I have sold a property at 619 WILDERNESS DR SE in Calgary.
A beautifully renovated home located in a park-like setting in the desirable community of Willow Park Estates. This four bedroom residence is designed with distinction. Formal living and dining rooms feature hardwood flooring, sculpted ceilings, gas fireplace and large picture windows overlooking the gardens. A fabulous custom designed kitchen boasts numerous cabinets, granite countertops, center island and a high-end stainless steel appliance package. There is a large sunny nook which looks out to the south rear yard. Completing the main floor is a spacious family room with custom built-ins, wood-burning brick fireplace & sliding glass doors to rear patio. The upper level highlights a fabulous master bdrm suite complete with walk-in closet + 4 pc ensuite with steam shower. There are 3 additional secondary bedrooms, renovated 4 piece family bath and laundry. New garage doors, 50 year shingle roof, new windows, custom front door, exterior recently repainted - the list goes on! Immaculate home.
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I have sold a property at 1560 EVERGREEN HL SW in Calgary.
BACKING FISH CREEK PARK! Fabulous opportunity to own an 1800 + sq.ft. raised bungalow with a million dollar view. This fully developed custom built home offers 10 ft. ceilings on the main flr & 9 ft. ceilings in the lower level. A large front entry leads into a spacious combined living & dining room - each offering amazing views to the park. A large functional kitchen boasts a partial view to the main living area and includes a full appliance package plus loads of counter and cupboard space. There is a large breakfast room just off the kitchen with access to a private sunny rear deck. Completing the main floor is a master suite with a 5 pc ensuite, 2 additional bedrms, 4 pc family bath & laundry room. A bright lower level features just over 1780 sq ft, 9 ft ceilings, rec room with built-in entertainment center, brick fireplace, pool table/games room, 2 additional bdrms, 3 pc bath and oodles of storage. Rarely does a good family home in a premier location like this become available - don't miss out!
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I have sold a property at 1907 7 ST SW in Calgary.
Elegantly appointed brownstone in the heart of Lower Mount Royal. Urban living at its finest! Stroll down to Calgary's newest restaurants and shops on 17th Avenue. A wonderful floor plan that is ideal for entertaining. Formal living room with gas fireplace, hardwood flring & California shutters; formal dining rm with a pass through butler's pantry to fabulous renovated kitchen. High level of design featuring granite countertops, island with breakfast bar, stainless appliances & ample storage. The family rm openly communicates to the kitchen and boasts French doors which lead to a west balcony. Upper floor features 2 secondary bdrms, 4 piece bath, laundry & an oversized master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet & bright 5 piece ensuite. The lower level highlights a 4th bdrm, 4 pc bath plus a family room which walks out to the rear yard. End unit with the largest yard in this sought after complex. Double garage with aggregate flooring. Executive home in an excellent location
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I have sold a property at 128 PUMP HILL GR SW in Calgary.
Fabulous architecturally designed home located on a quiet cul-de-sac with park. High-end renovations completed in 2012 to the main & upper floors with clean contemporary lines which are warmed by rustic, natural materials throughout. A soaring foyer leads your guests into sophisticated living areas. The combined living/dining are generously proportioned & feature a vaulted natural wood coffered ceiling. Absolutely stunning kitchen designed for people who like to cook & entertain at the same time. Nothing missed here! High-end appliance package including 6 burner gas stove & oven, wine refrigerator, huge center island & oodles of cabinetry. Oversized family room communicates with the kitchen & boasts a wood-burning fireplace. The upper floor features 2 spacious secondary bdrs., a luxurious family bath with separate shower and tub, office/den, and a lovely master suite complete with access to upper deck, wood-burning fireplace and a "zen" 5 piece ensuite. An impressive home & in a class by itself!
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I have listed a new property at 41 PUMP HILL LD SW in Calgary.
If first class is your way of life, then come & live at the Villas of Pumphill Landing - an exclusive residential enclave of twinned estate homes which are located in a park-like setting. This home is the largest model available in the complex & is equally comfortable hosting large or small gatherings. A spacious foyer leads your guests to sophisticated living areas. There is a lovely living & dining room which highlights hardwood floors & a picture window overlooking lush green space. Situated at the south end of the complex & on the bend, the rear yard offers a feeling of spaciousness that many of the other units do not have. A centrally located kitchen features an abundance of cabinetry with a spacious nook & a French door leading onto an oversized private balcony. Completing the main floor is a front office, 2nd bdrm, 4 piece bath, laundry & the master suite with walk-in closet & a 5 piece ensuite. Lower development offers a 3rd bdrm, recreation room with fireplace, 4 pc bath & tons of storage.
