Please visit our Open House at 219 VALLEY POINTE PL NW in Calgary.
Open House on Saturday, June 23, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Priced 30k + Under City Assessment for Quick Sale! This home offers the best of Calgary, located on the edge of the city’s sprawl with unobstructed westward views. A bright, open main floor features easy to clean tile flooring, a den, and a fireplace. Espresso, cream, and silver combine in the kitchen for an upscale modern look perfect for entertaining, and the island has ample seating. Granite lends polish to the space, plus a full pantry is ideal for organized storage. The bedrooms are spacious and also have tiled floors. A luxurious master ensuite is outfitted with a granite vanity, soaker tub, and glass shower. The bonus room is great for relaxing, or head down to the walkout basement for movie night. A lower patio and upper deck overlook the large yard, so you can enjoy a country sunset across the fields behind. Proximity to 16th Ave ensures easy access to all amenities plus prime ability to escape to the mountains, and the sound wall provides noise mitigation and a decorative touch to the yard.
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I have listed a new property at 215 STONEMERE GR in Chestermere.
This beautifully designed executive home promises to be spectacular! High ceilings and open to above spaces cast lovely natural light throughout the home. Premier finishings in the kitchen are a chef's dream and the addition of both a walk through and a Butler's pantry offer the luxuries of easy organization and clean-up. The upper level features the master suite plus three additional bedrooms, a bathroom, laundry, and a bonus room for the ideal family set-up. The master is an oasis with a massive ensuite and walk-in closet plus a private balcony. The three car garage and large driveway provide ample parking, and a fully developed basement is complete with two additional bedrooms and a bathroom, a recreation room, games room, and a wet bar, plus separate storage and utility areas. This home backs onto the pathway system bordering the lake, and is only minutes from all amenities Chestermere has to offer. This amazing home is under construction now, see it today!
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I have listed a new property at 13225 BONAVENTURE DR SE in Calgary.
Check out this fantastic bungalow nestled among mature trees in Lake Bonavista, that was built in 1997. A As you come through the door, the vaulted ceilings set the stage for how open and airy the space is. The main floor features a formal dining area, office, 2 bedrooms including a master suite with a spa like ensuite complete with soaker tub & glass shower. The kitchen has a walk in pantry, updated stainless appliances, and breakfast bar which is open to the nook and family room. This all leads to the the well landscaped, private backyard and patio. The basement is perfect for indoor entertaining or the ultimate family hangout. There is a huge rec room with a wet bar that has enough room for a TV area, a billiards table, and home gym. There is a third bedroom down, and a really unique hobby room that has an elevator attached which goes up to the garage. Makes it super convenient for storing tires, etc. Close to the LRT, shopping, and the lake, this one is awesome.
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I have listed a new property at 201 KINNIBURGH CV in Chestermere.
Privately tucked away in the cove on a spacious corner lot, this home boasts a triple garage! The lavish main floor exudes a fresh and open feeling with vaulted ceilings, built ins, and abundant windows. Entertaining will be a breeze in the open Great room and nook... or just chatting and snacking around the large square island and dining in the formal dining room. The functional main floor den, powder room, mudroom & vast walkthrough pantry will make storage and the day to day easy! Grand upper hallway leads to the double door master suite. Ensuite complete with large shower, soaker tub and spacious walk in closet. A very large bright bonus room and 3 additional bedrooms complete the upper floor. The second bedroom boasts a private ensuite, while the third bedroom has quick access with a cheater door to the main bath. The spacious lower level with separate entrance features a wet bar, (with hookups for a full kitchen roughed hidden within the wall) office, laundry room plus a bedroom and bathroom.
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Please visit our Open House at 4518 20 AV NW in Calgary.
Open House on Sunday, June 10, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Perfectly executed high-end custom infill in beautiful Montgomery! Incredible value is in the details, with 9 ft ceilings, hardwood and granite, a main floor powder room, and upstairs laundry. The large open concept kitchen is complete with an island and stainless steel appliances. It overlooks an eating area and the family room with fireplace; a layout great for entertaining. A back entrance is practical with a mudroom and half bath. Upstairs, the luxurious master has an ensuite including a corner tub, separate shower, and walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms are ideal for an office, guest or kids rooms and a separate bath offers convenience. The basement is equipped with a HE furnace and boiler system, and is ready for your own personal touch. Enjoy the landscaped front yard plus a fully fenced backyard with the perfect patio. Steps to schools and with easy access to the Children's Hospital, Foothills, U of C, downtown, parks, boutique shops and restaurants, this amazing home is ideally located.
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Please visit our Open House at 289 RAINBOW FALLS WY in Chestermere.
Open House on Sunday, June 10, 2018 1:00PM - 3:30PM
Rainbow Falls Way is one of the most desirable streets in Chestermere, and this exquisitely finished home is jaw-dropping. An interesting main floor layout features open to above spaces, a breezeway style dining room, and a walk-through pantry with a prep sink. Unique high-end lighting throughout the home offers a beautiful conversation piece in every room. Restaurant quality kitchen appliances and fixtures combine with stunning details to create a space ideal for entertaining. The master suite is bright and serene, and the ensuite is spectacular. A glass and tile shower is the showpiece, and his and hers sinks and closets are luxurious and efficient. A pocket door leads from the master closet to the upstairs laundry for the ultimate convenience. Three additional bedrooms on this level, one with an ensuite, make this home perfect for a growing family. The upper bonus room and the walkout basement both include a wet bar, plus a fully wired theatre room is ready for movie night! This home truly has it all!
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Limping into June.....A street view of Calgary Real Estate

