NEW DOWNTOWN CALGARY PROPERTIES FOR SALE

April 11th, 2014 by Julie Vesuwalla

It has been very hectic around our Home Sweet Home Team office these days as the Calgary Spring Real Estate Market is in full swing. We are starting to see a few more listings hitting the market which tends to happen in the typically busy Spring Market. However, overall the inventory of active Calgary properties for sale is still very low and is not nearly enough to keep up with the extremely strong buyer’s demand that we have been observing. This has lead to multiple offer biding situations becoming a common occurrence in the Calgary Marketplace. We are continuing to encourage Calgary homeowners who are interested in selling their property to contact us so we can provide you with a free current market evaluation of your home and from here we can decide if it really is an ideal  time to sell your home and potentially take advantage of these favorable seller conditions.

We are aware that one of the major areas of the city with a depleted inventory of homes for sale is Inner-City Calgary and more specifically, Downtown Calgary. If you are a prospective buyer looking for an affordable condo in this area, we have two properties in the heart of Downtown Calgary that JUST HIT THE MARKET. Both of these units are located in the Rocky Mountain Court Condominium Complex.

These properties won’t last long so please take a look below and CONTACT US if you are interested in additional property details or scheduling a private viewing.

#511 221 6 Ave SE AD

Affordable opportunity to live or invest downtown! This sunny south facing 1 bedroom condo has wonderful downtown views! There is a very large living/dining room & huge covered balcony (8′x27′), ideal for entertaining! The open concept galley style kitchen has a fridge, stove & dishwasher. The storage room is more of an oversized walk in closet, big enough to turn into a den or a cozy daybed room or keep as storage for your bikes & sports equipment. Upgrades include newer carpet (2011), 4 piece bathroom (2011), newer appliances, oversized windows & 1 underground heated parking stall. Excellent location! Walking distance to downtown, LRT, buses, restaurants, theatres, parks, skating, pools, YMCA, Eau Claire Market, Chinatown, public library, City Hall, Olympic Plaza, shopping, malls, the Bow River walking & bike path system. Building amenities include exercise room, squash court, sauna, 4th floor & roof top patio! On site property management ensuring a secure building.

 

 http://www.homesweethomecalgary.com/listing/calgary/downtown/c3608968-511-221-6-av-se

#1908 221 6 Ave SE AD

 

HOME SWEET HOME!!! Affordable opportunity to live or invest downtown! This sunny north facing studio condo has wonderful river views! There is a very large living/dining room + huge covered balcony (8′x27′), ideal for entertaining! The open concept galley style kitchen has a fridge, stove & dishwasher. The storage room is more of an oversized walk-in closet, big enough to turn into a den or a cozy day-bed room or keep as storage for your bikes & sports equipment. Condo features oversized windows! Location is walking distance to downtown, LRT, buses, restaurants, theatres, parks, skating, pools, YMCA, Eau Claire Market, Chinatown, public library, City Hall, Olympic Plaza, shopping, malls, the Bow River walking & bike path system. Building amenities include exercise room, squash court, sauna, 4th floor & roof top patio! On site property management ensuring a secure building. Unit is in “Rental Pool”. Tenants can stay at $840/month plus electricity. Showings only M-F from 9-4.

 http://www.homesweethomecalgary.com/listing/calgary/downtown/c3608899-1908-221-6-av-se

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Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

April 3rd, 2014 by Julie Vesuwalla

You would never know it by looking outside but Spring has officially arrived in Calgary. With arrival of Spring comes one of everyone’s most dreaded tasks; home spring cleaning and home spring maintenance to prepare for the upcoming months. As many of us do, there are tasks that you have been delaying, waiting for this never-ending Calgary winter to finally come to a much anticipated and long-awaited end. We have included a list below that should help get you off your feet and give you an idea of few spring maintenance tasks that you should think about tackling!

