September 2020

Found 15 blog entries for September 2020.

 

 

 

Trying to decide if the suburbs or an inner-city community is right for you? There's lots to consider. 

 

Here are some of the Pros of living in the Suburbs:

  • New homes
  • Communities planned out to serve the modern world
  • Quiet / Removed from the stress of the city
  • Typically populated by younger families

Here are some of the Cons of living in the Suburbs:

  • Cookie Cutter homes can lack uniqueness
  • Communities in development lack established amenities
  • Far from City services such as workplaces and schools
  • More isolated community feeling

Here are some of the Pros of living in the Inner-City:

  • Historic and unique homes
  • Larger property lots with bigger resale value
  • Close to all city
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It's the age old question... is now a good time to sell?

This question is constantly on the mind of homeowners on the verge of listing their home for sale. Whether you are ready to upgrade, downsize, or anything in between, for most people selling their current home is a must before they can move onto something else. After all, a house is one of the biggest financial investments you have. Both the release of those funds and the maximization of those funds are essential in making any move a move up, not a step back. 

So, is now a good time to list?

First, take a look at your home portfolio. Trying to sell a home too fast may mean that you'll experience significant loses in value. You may be able to sell your home for $200,000.00, but if you

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Welcome to a solid two bedroom, two bathroom, fully developed 860sqft starter home on a large treed lot in a quiet enclave of Bowness. Only steps to the river(the house did not flood), regional bike paths, across from Bowmont park and off-lease area!

 

The house has had some recent updating but requires a little cosmetic TLC to gain some sweat equity. The rear fence private yard offers a large double garage and RV parking. Excellent value for the first time buyer, no condo fees and affordable detached Bungalow ownership. Call today for your private viewing!!

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Outdoor living spaces are such a enviable luxury. Plain backyards can be transformed into works of art with varnished decks, ponds, twinkling lights, gardens and patio furniture. Here in Calgary we get the pleasure of having some beautiful outdoor living spaces since most homes have some variety of a backyard and the weather is nice enough to use the space to its maximum potential for about two months of the year. Unfortunately, this good weather does not last.

All of the outdoor living space elements mentioned above need to be winterized for the other eight months of the year. This is to ensure they don’t get damaged in harsh weather conditions. Here are some tips on how to properly winterize your outdoor living space before the frost comes:

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This house sale is under the care of the trustee and is sold as is where is. Solid fully developed two bedroom raised bungalow on a beautiful and huge R-C1 50x120ft lot in west Bowness.

 

A Longtime owner is still living there so please be courteous!! The house is full of personal belongings but priced accordingly and requires some cosmetic TLC. This is an excellent opportunity to gain some "sweat equity" into the future in this fantastic location. The basement has 3 bedrooms in the lower and has non-legal egress windows. A very quiet location only a few steps away from Bowness Park and the Bow River beyond. Excellent opportunity for future development!

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Attending an Open House is such a fun part of the buying experience. We've all seen homes and wondered what they look like on the inside. This is your chance to do just that! Open House's are the absolute best way to find out if a home is for you. Virtual tours and pictures can give you an introduction to the home, but there's nothing quite like walking the halls and experiencing it firsthand. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to get a feel for the neighbourhood. 

At an Open House you are in the power seat. After all, the seller wants to woo you so that you submit a good offer! However, you still need to be respectful of the space and the fact that you are entering a stranger's home. There is a certain set of etiquette one should follow during an

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Welcome to a solid two bedroom, two bathroom, fully developed 860sqft starter home on a large treed lot in a quiet enclave of Bowness.

 

Only steps to the river (house did not flood), regional bike paths, across from Bowmont park and off-lease area! The house has had some recent updating but requires a little cosmetic TLC to gain some sweat equity. The rear fence private yard offers a large double garage and RV parking. Excellent value for the first time buyer, no condo fees and affordable detached Bungalow ownership. Call today for your private viewing!!

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Keeping your home clean is always important, but these days it has gone from a want to a need. The reality is, COVID-19 is still very much present in the City of Calgary. Anytime you leave your home or interact with others you risk being exposed to this virus, which you could in turn bring into your household. At the same time, life must go on. People are returning back to work, schools are open, and it's impossible to completely bubble yourself off from the world. 

Health Essentials writes, "the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believes the 2019 novel coronavirus is spread primarily when healthy people come in close personal contact with a person who has COVID-19 who is coughing or sneezing (hence, why social distancing is so important).

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The Calgary Real Estate Board has released their monthly Calgary real estate statistics summary, this time for the month of August. Here are some of the highlights from the report that are important for you to know, whether you're looking for a house, own a house, or would like to own a house one day.

  • "Total residential sales in August were relatively stable compared to last year with year-over-year gains in the detached and row sectors...With 1,573 sales in August, this is consistent with levels over the past five years. Year-to-date sales activity remains nearly 13 per cent below last year."  - CREB August Report
  • "Recent national reports have shown a bounce back to new record levels over the past several months. Calgary has seen
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Just listed and investor alert. Wonderful, 1-1/2, 1050 sq. ft. home on a 42 ft lot with RC2 land use designation. Potential to build a new home or a continue as a revenue property.

 

This white picket fence home comes with 2 bedrooms with ceiling fans and a new bathroom with a fenced yard and a fire pit in the back. Includes a detached, single garage with a parking pad next door for 2 vehicles. In 2019, many updates were done: new bathroom, interior painting, new laminate floors, new baseboards upstairs, new gas stove, tree removal in the backyard to give more light, and inspection/cleaning of furnace and water heater. The roof was replaced 6 years ago. Great proximity to Confederation Park, SAIT, North Hill shopping, Jubilee Auditorium,

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