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Energy Efficiency Offerings

Posted By Karen King

Energy efficiency is always a hot topic. Now more than ever, there are programs targeted to our home and condo owners. The LED lighting perks are always one of King Condo Management Inc.’s favourites.
We have been asked about the currently energy savings programs (and

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10 Ways to #Improve Your #Doorway

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10 Ways to #Improve Your #Doorway

Posted By Karen King

It is all well and good for me to blog about how to improve your outdoor space in order to increase the value of your home, but it is useless unless I give you concrete examples of how to do this! So here are the top

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The Impact of #Carbon #Tax

Posted By Karen King

Let’s be honest. The carbon tax will increase the utility costs of your condominium significantly. For natural gas it will increase $1.01/GJ in 2017 and $1.52/GJ in 2018. The electrical costs will increase at the generation level as well.
So what can we do about

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5 Hot Curb Appeal Trends for 2016

Posted By Karen King

Spruce up your home for a spring sale! The spring market is heating up in Calgary along with our weather. I believe that a few key touches can give you a much higher selling price on your home, so at Karen King & Associates Inc,

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20 Ways To Save Your Condo Money! (April 21st)

Posted By Karen King

Hello condo owners and board members!
Tired of your condominium’s financial woes? Expecting upcoming special assessments or want to avoid them altogether? Want to squeeze every dollar of savings out of your operations that you can? Learn how by joining us for 20 Ways to

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Self-managed Condos: Working as a Team

Posted By Karen King

I understand why you may be considering self-managing your condominium: you think you can save money. Is it true? The honest answer is: sometimes.
How Self-Management Works
Think about the composition of your board, and possibly some of the more involved owners. Do you have people who are willing

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Tips For Downsizing & Moving When You’re Older

Posted By Karen King

Everyone finds downsizing difficult, both logistically and emotionally; so what can I do to help? Lots!
Your next house may be the house you retire in and I want it to be filled with blissful memories, just as every other home has been.
I find

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EIFS and Leaky Condos: Debunking the Myth

Posted By Karen King

Exterior insulation and finishing system (EIFS) has been a subject of debate over the years. EIFS is “a class of non-load bearing building cladding systems that provides exterior walls with an insulated, water-resistant, finished surface in an integrated composite material system.”¹ So, an exterior with

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Changes to the MLS Take Effect Today!

Posted By Karen King

Check out the new districts, community names and boundaries that take effect today in this image. Also attached is a chart of the changes, if you would like to check particular communities. Please call us if you have any questions at 403-614-6873 (403-61HOUSE).
What does this

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Sales down 26% but Prices only fell 2.6% in 2015

Posted By Karen King

CBC News just posted the 2015 analysis. Sales in Calgary were down 26% in 2015, compared to 2014, but prices only fell 2.6% when looking at the average sale price.
See http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-home-sales-year-end-2015-creb-1.3388657
It will be an exciting 2016!
(Photo courtesy of Mike Moz)

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