Spring Cleaning

  • Service your fireplace, woodstove, and chimney as necessary
  • Make sure the gas fireplace and furnace pilot lights are turned off whenever possible
  • Ensure your smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector and security alarms are equipped with charged batteries and are functioning adequately
  • Inspect and clean furnace filters, and replace if necessary.  If you have a Heat Recovery Ventilation system, your filters should be inspected every couple of months
  • Check to make sure your air condition system is working properly. Be sure to have it serviced every few years
  • Clean and replace air conditioning  filters as often as you can
  • Clean windows and screens.  Repair or replace screens if damaged or worn out
  • Once weather conditions have warmed up, open the valve to the outside water hose connection
  • Repair and paint fences if they are in poor condition
  • Touch up areas on your exterior that were damaged by the harsh winter conditions
  • Ensure sump pump and downspout spouts are pointed away from the home so that the draining water doesn’t pool up and potentially cause a flood
  • Remove all debris out of drainage ditches
  • Start carrying out any spring landscaping that is necessary; fertilize young trees

We hope that you found these springs maintenance tips helpful. This Spring Calgary Real Estate Market is shaping up to be a very busy and record setting few months. Conditions are still very favorable for home sellers. Buyer’s demand is very strong, that combined with a small inventory of listings has resulted in rising home prices and home sales. If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity to maximize the value for your Calgary property please CONTACT US today!

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New Downtown Calgary Listings

March 27th, 2014 by Julie Vesuwalla

We are excited to tell you about two new listings in greater Downtown Calgary that have hit the market in the past 24 hrs. Both listings are great, contemporary condos that would be ideally suited for a downtown business professional, new home owner or savvy investor. These properties are located in the desirable mission district community of Cliff Bungalow and Calgary’s premiere river-front community, Eau Claire.

See below for additional details on our new listings.

#606 505 19 AV SW

#68 505 19 AV SW AD

Location, location, location! This 2 bedroom unit is located in the heart of the mission district, right off trendy 4th Street SW. Situated on the top, 6th floor, west corner unit, you will be amazed by the STUNNING PANORAMIC VIEWS of Downtown Calgary. This open concept contemporary updated condo features dark hardwood flooring, a practical kitchen with stainless steel appliances and espresso cabinets, a good sized master bedroom and a 4 pc. bathroom. Also included in the unit is a large balcony, perfect for BBQ’ing and soaking in the terrific views, in-suite laundry, and a large heated underground, titled wall-side parking stall that has plenty of room available for storage. The building was extensively renovated in 2006 with security cameras, upgraded elevator, new windows and more. You are just steps away from Mission’s trendy 4th St. shops, coffee shops, fine dining, popular 17th ave, downtown core and public transportation. Don’t miss a chance on your new upscale urban lifestyle!

 #616 738 3 AV SW

#616 738 3 AV SW AD

 Sophisticated and chic are just a few fitting ways to describe this fantastic 2 bed condo situated in Calgary’s desirable and premiere river-front community of Eau Claire. The first thing you will notice stepping in to the unit is the bright, spacious kitchen featuring contemporary style cabinets and a stunning marble tiled countertop that perfectly matches the marble flooring. The open concept living room accesses the highlight feature of this unit, the large balcony that boasts STUNNING VIEWS of the Bow River and Prince’s Island Park. The rest of the unit features a master bedroom with an oversized closet, additional bedroom featuring a large wardrobe closet and a spotless 4 pc marble tiled bathroom. Amenities included in the building are a heated underground parking stall, front desk security, concierge and fitness center. Located in trendy eau Claire, you are steps from the LRT, shopping, dining, recreation, parks and all the other amenities that downtown Calgary has to offer!!

Please CONTACT US today if you are interested in additional details on these Calgary properties or if you are interested in booking your own private showing.

