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Emerald Stone is a 161 unit concrete tower in the heart of Calgary's Beltline. Just steps to Mount Royal Village and the famous Red Mile. Residents enjoy immaculately kept common areas (newly renovated fitness centre + common room with big screen TV and pool table) and a walkable DT lifestyle. Consisting of mostly 2 bedroom/2 bathroom apartments with a few one bedroom units mixed in. Units range from 650-ish SqFt for a one bed condo to 3000+ SqFt for two amazing 23rd floor penthouse units. Most 2 bed/2 bath units are 850-880 SqFt.

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Selling your Condo in Emerald Stone? With extensive Inner City Condo sales experience, an office location ten blocks from your building, an understanding

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After the first full month with social distancing measures in place, the housing market is adjusting to the effects of COVID-19.

April sales hit 573 units, a decline of 63 per cent over last year.

"The decline in home sales does not come as a surprise. The combined impact of COVID-19 and the situation in the energy sector is causing housing demand to fall," said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

"Demand is also falling faster than supply. This is keeping the market in buyers' territory and weighing on prices."

Sales activity eased across all price ranges, but the largest declines were for homes priced above $600,000.

With a greater share of the sales occurring in the lower price ranges, the average price decline was more than eight per

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Dear Salespeople, please listen to your customers.

In the midst of the C19 lockdown we received an inquiry through our website from a couple wanting to view our listing in Valley Ridge. We explained the C19 protocols we have in place and asked a number of qualifying questions (9, actually). They let me know they had been self-isolating for about a month, were practicing social distancing and would appreciate if I respected their distance as well. I assured them we were on the same page.

A couple more emails later we found out they were downsizing, had sold their acreage 90 mins outside of town and were planning on seeing our listing and another condo in the Currie Barracks at the same time. We made an appointment to view the condo the next day.

The

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The Royal built by BOSA and completed in 2019 soars 34 stories high and features 225 condo units. Residents enjoy underground parking, common roof garden with fire pit, squash courts, fitness centre, sauna and outstanding views from the upper floors. A mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments ranging from approx 540 SqFt to nearly 2000 some with massive private terraces in an ideal Beltline location.

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Selling your Condo in The Royal? With extensive Inner City Condo sales experience, an office location eight blocks from your building, an understanding of the intricacies of the Calgary Condo market, keen negotiating skills and a far reaching marketing plan focused on condos just like yours we are

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After a strong start to 2020, economic conditions have dramatically changed, as COVID-19 is impacting all aspects of society.

The economic impact is starting to be felt across many industries. This includes the housing market.

March sales activity started the month strong, but quickly changed, as concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 brought about social distancing measures. This had a heavy impact on businesses and employment.

“This is an unprecedented time with a significant amount of uncertainty coming from both the wide impact of the pandemic and dramatic shift in the energy sector. It is not a surprise to see these concerns also weigh on the housing market,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

By the end of March, sales

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During these unsettling times we don't expect to sell many homes, and that's OK. We truly believe people should be staying at home, not out looking at homes unless it is absolutely necessary. We showed this cute little house to our clients on March 19th just as things were starting to get crazy. Between the listing agents and ourselves we took all advised precautions and added a few of our own including no paper show sheets (digital only), wearing gloves and the sellers left all lights on and doors open for us.

March 19th was the first and only time the buyers saw the house we negotiated over the phone and signed the final contract through Docusign, I met the client a few days later in front of their condo building for the deposit and dropped off

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+ bonus #TBT of 4 year old Craig sitting in an outhouse.

Over the past month I have met and talked with a number of people who were either just getting into real estate or were thinking about changing careers. I have been thinking about them a lot during this time of social distancing as I can only imagine how frustrating it must be to be so excited about such a big life move and be stuck in neutral. If this is how you feel don’t be discouraged; we are all in the same boat. You may not be able to work in your business but you most certainly can work on your business. Here are a few tips to build a solid foundation so when this is all over you hit the ground running and never look back:

Online training: Depending which company you work for they may

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Work from HomeTruth is I am not very good at working from home. I have a cute kid (who is out of school) a cute dog (who always wants to play) and a cute wife (who is also working from home). However, this is the reality for many of us for the foreseeable future so we better shape up. 

I wanted to share a few things we are working on to make work at home work for us:

Get Up, Get Dressed, Get Going: A morning routine is important even if you aren’t leaving the house. Get up, have your coffee, meditate/exercise, shower, get dressed (even workout clothes are better then pajamas) and get the day started. I try to avoid watching the news or paying attention to the negativity and bickering on social media in the morning.

Work in shifts (if needed): With a busy

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With everyone doing their part to keep the virus under control we wanted to share a few things our family is doing to keep our minds occupied and stay sane:

DIY Projects: Over the past three days we have tackled refinishing our dining room table. Allison has had this table longer than she has had me and it's looking a bit tiered/dated so we did some research (on YouTube) and jumped in. For less then $300 we were able to refinish the table, leaf and 6 chairs in three days (Allison will post before and afters at some point).

Education: Sophia's school is closed but they have provided us with lesson plans and the curriculum they were/are working on. It's actually very cool to see her focus and work away though she says I am not as good at

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City of Calgary, March 2, 2020 –

This month saw a double-digit gain in sales, but last February was one of the slowest levels of activity since the late ’90s.

With the extra day this February, monthly sales totaled 1,197 units.  A combination of these two factors resulted in a 23 per cent improvement over last year, but sales remain well below longer-term trends and consistent with the lower levels reported over the past five years.

“However, this should not diminish the fact that conditions are still improving,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

“Calgary is continuing to see slow reductions in the amount of oversupply in the market, from modest changes in demand and reductions in supply. This needs to occur before we can see

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