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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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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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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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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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    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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    Attending an Open House is such a fun part of the buying experience. We've all seen homes and wondered what they look like on the inside. This is your chance to do just that! Open House's are the absolute best way to find out if a home is for you. Virtual tours and pictures can give you an introduction to the home, but there's nothing quite like walking the halls and experiencing it firsthand. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to get a feel for the neighbourhood. 

    At an Open House you are in the power seat. After all, the seller wants to woo you so that you submit a good offer! However, you still need to be respectful of the space and the fact that you are entering a stranger's home. There is a certain set of etiquette one should follow during an

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    The Calgary Real Estate Board has released their monthly Calgary real estate statistics summary, this time for the month of August. Here are some of the highlights from the report that are important for you to know, whether you're looking for a house, own a house, or would like to own a house one day.

    • "Total residential sales in August were relatively stable compared to last year with year-over-year gains in the detached and row sectors...With 1,573 sales in August, this is consistent with levels over the past five years. Year-to-date sales activity remains nearly 13 per cent below last year."  - CREB August Report
    • "Recent national reports have shown a bounce back to new record levels over the past several months. Calgary has seen
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    Montgomery goes upscale... Modern! Brand new 4 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 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-pce bath.High end $7000 appliance package as similar to show suite.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 & 2 hospitals only minutes away

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    Montgomery goes upscale... Modern! Brand new 4 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 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-pce bath.High end $7000 appliance package as similar to show suite.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 & 2 hospitals only minutes away &

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