Here we are entering the 6th month of the year, and we are still waiting for the spring market to arrive. A lot of people were hoping the ice age that was the winter of '17/'18 was the reason our city's real estate market was slower to start the year....half way through this trip around the sun, it's clear that the mortgage rules put in place to cool other markets has had a major impact on this city. 


For the 5th consecutive month, we have seen the number of homes selling in the city plummet over the previous year. May saw 19% less homes in Calgary in every house type. If we break it down, single family homes saw the biggest drop in total sales (a total of 1,058 units sold, down 23 per cent from 1,374 units in May 2017....low levels not seen in over a decade), and new listings allowed months of supply to soar 97 per cent to 4.26 months compared to 2.16 months a year ago (basically, if no homes came on the market ever again, it would take just over 4 months to sell every house listed with the current demand).


Prices in detached homes stayed relatively stable....but with inventory rising like it is and demand falling off as drastically as it has, that can't last for long.


Apartment condos continue to be the big losers on the price front, dropping another 4% on average since May 2017. 

The reality is the new stress test along with lending rate hikes have really pushed people's purchasing power down. $500,000.00 appears to be the affordability ceiling, with sales numbers showing extremely soft returns over this mark. Lot's of great news, eh?

 
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Here is the good stuff....Stampede is only a month away! (just kidding). 

Our market started sliding backwards last July. These numbers won't look nearly as bad year over year once we get through June. Sales won't be robust, but the percentage drops will be much smaller. Also, this is as pure of a buyers market as we have seen in a long time. You now have ability to get a great home for a much better deal than you've been able to get for the past half decade. Supply is plentiful, bidding wars are scarce (but do happen on occasion), you can take your time, and be extremely selective when looking for a new home.

 

It's also a great opportunity to move up in the market. You may not make as much on the house you are selling, but by getting into something bigger, or in a better location at today's prices will set you up perfectly for the next upswing.

If you are looking to sell your home in this market, you need to have a great pricing strategy, along with a solid marketing plan to make it happen. Have a little patience, and trust your realtor...things will work out just fine.

 

Did you know we have a guaranteed sales program that is perfect for this market? We guarantee to be able to sell your home in 45 days, or we'll sell it for free. Ask me for details.

 

You can read the detailed stats report in the link at the bottom of the page... 


Have a fantastic June!

