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

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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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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One of Calgary's most popular destinations, Kensington features a large collection of trendy businesses including boutique shops, incredible restaurants, pubs with outdoor patios, some great coffee spots, very similar to Inglewood with it's own style and flavour. 

Kensington neighbourhood

~ Image Description: Much like every other trendy and emerging neighbourhood in North America, Kensington features some incredible street art. ~

Our neighbourhood guide is built to give you an idea of this revitalization zone, which primarily runs along 10th Street Northwest and throughout Kensington Road. 

Kensington Neighbourhood Guide
  1. Kensington Introduction
  2. Real Estate in Kensington
  3. Lifestyle and Living in Kensington
  4. Schools in Kensington
  5. Events in Kensington

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Calgary Insurance

How Does Fault Work in Calgary Home Insurance?

Please note, while we have done extensive research for this article, we are not licensed to provide any professional advice for any insurance matter, we believe this information to be reliable, but always recommend that you consult a professional insurance advisor who is licensed to trade in insurance, for any and all matters or advice on insurance.

For many consumers, the concept of auto insurance fault is pretty clear.

For example, if a driver runs a stop sign and gets in an accident, they're likely to be deemed at fault for running the stop sign. Fortunately your insurance covers this mistake, and both parties will typically be covered by the at fault parties insurance. In most…

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You've decided to sell your home. Many people will first turn to the internet to attempt to do the selling themselves. However, before long, most realize that they should be using a real estate agent. Why? 

Because at first, although sellers don't want to pay a real estate agent's listing fee to save money, they realize that not using a licensed realtor will end up costing them more in the long run.

So, what is a realtor listing fee, and is it worth the money? If you're new to Calgary real estate, our team has provided many answers to questions you're probably wondering.

How Much Are Real Estate Commissions?

When you hire a real estate agent, they will provide services. Services come at a cost, and one of the costs involves realtor listing…

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If you're a dreamer, an HGTV'er, a DIY'er, or you rock a popping Pinterest board, chances are you have thought about owning an older character home, possible one that needs work, where you can roll up your sleeves and dive deep into a transformative renovation on a  charming old space.

 What to Do When You are Searching for an Older Home in Calgary?

older construction homes in Calgary

First off, if you're looking for an older home in Calgary, you're going to begin your search through homes for sale located in the inner city of Calgary. Many of these original homes have architectural influences from before the 1900's' through the 20' 30's 40's and throughout the 60's, 70's, etc. In the inner city community of Sunnyside you can find homes built before 1910! Moving a bit further out…

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