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Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - New Listing - C4197107

Just added this listing:"EXTENSIVE RENOVATIONS IN THIS AMAZING SPLIT LEVEL HOME OVER THE YEARS!! FRESHLY PAINTED THROUGHOUT! New Laminate flooring throughout the most of the main level and upstairs, while the Living Room has cork floors! Features worth mentioning: Beautiful Kitchen Cabinets with Soft Close Doors, Stainless Steel Appliances, NEWER FURNACE, CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING, Wood Burning Fire Place in the Spacious Living Room, room for the Big Family Table in the Dining Area. Upstairs you ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Tue, 31 Jul 2018 06:00:00 -0600

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - New Listing - C4172787

Just added this listing:"ATTENTION INVESTORS AND FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS...OPPORTUNITY IS HERE! INCREDIBLE VALUE AND QUIET LOCATION FOR THIS GREAT HOME! 2 Bedroom and 1.5 bath townhouse with NO condo fees! The main level is STUNNING with RENOVATIONS AND UPDATES GALORE and how about AC! The kitchen has refinished modern color cabinetry, SLATE FLOORS, NEW STONE BACKSPLASH, newer countertops, newer sink and updated and upgraded lighting! The half bath which has been completely updated and upstairs ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Thu, 12 Jul 2018 06:00:00 -0600

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - New Listing - C4193986

Just added this listing:"Spectacular! This gem on a quiet street in Bowness, close to parks, walkways and the Bow River is a must see! FULLY FINSHED bungalow with 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths is ready for a new amazing owner. Newer counter tops, stainless steel appliances, newer windows, slate and maple hardwood floors throughout the main level, a full bathroom and 2 spacious bedrooms. The basement is fully finished with 2 bedrooms a full bath, a family room and has the potential for a suite ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Wed, 11 Jul 2018 06:00:00 -0600

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - New Listing - C4191530

Just added this listing:"NEW PRICE!! McKenzie Lake! Welcome to the lovely 1788 sq foot 4 level split across from a HUGE green space and WEST FACING BACKYARD. This home has been loved for many years and is now ready for you! Recently updated: carpets, vinyl flooring, all three bathrooms have had complete facelifts, roof (4 years old) , freshly painted, granite counters in kitchen, washer and dryer (3 years old). SPACIOUS main floor will truly surprise the split level fan! Huge living area, ...
   posted in Listings at Tue, 03 Jul 2018 06:00:00 -0600

Friday, June 29, 2018 - New Listing - C4192244

Just added this listing:"Welcome to the beautiful community of Lake Chaparral! This 3 bedroom BUNGALOW is ready for a new owner! As you enter the home to your left is a big office/den with double French doors. The Main floor has Vaulted 14 foot ceilings, an open SUNLIT kitchen, counters are upgraded Quartz, ample cupboard space and a stainless steel appliance package! The living room has a gas fireplace, maple hardwood flooring throughout, a spacious dining area leading out to an INCREDIBLE ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 29 Jun 2018 06:00:00 -0600

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - New Listing - C4191177

Just added this listing:"Welcome to Pine Ridge Gardens! Gorgeous townhouse w/SINGLE FRONT ATTACHED GARAGE. You'll love this terrific floor plan - open, flowing & very functional (bungalow style). The kitchen is country sized w/ plenty of maple cabinets & counter space, tile backsplash, dining nook & patio doors to sunny balcony. The living room is open to the kitchen. The trim & baseboards throughout the home are maple! Two large bedrooms; the master offers a 4 pce ensuite; the second bedroom ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:00:00 -0600

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - New Listing - C4187682

Just added this listing:"NEW PRICE!! Welcome to this lovely home in the beautiful community of Huntington Hills! This well maintained DOUBLE WIDE modular home is looking for a new owner! As soon as you drive up, you can see pride of ownership and a green thumb is at work here with the well manicured FRUIT trees and VAST yard! Enter this lovely home and you have the 4 year old washer and dryer. Follow the hall straight into the kitchen where newer appliances, a PANTRY, plenty of counter space ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Wed, 13 Jun 2018 06:00:00 -0600

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - New Listing - C4178603

Just added this listing:"NEW AMAZING PRICE! This beautiful 2 storey Cedarglen home is ready for a new owner! The ASPEN model offers 2100+ sq feet of living space---hardwood flooring in foyer, hall, kitchen and nook. GRANITE COUNTER TOPS with undermount sinks in kitchen; DARK STAINED CABINETS; LARGE ISLAND WITH EXTENDED SNACK LEDGE; CORNER PANTRY; LARGE EATING AREA which opens to a SUNNY NW DECK. Plenty of sunshine to be enjoyed in this fenced and landscaped yard with dog run. A MAIN FLOOR DEN ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Wed, 30 May 2018 06:00:00 -0600

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - New Listing - C4175878

Just added this listing:"NEW PRICE! Absolutely stunning MORRISON built home across from the ridge in Drake Landing. As you enter this home, your jaw will drop with the openness of the main level! The Preston Model is UNIQUE to Drake Landing as it wasn't presented as an available model in the community!! The main floor is OPEN CONCEPT and incredible for entertaining. FEATURES: GRANITE COUNTERS, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, DARK STAINED KITCHEN CABINETS, REFINISHED HARDWOOD FLOORS, A 'WOLF' GAS ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Wed, 11 Apr 2018 06:00:00 -0600

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - Just Sold - C3647809

Just sold this listing:"Welcome to the beautiful community of Turner Valley. This 1970 built bungalow has plenty of potential for the next owner! A HUGE 1456 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Newer bathroom tile floors and newer toilets. The furnace and hot water tank were new in 2003. New shingles and new siding (due to hail storm) in 2013. How about an oversized double garage!! Friendly community and plenty of peace and quiet to be found here. Do not miss out on this spectacular ...
   posted in Listings at Thu, 22 Jan 2015 05:00:00 -0700

Friday, January 9, 2015 - New Listing - C3647809

Just added this listing:"Welcome to the beautiful community of Turner Valley. This 1970 built bungalow has plenty of potential for the next owner! A HUGE 1456 square feet, 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Newer bathroom tile floors and newer toilets. The furnace and hot water tank were new in 2003. New shingles and new siding (due to hail storm) in 2013. How about an oversized double garage!! Friendly community and plenty of peace and quiet to be found here. Do not miss out on this spectacular ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 09 Jan 2015 05:00:00 -0700

