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Found 10 blog entries for May 2020.

Quality flooring can make or break a home. Often specific kinds of flooring is on a buyer's must-have list. Here are some different kinds of flooring and the pros and cons of each, according to the experts at Homes.com:

  • Ceramic Tile: "Ceramic tiles are made of natural materials like clay, sand and water... Ceramic tiles are highly durable and you can choose from numerous designs and colors. Furthermore, they are perfect for homes with children or pets because they don’t get scratched easily... Ceramic tiles can suffer damage from exposure to sunlight and the pattern tends to fade over time. They are also slippery and children and the elderly must be careful when walking on ceramic tiles, especially with socks."
  • Hardwood: "Hardwood floors have…
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Be prepared to be wowed!! Please view the 3D tour & legal survey(RPR) in supplements.This estate legacy river property is the first time offered for sale!! Secluded very private and exclusive lot offers over a full acre 72x562ft deep lot backing onto the high water mark(no bike paths behind you) of the Bow river & Bowmont Park beyond.

The solidly built sprawling well preserved ranch style bungalow features 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, formal dining room, large great rm c/w gas fireplace and a separate family rm upstairs. The lower level is basically undeveloped featuring a massive 49ft long recreation room & sauna. Patio doors lead you to a very private patio & then down to your own secluded ravine fire pit area, its an amazing outdoor playground…

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In the summertime everything comes to life. The trees start growing their leaves, the flowers start blooming, animals come out of hibernation and people start turning off Netflix and heading outside. With the sun out longer and holiday time banked, the summer becomes the perfect time to tackle that big project, have cold drinks on the patio, spend time with the family and, for many people, move.

That's right, while the springtime is when many homes get listed for sale in Calgary, Alberta, possession often happens during the summertime. This is because with such nice weather and more holidays, it is easier for people to move out of their old homes and into their new homes. If you are one of these people, we have 3 tips to help the process go…

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As the economy is preventing more buyers from owning their own home during these unprecedented times, many are turning to rentals for a place to live. Despite facing their own challenges, landlords in Calgary, Alberta are hoping to capture this market. 

Being a landlord is a fantastic side-business to have, because it allows you to make the most out of the property (or properties) that you own. Renting out space to a tenant is an excellent way to pay off your mortgage, make extra money for other endeavors, and keep your property occupied and, hopefully, well looked after. There are downsides to being a landlord too, but here are three tips for renting out your home: 

  1. First you need to make sure that the space you want to rent is habitable.…
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Happy May Long Weekend, Everyone!

After weeks of shut downs and quarantine, the world is slowly starting to open back up again; including Calgary! While it is important to make sure that we continue to use precautions (wear face masks, keep 6 feet of distance whenever possible, continue to practice good hygiene, stay home if you're sick, etc.), it's becoming safer to navigate this brave new world. That being said, if you're going stir crazy and ready to get out and about, here are some ideas of things to do this weekend: 

  • BBQ from home with a local barbecue kit: Avenue Calgary writes, "Now that the weather is nice again, it’s time to break out your barbecue and start grilling. While you can, of course, pick up supplies from the grocery store,…
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**Attention investors** Tenants are in place and are on leases until next year!! Current rents are $900 plus 60% utilities upper and lower is $600 plus $40% utilities.

Three bedroom Bilevel 1/2 duplex plus a lower illegal one bedroom suite down. Very quite crescent location backing onto a natural hillside reserve. No condo fees and rents go right into your pocket after taxes and insurance. Close to all amenities and transportation. 3 schools are within a short walk. Two hospitals and U of C are five minutes away, a short commute to downtown and easy access west to the mountains! Priced for an immediate sale!

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Only one owner! And built by the current owner!! This is hand crafted raised bungalow is located on a massive 50x120ft R-C1 sunny corner fenced yard in a fantastic Bowness location!!

This solid family/starter home is a build to last and offers a total of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and worth updating the cosmetics. This wonderful starter home also features a full height basement encompassing a huge recreation room, two bedrooms and 3 -pce bath. The one bedroom upstairs was converted with a patio door and access to an outdoor wheelchair ramp(easily converted back). Now is the time to buy as mortgage interest rates are at an all time low and this a very affordable starter home!! Act fast on this one!

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Mother's Day is this weekend! Have you prepared something in celebration? If not, here are some ideas you can do even while in quarantine:

Prepare a Pamper Basket || Put together a basket of all of your mom's favorite things! This can be done inexpensively and can be completely customized to your mom. Spend some time thinking about her favorite things, then put them all in a basket (Michael's Craft Supply stores have gorgeous baskets). Many places are either now open or you can do curbside pickup, so shopping for a gift is still possible despite quarantine. Here are some ideas for things to include to get you started:

  • Candy
  • Candle
  • Magazine or Book
  • Bath Bomb
  • Favorite Drink 
  • Customized Mug

Take Her to Brunch || Mom's…

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The Calgary Real Estate Board has released the Calgary housing market statistics for the month of April. The biggest takeaway is that coronavirus put everything on hold, including the real estate market. Here are some highlights from the Calgary Real Estate Board’s report:

“April sales hit 573 units, a decline of 63 per cent over last year… Sales activity eased across all price ranges, but the largest declines were for homes priced above $600,000. New listings this month totaled 1,425 units, a decline of 54 per cent compared to last year. Inventories also declined, but with 5,565 units available, they remained high enough to push the months of supply above nine months.” - Calgary Real Estate Board April Report

“The decline in home sales does not…

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Normally at the beginning of each month we share fun events happening around the city for you to check out. However, these days life looks different as we continue to self isolate and social distance. 

Alberta.ca has rolled out really encouraging information regarding the reopening of the province following strict shutdowns. They write, "Alberta’s Relaunch Strategy puts safety first while gradually reopening businesses, resuming activities and getting people back to work. While we face a long road to recovery, there are signs our collective efforts are helping slow the spread of COVID-19. We must ensure the sacrifices we have already made are not wasted. To be successful, we must stay vigilant to slow the spread: follow public health measures,…

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