New Year’s resolutions for your home

December 29th, 2015
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Forget dieting or heading to the gym.  This year, try something different and set a few New Year’s resolutions for your home.  For many of us, our home is one of our biggest investments and it makes sense to protect that investment.  Here are some resolutions to consider for the upcoming year. 

Safety first

This year, resolve to make safety a priority.  Check and replace batteries in your ...

Alberta Real Estate Association Market Report

December 24th, 2015
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Alberta home sales down year-over-year in November

The Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) compiles provincial MLS® sales data for dissemination to REALTORS® and other interested groups. The data that is provided represents statistics provided to AREA by way of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). For more detailed statistical information for Boards/Associations or for individua ...

Favourite holiday traditions

December 21st, 2015
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Here we are approaching Christmas Day.  I know it happens at the same time every year but I still find myself surprised at how quickly December seems to go by.  One of my favourite things about being a Realtor is meeting new people and learning about their special family traditions.  I have seen traditional celebrations, creative traditions, and some so unique that I cannot help but smile w ...

Increase the value of your home with renovations done right!

December 17th, 2015
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Renovating your house can be a great way to get more enjoyment out of your home and increase the resale value.  Not all renovations will make your home worth more so if you are renovating for that purpose, you need to choose your projects wisely.  Check out my best advice on which renovations will increase the value of your home. 

Kitchen

You had to know that kitchens would be at the top ...

5 reasons you should walk away from your dream home

December 14th, 2015
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Ever fallen head over heels in love with something that you know is not good for you?  I think we all have.  While I cannot help you if you have fallen in love with the wrong person, I can definitely help you if you have fallen in love with the wrong house.  Here are 5 valid reasons you need to walk away from a house, even if you think it is your dream home. 

1.  It is too expensive.

Th ...

Where to find reputable real estate information

December 9th, 2015
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Residential real estate is like the weather:  everyone loves to talk about it and everyone has a different perspective.  While it can be helpful to talk with family and friends about their own real estate experiences, you should also consult trusted experts when thinking of buying or selling a home.  I have put together a list of resources for you.

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation ...

Free holiday fun in Calgary!

December 3rd, 2015
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One of the great things about living in Calgary is that there are so many fun things to do!  Calgary offers residents and visitors alike plenty of activities to celebrate the holiday season.  Check out this list of FREE things that you can do in and around Calgary this December!

Lions Festival of Lights at Confederation Park

Christmas at Spruce Meadows

Outdoor Ice Skating

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Housing market conditions favour buyers (CREB report)

December 1st, 2015

Weak sales activity relative to inventory places downward pressure on prices  

Click here to view the full monthly stats package.

Persistently high inventory levels within Calgary’s residential resale housing market, combined with weak sales activity, contributed to buyers' conditions in November.

Monthly sales totaled 1,263 units, a 28 per cent decline from last year and nearly 20 per c ...