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I have listed a new property at 2410 BAY VIEW PL SW in Calgary.
Beautiful family home offering just over 4300 sq. ft. of developed living space in prime cul-de-sac location. Fabulous renovation by design stars Doug Cridland and Lynn Donaldson. This center hall 4 bedroom residence highlights calm, organic spaces throughout all of the entertaining rooms. Formal living & dining feature custom built-ins, beautiful lighting package & large windows overlooking the gardens. Relaxing family room opens to a fully equipped modern kitchen with all the bells and whistles & inviting eat-in area. Completing the main flr is an office, 2 pc bath & laundry rm. The upper level boasts 3 spacious bdrms & a master suite complete with custom built-ins & dazzling spa ensuite. Lower level is fully developed with a 5th bdrm, bath, rec rm & games area. There are endless entertaining opportunities in the professionally landscaped yard with sprawling lawns for kids to play, high-end bbq, hot tub & large patio spaces for exterior furniture. A perfect place for your family to call home!
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I have listed a new property at 15 PALIS WY SW in Calgary.
A superb opportunity to own a 2 storey home in a fabulous location with a south rear yard. This custom built Westglen home boasts 4 upper level bedrooms, a formal living and dining room plus a warm open-plan kitchen/family room. All three baths have been tastefully upgraded. This family home truly highlights garden living and features a charming greenhouse right off the kitchen - enjoy growing herbs and flowers all year long. Other upgrades include exterior siding, roof, furnace, on demand hot water system, interior paint and carpeting. Located on one of the nicest streets in Palliser and just a 5 minute walk to Nellie McClung Elementary and John Ware Junior High. Don't miss this fabulous opportunity to own this terrific residence - a place for your family to call home.
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I have listed a new property at 56 BAY VIEW DR SW in Calgary.
Elegantly appointed 5 bedroom home nestled amid mature landscaping in the heart of Bayview. A gorgeous rear yard provides privacy & endless opportunities for entertaining. Guests are welcomed into the home by a gracious formal living room which is enhanced by a wood-burning fireplace & honey oak hardwood flooring. An oversized formal dining room features a fabulous picture window overlooking the gardens & is perfect for those who enjoy entertaining. There is no telling what the chef in the family will create in the fully equipped kitchen which includes granite countertops, a pantry and ample cabinet space. A spacious kitchen nook is perfect for casusal meals or a spot for homework. Enjoy reading or watching your favorite movie in the family room which highlights a wall of bookcases and a brick gas fireplace. Five spacious bedrooms & three baths are located on the upper floor & there is more developed space to discover in the lower level. A great family home which will be loved year after year.
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I have listed a new property at 138 PRESTWICK LD SE in Calgary.
A superb opportunity to acquire a meticulously cared for home with a south-facing rear yard in a desirable McKenzie Towne location. This home perfectly balances style & function. The great room's vaulted ceiling emphasizes spaciousness & offers open views to the kitchen, dining area & oversized rear deck where you will spend countless hours entertaining or relaxing & enjoying the beautifully landscaped yard. A fully equipped kitchen is designed for people who love to cook & boasts elegant Venetian plaster backsplash, a center island, warm maple cabinets plus a sun-filled dining area. Completing the main floor is an additional bedroom, office or dining rm, family bath & the master bdrm with a 4 pc ensuite & walk-in closet. A fully developed lower level highlights a family room with a beautiful wood-tiled ceiling & gas fireplace with a classic oak surround, 2 bdrms, 4 pc. bath, laundry rm & storage. Double heated garage, sprinker system, hardwood floors, wine racks, low Argon e windows & much more!
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I have listed a new property at 36 PUMP HILL ME SW in Calgary.
A terrific opportunity to own a meticulously maintained home in the Estate community of Pump Hill. This home perfectly balances style & function & is steps to top-rated public schools plus all major amenities. Guests are welcomed into the home by a gracious formal living & dining room which are ideal for entertaining. A centrally located family room is enhanced by a brick fireplace & sliding glass doors which lead onto a large deck in a beautifully landscaped rear yard. An elegant & functional kitchen offers numerous upgrades & you will be delighted with the private deck which is accessed from the nook. Completing the main floor is an office with built-ins, atrium/library, 2 piece bath & laundry room. Upper level highlights a spacious master bedroom with a luxurious 5 piece ensuite with heated floors, 3 secondary bedrooms & a bright 4 piece family bath. Fabulous outdoor spaces offer mature landscaping & a veggie garden. The perfect place for your family!
