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Ever imagined living on the lake and having incredible views right out of your bedroom windows? Here is another incredible home that you need to see. Today's Home Crush of the Week takes us to Lake Bonavista. This incredible lake home is one you are not going to want to miss. Rob Campbell and Maja Bilyk when are we seeing this place?

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1071 Lake Placid Dr SE

Here is what we love about it:

  • Despite the weather and snow outside, it's great to think summer will come again!
  • The home is nearly 3,000 sq ft above grade so there is a lot of space for the family.
  • Being on a pie-shaped lot gives you a great amount of lake frontage.
  • Triple Garage! 

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hidden_costs_of_owning_a_home_in_calgaryOwning and moving into your first home, or even your 5th home can be very exciting for you and your family. You have probably spent hours or possibly even years looking for this perfect place and now you are moving in. Or perhaps you are still looking for that home and you are a proactive type and doing your research on homeownership. Either way lets discuss what the hidden costs of owning a home are and what you could expect.

Maintenance Items to Watch out for

Depending on the type of home you have purchased, whether it be a detached home, townhouse or condo apartment, the maintenance items will vary drastically. So we will give you an overview of some of the big items.

  • The exterior of the Home - If you own a yard or land, there will be

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Here is another incredible property that has hit the market in Calgary. Today's Home Crush of the Week takes us to Beltline. This gorgeous loft is something rare and unique in Calgary.

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105 220 11 Ave SE Calgary

Here is what we love about it:

  • HELLO NYC! 
  • The brick... Where else can you find this in Calgary?
  • That master bedroom is stunning with the ceilings
  • The history  as this building was originally built in 1912 for the Imperial Tobacco Co. 

List Price: $799,000

Listed By: Spencer Stupka with Charles

 

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Here is another incredible home that is on the market in Calgary. Today's Home Crush of the Week takes us to the incredible community in the NW area of Calgary, Royal Oak. This 6 bedroom and 4 bathroom showhome is one you are not going to want to miss... We need to go check this out right Tanya Deschambault and Alex Weston?

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105 Rock Lake Ht NW Calgary

Here is what we love about it:

  • Backing onto the pond
  • An incredible layout that is functional and sure to impress
  • The modern finishes in this home are top level
  • The master ensuite is to die for
  • The walkout basement is fully developed and is an incredible space  

List Price: $1,279,900

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calgary-events-december-2019Events in Calgary for December 2019

December is almost here and we are excited for you to catch all the events we have around the city! This is such an exciting season and we’re all celebrating the holidays in many ways and in many awesome places in Calgary. We hope to see you out there in the upcoming December events! 

 

 

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

We’re thrilled to know that the Canadian Pacific (CP) Holiday Train is coming back to the rails to spread some love, joy and kindness to all the people across Canada and the United States. The Holiday Train has 14 rail cars decorated with hundreds of thousands of LED lights and a modified boxcar that serves as a stage for the performers. They will be raising money and spreading

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closing_costs_when_buying_a_houseIf you are planning on buying a house or condo in Calgary, you may know that there are going to be those dreaded closing costs. But how much are the closing costs going to set you back when it comes time to fork out the money for your dream home!

Here is a list of the most essential and typical closing costs associated with buying a house in Calgary.

Closing Costs before You Move In:

  • Your Deposit on the home can be anywhere from $2,000 upwards of 5-10% of the value of the house. The cost of this depends on who you are buying from and what price range you are purchasing in.
  • Inspection Costs can include a Home Inspection and, or a Condo document inspection, a home inspection can be around $500, and the condo document inspection can be
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Questions To Ask About Your Calgary Mortgage Broker or Lender - How do I talk to a mortgage lender?

Most people assume that they only need to walk in with one question: “What’s your best mortgage rates for my house?” 

While that might work to open the door, there are more considerations that you should be asking about. Ask questions like “what’s the term” or “How much with insured mortgages” should get your lender talking. They know that you’ve come prepared to be thorough. Ask leading questions like:

  • What are the penalties?

  • Are there refinancing restrictions?

  • What about portability issues?

These are three big questions that conquer some the hidden regulations that mortgage regulations that can restrict your

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Here is another incredible home that has hit the market in Calgary. Today's Home Crush of the Week takes us to Cougar Ridge. This 6 bedroom and 6 bathroom home is one you are not going to want to miss.

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84 Coulee Way SW Calgary

Here is what we love about it:

  • The views... WOW... Out of this world
  • The 3 car garage is amazing
  • The kitchen and open floor plan that showcases the view is stunning
  • The master ensuite is to die for
  • The basement is fully developed and ready for your use  

List Price: $1,799,900

Listed By: Jeffrey LeBlanc of Century 21 Bamber Realty Ltd.

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Quick Links: Questions to Ask Any Broker

You may feel very overwhelmed when it comes to choosing the right real estate brokerage in Calgary for you. With the plethora of options to an agent in Calgary, it can be hard to know what you need to help you succeed in this business. Not all brokerages are created equal from what they offer to the training they provide, and how can they be. Every brokerage in Calgary is unique and different and fits the needs of those agents that are in them. If you find yourself as a brand new Realtor®, or are a seasoned agent looking to make a change in your business, I encourage you to read on. Below you will learn what types of brokerages there are in hopes of finding what is right for you!

First off, we need to

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