November 2018

Found 8 blog entries for November 2018.

With flurries cooling off the last of our autumn days here in Calgary, people are preparing to settle into autumn and get cozy. With this feeling comes the desire to nest--to make your home feel more like home in preparation for a new season. Whether you are new to your home or not, here are some things you can do to help you feel more settled following a transition in the seasons. 

  • Finish unpacking. Everyone has at least one box in their home that they have neglected since moving. Friends, now is the time to unpack it once and for all. Finish moving into your home by unpacking any boxes you have. It will help you feel organized and in control. While you're at it, go through that one drawer you throw everything in and find a proper place for its
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A great way to make money out of an investment property or a recreational property is to rent it out. The rental market is big in Calgary, because many people seek temporary residence here before buying. Calgary also has a massive student population, many of which need spaces to rent for the school year and summertime. This means that if you have a nice property, you can easily make money that will help you repay what you spent on the space.

Secondary suites will add tremendous value to your property should you sell one day, and are a fantastic way to help pay off your mortgage faster. There are many rules and regulations you need to be aware of if you want to rent out a legal suite, so make sure you do some research!

It is easy enough to find

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Explore our website! We have added some helpful features to make your search better. Here are some highlights:

Refine Search: On the search page there is a “Refine Search” option that allows you to select specific property details, such as amenities, number of bathrooms, property type and area. You can save and title your refined search to easily apply it to future searches. Every time you select one of your saved searches, your pre-selected search criteria will be applied to the listings.

Save Your Favorites: Did you know that you can save your favorite properties for quick viewing later? If you select the heart button when you're looking at a property, that property will be added to your Favorites folder. You can reach this folder by clicking

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When preparing to buy a home, most people can not make the purchase outright in cash. It is totally normally and acceptable to see a mortgage. As you go through the process of getting pre-approved for a mortgage so that you know what your home budget is, the bank is going to do something very important: a credit check. If you're thinking about buying a home but know your credit score won't be good enough, here are some ways you can improve it:

  • Monitor your monthly payments closely! Make sure you are always paying your bills on time, that you are meeting your minimum payments and that you don't skip paying a bill even if it's in dispute. There are helpful apps out there, such as Mint, that can help you keep track of payment deadlines, goals,
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Remembrance Day is this weekend on November 11th. In honor of this significant day in Canadian history, here is the history behind the poppy: 

In 1915 Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a Canadian soldier, wrote the poem "In Flanders Fields." He did so on the battlefront of Ypres, Belgium during the first world war after seeing his dear friend, Alexis Helmer, killed by a German bomb. The poem was a reflection on war, loss, perseverance and the poppies that grew atop the graves of the fallen. Many soldiers recalled the hope these blossoming poppies gave them, that even after death something beautiful could grow. 

In 1918 Moina Michael, inspired my McCrae's poem, vowed to always wear a red poppy in remembrance of those who served in the war. During a

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The October Calgary Real Estate Statistics Summary is officially available!

Here are some key points from this months statistics report:

  • Inventory levels in Calgary are up, sales in Calgary are down. This continues to put downward pressure on prices.
  • Citywide benchmark prices for October totaled $426,300, which is the fifth consecutive month there prices have been in decline.
  • Benchmark prices now sit at 2.9 per cent below year-over-year averages.
  • In October there were 7,345 properties on the market.
  • In October there were 1,322 sales across the City of Calgary.
  • Months of supply is now 5.6, well above levels typical of this time of the year. 
  • Lower price ranges are seen sales improvement
  • High end price ranges have had
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This home is going to sell fast, so act now! The price has even been adjusted by $20,000 to sell!

This property is in a fantastic location, sitting on almost 1/3 acre of a beautifully manicured, 300 foot deep, towering treed, south lot! This incredibly private location backs onto heavily treed environmental escarpment reserve forest right in your back yard.

Numerous recent upgrades include a brand new 2017 large mechanics dream 24x22 foot double garage with 15 foot vaulted ceilings to accommodate a car lift! The main level features new maple kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances and original hardwood floors throughout and the living room even features a cozy wood burning stove. Additional upgrades include newer windows and a newer 4

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Happy November!

There are so many exciting events happening around the city this month. Here are just a sample to get you excited for the month ahead:

November 1 All Saint's Day
November 1 Central Library Grand Opening Celebration
November 1 - 10 Brave Girl
November 7 Hindu Diwali Day
November 8 The Loft Speaker Series: Olympic Bid
November 8 Chef To Be
November 8 Telus Spark Adults Only Night: Urban Survival
November 8 - 10 Norm Macdonald
November 10 Diwali Dhamaaka
November 10 Montgomery Community Jelly Bean Dance
November 11 Remembrance Day
November 13 City of Calgary Olympic Bid Public Vote
November 13 - 18 Marda Loop Justice FIlm Festival
November 15 Centre For Suicide Prevention Fundraiser
November 16 Studio Bell After Hours: TONTO Edition
November 22

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