The Ultimate Resource for Calgary Home Buyers

The Ultimate Resource for Calgary Home Buyers

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4_critical_conversations_when_buying_and_selling_a_home_in_calgaryFamilies move to different houses for so many reasons. A lot of considerations weigh in.

Right now, we’re going to dive into four critical conversations that you need to have when buying and selling in the same market.

To start, you should ask yourself the biggest question, “Why are you moving?”

Knowing this will align the path that you will take on moving forward.

You have to assess yourself and where you want to be in the future. Determine what will make you happy during the next period; five years, three years, two years.

What’s going to make you cheerful about your progress?

1. Seasons in Life
For instance, you are a newly married couple searching for your first home together.

Before you get wrapped up in the thought of a beautiful

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calgary_real_estate_news_september_2020Calgary Real Estate News - September 2020 Market Update - Are Houses Even Selling? 
 
September was an interesting month for a lot of reasons.
 
It was full for many parents who need to decide if they will put their kids in the classroom or learn virtually. 
 
For real estate, it was the busiest market we've seen since 2014.
 
So, let's talk about the Calgary real estate market. What's happening? Are houses even selling anymore? 
 
All Condos & Houses
 
The benchmark selling price of all condos and houses was down 0.2%.
 
But the actual number of transactions went up 25% compared to last year. 
 
People are not taking holidays anymore. All the benchmarks that we usually live in life are gone. 
 
Going away for the summer, having kids in school, having people over for

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a_story_of_trust_chamberlain_real_estate_groupTrust, in any relationship, is key for that relationship to work well. However, building trust and maintaining trust can be difficult.

Clients we have worked with over the years have all had amazing and hard experiences with REALTOR®s in the past. Our goal is to help you first so that we can build trust through our process and use all the tools we have to help you the best we are able to. 

Here is a story that Simmi Aujla shared with me about one of her clients. Feel free to watch our live show or read the transcript below.

Jared Chamberlain:
And today we have a story, a story about trust. So Simmi, we are going to make up this lady's name. Yeah. Because what is it like? There's like those old radio shows where it's like, the scenarios have

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calgary_market_update_july_august_2020So, the big question here, is the market dead or is it hot? What in the world is going on? COVID has turned us upside down. We're wearing masks. The world is different. Kids are going back to school, some are, some aren't. This is not a conversation, a topic about what's right or wrong at this moment. Really, we want to sit and talk about the Calgary real estate market.

There have been a lot of people and clients that are making transitions right now. They're making moves. They are figuring out how to move up to a better home, a different home. They're realizing, they're working from home more over the last couple of months, and it's going to stay that way for a while. So, there's a lot of things that are changing in a lot of people's worlds

Watch the

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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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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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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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home_office_ideasWhether you are working from home for the foreseeable future or simply keeping your distance, having your home office set up the best way you can is critical to your success. Here are some great home office ideas and ways that you can get the most productivity and creativity out of whatever space you have to work with.

Is it hard to work from home?

Working from home can be challenging for the best of us, especially if the family or others are home with you, let alone having movies, snacks, musical instruments or anything else that can distract you within arms reach. Having a dedicated space that you know you can work from is key. With all the technology at our fingertips from our phones, tablets and laptops, it's easy to think that curling up in a

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