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Founded in 1972, Emerald Management and Realty Ltd. has offered services in the greater Calgary real estate market for more than 35 years.

Monthly Archives: June 2015

Calgary-based Emerald Management & Realty, Ltd., provides a selection of rental properties in the city and surrounding areas. Emerald Management & Realty, Ltd., manages multiple types of residential properties, including single-family homes, apartments, and condominiums, along with commercial properties. Because many of the company’s properties are located in urban settings, its clients may have to adapt their landscaping projects to small spaces.

Single-family homes in urban settings often feature small yards, but landscaping experts note these small spaces can make a big impact. Since a front yard is a home’s showcase to the neighborhood, residents can select complementary plants and other elements to reflect their personal style while complementing the home’s architecture. Proportion is key to creating the best look in a small, urban yard. Residents may want to avoid trees or plants that are too tall, as these can overwhelm or obscure the home. Brightly colored flowers can be an eye-catching alternative to traditional shrubs or hedges and help define spaces or borders in a small yard.

In small spaces, residents may opt for stone courtyards or walkways, boarded by flowerbeds. Alternatively, residents can use attractive gravel or pebbles to cover yards. With these approaches, residents can avoid grass maintenance chores and enjoy a beautiful yard that is perfect for urban settings.

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Located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. strives for excellence in its property management functions. Among the services Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. performs is overseeing the running administration of condominium properties.

Professional management offers many advantages to condominium boards, owners and residents. Running a condominium is a large task that can be substantially simplified with the assistance of an experienced management company. Instead of the condominium corporation having to hire individual contractors or find volunteers to perform tasks, processes that are often difficult and result in delays in service, a management company can handle all or some aspects of the condominium’s operations, depending on the corporation’s or owners’ needs.

For example, the company can handle financial activities, which can include keeping careful records of the property’s expenses and handling the collection of monthly contributions and fees. The company can also work with the board to put together a budget designed to help keep the condominium running smoothly. Additionally, the management company can supervise repair work and maintenance, negotiate utilities contracts, and make necessary purchases. All of these activities help ensure that residents and owners are satisfied with how the condominium is run and its long-term outlook as an investment and place to live.

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Emerald Management & Realty Ltd. helps Calgary residents find rental units throughout the city. Downtown continues to appeal to clients, especially as the restaurant scene continues to expand to include new and exciting dining choices. For instance, a new restaurant called downtown food specializes in catering to the needs of the growing “locavore” movement. The eatery carries items crafted from local produce and meat. In addition to a wide array of salad, meat, and vegetable options, the chef also engages in other unique practices. For instance, he buys an entire steer and then dry ages the beef in house to provide exceptional flavor. He also cooks many of his fried dishes in locally sourced Alberta duck fat.

Even the mobile restaurant scene thrives on high-quality, environmentally friendly food. Canada’s first LEED-certified food truck has arrived, and it patrols the streets of Calgary. The Naanco truck offers tacos with a shell made of naan, a bread product of India. It provides freshly picked herbs from the garden on the truck’s roof, uses organic vegetables, and locally raised hormone- and antibiotic-free meat. The truck’s owners also plant trees to offset their carbon use.

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