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Easy Easter Brunch Recipes

Skip the restaurant and wow the brunch crowd at home this year with easy-to-make asparagus eggs Benedict and savory skillet sweet potato hash.

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Housing market set for favourable lead into spring

Detached prices stabilize as city-wide inventory trends down

After a long period of disconnect between supply and demand, Calgary's detached housing sector is firmly in balanced territory. Sales were still 10 per cent below long-term trends in March, but above levels seen in recent years, while average inventory declined compared to last year, supporting price stability in the detached market.

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10 Castles That Live Up to Our Fairy Tale Fantasies

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to live in a real-life fairytale? Ponder no more.

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Don't Waste Another Dime: The Secret to Saving Money on New Appliances

Shopping for a new appliance can easily feel like an overwhelming whirlwind of features and rebate offers and extended warranties, bringing up crucial questions like, "Do I really need a wifi-connected fridge?" and "Why do I get a free knife set when I buy this dishwasher?" To help you navigate all of the deals and dodge the hidden fees, here are seven simple tips for saving money on appliances.

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Cleaning Products You Should NEVER Mix

When you're faced with a tough cleaning job, it's easy to get frustrated — and tempting to get creative with how you combat it. But before you reach for every cleaning product under your sink and start playing chemist, please just don't.

"People often think that if one product works, mixing it with another one will make it even better," says Carolyn Forte, director of the Cleaning Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute.

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How To Be an Informed Buyer

The real estate market is incredibly complex, especially given the unstable conditions Calgary has been in for the last three years. This means that now, more than ever, you need to be an informed buyer. Being an informed buyer is not as easy as a quick google search and a list of must-haves. You need to be fully equipped to navigate the market. Here are a three ways you can be an informed buyer: - See more at:

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Get ready to file your 2016 income tax return

Most Canadian income tax and benefit returns for 2016 are due on April 30, 2017. However, as this date falls on Sunday this year, the CRA will consider your return filed on time and your payment made on time if they receive it by midnight on May 1, 2017, or if it is postmarked May 1, 2017.

You can file online as early as February 20, 2017.

If you or your spouse or common-law partner is self-employed, you have until June 15, 2017 to file your income tax and benefit returns.

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How to Stage a Home to Sell

Make sure your house makes a great first impression on buyers with these 7 steps to stage a home.

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Earth Hour 2017 Highlights
Calgary Events

Apr 3 - 27 This Is My City Festival 2017
Apr 14 Good Friday
Apr 14 - 15
Arms Show
Apr 15 Vaisakhi Mela
Apr 15
Taste of Jamaica 2017
Apr 16 Easter
Apr 17 - 23
Calgary Underground Film Festival
Apr 21 - 22
Ujamaa Grandmas Fabric and Yarn Sale
Apr 21 - June 25 Rock of Ages
Apr 22 - 23 Spring Frenzy 2017
Apr 22 - 25 Calgary Spoken Word Festival
Apr 25 2nd Annual Big Hearts for the Tim Horton Children's Foundation
Apr 27 - 30 Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo
Apr 29
8th Annual Calgary Vegan Bake Sale
May 5 - 6 Calgary International Beerfest
May 5 - 7 CRLC Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show
May 6 DogFest Spring Fling
May 6 BBQ & Blues
May 6 Calgary Bike Swap
May 12 - 14 CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale
May 13 - 14 YYC Fit Expo
May 13 - 14 Smokin' Q Alberta BBQ Competition
May 14 Mother's Day
May 22 Victoria Day

May 24 - 27
Calgary International Children's Festival
May 26 - 28 PARKSHOW 2017
May 26 - 28 Banff Yoga Festival
June 4 Lilac Festival

June 9 - 10 Performance in the Park 2017
June 21 - 25 Sled Island Music and Arts Festival
June 23 TEDxYYC

Ken Richter

A trusted name in real estate for over 30 years. Thinking of buying or selling contact me for all your real estate needs. I know the business of real estate!
P.S. Your help in passing along my name to any friends and family interested in buying or selling real estate is always greatly appreciated.
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