Calgary Real Estate Blog

#StayHome: How to Create Functional Spaces in Your Home
During the Coronavirus Outbreak

  Couple Working from home

Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us are spending a lot more time at home. We’re all being called upon to avoid public spaces and practice social distancing to help slow the spread of this infectious disease. While it can be understandably challenging, there are ways you can modify your home and your lifestyle to make the best of this difficult situation.

 Here are a few tips for creating comfortable and functional spaces within your home for work, school, and fitness. We also share some of our favorite ways to stay connected as a community, because we’re all in this together … and no one should face these trying times alone.

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New Listing In Huntington Hills

416 Huntbourne Hill NE

 

 416 Huntbourne Hill NE

 

Huntington Hills is pretty much considered Inner-City when you consider a 10-minute drive to downtown or a bit of a longer ride on the direct access #3 bus. Close to all amenities and excellent accessibility to all major roadways. Please view all photos to fully appreciate this fine home. This home is occupied by the original owners and they have kept up to date with all the modern updates. Pride of ownership inside and out and allergy-friendly with no carpet anywhere. The upgrades in the home are extensive and include beautiful laminate flooring throughout the main floor and down, beautiful kitchen renovations, stone countertops in the kitchen and baths, double sinks in the

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Cedarglen Homes Showhome For Sale

 


22 Seton Manor SE Calgary Kitchen

 

Cedarglen Homes showhome for sale.  Cedarglen is one of Calgary's top builders.  Cedarglen Homes has helped thousands of Calgarians build their dream home over the past 38 years.  Find out what makes them so special and why you should buy a Cedarglen Home.  Cedarglen Homes has been awarded the Builder of Choice award for 2017, 2018 and 2019.

WALK TO EVERYTHING! One of the most comprehensive mixed-use developments in North America, Seton’s plan includes over two-and-a-half-million sq.ft. of office and retail space, a 16-acre Seton Central Park, public library, schools, 1,300 multi-family residences, an active main street, Calgary’s new South Health Campus as well as the regional recreation centre

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Everything You Need to Know About iBuyers
and the “Instant Cash Offer”

Couple looking at computer for a home

 

Technology is changing the way we do almost everything, and real estate transactions are no exception. In fact, a new crop of tech companies wants to revolutionize the way we buy and sell homes.

iBuyer startups like Opendoor, Offerpad, and Properly are rapidly expanding into new territories, and now established players, like Zillow, are starting to get in on the action. Also known as Direct Buyers, these companies use computer algorithms to provide sellers with a quick cash offer to buy their home.

While the actual market share of iBuyers remains small, their big advertising budgets have helped create a noticeable buzz in the industry. This has left many of our

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Serious About Selling? 5 Steps to Make Your Home the Best on the Block

Selling Your Home in Calgary Tips

We all want to be good neighbours. But when it comes to selling your home, it’s not just about “keeping up with the Joneses.” It’s about outshining them at every opportunity!

If you’re looking to sell your home fast and for the most money possible, you’ll need a strategy to set it apart from all the other listings competing for buyers in your area. That’s why we’ve outlined our proven, five-step plan for serious sellers.

 Use these five tactics to help your listing get noticed, win over buyers, and net a higher sales price than your neighbors!

 STEP 1: Stage Your Home to Show Its Full Potential

 The average seller will do the minimum to prepare their home for the

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Top 6 Home Organization Upgrades that “Spark Joy” for Buyers

May 2019 Blog Post on Organizing a home

Thanks to Marie Kondo and her hit Netflix series “Tidying Up,” home organization is a hot topic right now. Marie encourages her viewers to minimize their possessions and keep only those items that “spark joy.”

With spring in full bloom, now is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning and add organizational systems to your own home. Not only will you clear out clutter, but your efforts can also actually increase the value of your home.

Ready to give it a try? Here are six home organization ideas that will “spark joy” for you and your property value.
 

Boost Bathroom Storage Capacity

When was the last time you cleaned out your bathroom cupboards? If it’s been awhile, remove

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Your Home didn't sell now what

 

“The first thing to do is take a step back and analyze the situation”

You put your home up for sale and it simply didn’t sell. Undoubtedly, this has created a lot of stress, inconvenience and anxiety for you and your family. Perhaps you already bought another home. Maybe you needed this home sold because of a job change. Regardless of the reason, it’s certainly a burden!

What Should You Do?

The first thing to do is to take a step back and analyze the situation. Try to assess what factors led to your home not selling. Below are the top four reasons why homes tend to languish on the market:

1.    Was The Property Overpriced?

Overpricing your property is usually the number one reason it did not sell. Assuming your neighbourhood or

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April 2019 Blog Post First Time Home Buyers

Top 10 Myths That Trip Up First-Time Home Buyers

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably received your share of advice from family and friends. Add to that the constant stream of TV shows, news segments, and social media posts that over-simplify the home buying process for easy entertainment.

 With so much information to sift through, it can be tough to distinguish fact from fiction. That’s why we’re revealing the truth behind some of the most common home buyer myths and misconceptions.

 Buying a home is a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be a scary one. If you arm yourself with knowledge and a qualified team of support professionals, you’ll be well equipped to make the right choices for your family and financial

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105 Cranbrook Cres SE Calgary Alberta Front Exterior

 

Riverstone of Cranston offers an easy retreat into nature, bordering Fish Creek Park/Bow River Valley. This huge pie shape lot (786 sq. m) backs to the escarpment where you'll see regular wildlife sightings including deer, moose, and the bald eagles. To the south, it's a short hike to the Bow River. The Cranston Club has lots of indoor/outdoor activities and serves as a hub for community involvement. This Cedarglen Manning model has over 2450sq. ft. of quality living. Please view all photos as there's too much to mention. Open design with main floor flex. Stone countertops throughout. Large family room w/stone FP. Huge eating area opens to a deck with a gigantic backyard. Centralized upstairs bonus room. Spacious 2nd and 3rd, one has another full

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Just Listed in Bragg Creek

308 Wild Rose Close Bragg Creek Front Exterior

WILD ROSE ESTATES! Incredible value! This could be the ‘perfect’ family home you’ve been waiting for! Curb appeal +++! Classy and contemporary renos! New roof. New deck. Walls of windows + skylight bring in tons of natural light! Beautiful views from every room! 2.05-acre corner location close to lakes and amenities! The treed lot gets sunshine year-round. Home hosts 5 bedrooms, 3 full + 3 half-baths. Covered porch entry to Foyer. Spacious Formal Dining/Flex Room/Office off Foyer. Cozy Living Room w/exit to back deck. You’ll love the generous Country Kitchen w/ SS appliances, Gas stovetop, immense granite island w/breakfast bar and huge nook. Lots of shaker style cabinets. Access to expansive wrap-around back deck.

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