Resourceful ways to buy your first home

May 30th, 2016
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It is no secret that housing prices are on the rise around the country.  While the Calgary residential real estate market has cooled somewhat this year, house prices are still significant.  Homeownership can feel out of reach for many Buyers who are ready to take on the responsibility of owning a home.  There are a few creative ways that Buyers can purchase a home without waiting years to s ...

Which factors affect Calgary home values?

May 30th, 2016

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There are many different factors that have an impact on Calgary’s residential home values.  Supply versus demand obviously has an impact, as do things like the local economy and the labour market.  These factors are typically grouped into a category called market trends.  A local and experienced Calgary Realtor will have an excellent understanding of market trends and can help you understand ...

Alberta Real Estate Market Report April 2016

May 19th, 2016
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Alberta home sales improve, but remain down year-over-year in April

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 o ...

How to stage your entryway

May 18th, 2016
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Your entryway is the first room that Buyers typically see.  This often overlooked space can pack a big punch when it comes to a Buyer’s impression of your home.  With a few quick tweaks, you can create an entryway that makes a lasting impression.  Here are some ideas to help you get started. 

Cleanliness first!

Take a few minutes to wipe down baseboards, doors, walls, and windows in your ...

Aging in place

May 11th, 2016
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Aging in place is a topic that is becoming more popular, and more talked about, as Canadians are living longer healthier lives.  In fact, seniors are Alberta’s largest growing demographic

Simply put, aging in place is the capability to continue to live independently in your own home as you age.  There are many facets to aging in place and it is a topic that warrants considerable attentio ...

Things to consider before you buy a move-up home

May 4th, 2016
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With low interest rates and increasing inventory in the Calgary real estate market, many Buyers are thinking about investing in a move-up home.  Traditionally, a move-up was considered anything that was larger than your current home.  These days, a move-up home can be larger in size, in a more expensive neighbourhood, or a home with higher end finishes and more luxurious amenities.  To help ...

Minding the gap (CREB Report)

May 2nd, 2016

Sellers continue to adjust pricing expectations 

Market imbalance in Calgary's residential resale housing market continued to weigh on citywide prices in April.

Much like the previous month, year-over-year sales fell while new listings increased, resulting in inventory gains across all sectors of the market.

As a result, benchmark prices in the city declined by 0.4 per cent from last month ...