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Friday, March 7, 2014 - New Listing - C3603292

Just added this listing:"Open house Sat & Sun 2-4.30pm. In this desirable community of Altadore, here is a very well cared for bungalow on a 50' wide double lot giving you the chance to renovate, rebuild or continue to enjoy the additional revenue from the basement suite (illegal). The main floor has 2 bedrooms and a den (could be converted back to a 3rd bedroom) a large living room , a 4 pce bathroom, and the kitchen is open to a dining area. The basement with 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, family ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 07 Mar 2014 05:00:00 -0700

Monday, March 3, 2014 - Attention buyers

Attention buyers! CMHC premiums are going up effective May 1, 2014! - All other insurers will follow suit. For purchases made prior to May 1, 2014 you may still qualify for the current rate. Ask your current mortgage Broker for details.
posted in News at Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:16:09 -0700

Friday, February 28, 2014 - Just Sold - C3601091

Just sold this listing:"Welcome to this gorgeous home in Silverado.It has been meticulously maintained. With 3 good sized bedrooms , a bonus room and an unfinished basement there is plenty of room for the growing family! Enhancements include hardwood throuhout the main floor,an upgraded fridge and a dual fuel gas stove with convection oven. Hunter Douglas blinds, pot lights, walk thru pantry, granite counters, the list goes on. Awesome location, close to park, playground, pond and pathways, LRT ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:00 -0700

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - Just Sold - C3597804

Just sold this listing:"Wonderful opportunity to own a Lovely renovated 2 bedroom apartment across from a playground. This building was renovated in 2007 and has hardwood floors, granite counters in the kitchen and bathroom, stainless steel appiances and insuite laundry. Just a wonderful inner city location!"
   posted in Listings at Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:00:00 -0700

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - New Listing - C3601091

Just added this listing:"Welcome to this gorgeous home in Silverado.It has been meticulously maintained. With 3 good sized bedrooms , a bonus room and an unfinished basement there is plenty of room for the growing family! Enhancements include hardwood throuhout the main floor,an upgraded fridge and a dual fuel gas stove with convection oven. Hunter Douglas blinds, pot lights, walk thru pantry, granite counters, the list goes on. Awesome location, close to park, playground, pond and pathways, ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Wed, 19 Feb 2014 05:00:00 -0700

Friday, February 14, 2014 - Happy Valentines day!

Did you know! Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for Valentine's Day in the late 1800s. More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine's Day. Cadburty's is in Birmingham, England - my home town - probably the reason I am a chocoholic!!
posted in General at Fri, 14 Feb 2014 10:51:52 -0700

Monday, February 10, 2014 - A couples guide to decor

Best time to combine ?The time when people are moving in together as a couple is usually a really good, positive time, when both people may be really open to try to compromise or find a middle ground when it comes to decorating choices,? says Stein. We asked her to recap a few of her most common suggestions that could apply equally to fresh newlyweds and established couples who share their living space. Bridge your décor divides. ?This isn?t a contest to see who wins the style battle. Even if ... Full Article...
posted in home tips at Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:39:29 -0700

Sunday, January 26, 2014 - New Listing - C3597804

Just added this listing:"Wonderful opportunity to own a Lovely renovated 2 bedroom apartment across from a playground. This building was renovated in 2007 and has hardwood floors, granite counters in the kitchen and bathroom, stainless steel appiances and insuite laundry. Just a wonderful inner city location!"
   posted in Listings at Sun, 26 Jan 2014 05:00:00 -0700

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - what are your closets telling potential buyers?

1) This home is too small for these people.? 2) There?s no place in this home for storage. ? So see below: 6 ways to get your closets organized 1) Edit any unused or seasonal clothing.  Since you are going to be moving anyway start the packing process.  Edit any items you don?t need or no longer want or wear.  There are plenty of charities that would gladly accept your donation. Pack away any seasonal clothing you won?t need for the next few months. 2) Separate clothing by style for an ...
posted in home tips at Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:35:30 -0700

Monday, January 20, 2014 - fuel myths true or false?

Here are four common fuel claims we want to put straight: Claim #1: Where you fill up matters.AMA says: TRUE. Sometimes the most convenient places to buy gas are the most expensive, especially stations along freeways and highways.Claim #2: Over-inflate tires for better mileage.AMA says: FALSE. While too-low tires will decrease gas mileage, some think over-inflating will do the opposite. While you may see a VERY slight increase (as in barely measureable) in fuel economy, what you?re really doing ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:37:17 -0700

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - Just Sold - C3593835

Just sold this listing:"Come and see this wonderful home - with over 1200 sq ft of developed space plus a basement awaiting your personal touch. There is plenty of room for a growing family! There are 3 bedrooms upstairs - including a master with its own ensuite and walk in closet! The main floor has hardwood floors and the maple kitchen is open to the family and dining areas. The laundry is in the basement and there is also a RI for future bathroom. The long back yard has plenty of room for a ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Tue, 14 Jan 2014 05:00:00 -0700

Monday, January 13, 2014 - energy saving tips

Year-round tips: Turn off lights, TVs and other appliances when they are not needed.Wash laundry in cold water. This does just as good a job, keeps your colours bright, and saves lots of energy.Take short showers instead of baths. A five-minute shower uses about half as much water as a bath.Replace incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient compact fluorescents, which are four times more efficient and last about eight times as long.You can also control the intensity of your incandescent bulbs ... Full Article...
posted in home tips at Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:20:33 -0700

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - Energy saving tips

Winter tips: -Since up to 25 per cent of heat loss is through windows, plastic window covers can help reduce drafts. They can be purchased at most hardware stores.-Keep window curtains open during the day to allow solar energy into your home.-Put removable, temporary caulking on the inside of your windows that you can peel off in the spring.-Reduce the temperature on your thermostat when you?re not at home and overnight. Many new thermostats can be programmed to change the temperature ...
posted in home tips at Tue, 07 Jan 2014 11:17:48 -0700