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Just Sold - C3633927

Just sold this listing:"Welcome to Mahogany. This Sable built 'Vida' is a gem! Located across from a green space, families will find themselves at ease on this wonderful street. Over $90,000 in upgrades!! This home has everything: Stainless Steel Appliances, Quartz Countertops, breakfast bar for entertaining, maple cabinetry, LG washer/dryer, Hunter Douglas blind package, main floor den/4th bedroom and home is wired for sound! The living room is truly exquisite with a stunning fireplace and ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Sat, 13 Sep 2014 06:00:00 -0600

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - New Listing - C3633927

Just added this listing:"Welcome to Mahogany. This Sable built 'Vida' is a gem! Located across from a green space, families will find themselves at ease on this wonderful street. Over $90,000 in upgrades!! This home has everything: Stainless Steel Appliances, Quartz Countertops, breakfast bar for entertaining, maple cabinetry, LG washer/dryer, Hunter Douglas blind package, main floor den/4th bedroom and home is wired for sound! The living room is truly exquisite with a stunning fireplace and ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Wed, 03 Sep 2014 06:00:00 -0600

Friday, July 4, 2014 - Just Sold - C3623250

Just sold this listing:"Welcome home! 1815 square feet of impeccable comfort is nestled in the highly desirable community of Woodbine. Walk in the front door and enjoy a large living room with raised ceilings. A formal dining area is ready for entertaining and a grand kitchen is eager to host your hungry guests. Unwind in the family room in front of the cozy brick fireplace. What else? 4 generous-sized bedrooms, new carpets, spacious bathroom, plenty of closet space, new paint, new shingles in ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 04 Jul 2014 06:00:00 -0600

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - New Listing - C3623250

Just added this listing:"Welcome home! 1815 square feet of impeccable comfort is nestled in the highly desirable community of Woodbine. Walk in the front door and enjoy a large living room with raised ceilings. A formal dining area is ready for entertaining and a grand kitchen is eager to host your hungry guests. Unwind in the family room in front of the cozy brick fireplace. What else? 4 generous-sized bedrooms, new carpets, spacious bathroom, plenty of closet space, new paint, new shingles in ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Tue, 24 Jun 2014 06:00:00 -0600

Friday, May 23, 2014 - Just Sold - C3603660

Just sold this listing:"MUST SEE FOLKS! NEW PAINT THROUGHOUT, NEW MAIN FLOOR LAMINATE AND NEW CARPET UPSTAIRS! This incredibly quiet street is ready to welcome you and your family! 4 BEDROOMS, 3.5-BATHROOMS including TWO 3-pce-ensuite baths! The main floor family room has a cozy wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors, sunny south patio doors to the back deck plus a skylight. The huge bay window/nook in the kitchen looks out onto the spacious back yard. Large bay windows brighten the dining ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 23 May 2014 06:00:00 -0600

Friday, April 11, 2014 - Just Sold - C3606332

Just sold this listing:"Welcome to this exceptional 'Broadview Homes' built bi-level in the heart of Copperfield. This gorgeous home features an open floor plan with two bedrooms and two bathrooms on the main and large vaulted ceilings throughout. The gleaming Brazilian walnut hardwood floors are sure to impress your family and friends. The spacious kitchen offers a large island, corner pantry and plenty of cupboards for the next fortunate owner! The living room will cater to your family and ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 11 Apr 2014 06:00:00 -0600

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Just Sold - C3606721

Just sold this listing:"Welcome to the gorgeous Mesa in Crystal Shores! TOP FLOOR unit with 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths + den and 2 TITLED parking stalls (1 indoor and 1 outdoor). Beautiful kitchen with black appliances, plenty of cupboards and ample counter space. Master bedroom is a great size with a walk-through closet and 4 piece ensuite. The 2nd bedroom for a little one or a roommate is ideal and is across from the 2nd bathroom, great for privacy! The den is a great space for an office, ...
   posted in Listings at Wed, 09 Apr 2014 06:00:00 -0600

Friday, March 28, 2014 - New Listing - C3606721

Just added this listing:"Welcome to the gorgeous Mesa in Crystal Shores! TOP FLOOR unit with 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths + den and 2 TITLED parking stalls (1 indoor and 1 outdoor). Beautiful kitchen with black appliances, plenty of cupboards and ample counter space. Master bedroom is a great size with a walk-through closet and 4 piece ensuite. The 2nd bedroom for a little one or a roommate is ideal and is across from the 2nd bathroom, great for privacy! The den is a great space for an office, ...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 28 Mar 2014 06:00:00 -0600

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - New Listing - C3606332

Just added this listing:"Welcome to this exceptional 'Broadview Homes' built bi-level in the heart of Copperfield. This gorgeous home features an open floor plan with two bedrooms and two bathrooms on the main and large vaulted ceilings throughout. The gleaming Brazilian walnut hardwood floors are sure to impress your family and friends. The spacious kitchen offers a large island, corner pantry and plenty of cupboards for the next fortunate owner! The living room will cater to your family and ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Wed, 26 Mar 2014 06:00:00 -0600

Monday, March 24, 2014 - Just Sold - C3604270

Just sold this listing:"Welcome home! This former show home is located in the Village of Prestwick within the incredible community of McKenzie Towne. This four bedroom home has plenty of upgrades and is in mint condition. As you enter this air conditioned home you know you are greeted with its grand entrance area with feature stair case, and upgrades which include: hickory floors and cabinetry, 9 foot ceilings on the main, and much more. This home has it all including a beautiful living area ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Mon, 24 Mar 2014 06:00:00 -0600

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - New Listing - C3604270

Just added this listing:"Welcome home! This former show home is located in the Village of Prestwick within the incredible community of McKenzie Towne. This four bedroom home has plenty of upgrades and is in mint condition. As you enter this air conditioned home you know you are greeted with its grand entrance area with feature stair case, and upgrades which include: hickory floors and cabinetry, 9 foot ceilings on the main, and much more. This home has it all including a beautiful living area ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:00:00 -0600

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - New Listing - C3603660

Just added this listing:"MUST SEE FOLKS! NEW PAINT THROUGHOUT, NEW MAIN FLOOR LAMINATE AND NEW CARPET UPSTAIRS! This incredibly quiet street is ready to welcome you and your family! 4 BEDROOMS, 3.5-BATHROOMS including TWO 3-pce-ensuite baths! The main floor family room has a cozy wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors, sunny south patio doors to the back deck plus a skylight. The huge bay window/nook in the kitchen looks out onto the spacious back yard. Large bay windows brighten the dining ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Sun, 09 Mar 2014 06:00:00 -0600

