Not only is Calgary the most livable city in Canada, it's actually the most livable city in North America!That's according to a recent release by the Economic Intelligence Unit landing Calgary in at #3 in the entire world! 


How did Calgary rank in each category? Enjoy our candid take on this big news for the city while we explore the results and data points. 

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Stability

Calgary scored a total of 95 on the stability ranking, putting us in a tie with Toronto and 5 points ahead of Vancouver. Guess the Canucks Stanley cup riot is still punishing the city, maybe the EIU is waiting for the Canucks to be good again to test whether the city has actually changed? Go Flames Go. 

Prevalence of petty crime 

Prevalence of violent crime

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If you are looking to sell your house, there are many questions you may not yet have answers to like ‘when was my house built?’ and ‘who built my house?'. Knowing the history of your home is important to buyers who are often interested in every detail about the property that they are buying. how old is my house

Before closing the sale on your home, you may need to do some research to determine its age so that the buyer can be more informed. We will go through the steps for how to find out when a house was built and who constructed it.

How Old Is My House?

Determining when your house was built can seem like a complicated and daunting process. Uncovering the history of a home you are interested in buying can also leave you scratching your head. With a little effort…

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Leaving a great first impression when guests enter your home can be done with a few simple and inexpensive touches. Freshening up the first space that you and any visitors walk into can say so much about your design skills and the type of ambiance your home creates. 

Upgrading your entryway can be a fun and easy do-it-yourself project that will make walking into your home a more pleasing experience. If you are looking for great ideas for entryway designs, we have made a list of easy ways to achieve the perfect makeover that won’t break the bank. Keep reading to discover fresh entryway designs that will delight your guests.

 Top Entry Way Ideas That Will Enhance Your Home

We all want to make a good impression on our guests entering our home, which…

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Our team is rapidly growing and we're in search of two motivated inside sales agent for real estate. You'll be taking on warm…

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When you see the word “Den,” what do you imagine? A room for entertainment? A small nook in a hallway? A secluded space for relaxation? How about a small cave bears use for hibernation?  WHATS A DEN

The definition of a den room differs from person to person and bear to bear (okay we'll stop with the bear den jokes now). So, when a “den” makes it to the listing of a condo, apartment, or house, there is often confusion on what type of den it is or what that entails.  

Even amongst REALTORS®, the definition of a “Den” can sometimes be unclear. With no specific regulations to define this space, many buyers are left guessing or, worse, making assumptions! 

Here is a clear-cut definition of what a den room is and the possibilities of what it can mean depending on…

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Part of the process of running a top real estate team in Calgary is selecting and partnering with top industry professionals, this include mortgage brokers, lawyers, home inspectors, surveyors, and of course photographers! One of the most important elements of getting a home sold is the marketing and presentation we invest into your listing and the online exposure you receive through social media and paid advertising, and this begins and ends with great content. Enter Emmanuel one of the best photographers we partner with, who's here to share some insight from a professional real estate photographers perspective on the best tips to maximizing your photos. 

Check out our free twenty step checklist to preparing your home for real estate photos as…

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It’s no secret that Calgary weather is a mixed bag. We’re used to extreme weather out here, from sweltering heat in the summer to deep cold in the winter - and everything in between. If you want to keep your home comfortable year-round in Calgary, you’re going to need a good HVAC system. 

HVAC systems are complex pieces of equipment that work hard all year round to keep your home’s climate stable and comfortable. Like all home appliances, they work best when they get proper installation, maintenance and repairs. That means sooner or later, you’re going to need to employ the services of an HVAC service provider in Calgary.

To help you make your decision, we’ve put together a list of the BEST 5 HVAC companies in Calgary  - so read on and find the one…

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Worried that the house you bought will look different when you finally move in? A pre-possession inspection, commonly called a “final walkthrough”, lets buyers verify the condition of their property before the transaction is complete. At a walkthrough, buyers have the opportunity to assess the property’s current state and ensure the agreed-upon repairs and/or conditions made in the purchase agreement are met.  calgary walkthrough guide

The final walkthrough typically occurs days from the closing date, before the home buying transaction is settled, and it is one of the last steps to closing on a house. 

While doing a final walkthrough is optional, we highly recommend it to help identify any issues before you close on the house. Note that a final walkthrough is not a home…

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January 2022 Calgary Real Estate Statistics Recap

To summarize the Calgary January 2022 real estate market in one video thumbnail... In January 2022 we saw multiple listings go for over six figures above list price, with unconditional offers! 

Inventory in Calgary is now at only 2,620 units, this represents a significant decrease (35% from 2021) with sales up over 66%! This months supply levels reached the lowest we've seen since 2006. 

“Expected gains in lending rates are contributing to persistently strong demand in the housing market, as purchasers are eager to get ahead of any increases,” said CREB® Chief Economist Ann-Marie Lurie. “We did see more listings this month, but it did little to change the market balance or take any pressure off…

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Instead of buying a prebuilt home, some clients decide to build their own home. When you, (or your builder), are building a home from the ground up, it could be months or even years before you need your mortgage financing.  Depending on market conditions, it could be advisable to get a “builder’s rate hold” mortgage.  This is allows you to hold a, “worst case scenario” rate for the completion date of your new home.  

Special thanks to  our impact partners at the Spire Mortgage Team for assisting with this article! Find out more (at the end of this article) about this incredible mortgage team that helps out hundreds of our clients every year. 

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When would I need a Builder’s Rate Hold Mortgage?

You would need a builder’s rate hold when the…

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