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I have listed a new property at 46 ASPEN RIDGE SQ SW in Calgary.
Change your life with style! If you demand the best then do not miss this opportunity to surround yourself with quality in this stunning West Coast villa, built by renowned builder, Rockwood Homes. Located in the exclusive development of the Villas at Aspen Heights, this bungalow boasts only high-quality finishings throughout. The main floor highlights an elegant yet easy lifestyle with the living & dining rooms openly communicating with a "DREAM" kitchen. The rear patio is accessed off the dining room & features a privacy fireplace plus ample room for furniture. A spacious office & generous master suite are both tucked away from the entertainment areas & the master ensuite is comparable to a luxurious spa. A fully developed lower level offers perfect entertainment spots to curl up & watch a favorite movie or play a game of pool. Two additional spacious bedrooms, gym and a family bath complete the lower level. Architects say that details make the difference & you will certainly find that here!
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I have listed a new property at 4248 BRITANNIA DR SW in Calgary.
Here is your opportunity to own an executive residence built by Insignia Homes at a prestigious Britannia Drive address. This stately 6 bedroom, 7 bath home offers just over 5800 sq. ft. of developed family living space. A high elevation corner lot allows every room to bathe in natural light while providing privacy from neighboring properties. Designed in the great room style, generously proportioned living & dining rooms openly communicate with an inspiring kitchen. The main floor office is tucked away from the entertainment areas & a sunny front room is perfect for either a 2nd dining room or library/den. Upstairs discover a master suite filled with warmth & luxury & boasting a private deck with city view, stunning designer bath & a beautiful dressing room. All 5 additional bedrooms feature ensuites & large closets. Enjoy lazy summer days on your fabulous rear porch with built-in BBQ & plenty of room for relaxing. A contemporary jewel nestled in the heart of one of Calgary's finest communities.
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I have sold a property at 2020 9 AV SE in Calgary.
Fabulous opportunity to own an RC2 lot in desirable Inglewood. This cute little bungalow features 2 bedrooms up and 2 bedrooms down. There is a spacious living room, dining room and space-saver kitchen on the main floor and the lower level highlights a 2nd kitchen, office, laundry room and work shop. Fabulous yard space and right across the street from the tennis courts. Perfect place to call home or redevelop.
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I have sold a property at 11036 BRATON PL SW in Calgary.
LOCATION "AND" AFFORDABILITY! Rarely do opportunities like this come along. A family home located on a quiet cul-de-sac right across the street from a children's playground, soccer field and Braeside Elementary School. This residence has been meticulously maintained and highlights a newer roof, deck, furnace & hot water tank. The living room overlooks the park and features a gas insert fireplace and easy to care for parquet flooring. A fully equipped step-saver kitchen includes room for a dining table. There are three upper level bedrooms with wall-to-wall carpeting plus a four piece family bath which is enhanced by a warm honey oak cabinet. The lower level is fully developed and boasts an oversized bedroom, recreation room, four piece bath plus a laundry and storage room. The private back yard highlights a wonderful work shop with rear lane access and a newer fence. A partially covered front parking pad has recently been replaced and there is room for two vehicles. A terrific family home!
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I have sold a property at 33 PUMP HILL LD SW in Calgary.
Welcome to Pump Hill Landing! Come & enjoy carefree living in this exclusive villa community. West-facing rear yard features a sunny balcony which is accessed off the dining area. A lovely tiled front entry invites your guests into an elegant living room which highlights a bayed window, vaulted ceiling & gas fireplace. A spacious dining room allows you to entertain in uncrowded comfort. The kitchen is centrally located with an abundance of beautiful oak cabinetry, loads of counterspace plus a warm breakfast nook which overlooks the front garden. Just off the living room you will discover a large master bedroom which includes a 5 piece ensuite & walk-in closet. Completing the main floor is a front den or 2nd bedroom, 2 piece bath & laundry room with built-ins. The lower level offers plenty of extra living space & storage. There is a large recreation room with a cozy heatilator gas stove, spacious bedroom & 4 piece bath. If first class is your way of life, then you have just found your new home!
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Enjoying the last few weeks of summer, makes us all start to think of fall.  With a summer of heat and a steady market, we are looking a busy fall with listings and sales.