Friday, March 7, 2014 - Just Sold - C3599663

Just sold this listing:"Welcome to this stunning home on a corner lot, on a quiet street in Douglasdale. As you enter the home into your spacious foyer, to your left you are greeted to a spacious family room with vaulted ceiling to the upstairs; to the right is a half bath and a laundry area. Walk in to a lovely repainted kitchen with STAINLESS STEEL appliances, a corner pantry and plenty of cupboards and counter space for the cook in your home. The dining area is spacious and the living room ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 -0700

Sunday, February 9, 2014 - New Listing - C3599663

Just added this listing:"Welcome to this stunning home on a corner lot, on a quiet street in Douglasdale. As you enter the home into your spacious foyer, to your left you are greeted to a spacious family room with vaulted ceiling to the upstairs; to the right is a half bath and a laundry area. Walk in to a lovely repainted kitchen with STAINLESS STEEL appliances, a corner pantry and plenty of cupboards and counter space for the cook in your home. The dining area is spacious and the living room ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Sun, 09 Feb 2014 05:00:00 -0700

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - Just Sold - C3597377

Just sold this listing:"Incredible location on a quiet street, with beautiful curb appeal, this home backs onto a NATURE PARK with CREEK and playground for the kids. In the comfort of your kitchen you can watch the kids play and still enjoy the privacy and tranquility of Chestermere. Impressive front entry which is open to 2nd storey, leads to your vast kitchen that offers plenty of cabinets, counterspace, a walk through pantry and breakfast bar. The dining area features patio doors leading to ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Wed, 05 Feb 2014 05:00:00 -0700

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - Just Sold - C3596442

Just sold this listing:"Welcome to this beautiful Milano townhome by Trico Homes. Calgary has the most sun filled days a year in Canada and you will truly appreciate it in this bright home! As you walk in you are greeted with a spacious entrance. Moving up a floor you enter a soaring living area with 12 foot ceilings where you can relax after a long day. Access to the SOUTH facing deck is on this level where you can enjoy your favorite beverage this summer with family and friends. The 3rd level ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Thu, 23 Jan 2014 05:00:00 -0700

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - New Listing - C3597377

Just added this listing:"Incredible location on a quiet street, with beautiful curb appeal, this home backs onto a NATURE PARK with CREEK and playground for the kids. In the comfort of your kitchen you can watch the kids play and still enjoy the privacy and tranquility of Chestermere. Impressive front entry which is open to 2nd storey, leads to your vast kitchen that offers plenty of cabinets, counterspace, a walk through pantry and breakfast bar. The dining area features patio doors leading to ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Wed, 22 Jan 2014 05:00:00 -0700

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - New Listing - C3596442

Just added this listing:"Welcome to this beautiful Milano townhome by Trico Homes. Calgary has the most sun filled days a year in Canada and you will truly appreciate it in this bright home! As you walk in you are greeted with a spacious entrance. Moving up a floor you enter a soaring living area with 12 foot ceilings where you can relax after a long day. Access to the SOUTH facing deck is on this level where you can enjoy your favorite beverage this summer with family and friends. The 3rd ...
   posted in Listings at Tue, 14 Jan 2014 05:00:00 -0700

Friday, September 20, 2013 - Just Sold - C3585266

Just sold this listing:"Welcome to the ever so popular community of Auburn Bay. Unbelievable location and plenty of space for the growing family. Close to the LAKE entrance, only 1 house away from 2 parks WITH playgrounds and around the corner from the new hospital and the soon to be open Seton shopping centre! This BROOKFIELD attached home has lots of bells and whistles, with high-end dark engineered hardwood flooring throughout the main level; tall, espresso-stained cabinets; stunning ...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 20 Sep 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - New Listing - C3585266

Just added this listing:"Welcome to the ever so popular community of Auburn Bay. Unbelievable location and plenty of space for the growing family. Close to the LAKE entrance, only 1 house away from 2 parks WITH playgrounds and around the corner from the new hospital and the soon to be open Seton shopping centre! This BROOKFIELD attached home has lots of bells and whistles, with high-end dark engineered hardwood flooring throughout the main level; tall, espresso-stained cabinets; stunning ...
   posted in Listings at Thu, 12 Sep 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - Just Sold - C3576875

Just sold this listing:"Welcome to the family oriented community of Bridlewood. This incredible home truly exemplifies PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP! Functional 4 bedroom and 4 bath home with double attached garage, CENTRAL AIR and a developed basement..what more could you need! The SOUTH facing backyard is absolutely gorgeous and is a great way to seek refuge from the summer heat!The spacious main floor has a flex room as you enter, a large living room with fireplace, a bright breakfast nook leading to a ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Wed, 07 Aug 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - July Housing Stats

#yyc #yycre #calgaryhomes #calgaryhomebuyers #listyourhomecalgary Calgary, Aug. 1, 2013 ? City of Calgary residential sales totaled 2,268 units in July, a 17 per cent increase over the previous year and up more than six per cent so far this year.   The flood that devastated the Calgary area on June 20 likely contributed to pulling forward sales activity, said Ann-Marie Lurie, CREB® chief economist. ?Some of this activity is related to the displaced renters and owners seeking other ...
posted in General at Thu, 01 Aug 2013 12:35:09 -0600

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - New Listing - C3576875

Just added this listing:"Welcome to the family oriented community of Bridlewood. This incredible home truly exemplifies PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP! Functional 4 bedroom and 4 bath home with double attached garage, CENTRAL AIR and a developed basement..what more could you need! The SOUTH facing backyard is absolutely gorgeous and is a great way to seek refuge from the summer heat!The spacious main floor has a flex room as you enter, a large living room with fireplace, a bright breakfast nook leading to ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Thu, 11 Jul 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Monday, July 8, 2013 - Just Sold - C3575196

Just sold this listing:"Welcome to the beautiful, established family community of Shawnessy. This spacious 4 level split is perfectly located in a playground zone across from an elementary school! The main level features a cozy living room, huge formal dining room as well as a breakfast nook for your kitchen table. The kitchen features high vaulted ceilings, stunning resurfaced cabinetry, black appliances and an abundance of counter space. Upstairs we are welcomed with a huge master suite with ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Mon, 08 Jul 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Friday, June 28, 2013 - New Listing - C3575196

Just added this listing:"Welcome to the beautiful, established family community of Shawnessy. This spacious 4 level split is perfectly located in a playground zone across from an elementary school! The main level features a cozy living room, huge formal dining room as well as a breakfast nook for your kitchen table. The kitchen features high vaulted ceilings, stunning resurfaced cabinetry, black appliances and an abundance of counter space. Upstairs we are welcomed with a huge master suite with ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 28 Jun 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Friday, June 28, 2013 - Just Sold - C3573190

