- Make sure you do not hurt anyone’s feelings. If the giver had special feelings about it, do not re-gift.
- Was the gift handmade specifically for you? Do not re-gift.
- Be certain that the item is something that the recipient would “really like to receive’. Perhaps they admired it and you would love them to have it. Go for the re-gift.
- The gift is brand new, still in the package with instructions. Go for the re-gift.
- Did you ever refer to the item as ugly, unwanted, junk or clutter? Do not re-gift.
- It was a duplicate of something you already have. Go for the re-gift.
- Ensure that you do not give it back to the original giver. If you are unsure, do not re-gift.
- You don’t quite have enough money to get through the holidays. Go for the re-gift.
- If you are at a Regifting Party – then pretty much anything goes. Go for the re-gift.
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200-186 KANANASKIS WAY , CANMORE, ALBERTA T1W0A2
FOR SALE $449,000.00
LISTING # 48276
Enjoy a dramatic south exposure with unobstructed views of the legendary Three Sisters Mountains and Ha Ling Peak plus side windows to more majestic vistas up valley.
This two level corner unit offers separate living areas up and down which is great for families and/or a Tenant. Features include kitchen with window, two full baths with tubs, in suite laundry and two large bedrooms.
Three secure storage rooms for bikes, skis and seasonal storage plus exercise room. Comes with an assigned, electrified parking stall.
Quiet living in this suite is assured as this well cared for home is top floor and corner-end unit.
Comfortable Cork floors have been installed on lower level. A $1500 Re-decorating cash bonus to Buyer is offered to update appliances or install more cork upstairs.
Built by respected local developer Devonian Properties; Condo Corporation is rock solid.
You will appreciate how close this home is to town centre and paved trail system; ROAM transit Bus stop right out front.
View our listing page for more information on this fantastic property.
Dip in monthly GDP and lower-than-expected oil prices have dampened growth expectations
THE CANADIAN PRESS - Dec. 5, 2018 - 6:10 a.m.
The Bank of Canada left its interest rate unchanged today and says the timing of future hikes will depend on factors such as how long the oil-price slump lasts, how well business investment picks up its pace and how much room the economy still has left to grow.
The central bank is holding its trend-setting rate at 1.75 per cent in a decision that follows a quarter-point increase at its previous policy meeting in October.
The bank has been on a gradual rate-hiking path for more than a year thanks to a strengthening economy and has already raised the benchmark five times since the summer of 2017.
The bank says it will keep a close eye on the evolution of several recent developments as it considers the timing of its next rate hike — including a steep slide in oil prices that it predicts will reduce activity in Canada’s energy sector.
It also says recent data show that the economy has less momentum heading into the final quarter of 2018 related to factors such as a drop in business investment that the bank largely connects to trade uncertainty last summer.
The bank also notes it will be watching for positive developments such as signs the economy can still expand without stoking inflation.
The central bank can raise the interest rate to prevent inflation from climbing too high. Many market watchers had expected governor Stephen Poloz to wait until at least January before his next rate increase.
The Bank of Canada has estimated it will no longer need to increase the interest rate once it reaches a level of between 2.5 per cent and 3.5 per cent, but Poloz has said this destination range remains “sufficiently uncertain” and could move up or down.
You may have fewer people viewing your home during the fall and winter months, but that doesn’t necessarily mean fewer offers. Compared to selling a home in the spring when there are more homes on the market, selling during the final months of the year can often be a successful endeavour.
With careful planning and a few helpful tips you can showcase your home and find time to enjoy the season too. Here are tips to help you through a late-year sale:
Weekends are for showing. Homes show better during the daylight hours, but as the days get shorter, the work week gets in the way for many buyers. However, this can work in your favour if you are selling a home late in the year. Show your home over the weekend during the day and leave it the evenings to enjoy outside social events.
