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There is no better time than right now if you are thinking about listing your Calgary Home for Sale. Here are 10 reasons why one should list their home during the holidays.

1. Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the holidays and less competition means potentially more showings and/or money for you!

2. People who for a home during the holidays are more serious buyers.

3. Houses show better when decorated for the holidays.

4. The supply of listings will dramatically increase in January, so there will be less demand for your specific home. Less demand means potentially less showings and/or money for you.

5. You can sell now for more money. (We can certainly provide an option for delayed closing or extended occupancy until

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5 Steps to Finding Your Next Calgary Home

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, shopping for a new home can feel daunting. In fact, 56% of buyers said that “finding the right property” was the most difficult step in the home buying process.1

Buying a new home is a significant commitment of both time and money. And a home purchase has the power to improve both your current quality of life and your future financial security, so the stakes are high.

Follow these five steps—and complete the corresponding worksheet offered below—to assess your priorities, streamline your search, and choose your next home with confidence.

STEP 1: Set Your Goals and Priorities

The first step to finding your ideal home is determining WHY you

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INTRODUCTION

Turn on the television or scroll through Facebook, and chances are you’ll see at least one advertisement for a group or “guru” who promises to teach you how to “get rich quick” through real estate investing. The truth is, much of what they’re selling are high-risk tactics that aren’t a good fit for the average investor. However, there is a way to make steady, predictable, low-risk income through real estate investing. In this blog post, we’ll examine the tried-and-true tactics that can be used to increase your income, pay off debt … even fund your retirement!

WHY INVEST IN REAL ESTATE?

One of the basic principles of real estate investment lies in this fact: everyone needs a place to live. But there are other reasons why real estate

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Home Design Trends to Watch in 2018

Our Calgary real estate team frequently get questions from clients who are taking on decorating and remodeling projects and want to ensure their dollars are invested wisely. Which looks will last for years to come, and which ones will feel dated quickly? What colors and styles are most popular among buyers in our area? How can I add the most value to my home? So we’ve rounded up some of the hottest trends in home design to help guide you through the process. Whether you’ve planned a simple refresh or a full-scale renovation, making smart and informed design choices will help you maximize your return on investment … and minimize the chance of “remodeler’s remorse” down the road.

WHAT’S HOT NOW

While 2017 was

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New West Custom & Luxury Homes and Kevin Leung - CIR Realty, Calgary's Custom Infill Builder, is the builder of choice for you. Along with being a award winning Calgary Realtor, Kevin is also Area Sales Manager with New West combining the best of both worlds so we can offer our clients a one stop shop; from beginning to end our team can help with everything starting with land/lot acquisition, architectural planning and design, City of Calgary permitting, help sell your existing home if needed, interior design, financing and construction. For those who are investors who are looking to sell their Calgary Infill, Kevin Leung Real Estate Team can also help with the marketing and sales of the properties.

We are here to turn you dream custom home into a

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Selling your property and buying a new home can be a potentially intimidating experience... so much so that these jitters may even prevent some people from making a move!

It doesn't have to be that way.

A big part of the stress of selling and buying comes from not understanding the process or having unanswered questions. You might worry about how the state of the market will affect the value of your purchase over the long term or what you would do if you found your dream home before receiving any offers on your current property.

That's where a good REALTOR® comes in. He or she can explain the process to you, answer all your questions, and show you how to make your move go smoothly.

Looking for a good REALTOR®? Call today. 

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Most people feel confident about the basics of home security. For example: Keep all doors locked. Have a light on in the house while away. Never hide a key outside in an obvious place, like under the mat.

  • Yet, almost a million and a half properties get burglarized in North America each year. So how can you prevent that from happening to your home? Here are a few less known home security basics:

  • Actually, never hide a key outside. Thieves know all the hiding places. Instead, make sure all family members have a key.

  • Two-thirds of home burglaries occur during the day. So be extra vigilant about making sure doors and windows are locked while you're away during the day.

  • Surprisingly, most thieves are not

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How do you select the best moving company for your needs?

  • Ask for recommendations from friends other professionals in the local real estate industry.
  • Beware of fly-by-night operations. They may seem like a bargain, but you get what you pay for.
  • Does the company provide you with a written estimate and contract? (Beware of movers that just give you a price over the phone.)
  • Ask if they are covered by insurance, and what their policy is regarding lost or broken items. Make sure you receive a copy of their insurance certificate.

Finally, always ask what circumstances would result in extra charges being applied. The number one complaint received about movers by the Better Business Bureau is unexpected extra charges.

Questions about

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Something has just spilled on your favourite rug or carpet. There's a stain forming. You're worried. Will you be able to remove it? Will the stain set and stay forever?

Luckily, there's a good chance you can completely lift just about any kind of stain – if you follow a few guidelines.

The first rule of stain removal is: act fast. The fresher the stain, the easier it is to lift. So when you notice a stain of any kind, start to work on it right away. Don't wait. 

Begin by trying to dry blot the stain. Avoid the temptation of using a wet cloth or detergent, at least at this stage of the game. Blot the stain gently with a clean, dry cloth or absorbent paper towel. Be patient. It may take several minutes before you see any results.

If dry blotting

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Here is the January 2015 Calgary Real Estate Market Newsletter.  There is also a full version of the newsletter with much more information. All you need to do is click here to subscribe and it is only 1 newsletter sent out once a month!

Subscribe to Monthly Calgary Market Update Newsletter or contact us for any real estate questions.

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