 

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JUST LISTED- # 1315 315 Southampton Dr Sw, Calgary

March 18th, 2014 by Julie Vesuwalla

Take a look at our gorgeous, unique property we JUST LISTED in Southwood, SW Calgary. In this current hot Calgary real estate market there is very little quality condo inventory. The minute an affordable and desirable condo such as this one hits the market, it has been swooped up immediately. Don’t miss your chance on this one. CONTACT US TODAY!

#1315 315 Southhampton DR SW AD

Welcome to this beautiful, unique 3 bedroom condo located in the desirable community of Southwood. This top floor, corner unit has been tastefully upgraded with new tile flooring in the entrance, kitchen, and bathroom. Additional upgrades include new paint, all new light fixtures and new windows. As you enter this unit you are welcomed by a generous sized living room with a cozy wood-burning corner fireplace and a dining area. In the kitchen you will find upgraded cupboards and Stainless Steel appliances! An updated bathroom tops it off with deep soaker tub, sink, toilet, and posi-temp fixtures. There are two assigned parking stalls and two great sized storage units included with this condo, as well as a large balcony overlooking a pathway and mature trees. All amenities are within walking distance including shopping, LRT and transit, schools, restaurants, Canyon Meadows pool, libraries and Fish Creek Park! Book your private showing to view this extraordinary property before its gone!

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JUST LISTED- 8 Cranberry Ave SE Calgary

March 11th, 2014 by Julie Vesuwalla

It’s time to start the early Spring Real Estate Market rush here in Calgary.

Take a look below for the details for the lovely property we JUST LISTED in Cranston. If you are interested in additional property details on 8 Cranberry Ave SE Calgary, Alberta please CLICK HERE.

8 Cranberry Ave SE

This Charming, Spacious Executive 2-story home is located in the heart of Cranston, walking distance to the Community Hall, shops, restaurants, the ice rink, schools and other amenities. This open plan home is loaded with upgrades including 9′ & vaulted ceilings, oversized & bay windows, under cabinet & valence lighting, surround sound speakers, huge extended island with pushed out nook, black appliances, dark cabinets, large pantry, 2 gas fireplace’s, a luxurious en-suite with soaker tub & shower, upper level laundry and large walk-in closets. The main floor has an open kitchen, nook, great room, plus a den/formal dining room, a 2 pc bath and a mud room. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a laundry room with a sink and a large bonus room with sliding door (potential 4th bedroom). The unfinished basement has a well laid out plan for future development. Outside the yard is fully landscaped with a large deck, full fence and trees. The owner has started a patio and pergola.

If you are interested in more details on this property, or if you would like to book a private showing of this Cranston property please Contact Us today!

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JUST LISTED- 1407 42 St Sw, Calgary

March 5th, 2014 by Julie Vesuwalla

We JUST LISTED a stunning, updated inner-city Calgary property.

Take a look below at the details!

Rosscarrock JUST LISTED

You will love this contemporary detached inner city 2-storey home in desirable Rosscarrock, close to the C-Train and downtown. The main floor offers an open concept formal living room, dining room, gourmet kitchen, family room, and breakfast nook, all highlighted by 9 ft ceilings. The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, gas range, and contemporary style cabinets. The spacious master bedroom offers a full 5-piece bathroom and large walk-in closet – a perfect room to unwind in. The second floor also includes 2 sizeable bedrooms and a convenient laundry area. The unspoiled basement is ready for your special touch and is roughed-in for in-floor heating.

Other features include hardwood floors, spiral staircase, granite countertops, skylight, pot lighting, wrought iron handrails, crown moulding, large deck, west facing backyard, gas BBQ hookup and double garage. This beautiful home is located close to schools, parks, and shopping.

Additional property details: 1407 42 ST SW

If you are interested in more details on this terrific inner city Calgary property CONTACT US today! If you are interested in buying a different Calgary property or if you are interested in selling and would like a free home market evaluation do not hesitate to call us!

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Calgary’s Real Estate Market Surpasses All-Time Avg. Home Sales Price Record

March 3rd, 2014 by Julie Vesuwalla

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Don’t let the cool temperatures outside fool you. Calgary’s Real Estate Market is on fire!! The all-time average home price record was smashed in February! The average home sales price was $482,529, easily beating last June’s record of $466,466.