Get help with the cleaning. ou’ll need to keep your home sparkling clean for showing, so this might be a good time to spend a little extra money on a housekeeper. Alternatively, have the whole family pitch in daily to pick up, wipe clean, dust and vacuum. Many hands make light work.
Trim a smaller tree.
Opt for a smaller Christmas tree and decorate sparingly to make an impact while not taking over the room. Be sure to store wrapped presents out of sight.
Strip out the clutter to make merry.If you’re selling during the holidays, it’s critical to clear out and store away all household clutter and personal items. Once the decks are clear, you can accent with a few tasteful and carefully-placed decorations.
Leverage tradition to create a warm, homey atmosphere.
Plump pillows in cream and golds and soft earthy coloured throws coupled with red and woodsy greens accents provide seasonal touches that draw directly from nature. This kind of decorating is easy on the eye and attractive to any buyer.
More information on selling your home can be found here.
The Royal LePage Spirit of Christmas Campaign Food Drive is scheduled for Thursday December 6th.
Volunteers will be going door to door starting at 5:30 pm collecting donations of Non-Perishable Food and and Donations. Leave your porch light on and someone will come by your home.
If you will not be home or get missed and would still like to make a food or cash donation you can drop that off to the Royal Lepage office until Christmas at 101-710-10th Street, Canmore, AB, T1W0G7. Please make cheques payable to “Spirit of Christmas Campaign”
Would you like to volunteer to drive or walk?
You can participate by driving some volunteers around town to collect food donations for the Christmas hampers and food bank. If you would like to participate please contact Debbie at 403-678-5113 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
All food and proceeds go to the Christmas Spirit Campaign. This society was established in 1997 by the Canmore Lioness Club. This annual initiative provides hampers of groceries and toys to those living in Canmore, Exshaw and Morely who could use a bit of holiday support. For more info or to apply for a hamper this Christmas visit The Christmas Spirit Campaign website at http://www.christmasspiritcampaign.com/
On November 11, bells will ring out across Canada to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.
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Sunshine Village, Nakiska Ski Area and Lake Louise will be opening for the season on Friday, November 9.
“The conditions are looking good,” Sunshine communications and brand manager Kendra Scurfield said Tuesday.
“We have a base of around 60 centimetres, a bit more, and more snow is expected. Our team has been working really hard to pack down all the snow that we can so that we can open as much terrain as possible.”
Not every run will be open, but Scurfield said Strawberry Run, as well as the hotel and some food and drink services, will be available.
Sunshine will also offer free skiing for all veterans and military personnel as a way to say “thank you” over the Remembrance Day weekend.
Nakiska also announced Tuesday it would be opening with “early season conditions” on Friday.
The ski resort said in a news release it would stay open through weekends until the hill’s official opening on Nov. 30, when the runs will be open seven days a week.
Nakiska said in a news release it would stay open through weekends until the hill’s official opening on Nov. 30, when the runs will be open seven days a week. It will open at 12:30 p.m. on Friday.
The hill at Sunshine will open Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., with the gondola operating 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Scurfield said there will be parking at Sunshine Village, adding skiers and snowboarders can catch a shuttle to the hill from Banff at several locations throughout the town.
Lake Louise is also opening on Friday, November 9th.
Who's going to be camped out or first in line? Who's going to have the best outfit? Who's going to spread the most stoke? Make it the Lake on opening day and find out!
Free awesome swag giveaways from THE NORTH FACE for the first 100 people in line at Glacier Chair! It's the TNF Opening Day Takeover! Be there.
Season Opener Party
Get your early season stoke on and join us for our annual Season Opener Party on Sunday, November 18th! DJs, raffle prizes & drink specials in the Sitzmark Lounge! The grand prize draw is a 2018/19 Adult Season Pass!
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This amazing 2 bed, 2 bath Canmore Rocky Mountain Vacation Townhouse boasts a large year round outdoor pool and hot tub. located conveniently close to all town services.
The main level has 9' ceilings, dining room, full kitchen with granite counter tops, and living room with fireplace and pull out couch.
