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Move_up_homes_500_to_600_calgaryIf you have considered making a move up in a down market, now is a great time to consider this, we explain more why on this post. So in doing so, we wanted to compile some of the best homes for sale that are priced between 500,000 and 600,000 for you to look through.

When looking for the right home when making the move up, you need to take into consideration many details. You will also need to be willing to wait for the right home in the right location because of many factors tied to your family, schools, work, recreational activities etc etc. So don't be afraid to be patient for the right house.

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The market in Calgary is ever changing. We are seeing a real mix of multiple offers, urgent buyers as well as areas of the city that are taking longer than normal to sell. It is safe to say that for some markets in Calgary we are seeing the spring market in full bloom.

In the month of June there was a 6% increase in the number of listings that came on the market compared to June 2019. This is showing us that there is demand and a need/want for many Calgary families to move and experience a change during these COVID months.

If home sales continue like we saw in June, we could see a stop of the downward pressures on the prices of homes in and around our city. But that won't be known until later.

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june_2020_real_estate_marketDuring the month of May, the market in Calgary remained relatively slow, however it did exceed the lows from April's market in number of transactions. Despite the decline in number of homes sold by 44% compared to 2019 May numbers, we did see some homes go into multiple offers, in fact one last week had 5 offers on it.

Yes the market is slower, but here's the reality, people are still moving and working with an agent who is forward thinking and understands this market is key.

We've said it before, but it really makes a world of a difference now, you need to have a solid strategic plan. You are not able to just get by with winging in when buying or selling a home in this market.

We get asked, and even told, by clients that they know the market is

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move_up_in_down_market_postWe've all seen it before. You know when something is going wrong, like really bad, it feels like it's in slow motion. We can replay the moment as an observer from the outside and analyze everything that could have been different.

Unfortunately, this pandemic that we are in, mixed with our economy in Alberta, it may seem like you are stuck. Isolated.

But here's the thing.

If you are in a position of good income still, you have probably saved money over the past number of months due to lack of spending; you could be in a great position to make a move up in this down market.

This may seem like a crazy thought in a time like this, but hear us out, because if you do this right, the math is in your favour.

Right now, the market is down from what it was a couple

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Here are this week's hottest homes you should check out!

These are some of the hottest homes we've seen that have hit the market in the last 7 days, that we've compiled and put into one place for you to browse through! This week we have found something for everyone... there are somne amazing homes in this list that you may LOVE!

Take a look below at these homes below and let us know if you would like to head on out and take a look at them!

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3 Incredible Day Trips Around Calgary

day_trips_around_calgaryWhen you are living in Calgary, you don't need to stay in your house all the time. Part of the appeal of Calgary is that it is in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and its proximity to some truly astounding places. With hundreds of hiking trails, ski runs, and natural wonders within a couple hours' drive, it's hard to narrow down a selection. But make sure you don't miss these, as they can easily be left off of your list.

These three places are a great place for any age and any size of family. 

  • Tyrell Museum & the Badlands: About 90 minutes Northeast of Calgary, this moonscape is eerie and desert-like, and a wonderful place to explore (stop by Horseshoe Canyon on your way there too!). A treasure-trove
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outdoor_activity_ideas_in_calgaryIf you are on a budget or want to get away from the crowds: don't worry, Calgary has you covered. With vast swathes of pristine green space within the city, you have plenty of spots to explore. Growing up in Calgary, one of the regular outdoor activities we would do was heading down to Fish Creek Park for hours. We would build forts in the trees with deadfall, splash in the water catching tadpoles, toss a ball or frisbee, and finish with a hotdog roast over a fire. We would spend hours riding our bikes in and out of the trees and get lost in paths we've never explored before. Places like this litter our incredible city, and each one has its own unique flavour and is worth exploring.

Here are a few of our most absolute favourites to check out:

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may_2020_market_stats1M A Y ~ 2 0 2 0 || As expected, we are seeing massive drops in terms of sales happening. Across the city, we saw a decrease of over 63% in the number of sales compared to April 2019.

If you are considering a purchase in this market, you may think there will be some amazing deals, but in reality, the inventory is a bit low. So, if you are in a hotter price range (under $500,000) you could see homes still moving quicker if they are priced well for the time we're in.


Where we have seen the biggest adjustments is in the price ranges above $600,000. The number of homes that sold over this price has really dropped. So if you are planning on selling in this range, you MUST have a kick a$$ strategy to get you in front of the potentially few buyers that are

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dog_friendly_places_in_calgaryIn part 1 of our #stayingathome series, we discussed New Puppy Training. Now that you have some tips to help you on your journey with a new pup, let's get to the fun part! Here in Calgary, there are plenty of dog-friendly places to take your growing pup to.

Where are good places to visit in Calgary with a new puppy?

  1. Nose Hill Park - on top of the hill is a large off-leash area that is plenty big enough for a young pup to explore. This one is mostly grass, brush, and dirt.
  2. Bowmont Park Off-Leash Area - near the river, this fenced park is great if you live in the NW. Though some parts of the fence no longer meet the ground, so keep a close eye on your pup at the south end of the park
  3. Edworthy Off-Leash Park - Here is where you can take your
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new_puppy_trainingThinking its time to invite one of these fluffy friends into your home? Let's be honest, the kids are off of school for months. It could be a great time for them to train and bond the new little family member. In the last 6 weeks, 4 of the families on our team, all welcomed new four-legged family members into their home, some adopted and some are new puppies. 

Let's explore what a new puppy involves and share some resources for you to use along the way!

A New Puppy Routine

Just a few weeks ago, I, Jessi, welcomed a new member to our family. A rambunctious and wild, but soft and cuddly, 9-week old pup. The first few days were a whirlwind of chaos. The little furball nipped and chomped at everything and everyone she touched. She made messes

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