Prices steady, but struggles in Alberta economy weighs on housing. Changes to the lending industry and a challenging economic recovery are weighing on sales activity in Supply levels have not adjusted to the weaker demand environment, and that is preventing price recovery. improved enough to offset the impact of changes in the lending -Marie Lurie. For the full report supplied by the Calgary real estate board please click HERE. Continue reading →
223 Scenic Way NW, Calgary $470,000. This former show home exudes pride of ownership and offers the best value in Scenic Acres! Perfect for entertaining this family home has sunshine on all levels (3rd level features an office and family room, it is cool in the summer and comfortably warm in the winter – you’ll enjoy the cozy fireplace in the winter months). The Lower level offers plenty of room for storage and a workout area if you choose. Numerous upgrades have been completed in this well maintained home over the years making it easy for you to just move in: New carpet, shingles, siding, outer walls, insulation in attic, windows, Hunter Douglas blinds, furnace & hot water tank & painted throughout. Upgrades in the kitchen include: newer counter tops, backsplash, appliances &tile. Ideally located in a quiet and friendly neighbourhood near bike paths, play grounds, schools, shopping and quick access to LRT! Don’t miss this outstanding opportunity.
5, 140 Point Dr NW, Calgary $385,000. Perfect for the first time home buyer or investor-Pride of ownership is evident in this superb inner city town home located just minutes’ walk to the river & pathway system. Numerous special features include: newer hot water tank ,neutral color scheme, wood burning fireplace in living rm w/sliding doors exiting onto lovely private fenced patio/yard w/large new deck to enjoy, newer kitchen appliances,durable “espresso” laminate flooring, reno’s bathrooms (main bath w/soaker tub),2 bedrooms + den/spare room/office w/ French doors, spacious master w/large closet, custom built closets & insulated attached garage w/new door. Highly desirable location w/close proximity to downtown, reputable schools, hospitals,Kensington, Market Mall, Riverside gym w/pool, Riverside Golf Centre, bike paths, park, tennis courts & local small businesses (bakery, icecream, restaurant, wine store-all within walking distance).Fantastic sense of community-a beautiful neighbourhood which is central yet not in the middle of downtown. Continue reading →
A recent RE/MAX survey conducted by Leger found more than one in four Canadian homebuyers report feeling pinched by the stress test, which came into effect in January of this year. However, projections for the spring market show optimism with most markets expected to remain stable or improve. For the full report click HERE. Continue reading →
As expected, slow sales this quarter have persisted through March in the City of Calgary. This is not a surprise, after stronger growth in sales at the end of last year following the announced changes to the lending market. First quarter sales totaled 3,423 units, nearly 18 per cent below last year’s levels and 24 per cent below long-term averages. Easing sales and modest gains in new listings caused inventories to rise and months of supply to remain above four months. “Economic conditions are slowly improving, but it has not been enough to outpace the current impact of higher lending rates and more stringent conditions,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. For the full report provided by the Calgary Real Estate Board click HERE. Continue reading →
728 35th ST NW – PARKDALE, inner city NW Calgary $795,000. This updated & well maintained bungalow in desirable Parkdale shows pride of ownership.You’ll enjoy backing onto a park & the convenient location- a quick walk to the Foothills Hospital, schools, Edworthy Park, Bow River/pathway system & just 5min to University or Downtown. Numerous special features include: new washer, newer windows, renovated bath w/ relaxing soaker tub, lower level features a 2nd kitchen, newer 65 gal high efficiency hot water heater/furnace & humidifier, fully landscaped yard with new trees & flower garden, expanded patio & sidewalk next to garage. House shingles replaced in 2011 w/ Premium-life shingles. You will LOVE the 796sqft garage/ “MAN CAVE” which features: stone garden wall w/ bay window, concrete curb walls w/ 2 parking spaces, separate room for a workshop/studio/fitness center (phone/cable /internet & wired for 5.1 surround sound.Both rooms have 240V outlets for tools or electric car charging. 2×6 construction, fully insulated & heated & 6.5’x20’ attic storage area. Continue reading →
There’s SO much to do this weekend! The Hound of Baskervilles comes to Calgary’s Stage West Theatre, the musical production Miss Caledonia, Art With Heart, craft fair, Calgary Baby & Tot Show and much more! Click HERE for all the details provided by “Avenue” magazine.
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76 Chapala SQ SE $609,000– Pride of ownership is evident in this beautiful & well situated home in Chaparral. Special features are numerous: central air, irrigation system(Skydrop), newer hail resistant roof, newer carpet, custom crafted “Legacy” kitchen (a chef’s dream), spacious granite breakfast bar, convenient walk through pantry (w/laundry hook up) recently upgraded, separate formal dining rm perfect for entertaining & lovely LR with feature wall unit & cozy fireplace. Upper level includes: huge bonus rm w/ vaulted ceilings, large windows & another FP, luxurious master featuring 5pc ensuite (jetted tub), huge walk-in closet & 2 spacious bdrms. Fully finished basement with 4th bdrm, 3pc bthrm and awesome media/entertaining area. You’ll appreciate your WEST facing pie shaped yard, lovely deck to enjoy in the summer months & oversized insulated attached garage w/ handy workbench. Enjoy lake access and parks just minutes away – don’t miss this outstanding opportunity! Continue reading →
2908 14th AVE NW – $779,000. This 4-bedroom home is situated on a quiet street in St Andrews Heights. Special features include: hardwood, ceramic tile & laminate flooring, eat-in kitchen with window viewing to lovely tiered backyard. L-shaped living room dining configuration, renovated main bath and lower bath with luxurious spa shower. Spacious lower family room with wet bar and wine fridge. A unique flex room could be utilized as an office, bedroom, or hobby room, lots of light from a large South facing window. Outstanding location with close proximity to river valley, walking and biking paths, UofC, SAIT, Market Mall, North Hill Mall, Mc Mahon Stadium, Kensington, C-train, Community Hall, Park & Downtown, Foothills and Children’s Hospitals. This could be the inner-city home and location you have been waiting for! Continue reading →
The key component of smart homes and home automation is the Internet of Things (IoT). It has allowed us to connect our devices and home appliances with each other with the help of internet. Not only does it connect your smart devices, but everyday home appliances such as lights, doorbells, fans, windows, and clocks can also be controlled by smart technology. All of these devices can connect, communicate, take your commands, and send you information while at the same time perform their key function. To learn about the 5 upgrades that might intrigue you click HERE.