As an end unit in the complex it is very quiet and features additional bay windows in kitchen and main bath. Upstairs you will find two bedrooms.
There is one shared bath, plus the master bedroom has an ensuite. You won't believe the gorgeous decorating style the owners have implemented; comes fully furnished with upgraded new furniture throughout.
Turn key ready to self-manage as a Vacation Rental (earned more than $80k gross in 2017 and 2018); and/or enjoy this town home when you can.
Two locking owner storage closets in the condo and one ski storage locker outside the front door. GST paid on this purchase may be deferred until selling in future.
Check out the Local Haunted Graveyard on Halloween Night
Craft time at the Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre
Pre Halloween Party at Tavern 1883
$5.00 cover at the door.
Pumpkin Carving Contest at the Wood
Pumpkin Carving Contest at the Legion
Colouring Contest at HiJinx Toy Shop
Canmore Cave Tours presents The Descent – Cave Tour and Movie
Halloween on the Hill at Silvertip Resort
Extra Spooky Halloween at the Rose & Crown
Join the party with the sounds of the underground with DJ's Smirk, Illustrator, Capitvate, Knot & Spooks. No cover, Music at 10:00 pm, Spooky Vibes only!
Halloween 2018 the Movie at the Lux Cinema Banff
We love our pets but the buyer may not and you never know how your pet will react to the presence of strangers when you are not around. So give yourself the best showing of your home by following these tips.
Temporarily relocate your pet:
- Take your pet to a friend’s or to a kennel. While it is hard to do this it will help in the long run for cleaning prior to a showing.
Take your pets with you during a showing
- Take your pet to work, to a pet sitter or to a friend’s when there is a showing. Many potential buyers are scared of pets and pets can be protective of their space. Mitigate the possibility of a conflict by taking your pet out of the equation.
Repair any damages your pet may have caused to your home prior to putting it on the market.
Remove signs of pet inhabitants
- Remove food and water dishes
- Put all toys away
- Remove all cages and carriers
- Put pet photos away
Make sure your home is fresh and clean with no pet smells or odors
- Vacuum as much as you can
- Use a sticky roller on visible fur
- Nobody likes the smell of a cat litter box or a doggie pee pad. Make sure these are either removed or immaculately clean prior to a showing.
- To make your cleaning prior to a showing keep your pet restricted to one area of the house.
Clean your backyard
- There is nothing worse than a potential buyer seeing a lovely backyard green space that is full of doggie doo-doo. You have just burst their bubble about running barefoot through the grass of their own home or their vision of beautiful backyard gathering with friends.
If you absolutely cannot find another place for your pet during a showing, put your pet in a kennel or temporary carrier with a note not to touch or disturb the pet.
Random statistic: According to the 2011 Census there were 2872 cats and dogs in Canmore (2017 census did not provide this information).
Canadian Home Buyers Continue to Catch their Breath in the Third Quarter of 2018
- The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is expected to increase demand as many Canadians regain confidence in job market and consider large purchases
- National real estate market forecast to make 1.5% price gain in the fourth quarter
- Greater Montreal Area witnesses highest year-over-year appreciation rate among Canada’s three largest metropolitan areas, posting a healthy 5.4% price increase in the third quarter
- Greater Toronto Area (GTA) recovers from housing correction on a quarter-over-quarter basis while nearly all suburban regions studied post year-over-year price declines
Just one more day until Cannabis is legal in Canada.
What is this going to mean to you as home buyer or seller?
In a matter of days, cannabis will become legal across Canada. How will this new era affect the home buying and selling process? CREB®Now sat down with Ryan DeLuca, supervisor of training and compliance at CREB®, to discuss the information buyers and sellers need to avoid getting stuck in the weeds.
CREB®Now: How will cannabis legalization affect the homebuying process?
DeLuca: Legalization won’t change the process itself, but it will affect buyer expectations of what the seller must disclose.
