A living room is often one of the most used areas in the house because of the multitude of functions it has to fulfill: it’s where we entertain guests, relax, play games, and socialize. Some living rooms are also used for watching television, eating, and homework. Here are a few ideas on giving your living room design a quick refresh without breaking the bank. Because a living room remodel doesn’t necessarily have to be a major overhaul – a minor facelift might be just the thing! For even more inspiration check out our post on reasons to layer your living room rugs!

1. Rethink Your Layout

Design by Decorilla interior designer, Angela S.

Sometimes, all a room needs is a new layout. By moving your furniture around – or even moving your…

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The last quarter of the year is traditionally the slowest in real estate. But last year’s record-breaking sales and prices bucked tradition through to the end, according to the Royal LePage House Price Survey.

It shows that more than half of Canadian property markets — 61 per cent — saw a quarterly increase of 3 per cent or more in the final quarter, including a 4.1 per cent rise in the Toronto area. Among 62 regions surveyed, 87 per cent experience double-digit annual home price growth in the fourth quarter of 2021.

That portends a busier-than-usual spring, said CEO Phil Soper. Thanks to the reinstatement of pandemic restrictions, he expects the upcoming season to look a lot like a less frenetic version of last year — “Too many buyers, no…

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Complete Real Estate Year In Review: Lethbridge & Surrounding Area

The number of transactions increased substantially with the number of transactions up 33% in 2021 versus 2020

The average home price for 2021 was up 5% overall vs 2020

Complete Year City of Lethbridge

When we look back at just the City of Lethbridge, we see that things were even busier with overall transactions showing a 38% increase in 2021 with an average home price increase of 9%.

The story is the same when it comes to overall inventory as the number of new listings coming on, could not keep pace with the number of transactions

Another very interesting number is the number of New Home Construction Permits. Over the last 2 years, the number of permits has been…

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Are you planning to sell your home in the near future? Regardless of season or market conditions, remember that you only have one chance to make a good first impression. Make it memorable for all the right reasons. Before listing your home, commit to these five New Year’s Resolutions to help ensure the quickest sale for the highest price.

Mark Your Calendar!

Set your listing date well in advance to help you anticipate, plan and prepare to sell your home. The process of changing homes has a lot of moving parts and is a coordinated effort between you and your team of experts. Think real estate agent, lender, lawyer, home inspector, trades, movers… the list continues. This is especially the case if you’ll also be buying a new home at the same…

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RE/MAX Cares: The Miracle Home Program

RE/MAX Cares: The Miracle Home Program

THANK YOU to our clients & our team; without you, we wouldn't be able to donate $10,000 (the highest single donation in Re/Max Real Estate - Lethbridge history!!) Have a wonderful Christmas and a safe, happy New Year. 

For some, making it out the door on time is nothing short of a miracle. For others, miracles are life-changing events that alter your life the moment they happen. At RE/MAX, our agents make miracles happen every day, through the sale of every home.

When you spot the iconic red, white, and blue sign standing proudly on the front lawn of a home that is for sale, you may also notice a special addition that advertises it as a Miracle Home. Sure,…

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A new program helps to make homeownership more affordable.

The First-Time Home Buyer Incentive helps qualified first-time homebuyers reduce their monthly mortgage payments without adding to their financial burdens.

The First-Time Home Buyer Incentive is a shared-equity mortgage with the Government of Canada. It offers:

  • 5% or 10% for a first-time buyer’s purchase of a newly constructed home

  • 5% for a first-time buyer’s purchase of a resale (existing) home 

  • 5% for a first-time buyer’s purchase of a new or resale mobile/manufactured home

The Incentive’s shared-equity mortgage is one where the government has a shared investment in the home. As a result, the government shares in both the upside and downside of the…

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Sunday: 6-10PM

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wednesday: 6-10PM

Thursday: 6-10PM

Friday: 6-10PM

Saturday 6-10PM

Last entry is at 9PM on open nights.

The Winter Light Festival will run November 26 to February 28 (closed December 25 and January 1)  Additional dates may be added. The garden closes when the weather falls below -20C or in unfavourable weather conditions.


Annual Pass Holders & Members

Have an Annual Pass or Membership to Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden? Simply show your card to the staff at the main gates for entry on any open public night. You do not need to purchase or reserve your tickets to the garden. 

Alberta Health Services Employees

Thanks to the Community…

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Did you know that plants literally clean the air you breathe? And that keeping them in your home helps purify the air you breathe? All of that planty fresh air goodness can lead to clear skin, a better night's sleep and overall improved health benefits.

NASA did a Clean Air Study which researched plants and their ability to purify the air. They found that certain houseplants, or super plants, can remove most if not all of the most common toxins and pollutants found in your home. 

These harmful toxins known as benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and ammonia are chemicals that have been linked to adverse health effects like headaches, dizziness, eye irritation, and others. More commonly, these are found in everyday household items,…

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Looking for inspiration for your holiday design? Atlanta’s Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse is the motherlode of genius decorating ideas.

Want an instant fuel injection of the Christmas spirit and amazing holiday design ideas to boot? You could quickly befriend a talented designer and weasel a dinner invitation. Or, tour a holiday showhouse in your area to see the many, brilliant ways designers interpret Christmas in a stately home decked out for the holidays.

Children like to get into the holiday spirit too, by decorating their rooms. This dreamy hanging glider bed is ornamented with evergreens and Christmas ornaments.

What you won’t find in a designer showhouse: elves, effusive red and green and over-the-top holiday tchotchkes.…

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When looking for a place to call home, it’s easy to get sidetracked by thinking with your heart rather than your head. Although it takes less than seven seconds to make a first impression, a quick decision could lead to an unavoidable case of buyer’s remorse. In order to avoid this, we have listed a checklist for the top ten house hunting tips you need to know before you attend a viewing.


There are many things that can be changed, upgraded, or improved after you have purchased a home, but the location isn’t one of them. You need to think about the proximity to work, schools, and other attractions you frequently visit and also research any new developments or upcoming changes to…

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