October 2020

Found 9 blog entries for October 2020.

There are many factors that help sell your Calgary, Alberta home: the real estate professional you partner with, the location, open houses, word of mouth, a competitive listing price, and the right timing. One of the largest factors is, quite simply, your listing photos.

Most buyers search online listings extensively before narrowing down which homes they actually want to see in person, especially during COVID-19 times. Your listing photos show the world exactly what your home has to offer. It is an inside glimpse into the space and layout.

It is your real estate professional's job to provide your listing with photos. Some real estate agents take them themselves, and others will hire out the work to a photography company. Here at Team Ken

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This week we saw the autumn dew turn to frost in an altogether expected, but disappointing, turn of weather. Besides, what is a month in Calgary without snow? A miracle. They may have predicted we would have a snow free October, but here in Alberta we know better than to trust a long-term forecast.

With the fresh snow coming our way this weekend, it is time to winterize! Ideally you would already have this done, but sometimes life gets the upper hand. If you're scrambling now to winterize your property while it is currently wintering, here are some tips of things to check in on so you can stay toasty warm all winter long:

  • If you have any leaks, cracks, or holes in your home, now is the time to fix them! What is merely annoying during the
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For most people, there first home is a rental property.

A rental property is a great way to learn how to live on your own without the responsibility of property taxes or major repairs. It is ideal for people unsure of where they want to settle by allowing you to test out a community, and for people whose lives may require they move frequently. Rental properties are also a way for people to get into housing if they don't have the financial means to qualify for a mortgage and buy a home. 

Rental properties also come with some downsides. It can be hard to fully feel 'at home' when you are living under someone else's roof, potentially with other individuals. You also do not have the creative freedom to paint, complete renovations, or put nails in the

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Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

This thanksgiving feels like it hits a little different as many of us feel distinctly ungrateful for the chaos of 2020 and look forward to the year finally being over. However, it's impossible to fast-forward through three whole months. 2020, for all of its surprises, pain and beauty, has become a year of reflection as we dismantle the way of living we were used to and build something new. There's always so much to be thankful for, whether it be something big like welcoming a someone new into the family, or small like how crunchy the leaves are this October. So on this thanksgiving, we encourage everyone to reflect on their year with grace and hope.

This thanksgiving we want to share with you one of our favorite new

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The Calgary Real Estate Board has released their statistics summary giving you the low down on what happened in the real estate market last month in September 2020. If that sounds like a boring read, here is one very important reason why you should care: the people who are most successful in real estate are those that are informed. The information that the Calgary Real Estate Board provides is packed full of details you do not want to miss. Next to your real estate agent, it is the best place to go to learn about the market so you can strategize how to get the most out of buying, selling or investing.

Here are some of the highlights from the September 2020 summary to give you important insight into what October 2020 and beyond could look like: 

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    Welcome to an original owners home in the coveted NW area of Scenic Acres. This was a popular floor plan featuring over 1800sqft, three bedrooms and a main floor den.

     

     

    The informal kitchen and family room combination offers a relaxed atmosphere for sitting by the cozy main floor family room gas fireplace. The large comer lot will legally accommodate RV parking, also features a large double attached garage. The mechanical was updated this year including a new f/a furnace, and a h/w tank in 2019. The house was lovingly preserved but, it does require some cosmetic TLC updating but well worth the sweat equity at this price level! This sale is subject to final grant of probate and should be finished by mid-October. Priced to sell!

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    Hello, October! While events are slow to pick back up in full swing, a select few are following through while adhering to Alberta Health's strict guidelines. Here are some of the events happening around the city this month:
    • October 4: Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF)
    • October 9: RBC Live at the King Eddy
    • October 10: The Devil's Drive-In Halloween Experience
    • October 10: Hotel Balcony Concert Series: Sandman – The Only Sanctioned Metallica Tribute
    • October 7: Play The Parks: Calgary
    • October 12: Thanksgiving Day
    • October 21: BCA Annual General Meeting
    • October 24 - 25: Halloween Haunted House 
    • October 31: Halloween
    Looking for other things to do this month? Check out The Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park, Telus…
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    Welcome to an immaculate, one owner, pride of ownership (better than new), fully developed walk-out infill home on a quiet inner-city area of Montgomery!! Outstanding finishes are highlighted throughout his approx. 2500sft of total developed total of 4 bedrooms, 3 and a half bathroom home.

     

    The very bright and wide-open design offers a sun-drenched floor plan leading to a huge sunny south large deck and patio areas!! The very private south rear yard is enhanced by low maintenance(no grass) patio area!! The upper level offers two huge skylights, 3 large bedrooms, and access to a Jack and Jill bathroom, plus a luxurious 5-piece en-suite and a good-sized walk-in closet. The fully developed walk-out lower level features a 4th bedroom, a 4-pce

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    Montgomery goes upscale... Modern! Brand new 4(only 3 remaining) townhomes for sale attracting a fast paced carefree urban lifestyle! Approximately 1700sqft of upscale total living space.

     

    Amazing amount of large windows flood sunlight into all rooms of this four-unit Chic and Modern trending townhouse units. Total of three bedrooms,3 & a half bathrooms(2 ensuites), cozy gas fireplace in living room, quartz counters thru-out, lower recreation/media room, 3rd bdrm & 4-piece bath. High end $7000 appliance package now installed. All window treatments are included in this turn-key development. All units have patio/deck areas!! Trending NW inner-city area close to shopping, local high-end restaurants, only a short commute to downtown, U of C &

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