Buyers should pay attention to disclosure and ask direct questions like “has cannabis been grown in the property?” They should also talk to their mortgage broker and insurer to find out if home growth will affect their mortgage application or their ability to get home insurance.
CREB®Now: Will cannabis home growth affect the resale value of a property?
DeLuca: We won’t know the answer to this until cannabis becomes legal and statistics become available. Anecdotally, if we’re talking about small-scale home growth of four plants, there shouldn’t be very much impact on property value.
“MOST HOME INSPECTORS USE GROWING FOUR TOMATO PLANTS AS AN ANALOGY FOR THE EFFECTS OF MARIJUANA HOME GROWTH. REALISTICALLY, PEOPLE GROW PLANTS IN THEIR HOMES ALL THE TIME WITH LITTLE RISK TO THE PROPERTY.” – RYAN DELUCA, CREB® SUPERVISOR OF TRAINING & COMPLIANCE
Most home inspectors use growing four tomato plants as an analogy for the effects of marijuana home growth. Realistically, people grow plants in their homes all the time with little risk to the property.
CREB®Now: What are potential damages from cannabis home growth that buyers should be aware of?
DeLuca: Since cannabis has the potential to cause structural issues to a property, it’s recommended to get a proper home inspection.
With large-scale medical home growth and illegal grow operations, two big things to keep an eye out for are unpermitted electrical work and moisture/humidity issues that cause mould.
CREB®Now: Is it necessary to get a home inspection?
DeLuca: Getting a home inspection is always a good idea.
Sellers aren’t always aware of damages in their own homes, so despite asking direct questions, a buyer might discover unknown issues after purchasing the property.
It’s also a good idea for sellers to get a home inspection prior to listing. This way, the seller can correct any issues found and avoid having a deal fall through from damages discovered during the buyer’s home inspection.
CREB®Now: If a home seller has grown cannabis in their property, how do they ensure they’ve covered their bases?
DeLuca: Any time you’re doing something in the home that can create potential damage, move it outside if possible. Taking home growth outdoors or to a greenhouse is ultimately better for a property’s structure and its resale.
If you’re installing a large system for medicinal growth, get a building permit and hire a professional for proper installation so there is no risk of damages from poor workmanship.
LIGHTING UP IN YOUR CONDO
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If you own a Condominium check with your Condo Board for RegulationsA condo board can create its own restrictions on cannabis cultivation and use.
"There's nothing in our legislation that prevents condos, condo boards or apartment landlords from further restricting it, and I've heard the mast certainly, in in a lot of cases, they have." said Matt Zablonski, the City of Calgary's project lead for the legalization of cannabis.
In fact, Boardwalk, one of the largest apartment rental companies in Canada, confirmed recently it is banning, smoking, eating or growing cannabis in all its properties across the province.
Discuss this with your condo board as each condo board may have different rules. The creation and use of edibles may be possible in your condo with permission.
IF YOU ARE A RENTER
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"We encourage you to talk to your landlord about edible cannabis products. Although edible cannabis products such as brownies and cookies cannot be legally sold until further federal and provincial regulations, edible cannabis products may be made at home" says the City of Calgary website.
"If you live in a rental unit, you might consider discussing it with your landlord whether rules would allow for edibles to be made in your building."
CONSUMPTION IN THE TOWN OF CANMOREAccording to the Town of Canmore website they are still working on public consumption regulations.
We are still determining how public consumption of cannabis will be regulated in Canmore. Regulating public consumption outside of the provincial regulations (see Background section below) would require an update to Canmmore's Smoking Control Bylaw. This topic will be at the council meeting on October 16 for a decision.
For more information on what cannabis legalization means in Canmore go to the Town of Canmore website at https://canmore.ca/projects/cannabis-in-canmore
CREB (Calgary Real Estate Board) has written an excellent series of articles regarding this to access more articles go to www.crebnow.com or read the special e-edition regarding Cannabis here.