Calgary, AB Real Estate News

By Jared Chamberlain
(Chamberlain Real Estate Group)
December is almost here and we are excited for you to catch all the events we have around the city! This is such an exciting season and we’re all celebrating the holidays in many ways and in many awesome places in Calgary. We hope to see you out there in the upcoming December events! See all the Events Here: https://www.chamberlaingroup.ca/blog/events-in-calgary-december-20192.html
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By Jesse Tutt, Mattress company supplying realtors and builders
(Gotta Sleep)
If you are interested in the size of a double bed or double bed size and dimensions, Gotta Sleep has an amazing guide to help you find the right size bed for your needs. So let's get started! What Is a Double Bed?A Double bed is the standard size for single sleepers. In other words, it's bigger than a twin mattress (and even a twin XL mattress) but smaller than a queen. But why is this bed called a "double" bed when it's designed for single sleepers. Well, you can fit two people on a Double bed. However, many people sharing their bed with someone else want a little more space to spread out. Because of this, most married couples or other bed sharers have queen beds instead. But don't let the Double bed's name throw you off. A Double bed can also be called a Full bed. Many people use the ...
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By Joel Gwillim, Associate - REALTOR®
(CIR Realty - Condo Specialist)
Come and see why the Keynote is so popular with young professionals working downtown.  Could it be the long list of well maintained amenities designed at keeping you on the top of your game at all times? Live among a thriving community of your peers at the Keynote II.    Please visit my virtual tour in the video tab.  
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By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
Friday, June 10th, 2016 9:58am Two Calgary men have been charged with defrauding investors of more than 33 million dollars concerning a proposed real estate development in the Crowsnest Pass back in 2006 and 2007.  Here's a link to all the details that have been released. 
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By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
The weather in Lethbridge has been unusually rainy the past month.  This had had a an impact on the local Lethbridge real estate market.  It has caused problems for some homeowners and kept some others from being able to put their home on the market.   This past week I was out showing lethbridge homes for sale on the West side of the city.  Of the dozen or so homes that I viewed this weekend, more than half of them were vacant.  These vacant homes are more susceptible  to getting water in the basement due to neglecting to ensure that proper drainage is in place.  Fortunately none of the houses I viewed had any signs of flooding or water in the basement, but there was a few that definitely had water problems coming if not attended to right away.   If you are a homeowner in Lethbridge Al...
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By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
Move to Canada?Are you thinking about moving to Canada? There are many reasons why people worldwide are interested in moving to Canada.  Recently there has been an increase in the number of online searches by people who are looking for information about moving here.  If you want information on real estate in Alberta, Canada, this is something I can help you with.  I recently wrote an article about Moving to Canada or Relocating to Canada on my Lethbridge real estate blog.  You can read about it at the link above.
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By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
Calgary Real Estate If you are searching for a home in Calgary, or maybe you already own a house or a rental property in Calgary and want to sell it, then please read this.   I have been licensed to sell real estate in Alberta since 1993.  This is my 23 year in the real estate industry.  Over the past many years I have worked as a real estate agent, I have been employed as a real estate broker.  I have also worked for over a decade as a licensed mortgage broker in Alberta.  Currently I own and operate an Alberta real estate brokerage that specializes in helping people solve their real estate problems and keep as much of their money in their own pocket as possible.   My little office is based in Lethbridge, however I have professional contacts and friends in the real estate industry who...
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By Robert May, Real estate consulting
(Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate)
Calgary Real Estate in 2016The Canadian economy and the challenges in Alberta oil industry have presented some unique situations in the Calgary real estate market.  A city that was once used to having a solid supply of more buyers than sellers is currently in a market where the buyers are getting harder to find and the prices are weakening.  This is not true in all price ranges and in all locations though.  There are still neighborhoods that are in high demand and there are still property types and styles which are in reasonably short supply. If you own real estate in Calgary and want to talk to a professional about what your selling or refinancing options are, feel free to contact me.  I have been licensed to sell Alberta real estate since 1993, and have experienced may up and down mar...
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The Internet & Technology is rapidly changing the way we find and buy homes.Homes for sale are much easier to find for everybody, not just ®Realtors anymore.The number of homes viewed in person before buying has increased substantially.New Technologies enable Realtors to organize and book a large number of showings in a fraction of the time it once took.GPS Mapping Devices have cut down the driving distance between showings, which allows buyers to see many more homes in a shorter time period.A bit of the down side to some of this technology is you will find a lot of homes on the Internet that are already sold. And lots of enterprising scammers trying to take advantage of people looking to buy a new home..You also begin to notice the beautiful pictures on the Internet sometimes look much...
