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StreetSide Developments Blog

4 Reasons to Enter the Real Estate Market in the Winter

Posted by Stuart Wen on December 02, 2016

It’s commonly thought that spring is the best time to buy or sell in real estate. But is it actually true? While spring is certainly the busiest season in the market, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best. It really depends on what you’re looking for, and for most people, they’re looking for a smooth transition into the home of their dreams. If that’s the case for you (and we’re sure it is!), here are four reasons why you should start house hunting in the winter.

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Topics: selling a home, seasonal, home buying

Christmas Décor Tips to Make the Most Out of Your Space

Posted by Stuart Wen on November 29, 2016

The holiday season is just around the corner. That means it’s time to unpack all of your decorations! If you’re new to condo living it won’t be long before you realize that your decorating routine might require a bit more creativity this time than in year’s past. But while there may be a few less square feet to work with, there’s no end to the creative and innovative ways you can spruce up your home for the Christmas season. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Topics: tips & tricks, seasonal

4 Things Every Pet Owner Should Know About Condo Living

Posted by Stuart Wen on November 25, 2016

Are you a pet lover? We can relate. If you’re making the transition to a new condominium there are a few things you need to know. Don’t worry, that doesn't mean leaving your pets behind. What it does mean is in addition to the usual city by-laws, condos have a few extra rules and regulations to follow. To help sort things out, here are a few things every soon-to-be condo owner should know when it comes to their pets.

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Topics: tips & tricks, condo living

7 Ways to Repurpose Your Existing Furniture

Posted by Stuart Wen on November 22, 2016

So, you’re thinking about downsizing. Have you thought about what you’re going to do with all your existing furniture? Before you start preparing your Kijiji ads or scheduling your springtime yard sale, take a look at our list of seven creative ways to repurpose your existing furniture. Just because you’re downsizing doesn’t mean it’s time to clear out. Transform some of your old favourites to find a place for them in your new home and your heart!

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Topics: tips & tricks, condo living, decor & interior design

5 Tips for Arranging Furniture In Your New Condo

Posted by Stuart Wen on November 18, 2016

Whether you’ve downsized to an attached bungalow or you’ve just purchased your first apartment condo, you’re going to have to take some time to arrange your furniture. However, a fun project can turn into a frustrating experience if you wind up dragging furniture all over the room in order to find that right spot. So, before you make any furniture-arranging mistakes, check out the tips below. You’ll be glad you did!

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Topics: decor & interior design

New Builds, Quick Possessions Or Somewhere In Between: Which is Right for You?

Posted by Stuart Wen on November 15, 2016

“Pre-construction”, “finishing stage”, “spec” and “quick possession”. If you’re looking for a new Calgary condo, these terms are likely bouncing around in conversation. Many new prospective buyers have set timelines with job transfers, school seasons and other factors guiding the transition. Others may be a little less restricted and don't mind spending a little more time looking for or building the perfect unit. Regardless of your timeline, there are different opportunities to take advantage of at every stage.

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Topics: building a new home, home buying

4 Ways Condo Living Is Great For Entertaining

Posted by Stuart Wen on November 11, 2016

Dinner parties, drop-ins, family visits, and holiday gatherings. Everyone loves to entertain, to some degree at least. If you’re considering downsizing from a larger house, you may be apprehensive about how youre new home will affect your ability to host.  While condo living certainly takes on a different feel, that doesn't mean you have to put hospitality on hold. Here are four great reasons why living in a condo will compliment your love for entertaining.

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Topics: condo living

7 Creative Storage Solutions For Easy Living

Posted by Stuart Wen on November 08, 2016

Life hacks. You know, the creative tips and tricks that make everyday life a little bit easier. Like the McDonald's ketchup trick, where you pull on the edges of the little condiment holders in order to create more room for more ketchup. Alright, it might not be the most practical hack ever shared, but it works!

While life hacks might not always be the most useful tips in the world, there are a lot of storage hacks out there that make up for it. That's why we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourites for you to try out. We hope they help make your everyday storage and organization a little bit easier!

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Topics: tips & tricks