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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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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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