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By Bernice Dubon, Calgary Alberta Realtor
(RE/MAX First 403-607-9117)
I just posted a note to my social media networks that went like this:Looking for a home in Calgary in time to register the kids for school? I can help you find Your Home in Calgary http://www.yourhomeincalgary.com/ To which one of my clients replied:  And areas that kids don't need to be bussed!  So, So, True!!   Calgary has been growing so much over the past 15 years, that the schools are having a hard time keeping up with the demand from all the new communities.  I find that when working with my buyer clients, they are often challenged with the decision of whether to move into a new home in a new community with all of the key features they want, or to move to an established neighbourhood with schools that will allow them to live the life they want.Do you want your kids to ride for a h...
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By Dale Dresel, Professional Realtor Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear AZ)
*Affordable Winter home for Sale in Arizona* Palm Valley –UNDER 240K- 2Story Pool home for Sale in Goodyear AZ Backyard is easy care with a pebble tec pool/waterfall..above ground spa located under expanded patio. Then top that all off with cabinets in the garage. Easy access to phoenix stadium for superbowl!! $239,900 MLS 5171371 3Beds/2.5 Baths Sq ft 2144 3182 N 143RD LN Goodyear, AZ 85395   !!! Wow !!!--across from tot lot greenbelt play park....granite counters! Ss microwave and dishwasher! All you need to do is move in. Immaculate home with beautiful hardwood floor/tile for easy living. Cozy fireplace in the family room. Fun loft upstairs...lots of ''new'' in last 3 years==granite counters, dishwasher, disposal, flooring and a new ''york a/c and furnace 2012'' Palm Valley community...
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By Dale Dresel, Professional Realtor Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear AZ)
*GREAT WINTER HOMES FOR SALE IN GOODYEAR AZ*     Palm Valley Winter Pool Home for Sale w/ 4 Beds in Goodyear AZ! Completely landscaped backyard with Pebbletec Pool, rock waterfall, and HUGE extended covered patio and pergola - perfect for entertaining! Near shopping, dining, schools, parks with easy access to I-10 and Loop 303. Visit Now!  16190 W MONTEROSA Street Goodyear, AZ 85395 Beds 4/3 Baths Sq ft 2383 MLS 5190229 $265,800 This home features a formal living room, formal dining room, eat-in breakfast area, and a open great room concept family room. Home offers FRESH two-tone paint, brand NEW carpet, 18'' tile, 9ft+ ceilings and ceiling fans throughout. Chef's kitchen with granite countertops, SS appliances, a pantry, and island with breakfast bar.  Start you home search now for mor...
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By Dale Dresel, Professional Realtor Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear
(HomeSmart Success, Maricopa, Gilbert & Goodyear AZ)
2Story 3Bed plus LOFT Home for Sale in The Villages at Rancho El Dorado 43314 W DELIA Blvd MARICOPA ARIZONA 85138 $189,900| 3 BEDROOMS |3 BATHROOMS | 2743 SQUARE FEET | MLS: 5178373   2Story 3Bed plus LOFT Home for Sale in The Villages at Rancho El Dorado   A Great Two Story 4 car garage home. Tile in all the right places, Nice open Kitchen, Granite, new paint and Carpet with new Stainless appliances Refrig w/Ice and Water in the door included with full price offer. Gas Range, Island with Breakfast Bar, 2'' mini blinds. Exit to Covered patio from Kitchen. Large back yard, room enough for a pool. Huge Master Suite with double door entry. Bedrooms split 2 bedrooms on east side and MST Bed and Bath on west side of home. Master Bathroom has separate tub and shower double sinks. Large Laund...
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By Andrew Texidor Valley Neighborhood Specialists, Team Texidor Neighborhood Specialists for you!
(Valleywide neighborhood specialists)
Calgary Buyers GREAT 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home Florence Arizona, keep reading!  4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home Florence Arizona. This 2014 remodel is ready for the most discriminating buyers w/over 85k in upgrades! Magic Ranch Subdivision Florence Arizona sits on an oversized corner lot. As you enter into your new 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home Florence Arizona New 18'' tile and upgraded carpet and padding thru-out. Additional remodel work includes custom 2 tone paint, upgraded lighting fixtures, ceiling fans in all bedrooms, new 2'' faux wood blinds, New Samsung stainless steel appliance package. This 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home Florence Arizona has a family room with surround sound and built in office space. New pool to break ground 7/23/14 and completed by 8/25/14. SOpen floor plan conc...