Just sold this listing:"Welcome to the Modella at the corner of Royal Avenue and 10th Street. Modern concrete and brick building in Prestigious Lower Mount Royal. TOP FLOOR UNIT, modern interior, massive gourmet kitchen with concrete countertops and stainless steel backsplash and appliances. Enjoy the beautiful downtown view from the living room, dining room and bedroom! Gleaming carbon hardwood throughout. Bathroom clad in imported tile, with stainless steel sink. Frosted glass doors ...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 28 Jun 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Thursday, June 13, 2013 - New Listing - C3573190

Just added this listing:"Welcome to the Modella at the corner of Royal Avenue and 10th Street. Modern concrete and brick building in Prestigious Lower Mount Royal. TOP FLOOR UNIT, modern interior, massive gourmet kitchen with concrete countertops and stainless steel backsplash and appliances. Enjoy the beautiful downtown view from the living room, dining room and bedroom! Gleaming carbon hardwood throughout. Bathroom clad in imported tile, with stainless steel sink. Frosted glass doors ...
   posted in Listings at Thu, 13 Jun 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - Just Sold - C3570649

Just sold this listing:"Welcome to the beautiful, quiet community of Coventry Hills. Carolina Homes built this 2-storey walk-out home located on a very quiet street across from a park and has a SOUTH facing backyard! Pride of ownership is evident as you walk through the front door into the spacious foyer looking into the cozy living room with gleaming laminate floors. The kitchen has plenty of cupboards, a HUGE island and is ready for the culinary expert of the home. The sunny, private and ...
   posted in Listings at Wed, 12 Jun 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - New Listing - C3570649

Just added this listing:"Welcome to the beautiful, quiet community of Coventry Hills. Carolina Homes built this 2-storey walk-out home located on a very quiet street across from a park and has a SOUTH facing backyard! Pride of ownership is evident as you walk through the front door into the spacious foyer looking into the cozy living room with gleaming laminate floors. The kitchen has plenty of cupboards, a HUGE island and is ready for the culinary expert of the home. The sunny, private and ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Thu, 30 May 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - Just Sold - C3564614

Just sold this listing:"Welcome to the Mosaic Montage in the incredible lake community of Auburn Bay! This beautiful townhome speaks for itself when you walk through the front door. You are greeted to a wide-open space suitable for the entertainer in you! The dark hardwood floors spread the entire open concept main level. The kitchen is a culinary experts dream with a HUGE GRANITE island, stainless steel appliances and plenty of cupboard space. The office area off of the kitchen allows you to ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Thu, 02 May 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - Albertans spend the most on home improvements

#yyc #yycre #renovatealberta #renovateyourhome #movingtocalgary According to a poll from the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Albertans are big spenders when it comes to making new improvements on their homes. The bank's study showed that Alberta's residents plan to spend $22,900 on their homes in the next 12 months, well above the national average of $15,300. Fetching the highest prices also means that Albertans are also the most likely to renovate in the next year. "Whether it's replacing ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:31:47 -0600

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - Albertans say mortgages can be paid off faster without affecting lifestyle

#yyc #yycre #calgaryfirsttimehomebuyers #buyinganewhome #movingtocalgary The Scotiabank recently released the results of a survey showing that a significant amount of Alberta mortgage holders have said that it is possible to pay off their home without even noticing a difference, encouraging news to many people interested in buying a home in the province. According to the survey, 69 percent of Alberta mortgage holders said they can pay a mortgage faster without affecting their lifestyle, ...
posted in General at Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:29:05 -0600

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - New Listing - C3564614

Just added this listing:"Welcome to the Mosaic Montage in the incredible lake community of Auburn Bay! This beautiful townhome speaks for itself when you walk through the front door. You are greeted to a wide-open space suitable for the entertainer in you! The dark hardwood floors spread the entire open concept main level. The kitchen is a culinary experts dream with a HUGE GRANITE island, stainless steel appliances and plenty of cupboard space. The office area off of the kitchen allows you to ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Wed, 24 Apr 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - Just Sold - C3559339

Just sold this listing:"Welcome to Legacy Estates (60+ complex) in the lovely community of Somerset. This 2 bedroom 1 bath condominium is ideally located on the 3rd floor with a beautiful SouthEast view. A spacious, bright and open floor plan welcomes you and your guests. The kitchen has plenty of cupboards, ample counterspace, a 2 year old refrigerator and a large walk-in pantry. There are plenty of amentities at the Legacy which include: dining area complete with a chef where meals can be ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Tue, 09 Apr 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Friday, March 22, 2013 - New Listing - C3559339

Just added this listing:"Welcome to Legacy Estates (60+ complex) in the lovely community of Somerset. This 2 bedroom 1 bath condominium is ideally located on the 3rd floor with a beautiful SouthEast view. A spacious, bright and open floor plan welcomes you and your guests. The kitchen has plenty of cupboards, ample counterspace, a 2 year old refrigerator and a large walk-in pantry. There are plenty of amentities at the Legacy which include: dining area complete with a chef where meals can be ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 22 Mar 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Friday, March 8, 2013 - Just Sold - C3555834

Just sold this listing:"Come see the stunning 270 degree panoramic VIEW from this corner 'TOP FLOOR' unit in the Stonecroft at Cedarbrae! Built in 2005, this modern condo boasts DECADENCE and LUXURY. 9" ceilings, crown molding, earthtone colour scheme, GRANITE countertops, STAINLESS STEEL appliances, engineered SOUNDPROOFING and HEATED FLOORS throughout! Storage, storage & STORAGE: Heated underground parking, heated bicycle storage room, storage locker in front of parking stall, in-suite ...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 08 Mar 2013 05:00:00 -0700

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - Just Sold - C3554855

Just sold this listing:"Welcome to High River! A short 25 minute drive into Calgary and life in a smaller town awaits you! You will be welcomed with a open concept living area as you enter. The kitchen features maple shaker cabinetry, black appliances and a large pantry! The living room is a great space to relax after a hard days work. Off of the living room is a door to the quiet, private deck and backyard where you can watch the kids play while you enjoy your favorite beverage! The upstairs ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Thu, 07 Mar 2013 05:00:00 -0700

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - New Listing - C3555834

Just added this listing:"Come see the stunning 270 degree panoramic VIEW from this corner 'TOP FLOOR' unit in the Stonecroft at Cedarbrae! Built in 2005, this modern condo boasts DECADENCE and LUXURY. 9" ceilings, crown molding, earthtone colour scheme, GRANITE countertops, STAINLESS STEEL appliances, engineered SOUNDPROOFING and HEATED FLOORS throughout! Storage, storage & STORAGE: Heated underground parking, heated bicycle storage room, storage locker in front of parking stall, in-suite ...
   posted in Listings at Thu, 28 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0700