Monday, January 6, 2014 - a "greener" garden

(Taken from TD bank newsletter) Whether you have a backyard garden oasis or simply perch a flowerpot on a windowsill, organic gardening is about putting nature first, according to experts from Canadian Organic Growers. Here are a few tips from this Ottawa-based national charitable organization. Go local Choosing hardy native plants could make a garden easier to maintain, since plants have adapted to local conditions. This approach can apply to the most urban of settings ? for example, one of ... Full Article...
posted in home tips at Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:35:10 -0700

Friday, January 3, 2014 - December 2013

December?s eight per cent year-over-year increase in sales volume in the city of Calgary capped a year that saw an 11 per cent growth in sales volume for the entire 12 months. City residential sales totaled 1,172 units in December, bringing total sold units for 2013 to 23,489. Prices for the year were up by 8.6 per cent over 2012. ?Sales growth exceeded expectations in 2013, pushing above long-term trends,? said Ann-Marie Lurie, CREB®?s chief economist. ?Two consecutive years of elevated levels ... Full Article...
posted in Calgary housing statistics at Fri, 03 Jan 2014 10:08:59 -0700

Thursday, January 2, 2014 - is your home a green home?

Certain features may add such significant value in the eyes of prospective home buyers that many of today?s real-estate listings highlight energy-efficiency. For buyers or homeowners, low-cost, easy-to-do upgrades also have a positive effect on the world around them. According to a number of organizations that promote energy-efficiency, the following are some examples of common features that could lower energy use and reduce ongoing costs. Energy-wise appliances Combined, an Energy Star®?rated ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 02 Jan 2014 10:20:29 -0700

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - severe storms and home insurance

Severe storms are unpredictable and can occur during any season. Storms of this nature can develop quickly and often include hail, lightning, strong winds, and heavy rainfall. Canada?s increasingly severe weather means that basement flooding and water damage are becoming more common.Damage from sewer backups is costly for homeowners, municipalities, and insurance companies. Based on recent estimates, the Canadian insurance industry pays $1.7 billion each year in claims due to water damage.Water ... Full Article...
posted in home tips at Wed, 01 Jan 2014 13:21:29 -0700

Monday, December 30, 2013 - 12 ways to save money in your home

If you?ve ever gathered loose change from around the house, you know how those loonies and toonies can quickly add up! Take the same approach when trimming household expenses, and you could find a pocketful of ongoing savings you can use to pay down your mortgage faster. Consider these ideas ? large and small ? that can help save money in your home. We've compiled a dozen tips from a variety of sources including Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation. 1. Seal ... Full Article...
posted in home tips at Mon, 30 Dec 2013 09:46:00 -0700

Saturday, December 28, 2013 - Open house today and tomorrow

Stop by and see this gorgeous very affordaable single family home in Evergreen. Today and tomorrow  2-4.30pm! http://www.athomeincalgary.ca/mls-C3593835-120_EVERSYDE_BV_SW_Calgary_Alberta.html  
posted in General at Sat, 28 Dec 2013 09:11:52 -0700

Friday, December 27, 2013 - easy entertaining

Finding a home that?s perfect for entertaining is on many wish lists, yet any home can be turned into a great gathering place when you are a confident host. The secret to stress-free entertaining is to keep it easy and casual, says Kim Vallee, a lifestyle and entertaining expert and creator of the popular At Home With Kim Vallee blog. ?You don?t need to impress your guests or be a star chef,? she says. ?If you have good company and good conversation, and make your guests feel at home, everyone ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 27 Dec 2013 14:25:06 -0700

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - Just Sold - C3581791

Just sold this listing:"Welcome to this amazing air conditioned custom Bungalow on a quiet street. The lot is 1/4 acre and is backing onto trees with a view of fish creek park to the right. This huge home, has, on the main floor a large entryway, a living room with bay window, formal dining area, family room with gas fireplace, master bedroom with 5pce ensuite and large walk in closet, two other bedrooms, 3pce bathroom and main floor laundry! The recently updated kitchen has granite counters, ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Wed, 18 Dec 2013 05:00:00 -0700

Monday, December 2, 2013 - New Listing - C3593835

Just added this listing:"Come and see this wonderful home - with over 1200 sq ft of developed space plus a basement awaiting your personal touch. There is plenty of room for a growing family! There are 3 bedrooms upstairs - including a master with its own ensuite and walk in closet! The main floor has hardwood floors and the maple kitchen is open to the family and dining areas. The laundry is in the basement and there is also a RI for future bathroom. The long back yard has plenty of room for a ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Mon, 02 Dec 2013 05:00:00 -0700

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - Just Sold - C3589216

Just sold this listing:"This house is spotless! With new paint, carpet, patio and newly finished basement (with permits) you can move straight in! This spacious house has on the main floor- kitchen with pantry, dining area, living room, laundry & half bath. Upstairs you will find a bonus room, master bedroom with 4 piece ensuite and 2 more bedrooms share a another 4 piece bathroom. The lower level has a 3 piece bath, bedroom and office with built in desk and shelving. The rec area has been ...
   posted in Listings at Tue, 29 Oct 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Monday, October 14, 2013 - New Listing - C3589216

Just added this listing:"This house is spotless! With new paint, carpet, patio and newly finished basement (with permits) you can move straight in! This spacious house has on the main floor- kitchen with pantry, dining area, living room, laundry & half bath. Upstairs you will find a bonus room, master bedroom with 4 piece ensuite and 2 more bedrooms share a another 4 piece bathroom. The lower level has a 3 piece bath, bedroom and office with built in desk and shelving. The rec area has been ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Mon, 14 Oct 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Monday, September 16, 2013 - Just Sold - C3581198

