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August 2016

Found 4 blog entries for August 2016.

You found a home (or two) that appealed to you, and you finally made your way to an open house or showing, so now what? 

Look at all the elements that are important for you and your family:

  • Are there enough bedrooms or bathrooms?
  • Is the house the right size?
  • Is there enough storage space?
  • Is it in the right location?
  • Is it close to schools?
  • Is the house in good repair?
  • Does it fit your needs?

You may walk into a home and fall head over heels in love with it. But is it because it's beautifully decorated and furnished...and it shows like something out of a magazine? Remember, you're not buying the furniture...when the owners move out, the furniture goes with them. The home may have 3 bedrooms...but you need 4. Maybe it has a

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The task of buying your perfect home with ease can be marred without any help from real estate professionals. If you are able to find a good REALTOR® though, the entire process of home buying can be convenient, hassle-free and even enjoyable for you.

In fact, good real estate agents in Calgary are not really hard to find. But it's also true that you might bump into average ones or worst, bad ones. So how do you actually find REALTORS® that are not just good but are reliable and credible too? Here's some advice: 

  • Get recommendations from people you trust: One of the first things that you should do when you're looking for a REALTOR® is to ask your trusted sphere of influence. Reputation has a lot to speak for in the case of realtors. If someone
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Living in a golf community has a lot of bonuses aside from your beautiful house. Being the largest city in Alberta with population of more or less 1,500,000, a lot of real estate communities are established in Calgary with different target markets. When talking about peace and recreation, the best residential place to live in is in a golf community. Numbered below are some of the advantages of living in a golf community.

  • Beautifully maintained park-like scenery: Golf courses require well maintained lawn, and being able to wake up facing a refreshing lush green scenery is one of the reasons why a lot of families choose to live in a golf community. There are more trees and grass compared to other subdivisions which make the ambiance of your
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We often advocate for living in northwest Calgary, with all the great communities and amenities there. However, recent research from the 2016 City of Calgary census and the Avenue Magazine Best Calgary Neighbourhoods List give us even more reason to preach investing there. 

Overall for 2016, Calgary's population increased by 0.36 per cent to 1,235,171, but two northwest neighbourhoods saw an increase of over 1,000 residents in the past year: Nolan Hill and Evanston. 

Here's some notable figures on northwest Calgary real estate from the census and Avenue survey: 

  • The northwest communities of Tuscany and Panorama Hills are the top communities in Calgary with the most single-family homes. Tuscany and Panorama Hills are also among the communities
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