Congratulations! You have made the huge decision to put your property on the market. Like so many other Calgarians with homes for sale, you may be feeling the pressure of selling your home during this buyer's market. Conditions do not make selling a home easy right now, which can be frustrating as a homeowner ready for the next step.
While the amount of time a home spends on the market can be heavily influenced by the market, there are a number of reasons why your home may not be selling as quickly as it could. Typically the solution is simple, so here are some things to evaluate:
The Price || Sometimes the asking price for your home is not appropriate given the location or market conditions. If your home is priced significantly higher or lower,
***Attention all developers and builders!!*** Massive 50x124ft MC-1 corner lot that is currently approved for up-zoning to align with the city of Calgary's "main streets" to the new M-C1 zoning.
This new zoning would allow higher density and would be ideal for a row or front to back 4-plex. This quiet corner location is perfect for the small developers to capitalize on the low prices in the rapidly changing inner city location. Only a few steps to a medical centre and a short walk to trendy restaurants and cafes, easy access to transportation, one block to the river (this area did not flood and is not in the flood zone), a short commute to downtown and fast access West to the mountains. Currently, there is an older bungalow, rented at $1000/month
Location, Location, Location! Backing towards the river this fully renovated turn key end unit is truly in a special location.
The updated kitchen has custom cabinets that extend to the ceiling, granite countertops, glass tile backsplash, pot lights, updated appliances with a gas range, Meile dishwasher and wine fridge. The main living area has 12" ceilings, gas fire place and massive windows which allow the natural light to pour in as well as provide the stunning view of the Bow River, a great place for entertaining your guests. The main living area also has access to the back deck, great for enjoying the quiet evenings. The top floor has three good sized bedrooms including the master with its own private balcony, large walk-in closet and full
Owning a home in Alberta, Canada comes with many benefits; especially during Tax season.
Buying a home in Calgary, Alberta is a dream for many people. While getting to explore new types of homes and neighbourhoods as a renter is fun, actually owning a property enables you to do so much more that it's worth being more stationary. For example, you can paint however you like and put nails in the walls. You can renovate the space to meet your needs and even rent out some of it yourself. You can proudly call yourself a homeowner, and come tax season, you can claim a number of benefits and deductions.
First, for you first time home buyers, you can claim a tax credit of up to $5000.00 for the purchase of a qualifying home during the tax year. So long
Buying a home is an extremely personal investment. With so many options available on the market, homeowners get the luxury of picking whatever will be best for them.
Buying a property is not all about keeping up with the Jones's. Do not waste your valuable time and money trying to find a home just like everyone else. You need to make a long-term decision that benefits you. After all, you'll be the one living with it.
There are many factors that go into purchasing a home, such as location, job opportunity, space requirements and desired amenities. However, one of the most important factors is type of property. Different property types have different pros and cons. Carefully evaluate all your options before committing.
It's that time of the year again... the Calgary Real Estate Board has released their latest market statistics summary. This one goes over everything that happened in the Calgary real estate market during this last month of March. Did St. Patrick's day bring the Calgary real estate market some good ol' Irish Luck? Read on to find out.
If this is your first time reading these stats, here is what you need to know: ever since the last oil crash that hit Alberta's economy hard, the Calgary real estate market has been struggling to recover. As people lost their jobs, couldn't find jobs, were forced to go further in debt and drained their savings, owning a home became a distant memory or a dream, but not a reality.
If you were born sometime between the late eighties to the year 2000, you are a millennial. While many people bemoan millennial's as out of touch and entitled, statistics prove otherwise.
According to these statistics, millennials are the generation most passionate about justice. They are at the forefront of charity and non-profit work. Millennials also are not as lazy as people make them out to be: the average millennial works 3 jobs at a time to support themselves. And while millennials do spend a significant amount of time staring at their smart phones, they are also developing incredible technological advances that will benefit society as a whole.
One thing many millennials are struggling with right now is the housing market. There is so
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Calgary was established in 1875, garnering its name from the Isle of Gull in Scotland. Fun fact: loosely translated from the original Norse language, Calgary means 'cold garden.' For years people have flocked to our great city; this beautiful, cold garden; in search of something more. Calgary has always been viewed as a welcoming place for those seeking more opportunities for themselves and their families. Here at Team Ken Richter, we are proud to be Calgarians.
One of the biggest draws to this city has been the energy sector. Many jobs in the oil and gas industry are based in Calgary. If you ask any Calgarian, chances are someone in their immediate family works in the energy sector. Because of this great opportunity to find work in a booming
There is no doubt about it: Calgary is currently in a buyer's market.
What is a buyer's market? A Buyer's Market is when there are more units on the market than what are being sold; inventory is high, sales are low. This drives down prices on homes as seller's scramble to do whatever it takes for their home to stand out and sell, since during buyers markets homes end up sitting on the market for much longer than usual. Buyers simply have more options, which is great if you are planning to buy.
It may seem obvious, then, that as a buyer this is a fantastic time to enter the market. The reason why this has not been as simple as it seems is because of the new stress test put in place by the Bank of Canada to ensure all prospective buyers desiring a
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