Just sold this listing:"Fabulous location in Lynnwood on a quiet close and short walk from the ridge, shopping and transit. This home has been lovingly lived in for many years and now awaits your personal touch. Three bedrooms and 4 pce bathroom, kitchen, dining and living room are on the main floor and downstairs a hobby room (potential for another bedroom), a family room with a woodburning fireplace, 3 pce bathroom and large laundry/utility area."
   posted in Listings at Mon, 16 Sep 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Thursday, August 15, 2013 - New Listing - C3581791

Just added this listing:"Welcome to this amazing air conditioned custom Bungalow on a quiet street. The lot is 1/4 acre and is backing onto trees with a view of fish creek park to the right. This huge home, has, on the main floor a large entryway, a living room with bay window, formal dining area, family room with gas fireplace, master bedroom with 5pce ensuite and large walk in closet, two other bedrooms, 3pce bathroom and main floor laundry! The recently updated kitchen has granite counters, ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Thu, 15 Aug 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Monday, August 12, 2013 - New Listing - C3581198

Just added this listing:"Fabulous location in Lynnwood on a quiet close and short walk from the ridge, shopping and transit. This home has been lovingly lived in for many years and now awaits your personal touch. Three bedrooms and 4 pce bathroom, kitchen, dining and living room are on the main floor and downstairs a hobby room (potential for another bedroom), a family room with a woodburning fireplace, 3 pce bathroom and large laundry/utility area."
   posted in Listings at Mon, 12 Aug 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Friday, August 9, 2013 - Just Sold - C3571519

Just sold this listing:"A lovely home with lovely tenants who would love to stay. Neighbors are awesome too! This house was completely redone in 08/09, with new wiring, plumbing, furnace, windows, kitchen etc.etc. The double detached garage is oversized, insulated and heated. Nice large corner lot just one block from the shops at 17th Ave. Great to live in or as a holding property - ask me about the DC zoning!"
   posted in Listings at Fri, 09 Aug 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Friday, August 2, 2013 - July Calgary housing statistics

July sales carried over the momentum we've seen recently with sales once again above expectations. Learn more in this video from CREB® President Becky Walters and Chief Economist Ann-Marie Lurie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HE2lnlAXoA&feature=youtu.be
posted in General at Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:31:16 -0600

Friday, July 19, 2013 - Calgary housing June statistics

: JUNE was a robust month for sales, CREB® reported this week. Learn more in this video from CREB® President Becky Walters and Chief Economist Ann-Marie Lurie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeTmGmYIaR0&feature=c4-overview&list=UUehjoQyMfas6DTvsUPnPQoA
posted in General at Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:28:09 -0600

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - On the Move Fun Run

Mark your calendar for Ocober 5th, 2013 and join me in a challenging 5 or 10k fun run/walk from Woodcreek Community Centre into fish Creek Park and back. I am currently looking for sponsors and volunteers so please contact me as soon as possible for more information!
posted in General at Tue, 09 Jul 2013 11:47:10 -0600

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - Just Sold - C3572707

Just sold this listing:"This is an absolutely fabulous 1800 sq. ft bungalow in prestigious Willow Park Estates. This home has been extremely well taken care of- Just about everything has been updated over the years -- Replacements include the Furnace, Roof, majority of windows and carpet. The white wahed oak kitchen with granite tile counters is open to the family room with wood burning fireplace and there is a very functional mud room leading to the delightful back yard. For your children or ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Thu, 27 Jun 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - Just Sold - C3573446

Just sold this listing:"Here is your chance to own a lovely 20 Acre parcel. The home, barn and quonset are older and in need of some tlc, leaving you the option to renovate or rebuild. The house was built in approximately 1945 with a bedroom and full bath on the main. Up the spiral stairs are 3 more bedrooms and a half bath. Updates include roof, furnace, couple of windows and siding. The barn and quonset have stalls for horses. There is an addition on the front of the home with a woodburning ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Thu, 27 Jun 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - Newsletter

Fantastic news! My newsletter that is mailed out 5 times a year is now digital! This means if you misplace it and want to find that handy recipe or home tip later on  you will find the current newsletter on my website under, of course, the tab called newsletter! Here is the link to the latest to get you started. Of course you could always call/email me because I keep copies of all past newsletters too! http://publ.com/LRQfMat Yours in Real Estate! Pat
posted in General at Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:05:05 -0600

Thursday, June 13, 2013 - New Listing - C3573446

Just added this listing:"Here is your chance to own a lovely 20 Acre parcel. The home, barn and quonset are older and in need of some tlc, leaving you the option to renovate or rebuild. The house was built in approximately 1945 with a bedroom and full bath on the main. Up the spiral stairs are 3 more bedrooms and a half bath. Updates include roof, furnace, couple of windows and siding. The barn and quonset have stalls for horses. There is an addition on the front of the home with a woodburning ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Thu, 13 Jun 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Monday, June 10, 2013 - New Listing - C3572707

Just added this listing:"This is an absolutely fabulous 1800 sq. ft bungalow in prestigious Willow Park Estates. This home has been extremely well taken care of- Just about everything has been updated over the years -- Replacements include the Furnace, Roof, majority of windows and carpet. The white wahed oak kitchen with granite tile counters is open to the family room with wood burning fireplace and there is a very functional mud room leading to the delightful back yard. For your children or ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Mon, 10 Jun 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Monday, June 3, 2013 - New Listing - C3571519

Just added this listing:"A lovely home with lovely tenants who would love to stay. Neighbors are awesome too! This house was completely redone in 08/09, with new wiring, plumbing, furnace, windows, kitchen etc.etc. The double detached garage is oversized, insulated and heated. Nice large corner lot just one block from the shops at 17th Ave. Great to live in or as a holding property - ask me about the DC zoning!"
   posted in Listings at Mon, 03 Jun 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - Just Sold - C3569328

