March 2017

Found 3 blog entries for March 2017.

It’s an easy 4 km hike through one of the prettiest towns in Southern Alberta and it’s all for a good cause – the Foothills Country Hospice, the only rural-based end of life care facility of it’s kind in Alberta.

The hike will take place on pathways through the Town of Okotoks, giving participants an opportunity to walk for a good cause while exploring the community in which they live or explore a community in which they might like to purchase a new home.

This fundraiser is the first annual event for the Hospice which must fundraise almost all of it’s annual operating budget.  The event runs on May 7, 2017 and starts off at the Okotoks Recreation Centre at 2:00 pm, with registration opening an hour prior at 1:00 pm.

While the Hike is a new event

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Residents in Okotoks love their downtown.  It’s intimate, interesting and intriguing because once upon a time, town administration placed a huge emphasis on creating and maintaining its character.  Although some business leaders say its been too long since the town did anything to move the downtown area forward.

So with today’s emphasis on walkable streets and vibrant downtown areas and the desire from local shop owners to reignite the downtown culture, it’s no wonder that a site in downtown Okotoks has become a hot topic.

It’s called the Landmark site, an empty plot of land at the intersection of McRae and Clark, on the opposite side of the street from the beloved Monkey Mountain Toys and Games in Okotoks.  According to an article in the Okotoks

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Congrats, you got an offer and have successfully negotiated a deal.  If that deal involves a myriad of conditions, such as a home inspection and financing, no doubt you’ll have to suffer through the visit of a bank appraiser.   You may feel that you have no control over the results but actually, you can do a few things to help the appraiser out to ensure your home is seen in a positive light and therefore, is appraised at maximum value.

Provide Good Information

When a bank appraiser comes to your Okotoks home chances are it’s not their first stop in that particular day.  So, often an appraiser will not spend a lot of time in your home.  In fact, they can often get the job done in half an hour or less.  An experienced appraiser knows when to look for

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