Calgary

September 2018

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Summer Time Fun 

The summer has flown by... How is it already September?! Lots of new updates. We found out we are having a girl (GIRL POWER). We went "Glamping" with Revy RV in Tofino (see dirty photo of family above) and stayed at the Marco Polo Inn  located in Victoria on the Island. Both are experiences I would recommend. I have also had the opportunity to work with many wonderful clients this summer. In recognition of my success I reached the top 10 at Century 21 Bamber, a huge milestone. I've also partnered with The Emma House, a local charity. I have committed to making a donation to them on every deal.  

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Market update

In the real estate market, a stricter lending criteria along with higher interest rates have affected sales over the first half of 2018. This decline in sales was greater than anticipated. 

"Easing sales combined with rising inventories has pushed the market into an oversupply situation for all products, affecting pricing for all products, which include detached, semi-detached and row, and apartment," said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

"Overall, prices are expected to ease by over one per cent across the city, with expected declines ranging from 2.5 per cent in the apartment sector to nearly one per cent in the detached sector."

"Prices were not expected to improve this year. However, supply has not adjusted fast enough to weaker than expected demand. This is causing us to make a downward revision from earlier estimates."

Sales have continued to slow year-to-year and have been met with a rising number of new listings on the market. It is unlikely the issues of oversupply with correct this year, which has caused price easing across most product types. 

"This is a market where a solid pricing strategy will make a sellers' home more attractive," said CREB® president Tom Westcott. Therefore my strategy has been to price homes competitively based on this market for my clients personal sales goals and timelines. 

Mission YYC

This charming character home in Mission is a fantastic opportunity to live inner city. The property has been well maintained and updated, new laminate and carpet, baseboards, doors, pot lights, 6 new windows, new roof 2016, construction of front porch, interior paint updated, and much more. Live in one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in the city, walk to work, top restaurants and the Repsol Sport Centre in minutes. The main floor offers an open spacious living space with beautiful pot lights throughout, granite countertops in your kitchen and a half bath. On the upper level you'll enjoy a full bath and three bedrooms, take your coffee off the private back balcony surrounded by trees. The basement features an illegal suite, or could be utilized for extra storage. Book your showing today!

Character Home - Parkhill

This beautiful home exudes class with 4500sq ft of total living space. Featuring 4 fireplaces, large entertaining spaces, crown mouldings, a statement staircase and a sprawling open concept, this home is a must see! The large master retreat has built-in cabinets surrounding the fireplace, a reading space and an abundance of natural light leading into the ensuite. This home offers buyers unique options: convert the upstairs library/den into a a bedroom, rent basement nanny suite or use as a home-based office featuring a separate/walkout with French doors, heated floors, 9ft ceilings, kitchen, glass room for wine collecting; rent the ground level carriage house featuring 10ft ceilings, heated floors, kitchenette, 3pc bathroom or use as art/music space; convert the whole basement into play area/recreational space. The front patio is heated to melt away snow and the front and backyard are roughed in for hot tubs. This property offers the unique opportunity to house a family, business and all hobbies!

Parkhill

This beautifully updated 3 storey home located in Parkhill is a must see! The home exudes natural light throughout the open concept main floor, the kitchen is newly renovated with stainless steel appliances, granite counter-tops, an expanding island and wood burning fire place! The elegant staircase leads you upstairs to find 2 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a large en-suite bathroom and your own private balcony! Additionally, there is a loft on the 3rd storey which can be used as a play area or great office space! The basement consists of a large entertainment area, a 3rd bedroom and laundry room! This property is in an amazing location, close to downtown, Stanley Park, 4th Street shops & restaurants, the Glencoe Club, schools, and public transit.