Calgary Real Estate News & Blog

does_moving_up_mean_bigger_is_better_chamberlain_real_estate_groupMoving Up to a new home sounds like fun. But does it always mean a bigger home and more space? Not always. Sometimes making a move up means moving into an area that you've wanted to be in a long time and you are getting more life and location than you are home. Meet Melissa, who is a client of Chamberlain Real Estate Group and did just that. Her and her family moved in a couple weeks back and are loving the new life they are creating for themselves.

If you have questions about moving up, let us know what they are and how we can help you too!

Jared:
Are you considering moving up and making a change during this pandemic? We're going to talk to one of our past clients and current clients who actually did do that exact thing, and dig into it. So

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back_to_school_calgary_chamberlain_real_estate_groupDecisions, decisions… Back to school in Calgary looks quite a bit different this year. No matter what you decide for your kiddos, our team has put together their favourite tips to make the most of the new school year!

You get an office, and you get an office!

If you’ve moved to a work from home setup, you understand the importance of a dedicated workspace. It’s possibly even more important for your school-aged kids to have a study area where they know they can go to focus. Think home office, but way cuter.

Here are some items you may want to include:

  • A desk with storage and organizers
  • A comfortable chair (sure, they’re kids, but you do not want to pay for chiro later)
  • Good lighting
  • Studious décor (a map or fun academic posters)
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a_story_of_trust_chamberlain_real_estate_groupTrust, in any relationship, is key for that relationship to work well. However, building trust and maintaining trust can be difficult.

Clients we have worked with over the years have all had amazing and hard experiences with REALTOR®s in the past. Our goal is to help you first so that we can build trust through our process and use all the tools we have to help you the best we are able to. 

Here is a story that Simmi Aujla shared with me about one of her clients. Feel free to watch our live show or read the transcript below.

Jared Chamberlain:
And today we have a story, a story about trust. So Simmi, we are going to make up this lady's name. Yeah. Because what is it like? There's like those old radio shows where it's like, the scenarios have

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best_neighbourhoods_to_sell_in_calgary_august_2020Here are the best neighbourhoods in Calgary if your are thinking of selling your home in the coming months. This is based on the  August 2020 numbers for months of inventory in each neighbourhood.

Here are your top 10 Neighbourhoods. Watch the video below or read through the transcript below!

10. Maple Ridge - 1.64 Months of Inventory
Maple Ridge is a super great community. It currently is sitting at 1.64 months worth of inventory. So everything on the market currently, right now it'll take one and a half or 1.6 months for it to sell all of the homes that are currently on the market to sell in order to... Basically the absorption rate, months of inventory. So it's going to... That's create that buyers are buying up the current amount of homes

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calgary_market_update_july_august_2020So, the big question here, is the market dead or is it hot? What in the world is going on? COVID has turned us upside down. We're wearing masks. The world is different. Kids are going back to school, some are, some aren't. This is not a conversation, a topic about what's right or wrong at this moment. Really, we want to sit and talk about the Calgary real estate market.

There have been a lot of people and clients that are making transitions right now. They're making moves. They are figuring out how to move up to a better home, a different home. They're realizing, they're working from home more over the last couple of months, and it's going to stay that way for a while. So, there's a lot of things that are changing in a lot of people's worlds

Watch the

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Amanda_henwood_calgary_realtorWe can’t help but be proud of every one of our agents at Chamberlain Group, so it’s always hard to select just one particular agent for our spotlight each month. But with Amanda Henwood, it’s very easy to see why she’s quickly become a part of the family here. Although she’s only been with us a few months, Amanda’s presence in our team has become vital. She’s a breath of fresh air and a true delight to be around. And she’s this month’s Featured Real Estate Agent who is making waves and helping families move.

We sat down with Amanda to talk about her experience from looking at houses in Calgary and area for her and her family, to becoming a real estate agent initially at another brokerage, and what ultimately brought her to the Chamberlain Real Estate

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5_must_visit_paitos_in_calgary_and_banffLike you, we too like to take the time and enjoy life.

The hot weather is a reminder that we all need some outdoorsy time. And we’re not talking about a hike this time, but rather enjoying the summer sunsets as the evening breeze blows in.

Let's be honest, as much as we all say to each other in the winter, 'Why do we live here?', there’s no better place to be in Calgary (or out in Banff) than sipping drinks on the patio in the summer.

Because we are spoiled for choice in this city, here are some of our team’s top recommendations for patios in Calgary. 

What are your favourites? Let us know in the comments below!

Uncommon by Leela on 17th Ave

(as recommended by Daniel Howlett)

Uncommon by Leela’s trick to lure you in is the combination

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3_Kid_Friendly_Hikes_Near_CalgaryWe love hikes.

 

Hiking on kid friendly hiking trails with the whole family is what we do!

 

Getting out into the wilderness is amazing.

 

Below are 3 different hikes that we have recently completed and depending on your child's level of hiking ability, any of these could be a fun outing for everyone!

 

Lake Agnes Tea House

 

This hike is totally worth the drive to Lake Louise. We recommend getting there early, even before 8 a.m. if possible as the parking lot fills up fast! The hike up to Lake Agnes is about 3.8 km (round trip 7.6 km), which doesn’t seem long but it is a steady incline all the way, but there are flat spots along the way that make for rest stops. 

 

At the base of the stairs leading up to the tea house

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Move_up_homes_900_to_1100_calgaryMaking a move up to a dream home can be really exciting.

It's key to truly think through exactly what it is that you are wanting vs needing in that next home.

You truly deserve to love where you live.

Let us help guide and create the perfect plan to get you into that incredible move up home that you are dreaming of.

As we've talked about before, making a move up in a down market can be a really smart move for those who in the position to do so.

Enjoy these luxury listings below and let us know how we can help you!

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Move_up_homes_700_to_900_calgaryYou have been dreaming of making the move into a larger space, or perhaps into a home that has a better location. Both of these things are possible when you look through these move up homes below.

All of these homes are what many Calgary home buyers dream of. These aren't the fanciest of the fanciest, but they sure are amazing.

Moving up to a larger home changes a lot of things for everyone in the family.

You deserve to love where you live, and we love to help you and your family find the perfect home.

As we discussed in a previous post how moving up in a down market can be a smart move, it may be the right time for you.

Take a browse and dream of what it would be like to be in some of these high end Calgary homes below.

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