Meet Matt Antrum - Calgary Real Estate Advisor with Chamberlain Real Estate Group

 

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Meet Matt Antrum. He has an energetic and unique style that his clients and colleagues love. Since joining the Chamberlain Group, he has impressed everyone with his ability to do it all with a smile on his face and a great attitude.

He is best at configuring search criteria to provide clients with the best results for their real estate needs. Once he sits down with a client and discusses what they are looking for, he can guide them to finding their dream house.

He always provides value for his clients every step of the way to make sure the process stays fun, exciting and productive!

Living in Sage Hill

Matt enjoys living in the community of Sage…

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Everything You Need to Know About Sewer Lines

 

sewer-lineWhen you look at homes, it is easy to get mesmerized by the furniture and fixtures that come with its interior design. Some tend to focus on the stylish exterior materials of the house as well.

Oftentimes, the parts deep down in every home are overlooked, but they should not be!

We invited Rocky Kwan of 2020 of Master Home Inspections to share the things you should keep in mind to maintain your sewer lines well and avoid any inconveniences.

Sewer Lines

Factors below the ground can destroy the figure of any beautiful house. Problems in the sewer line are typically issues that people don't see unless some oddities arise, and you have no choice but to have it fixed!

Sewer lines…

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Is it Worth Getting a Condo Inspection?

 

condo-home-inspectionAre you looking at buying a condo and wondering if it is worth it to get a home inspection?

We invited Rocky Kwan of 2020 Master Home Inspections to share reasons why getting a home inspection is not only cost worthy but can even give you peace of mind as you buy a property.

Jared Chamberlain always advises clients to look into their budgets first. If all you have is $400 to $500, it is better to put it on condo document inspections. However, if you have extra cash, you should not skip the condo inspection because it could give you the security that you are putting your money into a good investment!

Condo Inspection Process

Having a condo home inspection is like having a maintenance service for…

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Downsizing Your Home

 

downsizing-your-homeBehind every real estate move is a transition in life.

We invited a seasoned couple, Joe and Dawn, to share their downsizing journey as they move from a 2,800 square-foot bungalow to a 1,100 square-foot apartment condo!

Joe and Dawn have been married for over 30 years now. They raised their beautiful children in their family home for about twenty years. When their children transitioned into raising their own families, the couple decided to move into an empty-nesters bungalow.

The Transition Trigger

As the world entered into an unprecedented time of the pandemic, and everybody was forced to stay home, Joe and Dawn realized that a 2,800 square foot home was too big for just the two of them. In fact, they figured that…

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Establishing Genuine Connections - Ari Shams

 

Establishing-Genuine-ConnectionsAri Shams is a great guy. The type of person you call for a reason and then find yourself chatting away and sharing about other things going on in your life. He is truly someone you just can’t help but like.

That zest for people combined with his history in the trades is impressing clients, and he brings his established career in real estate to the Chamberlain Group with a goal and a plan to help more people.

We are so happy to have Ari as part of the Chamberlain Group, and we sat down for a video call with him to learn more about him, and his unique perspective on helping his clients buy and sell their homes.

You’ve been established for quite a while. What made you decide to switch…

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How to Avoid Panic When Moving in Calgary

 

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Do you like stress?

It is safe to say that no one would say yes to that question!

House shopping and finding a new home is super fun and exciting, but when it comes to moving, it can get quite stressful! We have some tips for how you can avoid stress and the panic that can come with it when moving.

Come up with a Plan

Many clients have talked to our team members saying that they are just randomly searching and checking what’s available in the market. Then suddenly, they find the perfect house for their family!

Moving into a new home should not be all about emotions. You have to pause for a while to create a plan. Like in anything, not having a plan can induce so much stress and panic.

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Moving with a Dog

 

moving-with-a-dogNothing beats the feeling of going home and being welcomed with playful hugs from your dog. But what if you moved to a new place and all of a sudden your dog’s attitude changed?

We invited Mary Paulette McDonogh, an animal communicator based in Calgary, Alberta, to share how dogs respond when their owners move to a new home. Continue reading if you want to understand the changes in your dog’s behaviour and know how to help them transition.

The preparation you need to do before you move varies depending on your dog’s breed and how they handle anxieties. If you have a really anxious dog, your approach will be a lot different from a relaxed dog. Obviously, an anxious dog needs more attention and time, and the low-key ones…

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October 2021 Calgary Real Estate Market Update

 

October-2021-Calgary-Real-Estate-Market-UpdateAs you may have seen on many news channels, Calgary hit another record month in the number of residential sales.

The demand for housing is still exceeding and outpacing expectations in the city of Calgary right now.

With a very low-interest rate environment mixed with improving confidence in the future markets, Calgarians still have an urgency to make a move. On top of this, we still have calls and families making the trek from other major cities that are much less affordable than Calgary for a big change.

When writing this, there are 4,492 total listings in Calgary, including detached, semi-detached, apartment or townhomes. Of that, only 40.4% are detached homes. That is only 1,817 Single Family…

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Capital Gains Tax on a Sale of a Property

 

capital-gains-tax-on-a-sale-of-a-propertyCan you get away with capital gains tax?

There has been a trend with property owners selling their rental units due to the many changes we face today. Many sellers are wondering if there is a way to get around capital gains tax.

We invited a CPA who often works with the Chamberlain Real Estate Group, Robert Neufeld, who has been in the accounting industry for about six years now. He shares how capital gains work when selling a rental property and the variables associated with it.

How Capital Gains Work

In a simple scenario, capital gain occurs when you sell an investment property like a rental home. For example, you invested $400,000 to buy a house and you decided to sell it after ten years…

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Moving with a Cat

 

Moving-with-a-CatLike humans, cats have emotions too! If you plan to make a big move and have a cat, you have to keep reading!

We invited Mary Paulette McDonogh, an animal communicator based in Calgary, Alberta, to talk about preparing cats for a house move. She discussed the changes in your cat’s behaviour when you are in the process of moving and how you can learn to handle and understand them.

Differences of Dogs and Cats

Some people have both cats and dogs, so it is essential to learn how to deal with both pets. Dogs are sensitive, but cats are a level further! Cats do not want to be around anything moving fast, chaotic, overstimulating, or anything like that.

Unlike dogs who love to run around, cats prefer to stay in their…

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