Calgary Real Estate Blogs for buyers. If you're thinking about buying a home in Calgary, this real estate buyer blog list will help you navigate buying your home and provide the best steps and information to help you explore the best experience in the Calgary real estate market. 

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. 

most livable city in canada

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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May 2022 Calgary Real Estate Statistics Recap

We're all watching the news, increasing interest rates, gas prices are through the roof, inflation is at all time highs, and there seems to be no end in sight, what does this meanMAY 2022 REAL ESTATE CALGARY for buyers and sellers looking to make a move in the Calgary real estate market? First off and foremost, if you haven't locked in rates with a mortgage broker or your bank, you're now in a position where your money simply won't go as far as it once would, but as the market continues to increase with inventory along with declines in sales, we're likely to see a real estate market that reflects the other major markets in our economy. 

We saw a decrease of over 9% in sales from last month, new listings came down 6% from last…

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April 2022 Calgary Real Estate Statistics Recap

While Calgary real estate saw an all time record high for sales in the month of March this year, it definitely slowed down in April, despite this, we saw a year over year increase of 6% in sales thisAPRIL 2022 REAL ESTATE CALGARY month, our new listing count continues to be down year over year as well but only 2.1% presently while inventory remains a persistent factor in this market down over 20% year over year.  From the Calgary Real Estate Board HQ  “Despite some of the monthly pullback, it is important to note that sales remain exceptionally strong and are likely being limited due to supply choice in the market,” said CREB® Chief Economist Ann-Marie Lurie. “While further rate increases will likely start to dampen demand later this…

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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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February 2022 Calgary Real Estate Statistics Recap

Here's a glimpse of how our team took control of the booming February market. This luxury home we listed generated so much demand and interest online from our coming soon campaign, including a tiktok seen by thousands,  and a paid targeted Youtube campaign seen by over 10,000! Allowed us to sell this luxury home in Legacy for over ONE MILLION DOLLARS, it even sold above list price.  We listed this home at $1,050,000  and there have only been three sales on the MLS® in Legacy over $1,000,000 

Statistics and information provided courtesy of the Calgary Real Estate Board ® CREB

@yycre Million dollar tour in a new listing in Legacy ! With @calgaryhomes #yyc #calgaryhomes #yycre #yychomes #yyz #yvr…

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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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Paint can make or break a room and if you are like most people you might be nervous about your paint selections. Picking the right colour is an extremely daunting task especially when you get to the paint store (We frequently have used and recommend Cloverdale in Calgary) and discover that ‘white’ or ‘grey’ have 100s of shades each. Just remember it is worth it!! The right execution can elevate a space from small, dingy and rough to clean, bright and fresh for a very minimal cost. Paint is probably the best investment you can make when getting ready to sell your home. Here are a few steps to make choosing the right colour less stressful, help with the process and ensure if you do make a mistake it keeps the time and costs to a minimum. 

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November 2021 Calgary Real Estate Statistics Recap

Back in September sales were STRONG and they're continuing to be red hot, the city of Calgary and surrounding areas markets continue to stay hot and in demand, with inventory continuing to battle the fast paced sales on the market.  

In November we saw over 2,000 sales across all property types, this is just shy of the previous record which was set in 2005. While some economists believe this to be dReal Estate Statistics in Calgaryriven by what's believed to be impending interest rate increases, the truth is, we really can't say for certain that this is the leading cause. Our country continues to open up for immigration, major cities in provinces like Ontario and British Columbia continue to demand housing prices and costs that are…

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Whether you love DIY projects, need some advice from other home owners, or are in need of some advice for various subjects like home automation, home audio, or your basics like plumbing and electrical, the community of Reddit has you covered! 

In our latest blog, we're breaking down the top subreddits for home owners in Calgary! But. Before we begin, for those who may not be 'Redditors' we'll give you the quick low down on the lingo. 

What is Reddit? 
Reddit is one of the most popular social media platforms on the internet. It is a site that has an immense amount of content.TOP REDDIT COMMUNITIES

What is a Subreddit?
A subreddit is an internet forum that has specific topics that need to be discussed. They are usually moderated by a team of volunteer users who try to keep it…

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