 
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Please visit our Open House at 1252 EVERRIDGE DR SW in Calgary.
Open House on Sunday, June 3, 2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Instantly welcoming with warm maple cabinetry and accents, the main floor of this Evergreen home is bright and open with tons of natural light. A breakfast bar island overlooks the living and dining areas; perfect for entertaining. The kitchen offers ample counter and cabinet space as well as a full pantry, for easy food storage and prep. A bonus room has been partially converted to a fourth upstairs bedroom. The spacious master has a well appointed ensuite with a soaker tub, shower with a bench, and a large vanity. In the basement you’ll find another bedroom and bathroom, plus a rec room. Central A/C, a water softener, heated garage, and built-in shelves in the mechanical room are additional luxuries. The yard is a great size, and has a nice combination of sun and shade so you can relax outdoors in the summer heat! An exposed aggregate patio is large enough for seating or dining space as well as a grill. Plus, this home backs onto pathways and is steps from schools, shopping, transit and all amenities.
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I have listed a new property at 1252 EVERRIDGE DR SW in Calgary.
Instantly welcoming with warm maple cabinetry and accents, the main floor of this Evergreen home is bright and open with tons of natural light. A breakfast bar island overlooks the living and dining areas; perfect for entertaining. The kitchen offers ample counter and cabinet space as well as a full pantry, for easy food storage and prep. A bonus room has been partially converted to a fourth upstairs bedroom. The spacious master has a well appointed ensuite with a soaker tub, shower with a bench, and a large vanity. In the basement you’ll find another bedroom and bathroom, plus a rec room. Central A/C, a water softener, heated garage, and built-in shelves in the mechanical room are additional luxuries. The yard is a great size, and has a nice combination of sun and shade so you can relax outdoors in the summer heat! An exposed aggregate patio is large enough for seating or dining space as well as a grill. Plus, this home backs onto pathways and is steps from schools, shopping, transit and all amenities.
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I have listed a new property at 2830 40 ST SW in Calgary.
Beautiful landscaping in the front of this pristine Glenbrook home is inviting and offers privacy. 9ft ceilings, large windows and maple floors create a natural brightness throughout the open main floor, which centres around a 3-sided fireplace. A spacious kitchen is complete with a full pantry and an abundance of cabinets in complementary maple tones. Plus, it also has plenty of room to add an island! The master features a west-facing private balcony, perfect for watching the sunset. A sizeable ensuite and walk-in complete the master suite. Two more bedrooms, a bathroom, and upstairs laundry complete this level. A/C, a newer oversize fridge, and a central vac are luxurious additions. The roof was recently inspected and the HWT is newer as well. The newly fenced east-facing backyard is a quaint oasis, with glass railings and an awning over the large deck. Cobbled paths and manicured garden beds are a gorgeous backdrop for outdoor living. A double garage and storage beneath the deck are added conveniences.
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Please visit our Open House at 2830 40 ST SW in Calgary.
Open House on Sunday, June 3, 2018 2:00PM - 4:30PM
Beautiful landscaping in the front of this pristine Glenbrook home is inviting and offers privacy. 9ft ceilings, large windows and maple floors create a natural brightness throughout the open main floor, which centres around a 3-sided fireplace. A spacious kitchen is complete with a full pantry and an abundance of cabinets in complementary maple tones. Plus, it also has plenty of room to add an island! The master features a west-facing private balcony, perfect for watching the sunset. A sizeable ensuite and walk-in complete the master suite. Two more bedrooms, a bathroom, and upstairs laundry complete this level. A/C, a newer oversize fridge, and a central vac are luxurious additions. The roof was recently inspected and the HWT is newer as well. The newly fenced east-facing backyard is a quaint oasis, with glass railings and an awning over the large deck. Cobbled paths and manicured garden beds are a gorgeous backdrop for outdoor living. A double garage and storage beneath the deck are added conveniences.
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Please visit our Open House at 84 GATEWAY DR SW in Calgary.
Open House on Saturday, May 26, 2018 1:00PM - 3:30PM
Within the terraced front yard, you’ll find Glendale’s hidden gem. This completely renovated home has light, character, and texture. Plank hardwood contrasts with white doors and cabinets for a modern country aesthetic. Vaulted ceilings and skylights in the living area frame a reading nook. A pendant chandelier sets the mood in the dining room, while the breakfast area is a funky diner booth. The kitchen is sleek with Quartz and subway tile. Elite appliances include a gas stove and custom panel refrigerator. The master offers a walk-in closet, and a barn door to the brick and tile ensuite. Adjustable spray and a rain head in the steam shower, plus a soaker tub are a dream. A family room with a wood fireplace, flex area, three bedrooms, two beautifully tiled baths, and a custom mudroom with lockers finish the lower level. A highlight is the solarium, adding year round livable space to relax in with reclaimed wood walls and a gas stove. The landscaping is superb, with both east and west decks to enjoy.
