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The point of virtual staging is to catch a buyer’s attention online and get them through your front door for an in-person showing. When done properly virtual staging can transform a cold, vacant condo into an inviting space that potential buyers can envision themselves living in. When done poorly virtual staging can be deceiving...we don't want this; the worst thing that you can do as a seller or listing agent is disappoint a customer when they come for a showing. Personally, I like virtual staging especially for smaller, unique or somewhat awkward spaces.

***NOTE: Virtual Staging is when a graphic designer edits photos of a home and adds to-scale furnishings to the photos. This is done to create a sense of scale and functionality to an otherwise empty

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With strong gains in the detached sector, October sales in the city reached 1,764 units. This is a 23 per cent increase over last year and well above longer-term averages.

The gain in citywide residential sales outpaced the growth in new listings, supporting tighter market conditions and improving prices.

“Over the past several years, higher lending rates and the stress test pushed many out of the detached housing market. However, recent declines in rates, combined with prices that are lower than several years ago, have brought back some of that demand,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

“This is helping support more balanced conditions and price improvements in the market. However, price improvements are not occurring across all

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Selling homes is a team effort. We work very closely with our clients through every step of the listing process and when everyone does their job then homes get sold. In this case we had a very specific plan as to how the home should look in person, online and in print. We worked with the seller, our photographer and design team with this plan in mind and it worked out perfectly. Within 20 hours of coming to market we had a conditional offer at 99% of our asking price and we now have a firm sale! If you are interested in working with a Real Estate Team who not only knows the market but believes each home deserves this kind of attention regardless of price point then we would love to talk with you and put our experience to work. 311 Schoooner…
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The Bungalow market is HOT!

We have had the pleasure of listing and selling some awesome Bungalows in s few different Calgary neighbourhoods recently and we are on the hunt for more. If you are thinking of selling your bungalow in the next six months now it the time to start planning and we would love to talk with you.

 Some of our recent Bungalow Sales and Listing:

311 Schooner Landing NW
Scenic Acres
Offered @ $569,950

31 Royal Ridge Rise NW
Royal Oak
Offered @ $787,500

 

416 Rocky Ridge Drive NW
Rocky Ridge
Offered @ $525,000

215 64th Avenue NE
Thornliffe
Offered @ $458,800

 

34 Discovery Ridge Green SW
Discovery Ridge
Offered @ $725,000

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  1.        Make the Decision to Buy. This may seem straight forward but buying a home of any kind is more than just a financial decision; it is time consuming, emotional and a major commitment.
  2.        Get your Money Right: Talk with a great mortgage broker and get a mortgage pre-approval, make sure your down payment is organized and-most importantly-decide what you can comfortably afford on a monthly basis, this is not always the same as what the lender will give you. Don’t know a great mortgage broker? We can help with that.
  3.        Needs vs Wants: there is no such thing as a perfect home, regardless of your budget. Once you understand what you can’t live without in your new condo and what is negotiable you are in a better position to make a
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Total residential sales in August were relatively stable compared to last year with year-over-year gains in the detached and row sectors.

These gains offset declines in the apartment and semi-detached products. 

With 1,573 sales in August, this is consistent with levels over the past five years. Year-to-date sales activity remains nearly 13 per cent below last year.

“Recent national reports have shown a bounce back to new record levels over the past several months. Calgary has seen improvements over the lows recorded during the lockdowns but is far from record levels,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

“The situation in Calgary has been slightly different as the job losses were not isolated to sectors that are typically associated

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Offered @ $367,500

Exquisitely renovated and spotlessly maintained townhome in McKenzie Lake.

Featuring 1250+ SqFt of refined and functional living space, Double Master suites, Hardwood floors, Central AC, HD window treatments, custom lighting, double garage and amazing natural light throughout. The updated kitchen is beautifully appointed with quartz counters, stainless appliance package, gas range, integrated microwave, under cabinet lighting and ample wok/storage space while opening onto a nicely proportioned dining nook. The great room offers flexibility of furniture placement depending on your needs with a beautiful space for a formal dining rom or office space along with front living room that easily accommodates full-size furnishings and is

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After three months where COVID-19 weighed heavily on the housing market, sales activity in June continued to trend up from the previous month, totalling 1,747 units.

Caution remains necessary, as monthly sales are nearly two per cent lower than activity recorded last year. However, this represents a significant improvement compared to the past several months, where year-over-year declines exceeded 40 per cent.

“Recent price declines, easing mortgage rates and early easing of social restrictions are likely contributing to the better-than-expected sales this month,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

“However, the market remains far from normal. Challenges, such as double-digit unemployment rates, will continue to weigh on the market for

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Presenting your home to the market is the crucial first step in getting your home sold. Here are a few simple steps could add thousands of dollars to your sale price.

1. Make the decision you are going to sell: This may seem obvious, but selling a home is a commitment, especially right now. Once you have committed to selling, you will do whatever it takes to keep your home in show and sell condition.

2. Have a ‘Zero Emotion’ de-cluttering party. This is when your Realtor, Home Stager or friend with a descending eye can really help you out. You have pictures, trinkets, and momentous throughout your house. Some of these things will add to the vibe of your home, others may not be so helpful. Go through your house and anything you don’t NEED; pack

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Chocolate is a 169 unit concrete tower built by Battistella and completed in 2006. Comprised of multiple floor plans with one beroom units ranging from approximately 600-880 SqFt, two bedrooms from 909-2100+ SqFt and a single three bedroom unit perched on the 20th floor (Penthouse Level). Residents enjoy a perfect Victoria Park/Beltline location, walking distance to some of Calgary's best bars, restaurants and the world class Repsol Sports Centre.

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Selling your Condo in Chocolate? With extensive Inner City Condo sales experience, an office location ten blocks from your building, an understanding of the intricacies of the Calgary Condo market and a far reaching marketing plan focused on

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