Sunday, February 17, 2013 - New Listing - C3554855

Just added this listing:"Welcome to High River! A short 25 minute drive into Calgary and life in a smaller town awaits you! You will be welcomed with a open concept living area as you enter. The kitchen features maple shaker cabinetry, black appliances and a large pantry! The living room is a great space to relax after a hard days work. Off of the living room is a door to the quiet, private deck and backyard where you can watch the kids play while you enjoy your favorite beverage! The upstairs ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Sun, 17 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0700

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - Tips for Insuring your first home

#yyc #insuringyourhome #yycre #movingtocalgary #firsttimehomebuyers Buying your first home can be both an exciting and a scary experience. Many homeowners are appreciative of any bit of information that would help make the process less stressful and as painless as possible. Home insurance is usually a major contributor to the anxieties new homeowners? experience. They are often confused about how much insurance they need. This post will give easy tips for choosing the best insurance for new ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 13 Feb 2013 08:46:42 -0700

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - Insurance for mortgages

#yyc #yycre #calgaryhomebuyers #firsttimehomebuyer #movingtocalgary While mortgage rates in Calgary continue to make purchasing a property affordable, borrowers who are unable to come up with a 20 percent down payment are not out of the woods when it comes to costs. Mortgage loan insurance is mandatory in cases where a 20 percent down payment is not provided, making it important for Canadians to understand how mortgage loan insurance works, as well as how to qualify for it.How mortgage loan ... Full Article...
posted in General at Sat, 26 Jan 2013 17:28:48 -0700

Saturday, January 26, 2013 - Know your numbers

#yyc #yycre #calgaryhomebuyers #movingtocalgary #firsttimehomebuyer Regardless of how affordable mortgage rates in Calgary make a home loan, taking out a mortgage is still a very big financial decision. Potential homeowners should take the time to calculate their finances and choose a mortgage based on their situation. Fortunately, there are a number of tools online that can help Canadian home buyers get a better idea of their financial situation before signing on the dotted line. Simply open ... Full Article...
posted in General at Sat, 26 Jan 2013 17:26:16 -0700

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - Post Purchase Costs - Important!!

#yyc #yycre #calgaryfirsttimehomebuyers #buyingahomeincalgary #movingtocalgaryOnce you purchase a home, you can?t run down the street saying you bought a home. Its not that simple. There are various post-purchase costs that home buyers need to take into account.Here?s a short overview of some of the major costs:1.Closing Costs: One set of costs that individuals often forget to take into account are closing costs. Closing costs are up-front costs that you must pay when you purchase your home, ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:25:47 -0700

Monday, January 21, 2013 - Investing in Alberta a good idea??

#yyc #yycre #movingtocalgary #calgaryhomebuying #albertarealestate The Mayan apocalypse never happened, the U.S. avoided plummeting from a fiscal cliff, and Alberta real estate market conditions have rebounded to a point almost on par with pre-market-crash figures from 2007. Which brings up the question: Is the time ripe to invest in property in this province?In a word, according to most market pundits, absolutely!A recent report issued by the Real Estate Investment Network has cited that with ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:14:50 -0700

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - CREB® forecasts moderate sales, price growth

#yyc #yycre #movingtocalgary #buyahomeincalgary #firsttimehomebuyerscalgary Calgary, Jan. 16, 2013 ? The resale housing market in Calgary and area will see moderate sales and house price growth in 2013, CREB® said today at its annual forecast. Sales growth in the city is expected to ease to 2.2 per cent this year, with house prices rising by 2.9 per cent. ?Slower growth trends in employment combined with lower migration estimates will impact sales growth across all resale sectors, and, as ...
posted in General at Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:08:10 -0700

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - Understanding Residential Wood Heating

#yyc #yycre #movingtocalgary #calgarytips #fireplacetips #homebuyers  Whenever you are dealing with something as potentially dangerous as fire, it's vital to take any and all necessary precautions.  With mortgage rates in Calgary continuing to hover near historic lows, more people are enjoying the benefits of homeownership. One such benefit, especially popular during the cold winter months, is the ability to utilize a fireplace. In addition to the joys of a crackling fire in your living room, ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 16 Jan 2013 09:29:16 -0700

Saturday, December 29, 2012 - Just Sold - C3539845

Just sold this listing:"New amazing price!! Don't miss out! Welcome to the desirable, family oriented community of Coventry Hills. This great home is ready for a new loving owner. This Carolina built 2-storey home is located on a quiet street with a WEST facing backyard and is within short walking distance to Cardel Place. You are welcomed with a spacious foyer into a cozy living room with gleaming HARDWOOD floors. The kitchen has plenty of cupboards, tile flooring and ample counterspace for ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Sat, 29 Dec 2012 05:00:00 -0700

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - Differences in purchasing rental properties

#yyc#yycre #calgaryhomebuyers #calgaryinvestors #movingtocalgary #propertyinvestors The current state of Canada's economy has left the door wide open for savvy investors looking to make money in the housing market. Mortgage rates remain ultra-low, and falling home prices mean it?s becoming more affordable to buy property.In fact, thanks to decreasing prices and mortgage rates in Calgary, the area is even more affordable than the rest of the country. According to the Royal Bank of Canada, ...
posted in General at Wed, 12 Dec 2012 18:22:31 -0700

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - First time home buyer...make sure you are prepared

#yyc #yycre #movingtocalgary #firsttimehomebuyers #buythishouse #condobuyerscalgary So you're ready to meet the challenge of buying a new home? With some common-sense planning, you can avoid these five common buyer mistakes and steer yourself towards success:1. Impulse buying. In order to skip this mistake, do some serious research on your specific needs. For example, how do the local schools rate? Are there parks or recreation facilities that fit your needs? Can you tolerate the traffic? Is ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 11 Dec 2012 08:26:21 -0700

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - Home repair and maintenance

#yyc #yycre #movingtocalgary #calgaryhomebuyers #homeownertipsOnce you?ve settled into your new home, you may start seeing things you?d like to change or repair. Maintenance, repair and renovations are a normal part of homeownership. One of the best things you can do is get to know your home. Every adult member of your household should know the location of the following:? Main shutoff valves for water, fuel and natural gas? Emergency switch for the furnace or burner? Hot water heater ...
posted in General at Wed, 05 Dec 2012 08:48:00 -0700

Monday, December 3, 2012 - Calgary looking good!