Just sold this listing:"An absolutely stunning home with almost 4000 sq ft of living space. With four bedrooms upstairs there is plenty of room for the growing family. The master has a newly renovated 5 piece ensuite complete with heated floor! The other main bath is so new that the shower door is still on order! The main floor has a brand new kitchen with high end appliances and granite counter tops. It has been opened up to the family room with woodburning fireplace. The gorgeous sun room has ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Sat, 01 Jun 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - New Listing - C3569328

Just added this listing:"An absolutely stunning home with almost 4000 sq ft of living space. With four bedrooms upstairs there is plenty of room for the growing family. The master has a newly renovated 5 piece ensuite complete with heated floor! The other main bath is so new that the shower door is still on order! The main floor has a brand new kitchen with high end appliances and granite counter tops. It has been opened up to the family room with woodburning fireplace. The gorgeous sun room ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Tue, 21 May 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - Tips on getting homes ready to sell this spring

Lisa Roberts, manager of Member Programs at CREB, offers some tips to make your home easier to sell this spring. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sXdjY9qxL0&feature=youtu.be
posted in General at Sat, 20 Apr 2013 14:04:57 -0600

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - Just Sold - C3560765

Just sold this listing:"OPEN HOUSE SUN APR 7TH 2-4.30PM. You couldn't wish for a better starter home in the SW . This home has been extremely well maintained over the last few years with a new roof on the house and garage, low maintenance composite deck, fence, garage door opener, water heater, low flush toilets and vacuum system. The furnace has been maintained regularly and ducts were recently cleaned. The basement has been developed with permits in place and now has a lovely family room, 4 ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Tue, 09 Apr 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Monday, April 1, 2013 - New Listing - C3560765

Just added this listing:"OPEN HOUSE SUN APR 7TH 2-4.30PM. You couldn't wish for a better starter home in the SW . This home has been extremely well maintained over the last few years with a new roof on the house and garage, low maintenance composite deck, fence, garage door opener, water heater, low flush toilets and vacuum system. The furnace has been maintained regularly and ducts were recently cleaned. The basement has been developed with permits in place and now has a lovely family room, 4 ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Mon, 01 Apr 2013 06:00:00 -0600

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - Condominimums

There?s still time to get involved in Service Alberta?s review of the Condo Property Act! Complete the online survey at http://www.servicealberta.ca/cfml/survey/ or get a paper copy by calling 1-877-427-4088. Survey completion deadline is April 2
posted in General at Sun, 24 Mar 2013 15:33:21 -0600

Saturday, March 9, 2013 - Just Sold - C3555196

Just sold this listing:"Enjoy this fabulous location backing onto a green space and 2 schools! - This is a wonderful upgraded bi-level on a huge pie lot with a monster of a garage! The following items have been replaced by the current owner - Roof, furnace (high efficiency),attic insulation, upgraded electrical (100amp to house & 50 amp to Garage) kitchen,approx. 60% of the windows, jotul cast iron woodburning stove and the hardwood flooring in bedrooms has been refinished. The garage is a ...
   posted in Listings at Sat, 09 Mar 2013 05:00:00 -0700

Friday, March 8, 2013 - Calgary's resale condominium market shows signs of life

Double digit year-over-year condominium sales growth - To read February's real estate statistics go this link - http://www.creb.com/public/documents/statistics/2013/package/res-stats-2013_February.pdf
posted in General at Fri, 08 Mar 2013 14:05:57 -0700

Monday, February 25, 2013 - Just Sold - C3552605

Just sold this listing:"OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN FEB 16 & 17TH 2-4.30PM. This home is meticulously kept! The largest floor plan in the complex, with 1204 sq ft of living space, it is a 4 level split with 4 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. The roof, siding and fences have all been replaced by the board in the last 7 years. The owner has replaced the furnace, humidifier, bathtub, highend windows, kitchen countertop and, just this week, brand new custom stair railings! The home, with a west facing rear yard, ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Mon, 25 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0700

Friday, February 22, 2013 - New Listing - C3555196

Just added this listing:"Enjoy this fabulous location backing onto a green space and 2 schools! - This is a wonderful upgraded bi-level on a huge pie lot with a monster of a garage! The following items have been replaced by the current owner - Roof, furnace (high efficiency),attic insulation, upgraded electrical (100amp to house & 50 amp to Garage) kitchen,approx. 60% of the windows, jotul cast iron woodburning stove and the hardwood flooring in bedrooms has been refinished. The garage is a ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 22 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0700

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 12 ways to save money in your home

Thank you to TD Canada Trust newsletter for these helpful hints: 1.Seal drafts to save energy. Air leaks account for 25% to 40% of the heat loss from an older home, potentially costing hundreds of dollars per year in gas or electricity costs. See some easy fixes to control air leakage from Natural Resources Canada. .2.Lower the heat. Turn down the heat a degree or two or install a programmable thermostat. According to Natural Resources Canada, you could save 2% on your heating bill for every 1 ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:32:28 -0700

Monday, February 4, 2013 - New Listing - C3552605

Just added this listing:"OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN FEB 16 & 17TH 2-4.30PM. This home is meticulously kept! The largest floor plan in the complex, with 1204 sq ft of living space, it is a 4 level split with 4 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. The roof, siding and fences have all been replaced by the board in the last 7 years. The owner has replaced the furnace, humidifier, bathtub, highend windows, kitchen countertop and, just this week, brand new custom stair railings! The home, with a west facing rear yard, ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Mon, 04 Feb 2013 05:00:00 -0700

