Calgary Real Estate News & Tips

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How to Invest in Real EstateIf you are searching through the local market and are thinking about investing in Calgary real estate you should follow some basic guidelines to success. Having information that is easily accessible and having the knowledge as well as the tools of the trade are the keys to a successful real estate investment.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

How to Succeed When Investing In Calgary Real Estate

Here are a few things you’ll need in order to invest in real estate.

  • You’ll need a reliable information source with detailed data regarding the Calgary real estate market and its trend.
  • You’ll also need a responsible and dependable agent
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How to Price Your Home to SellIt’s not always easy to understand how Calgary home values are determined. There is, however, a criteria used by experts to arrive at the correct property value. Since these aspects dictate the value of your asset, it is important to know what they are.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Location of Your Home

The location of your property is a very important component that affects its real estate market value. For business assets, location is important because it determines the prospective income. A busy location will raise the value. This also applies to residential properties. The closer your property is to a business area, the

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The Best Earth Day Events in CalgaryThe theme of Earth Day 2019 is ‘Protect Our Species,' a campaign designed to raise education and awareness about the increasing rates of extinct species and the consequences of this plight. The best Earth Day events in Calgary this year will also focus on:

  • Building and activating a global movement that embraces the value of nature.
  • Encouraging individuals to consume a greater plant-based diet.
  • Promoting organic growing practices free of herbicide and pesticide use.
  • Achieving governmental policy changes to protect a broader variety of species and their habitats.

Be a part of these efforts by attending or participating in some local Calgary Earth Day Events this year such as these fun activities.

2019 Earth Day 24,901 Mile

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The Best Season to Buy Real EstateHow do you know when the timing is just right to buy a new home in Calgary? Is is the feeling that you have deep inside that carries you forward towards signing the contract on the dotted line? Could it be the finances finally fit together and you now have all of your ducks in a row financially? Probably it's a combination of both that are going to lead you towards making the decision to buy.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Knowing That The Timing Is Right

Most people that have been saving for a new place have an incredible feeling at some point that they are ready to go ahead and put down their down payment. It's usually been a

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How to Sell a Home With PetsIf you have a pet and are currently selling your Calgary house, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. While you may love your pets with all your heart, not everyone likes animals and a lot of people are allergic to them. This can become a barrier to selling your house fast. Here are a few different things you can do about it.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Why Are Pets Bad For a Home Showing?

Goldy, Fluffy, and Spot. No matter what their name is, your pet is a member of the family. That’s why it may be confusing to hear that your dog is hurting your chances of selling your house. As hard as it is to believe, the

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Should You Install a Pool in Calgary?The perennial question for homeowners considering a backyard pool is whether the return on investment will be positive. Pools are expensive, and there may be no easy answer. There is no doubt that, at least for some, enjoying a private pool is as desirable as an expensive annual vacation. That enjoyment factor is a prime reason for installing a pool in the first place.

Other homeowners suggest, however, that over time a pool loses much of its appeal, and that long-term maintenance and upkeep costs climb. Some of those families believe that fitness club dues or a country club membership can represent a better long-term use of funds.

Prime Factors: Weather and Cost

In Calgary, weather is a limiting factor for use. The season for an outdoor

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Millennials: Are They Buying Homes?Millennials have been getting older and now make up the majority of home buyers. According to a survey by the National Association of Realtors in the United States, 78% of the first-time home buyers are millennials.

What Makes a Millennial?

This is the largest generation that has been seen since the baby boomers came on board. This new influx of young adults has created a huge demand for housing. The millennials have come of age and are seriously taking a look at their long-range financial and real estate options.

The millennial generation includes individuals that are less than 33 years of age while Generation X. individuals are anywhere from 34 to 48 years old. Baby boomers are in the 49 to 58 age bracket while the silent generation

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How to Photograph Your Home When SellingWith more and more potential buyers turning to their home computers and mobile devices to look through homes, should you be taking your own pictures of your property or hiring a professional photographer to do the job? In most cases, unless you have a knack with photography, it's worth the money to hire a professional to take the pictures because this can often lead to a faster sale.

The Case for Hiring a Photographer When Selling Your Home

It's often said that a picture's worth a thousand words and this is so true with real estate listings. In most cases it will be the pictures, not the descriptive text, that first captures the viewer's attention. It only takes a few top quality photos to get people to stop and take a look at what your home

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What Home Improvments Can Hurt Your Resale Value?If you're thinking of doing some renovations around your house this summer, here are some of the upgrades that you may want to avoid. These renos are unlikely to add any type of resale value to your home.

Installing A Concrete Patio

Concrete patios can look great for the first couple of years but then they tend to crack. When this cracking starts, it's almost impossible to repair it so that it looks as good as new. Concrete can also cast a glare that is very harsh, which can be a concern to a potential buyer.

A Basketball Court

Basketball and tennis courts take up a lot of space in the yard. There are going to be only a handful of selected buyers that would consider purchasing a home that has a large court on it. You should only

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The Best Pho Restaurants in CalgaryWhen the snow flies there's nothing like a steaming bowl of fragrant pho from one of Calgary's fine Vietnamese noodle houses. Pho, which is actually pronounced “fuh”, is basically rice noodles swimming in a chicken or beef broth. Always satisfying but never the same. Different restaurants like to prepare it in slightly different ways.

Good pho is clear broth. It should never be dark or even cloudy. It should be a harmonious blend of flavours. There should be plenty of options from beef flank to tendon or tripe or rare beef with a perfect balance of luxurious white rice noodles in broth so hot it will steam up your glasses.

Every good pho comes with a variety of toppings. A plate brimming with fresh bean sprouts, springs of mint or basil and

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