#yyc #yycre #calgaryfirsttimehomebuyers #movingtocalgary #buyingincalgary Calgary Update...the rest of Canada may be unstable with home prices but our economist at the real estate board puts any uncertainty to our stable market to rest:?Despite elevated concerns regarding household debt and activity in other Canadian markets, the housing market continues to demonstrate resilience in Calgary,? said Ann-Marie Lurie, CREB® Chief Economist. ?This is related to the migration, wage and employment ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 03 Dec 2012 17:46:19 -0700

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - Fixed or Variable - that is the question!

#yyc #yycre #movingtocalgary #homebuyers #albertamortgages With Alberta mortgages thriving thanks to continued growth in both Calgary and Edmonton, there are plenty of buyers currently getting a crash course in home buying economics. As far as the many lessons one can learn when financing a house is concerned, choosing which type of mortgage to use is just as important as deciding on a lender. There are numerous varieties, but one of the biggest decisions you?ll make regarding your mortgage is ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 21 Nov 2012 08:59:54 -0700

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - Calgary Housing - HOT!!

#yyc #yycre #calgaryhomebuyers #calgaryfirsttimehomebuyers #movingtocalgary It looks as if mortgage rates in Calgary are continuing to fuel demand.The Canadian Real Estate Association is reporting that the city?s resale housing market had the highest annual rate of growth in the country during October. According to the CREA, sales in Calgary increased by 26.7 percent, reaching 2,104. That figure is even more impressive when compared to the rest of the nation, where sales fell by 0.8 ...
posted in General at Wed, 21 Nov 2012 08:56:45 -0700

Monday, November 19, 2012 - First Time Home buyer HELP!!

#yyc #yycre #calgaryfirsttimebuyers #movingtocalgary #newtocalgary When it comes to buying your first home, what sort of advice can you expect from a real estate agent? We find that the advice professionals in real estate give to first-time home buyers is pretty consistent, regardless of whether one is looking to buy a small, two-bedroom home or something grander that can accommodate a larger family. Here are eight helpful tips that most real estate professionals give to first-time home ...
posted in General at Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:03:21 -0700

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - Divorce and staging a home to hide a potential void

#yyc #yycre #calgaryhomebuyers #calgarydivorce #divorceandrealestate Divorce will always be a part of our society, caused by a variety of circumstances and cultural shifts. The current divorce rate in Canada is approximately 44 per cent ? a rate that has gone up over 1,200 per cent in the past 50 years. It is expected to increase in the next decade.So what happens when these relationships fail? The pressure is on to equalize the couple?s assets (even in the case of common-law marriage). This ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 31 Oct 2012 09:34:23 -0600

Saturday, October 27, 2012 - The apology Lance Armstrong will never give

#cycling #lancearmstrong #blooddoping #livestrong #lanceapology TORONTO ? Hello, everybody, and thanks for coming today. I know a lot of you never thought I would do this. Well, I never thought I would do this, either.My name is Lance Armstrong, and I love cycling. When I was young my anger and desire would overwhelm me when I competed, a blinding rage, and I could barely control it. I had a rough childhood, and cycling was my escape. I was a triathlon champion as a teenager, and I was the ...
posted in General at Sat, 27 Oct 2012 11:14:51 -0600

Monday, October 22, 2012 - Lance Armstrong found guilty

#lancearmstrong #yyc #drugscandal #livestrong #sportsrealestateguy GENEVA?Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life Monday after the International Cycling Union (UCI) ratified the United States Anti-Doping Agency?s (USADA) sanctions against the American. The long-awaited decision has left cycling facing its ?greatest crisis? according to UCI president Pat McQuaid and has destroyed Armstrong?s last hope of clearing his name. ?Lance Armstrong has no place ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 22 Oct 2012 10:37:59 -0600

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - Just Sold - C3533589

Just sold this listing:"NEW PRICE! Welcome to the thriving community of Walden! This incredible townhouse is ready for a new caring owner. As you enter the home, you are welcomed with a spacious living room and dining area which works well for entertaining friends and family. The stunning kitchen is equipped with BLACK APPLIANCES, GRANITE COUNTERTOPS and has plenty of cupboard and counterspace; a culinary experts dream! As you leave the kitchen you have a private 2 piece bath and you walk out ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Wed, 10 Oct 2012 06:00:00 -0600

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - Home buying Strategy

#yyc #yycre #calgaryhomebuyers #buyingahome #homebuyingtips Buying a home is both exciting and sometimes stressful...whether you're a first-time homebuyer or an expert at it. The key to reducing the stress and successfully finding the home that matches your wants, needs, and budget is to have a home-buying strategy.A home-buying strategy serves to keep you focused, in line with your goals, and on financial track. It can function much like a marketing strategy does for a company. It contains the ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:43:55 -0600

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - Worried about a storm affecting your investment? Thatâ??s what insurance is for

#yyc #yycre #protectyourinvestment #realestatetips #insuranceforhomes While no one should let the weather impact whether they apply online for a mortgage or not, nothing can make someone think twice about it quite like a hurricane can, as the potential damage that can result from a strong storm hitting a residence can be significant. But the Insurance Bureau of Canada says the chances a homeowner experiences significant damage are reduced if they take proactive measures before one is forecasted ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 19 Sep 2012 08:13:47 -0600

Monday, September 17, 2012 - Calgary on top of the World

#yyc #calgaryinvestors #propertyinvestments #lookingforinvestment #stampedecity At least when it comes to returns on property investments...CALGARY, AB, Sep 17, 2012/ Troy Media/ ? Calgary is world famous for the Calgary Stampede and for Spruce Meadows and its proximity to Banff National Park. But, according to one global real estate consultancy, Calgary is on top of the world for a reason other than mounts and mountains: returns on property investments.The 2012 IPD Global Cities Report, ...
posted in General at Mon, 17 Sep 2012 15:33:18 -0600

Saturday, September 15, 2012 - New Listing - C3539845

Just added this listing:"New amazing price!! Don't miss out! Welcome to the desirable, family oriented community of Coventry Hills. This great home is ready for a new loving owner. This Carolina built 2-storey home is located on a quiet street with a WEST facing backyard and is within short walking distance to Cardel Place. You are welcomed with a spacious foyer into a cozy living room with gleaming HARDWOOD floors. The kitchen has plenty of cupboards, tile flooring and ample counterspace for ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Sat, 15 Sep 2012 06:00:00 -0600

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - Home Equity Lines of Credit - Changes

#yyc #yycre #calgaryrealestate #refinanceyourhome #HELOC If you are looking for a HELOC or Home Equity Line of Credit, you better act soon. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has required federally regulated lenders to implement a new rule for HELOCs where your maximum limit will be 65% of your home?s value, from 80% today. Banks must comply by the end of their fiscal year, or October 31, 2012 in most cases.Major lenders such as TD, RBC, and National Bank have ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 12 Sep 2012 22:11:11 -0600

