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Similar to the list you develop to purchase groceries, it is wise to develop your own list of needs and wants when shopping for a new home in Okotoks or Calgary. This doesn’t mean you can’t have what you want in your home, but rather, that you have a priority list of the most important features - your NEEDS will be met first, followed by your wanted features.

You may not be able to obtain all the “want” items on your list, within your budget, but at least you and your real estate agent will have a clearer idea of what to look for. You may have to compromise on a few items to stay in line with your budget.

Here’s a review of example needs versus wants: 

NEEDS – may include:

  • Adequate square footage for comfortable living 
  • Sufficient bedrooms for your family 
  • Sufficient bathrooms 
  • Comfortable eat-in kitchen 
  • Garage or basement for storage needs
  • Backyard for children’s play area 
  • Easy access to schools 


WANTS – could include:

  • Specific carpeting, paint, exterior color, etc.  
  • Hot tub or jacuzzi bath  
  • Hardwood floors 
  • Bay windows 
  • Built-in entertainment center
  • Brass lighting fixtures 
  • Skylights 
  • A pleasant view

Try to establish a happy medium of your NEEDS and WANTS. That is, you’ll want to look for a home that includes all of your needs, with as many wants as practical, while remaining within your budget. Once you have this information in hand, your needs will be clearly defined from your wants. Having this knowledge will establish a clear direction for your new home shopping. 

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Family Day is Monday, February 18

 

Taking time out from the hustle & bustle of everyday life to spend with our family is important. This holiday serves as a reminder of that, and was inaugurated in 1990 and has been a staple of Alberta life ever since, thanks to Premier Don Getty. 

 

Each member of our Calgary Real Estate Team will be enjoying time spent with our families on this important holiday. We have compiled a list of some of our favourite family-friendly activities and places to visit with our families:

 

- Visit the Telus Spark Science Center for live science demos & drop-in workshops

 

- Check out the Penguin Plunge & many other exhibits at The Calgary Zoo 

 

- Family Quest at Heritage Park 

 

- Winter Carnival at Fort Calgary (FREE admission)

 

- WinterFest at Olympic Plaza (FREE event)

 

- FREE public swimming and FREE public skating at many of Calgary`s recreational facilities

 

Happy Family Day Calgary! 

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Family Day is Monday, February 18

 

Taking time out from the hustle & bustle of everyday life to spend with our family is important. This holiday serves as a reminder of that, and was inaugurated in 1990 and has been a staple of Alberta life ever since, thanks to Premier Don Getty. 

 

Each member of our Okotoks Real Estate Team will be enjoying time spent with our families on this important holiday. We have compiled a list of some of our favourite family-friendly activities and places to visit in Okotoks with our families:

 

- Town of Okotoks `Disconnect to Connect` celebration offering FREE public swimming and FREE public skating at the Okotoks Recreation Centre, open drop-in gym, and more


- Skating party hosted by our friends at Good Time Party Rentals at the Kinsmen Outdoor Rink (just east of the rec. centre)


The Okotoks Cultural and Historical Society is hosting “It’s in the Bag” from 1 to 3 p.m. when youths and adults can try their hand at making crafts


- Visit Olde Towne Okotoks for shopping, cafe`s & dining


- Enjoy a family walk around town on the impressive pathway system or take your dog for a walk in the off-leash park


If you feel like making he short drive into Calgary, check out our blog post on family friendly activities & events in Calgary

 

Happy Family Day Okotoks! 

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