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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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New Listing in Garrison Woods Calgary

147 Amiens Cres. SW Calgary Front Exterior

Excellent location on a quiet street and minutes to downtown. Walking distance to River Park and Marda Loop. Pride of ownership shows inside and out and there are lots of renovations including the kitchen and both upstairs ensuite baths. Tile in the front entrance and kitchen with hardwood throughout the rest of the main. The flex room on the main floor has a closet and can be used for another bedroom or den. A large living room opens to the deck and backyard with new vinyl fencing. Stone countertops in the kitchen and baths. There is a full bath on the main and the 2 upstairs bedrooms each have their own full ensuite baths. The basement is partially developed and has a newer furnace and double utility sinks.

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New Listing in Belmont

 61 Belmont TC SE Calgary Alberta Front Extrior

The Carbon model by Cedarglen Homes is perfect for entertaining and everyday family living with an open design that will accommodate large groups. Laminate flooring throughout the main with tile in the upstairs laundry and baths. Stone countertops in the kitchen and baths. This unique open design offers excellent entertainment opportunities for large groups and at the same time great everyday family living. Another incredible feature of this home is a 4th bedroom/den on the main floor that's adjacent to another full bath, perfect for elderly parents. The spacious eating area opens to a south deck. Lots of counter space with a huge island and extended snack ledge with seating for 4. Corner pantry. Large upstairs bonus room.

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How to Price your home for sale in Calgary

"... Your home is your castle--even when it's for sale..."

There are many reasons why it is important to price a home correctly in Calgary and also to market it properly.

Let's say your terms are competitive and your timing's clearly set. Now, what about your asking price? Without question, the price is your most important sales tool. The period of the best opportunity for selling a home in Calgary at a reasonable price is the first four weeks after it is put on the market. Buyers who have seen most available listings are waiting for just the right house to come on the market. If your house is priced right from the beginning, you are in the best position to attract the maximum number of buyers able to pay the price your home is worth - and

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Jan 2019 Blog post

What’s Ahead for Real Estate in 2019?

As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?”

 The Canadian real estate market experienced a cooldown in 2018 following years of rapid growth in some provinces.  Calgary and Alberta have been feeling the cool down for a few years now with major job losses.  Another factor affecting the market is the numerous interest rate hikes as well as the stress test. To help guide you through this shifting landscape, we’ve summarized some of the expert predictions and key factors expected to shape the housing market in 2019 and beyond.

SALES LEVELS WILL STABILIZE

 A combination of rising interest rates, provincial policy changes, and a newly-implemented “stress

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