 

Sharing with you the CREB forecast, enjoy your summer days and looking forward to fall. 

 

CREB® forecasts a process of recovery for the remainder of 2017


The first-half of 2017 marked a shift in Alberta's economy from recession to recovery, with conditions supporting stability rather than expansion.


"Economic challenges continue to exist, as high unemployment rates, weak migration levels and more stringent lending conditions are weighing on the housing market," said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. 


"This will continue to cause some adjustments in the housing market for the remainder of this year. However, this is not expected to offset earlier gains supporting general stability in 2017." 


Resale sales activity is expected to total 18,401 units in 2017, a 3.3 per cent improvement over last year. The pace of growth is slightly faster than originally anticipated, due to the stronger growth that occurred in the first half of the year.  


"We saw many of those consumers who delayed any purchasing decisions willing to re-enter the market as concerns regarding the economy eased," said CREB® president David P. Brown. 


"More potential buyers on the market helped move some of the product in inventory and started to create some price stability." 


Improvements in the supply demand balance, primarily in the detached and attached sector, caused prices to start to trend up. Demand growth through the remainder of the year is expected to ease relative to inventory levels. This should prevent further substantial shifts in pricing. Overall, annual city wide prices are expected to remain at levels comparable to last year.


Despite generally improving trends, difficulties continue to exist in the condo-apartment ownership market. Rising sales cannot keep pace with the growth in new listings, keeping supply levels high and placing continued downward pressure on prices. This area of the housing market will likely continue to face challenges well into next year, as it will take time to absorb additional inventory in the resale, new and rental markets. 


"Improvements in the labour market are supporting the shift in the housing market this year. However, activity over the past two years was amongst the weakest we have seen since the financial crisis," said Lurie.


"While the shift is welcome news for many, we continue to expect that process of recovery will be slow and dependent on the property type and location within the market." 


For more information, please refer to the CREB®'s 2017 Economic Outlook & Regional Housing Market Mid-Year Update found here

 

 

 

 

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I have listed a new property at 23 PRESTWICK LD SE in Calgary.
If you are looking for your new home, you have just found it! Amazing location - one minute to walking trails & a short stroll to the towne's shopping district. This uniquely designed 4 level split highlights beautiful landscaping with a rear yard patio plus a fabulous front porch. The great room boasts vaulted ceilings, hardwood flooring & an oversized gas fireplace. A sunny dining room is enhanced by picture windows providing lovely natural light in all seasons. A fully equipped kitchen has it all - duel fuel range, hdwd & hightop breakfast bar - perfect for entertaining. The upper level offers an office & master suite with skylight & a 4 piece ensuite including a walk-in shower & oversized tub. Step down from the great room into a spacious family room - the perfect spot for teens & family movie nights. This level includes an additional bedroom, laundry room & 4 piece bath. Fourth level features a 3rd bedroom, additional family room & oodles of storage space. Pride of ownership throughout!
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Looking to moving forward this fall with the work-in-progress market.

