Calgary Inner City Blog

January Market Report

January Market Report! Homes provide shelter and refuge, but they are also most Albertan homeowners’ single largest investment. Housing represents 47% of total assets for the average Alberta family – much higher than stock market investments and pension plans combined (29%). Why is this important? Because homeownership benefits the economy as a whole, as well […]

Feb 24, 2017
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Impress Your Guests with this Recipe

Impress Your guests this holiday season with this intrigued looking bread but super easy to make. INGREDIENTS 1 4 (8-ounce) cans Pillsbury Original Crescents 2 1 jar Nutella, warm 3 1 egg white DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 2. Open 1 pack of Crescents and form into dough ball. On a sheet of wax […]

Dec 19, 2016
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November Real Estate Market Snapshot

November sales slide into old patterns City of Calgary, Dec. 1, 2016 – Coming off a month of stronger sales activity, November’s housing market returned to previous trends. Year- over-year monthly sales totaled 1,227 units, which is nearly three per cent lower than last year and 17 per cent below long-term averages. “November was the […]

Dec 13, 2016
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Mortgages

If you’re like most Canadians, your mortgage is your biggest monthly expense. It pays to plan ahead and consider these 5 key mortgage renewal tips: 1. Avoid the Bank Mortgage Rollover Trap I hear countless stories of people willing to pay hundreds of dollars in cancellation fees to switch cell phone, cable or even home […]

Dec 12, 2016
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Making Your Kitchen More Attractive to Buyers

What’s one of the most important rooms in your home? When it comes to selling your property quickly, and for the best price, the answer is clearly the kitchen. In fact, one of the most common explanations a particular buyer gives for not making an offer is, “I liked the house, but I wasn’t too keen on the kitchen.” That doesn’t […]

Sep 12, 2016
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Buy or Sell First?

If you are considering looking for a new house, and are a current home-owner, then chances are you’re wondering what your strategy should be:  do you wait to find the perfect new home before you put your current home on the market, or do you sell first and then look around?  You have a few […]

Aug 2, 2016
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Calgary Real Estate Update for June 2016

Here’s a quick Calgary real estate update for May 2016; Total residential inventories increased across each district. However, detached inventory levels are trending down in the city centre, west and east area of the city. Year-to-date detached sales declined by 7%.The decrease was caused by slower sales in the North East, North, South and South East areas of the city. Year-to-date apartment sales totaled 1,101 a 20% decline […]

Jun 3, 2016
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Benefits of using a REALTOR® to Sell your Home

Selling your home is a complex process that can be stressful and time-consuming. An experienced REALTOR® has the knowledge, skills, and connections to help you through the process every step of the way. Consider the following benefits of working with a REALTOR®: Professional Experience: With knowledge and training in marketing strategy, negotiation tactics, and the workings […]

May 29, 2016
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Community of the Month – Crescent Heights

Crescent Heights is a neighbourhood (formerly its own village) in Inner City NW. It is located immediately north from Downtown. It is bounded to the north by the Trans-Canada Highway, on the east by Edmonton Trail, on the west by 4th Street NW, and to the south by Memorial Drive and the Bow River. It has easy access to multiple amenities and offers a […]

May 22, 2016
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How Do You Get A Mortgage When Self-Employed?

Being self-employed can sometimes make securing a mortgage trickier, but it’s certainly not impossible. The main reason isn’t what you do for a living or the fact that you’re self-employed; it is generally the lack income proof and/or all those expenses your accountant used to ensure your “net” earnings were super low (to pay as little income tax […]

May 11, 2016
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