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By Shondi Bohne, Your guide to luxury properties in NW Montana
(Lancaster & Company)
One of the reasons why Wilderness Club is becoming a very popular for vacation homes is because of the incredible weather.  When we were getting ready to move to here from Southern Nevada, we kept hearing about Eureka's great weather.  We laughed at the term "Montana's banana belt".  I grew up in Canada and was more than concerned about moving back north after 12 years in the desert where I started wearing flip-flops in February. My two youngest children, now 10 and 12, were born in the desert and never really experienced snow until we moved here.  One year while still living in Nevada, we planned a family vacation to Southern Alberta at Christmastime.  As we prepared, my husband and I told all the stories from our childhood about how our noses would freeze shut when we breathed in and ...
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By Bernice Dubon, Calgary Alberta Realtor
(RE/MAX First 403-607-9117)
If you'll be visiting South East Calgary this long, and likely, chilly November weekend, why not stop in for a chat and the opportunity to view one of the latest custom renovations in the well established Calgary lake community of Sundance. OPEN HOUSE in SUNDANCE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2013 2:00pm - 4:30pm 51 Sunmount Crescent SE, Calgary, Alberta  Contemporary styling, an open plan, and all of the major upgrades in this home make it move-in-ready.   The kitchen, flooring, bedrooms and bathrooms have all been completely renovated.  As well, the new furnace, and new windows and doors, provide peace of mind, along with heating and cooling efficiency.   The back yard offers function and privacy, with mature trees, a unique two tiered deck, as well as a double detached garage. Located just st...
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By Crystal Tost, Real Estate Made Easy
(RE/MAX Realty Professionals)
A great place to call home on a quiet street just steps to park. This home is ideally located on a quite street just steps away from a park. Pride of home ownership is apparent in the loving updates done to this home. recent upgrades include hot water tank, some flooring and a basement renovation with open concept living. Total of 3+2 bedrooms 2.5 baths a double garage and large lot complete this package. $329,900.00   Property Details Listing Price: $329,900Address: 141 Madeira Crescent NECity: CalgaryState: AlbertaZIP: T2A 4N3 MLS # (if any): C3576185Square Feet: 1223.87Bedrooms: 5Bathrooms: 3Basement (full, 1/2, finished, unfinished): Full, Fully finished   For more information about this property visit our website at CalgaryListings.com
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For the first half of 2013 Calgary was leading the country in the real estate market - high quality (and diverse) listings, average selling price, number of days on the market - and we were continuing to grow upward. Many people are now wondering what impact the massive and destructive flooding southern Alberta experienced last week will do to the housing market in Calgary and if our numbers will continue to lead the nation for the second half of the year. There were over 700 MLS listings in Calgary that were affected by the flooding waters from the Bow and Elbow rivers, that is nearly 12% of the current market. While it is uncertain how many of these homes actually suffered physical damage, the areas in which they are located were all severely impacted. This has left many buyers anxiou...
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By Karen Salmon, Okotoks Real Estate Agent
(Royal LePage Benchmark)
      April 26, 2013 What a great night!! As many of you know, my husband Paul Salmon works for PHBI which is part of Alberta New Home Warranty Program . PHBI was a platinum sponsor this year at the SAMs so we were fortunate enough to be able to attend. The SAM Awards (Sales And Marketing) recognize builders and other industry members for their achievements over the last year. As a real estate agent who often helps buyers purchase a new home, it is important to have an idea as to which builders are continually recoqnized by their peers ( you don't "win" these awards by fluke). However, the award that I was always most interested in was the "Customer Choice Award" as the winner is chosen by their customers.   JD Power used to tabulate these results; it was easy to go to the JD Power webs...
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By Karen Salmon, Okotoks Real Estate Agent
(Royal LePage Benchmark)
I had an interesting discussion last week with my AMAZING accountant Teri Tetreault of Pi Business Solutions about whether or not to write off depreciation on my rental property. Of course, the answer isn't black and white and circumstances are different for everyone but here's what he said: "When you claim the depreciation now, as a dollar-for-dollar expense, you do save that tax, yes.  However, when you sell that property, you are required to reclaim that depreciation back into income, dollar-for-dollar.  In other words, when the house is subsequently sold, ALL of the prior depreciation is added back into income, and it is NOT a capital gain , so there is no net tax savings whatsoever. Of course, the amount of profit on the property is still a capital gain, but every cent of the tax ...
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