Sunday, February 3, 2013 - Home energy saving tips

One question is being asked by many people everyday. What can I do to save energy and save money at the same time? How can I cut my energy bill each month without a huge investment? It can be done with just a few simple things around your home. This list compiles ideas for all areas of your home to cut back and conserve your energy and water usage. http://www.partselect.ca/resources/Home-Energy-Saving-Tips.aspx
posted in General at Sun, 03 Feb 2013 13:41:40 -0700

Monday, January 28, 2013 - Just Sold - C3550113

Just sold this listing:"OPEN HOUSE SAT/SUN 2-4.30.Affordable 2 sty family home in desirable Coach Hill. With 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, it is ideal for a growing family. Hardwood floors are throughout the main floor. The kitchen has just been renovated to open up to the family room, which has a wood burning fireplace w/log lighter and sliding doors to your south facing backyard. Also on the main floor are a large dining room and living room and a half bath. Upstairs is a large master bedroom ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Mon, 28 Jan 2013 05:00:00 -0700

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - Home inventory List

 Consider setting aside some time this winter - or this month even - to do up a home inventory list. It may seem tedious, but the time and effort are worth it. If you ever have to make an insurance claim, a record of the damaged items will make the process much easier for you. 1.Create a spreadsheet or use one of many software packages on the market to make the job easier. 2.Inventory one room at a time. Remember to include the stuff in your basement, attic, garage and outdoor shed. List every ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 24 Jan 2013 09:40:43 -0700

Friday, January 18, 2013 - Renovating?

Courtesy of MArsh insights - You?ve hired the contractors and picked out tiles, cabinets, and fixtures, but there?s another important item for your renovation to-do list?and it?s even more important than deciding whether to paint the walls moss green or aubergine. Review your home insurance policy and call your insurance provider. You could be in for an unhappy surprise if your home isn?t insured according to what it would cost to rebuild it after a natural disaster. And with severe weather on ... Full Article...
posted in General at Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:32:15 -0700

Monday, January 14, 2013 - New Listing - C3550113

Just added this listing:"OPEN HOUSE SAT/SUN 2-4.30.Affordable 2 sty family home in desirable Coach Hill. With 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, it is ideal for a growing family. Hardwood floors are throughout the main floor. The kitchen has just been renovated to open up to the family room, which has a wood burning fireplace w/log lighter and sliding doors to your south facing backyard. Also on the main floor are a large dining room and living room and a half bath. Upstairs is a large master bedroom ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Mon, 14 Jan 2013 05:00:00 -0700

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - homebuyers roadmap!

Are you thinking of buying a home and don't know which way to go?  I can send you this free wonderful little guide called "Homebuyers Roadmap" Send me a quick email with "Homebuyers Roadmap" in the subject line and I will send it to you or if you prefer hard copy let me know your address.
posted in General at Thu, 03 Jan 2013 17:55:05 -0700

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - If you are like most homeowners, you will probably never need to submit an insurance claim, but no o

Check your smoke detectors?Install smoke detectors outside bedrooms and on each floor of your home, including the basement.?Make sure dust does not collect on smoke detectors and never paint over them.?Do not use rechargeable batteries; they can fail without warning.?Check smoke detectors at least once a month.?Replace batteries at least once a year or, better yet, when you change your clocks in the spring and fall.?Replace smoke detectors every 10 years. Establish a fire evacuation plan?Draw a ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 01 Jan 2013 15:09:23 -0700

Monday, December 17, 2012 - When goig on vacation.......

  Whenever you go away on vacation, even for a short time, you should consider the following tips from Marsh insights - Consider replacing a small mailbox with a larger one to keep your mail out of sight. If you are going to be away for more than two days, ask Canada Post to hold your mail and call the newspaper office to stop delivery until you return. Have a neighbour hold any free newspapers and junk mail for you. A pile of papers and mail is a clear sign your home is vacant. Burglars can ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 17 Dec 2012 08:45:59 -0700

Saturday, December 1, 2012 - Tips to tend to your credit rating

Just as marks were important in school, a good credit rating can help you get a passing grade to get approved for financing such as a mortgage. Yet many Canadians don't know how to get a copy of their credit rating or what to do to maintain a good grade. Finding out what's in your report is easy. You can pay a small fee to request a copy of your credit record online, or obtain it for free if you send a request by mail or fax. It's a good idea to check your record once a year to ensure that it's ... Full Article...
posted in General at Sat, 01 Dec 2012 11:42:10 -0700

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 5 steps to picking the right real estate agent

If you're selling a home, a good real-estate agent will help you set the right price, market the home professionally, qualify the buyers and expertly negotiate and finalize the deal. A great agent has long experience with recent sales and can walk a tightrope, balancing optimism with realism and diplomacy with brutal honesty. You'll pay  for an agent's service but a good one is worth every penny. Step 1 - Round up good prospects - Ask for referrals from family and friends or search websites to ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:30:20 -0700

Monday, November 19, 2012 - Home smarts tip

An oldie but a goodie! Vinegar and water makes a dynamite window cleaner: Mix two ounces vinegar with a quart of water and pour into a spray bottle and presto! You?ve got a HomeSmart window non-streaking window cleaner.
posted in General at Mon, 19 Nov 2012 08:35:31 -0700

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 6 ways to sell your home in todays market

Six Keys to Success - taken from an article from rismedia.com1) Curb appeal counts. Most home buyers want homes which look great from the outside. It?s not just a question of curb appeal ? it?s about perception. If a home looks good from the street it probably means the property is ready for a new occupant without a lot of cost or hassle.Buyers tend to pass on a home that doesn?t appeal to them from the street?not even bothering to look inside. An experienced local REALTOR® can show you how to ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:46:35 -0700

