News and information related to the Re/max First Real Estate Brokerage, located at #115 8820 Blackfoot Trail SE - Calgary 

 

 

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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Local Calgary Non Profit

Origin: May 1976 Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary Association for Senior Citizens  was established and registered as a non-profit entity in Alberta. While in 2015, the non profit  Updated their name and logo to "Bishop O’Byrne Housing Association"  Now, newly renamed in the summer of 2020, "Forward Housing"

This non profit organization grew, and was founded upon the incredibly hard working and dedicated, Roman Catholic community in Calgary that was setup to support the low income senior population around 40 years ago. In 2013, Forward Housing opened a new residence in Bridgeland called Columbus Place, and since then their spectrum of affordable housing solutions has truly grown with a highly anticipated…

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With over 5,000 agents in the Greater Calgary market, our team shows you some ways to help locate the best real estate agent or team that Calgary has to offer! Read below to see our tips for finding and hiring the best of the best.

Our guide on 

HOW TO FIND AND SELECT A TOP REALTOR® IN CALGARY

By the Real Estate Partners Team with Re/Max First | Your Top Calgary Real Estate Team 

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When it comes to selling or buying a property in Calgary, you must ensure that you’re working with the best real estate agent Calgary has to offer! This can come in the form of a team or an individual agent, but is ultimately an agent who is not only experienced in your area, but one who is always looking out for your best interests and can…

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With new information and changes coming daily, our impact mortgage partner Renee Huse who runs the incredibly popular and busy Spire Mortgage Team took the time to digest and provide her thoughts on one question many Calgarians, and Canadians have been asking in their homes. Should I defer my mortgage?  

Calgary Mortgages

Calgary Mortgage Tips

Thanks to the SPIRE mortgage team! 

To defer or not to defer – it’s the million dollar question! As COVID 19 hit Canada over the past weeks and many non-essential businesses began laying off employees, there has been much miscommunication from the government, both federally and provincially, that lead both homeowners and tenants to believe that mortgages are being “forgiven.” This is just not correct.  Period.  There…

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COVID19 AND CALGARY REAL ESTATE 

calgary_real_estate_covid_19_caronavirusIt's important for our team to provide communication not only to our clients, but consumers wondering how this virus effects and shapes the world as new measures and changes come through.  

Presently our team is working with buyers and sellers throughout the city, however, we have had clients postpone showings and viewings on homes for the interim until more clarity on the outlook of this pandemic is certain. 

Our team has taken the efforts and steps to help provide clarity online through social media to educate buyers and sellers of precautions for showings whether you're a buyer, seller, or buyers agent and have updated our showing instructions to reflect these new measures in hopes that responsibility within…

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This market is BONKERS.

Thanks to our mortgage partners at Spire mortgage for this incredibly quick update on the newest bank of Canada mortgage rate DECREASE, the second drop we've seen recently. 

Calgary Mortgage Updates

100%, this is the most crazy mortgage market that we've seen in our lifetime. Changes to the fixed rates, variable rates & bank rules coupled with the up coming changes to the stress test (that will take affect on April 6th, 2020) have created unprecedented volatility.  

It is imperative that any buyer clients, pre-approved for mortgages check in with their lending professionals about their mortgage pre approvals prior to writing an offer.  Rates, rules and times are a changin' faster than we've ever seen.  

Clients that have mortgages committed at…

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Reviewing IFLY Calgary

We LOVE repping this city, so much so that we put it into our slogan ;) REPYYC just search #repyyc on social media to see how much great content we've put out featuring our incredible city! Our team put together an incredible year at our brokerage Re/Max First serving over 180 families throughout 2019 - and landing as the number one team in Re/Max First 6 times with many other top three finishes throughout the year! With big victories, comes big celebrations and we wanted told the team that sky diving was in the works! Unfortunately this was later in the year and nobody was interested in jumping out of a plane in the cold winter months, so we decided to visit the new Ifly sky diving simulator in Deerfoot City Calgary. 


Shot…

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Our latest blog prepares you for the cold winter months of Canada with...

8 Tips For Homeowners in the Winter!

8 winter tups for calgary home owners

From saving on energy bills to proper maintenance and winterizing tips, the Real Estate Partners with Re/Max First  (a top Calgary real estate brokerage and a top real estate team) that proudly serves Calgarians and the surrounding areas of Cochrane, Airdrie, Okotoks, Langdon and Chestermere.  

  1.  Thermostat 

     Feeling the woes from last years winter bills? Your furnace running constantly to keep your home at a toasty... 24? 23? 22? 21? Either way, you're definitely relying on a thermostat to keep your house temperatures in check, but when you're not home, why are you heating the house up? As many of you know and probably…

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Top tips for Home Buyers (First Time) in Calgary 

If you’re not into reading articles, but the headline caught your attention, feel free to give us a call 587-578-7653 to get matched with a top REALTOR in Calgary who can provide free real estate advice and answer any questions you may have as a buyer, we have agents who specialize in assisting first time home buyers, investors, move ups, and much more.

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If you’re a first time home buyer who’s looking for a few tips on the process of buying a home, we’ve put together 10 tips that you must read before you start the home buying process. 

  1. Don’t settle with your bank for a mortgage.

    There are many options out there when it comes to your mortgage options, book an appointment with both your…

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 Home Insurance Tips For Calgarians

Much like real estate, many first time consumers are daunted by the complexities of insurance, sure it's easy to walk in, give some details, and obtain coverage that you believe to be adequate, but what about all that fine print on your contract? The coverage, the limitations, and the perils or losses that simply aren't covered are all details you should familiarize yourself with before selecting the right policy for you and your family. 

Home Insurance Tips

We've put together a quick little infographic to get you started, but highly recommend you give us a call at 587-578-7653 and ask our client care team to match you with our preferred insurance partners and other highly recommended insurance professionals that we utilize for…

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