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Calgary Real Estate Concierge Blog

By Linda James

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Saturday, November 11, 2017 - New Listing - C4144680

Just added this listing:"Open House Sat 2 pm to 4 pm.Welcome to this GORGEOUS TOTALLY RENOVATED bungalow in the sought after neighborhood of Brentwood. Professionally redone from top to bottom.This home features over 2000 Sq.ft living space w/ 2 furnaces,central air conditioning,2 hot water tanks,2 electrical panels and 50% new windows, which is set up for a legal suite in the future.Main flr plan features an open concept w/ valued ceilings.Stunning Kitchen w/ white kitchen cabinetry w/ tons of ... Full Article...
posted in Listings at Sat, 11 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0700

Friday, November 10, 2017 - New Listing - C4145654

Just added this listing:"Unit 143 West69th - Enjoy contemporary condo living in the popular West69th complex across from the Westside Rec Centre, new LRT & only 15 mins to downtown. This larger corner unit hosts an upscale modern design including a Sleek maple kitchen with stainless steel appliances, built-in wine rack & raised eating bar, spacious living room with gas fireplace & a French door to the private outdoor deck , open dining area & 2 bright bedrooms - including the master bedroom ... Full Article...
posted in Listings at Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:00:00 -0700

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - New Listing - C4142127

Just added this listing:"Total Reduction of $54,000 BEST VALUE HOME IN THIS AREA.PRIME LOCATION.Walking distance to North Hill Mall, LRT station, Sait and U of C, close to 16th ave and Crowchild Trail.This perfect cozy character bungalow home features many upgrades over the years offering someone a lifestyle of a small & quaint home but yet very functional and modern living.New front porch, 95% of newer windows done 2013 on upper level,2016 in the basement,roof done 2012,updated both bathrooms ... Full Article...
posted in Listings at Sun, 15 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - New Listing - C4141496

Just added this listing:"COUNTRY LIVING at it's best in Aspen Creek community.This 2 Storey home shows pride of ownership throughout.The perfect home for you to raise your kids in the country. Freshly painted and NEW laminate flooring,main floor features open concept with living room, dining area, kitchen with Maple cabinetry and eating bar, with large pantry.Spacious Master bedroom with 4 piece bath and large walk in closet ,with 2 other good size bedrooms for the kids,"BONUS" upper laundry ... Full Article...
posted in Listings at Thu, 12 Oct 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Saturday, August 26, 2017 - New Listing - C4134974

Just added this listing:"50x120 FT. LOT right in the heart of Capital Hill with high density redevelopment options. City of Calgary's Future redevelopment plan. 3lots west of 14 street allows for M-C2 ZONING with building opportunity up to 16 METER HIGH OR BUILD 3-unit rowhouse R-CG ZONING, Great property to hold in the one best rental area, 2 bedrooms suite up and 1 down illegal, shared laundry. Excellent location great access to Sait, U of C, Foothills Hospital, Childrens Hospital, North HILL ... Full Article...
posted in Listings at Sat, 26 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0600

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - Pet Furniture

posted in General at Wed, 16 Nov 2016 07:42:29 -0700

Monday, October 31, 2016 - Home Maintenance Checklist For Winter

Fall is the perfect time to start winter proofing your home so you can enjoy the cold weather with zero worries. Whether you choose to have a professional handle them or do it yourself, here?s a checklist of things you need to go over your house before winter. Attic Insulation ?12-15 inches? minimum of even insulation is needed to keep heat in the house and money in your pocket. Have your R-value checked by a professional if needed.Furnace Cleaning ? A dirty furnace is less efficient so have ... Full Article...

posted in General at Mon, 31 Oct 2016 03:59:20 -0600

Monday, October 3, 2016 - Photo Gallery Feature

posted in General at Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:28:03 -0600

Monday, September 12, 2016 - Calgary Market Update

posted in General at Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:25:22 -0600

Friday, August 12, 2016 - Calgary Real Estate Market Update

posted in General at Fri, 12 Aug 2016 04:02:35 -0600

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - YYC Mid-Year Market Review

posted in General at Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:30:16 -0600

Monday, June 27, 2016 - Unique Roofing Ideas

posted in General at Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:05:50 -0600

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - Father's Day

Father?s Day gifts that are for the home can be a constant reminder of your love for dad! Here are some ideas for this year:   Storage ­ After the spring cleaning is done, you need a way to keep everything organized for the rest of the year. This can be especially helpful in the garage or the basement where a ton of seasonal items and tools tend to reside.   BBQ supplies ­ whether it?s a grill or patio furniture to enjoy the meal, or tongs and an apron to keep his clothes intact, if your dad ... Full Article...

posted in General at Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:25:55 -0600