Monday, November 12, 2012 - Energy efficient homes

Nearly half of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada come from our homes. They can be smarter than that. As the seasons begin to change your family migrates indoors for the winter, a lot of energy can be wasted to keep your family and your home comfortable. Between 40 and 70% of all home energy is wasted, but we could save about half of that by buying efficient appliances and taking energy-saving measures. The 10 Biggest Energy Users:Water heatersRangesRefrigeratorsClothes washersPortable ...
posted in General at Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:58:22 -0700

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - Apartment fires

Good advice from AMA: http://pages.amaemails.ca/April2012eNews/#Apartment
posted in General at Tue, 06 Nov 2012 09:18:01 -0700

Monday, November 5, 2012 - Just Sold - C3541348

Just sold this listing:"Fantastic value for this roomy fully finished 4 level split with a total of 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms! Sunlight floods the front of this house with its south facing windows and a huge park accross the street. Upstairs the master has a full 4 pce ensuite whilst the other 2 bedrooms share another 4 pce bathroom. The lower 3rd level has a family room with a wood burning fireplace, a bedroom and a 3pce bathroom. In the basement there is a flex room with a window, a ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Mon, 05 Nov 2012 05:00:00 -0700

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - Whatâ??s the best way to declutter my home before I show it to potential buyers?

Even if your house hasn?t been featured on ?Hoarders,? making an effort to clear out clutter and to ensure that your home is as neat and tidy as possible before opening your door to buyers is common advice in real estate circles. It?s vital, because most real estate is aspirational, and buyers want to see themselves someplace better and more beautiful,? he said. ?They want the feeling that if they move in there, it will be organized, clean and attractive. If they walk into a cluttered, messy ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:24:53 -0600

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 10 Ways to Get the Best of Winter When Selling Your Home

  If your home will be for sale this winter, it is important to master certain seasonal issues that are less significant or even non-existent at other times of the year. Here are 10 tips that can help put a ?Sold? sticker on that yard sign. 1 - Let Those Lights Shine: The best way to combat winter?s short and frequently cloudy days is to turn on your house lights. For a showing, every single light in the house must be on, even in the closets and utility/mechanical rooms. Make sure all the bulbs ... Full Article...
posted in General at Mon, 01 Oct 2012 11:57:49 -0600

Sunday, September 30, 2012 - Open house today!

Open house today in Woodbine - Stop by and see this very affordable 4 level split between 2 - 4.30pm
posted in General at Sun, 30 Sep 2012 13:27:48 -0600

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - New Listing - C3541348

Just added this listing:"Fantastic value for this roomy fully finished 4 level split with a total of 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms! Sunlight floods the front of this house with its south facing windows and a huge park accross the street. Upstairs the master has a full 4 pce ensuite whilst the other 2 bedrooms share another 4 pce bathroom. The lower 3rd level has a family room with a wood burning fireplace, a bedroom and a 3pce bathroom. In the basement there is a flex room with a window, a ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Tue, 25 Sep 2012 06:00:00 -0600

Thursday, August 30, 2012 - Buying vs Renting?

money.cnn.com - When it comes to dating, homeownership can be the ultimate aphrodisiac. According to one survey, women especially, prefer to date men who own versus rent. Read the full article!

http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/14/real_estate/dating_homeownership/index.htm?utm_source=feedburner

posted in General at Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:34:57 -0600

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - Marketing your home

Professional Real Estate photography is is one of the most important things you can do when marketing a home. Here are 19 tips to get your home ready: 1.Have the lawn mowed, leaves raked, bushes trimmed.2.When in season, flowers can add a gorgeous pop of color.3.Remove all vehicles from the driveway and front of the house.4.Make sure all garbage cans, hoses, garden tools etc. are put away.5.If you will be doing any twilight photos, be sure to check all outdoor lights and change dim or broken ... Full Article...
posted in General at Wed, 22 Aug 2012 10:53:07 -0600

Saturday, August 18, 2012 - Just Sold - C3534359

Just sold this listing:"OPEN HOUSE SUN & MON AUG 5TH/6TH 2-4.30PM. Welcome to this walkout bungalow -villa style- with no condo fees! The kitchen is spacious with white cabinets and all stainless steel appliances (Bosch dishwasher new this year)and a large dining area. New hardwood floors in entry, living room and hall on main floor. Gas fireplace with new tile surround. Ceilings, baseboards, guest bedroom and main bathroom newly painted and bath has new counter top treatment. Newer furnace and ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Sat, 18 Aug 2012 06:00:00 -0600

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - Staging

Today's buyers are looking for turnkey homes. That is, they want to move right in without having to do a lot of work. Buyers with busy lifestyles pay a premium for listings that are in prime condition. Staging can make the difference between a listing selling or not, the time it takes to sell, and the ultimate sale price. Sellers who are financially strapped often have a hard time accepting that they'll need to invest in preparing a house for sale even though they may sell for less than they ... Full Article...
posted in General at Tue, 14 Aug 2012 10:27:00 -0600

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - New Listing - C3534359

Just added this listing:"OPEN HOUSE SUN & MON AUG 5TH/6TH 2-4.30PM. Welcome to this walkout bungalow -villa style- with no condo fees! The kitchen is spacious with white cabinets and all stainless steel appliances (Bosch dishwasher new this year)and a large dining area. New hardwood floors in entry, living room and hall on main floor. Gas fireplace with new tile surround. Ceilings, baseboards, guest bedroom and main bathroom newly painted and bath has new counter top treatment. Newer furnace ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Wed, 01 Aug 2012 06:00:00 -0600

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - Just Sold - C3501570

Just sold this listing:"A large meticulous home in Lake Bonavista Estates is perfect for the growing family. Steps away from the shops and the lake entrance, this home has it all. 5 bedrooms(4 up), 3.5 bathrooms, a fully finished basement, a double attached garage plus a single detached in the back which is heated and used as a workshop. 2 new high efficiency furnaces, water tank and a/c were installed in 2008, most of the windows have also been replaced. Exterior painted last year. The list ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Thu, 28 Jun 2012 06:00:00 -0600

