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StreetSide Developments Blog

7 Things To Know When Buying A Condo From A Developer

Posted by Stuart Wen on January 17, 2017

Are you looking into condo living for the first time? It’s a whole new world, and you'll want to gather some key information from your developer. Communicating with your developer will help the purchasing process run smoothly. In case you’re wondering where to start, here are seven important things to know when buying a condo from a developer.

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Topics: tips & tricks, condo living, home buying

Condo Bylaw Basics

Posted by Stuart Wen on January 13, 2017

While condo living is a type of home ownership structure, it differs from standard property ownership. Condo living means there's both personal property and common property – that is, shared space and services among all unit holders. When it comes to living in close quarters, and sharing space and services with others, some rules and regulations are required to help things run smoothly. These are called condo bylaws. 

If you're new to the condominium lifestyle, there are some common questions to ask before buying a new condo, and part of this should involve finding out specific condo bylaws. Bylaws may vary slightly between different condo corporations; however, they all have a great deal in common. Here's a brief overview of common bylaws and what to expect.

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Topics: condo living

9 Hacks To Help You Conquer The Cold

Posted by Stuart Wen on January 10, 2017

Canadian winters... There are very few places you can go to escape them, and Calgary is not one of those places! But even though our winter isn't toasty warm, we can still put up our best line of defense. To help you out we’ve put together a list of nine easy hacks to help you conquer the cold. You’re welcome!

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Topics: tips & tricks, seasonal

Show Home Feature: Origins at Cranston

Posted by Stuart Wen on January 06, 2017

Welcome to Origins at Cranston. Nestled into the southeast neighbourhood of Cranston, Origins is a new condo development that features open concept designs meant to reflect the vast surrounding green spaces. If you’re looking for modern, low-maintenance living, with the perfect balance of urban accessibility and open space, this might be just the place for you.

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Topics: origins at cranston, calgary neighbourhoods, features & finishes

Downsizers: 5 Child-Friendly Features To Look For in Your New Condo

Posted by Stuart Wen on January 03, 2017

It’s a common conversation. Children have scattered far and wide, retirement is on the horizon, life seems to simultaneously slow down and become busier as visits with friends and family become more routine. Is it time to downsize?

Condo living offers the best of both worlds; a new home that's better suited to your new lifestyle, in a neighbourhood that's close to your children and grandkids. Here are five child-friendly features to look for if you’re in the market for a new condo. 

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Topics: downsizing, condo living, features & finishes

Calgary’s Housing Market Forecast For 2017

Posted by Stuart Wen on December 30, 2016

Looking to buy in 2017? If you’re in the market for a new home there’s reason for optimism. In light of the recent economic slowdown, home buyers can look forward to several unique opportunities that can benefit them both in the present and future. Here’s a glimpse into Calgary’s housing market forecast for 2017. 

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Topics: market trends, home buying

Condo Units vs. Freeholds: Which is Best For You?

Posted by Stuart Wen on December 13, 2016

When it comes to buying real estate, there two primary ownership choices: condominium living or freehold housing. If you’re in the process of navigating the housing market, you're choosing between one of these options. But what do these terms mean? We have the definitions for you, plus a few things to consider when it comes to these ownership types.

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Topics: condo living, home buying

Calgary’s Top Neighbourhoods For An Easy Commute

Posted by Stuart Wen on December 09, 2016

If there’s one thing that’s certain about 21st-century urban dwellers, it’s that they’re all about convenience. It’s for this reason so many homebuyers are choosing the advantages of condo living over detached and semi-detached suburban homes; less maintenance and less care makes for a more convenient lifestyle. Whether you’re a millennial or a baby-boomer, or somewhere in between, convenience is giving people of all ages reason to rethink their lifestyle.

One of the biggest stresses in day-to-day life is the hassle of the daily commute. When it comes to convenience, identifying the easiest way to get around is key. So if you’re looking for a better-situated area to call home, here are some of Calgary’s top commuter-friendly neighbourhoods.

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Topics: silverado, killarney, evanston, calgary neighbourhoods