Calgary Real Estate Blog

If you're thinking of making a move within the next few months, there are two important things you need to know.

The first is the market value of your current Calgary property. That's the amount your home will likely sell for on today's market. When you know its market value, you'll have a better idea of how much money will be available to invest in a new home.

The second is an overview of what's available in the Calgary Real Estate market. Which of the homes currently available for sale meet your criteria with respect to type of home, special features (such as a big kitchen or open concept), neighbourhood, etc? How much are these homes selling for?

With those two pieces of information, you'll be able to make a better decision.

A good Calgary

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One of the most prominent features of any home is the windows. When they are well maintained they have a positive impact on the impression people (such as potential buyers) will have of your property. The opposite occurs, of course, when your windows look old and worn.

So does that mean you should replace your windows?

That depends on a number of factors. Window replacement can be an expensive renovation. Here are a few things to consider before making your decision.

  • Do your windows get frost or condensation build-up on the interior side? This could be a sign that the windows are not keeping out the cold as well as they should.

  • Do you see water infiltration or mildew on the interior sides of any of the window sills? This means

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With Calgary's Real Estate Market being so hot right now, many people are wondering when is the best time to sell your property is. 

If you've been thinking about selling your Calgary home, you might  have been waiting until the "market is right". After all, if the local market suddenly booms like it has in Calgary, your property will likely sell for a higher price.

That may be true. However, there are other factors to consider in your decision to list.

For example, will you be buying a new home as well? If so, then the higher selling price will probably be offset by the higher cost of the new property.

In addition, there may be characteristics of your Calgary home that will help sell it quickly and for a good price – today – regardless of

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Unless you're a real estate expert, you probably look at the market and think things are pretty confusing. Even a bit crazy! You hear news about “bubbles bursting”, “higher or lower home sales in a particular month”, “new home starts” that are up or down, and on and on it goes.

It’s a lot of news and a lot of jargon.

If you're thinking of selling your home within the next year or two, you will want to understand what's happening in the market so you can make the right decisions and get a clear sense of what to expect. So, how do you make sense of it all?

That's where a good REALTOR® can help.

Even if you don't have any definite plans to move in the near future, a REALTOR® who is an expert in the local marketplace can help you understand what homes

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