best time to buy a house in Calgary

If you’re browsing the housing market and find yourself asking the question “when is the best time of year to buy a house,” the short answer is: it depends! We unpack some external effects including the time of year, mortgage rates, and other factors that will help you determine when is the best time to purchase a home. 

Pro Tip: Have you locked in interest rates? Saavy home buyers should have taken advantage of the low interest rates and would (or should) have locked them in, (typically for up to 120 days). If you haven't click here to jump into our mortgage approval form. We'll get you in front of the top mortgage partners we work with and have them assist you in locking in the best rates in the market, and helping you understand how much home…

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renovate or sell calgary

So you’ve made the decision to sell your home. You look around for similar properties on the market, and find that many homes similar to yours seem newer, nicer and generally more attractive to a potential buyer.

Your home might need some exterior repairs, or the kitchen and bathroom might be outdated. There might be some noticeable wear and tear on the floors or walls - overall, it could use some work.

This might lead you to a common home seller’s dilemma. Should you renovate your home before selling it? Is selling a house that needs repairs a good idea? What’s involved in fixing up a house to sell?

The answer depends on your situation, but one thing is for certain: the need for repairs or renovations can affect a sale. With that in mind,…

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Cell Phone With the launch of 5G in Canada back in September 2020 and the recent announcement of Rogers looking to acquire Shaw Cable, the 'big three' providers of Telus, Rogers, and Bell seem to be gaining more traction and control over the cell phone market, Many consumers are speaking out against the latest proposed Shaw acquisition to the competition bureau of Canada, citing that this is just further strengthening the stranglehold that the big three have over consumers and their limited options. Shaw was seen as an outlier and disruptor in the cellular space, forcing price wars with their freedom mobile data plans.

If the proposed plan goes through, Rogers will be investing over $2.5 billion throughout western Canada to build a bigger 5G network,…

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reasons home isnt sellingUnable to sell your home? One of the biggest challenges home sellers face is the unknown, whether it's because this is your first time exploring the resale market and selling your home, or you sold it much easier in previous times, home owners can sometimes be left in the dark as to why their home may not be selling . One of the most common misconceptions in the real estate industry is that a home not selling or getting much attention translates to it being priced too high, and often sellers who have previously been on the market approach us ready to list their homes are prepared to drop price significantly to get the job done. While price can definitely be a factor in your homes ability to sell, we will always explore any other factors that could be…

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Storage options for Condominium owners

One of the biggest challenges condominium home owners face is finding enough storage space within their units.  While plenty of condominiums (especially newer builds) offer secured storage locker space, that isn't always a practical solution for everyone, and the challenges for finding balance and minimalizing clutter can often be difficult. 

Fear not! We're here to help! Here's a few solutions and storage hacks that are practical and stylish. 

Under Bed Storage

Purchasing a bed with storage beneath can be incredibly valuable for those with limited closet space in their bedrooms. It's a perfect option for those less used pieces of clothing that take up a lot of space (We're looking at you ugly Christmas sweaters) 

Floating…

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Calgary is amongst one of the most famous cities of Canada, in fact, it is ranked as one of the top cities to live in the entire world. Host to the world famous Stampede, it's one of the biggest events that has transformed and impacted the cities popularity, Calgary was put on the map globally when it hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics.

real estate partners young professionals realtorEconomically the city is in a major push to diversify its economy, however it is still one of the top players in the oil and gas sector. The cities population surpasses the one million mark and is only growing. 

Before you move to Calgary, take a few minutes to get informed about the city! This article reveals various aspects of this wonderful living areas for young professionals. Calgary is a beautiful city and has a…

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Experts have revealed that the Calgary housing market 2021 is likely to continue as a balanced market throughout the year, however we are presently in a dynamic sellers market, something Real estate partners calgary housing market 2021 Calgary hasn't witnessed for quite some time. The pressures of the pandemic are keeping inventory at persistently low levels, while low interest rates and those looking to move up out of smaller living situations are driving demand. 

Some of the factors that will impact the housing market are economic issues that have struck the gas and oil sectors. Besides, the global pandemic has caused lockdowns and increased unemployment among other issues. For example this has led to the abolition of open houses.

In 2020, the Calgary housing market experienced a small rise in…

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Where you opt to live in Calgary depends on your preferences and specific needs. In this article, you will get an outline of the best neighbourhoods for anyone who is new in this city. Calgary is indeed one of the most dynamic cities in the entire world that offers plenty of options Top Neighbourhoodsfrom first time home buyer single family homes to luxury penthouse condominiums in the downtown core, to gorgeous acreage properties that hug the perimeter of the city. However, the bulk of homes in Calgary are single detached rather than high-rise multi-storey buildings and as a result there is quite a bit of urban sprawl seen throughout meaning the diversity between communities and their amenities and offerings is quite dynamic.

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Highest Priced Homes in CalgaryThe word "Expensive" by definition is something (costing a lot of money) That term is truly relative for each individual home buyer, someone with a net worth of $20,000,000 may not consider a home priced $3,000,000 as expensive, while a first time home buyer just emerging into the workforce and real estate industry may view homes priced over $750,000 as too expensive. Nonetheless, we've put together a dynamic list of the most expensive (AKA highest priced) homes for sale in Calgary and surrounding areas including Chestermere, Okotoks, Cochrane and Airdrie.

2020 Real Estate Highest Selling Listing Statistics. 

Calgarys highest priced home sale in 2020 was a property for over $4,000,000

Airdries highest priced sale for a detached home in 2020…

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Home showings in Calgary

Once we put your home on the market and set our sellers marketing system into action, you’re going to start receiving showing requests on your home. You probably know the drill, you likely did the same thing when you purchased the house. REALTORS® and our team, with active home buyers will connect with your agent to book a showing of your house with their clients, and that could end up keeping you on your toes. Many of our sellers still have to juggle the everyday tasks of life and showings to view your house can be unpredictable. If you have children or pets, it is likely to become a harder job to maintain your home in pristine show ready condition, than you may have anticipated. 

However, there are always ways to…

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