Strategies to Avoid When Selling Your House In 2023

strategies-to-avoid-when-selling-your-house-in-2023Welcome to the worst guide to selling your home!

With years of experience helping families move to new homes, we have listed the worst ways you can sell your property. The truth is most tactics and strategies some agents recommend will not work in many cases.

Listing Agent

Whether you have sold a home multiple times or are a first-time seller, you need to know what a listing agent is.

A listing agent is a realtor you hire to be on your side in helping you sell your property. Be keen on finding a professional agent you can trust and work with.

Look up the agent’s profile, check their online presence and read reviews about them. Then, interview the agent and ask about their plans for…

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What Can Be Done About Unaffordable Housing Across Canada?

what-can-be-done-about-unaffordable-housing-across-canadaIn our previous blog, we discussed the challenge with places like Vancouver and Toronto only having the ability to grow up versus growing out, causing massive price increases.

Buyers in those cities need some help from the Bank of Mom and Dad or do house hacking to acquire their properties and sustain their mortgage. Those who can do neither ventured into other cities like Calgary to find more affordable housing.

Toronto Rental Situation

We had the opportunity to talk to Kyle and Emily to learn more about the rental situation in the GTA. Kyle has been a resident in Mississauga for the last five years and is currently renting a 300 square feet basement suite for a shocking $700 a…

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Why the Toronto Housing Market is so Unaffordable

why-the-toronto-housing-market-is-so-unaffordableThe last couple of years has been interesting for our team as we talk to many people from the Greater Toronto Area who want to go to Calgary. And we had the privilege of helping a lot of them move into our city.

The more Torontonians we talk to, the more we get curious about what this migration is all about. So we went to the GTA and asked some of their residents about their opinion on why the GTA is potentially becoming so unaffordable for so many people and what can be done about it.

Understanding the Problem

In February 2021, Royal LePage published a report saying nearly half of Canadians aged, 25 to 40 own their home and a quarter of these homeowners purchased a property since the onset…

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Millennials Guide to Moving to Calgary in 2023

Millennials-Guide-to-Moving-to-Calgary-in-2023According to a report published by Royal LePage in February 2021, nearly half of millennials in Canada between the ages of 25 and 35 own their home. A quarter of these homeowners bought their property since the onset of the pandemic in 2020.
68% of non-owners aged 25 to 35 intend to purchase a home within the next five years.

In August 2022, Royal LePage published another report stating that six in ten non-homeowner millennials in Canada believe they will one day own a home, but half say they would have to relocate.

This blog is dedicated to millennials wondering where is the best place to relocate. We have curated a nine-step guide with all the information you need to know when moving to…

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November 2022 Market Update

november-2022-market-updateWith demand for detached homes under $600,000 staying consistent, there simply isn't enough for buyers to buy on the market. This is forcing some buyers to adjust what they want to purchase.

While Calgary hasn't seen as harsh price drops as other major centres in Canada, we are feeling the lack of inventory. We have many buyers that are ready to buy, but we have nothing to show them.

The media has been covered with headlines all about the potential recession, along with the Bank of Canada's uncertain actions regarding future interest rate increases. Many consumers are most likely to hold off on making major decisions until the new year.

If you plan on a change in 2023, NOW is the time to start conversations and discussions.…

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Where Should Your Family Live in Calgary?

Where-Should-Your-Family-Live-in-CalgaryAre you looking for the best place to live in Calgary with your family? Or have you wanted to move to a new community to better support your children’s hobbies and interests?

You might be trying to figure out what kind of lifestyle you have, who you are and what you are becoming, and navigating where you need to be; well, here’s a treat for you!

We have curated lists of communities that you can consider based on what your family is into!

Young Families

Here are some fantastic neighbourhoods with the best playgrounds for families with little feet that never get tired of running around.
First on the list is Montgomery, where Shouldice Park Playground is located. It boasts musical features, tons…

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Waiting to Buy a Home Just Got More Expensive

Waiting-to-Buy-a-Home-just-got-More-ExpensiveWe can all agree that we are in a better place now… so should you buy a house soon?

As we enter the “new normal,” we face new challenges like heightened inflation, increased costs of mortgages, skyrocketing interest rates, and rising home prices.

The decision to purchase a house and move right now is difficult for many reasons. But is there a downside to waiting?

Players Involved in Price Changes

With all the news headlines about real estate in Canada, you would think the market will quickly soar into a strong buyer's market. But the reality is that’s not happening, causing a lot of confusion.

The real estate market in Calgary has changed dramatically over the last two years. These…

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October 2022 Market Update

october-2022-market-updateNot everything you see is true!

If you read through headlines about 'Canadian Real Estate,' you are sure to be afraid of what's to come and want to hide. This is also the case when we get our first snowfall!

There is no such thing as a generic 'Canadian Real Estate Market.'️ Rather, you have to look at all the cities and towns individually to understand what is happening.

Calgary is seeing a strong market for condos and townhomes, more than we've seen in a long time. It's not uncommon to see multiple offers in these home styles and detached homes under the $500-$600k price range.

Detached homes in Calgary have seen a decrease in sales this month, some of that due to the lack of new inventory coming onto the market.

There is…

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Investing in Calgary Real Estate

investing-in-calgary-real-estateThose who have invested in Calgary real estate might be smiling on the inside while watching market trends recently. They might feel proud that they made a smart move when they acquired properties here.

We invited a mortgage broker and seasoned real estate investor, Lindsay Labrecque, to share her insights on investing in Calgary.

Investing in Calgary Real Estate

As a mortgage broker, Lindsay talks to several people on a daily basis. Many of them are investors from Toronto and Vancouver who sold their homes or pulled their money from the stock market. They have a lot of equity on hand and looking to buy properties in Calgary.

More investors are now leaning towards real estate as it is more stable than…

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5-reasons-to-live-near-the-university-district5 Reasons to Live Near the University District

Looking for an incredible place you can live in and love is key to finding that perfect move-up community.

Not many areas offer tranquility and energy, but you can find them around the University District. You need to consider this location if living around the hustle and bustle of the inner city while having mature trees and large lots are what you are looking for!

University District is Growing Rapidly

The University District is expanding like crazy. And it is not surprising because of the incredible amount of restaurants and local businesses here. Monogram Coffee, Village Ice Cream, Orange Theory, Spin YYC and COBS Bread are just some fantastic places you can find in the area.

A…

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