March 2015

Found 11 blog entries for March 2015.

Great Curb Appeal - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/michiganmoves/3492118913

If you're planning to sell your home, it's important to create amazing curb appeal. There are plenty of things you can do to increase the curb appeal of your home in Airdrie. Here are just a few of the things you can do.

Trim the Shrubs and Trees

It seems like a very small thing, but overgrown bushes and trees don't look good in front of a home. When they are properly trimmed, it makes a big difference and provides more curb appeal. If you want to add beauty to the property, hire a professional to trim the shrubs and trees.

Paint

Painting the home makes it look very new again. If you cannot afford to paint the outside of the entire house, painting the front door can make a good first impression. This is an easy way to add curb appeal

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A home represents a major purchase that requires a lot of planning. Chances are pretty good that you do not have the cash to buy a home outright. This means you’ll need to take out a loan from the bank. Banks require potential home owners to provide a minimum down payment of the purchase price before they will consider your application. Use these budget tips to help you save the cash you need to purchase your dream house.

Scale down – The easiest way to make room for your down payment is to cut your expenses. Start with extraneous items. For example, make coffee at home instead of purchasing it from a coffee shop. Another option is to renegotiate your monthly financial obligations. If you have a cable package, for instance, bargain for a lower monthly

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Question - Image Credit: http://pixabay.com/en/users/geralt-9301/

Whether buying or selling, a real estate agent can make a big difference. They are the professional with industry knowledge and experience. Any questions you have about the process, you should ask. Here are some of the common questions to consider.

What type of Experience do you Have?

Before hiring a real estate agent, it's important to ask about their experiences. You cannot just assume they are experienced in selling and buying homes. Make sure you find a real estate agent with plenty of experience.

What is the Fee Structure?

Every real estate agent has a fee structure. When you ask about it, you will quickly find out if they are honest or not. When a real estate agent clearly outlines the fee structure to ensure you don't deal with any

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Dining - Image Credit: http://pixabay.com/en/users/AlexNut-787310/

If you want to enjoy some of the best natural products, catering and more, The Butcher Shoppe is the place for you. They carry a large selection of gluten-free products and plenty of excellent choices for your meals at home. The Butcher Shoppe is also home to a deli and provides an excellent catering option.

History

This business was started by Brian and Tracy Hauck in 1995. The couple has more than 30 years of experience in the meat industry. They have grown over the years and now boast a product line with more than 250 items. The business has won many awards of the years, as well.

In 2006, The Butcher Shoppe was restructured to include their daughter Jen and her husband Kolin as partners. Some of the things that make this business different

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House hunting in Airdrie is supposed to be fun, exciting and straightforward, but it can easily be made into a tedious and tiresome chore that can last a very long time. You need to understand a few basic concepts in order to speed up the selection and narrow down the potential homes.

Finding the right real estate agent

It is very important that you find a real estate agent that will devote himself to assisting you in your search for the ideal home. Many real estate agents are extremely busy and will have little time to spare. The ideal real estate agent for house hunting will be willing to give you the time you need. This person should also be able to listen to what it is that you want in a house and then be able to go out and help you find it.

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A lot of parents with young children have to face the choice of whether it is a good idea to buy a Airdrie home with a pool or not. This is a question that should be carefully considered before any decision is made.

It is not enough to simply shrug off the pool safety issue by saying "I'll watch them carefully" or "they will be safe. The fact is that many parents of toddlers have bought a home with a pool only to regret the decision later.

There is a lot of responsibility that goes along with pool ownership. Usually you will hear about the care and maintenance, but what about the children? There is a lot more to caring for a pool than just keeping it clean enough to be considered safe. There is also the guarding of the pool, family rules and the

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Art Walk - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/scubabix/2905636911

Plenty of local art is found all throughout Airdrie. If you enjoy walking around the city and discovering all the amazing art, it's important to know what you're looking for. Here are some of the pieces you can enjoy throughout the city.

The Collaboration Project

The Chinook Winds Fire Hall provides an amazing piece of art with a unique open design and plenty of paintings. It's located at 2525 Chinook Winds Drive SW and open from 8:30am to 4:30pm daily for viewing.

Miller Street Art Gallery

Found in Nose Creek Park, this art installation provides a look at interesting aerosol art. Artists share their talents here with plenty of freedom.

Gwacheon Totems

Also found in Nose Creek Park are the six handcrafted totem poles. They were

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Ice Hockey - Image Credit: http://pixabay.com/en/users/jill111-334088/

Hockey is one of the most important sports and activities in Canada. Airdrie has a Junior "B" Ice Hockey team, which the community takes great pride in. They are known as the Airdire Thunder and they play in the North Division of the Heritage Junior B Hockey League. Games are played at Ron Ebbesen Arena and provide plenty of entertainment.

History of the Thunder

The Thunder have experience quite a bit of success and they are always one of the top teams in the league. They have won four division titles, two league championships and made it into the Alberta Provincial entries three times with a Silver finish in 2000.

The team has a huge rival in the Okotoks Bisons. They have gone back and forth with the team and even met in the 2005 finals.

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There are so many benefits associated with green real estate in Airdrie that it is pretty much impossible to list all of them. Green homes help the environment and also help the homeowner deal with the higher costs of utilities.

The environment

All of us need to take an active part in cleaning up the environment - that's for sure! This needs to be done on an immediate basis in order to save the planet and make it a safe place for our children and our children's children to live in.

Studies have shown that there would be an approximate 10% decrease in emissions that help cause global warming if every building in the US were to be built using green construction standards.

There would also be about a 70% waste reduction in building materials if

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Upcoming Event

It may still be a few months away, but the Airdrie Pro Rodeo event will be here before you know it. This is one of the largest and most popular events held in the area every year. It includes plenty of pure rodeo competition with some of the top professionals on hand. Here's what you will find at this incredible event.

About the Rodeo

The rodeo will be held for the 48th year in Airdrie and it's a 100% volunteer driven not-for-profit event. The Airdrie Pro Rodeo is part of the Wrangler Canadian Rodeo Tour. It offers plenty of family-friendly entertainment with free parking and camping on the grounds.

Rodeo Events

The rodeo always brings plenty of fun events for both the pros and the juniors. Some of the events you can expect to enjoy

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