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Found 10 blog entries for August 2021.

You did it! You sold your home, the deal has closed, and now you’re standing in your empty home preparing to say your goodbyes. It’s the end of an era, but the start of a new adventure. This is an exciting, but sometimes daunting, challenge. If you’re anxious you’re forgetting something or missing an important step of the moving process, here is a checklist for your last day in your hold home: 

1). Make sure you have everything packed and moved. Do a couple of final walkthroughs just to be sure you haven’t missing anything. Make sure to review your closing contracts closely to make sure you don’t take anything with you that was on contract to say with the home, such as a trampoline or microwave. 

2). Make sure the home is clean and ready for it’s…

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Welcome to the perfect updated starter home! Almost all of the major building components are recently redone in this three-bedroom, one and a half bath, Bi-level style semi-detached duplex!

Located on a quiet street on a massive and extra-wide 30-foot fenced lot! Several built-ins throughout the entire unit including high-end finishes, including wainscoting and chair rail accents, 6 inch high baseboards, some solid core doors, beautifully finished wood window casing and more! Two newer bathrooms, beautiful handmade oak kitchen cabinets, separate dining room, newer window throughout, huge west facing rear deck(very private), and an updated 100 amp electrical panel plus much much more!! AND here's the bonus.... a huge 24x22 heated double…
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Back to school season is right around the corner! As schools begin allowing students to trickle in, some opening their doors for the first time since March 2020, it feels like a whole new world out there. If you have students in your household, here are some tips to get you mentally prepared for back to school season as we continue to grapple with COVID-19 and talks of mask mandates, vaccinations, lockdowns, fourth waves and more…

1). Create a Health Checklist: Patch Magazine writes, “create a checklist to help you figure out if your child is up to date with their immunizations, they're getting enough rest and if they are mentally prepared for the school year. You'll want to get them back on a sleep schedule, organize their medical records and schedule…

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August is one of the busiest times of the year for rental properties. This because one major portion of renters are students preparing to go back to school in September. With so many people looking for affordable housing in Calgary, renters and landlords need to be informed. 

Renting is a great option if you are not planning permanent settlement in the location or if you cannot yet afford to purchase a home. Renting gives you the freedom to negotiate terms (such as payment, length of stay, etc.) and allows you to "shop around" until you find a location you want to stay in permanently. 

If you are planning to permanently live in the location and can afford a down payment on a house and a mortgage, we highly recommend you look into purchasing a…

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Calling all developers, builders and renovators!! Welcome to a real handyperson special!

One owner for over 40 years selling this 2 bedroom plus a den 900sqft bungalow on a huge R-C1 53x120 south rear lot on a quiet cul-de-sac location. This quiet enclave in Bowness is near the river(this area did not flood), schools, playgrounds and etc. Close to two hospitals, the U of C, a short commute to downtown and easy access west to the mountains. The location is also close to the new Sunnyside development featuring Superstore, Trinity Hills box stores and the new Farmers Market in Greenwich. Great value!

 

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There are many reasons why homeowners decide to change their windows, including: water leakage, drafty seams, too much condensation (which can cause mould to grow on the interior), lack of outdoor noise control, poor temperature regulation, etc.. While cracks or breaks on the surface of the window are obvious cause for immediate replacement, the listed reasons for changing your windows are gradual issues that you need to keep a cautious eye on.

Many people choose to hire a contractor to come replace their windows. This is certainly a wise idea for large and/or heavy windows that will require precise professional care. However, for your average window, you can easily replace it yourself so long as you exercise extreme control and care. Don’t be…

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When you purchased your home you inevitably went to see the property. What was your first impression like? Chances are the home felt welcoming, clean and well maintained. While you may have been amazed at the property owner’s cleanliness and organization, they likely spent a lot of time preparing the space so it would be ready for you. Similar to how we clean our homes before visitors arrive, homeowners do the same before an open house. After all, it is about putting your best foot forward.

A lot of things are noticeably done to make a home more appealing to potential buyers. However, there are also a number of not-so-obvious things that need to happen in order for a home to be ready to be showed off. When you are selling your home, make sure you can…

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Excellent 4 bedroom per side FULL SXS duplex rental property available on a quiet street in Marlborough!! Located across from the Marlborough Mall only steps away from the LRT station on a massive 50x175 R-C2 lot!!!

Each side can be sold separately and you can live up and the possibility to rent down and have an illegal mortgage helper down. There are 2 bedrooms, 4-pce bath upstairs, and a 2 bedroom illegal suite down on each side! This side upstairs rents at $ 1000 /month + utilities and downstairs at $700/month + utilities. Lots of parking in the front(no houses across the street) and in the rear yard. Features a newer rolled-on roofing membrane but, these units do require some cosmetic TLC. Excellent location, close to shopping, schools,…
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Excellent 4 bedroom per side FULL SXS duplex rental property available on a quiet street in Marlborough!! Located across from the Marlborough Mall only steps away from the LRT station on a massive 50x175 R-C2 lot!!!

Each side can be sold separately and you can live up and the possibility to rent down and have an illegal mortgage helper down. There are 2 bedrooms, 4-pce bath upstairs, and a 2 bedroom illegal suite down on each side! This side upstairs rents at $ 1000 /month + utilities and downstairs at $700/month + utilities. Lots of parking in the front(no houses across the street) and in the rear yard. Features a newer rolled-on roofing membrane but, these units do require some cosmetic TLC. Excellent location, close to shopping, schools,…
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It has been a busy season for Calgary Real Estate! After the hit the market took in 2020 following the outbreak of COVID-19, experts were weary of how the economy and real estate sector would recover. However, expectations have been completely blown out of the water this past spring and into the summer. While the rush is cooling off, numbers are still strong!

Here are some highlights from the Calgary Real Estate Board’s report, which you can read in full by clicking here: 

  • “July sales totaled 2,319 units, which is well above long-term averages and the best July on record. The pace of sales growth has eased over the past few months, but so too has the pace of new listings growth. This has helped prevent any further monthly gains in…

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