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Please visit our Open House at 8 COACH MANOR RI SW in Calgary.
Open House on Sunday, May 27, 2018 1:00PM - 3:30PM
A rare 5-level split offers tremendous opportunity to add your personal touch in this original executive style villa. This home has been well cared for and features some unique design elements characteristic of it's era. A breakfast nook in the updated kitchen overlooks half walls for a bright and convenient place to gather. The large, open living and dining space are flooded with light through large windows as well as skylights above. The master suite has it's own floor for a spacious and peaceful retreat! A separate living space on the opposite side of the kitchen makes a great home theatre or game room. Ample space for storage or your development ideas await on the lower levels. The deck is conveniently tucked into a nook at the back of the home, so you'll have a private outdoor oasis for grilling. Backing onto private green space and with a downtown view, this townhome is also just steps from pathways, a short drive to shopping, and just off Bow Trail for easy access to downtown and all major routes.
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I have listed a new property at 8 DISCOVERY VALLEY CV SW in Calgary.
Wouldn't it be amazing to relax and unwind in the serene gated community of Discovery Valley Cove in Discovery Ridge? This luxurious community features the best city amenities with the feel of an alpine resort. The home is thoughtfully laid out to bring natural light into every room. Pristine hardwood and carpet form a perfect backdrop for your decor and enhance the bright and airy feel. The kitchen is stunning and functional in rich dark woods, sleek granite and stainless steel, plus a full pantry and breakfast bar. Cozy up in front of either main floor fireplace and watch the snow fall, or head to the media room for movie night. The secluded master features large windows, a walk in closet and a spa-like ensuite. The walkout lower level contains the other bedrooms as well as a great rec area. Steps from Griffiths Woods and with a full fledged community centre, you'll never need to leave, but if you do you're only minutes from Calgary proper, transit and schools. It's time to move up to your dream home.
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Please visit our Open House at 2029 49 AV SW in Calgary.
Open House on Sunday, May 20, 2018 12:00PM - 4:00PM
49th Ave is the only street in Altadore with 138' deep lots. This gives you 20 more feet of backyard over a regular infill lot. This one has SOUTH EXPOSURE ON 35'x138'! A Tremendous amount of updates in this house. The updated kitchen includes expansive cabinets, a walk in pantry, elite appliances, subway tiles and granite to create a pristine and luxurious space. Above cabinet windows, under-mount lighting, and a pendant chandelier over the island enhance open feel. Lovely hardwood and new carpet and tile throughout the home compliment the wood accents. The master suite features vaulted ceilings, a massive walk-in closet, and a high end spa-like ensuite .There are two more beds up, two beds down, and completely re done bathrooms throughout the house. Downstairs is the ultimate entertaining area with a wet bar and built ins for any size TV, and a separate playroom to boot. The landscaped yard includes a beautiful stone built in dual BBQ, cobblestone patio, and a sport court. See attached list of upgrades.
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I have listed a new property at 303 DEER PARK PL SE in Calgary.
The moment you see this Deer Run home, the quality of care is evident. Extensive professional renos elevate and modernize this classic. A new kitchen (2015) features granite, stainless steel, and a breakfast bar island. The dining room hardwood is new, and the area overlooks a sunken living room; great for entertaining. A family room offers a wood fireplace and sliding doors out to the yard. Both the master ensuite and the main bath have new granite, sinks and taps. The renovated basement includes new windows and a theatre room with built in speakers and an entertainment centre. A spa-style bath on this level is complete with Jacuzzi, corner shower, and large vanity with makeup counter. The exterior of the home and the garage have also been upgraded recently including the roof, windows, and siding. The fully insulated and drywalled garage also offers RV plug ins. Lovely landscaping is complete with weed control and irrigation. This quiet cul-dec-sac is across the park from schools, and near all amenities.
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I have listed a new property at 84 GATEWAY DR SW in Calgary.
Within the terraced front yard, you’ll find Glendale’s hidden gem. This completely renovated home has light, character, and texture. Plank hardwood contrasts with white doors and cabinets for a modern country aesthetic. Vaulted ceilings and skylights in the living area frame a reading nook. A pendant chandelier sets the mood in the dining room, while the breakfast area is a comfortable diner booth. The kitchen is sleek with Quartz and subway tile. Elite appliances include a gas stove and custom panel refrigerator. The master retreat offers a walk-in closet, and a barn door to the unique brick and tile ensuite. Adjustable spray and a rain head in the shower, plus a soaker tub are a dream. A family room with a wood fireplace, flex area, three bedrooms and two beautifully tiled baths complete the lower floor. A solarium offers additional space to relax with reclaimed wood walls and a wood stove. Outside, enjoy the massive front deck, or head to the cobbled patio in the back yard for a fire.
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