All Blog Entries by Craig Rushton

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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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Housing market activity in May remained slow, but sales exceeded the lows from April, which saw less than 600 sales in Calgary.

May sales totalled 1,080 units, a 44 per cent decline from last year's figures.

"The initial shock of COVID-19 and social distancing measure is starting to ease. This is bringing some buyers and sellers back to the market. However, this market continues to remain far from normal and prices are trending down," said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

"Activity has also shifted toward more affordable product, which is likely causing differing trends depending on product type and price range."

Sales are down in all price ranges, but a greater share of sales are priced below $500,000.

In the higher price ranges the

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Centro 733 is a 90 unit, 16 storey concrete tower. Originally built in 1967 as a rental building Centro 733 underwent a complete overhaul in 2006 (including electrical and mechanical) and was sold as urban condos. Residents enjoy a recently renovated lobby, gym and party room. You are walking distance to all the action, shops, and restaurants on 17th Avenue with easy access to 14th Street and McLeod Trail.

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Has your home been on the market longer than expected? If so, that’s ok…a lot of homes have. There are a few things you can do to spruce up your listing, expose it to a different demographic of buyer and hopefully get an offer:

1. Get rid of winter photos:The snow is gone, the grass is green (at least it will be after the rain this week) and the flowers + trees are starting to bloom. Now is the perfect time to get the photographer back for some fresh exteriors. Many photography companies offer a seasonal update package.

2. Change up the listing description: We know that buyers look for homes in different ways; some only care about the pictures, others need to view a 3D tour before they will even step foot in a home and others study the listing

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Arriva is a collection of 164 condos ranging from 740 Sqft 1 bedroom floor plans to incredible 2700+ SqFt 1/2 floor units with private elevator access. Completed in 2008 residents enjoy 24 hour concierge/security, guest suite and party room in a central Betline/Victoria Park location.

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  1. Being in a rush: When we are in a rush, we make hasty decisions. Hasty decisions aren’t typically smart decisions. Take your time when buying a home, learn the market, do your due diligence and take the process seriously.
  2. Not knowing who is on your team: A great Realtor, a great Mortgage Broker, a great Home Inspector and a great Lawyer are just a few of the professionals who will make this process as smooth as possible and educate you along the way. As a first-time buyer lean on their experience to help you make the right decision.
  3. Thinking you can get a better deal if you go direct to the listing agent: Did you know the seller’s contract with the listing agent clearly states that the agent’s fiduciary duty is to the seller? Working with a
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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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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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