Energy Efficient Homes And Their Significance

By: Ron Clappison

Energy Efficient Homes And Their Significance

Tags: Energy Efficiency, Eco Homes, Calgary, Calgary SE

The concept of energy efficient homes is gaining in popularity with every day. Energy efficient features are not only great because they promote an environmentally friendly lifestyle, but also because they cut costs and utility bills which means saving money in the long run. Whether you are updating your own home to add value to it or looking for a new home, energy efficient homes can provide you...Read More

Breakdown Between Single Family, Semi-Detached, Row Housing & Apartment Condos In South East Calgary

By: Ron Clappison

Breakdown Between Single Family, Semi-Detached, Row Housing & Apartment Condos In South East Calgary

Tags: Calgary South East, Housing Market, Prices, Housing types

South East Calgary is well-known as a suburb where inventory has been relatively high in the last several years. South East Calgary is mainly known for detached homes which are the most sought - after hosing type in the District, but it also has beautiful row and semi-detached houses, as well as condo apartments which represent more affordable alternatives. Detached Homes in March 2018 in Calgary...Read More

Buying A Home In Calgary SE? How Do The Prices Differ From Neighborhood To Neighborhood?

By: Ron Clappison

Buying A Home In Calgary SE? How Do The Prices Differ From Neighborhood To Neighborhood?

Tags: cALGARY se, dEER rIDGE, dEER rUN, MCKENZIE TOWNE, CRANSTON, COPPERFIELD

Southeast Calgary has seen many development projects being completed in the past 15-20 years, thanks to which, the SE District has become a lively and desirable location for homebuyers, especially young families. All of the SE Calgary communities offer great and affordable housing options, a great transport network and all-around amenities which make them very popular with homebuyers. But, where i...Read More

Home Staging Mistakes To Avoid

By: Ron Clappison

Home Staging Mistakes To Avoid

Tags: Home Staging Mistakes, SE CALGARY SELLERS

Home staging has become an efficient tool for selling homes. It usually drives up the price by 10 -15 per cent and staged homes are more likely to sell faster than unstaged homes. Sellers sometimes get carried away with adding too many details and forget that less is more. Here’s what you should NOT do if you want staging to work. Over-Decorating The main goal of staging is to highlight the...Read More

What To Expect When Buying A New Construction Home?

By: Ron Clappison

What To Expect When Buying A New Construction Home?

Tags: New Construction Homes, Calgary SE, Homebuyers

The new construction market contributes to the high levels of inventory in Calgary currently, and there are even incentives for new construction buyers to encourage them to buy this kind of homes. Most sales are based on model homes presented to the buyers so that they get a sense of what the home will look like once it’s completed. Calgary has seen many master-planned communities being deve...Read More

Is Spring The Perfect Time For Homebuyers?

By: Ron Clappison

Is Spring The Perfect Time For Homebuyers?

Tags: Buying in spring, SE Calgary Homes, Pros and Cons

The spring is known as the peak season in real estate. Inventory is diverse drawing a large pool of buyers and it's the time when most transactions take place. Despite the new stress tests which have had a psychological impact on buyers, South East Calgary buyers are expected to hit the market from the 2nd quarter onwards. Even if sales will be comparably lower than last year, spring will stil...Read More

By: Ron Clappison

South East Calgary Home Shopping: These Are The Most Common Contingencies

Tags: Calgary SE, Contingencies, House Shopping

First-time homebuyers are often confused when hearing about contingent offers on a home. Is it   necessary and do they really need it?   When the market is hot, most buyers   rush their decision as they know that   competition is fierce. But, in a buyer’s market, like the one we have now, contingency offers are standard  &nbs...Read More

By: Ron Clappison

Looking For A Family-Friendly Home in SE Calgary? Here Is What You Should Look For

Tags: Calgary SE, Family-friendly homes in SE Calgary communities

Every family deserves a home where they feel comfortable and where they can relax, spend time together (and alone) and bring or invite guests over. Calgary SE is a family-friendly community and there are lots of homes that are well-suited for family life, but what defines a family-friendly home by today’s standards? What does a home have to have to meet the individual needs of all househol...Read More

By: Ron Clappison

What Are The Ultimate No-Gos For Homebuyers?

Tags: Calgary Homebuyers and sellers, No-gos

Sellers can hope for an increase in home prices in 2018 in almost all parts of Canada, but they still can’t lay back and wait for the perfect buyer without making an effort on their part. Buyers are already faced with stricter stress tests and a higher interest rate (again as of 17 January 2018), and they certainly won’t put up with unpresentable homes on top of all that. Calgary&rsq...Read More

By: Ron Clappison

Calgary’s Prospects for 2018

Tags: cALGARY, rEAL ESTATE MARKET 2018

The Calgary economic forecast looks promising for 2018. Since the big Calgary recession in 2015, the city has recovered well in the past two years, but it will take more for Calgary to reach the status it had prior to the recession. Nevertheless, the “energy city” is getting back on its feet when we look at the steady 2017 developments, like the constant building pace, the drop in th...Read More