Statisitics from the Calgary Real Estate Board, August 2107.

 

 


Housing recovery remains a work-in-progress

Market sees modest inventory gains, but overall prices inch up

Sales exhibited stable growth through the first half of the year in the Calgary housing market, but the number of transactions slowed slightly in July compared to last year. 


City-wide sales totaled 1,637 units, six per cent below July 2016 levels. Year-to-date sales activity totaled 11,957 units, nine per cent above last year.

"Sales growth exceeded expectations so far this year. Clients were re-entering the market after delaying decisions until there were some signs of economic improvement," said CREB® president David P. Brown.  


"However, this recovery will require patience. There continues to be many new and resale ownership options available. This reduces the sense of the urgency for many consumers." 

Easing sales were met with higher new listings, causing further gains in inventory levels. City-wide months of supply rose to four months, as inventory levels reached 6,675 units this month. This is 17 per cent higher than last year, but still below July highs recorded in 2008. 


"Modest improvements in the labour market and net migration were necessary to support the turnaround in the housing market," said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.


"However, current inventory levels and changes in the lending market continue to weigh on housing demand.  Easing demand growth combined with elevated levels of supply will slow the pace of price recovery in our market." 

Driven by detached and attached housing sales, city-wide prices in July improved over the previous month and the previous year. However, it is nearly four per cent below previous monthly highs. Year-to-date benchmark averages remain 0.44 per cent below last year's levels. 


Despite the current month activity, the detached sector continues to demonstrate conditions that are more balanced compared to last year.  


Apartment condominium product continues to face oversupply in the resale and new home sector, causing further price declines. In July, the apartment benchmark price was $266,200. This is a three per cent decline over last year and nearly 12 per cent below peak prices. 


For a full analysis of the Calgary housing market in 2017, please refer to CREB®'s 2017 mid-year update to be released in mid-August.

 

Click here to view the full City of Calgary monthly stats package. 

Click here to view the full Calgary region monthly stats package. 

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Why I choose Canada as my home and Calgary as my home city!

 

This year marks the 150 birthday of our nation, Canada. 

 

I chose Canada because of the wonderful and helpful Canadians I had met along my life's journey so far. 

 

Canada is successful as a nation because it has always been a country founded and built by people who came here by choice, who immigrated for a chance at a new life, and who have worked hard, generation after generation to build a tolerant society. 

 

Canada is one of the greatest countries in the world. Free health care, four seasons, hockey, peace, love - all in abundance.

 

In other words, great multicultural spirit is what Canada stands for.

 

The people of Canada have worked hard to build a country that opens its doors to include all, regardless of race, religion, or community, a country that respects and gives equality to all.

 

I proud to say I am a Canadian

There is no other country around with the freedom and choices Canada has to offer.

 

Happy Canada Day to all.


 

Sharing why Canada is Home with Remax!

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I have listed a new property at 103 910 70 AV SW in Calgary.
Beautifully renovated unit with a private terrace in desirable Kelvin Court! This 40+ building offers quiet luxurious living with secured title parking, lower level storage locker, upscale party room with fireplace and kitchen. Fabulous floor plan offering exceptional upgrades. A spacious living room boasts a floor to ceiling stone gas fireplace, access to a sunny large patio and is open to an inviting dining room. Experience the joy of cooking in your own gourmet kitchen! Partial communication to the main living area with an abundance of cupboards, stainless steel appliances, including an induction oven with a warming drawer, expansive granite counter tops, plus a nook for casual meals. The spacious master bedroom offers a separate dressing area, with built-ins & is combined with a beautiful 4 pc ensuite featuring an over-sized walk-in shower. The den can easily accommodate a Murphy bed & a second 4 pc bath is great for company. This unit includes a large in-suite storage/laundry room.
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