Thursday, June 21, 2012 - mortgage rules tightening

Mortgage rules are tightening - making it harder to qualify for a mortgage. If you are looking to buy a home and have less than 20% to put down - this will affect you. Call me today and lets purchase before July 9th!
posted in General at Thu, 21 Jun 2012 12:12:45 -0600

Friday, April 20, 2012 - Just Sold - C3503045

Just sold this listing:"OPEN HOUSE SAT APR 7TH 2-4.30PM. This is an exceptional executive style bungalow built by Jayman homes with many extras. Kept immaculately, it has new appliances and new Walnut flooring. On the main floor there is a large master bedroom with huge spa-like ensuite, formal dining room/den and seperate eating nook, an open kitchen overlooks the living room with a gas stone surround fireplace. A half bath and laundry room are just as you enter from the garage. Large south ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 20 Apr 2012 06:00:00 -0600

Friday, April 20, 2012 - Just Sold Exclusive Listing

Just sold this listing:"This meticulous bungalow is the Jayman, Bellevue model. Perfect for empty nesters, it has a master bedroom with a huge ensuite on the main floor. Downstairs can accommodate any older children or guests with 2 bedrooms and full bathroom as well as a large living area and wet bar for entertaining. Gorgeous built in oak bookshelves will stay. On the main floor we now have brand new walnut flooring throughout the living, kitchen and dining areas. A large entry, half bath and ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 20 Apr 2012 06:00:00 -0600

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - Just Sold - C3512079

Just sold this listing:"OPEN HOUSE SUN MAR 18TH. 2-4.30PM. Very tastefully decorated, there is nothing to do but move in and enjoy it. These current owners have provided you with a new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, professionally laid hardwood floors on the main floor, a basement also professionally completed with a gas fireplace that has it's own remote control! The couch in this lower family room is also included. The hard work is complete with a new high efficiency furnace and hot ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Sat, 14 Apr 2012 06:00:00 -0600

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - Calgary February statistics

My February 2012 newsletter has been posted! Go to my website and click on the newsletter tab. If you have any questions or would a more detailed summary for your housing area, please do not hesitate to contact me. http://www.athomeincalgary.ca 
posted in General at Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:08:30 -0600

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - New Listing - C3512079

Just added this listing:"OPEN HOUSE SUN MAR 18TH. 2-4.30PM. Very tastefully decorated, there is nothing to do but move in and enjoy it. These current owners have provided you with a new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, professionally laid hardwood floors on the main floor, a basement also professionally completed with a gas fireplace that has it's own remote control! The couch in this lower family room is also included. The hard work is complete with a new high efficiency furnace and ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Sat, 10 Mar 2012 05:00:00 -0700

Saturday, February 25, 2012 - East Village

It was a busy day at the special preview launch of East Village today. They have sold over 50 units already! This weekend is preferred Realtors only so if you would like to go down tomorrow please let me know and I will arrange a time to meet you there.
posted in General at Sat, 25 Feb 2012 17:57:52 -0700

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - East Village

Condos start at $199,900! Contact me now to get the information or set up an appointment to view the show suites at the launch of East Village this weekend February 25th, 26th and 27th!
posted in General at Tue, 21 Feb 2012 15:51:04 -0700

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - East Village

Exciting news! I am a preferred Realtor for the new East Village! You can purchase a condo through me before they get realeased to the general public! Contact me right away to get  the inside scoop.
posted in General at Wed, 15 Feb 2012 21:18:36 -0700

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - Newsletter

My January 2012 newsletter has been posted! Go to my website and click on the newsletter tab. If you have any questions or would a more detailed summary for your housing area, please do not hesitate to contact me. http://www.athomeincalgary.ca 
posted in General at Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:59:31 -0700

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - New Listing - C3503045

Just added this listing:"OPEN HOUSE SAT APR 7TH 2-4.30PM. This is an exceptional executive style bungalow built by Jayman homes with many extras. Kept immaculately, it has new appliances and new Walnut flooring. On the main floor there is a large master bedroom with huge spa-like ensuite, formal dining room/den and seperate eating nook, an open kitchen overlooks the living room with a gas stone surround fireplace. A half bath and laundry room are just as you enter from the garage. Large south ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Wed, 04 Jan 2012 05:00:00 -0700

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - Just Sold - C3490289

Just sold this listing:"OPEN HOUSE SAT DEC 10th 2-4.30PM. Huge potential at this price! Total of 2134 sq ft of living space in this Fully finished 5 level split.The 4th level family room is not included in the above grade measurements but it is a walkout with woodburning fireplace. The patio doors lead to a back deck and small low maintenance yard. The master bedroom has a balcony and spectacular view and gorgeous large ensuite. Two other good sized bedrooms and another 4pce bath are on this ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Wed, 21 Dec 2011 05:00:00 -0700

Monday, December 5, 2011 - New Listing - C3501570

Just added this listing:"A large meticulous home in Lake Bonavista Estates is perfect for the growing family. Steps away from the shops and the lake entrance, this home has it all. 5 bedrooms(4 up), 3.5 bathrooms, a fully finished basement, a double attached garage plus a single detached in the back which is heated and used as a workshop. 2 new high efficiency furnaces, water tank and a/c were installed in 2008, most of the windows have also been replaced. Exterior painted last year. The list ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Mon, 05 Dec 2011 05:00:00 -0700

