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StreetSide Developments Blog

Community Spotlight: The Loop In Evanston

Posted by Aaron Bhawan on September 30, 2016

Located in the popular northwest community of Evanston, StreetSide’s latest development has Calgarians eagerly awaiting to become part of this exciting new neighbourhood. Offering ample green space, scenic views, a ton of nearby amenities and plenty of stylish home models to choose from, the Loop in Evanston is the city’s most anticipated new townhome community.

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Topics: evanston, The Loop in Evanston, calgary neighbourhoods

Understanding Your New Home Warranty

Posted by Aaron Bhawan on September 27, 2016

Warranty. It’s fine print that is often overlooked but is usually quite important; especially when making a big purchase - one as big as your new home. New home warranty, mandatory under Alberta’s New Home Buyer Protection Act (NHBPA), can vary depending on the type of home you buy (i.e. single family home versus a condo), so it’s important to make sure you understand yours fully.

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Topics: home buying, home warranty

10 Maintenance Tips for New Home Owners

Posted by Aaron Bhawan on September 23, 2016

Don’t worry; you haven’t been tricked - when it comes to condo living, you don’t have a lot of maintenance responsibilities. As you’re probably already aware, condominiums have property management teams to take care of external maintenance, grounds care and major building renovations and repairs. For the homeowner, generally, the only responsibility left is basic maintenance, which is necessary no matter where you live.

Thankfully, even basic maintenance is hassle free when it comes to your condo. That being said there are a few tips, tricks, and reminders to help keep it that way - a little maintenance goes a long way in making your condo enjoyable all year round.

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9 Steps to Buying a New Condo in Calgary

Posted by Aaron Bhawan on September 20, 2016

If you’re reading this you’re likely thinking – and likely dreaming – about buying a new condo. It’s an exciting step! Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking to downsize, condo living has a lot to offer. Condos are becoming increasingly popular among both millennials and near-retirees as more people search for a home conducive to low-maintenance, active living.

But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, here are a few important steps to consider as your dream moves toward reality.

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Topics: condo living, home buying

Downsizing? 7 Tips to Lower Your Costs

Posted by Aaron Bhawan on September 16, 2016

While there are a lot of things you should consider before downsizing your Calgary home, one aspect of moving that you can get behind is the freedom that comes from purging all of your unnecessary belongings. It’s like a really thorough spring cleaning.

Downsizing provides an opportunity to save. Yes, you can save on moving costs and space by literally reducing “stuff”, but don’t stop there.

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Topics: downsizing, tips & tricks

Condo Connection: 6 Ways To Be A Good Neighbour

Posted by Aaron Bhawan on September 13, 2016

Whether you're a first-time homeowner, or looking to downsize from your larger home, there are many advantages to moving into a low maintenance condo. In addition to low maintenance living and a lock-and-leave lifestyle condo living also means you'll have plenty of neighbours nearby.

Everyone has had neighbours at some point in their life and, while there’s no 'rule book' on how to be the perfect neighbour, there are some general principles that apply. So if you’re downsizing from the old, sprawling family home to a fresh, new condo, here are a few reminders on how to be a good neighbour.

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Topics: tips & tricks, condo living

Apartment Condo, Townhome or Attached Bungalow: What’s Best for You?

Posted by Aaron Bhawan on September 09, 2016

Home ownership, it’s a big decision and most certainly your most significant lifetime expense. So how do you choose the best home for you? The answer may lie in the decisions about lifestyle as much as it is about property type.

With housing prices continuing to rise, alternatives to the detached, single-family home are increasing in demand; and not just among first-time homebuyers. While millennials are flocking to condo-style dwellings, baby-boomers and soon-to-be retirees aren’t far behind. The many advantages of condo living are enticing! More people are looking for a home that suits their come-and-go lifestyle.

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Topics: hunter house, attached bungalows, killarney townes, condo living, vivace at west 85th, townhome, redstone, origins at cranston

Get Ready for Fall: 7 Inexpensive Décor Ideas to Warm Up Your Home

Posted by Aaron Bhawan on September 06, 2016

Autumn. It’s a season full of vibrant colours and gradual transitions. The days remain warm while the nights begin to cool. Leaves slowly start to fall and comfy clothes begin to re-emerge from the closet. It's also the time for fall decorating! There’s something uniquely magnificent about the array of reds, yellows, oranges and browns that appear all around.

If you’re looking for inspiration this season there’s no better place to look than your own backyard. For some fun and easy do-it-yourself decorations this fall, we’ve put together a few ideas that we think will warm up your home as the temperatures cool. Best of all, the ideas are extremely affordable to do!

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Topics: tips & tricks, seasonal, decor & interior design