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DIY Staging Tips to Sell Your Home

Much like dressing up for a first date, when selling your home staging is an important part of the process. They way your home looks could make or break a deal. Potential buyers need to be able to see themselves living in your house, but clutter can remind them of someone else living there (kind of like a bad roommate!). Buyers are all about first impressions, and following some simple staging tips can help your house move quickly: 1. Cleanliness…

2 people celebrating unpacking after moving into an Aldebaran Home

Downsizing doesn’t mean downgrading

Over the past decade, people have been buying homes with one thing in mind: bigger is better. But is it? Lately we are starting to see people looking to simplify their lives, pare down - become more minimalist. Bigger is not necessarily better when buying a home. A smaller property can provide you with more time, freedom, and money while giving you that piece of mind you need to live a stress free life. Downsizing has become more common lately…

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Vernon’s small town appeal calls to Calgarians

Like the old Elvis Presley Top 40 hit says: It ain’t no big thing, but it’s growin.’ Not one chance in a gazillion he was crooning about Vernon, B.C., but the line could be a motto for this North Okanagan Valley city which is listed among the top five fastest-growing communities in the province with a population of 25,000 or more. According to figures from the provincial government, Vernon, which has long been a destination location for Albertans looking for part-time or fulltime homes, saw its…

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Ravine attracts buyers at Legend of Legacy

By Myke Thomas, Calgary Sun Much was made of the opening of new single-family homes backing onto the ravine in Legacy, but quietly, just down the street, overlooking the same ravine, Legend of Legacy from Aldebaran Homes is quickly taking shape. "The most outstanding feature is the location," says Kerry Goulard, president of Aldebaran Homes. "The fact this site sits on the ravine really appeals to a lot of people." Legend of Legacy is an 87-unit townhome project, with three…

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Experience Middleton Mountain

Middleton Mountain is a neighborhood connected to Vernon that has grown immensely with developments and new opportunities. This area in British Columbia is close to downtown Vernon - in fact only 5 minutes away. At the Vernon Visitor Centre, this is where your journey can begin. You can pick up a Middleton Mountain Trails Map and start your experience. There are countless trails and outdoor adventures to enjoy with the beautiful weather. Several parks and trails are located on the…

Legend of Legacy official launch poster

We Are Launching In Legacy

Legacy is a spectacular new neighbourhood just south of Walden in Calgary. This community thrives in a landscape of subtle slopes, mountain views and stunning valleys. With over 15 km of interconnected walking paths and nature trails, the area creates a network of opportunities. We are proud to announce the Legend of Legacy launch on May 14th, 2016. You can come see what has been built during our grand opening event from 12pm - 5pm. Legend of Legacy by Aldebaran…


Staycations Popular in Canada for 2016

There’s no denying that the weaker Canadian dollar has impacted how Canadians choose their travel plans. Residents are considering more staycations and road trips this summer, while an increased rate of foreign visitors are heading to the big cities. Ultimately, the pace of Canada’s tourism growth is affected by higher prices and the financial concerns of consumers. Cities Benefiting From The Rise In Staycations Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg and Halifax are all feeling the benefits…


New School Creates Growth for South Calgary

Welcome to The Growing Communities of Walden and Legacy in Calgary. Thanks to the new MidSun School, Legacy and Walden families now have a new designated place to send their young ones. The middle school (grades 7-9) brings new opportunities to the area, and creates ease for families during their change. There are transportation services to both communities thanks to the Calgary Board of Education Transport System. Legacy and Walden are located in the southeast sector of Calgary, just under…

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Living in the Okanagan Valley

Come for the weather, stay for the lifestyle. There is no denying that the Okanagan Valley is becoming one of the most sought after locations in Western Canada, and balmy weather is not the only thing that is driving people here. The people, the activities, the investment opportunities and the family life are just some of the reasons why more people are choosing this area. Kelowna and Vernon provide an abundance of necessities for when you need to take care…

Bench in fall in Legacy Calgary Community

The Rise of Downsizing & Maintenance-Free Living

There are many factors that contribute to the increasing appeal of downsizing for homebuyers. When you think of downsizing, you think less space; but really the opportunity to declutter and focus less on maintenance can make your life considerably less stressful. Not to mention, it’s a very smart financial decision when you don’t need all that extra room. More and more homebuyers are looking towards affordability with uncompromisable quality and convenience. That lock and leave lifestyle with maintenance-free living is…