Thursday, December 1, 2011 - New Exclusive Listing

Just added this listing:"This meticulous bungalow is the Jayman, Bellevue model. Perfect for empty nesters, it has a master bedroom with a huge ensuite on the main floor. Downstairs can accommodate any older children or guests with 2 bedrooms and full bathroom as well as a large living area and wet bar for entertaining. Gorgeous built in oak bookshelves will stay. On the main floor we now have brand new walnut flooring throughout the living, kitchen and dining areas. A large entry, half bath ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Thu, 01 Dec 2011 05:00:00 -0700

Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 5 great things about home ownership

If you've been on the fence about homeownership, now is the time to take a leap! Don't let the negative press deter you from one of life's greatest joys.1. Equity. When you pay rent, you never see that money again. It is lining the landlord's pocket.2. Relationships: Renters tend to see their neighbors come and go quickly. Research has shown that people with healthy relationships have more happiness and less stress.3. Predictability: Well, as long as you have a fixed-rate term on your mortgage ... Full Article...
posted in General at Thu, 17 Nov 2011 11:09:15 -0700

Saturday, November 12, 2011 - Just Sold - C3488516

Just sold this listing:"Price reduced by $30,000! Low unbelievable price for this well maintained southwestern style home on the golf course! Enter from the front entranceway to a living room, with a gas fireplace and pass through the dining room to the open kitchen with tiled counters and terracotta tiled flooring. It faces the bright family room with a second gas fireplace .Patio doors open to a large deck and a very private back yard. If you prefer to watch the golfers just enjoy sitting on ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Sat, 12 Nov 2011 05:00:00 -0700

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - Should you move or improve?

In this type of market many people ask me should I move or spend some money to improve my current home - read through this article to learn more - http://www.houselogic.com/home-advice/planning-your-remodel/should-you-move-or-improve/
posted in General at Wed, 19 Oct 2011 09:42:33 -0600

Monday, October 3, 2011 - Calgary Housing statistics

My September 2011 newsletter has been posted! Go to my website and click on the newsletter tab. If you have any questions or would a more detailed summary for your housing area, please do not hesitate to contact me. http://www.athomeincalgary.ca 
posted in General at Mon, 03 Oct 2011 13:31:17 -0600

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - Just Sold - C3488871

Just sold this listing:"OPEN HOUSE SAT SEPT 10TH 2-4.30PM. With over 1900 square feet of livable space this warm and inviting family home has had lots of upgrades and improvements in the past 10 years. The Kitchen has high-end oak cabinetry. Laminate floors are in the kitchen, dining and living rooms.Low-flush toilets. The large Lower 4th level was professionally finished and can be used as a family rec room or granny suite as there is a full bath and walk-in closet. Upstairs there are 2 ...
   posted in Listings at Sun, 25 Sep 2011 06:00:00 -0600

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - Calgary housing statistics

My August 2011 newsletter has been posted! Go to my website and click on the newsletter tab. If you have any questions or would a more detailed summary for your housing area, please do not hesitate to contact me. http://www.athomeincalgary.ca 
posted in General at Wed, 07 Sep 2011 10:16:38 -0600

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - New Listing - C3490289

Just added this listing:"OPEN HOUSE SAT DEC 10th 2-4.30PM. Huge potential at this price! Total of 2134 sq ft of living space in this Fully finished 5 level split.The 4th level family room is not included in the above grade measurements but it is a walkout with woodburning fireplace. The patio doors lead to a back deck and small low maintenance yard. The master bedroom has a balcony and spectacular view and gorgeous large ensuite. Two other good sized bedrooms and another 4pce bath are on this ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Sat, 27 Aug 2011 06:00:00 -0600

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - Calgary's housing market update

CREB issued a new 2011 housing update:Following steep declines in 2010 sales, the Calgary residential resale market is on the path to recovery. Single family sales will lead the growth with an anticipated 8 per cent increase in sales. Prices are expected to record a moderate increase, mostly due to an increase in higher-end sales and consumer appetite for somewhat discounted higher-end homes. The improved selection of homes in all price ranges will continue to contribute to the balanced ...
posted in General at Wed, 17 Aug 2011 12:00:14 -0600

Monday, August 15, 2011 - New Listing - C3488871

Just added this listing:"OPEN HOUSE SAT SEPT 10TH 2-4.30PM. With over 1900 square feet of livable space this warm and inviting family home has had lots of upgrades and improvements in the past 10 years. The Kitchen has high-end oak cabinetry. Laminate floors are in the kitchen, dining and living rooms.Low-flush toilets. The large Lower 4th level was professionally finished and can be used as a family rec room or granny suite as there is a full bath and walk-in closet. Upstairs there are 2 ...
   posted in Listings at Mon, 15 Aug 2011 06:00:00 -0600

Friday, August 12, 2011 - New Listing - C3488516

Just added this listing:"Price reduced by $30,000! Low unbelievable price for this well maintained southwestern style home on the golf course! Enter from the front entranceway to a living room, with a gas fireplace and pass through the dining room to the open kitchen with tiled counters and terracotta tiled flooring. It faces the bright family room with a second gas fireplace .Patio doors open to a large deck and a very private back yard. If you prefer to watch the golfers just enjoy sitting on ... Full Article...
   posted in Listings at Fri, 12 Aug 2011 06:00:00 -0600

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - Calgary mls homes - July statistics

My July 2011 newsletter has been posted! Go to my website and click on the newsletter tab.If you have any questions or would a more detailed summary for your housing area, please do not hesitate to contact me. http://www.athomeincalgary.ca 
posted in General at Tue, 02 Aug 2011 14:48:32 -0600

Friday, July 8, 2011 - June 2011 Calgary home sales

My Junel 2011 newsletter has been posted! Go to my website and click on the newsletter tab.If you have any questions or would a more detailed summary for your housing area, please do not hesitate to contact me. http://www.athomeincalgary.ca 
posted in General at Fri, 08 Jul 2011 16:50:05 -0600

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