March 2016

Found 6 blog entries for March 2016.

Calgary's market has been primarily favouring buyers for the last little while, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't sell your home right now, or that you couldn't sell your home right now. By utilizing some easy tactics and working with the right professionals, you can sell your home quickly and for the right price.

In a declining real estate market where supply outstrips demand, a person can generally sell a house faster by lowering the price. But there are other ways to enhance a home’s attractiveness besides lowering the asking price. [Forbes]

  • Keep the closets half-empty: every buyer is looking for storage, and the more storage the better. Making your rooms and closets look emptier and decluttered will give the illusion of more space and
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Did you know March is "Community Association Membership Month" in Calgary? It's the perfect time to learn about your community's association and all the great work it does for your neighbourhood, perhaps even getting more involved.

We're lucky in Calgary, that most communities in our city have community associations. Knowing about your community association and where it is located, can offer you a ton of opportunity to get involved in the neighbourhood you live.

What is a community association?

Community associations are neighbourhood-based volunteer organizations providing support, and opportunities in recreation, education and social life. In Calgary, nearly 150 community associations even operate facilities and/or halls. The Federation of

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Calgary is one of the most livable cities in the world, and is known for having numerous suburban residential neighbourhoods that are perfect for families, especially in the Northwest Calgary real estate market. We are going to discuss 5 of these hilly residential neighbourhoods in the northern part of Calgary:

  • Panorama Hills
  • Harvest Hills
  • Country Hills
  • Coventry Hills
  • Huntington Hills

Elevated Living

Elevated living doesn't just refer to the actual elevation of these communities, which are located atop hills and above much of the city. We are also referring to the vast benefits of living in these areas, such as endless amenities, high-quality of life and amazing resale value. In regards to specific elevation: 

  • Country
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817 - 15 Avenue SWArriva Calgary Condos

One of the finest high rises in Calgary has also one of the best locations. Nestled up against Mount Royal Village on 15th Avenue, the Montana was finished in 2009 and is the younger, more refined sibling of the Emerald Stone. The standard issue for all of the 190 units were granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and full solid wood doors and trim.  You can view Montana listings for sale here.

The entrance of the Montana is perhaps the finest anywhere. There is a full-time concierge to greet you as you make your way up the ramp or stairs through the walnut entrenched foyer. The windows in the building are all Visionwall - used in Airports and commercial buildings to keep noise out and the inside temperature in. The

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West Hillhurst is a vibrant, dynamic community located just North of the Bow River and Downtown Calgary. Located next to trendy Kensington Village, it is the perfect choice for those who want to live where they can work, shop and play. The land that makes up the West Hillhurst community was originally owned by the Riley family, a prominent pioneer family. This eclectic community is comprised of a mixture of older homes built for soldiers returning from WWII, new infills, and condos & townhouses. Residents have easy access to SAIT, the Alberta College of Art and the University of Calgary as well as quick access to the river pathways.


With it's close proximity to the Bow River path system, West Hillhurst is the perfect choice for runners,

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Charleswood is located at the base of one of the largest urban parks in North America, Nose Hill Park. This established community is centrally located with great access to downtown, the University of Calgary and SAIT Polytechnic. Established in 1959, this mature and quiet neighbourhood is located in NW Calgary. Charleswood is blessed with its prime location close to the University of Calgary and major shopping destinations such as Market, Northland Village and Brentwood Malls.


Recreation opportunities abound in Tuscany with its beautiful ravines, walking paths, and easy access to Canada Olympic Park and the Rocky Mountains. The Tuscany Club is a private community centre complete with tennis and basketball courts, play and picnic areas, a

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