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From incorrect financing to lack of preparation, there are countless mistakes that a Calgary seller can make when putting their house on the market. This report covers some of the most common mistakes made by sellers during the property selling process, ensuring that you avoid these pitfalls.

It seems like a simple prospect – just put your house on the market, show it to a few buyers, and make the sale – but as many sellers find out, selling a home can be a difficult, expensive and long process. By knowing some valuable information about the real estate industry, as well as some tips and tricks about selling your property, you’ll be able to effectively tackle today’s real estate market. This report will tell you how you can:

  • Avoid making
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If you ask anyone who has ever tried to sell their home themselves, they’ll tell you that from the moment the “For Sale by Owner” sign goes up, the phone begins to ring. Unfortunately, many of those calls will not be from prospective buyers, but rather from real estate agents looking to obtain your listing.

Obviously, the idea of not having to pay a commission to a real estate agent is attractive to any home seller. But because of all the issues involved in the process, selling a home on one’s own can be as challenging as many home sellers will attest to. The key is to be properly prepared. If you are not, your home could remain on the market longer than you expect because you are not attracting and getting offers from qualified buyers. This can be

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#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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“… an 80% recovery at resale is still a 20% loss…”

Whether you’re considering remodelling worn-out surroundings, enlarging your home for a growing family or rebelling against yesterday’s standards, you have important investment choices to make. You’ll want to choose home improvements that not only pay off in the recovery of the money you spend but also help you get a better price for your home when and if you sell it. Keep in mind that, considering today’s market, it may be a smarter move to sell and buy again rather than endure a major construction project. After all, even an 80% recovery at resale is still a 20% loss. 

Your Reasons for Home Improvement

The first piece of advice is never, ever try and renovate a part of your home, simply for

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What Buyers Are Looking For

When you put your home up for sale you place it directly under the scrutiny of buyers. Superficial changes, such as new paint and resurfaced floors can do a lot to enhance your home’s appeal, but when it comes to an offer, most serious buyers will seek the assistance of a professional home inspector to ensure that the house is sound beneath the surface. For more information read this article on Home Inspection.

During most home inspections there are over forty problem areas that will be examined for correct function and condition. It is important that you are aware of what areas buyers will examine, and what you can do to ensure that these are in proper working order. In most cases, you’ll be able to conduct a

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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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