It is a great time to take advantage of these favorable conditions and consider selling. On the other hand, it is still a good time to buy as Calgary is considered one of Canada’s most affordable housing markets and prices are on the rise. Contact us today!

Source: Calgary Herald – http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/real-estate/Calgary+housing+market+sets+time+price+records/9571808/story.html

WE are the Home Sweet Home Team. WE are your go-to Greater Calgary real estate experts. Real estate is not a job for us, it is our passion.

If you are interested in selling or buying a Calgary property please Contact Us today! We can’t wait to get started.

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Calgary Places as the Number Two City in the World Prosperity Ranking

February 26th, 2014 by Julie Vesuwalla

Prosperous Calgary Picture

According to the  Toronto Region Board of Trade’s 2014 Scorecard on Prosperity, Calgary ranked in as the 2nd most prosperous city in the world. Calgary ranked behind only Paris, France in terms of prosperity.

Calgary’s robust income, coupled with a very strong employment grate and growth are the main factors behind the top two ranking. Other major reasons for Calgary’s strong ranking are our relatively low housing affordability, a growing young labor force and moderately low commute times.

The other Canadian cities that made the list are Toronto, ranked at 3rd place, Vancouver and Montreal at 11 & 12, and Halifax ranking in as the world’s 16th most prosperous city.

For a full report on the 2014 Prosperity Scorecard and where the rest of the worlds major cities ranked please click here: 2014 Prosperity Scorecard

We were ecstatic to learn about Calgary’s top 2 prosperity ranking. Calgary’s real estate market has been a direct beneficiary of our cities strong, growing and prosperous economy. As mentioned earlier in this article, despite the booming economy and growing housing prices, Calgary is still one of the leaders in Canadian home affordability. We look excitingly look forward to seeing what other accolades our wonderful city will achieve in 2014.

 

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Century 21 Bamber Realty Easter Seals Charity Texas Hold’Em Tournament

February 26th, 2014 by Julie Vesuwalla

Easter Seals Poker Tournament Ad

There is just over a week remaining until our Easter Seals Charity Poker Tournament hosted by our office Century 21 Bamber Realty. You don’t want to miss out on this amazing event. Take a look below at the tournament details and REGISTER BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!!

Join your CENTURY 21 Canada colleagues, their clients, industry professionals and more for an evening of fun and competition on March 6, 2014 at 6 PM at the Grey Eagle Casino. This Charity Texas Hold’em tournament is in support of the Easter Seals Alberta Foundation. We hope that you will join us in helping send deserving kids to camp. The tournament is the night before the Century 21 Alberta Awards Recognition Event here in Calgary.

Registration for the tournament is $125. Your registration fee secures you a spot for an evening of friends, poker and prizes! We encourage you to invite your family, friends, and anyone else who would be interested in playing in this tournament.

Fee Breakdown:
$50 to Easter Seals Alberta, $47 to prize pot, $5 to casino local charity, $23 to Grey Eagle Casino

To register for the poker tournament please click here:
https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/startup.aspx?eventid=138804

If you are not a card shark but you are interested in supporting the event as a sponsor or volunteer please contact Jarred Jones:
marketing@homesweethometeam.ca

For all other questions, inquiries and additional information, please contact Jarred Jones:
marketing@homesweethometeam.ca

There are limited seats available. SIGN UP TODAY and see how you stack up against the competitors!

Let the games begin!

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CENTURY 21® Zen Garden

February 7th, 2014 by Julie Vesuwalla

CENTURY 21® released a new commercial today. If you have not had a chance to view it yet, we recommend doing so. We are a big fan of CENTURY 21® witty commercials and there ongoing effort to show that we are the best real estate brand in the business.

Check out the commercial for yourself and let us know what you think!

Smarter. Bolder. Faster.

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