Real Estate Blog

Calgary was first established as a city in 1894. Although we are a relatively new compared to our European neighbors, the buildings and communities that make up this beautiful city are rich with history. If the walls around Calgary could tell stories, they would be filled with adventure and resilience.

In recent years the city of Calgary has strived to maintain places with historic significance so that people can enjoy them for years to come. Rather than tare down the old to make way for the new, YYC is preserving and protecting places of historic significance. These historic sites are beautiful, educational and are more common than you may think. Heritage park may have an incredible collection of historic buildings, but the rest of Calgary has history

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Selling your home is a massive financial and emotional move, which can create a lot of stress. In fact, when looking at the national stress index, moving is one of the top most stressful things someone will do in their lifetime. There are so many moving pieces involved with selling your property and finding your new home base. Despite this, there are ways you can successfully mitigate stress when selling your home. Here are our top tips:

  1. Partner with an experienced real estate agent, Ken Richter. With 30+ years of industry expertise helping valued clients buy, sell and invest in many different market conditions, Ken's experience will be your advantage. He can help you navigate everything that comes with selling your home, from staging it to closing
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A wonderful, low rise, penthouse in Eau Claire Estates is for sale. This 4000+ sq.ft condo with 4 bedrooms and 3-1/2 baths has dual masters with one on the main level and another on the upper level.

 

This estate penthouse comes with high-end Thermidor appliances, and 4 titled underground parking spots in a 2 tandem configuration. The Eau Claire Estate condominiums have many amenities: central air conditioning, fitness facilities with a gym, hot tub, and pool, party room, meeting room, private outdoor garden area, and 24 hr concierge/security. They're also in close proximity to the Eau Claire YMCA, Prince's Island Park, Eau Claire Market, Chinatown, Kensington, river pathways, the downtown core, curling rinks, and the new Superstore next

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It's that time of the month again! The Calgary Real Estate Board has released their monthly statistics summary going over what happened in the real estate market in Calgary, Alberta for the month of July. Sometimes people can find statistics like this boring, but here are three reasons why you should know what is happening in the Calgary real estate market:

  1.  The Calgary real estate market and the Calgary economy are directly correlated. Wondering how our economy is doing? Check out the real estate statistics.
  2.  The most successful buyer, seller or investor is the most informed one.
  3.  If you're not buying, selling, or investing anytime soon, these stats can show you how things are trending so you can strategically plan your future moves. 
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One of the best close-in NW inner-city areas to re-develop in the heart of Hillhurst. Located on a beautiful, quiet, tree-lined street on a massive mature treed, fenced, 50x134.8ft rear west facing R-C2 lot!!

Tastefully updated of approx. $250k in featured renovations in 2011 is a very spacious 2945sqft fully developed 2 1/2 story total of 5 bedroom character home including an illegal self-contained walk-out suite. Soaring 30ft open beam ceilings greet you when entering into the front living room, beautifully restored hardwood and soft wood floors,, very bright massive rear great room on the main floor & enjoy the evening west sunlight c/w a cozy wood-burning fireplace, main floor laundry, newer kitchen and granite counters. Upstairs features 3

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Exquisite, custom-built, 4 bedroom, 3-1/2 bath, side by side in Montgomery for sale.

 

Some best in class features include: granite countertops, a kitchen with a walk-in pantry, Brazilian Olive hardwood flooring, 9-foot ceilings, large master with walk-in closet and 5 pc ensuite bathroom, kids' bedrooms connected by a Jack and Jill main bathroom, in-floor heating in all baths and the basement, a multi-media system with wet bar in the basement, large, low maintenance, composite deck with hot tub in the back, an insulated detached double garage, and a landscaped front yard with a fenced back yard. All of this is located near schools, parks, shopping, and river pathways, and close to Market Mall, University of Calgary, the Children's Hospital,

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Like so many other summer holidays, this August Long Weekend looks a little different thanks to COVID-19. Not only are the usual festivities cancelled, but as of August 1st Calgary's Mandatory Masks bylaw begins.

On the City of Calgary's official website they write, "in times of need or crisis, our city comes together to support each other. We are known for our kindness. For the safety and protection of our community, the City of Calgary will [now] require the wearing of face coverings or masks in indoor public areas and public vehicles. Our primary focus is on educating Calgarians on the importance of wearing face coverings in indoor public spaces and public vehicles, rather than enforcement.Failure to wear a face covering where required can result in

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Summer is the perfect time for reorganizing and decluttering your home. We like to call this two pronged approach The Summertime Purge. Not only will this help you mentally and emotionally, because a cluttered space leads to a cluttered mind, but it will also help your home! With less clutter your home becomes less hazardous to occupants and less likely to be damaged. 

There are a lot of experts out there claiming to be the voice of wisdom when it comes to purging your home and doing so well. However, it is important to have a nuanced approach when doing so. In this blog we're going to take the practices of three home organization and decluttering experts, and show you how when joined all together they can help you navigate this process

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Campgrounds in Alberta are always full, but this year most are booked solid. If you didn't book your campsite back in May when reservations opened, chances are you are going to have an incredibly hard time finding a spot. However, that doesn't mean you can't get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Alberta has a lot of overnight sights, but also a lot of day use picnic areas that are first come, first served. Unload your camper and spend the day by the water, roasting marshmallows and enjoying some camping, even if modified. Here are some day use areas near Calgary, Alberta for you to check out:

 

  1. Canoe Meadows
  2.  Two Jack Lake
  3.  Quarry Lake
  4.  Moraine Lake
  5.  Sheep Falls
  6.  Wedge Pond
  7.  Beave Lodge
  8. Forgetmenot Pond
  9.  Elbow
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Coronavirus has completed changed the way our lives look. Words we used to only hear in disaster movies--ones such as herd immunity, social distancing, pandemic, isolation, etc.--have become a regular addition to our vernacular. Suddenly simple things like going to the grocery store or planning for school in the fall takes extra steps to thoughtfully plan through. COVID-19 has touched every aspect of our lives, including real estate.

When the world seemed to shut down back in March, real estate in Calgary, Alberta took a major hit. It was as if everyone held their collective breath, stopped in their tracks. Homes weren't selling and buyer's weren't buying. Plans to enter the real estate sector as a buyer, seller or investor were stopped short with

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