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Things to do in Calgary for February 2020

 

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February is coming near and there is lots of excitement in the air for all of the events that are happening in and around Calgary. Mark your calendars and plan your dates because this is going to be an extraordinary month here in the city!

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

Chocolate Lovers, it’s the best time of the year again! The YYC Hot Chocolate Fest is back, and it’s running all month long. Participating cafes and restaurants all over the city will feature a signature hot chocolate drink created for this exciting and friendly competition. It’s time to get out there and vote for your favourite cup in support of Calgary Meals on Wheels, the benefitting organization that will be receiving a

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5808_Londonderry_Cr_SWLast week we were taking a look at the incredible community of Lakeview, and guess what... we aren't ready to leave yet! Today we want to crush all over another amazingly renovated home. You are sure to love this weeks #HomeCrush located at 5808 Londonderry Cres SW! 

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5808 Londonderry Cr SW Calgary

Here is what we love about it:

  • How do you say... triple garage? :) 
  • Location in Lakeview with the reservoir close by and in a quiet cresecent
  • Amazing attention to detail throughout.
  • That Kitchen... wow... :)  

List Price: $969,000

Listed By: Kristine Hart of Chamberlain Real Estate Group

 

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9_most_expensive_neighbourhoods_in_calgaryWhile Calgary as a whole is an affordable city compared to other major cities across Canada, when you look at the affordability, there are, however, some fantastic places to live that can break the budget! So, what are the most expensive neighbourhoods in Calgary? Let’s take a look at the top 9 most expensive neighbourhoods in Calgary.

Do you want to view homes in these neighbourhoods? Go ahead and jump below and explore some of Calgary’s most expensive homes!

All the average price data below is from the sold values between Oct 2, 2019, to Jan 2, 2020, and the current numbers are found on our Calgary Real Estate Market page. 

Coming in at Number 9:

Bayview, Calgary

Avg Price: $1,026,667
Median Income (2016 Census): $260,339

Bayview is a

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property_brothersIf you have ever watched HGTV, you have seen the show the Property Brothers. Well, the Scott Brothers are looking for families in Calgary Alberta who have real dreams of turning their house into their forever home. If you are thinking of flipping the home, this isn't for you. This is all about having the home that you will want to live in forever and have plans on putting those design plans into action.

If you are in love with your neighbourhood, the area, amenities, and don't want to move but have plans on renovating your home, this could be your chance to have the home makeover of your dreams.

What you get out of this amazing opportunity:

  • Incredible design and renovation done by Jonathan, Drew and their amazing team.
  • A major renovation in
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honestdoor_comYes, you read that right. Honestdoor.com is a website and a startup in Edmonton, AB that uses artificial intelligence to share that data with the public. It is currently a free site that you can go onto and see what homes have sold for, what they believe it's valued for in today's market as well as the assessed property value history, past permits pulled and much more. They are currently showing properties located in Edmonton, Calgary, Cochrane Winnipeg and many more. Many real estate agents are typically fearful of these types of sites, but we here at Chamberlain Group think this is great. Here is our review on their site as of January 2020, and what they are providing. We will walk through the good and the bad and how you as a home buyer or seller in

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3704_58_ave_sw_home_for_saleToday we are headed to the incredible community of Lakeview. Lakeview homes sit in the incredible location right above the Glenmore Reservoir, overlooking some of the most beautiful landscapes of the city. This is an incredible community that you must consider and this is a real gem of a home and one that is worth crushing all over. With over 2,500 sq ft of renovated living space, you are sure to love this weeks #HomeCrush! 

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3704 58 Ave SW Calgary AB

Here is what we love about it:

  • Attention to details in this reno
  • Heated floors in the bathrooms
  • Location in Lakeview with the reservoir close by
  • That Kitchen... wow... :)  

List Price: $799,900

Listed By: Errol Biebrick of RE/MAX Real

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Here are some of Calgary's Hottest Homes on the market right now...

 

Today takes us to the incredible community of Altadore. You may have heard of the area of Marda Loop in Calgary, and Altadore makes up apart of that 'area'.

 

Take a look through and if there is anything that stands, let us know, schedule a tour and let's go check it out!

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realtor.caYou love Realtor.ca and you find yourself longingly looking at homes on this site multiple times a day. It really is a great way to dream and see what is out there for sale or what your neighbour’s home looks like inside. Am I right? And let’s be honest, it’s painful to use. We all know that, but here are 5 shocking truths about Realtor.ca that you need to be aware of.

To start off, Realtor.ca is the official site of the Canadian Real Estate Association and to be honest, it is just ok. Let’s take a look at why you need a better search experience.

Listings on Realtor.ca are Incomplete

There are a few important things that you will need when searching for a new home in Calgary that you cannot get access to on Realtor.ca. 

  • File Attachments:

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Happy New Years everyone... Today we are headed to the SE community of Willow Park. Willow Park is an incredible community that you must consider. This is a real gem of a home and one that is worth crushing all over. With over 3,500 sq ft of living space and boasting a massive south facing lot, you are sure to love this weeks #HomeCrush! 

View this home today

619 Wilderness Dr SE

Here is what we love about it:

  • The Location and size of the lot
  • The upgrades are done very tastefully
  • Updated and renovated kitchen
  • South Facing Yard
  • Size of the backyard is incredible  

List Price: $1,044,900

Listed By: Darcy Brown of RE/MAX House of Real Estate

 

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Things to do in Calgary for January 2020

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There are so many amazing things to do in Calgary each and every month. This month takes us to places like the Ice Magic Festival in Lake Louise and the Calgary Renovation Show in the heart of downtown. Make sure to mark your calendars for some of this month's best events. Here we go!

Banff Snow Days

Banff National Park welcomes all for free snowy enjoyment in the heart of winter! The annual SnowDays celebration is a free 12-day event that hosts the best of winter activities every year. Come check out the snow sculpture competition in downtown Banff, the Ice Magic Festival, skate parties with DJ's, Tribute to Craft Spirts Festival and so much more. 

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