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I have listed a new property at 311 1335 12 AV SW in Calgary.
Amazing 2 bedroom corner unit in the Beltline with extensive upgrades including custom LED lighting, newer Hunter Douglas blinds, carpets, crown moulding, baseboards, paint, closets, sliding doors, and windows! The kitchen features granite counter tops, ample cabinet and counter space along with sleek black appliances. The kitchen opens up to a large dining area and incredible living room which looks onto a big east facing balcony. The master features a hanging wall cabinet and bedside tables, and a large closet with frosted glass sliding doors. Just off the master is a 4-piece bathroom with a granite counter and lots of storage. A second bedroom completes the unit. Property is walking distance to 17th Ave, the C-Train, as well as many shops, pubs and restaurants. Don't miss out on this one of a kind home!
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I have listed a new property at 144 1717 60 ST SE in Calgary.
**OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, AUGUST 12TH 12-2PM** Great one bedroom condo with easy access to downtown, public transportation, schools, shopping and Stony Trail! The unit features an eat-in kitchen which overlooks the patio. A living room, good sized master bedroom, four piece bathroom and in-suite laundry complete the unit. All appliances are included and the entire home has been freshly painted! Condo fees cover everything except for cable/internet. With just 10% down, $30/day covers your mortgage, property taxes and condo fees! Stop renting and own your own home today. This property is PRICED TO SELL. Don't miss out!
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I have listed a new property at 1402 530 12 AV SW in Calgary.
Amazing 2 bed, 2 bath NW corner unit up on the 14th floor of the upscale Castello building. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer SPECTACULAR views of both the mountains and downtown! Inside, a spacious entryway leads to the open living/kitchen/dining area. The kitchen has quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, ample cabinet space, and a pantry. The large living area takes advantage of the incredible views. Off the living area is a huge 250sq.ft. wrap around balcony! The master suite overlooks the west side and features an ensuite bathroom with glass surround shower, double vanity and walk-in closet. The unit comes with TWO titled underground parking stalls (side by side) and a titled storage locker. Building amenities include a fitness facility, car wash, guest suite, and visitor parking. Located in the heart of the city's vibrant Beltline, this premium unit is close to all the amenities downtown Calgary has to offer.
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I have listed a new property at 91 West Springs LN SW in Calgary.
**OPEN HOUSE SUN. AUGUST 13TH 12-2PM** Modern two bedroom townhouse located in West Springs. Kitchen features granite countertops, Whirlpool stainless steel appliances and a large pantry. Off the kitchen, is a balcony with gas hook up. Back inside, the kitchen opens to a large living/dining area. The living room features a gas fireplace and built in media centre. Upstairs are two bedrooms, two additional bathrooms and a laundry room. The master bedroom has a custom closet, an ensuite bathroom and is large enough for a king bed. A second bedroom and bathroom complete the upstairs. This is one of the best units in the complex featuring a double attached garage and facing 1/4 acre of landscaped green space. Unit is in excellent condition with freshly cleaned carpets. The furnace was cleaned in Jan. and paint was recently touched up. Fantastic property in a great community with quick access to the mountains, shopping, transit and the city centre. All you have to do is move in and enjoy!
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During the year, you probably come across a lot of people - friends, neighbours, relatives - who are thinking about buying or selling a home. The biggest question on their mind is likely, “How much would my current property sell for today?” As a REALTOR® it’s my job to know what’s happening in the real estate market. So, I can give them a good idea of how much their property would likely sell for, given today’s market conditions. Feel free to give them my name. I’d be happy to help them in any way I can.

 

MARKET UPDATE:


The detached market continues to improve in Calgary with the benchmark price up nearly 2% from last year. A rise in inventory and fewer total sales compared to last year has pushed the months of supply above three for the first time since January. This will provide buyers with more choice than in previous months.


Like the detached market, attached homes also trended upwards last month. Both markets are moving in a similar direction with modest price gains and increased inventory and months of supply. This increase to inventory levels along with the recent lending rate hike could slow the pace of recovery in the housing market.


The apartment sector continues to face oversupply issues in both the new and resale market. Benchmark prices are down a little more than 3% from a year ago and overall are down close to 12% from their peak. As always, prices and market strength vary widely across different locations and price points. 


QUICK STATS:

 

 

  July 16 July 17 Y/Y % change
Detached      
Total sales 1109 1018 -8.21%
Inventory 2743 3268 19.14%
Months of supply* 2.47 3.21 29.79%
Average DOM 43 days 38 days -11.15%
Benchmark price** $502,300 $512,100 1.95%
       
Attached      
Total sales 380 363 -4.47%
Inventory 1408 1597 13.42%
Months of supply* 3.71 4.4 18.74%
Average DOM 50 days 47 days -7.15%
Benchmark price** $331,900 $336,300 1.33%
       
Apartment      
Total sales 255 256 0.39%
Inventory 1557 1810 16.25%
Months of supply* 6.11 7.07 15.80%
Average DOM 56 days 59 days 5.29%
Benchmark price** $275,200 $266,200 -3.27%


Months of supply* The ratio between inventory and sales which represents the current pace of sales and how long it would take to clear existing inventory.

Benchmark price** The monthly price of the typical home based on its attributes, providing the best measure of price trends.

 

BE A SAVVY HOME VIEWER

 
The last thing you want to experience after purchasing a home is “buyer’s regret”. That’s the sinking feeling you get when you realize, days or weeks later, that you may have made the wrong decision. Say, for example, you bought a home based on your first impressions. When you viewed it, you thought it was just perfect. Then, a few weeks after you moved in, you discovered that the bedrooms are smaller than you had originally thought and the street is loud and busy. That wouldn’t be a very good feeling! That’s why it’s important to become a savvy home viewer. When you visit a property for sale, you need to move past your first impressions and take a comprehensive look at the property and the neighbourhood. That way, there won’t be any unpleasant surprises later on. 


Here are some tips on how to do just that:

  • Take the time to carefully view each room, including closets and storage areas.
  • Make sure you have measurements of all the rooms.
  • Imagine yourself living in the home. Where will you have dinner? How will your furniture look? What is it going to be like to travel to work and school each day? Where will your kids play?
  • Get a professional home inspection. Then, make sure you read and understand the report.
  • Understand and get estimates for any maintenance and repair issues, such as required bathroom upgrades or roof shingles that need replacement.
  • Walk the neighbourhood and get a clear sense of what it’s going to be like to live there.
  • Carefully consider any negative issues before telling yourself, “I can live with this.”
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“Nothing will work unless you do.” 
Maya Angelou


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Dalai Lama


“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” 
Beverly Sills

 
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