Experts have revealed that the Calgary housing market 2021 is likely to continue as a balanced market. 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. This has led to the abolition of open houses.

In 2020, the Calgary housing market experienced a 0.3 rise in house prices. In 2021, the price is expected to record a 3 per cent rise in average prices. However, it is a great season for anyone who wants to purchase a new house. There are various factors which have made houses affordable. Currently, the prices are reasonable, and it is okay to purchase a house if you are in a good position to…

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Top 10 Best Calgary Neighbourhoods to Live In 2021

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 geographically dispersed cities in the entire world. Most houses in this city are separate, detached rather than high-rise multi-storey buildings.

Calgary is a city that depends entirely on the oil and gas industry. Thus, the city experiences a boom and bust cycles of activities. However, the city is still in the recovery phase from the recession. Besides, there is an increased rate of residential construction across the city. At a glance, you would see the new condo units…

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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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Calgary Mortgage Broker Questions

When you’re asking your friends, family and colleagues about their recent home purchase and their mortgage experience, often the conversation starts  and ends with “what’s your mortgage rate?’ 

Here is the truth, when you’re shopping for a mortgage, the rate is a super important piece of the conversation, but it shouldn’t be the only piece of the conversation. We sat down the Renee Huse at Spire Mortgage one of our key impact partners and got the low down on the important questions you should ask your mortgage broker if you’re planning to get a mortgage.

7 things to ask your Mortgage Broker if you’re getting a mortgage in Calgary

1.    What is the down payment requirement for this mortgage rate? 

Reminder, mortgage rates…

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KID FRIENDLY HIKES

If you feel like the views of your walls are getting old, or that they are starting to close in around you, it might be time to get outside and experience Alberta's great wilderness, and if your family is new to hiking, you've found the right spot! 

Grassi Lakes

First up on our list is one of the most popular hikes and it's located in Canmore! This beautiful trail path is well maintained and heavily traversed making it easy for families of all ages to take on (stroller friendly when the snows melted) and if you've ever been on a good hike, you know one of the most rewarding feelings is getting to your destination and experiencing the views and sights to see! The Grassi Lakes trail will not disappoint! Once at the top, you'll find…

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Tools for home owners

Buying a home is certainly a dream come true for many Calgarian's. But for many young first time home buyers it's often their first run at tackling the maintenance that comes with home ownership. In Canada, as of 2019, about 50% of the surveyed homeowners spent up to $2000 dollars on house maintenance, and roughly 5% spent over $20,000 dollars on renovations and fixes. 

While many readers may not be jumping into major renovation projects, or always going the DIY route, there are still tons of scenarios and situations where being a little handy can go a long way in saving you time and money.

Ten Tools We Recommend For Calgary Home Owners

  1. Stop. Hammer... Time! 
  2. Measuring Tape
  3. Screwdriver Set
  4. Pliers
  5. Stud Finder

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smart thermostat calgary

In todays times where technology has become a normal and accepted part of our lives, a logical progression is the adoption of using it for more and more purposes around our homes.

Reports online indicate that over 47% of US millennials do have a smart device for their homes, which sheds some light on how the smart home market is on the rise. The introduction of smart technology has really changed how we spend our lives around the house – and to some, makes it better and more productive.

In this article, we’ll be discussing some popular smart technology options that could prove beneficial in your resale if you have them in your home. 

  1. Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats let you control HVAC components like your air…

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Calgary indoor firewood

Cozy winter nights, sweet Christmas treats, and the aroma of a beautiful wood burning fire place describe some of our favorite moments in the winter season. While there are many Calgary home owners who prefer gas fireplaces (for convenience) to natural wood burning, it’s still hard to match the rustic and natural feel of a wood burning fireplace. 

There are many choices for firewood for homes, such as hardwoods or softwoods, fruits or nuts, and heat energy limit, high smoke or less smokey, and even the color of fire. Different firewood will bring out specific aroma, heat, smoke, and will have shorter or longer burning times. 

If you live in Canada, it’s difficult not to have your fireplace running throughout the winter season, we’ve got a…

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Calgary New Build Houses The question many homebuyers ask is whether they should get a newly constructed building or a resale property. Today we're digging into buyers who are seeking a new build home for sale in Calgary.

Buying a new house can be quite the experience for home buyers and is often described by many of our buyers early on as "nerve-racking". You want the best, you want to work with a trusted builder, and you want a good deal as well, right?

Below are a few things you should know when purchasing new construction in Calgary, there are both advantages and disadvantages of buying new homes and we unwrap these in detail below starting with the benefits.

Advantages of buying a newly constructed home

Customization is almost…

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