you stay active all year long.

When you want to live in Calgary, you have options. You can find a modestly priced home you'll really love, or you can get something that's highly upscale and full of elegance. With prices that rise up into the millions, you'll be able to…

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ReggaeFest 2013 is making its way to Calgary and will run from the 14th to the 17th. Come out to enjoy Calgary's reggae music at its best and take in of the culture and beats that this event has to offer.
ReggaeFest is put on by the Calgary Reggae Festival Society every year and features local talent and music including other artists from international locations. This is a family event that brings residents of Calgary together to enjoy a taste of reggae music, artists, culture and food.

Tickets are now on sale at Safeway stores in the Calgary area or you can purchase them at Ticketweb online.

The main stage events take place on Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17th, at Shaw Millennium Park. Kids of all ages, adults and seniors can all come and enjoy these…

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A real estate agent needs to know how to price the home correctly so that it reflects the true market value of it, how to present the home so that it shows well and must also know how to negotiate the best deal for their clients that he represents. There is both a skill and an artform to negotiating that a good agent must possess in order to best represent the client.

No matter how well the home is presented, it won't mean a thing if the real estate agent that you choose is not skilled in the art of negotiation. When it comes time to negotiate on the price and other issues, this is when everything comes together as a whole. An agent that knows how to negotiate puts together all of the hard work that has been done up until this point and uses it as a type…

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