Saving money for your first home may seem like a daunting prospect. After all, we’re talking about needing a down payment that can range from several thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars. Read More
The Arch Blog
Hibernation is for bears. Get outside for some fun this Winter in Calgary’s Beltline.
Outside Fun, when the snow is fresh this winter in Calgary. We are lucky to live in Calgary for so many reasons… the best winter reason is Chinooks! We get snow AND mild winter temperatures that make being outside bearable. Read More
Are you making the most of what’s left of summer in Calgary?
If you want to see exactly how much time you have left in this glorious season, check out this countdown clock. Now we’re a glass half-full kind of crew, so we see this countdown clock as an important reminder to get outside and do more before the season is over. Read More
Who doesn’t love to see the Calgary Stampede fireworks?
Summer in Calgary is full of awesomeness. Eating ice cream. Floating down the rivers. Riding bikes. Going to outdoor festivals. But most of all…what I look forward to is fireworks! Read More
Make the most of your apartment balcony, plant a garden.
Just because you choose to live in a stylish downtown apartment doesn’t mean you don’t still want a garden and an outdoor oasis to enjoy during the hot days and the long summer evenings. That’s what spacious balconies were made for! Read More
When your nest feels empty, rent a smaller nest.
Kids grown up? Are they off raising families of their own? Are you still rattling around in a multi-thousand square foot home when you really only use the kitchen and bedroom? What effect is all that empty space having on you mentally? Read More
How to pick a great neighbourhood to rent in
You’ve decided you want to rent an apartment with a friend. You already know you get along well. You’ve downloaded your roommate agreement and have a plan for how all the details are going to work. Read More
Renting 2 bedrooms makes a lot of sense
Renting 2 bedrooms makes a lot of sense when you’re starting again. Have you seen this new This Hour Has 22 Minutes sketch? So funny. But seriously, eating alone…living alone…can actually be a positive choice. Read More
Thinking of renting with a friend? Protect yourself and your friendship.
Sharing an apartment (and the rent and expenses that go with it) makes sense for a lot of people just starting out. It even makes sense for people that love to travel, that work out of town, or people that just would rather not be alone. Read More
Rent to reduce stress during separation and divorce
Rent to reduce your stress during big life changes like divorce. What happens between separation and divorce? You’ve got at least 1 year of stressful, emotional and confusing changes. Add kids to the mix and all those feelings are amplified. Read More