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What is a ‘micro loft’?

A new report released by Genworth Canada, is reporting that increasing numbers of first-time homebuyers are choosing to buy micro lofts, a growing trend. And it’s not just for affordability, it turns out this is a desired home choice for many. If you’ve been hearing the term ‘micro loft’ lately, it’s for good reason. With […]

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The Community of Mahogany is Leading Calgary in Growth

Mahogany is a lakeside community in Calgary’s southeast, that for the second year in a row, is leading the city of Calgary in single-family building permits for the first quarter. According to the City of Calgary’s planning and development department, Mahogany finished off the first quarter of 2016 with 100 applications, more than double the […]

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Luxury home sales are up 20% in Calgary

The luxury home market in Calgary has rebounded after last year’s dip in sales numbers, with home sales over $1-million up over 20 per cent from last year. Home sales in the city valued at more than $1 million totalled 118 over the first three months of the year – up more than 20 per […]

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Tips for Passing a Home Inspection

According to industry experts, there are at least 33 physical problems that will come under scrutiny during a home inspection. We’ve identified the 11 most common of these and, if not identified and dealt with, any of these 11 items could cost you dearly in terms of repair. In most cases, you can make a […]

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What do you do when your home didn’t sell?

If your home has just come off the market and hasn’t sold, don’t be discouraged. The reason it didn’t sell may have nothing to do with your home or the market. In reality, your home may have been one of the more desirable properties for sale. If your listing has expired and you still want […]

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Budget 2016 & Real Estate

The Federal Budget was announced this week, and you’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about the numbers, changes and promises that came out of that. Many parts of the budget pertain specifically to real estate and housing, and if you want the rundown, here it is: Investing in date on foreign homebuyers: the government pledged […]

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The Top 10 Calgary Communities to Invest In This Year

This week, Money Sense released their “Where to Buy Now” list for 2016; Calgary ranked number 17 nationwide for investment opportunity. The list also included a ranking of Calgary’s neighbourhoods, in terms of which ones pose the greatest opportunity for return on investment, if you buy this year. There are plenty of qualified buyers, though […]

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Listing your home this Spring? Focus on curb appeal

Spring is when things generally heat up in the real estate market in Calgary, and the warmer weather allows homeowners to focus on improving curb appeal of their home as well. If you’re planning ahead for a spring listing (the season hits in a few weeks), curb appeal can be a great ally. When you’re […]

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Selling your home? REALTORS® give you an edge in this market

Calgary’s real estate market is currently favouring buyers, which doesn’t mean you can’t sell your home or that you shouldn’t, it simply means you need to be strategic about your listing and pricing your home correctly is incredibly important. There are a number of reasons why using a real estate professional are beneficial during the […]

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How much do you know about condo reserve funds?

The Condominium Property Act in Alberta, requires that condo boards establish and maintain a reserve fund, to provide capital for major repairs and replacement of common property owned by the corporation. As buildings age, they need to be repaired: roof, parking lots, landscaping, etc. Condo owners must pay for the repair or replacement of common […]

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