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The year of 2020 has been unprecedented, to say the least. This has had incredible impact on the Calgary, Alberta real estate market. Back in April we saw a near standstill in the market as the entire world shut down. Many feared this would have long-lasting impacts on our already struggling economy and real estate market. Despite the naysayers, the Calgary real estate market has outperformed expectations and risen from the ashes. There is still a long way to go, but trends are looking positive and worth holding hope in.

Each month the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB®) releases a summary at the top of the month of what happened in the market the previous month. Here are some of the highlights from their latest report on October 2020, which you can…

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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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Virtual 3d tour is available for online viewing . Are you looking for "Not Your Typical Cookie Cutter" infill? We have the perfect solution...builder/owner is proud to present this very unique architecturally designed semi-detached infill on a massive corner lot!

This unique fully developed 5 bedrm family home offers a sunny southwest open concept main floor with 10ft ceilings, large kitchen c/w pantry & breakfast bar, quartz counters thru-out, cozy gas fireplace in living rm & separate dining area. Upstairs features 9ft ceilings, large master bedrm with 5-pce ensuite c/w jet-tub, 2 additional bedrms, 4-pce bath & convenient laundry room. Lower area offers 2 bedrms, 3-pce walk-in shower & rec room. Bonus Double Attached Garage! Located in the heart…

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Happy Halloween!

A spooky weekend is ahead with plenty of notable events. First, Halloween is on a Saturday! This means you can stay up late without worrying about waking up early for work or school the next day. Second, Saturday night there will be a full moon! Full moon's are always spooky, but with this one falling on Halloween, it's sure to add some extra moodiness to the atmosphere. Third, we say goodbye to daylight savings this weekend! That's right, Saturday at midnight the clock falls back an hour, giving you a full extra hour of Halloween!

Many people around the city are turning to at home events instead of big parties, careful to follow the new Alberta Health Services guidelines of limiting gatherings to 15 people again. Some families…

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Just reduced & 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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Welcome to the world of investment properties!

An investment property can be a property you use yourself (such as a vacation home), a property you lease to others (such as renters or a business), or a property that you fix up and flip for an immediate return. Whatever you plan on using your investment property for, consider the following:

  • Purchasing an investment property is a major decision, so don't rush it! Take the time to think critically about if an investment property is right for you, what kind of investment property is right for you, and, when you find a property, if it is the best investment property for you. There is absolutely no need to rush! Take your time so that you can be 100% (or at least 99%) confident in your end decision.…
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***Attention all investors and builders*** Reduced $50,000 to sell!! High on the hilltop is one of the few remaining developing R-C2 lots available in the most amazing inner-city NW locations, in upper Montgomery. This magnificent south walk-out lot offers breathe taking river valley escarpment views and amazing mountain views as well!

 

Across from a playground and community garden, and only steps to the Market Mall, a short to the U of C and the Children's Hospital, a short commute to downtown and easy access west to the mountains!.. This character home features the original hardwood flooring, patio doors from the kitchen to the south exposed deck, offering magnificent south valley escapement views! The walkout basement has a 2 bedroom…

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During this very difficult year, Calgary came together. We always knew you would, Calgary!

Time and time again, Calgarians show up for each other and help the most vulnerable, extending a helping hand and lifting up spirits. While traditional methods of volunteering may not be as easy accessible these days because of COVID-19, there are lots of ways you can support your city, community and closest neighbors. It's going to be a snowy weekend; time some time to spread some sunshine.

Here are some ways to give back to your neighbors:

  • Be a snow angel! Like we mentioned, the show is falling heavy all across the city this weekend. It is a legal requirement to keep the sidewalk outside of your home cleared, so while you're shoveling, keep going…
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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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