Calgary

January 18,23

Understanding Buyer Needs & Wants – for Sellers

When selling your home, it is so important to really understand current buyers – what makes them tick, what are their needs versus their wants. In a previous blog I wrote for buyers we talked about the questions buyers need to ask themselves to help…

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December 5,22

2022 on track to be a record year for sales

Residential sales in the city slowed to 1,648 units, a year-over-year decline of 22 per cent, but 12 per cent above the 10-year average. The pullback in sales over the past six months was not enough to erase gains from earlier in the year as…

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November 22,22

Buying vs. Renting

When it comes to the buying vs. renting debate, you know which side I am on – but it’s not just my opinion, there have been many studies done which highlight both the financial and psychological benefits of homeownership. Alberta is a particularly desirable with…

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November 15,22

Real Estate for Seniors

I’m always looking to up my real estate game, taking education and constantly seeking more to offer my clients to maximize their experience. One designation I obtained – Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES®) - came in personally handy recently when I assisted in the sale…

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November 8,22

How to Start AND Be Successful Investing in Real Estate

I’ve always promoted the benefits of owning a revenue property – I have some myself and they have historically been strong performers in my portfolio. There can be lots of pitfalls to avoid in the rental market but educating yourself, having a plan and surrounding…

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November 2,22

Real Estate Stats in Perspective

The Real Estate demand in Calgary and surrounding cities remains very strong! The main question I am being asked is always, how is the market doing since all the interest increases? To answer this question, I have put a chart together from January 2022 to…

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November 1,22

October 2022 Real Estate Statistics – Sales remain stronger than pre-covid levels

As released by CREB® on November 1, 2022 – full link here. October sales eased compared to last year’s levels, mostly due to slower activity in the detached sector. However, with 1,857 sales this month, levels are still stronger than long-term trends and activity reported…

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October 18,22

Green and Smart Homes

It seems like every week we hear about a new tech innovation designed to streamline your world and, often, pad your wallet. Green and smart homes have become increasingly appealing in recent years with one survey reporting that 81% of buyers are more likely to…

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October 14,22

Recording Showings – know the law

Smile! You’re on camera. So many of us have cameras installed in our homes, whether it be a doorbell camera or a device in the living room to keep an eye on your favourite pooch while you are at work - technology now allows us…

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October 11,22

Cleaning and possession – for buyers and sellers

Some of the offers I receive contain a “cleaning” clause that usually reads something like this – Seller to have the home professionally cleaned or a $500 holdback will be credited to the Buyer. I never recommend my sellers agree to a clause like this…

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