Thursday, June 9, 2016 - Calgary Market Update June 2016

posted in General at Thu, 09 Jun 2016 16:55:55 -0600

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - Garden Faucets Ideas

posted in General at Tue, 24 May 2016 14:13:24 -0600

Thursday, April 7, 2016 - Housing prices trend down in March

Unemployment impacting housing activity Calgary?s benchmark price totaled $442,800 in March, a 0.49 per cent decline over February and 3.51 per cent lower than levels recorded last year. ?With no improvement in the labour market, it?s no surprise that we continue to face downward pressure on housing sales activity and prices,? said CREB® chief economist Ann- Marie Lurie. ?Provincial unemployment rates are at the highest level recorded since the early ?90s.? Calgary?s unemployment rate in ...

posted in General at Thu, 07 Apr 2016 13:35:22 -0600

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - Alternative Barn Door Designs

Barn doors bring an interesting rustic touch to your home. The sliding door is a space-saving alternative to traditional doors and is perfect for your home office, laundry, or bathrooms. Here are some creative barn door designs;

posted in General at Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:15:45 -0600

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - Steps to Improve your Indoor Air Quality

Poor indoor air quality can lead to serious health problems for you and your family. Your home air quality matches the cleanliness of your house. Keeping your home clean and tidy goes a long way to improving your indoor air quality. Aside from regular dusting, washing, and cleaning, here are some tips that will help improve the air in your home: Keep Pollutants Out ? It's easier to keep your home air clean by keeping the pollutants out. Remove outdoor shoes at the door, repair air leaks, put ... Full Article...

posted in General at Tue, 22 Mar 2016 18:27:38 -0600

Sunday, March 20, 2016 - Real Estate Buyers Tools and Resources

The Canadian real estate industry is highly organized and regulated by different government bodies. There are several real estate organizations tasked to serve consumers  and regulate realtor and broker licenses. The main objective is to ensure real estate professionals are serving consumers well. A huge amount of resources are spent to create useful guides, tools, and content to educate the public about the process of buying and selling a home, but they are often overlooked. Here are some ...

posted in General at Sun, 20 Mar 2016 23:51:48 -0600

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - Events in Calgary

  - Easter Egg Hunt at Strathcona Square ? Monday, February 22  ? Sunday, March 20 - FIS Cross-Country World Cup ? Canmore ? Monday, March 7 ? Saturday, March 12 - Calgary International Auto and Truck Show ? Wednesday, March 9 ? Sunday, March 13 - 2016 Picture festival ? Wednesday, March 16 to Friday, March 18 - The Calgary Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show ? Saturday, March 19 ? Sunday, March 20 - Spring Craft Sale & Easter Eggstravaganza ? Saturday, March 26 - Children's Wish Poker ... Full Article...

posted in General at Thu, 10 Mar 2016 12:57:32 -0700

Sunday, March 6, 2016 - Housing sales slower than typical February

Monthly prices decline for fifth consecutive month Calgary, March 1, 2016 ? February sales totaled 1,127 units in Calgary, a 6.63 percent drop over last year and 37 percent lower than long ? term averages for the month.   City wide unadjusted benchmark prices totaled $445,000 in February, a 0.63 percent decline over January and 3.45 percent lower than levels recorded last year. ?Slow sales and elevated housing inventory has resulted in further price declines,? said CREB® chief economist ...

posted in General at Sun, 06 Mar 2016 00:02:11 -0700

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - Purrfect Cat Furniture for Conservative Cat Homes

Fun cat furniture your cats would adore, and it still looks stylish in your home.

posted in General at Tue, 01 Mar 2016 10:57:39 -0700

Monday, February 15, 2016 - Making Sense of your Property Tax Assessment

You should have already have received your City of Calgary 2016 Annual Assessment Notices by now. This is the assessed value of your property, which substantiates how much tax you have to pay on it. Simply speaking, the assessment places a dollar value on your home for tax reasons.It is not possible for the City of Calgary to physically appraise each house, so assessments are based on the fair market value of the property.  A number of key factors such as age, size, layout, traffic noise, ...

posted in General at Mon, 15 Feb 2016 08:54:03 -0700

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - The Housing Market Remains Unchanged in January

Sluggish sales activity and inventory gains place dipping pressure on costs Calgary, Feb. 1, 2016 ? Calgary?s housing market is starting 2016 firmly in buyers? market territory, much the same as last year ended. ?The recent slide in energy prices has raised concerns about near-term recovery prospects for the city,? said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. ?Energy market uncertainty and a soft labour market are weighing on many aspects of our economy, including the housing sector.? City ...

posted in General at Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:39:36 -0700

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - Been planning on a Home-Based Business?

Forget that long commute and the structured 9-5 work day.  Make it a thing of the past by starting up your own home-based business, where you can work at home and be your own boss.  More and more people are leaving the office setting behind for the comfort of their own home.  Two types of home occupations are allowed in Calgary. The first type is a Class 1 Home Occupation which has no effect on the surrounding neighbourhood. This type is allowed in all residential neighbourhoods. Some Class 1 ... Full Article...

posted in General at Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:10:54 -0700

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