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - Canadians largely optimistic about job security

#yyc #yycre #alberta #calgaryhomebuyers #firsttimehomebuyerscalgary More people may be feeling confident to apply online for a mortgage, as a new survey suggests their ability to pay off a loan or be approved for one has increased.According to a recent poll conducted by Bank of Montreal, 41 per cent of Canadians say they believe their employer is hiring more and will likely continue to do so for the remainder of the year. In addition, 66 per cent indicate they feel comfortable that they'll be ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:27:07 -0600

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - Breaking down mortgage rule changes

#yyc #yycre #mortgagerules #calgaryhomebuyers #firsttimehomebuyersIn July, new mortgage rules were introduced by the Canadian government that may have some wondering whether now is the time apply online for a mortgage. To help clarify what some of these adjustments are the Calgary Herald recently laid out what they include.Amortization period reduced by five yearsOne of the changes that took place has to do with amortizations periods, or the time in which borrowers have to pay off their ...
posted in General at Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:23:40 -0600

Monday, September 10, 2012 - How to save for your down payment

#yyc #yycre #calgaryhousing #buyahouse #firsttimehomebuyers According to a recent TD Canada Trust survey, nearly 60 percent of Canadians were disappointed in the size of their down payment. These findings aren?t all that surprising; in a world of record-setting consumer debt, slim savings and lacklustre investment returns, saving for a sizeable deposit can seem like an exercise in futility. And yet, the bigger your down payment, the less interest you?ll pay, the easier it will be to refinance ... Full Article...
posted in News at Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:06:59 -0600

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - Forecast predicts growth in condo purchases

#yyc #calgaryfirsttimehomebuyers #yycre #calgaryhousing #calgaryhomes On the heels of a separate report indicating first-time buyers are looking to purchase condominiums with their Calgary mortgages, a new analysis has discovered similar findings.According to Genworth Canada's Summer 2012 Metropolitan Condo Outlook, higher prices for single-family homes has caused many first-time buyers to consider condos when looking for a new house to buy, particularly among those who are 55 years of age and ... Full Article...
posted in News at Wed, 05 Sep 2012 15:53:33 -0600

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - Just Sold - C3536399

Just sold this listing:"First time offfered! Don't hesitate on this one folks as an opportunity doesn't come along like this every day! Do you want to return to where you grew up in a well established neighbourhood? Are you a jack of all trades and not afraid to put in a little work to build your dream home? Well stop in your tracks and look no further! This immaculately well kept 3 bedroom bungalow on a quiet street in Acadia is ready for a new incredible owner. Highlights for the home: ...
   posted in Listings at Tue, 21 Aug 2012 06:00:00 -0600

Friday, August 17, 2012 - New Listing - C3536399

Just added this listing:"First time offfered! Don't hesitate on this one folks as an opportunity doesn't come along like this every day! Do you want to return to where you grew up in a well established neighbourhood? Are you a jack of all trades and not afraid to put in a little work to build your dream home? Well stop in your tracks and look no further! This immaculately well kept 3 bedroom bungalow on a quiet street in Acadia is ready for a new incredible owner. Highlights for the home: ...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 17 Aug 2012 06:00:00 -0600

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - Still working on saving the NHL season

#nhl2012 #nhlpa #2012nhlcba #calgaryflamesnews TORONTO (AP) -- Representatives from the NHL and NHLPA returned to the bargaining table Wednesday, and are discussing the proposal put forward by the players' association on Tuesday.NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says the league's negotiating committee had enough time to review the document it received and has provided a response to the union.The NHLPA's offer included a smaller percentage of revenues for players over the next three seasons in ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:33:37 -0600

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - Golf ball sized hail in Calgary yesterday

posted in General at Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:27:50 -0600

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - Three frequently asked questions about hailstorms

#yyc #yycre #calgaryhomeowners #hailstormsandyourhome Talk to any vegetable farmer in Alberta and they'll likely tell you hail is one of their top concerns, as the pernicious form of precipitation can do a number on crops and overall production. But hailstones are just as much of a worry for those who recently got through purchasing a home, as the last thing they want to think about is the potential for their home being damaged.To help homeowners get an idea of the type of maintenance they may ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 15 Aug 2012 08:30:20 -0600

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - The Importance of Credit

#yyc #yycre #calgaryhomebuyers #buyyourfirsthome #firsttimehomebuyers A good credit report and credit score are important factors in determining whether you will be approved for a mortgage. Following are some simple steps you can take to maintain a good credit history and improve your chances of being approved. What is a credit score?Your credit score is a number that illustrates your financial health at a specific point in time. It also serves as an indicator of your financial past, and how ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 07 Aug 2012 16:16:12 -0600

Friday, August 3, 2012 - Apps to help in your home search

#yyc #yycre #canadianrealestate #calgaryhomebuyers #homesearch #firsttimehomebuyer Whether you?re looking for a family-friendly neighborhood, a stunning sunroom, or just a crime-free block, one of these apps will help you find it.  Finding the perfect homeRealtor.com ? Throw those newspapers in the recycle bin and join the 21st century! This is technology?s greatest guide to listings. The app includes up-to-date real estate listings in the U.S., including homes for sale, for rent or recently ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 03 Aug 2012 15:05:44 -0600

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - New Listing - C3533589

Just added this listing:"NEW PRICE! Welcome to the thriving community of Walden! This incredible townhouse is ready for a new caring owner. As you enter the home, you are welcomed with a spacious living room and dining area which works well for entertaining friends and family. The stunning kitchen is equipped with BLACK APPLIANCES, GRANITE COUNTERTOPS and has plenty of cupboard and counterspace; a culinary experts dream! As you leave the kitchen you have a private 2 piece bath and you walk out ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Thu, 26 Jul 2012 06:00:00 -0600

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - Smoke Alarm Safety for new home owners

#yyc #yycre #homesafetytips #homesmokealarms #calgarysafetyforhome Buying a new home carries with it more responsibilities that you may have not focused on as a renter. One of these is fire safety, and one of the best ways in which to ensure your investment stays protected from fire damage is through the installation of a quality smoke detector.As you may already know, it's not only recommended for homeowners to have a working fire alarm in their house, but it's also the law in Canada. ...
posted in General at Wed, 25 Jul 2012 09:44:53 -0600

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - How to thwart home burglary attempts

