How to know if you are ready to buy your first home

October 28th, 2015
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Buying your first home is a huge decision and one that should not be taken lightly.  Many people have different opinions about when is the right time to jump into home ownership but the truth is, it is a very personal decision.  Working with first time home buyers is actually one of my favourite parts about being a Realtor.  I love the process of sharing information, assuaging fears, and de ...

Haunted Calgary

October 26th, 2015
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Homes across Calgary are cloaked in spooky decorations and there are ghosts and goblins ready to hit the streets on Halloween.  If you are a fan of all things that go bump in the night, you must check out some of Calgary’s rumoured haunted places. 

The Deane House, located in Inglewood, has long been thought to be haunted.  This home was built in the early 1900’s and belonged to a high ran ...

Pros and cons of building new or buying old

October 22nd, 2015
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One decision home buyers need to make is whether they should build a new home or settle into an older home.  There are pros and cons for each type of home and I have put together a list to help you decide. 

New house

Pros

-          Roof and appliances are brand new and under warranty

-          Home is covered by the New Home Warranty program

-          You can customize your home to ...

Moving with young children? Read this first!

October 19th, 2015
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Moving is hard.  Moving with small children is even harder!  Over the years, I have helped many young families move and these are some of the best tips that I have learned along the way.

1.         Pack up children’s rooms last so you can unpack their rooms first

By packing your child’s room up last, their boxes will be the last onto the truck and the first ones off at the new house.  You ...

Quick fall maintenance tips for your home

October 15th, 2015
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Use some of Calgary’s gorgeous fall weekends to get your home ready for winter.  Here are 5 things you can do in an afternoon that will help your home weather the upcoming winter storms.

1. Caulk windows and doors.  This helps prevent heat from escaping your home.  Caulking can be easily done by new and experienced homeowners.  Everything you need to caulk your home is available at your lo ...

Giving back to the community

October 13th, 2015
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Not long after I entered the world of real estate I realized Realtors are a passionate group of people who care about their clients, each other, and their communities.  Many Calgary based Realtors are heavily involved in a wide variety of local, provincial, and national charities.  The charity I have chosen to be involved with is the Canadian Progress Club – Calgary City Centre.

The Canadi ...

Top tips for minimizing stress when selling your home

October 7th, 2015
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It is possible to sell your home and not tear your hair out in the process!  I have helped countless homeowners successfully sell their homes and these are my best tips to take the stress out of selling.

1. Hire a Realtor

You had to know I was going to list that one first, right?  In all seriousness, having a Realtor can be a huge stress saver for you.  Let us handle all the details like ...

Thanksgiving in Calgary

October 5th, 2015
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Thanksgiving is almost here and Calgary has no shortage of fun and family friendly holiday events.  Here are some ideas to help you plan your Thanksgiving weekend.

Thanksgiving Weekend at Heritage Park Historical Village

Pumpkin Days at Kayben Farms

FREE Public Swimming at City pools across Calgary

FREE Public Skating at City arenas across Calgary

Thanksgiving Classic CFL game between ...

Prices in Calgary ease as expected (CREB Report)

October 4th, 2015

Inventories rise as sales activity softens further

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Following four months of relative stability, unadjusted benchmark prices eased as expected in September to $456,300, a 0.26 per cent decline compared with last year.

Most of this aggregate moderation was due to price declines in the apartment sector brought on by higher-than-average invent ...