October 2015

Found 4 blog entries for October 2015.

Winter is coming.

Calgarians awoke to frosty windows and sub-zero temperatures this morning. With snow expected to hit the city sometime this week, it is officially time to do all the little projects you have been neglecting. After all, no one likes to do hard labour in the freezing cold

Autumn is the perfect time for finishing renovation projects you started in the spring/summer and beginning new ones to prepare your home for winter. Remember that home renovations are an important part of keeping your property up to date and in the best condition possible. They add incredible value to your property!

Here are three great renovations for your home this fall:

Painting

  • A fresh coat of paint is a great way to spruce up your home’s

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Calgarians love to travel. With winter approaching, people are beginning to make travel plans to sneak away from it all as soon as it gets cold. While trips are fun to plan, there is a lot to remember to do. Here are 4 simple things to keep in mind as you make your vacation plans:

1). If you are planing to fly internationally, check your passport to make sure it is updated and has not expired/will not expire during your trip. You don’t want to be caught a week before your trip with no valid passport. To renew a passport, get professional passport photos taken (places such as London Drugs, Superstore, Walmart, etc. offer this service specifically). Print off a renewal form and fill it out at home to save time, then bring all the necessary documents to a

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Open Houses are constantly happening all over the city. There are so many ways you can find an open house to visit: you can ask your realtor to take you to them, check local ads and roadside signs for house showings, follow word of mouth recommendations, google it, etc.. In June we featured a post on finding an Open House to visit. Read up on the suggestions listed in that post by clicking the following link: How To Find An Open House.

Whenever you go to an Open House, you need to come up with a clear game plan. Start by answering this simple question:

What do I hope to get out of this?

If you want to simply explore various properties for fun, that is completely fine! Make sure that when you do this you are considerate of the people who are

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Fall has arrived! September, a month of transitions and new focus, has become a beautiful October. Let’s all just take a moment to appreciate the fact that September passed without gracing our lawns with snow. Thank you, September. You were good to us.

September was a good month for real estate. Not necessarily a great month, but nothing the market can’t handle.

After four months of relatively stable, unadjusted benchmark prices, September saw a 0.26 percent decline in benchmark prices, settling at $456,100, on average, per unit. This price decline was most strongly seen in the apartment sector where inventory levels rose higher than they typically are.

Residential sales were much lower than the five and ten year averages. Why was this? CREB®

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