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Tips for a quick spring home sale

With the first day of spring, comes the unofficial launch of home buying (and home selling) season. The real estate market generally heats up during spring months, and luckily for home sellers, this season offers unique opportunities to up curb appeal and the overall appearance of your home. If you are planning to list your […]

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A portrait of first-time homebuyers

Every year, Genworth Canada surveys first-time homebuyers across the country to get a better understanding of the marketplace for those diving into real estate for the first time. The 2017 survey results were released recently, and here’s some of the key findings: 71 per cent were renters 41 per cent of buyers purchased a home […]

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Our top 10 tips for packing and moving

If you are in the process of buying a home, the packing and moving process is a big part of the transition, so you want it to go smoothly. From the first step to the last, here’s our top 10 tips for making packing and moving a breeze: Get different sized boxes: to help keep things […]

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We are not just luxury homes!

We have gained a reputation in the past several years as being experts in luxury homes, and while we are proud of our successes and great reputation in that sector of real estate, we want to set the record straight—we are not just luxury homes! In fact, we work in all areas of housing from […]

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De-bunking Myths About Fixer-Uppers

Before deciding that your next home must be a fixer-upper, you should do some homework into what to expect when purchasing these types of homes. Many prospective homebuyers tend to have a romanticized version of the entire process, and are quite shocked when confronted with the hard reality. Fixer-upper homes can often represent a good deal, […]

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CREB Forecast: Balance for Condos in 2017

CREB released their 2017 forecast report today, which outlined some general optimistic trends, including that Calgary’s apartment sector is expected to start to turn around this year. Home buyers can look forward to more balanced conditions in the condo market this year, thanks to stabilizing in the price and inventory of the sector. The attached […]

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Resolution to buy your first home this year? How to know if you’re ready

Financial goals always top the list of new year’s resolutions year after year, and that includes finally plunging into homeownership. Did you make a resolution to buy your first home this year? If you did, here’s how to know if you’re really ready: You have a consistent and stable income: which will make things easier when […]

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As renovations rise, here’s how to handle your own

According to new figures released by ATB’s Economist earlier today, renovation spending in Alberta has increased quite significantly, most likely due to the economic climate. Statistics Canada says Alberta homeowners spent $1.56 billion on major projects in the second quarter of this year, expanding or improving properties. That’s up from $1.53 billion in the first […]

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Buy or sell first? Here’s an option

The big real estate question on everyone’s mind this week is “should you buy or sell a home first?”, it’s been making headlines all over the country thanks to the stark differences in housing markets across Canada right now. CTV News was just one media outlet posing this question this week. You see, if you buy before […]

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How can you tell if that community is a good investment?

Are you in home buying mode this summer? When you purchase a home, you’re hoping it will continually go up in value — just like a good investment. However, there’s something else that you want to see go up in value as well: the neighbourhood. In fact, the neighbourhood plays a key role in what the home will be […]

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