Calgary Real Estate Blog

It's very common in today's real estate market for many individuals to begin their real estate journey as renters, getting a taste of having their own place, and the responsibilities that come with it. Presently in Canada over 67% of Canadians are home owners, and over 72% in Alberta.

 

Market Conditions and Trends become a deciding factor 

One of the biggest factors in determining whether or not home ownership is right for you is by first looking at the Calgary housing market and determining (with the help of your REALTOR) whether now is a good time to purchase, or if holding out could pay off. Typically once you're in home ownership, whether you buy/sell when the market is up or down, you'll be buying and selling within that

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It's that time of year! It's starting to get colder, holidays are coming up, and if you're planning on skipping town and catching some sun, or getting some new views in, here's a few tips for securing your home before you travel! 

 

Calgary Home Tips

 

1. Depending on your mailbox situation, you might want t consider holding off any subscriptions such as newspapers or magazines, in order to prevent over-stuffed mail boxes which can signal burglars that nobody is home! 

2. Whether it's the spring, summer, fall, or winter, your homes exterior may need some ongoing maintenance for longer trips. If you're going to be away for more than a few weeks, we highly recommend connecting with reputable landscaping companies to cover snow removal, grass cutting,

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Thinking about purchasing a condominium in Calgary? We just released a blog discussing 10 condominium misconceptions most buyers have! We'll today we're here to talk about two things! 

Calgary Luxury Condos

  •  Why in a down economy, with a slower housing market, are we still seeing massive amounts of condominium developments going up? Check out this video from our top agent Slav Loban! 

 

 

  • 20 Questions YOU NEED TO ASK WHEN BUYING A CONDO!

Are you considering the purchase of a Calgary condominium? It's important that you take the time to research the community, talk to residents, review the condominium documents and study other data, and work hand in hand with your Real Estate Partner REALTOR® to answer these questions! 

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Through years of experience in helping condominium buyers, we've noticed a huge trend in some major misconceptions that often come up, while we always educate our clients throughout the process, we hear many stories of buyers who simply aren't informed, and are faced with major shocks and decisions in Condominium ownership. 

 

We've compiled a list of 10+ misconceptions in owning a condominium. 

1. The Condo Board covers the large expenses and fixes (Not you the owner) 

As an owner of your unit, you are actually part of the ownership and interest in the entire building, you may not hold a role on the board (like the treasurer) however, you do retain ownership in the building. As part of your monthly condominium fees, your funds contribute

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Have you ever been on Google, searching 'Calgary Real Estate' and noticed the suggestion "Calgary Real Estate MLS" and wondered what MLS® meant? You're not alone!

MLS®? If you're not familiar with the term, you're not alone! Recently we hosted a seminar for first time home buyers in Calgary and one of the first questions asked was "What does MLS® stand for / mean, and why do I always keep hearing it" which is a great question, and a great reminder to always be mindful of your audience. When you're in any industry, acronyms and industry terms become common lingo without the thought that consumers and individuals, who are not in the industry, may be unfamiliar with those terms. 

The very short answer is that MLS® represents the term Multiple Listing

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Inglewood Real Estate

Inglewood Real Estate

Your local neighborhood Inglewood REALTORS® are here to assist with navigating the Inglewood  housing marketplace! If you're selling a property or you wish to buy a property in Inglewood, you should speak with a knowledgeable Inglewood real estate agent who knows the market, trends, and how to identify great deals, bad deals, and opportunities.

Dubbed by us a ''Hip and Historic" neighborhood. The community of Inglewood has a number of homes in Inglewood that have been lovingly renovated and updated through the years to reveal the ideal mixture of old and new. As a result, homes in Inglewood are incredibly popular amongst young professionals, those seeking a mixture of home ownership, with incredible access, amenities, and

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Thank you! We've had an incredible year of growth, goal crushing, and wanted to simply thank our amazing clients, friends, colleagues, and family, who have helped make this year so great! With Renee Huse of MMG Mortgages we've booked the Globe cinema on December 1st, 2018 from 3-5 pm for our annual December client appreciation event! 

Kick off the Holiday Season on the right foot and join your friends from Remax First, Real Estate Partners and MMG Mortgages for a private viewing of Home Alone at the historical Globe Cinema in Calgary.This is a free, family event and all guests will be treated to popcorn and drinks while we enjoy the show! Grab your free tickets now to reserve your spot!

To sign up for this event, just click here 'Free Calgary Real

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Remax Fist Calgary

It is with great pleasure and excitement that the Real Estate Partners with Re/Max First announce the brokerages latest partnership with Kingston Lane!

Re/Max First, which is located conveniently at #115 8820 Blackfoot Trail SE in Calgary is the first Re/Max brokerage to be launched in Canada, in 1975, since then the brokerage has evolved and continued to set the standard for Re/Max across Canada, with the brokerage winning the prestigious brokers of the year award in 2017. Re/max First holds an annual mandatory meeting every year for agents to bring them up to speed with compliance on FINTRAC (financial tracking forms) as well as Co-Broker Owner Cliff Steven gave a glimpse of new offerings and what was to come in the meeting saying:

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Welcome home! This 2 story Townhouse located in the heart of Newport Landing is move in ready! With Natural light throughout, the large main living room with fire place, open concept kitchen and breakfast bar is perfect for entertaining family and friends!(New carpet coming soon!) Upstairs you'l find the massive master bedroom (17x13) with Walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom, as well a second bedroom (13x12). The wide open large basement is untouched and ready to be developed! Attached garage with additional parking on pad and private back deck With all ameneties just a minutes walk away like Vivo rec centre, public library, 2 hockey rinks, schools, parks/pathways, public transit. Dont miss this opportunity! Call for your private viewing today!

 

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Located in a quiet cul-de-sac, this well-maintained house features over 2,600 sq. ft. of developed living space and a walk-out basement. Upon entering this home you will be greeted with a spacious foyer and den/office. Hardwood floors extend from the front door and into the well laid out kitchen which features stainless steel appliances and a two-tiered island. Upstairs you will find three good sized bedrooms and an open office nook. The master bedroom receives plenty of light and features a 4 piece en-suite as well as a spacious walk-in closet. The basement has an extra bedroom, a full bath and a large, bright living space perfect for family gatherings. The exterior of the home boasts a main floor deck and plenty of backyard space for your recreation

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