#yyc #yycre #calgaryhomeowners #homeownertips #protectyourhome While purchasing something new ? like a pair of shoes ? carries a certain appeal that eventually fades away, that often doesn't apply when buying a new home, as it's usually the most significant investment a person will make in their life. As such, it's natural to want to protect from damage or from being broken into by a burglar.All too often, however, burglaries occur throughout Canada when they could easily have been prevented ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 18 Jul 2012 07:30:59 -0600

Thursday, July 12, 2012 - Just Sold - C3521500

Just sold this listing:"BEST PRICE IN EVERGREEN! Looking to get out of a condo and into a detached home? Look no further! Welcome to the incredible community of Evergreen! The price is right for this beautiful bi-level home which is ready for a new owner. Bright and spacious 3 bedroom home with vaulted ceilings! The oak kitchen has an abundance of cupboards, ample counterspace and a built in wine rack! The sunny eating nook with patio doors leading out to BBQ area for those long summer nights ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Thu, 12 Jul 2012 06:00:00 -0600

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - Installing a pool? Make water safety a priority

#yyc #yycre #calgaryhomebuyers #buyingahomewithapool Buying a new home comes with the added benefit of having free reign over the property itself, whether it's installing a white picket fence or putting in an inground pool. If a pool happens to be in first-time homebuyers' plans, the Canadian Red Cross advises parents to make sure they watch their kids when it's ready to be used.The charitable organization points out that children can be at risk even around small puddles, as less than three ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 11 Jul 2012 09:42:16 -0600

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - Market Correction in Calgary's housing...don't think so.

Ann-Marie Lurie, CREB®?s chief economist states: ?Recent reports have mentioned an overvalued Canadian housing market, and it is important to note that the Calgary market has already recorded a correction,? says Lurie, who notes benchmark prices in the entire CREB® residential market remain 8 per cent below peak levels. ?Alberta was slow to recover from the recession, but this year our province is expected to lead the country in economic growth. This growth will continue to support gains in ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 03 Jul 2012 15:50:44 -0600

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - More single ladies buying homes

#yyc #yycre #calgaryhomebuyers #ladyhomebuyers #firsttimehomebuyers It?s becoming increasingly apparent that a greater number of women are now taking the reins when it comes to home purchases. There?s a growing trend among single women ? and, more precisely, professional single women ? who are becoming independent homeowners. While many of them may be putting off marriage, they?re not waiting around for Mr Right before taking the plunge into homeownership. It?s believed that around 20% of ...
posted in General at Tue, 03 Jul 2012 12:54:18 -0600

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 5 Fast Paced Tips for Buyers

#yyc #yycre #calgaryhomebuyers #firsttimebuyers #buyahome #calgaryhomes #firsttimehomebuyerquestions When prices and interest rates fall, new buyers are itching to take advantage of them and get into a new home.  But what happens when buyers find there is little available to them?  That's right: bidding wars and multiple offers. When real estate is moving fast, it can pay off big to understand how to move quickly, and take advantage of opportunities that others miss out on.  In real estate, the ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 29 Jun 2012 00:36:10 -0600

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - Parents seek balance for kidsâ?? summer activities

#yyc #calgarykids #calgarysummer #calgaryactivitiesforkids Buying a new home is often a priority for parents with young kids, as their current confines may be getting too cramped for their rapidly growing children. Once parents and their kids take up residence in their new abode, moms and dads say the best thing to ensure their children's' development is to balance their time between structured and unorganized activities.According to public opinion research firm the Gandalf Group, roughly 70 ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 27 Jun 2012 09:26:45 -0600

Monday, June 25, 2012 - Tips for buying a home, together

#yyc #yycre #calgaryhomebuyers #buyingyourfirsthome #firsttimehomebuyers #buyahome Tipsters often talk about buying strategies and talk about how a person can find or purchase a home, but how do people find a home together? Most home buying is a joint endeavor, and balancing both partner?s wants and needs (and often the wants and needs of other family members) can be challenging.Start TalkingBefore you even talk to an agent, talk to each other. Get every decision maker to share what they need ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:25:20 -0600

Friday, June 22, 2012 - New Mortgage Rules!!!

#yyc #yycre #calgaryhomebuyers #newmortgagerules #25yearamortization The federal Finance Department has announced some new rule changes for insured mortgages to address concerns over high household debt.Here are the changes:1.       Amortization? It will be shortened from 30 years to 25 years2.       Refinancing? The maximum amount on refinancing will be 80 per cent from 85 per cent of the home?s value3.       Debt Service Ratios? Limit the maximum gross debt service (GDS) and total debt ...
posted in General at Fri, 22 Jun 2012 11:13:34 -0600

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - How to know if you're ready to buy a home

#yyc #yycre #calgaryhomebuyers #buyingahome #firsttimehomebuyers With Calgary mortgages reaching some of their lowest levels in history, many homeowners who have been thinking about buying a new home are putting those thoughts into action. However, before they get fully involved in the home buying process, Jencor Mortgage notes there are a few things to keep in mind.Determine what your finances areBecause purchasing a home will likely be one of the most significant decisions in your life, it's ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 20 Jun 2012 08:21:42 -0600

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - The home inspection - roof is the issue

#yyc #yycre #calgaryhomebuyers #thehomeinspection #homebuyerstips Q. We just had the inspection on a 22-year-old house I want to buy. The inspector said that the roof showed serious signs of aging, such as split shingles. This is a major expense, and I believe the seller should pay for all or part of it. But the agent says I shouldn't push for it, since the roof isn't leaking. Is this true? --Cleveland, Ohio A. If your offer was contingent upon your approval of a home inspection, you can ...
posted in General at Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:43:31 -0600

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - Mold...is it an issue in your home?

#yyc #yycre #calgaryhomes #mold #buyingahouse If you've been looking into buying a new home, then you've probably learned about all the things that go along with it, such as insurance costs, the mortgage process and scheduling an inspection. In the great majority of cases, these tasks generally go off without a hitch.But after homeowners have been in their homes for awhile and gotten comfortable, they can sometimes forget to perform their own inspections, as Mother Nature ? by its very ...
posted in General at Wed, 13 Jun 2012 13:09:39 -0600

Thursday, June 7, 2012 - Housing bubble? I don't think so!

#yyc #yycre #calgaryhomebuyers #calgaryhousing #iwanttobuyahouseincalgary Hearing the Doom & Gloom about a Housing Bubble? Research Suggests it could be a Bunch of Hot Air.The following support stability in the Canadian Housing Market:Global forces are driving home prices here in Canada.  Canada has been viewed as a shelter from the world financial crisis.  Because our economy is seen as strong with emerging markets, commodities, and natural resources - it is viewed positively by investors.  ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 07 Jun 2012 22:42:51 -0600

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