For Buyers

Here are some of our top tips, insights and knowledge for those of you that are thinking of buying a home in Calgary.

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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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Move_up_homes_600_to_700_calgaryGetting into a new home can be exciting for everyone in the family.

Moving up in a larger home can also be a bit daunting, not for your 7 year old however. All they see is more space to play and spread their toys out. For you, it could be a bit nervous getting into that larger home with larger monthly costs.

On the flip side, you could also be loving and really excited for the new space... All that to say, buying a larger home and moving up can be a bag full of mixed emotions for everyone.

So we want to help you.

We want to walk beside you through the process of moving up to a larger home and typically that starts with dreaming.

Dream of the new home you want to be in. How does the space feel? How will you interact with the layout? What

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how_to_buy_a_house_virtually“Hello? Can you hear me? Am I muted?”

These days, we all understand what it’s like to move our lives online. Office conference calls. Ordering groceries. Meeting clients. Even playing games with family members.

But buying a house?

A few months ago, that might have seemed strange, but in this lockdown life, buying a home virtually is a reality. Two of our star agents, Tony Cusano and Simmi Aujla, did just that. They helped their clients find the home they wanted, even though neither client had set foot in the property.

Simmi (Virtually) Sells a Home

For Simmi’s clients, the first point of contact was our exceptional website. Once the family submitted an inquiry and spoke to our inside sales agent, he passed along their contact details to

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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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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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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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interior_design_ideasWe’ve been spending a lot of time in our homes lately, and it’s the perfect opportunity to evaluate precisely what is working and what is not. A great home interior design considers the people that live in the space, their personality and how they use that space. In a season like we’re experiencing now, it’s wise not to make big decisions based on current circumstances. In essence, I mean, don’t spend all your money updating your office if you intend to go back to your regular office when things return to our new normal. Do, however, consider the present circumstance when you evaluate your budget for the projects that you want to take on. When you’re ready to start assessing your home and how you’d like to improve the look and functionality, consider

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home_gym_ideasWritten by Erin DuPont

As someone who prefers the socializing aspect of working out as much as the physical and mental gains, I am not one to regularly use our home gym. My husband is a fitness fanatic, and it was his #1 request when we built our home, so we needed to come up with some creative home gym ideas

 

After we built our home, I did find the home gym extremely useful on those freezing January mornings. You know the type of days when it is much easier to put on your sneakers and head to the basement instead of brushing the snow off your car as you’re all bundled up on your way to Antarctica just to peel off layers at the gym and sweat it out in a hot room with 30 other people... Yeah, on that kind of day, I would stay home and found the

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