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All Blog Entries by John Mayberry

Found 154 blog entries published by John Mayberry.

Airdrie Real Estate For SaleRecently released statistics from the Calgary Real Estate Board revealed that the Airdrie real estate market had a slower month in August, with just 118 sales rounding out the entire month. 

Although a somewhat lower sales volume than what we’re used to seeing, the slowdown doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as the tail end of the summer almost always sees a bit of a drop off due to the Labour Day weekend and families all around the Calgary area gearing back up for back-to-school season. 

The good news for the Airdrie market is that the average sales price of $393,000 only dropped by $2,000 from one month earlier, which unfortunately can’t be said for Calgary, which saw a $10,000 decline in sales prices from July to August.  

The average days on

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Luxury Home in Mahogany CalgaryWelcome to 38 Masters Point SE—the hottest listing you’ll probably see all day long as you sit and browse what’s currently available on the Calgary real estate market. Located inside the one-and-only Mahogany neighbourhood, which was just voted as Calgary’s top new home community, 38 Masters Point SE is one of those listings that truly has it all, from a great location inside a great community to some of the most luxurious interior finishes you’ll find of any home out there. 

Inside, the floor plan features a fabulous open concept that’s functional and especially appealing to today’s modern home buyers. In addition, the home’s 2,900 square feet of total living space provides more than enough room to feel comfortable, and that also includes ample

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Calgary Condos in KingslandAffordable three-bedroom condos aren’t always easy to find in Calgary, but that’s exactly what our newest listing offers home buyers looking to perhaps make that long awaited transition from renting to owning. 

Located in Calgary’s desirable Kingsland neighbourhood, 7007 4A Street SW #111 provides future owners with just a short walk to the Chinook Centre shopping mall, not to mention a short commute to downtown Calgary as well. Inside, 7007 4A Street SW #111 features a highly functional floor plan that includes a roomy master bedroom with a 2-piece ensuite bathroom, plenty of storage space, and plenty of gorgeous and updated finishes like newly installed laminate flooring, custom blinds on every window, and a generously sized laundry room that also

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Hidden Valley Homes For Sale CalgaryA fabulous home located inside the equally fabulous Hidden valley neighbourhood in North Calgary, our newest listing features over 1,900 square feet of total living space, a spacious and attached dual-car garage, and a roomy open floor plan that’s perfect for today’s modern home buyers. 

Specifics inside 10416 Hidden Valley Drive include relatively new black and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, a large kitchen island that gives the dining area and living room some separation from the kitchen, a cozy living room with a built-in entertainment centre, and a full laundry-sized laundry room with plenty of workable space. 

Upstairs, you’ll find three full bedrooms, which includes the master suite that boasts a huge walk-in closet, and in the

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17th Avenue CalgaryIf you haven’t noticed, home buyers today are looking to live in a great neighbourhood that’s walkable and has plenty of fun things to do and amenities to enjoy right nearby. The classic suburban lifestyle with a driving culture seems to be going by the wayside, and urban living, which is often more efficient and more sustainable, especially for young home buyers, seems to be the hot new trend. 

In most instances, every city has one or two locations that are labeled the “cool” spot to live, and Calgary is certainly no different. Recently, Canadian real estate media company YP Next Home ran a survey to find out which neighbourhoods are considered to be some of the best in the entire country, and a familiar location happened to catch our eye. 

Among

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Calgary Condos For SaleIf you’re looking to buy a condo in Calgary, there’s certainly no time like the present. Thanks to continued price drops and inventory at well over a 6 months’ supply, options and opportunities are plentiful right now, potentially presenting active buyers lots of great deals heading into the fall season. 

According to recently reported figures from the Calgary Real Estate Board, condo sales have plummeted 19% compared to this time last year, reaching the lowest sales level since all the way back in 2003. Furthermore, recently compiled figures are also confirming that the entry level price for a condo residence in Calgary has also dropped 7% to around $274,900—the lowest it’s been in over three years. 

Despite the drop in sales, however, condos now

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Rent or Buy in Calgary Right Now?Regardless of whether you’re looking to buy or rent right now in Calgary, moving always presents challenges to anyone and everyone looking for a new place to live. But when times are tough and economic conditions aren’t ideal, deciding whether to buy or rent can sometimes be a very difficult question to answer. 

It goes without saying that everybody’s individual situation is different and trying to decide on what may be the best direction for you specifically depends on many different factors. But taking aside personal factors that may influence a decision one way or another, here are just a few things to consider while exploring all your options: 

Both Have Pros & Cons 

Like most decisions in life, both buying and renting have upsides and

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Working for CIR REALTY here in Calgary certainly has its perks and it's because of promotions like our “In My Backyard Contest” that truly makes it a rewarding company to be a part of. In case you haven't heard, CIR REALTY will be giving away FOUR $5,000 grants to local community projects and initiatives this fall, and just about any project or community initiative is eligible. 

Contest entries will be taken anytime between September 5th and October 10th and the winners will ALL be decided by public votes. Specific details are as follows: 

All entires must fit into one of the four following categories: 

  • Locally Registered Non-Profit 
  • Community Facility Improvement 
  • Youth Extracurricular 
  • Local Sustainability & Conservation 

In

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Beltline Neighbourhood CalgaryIt’s been a tough year for the Calgary real estate market no matter where you turn, and even though year-to-date sales in the City Centre district have dropped to the lowest volume seen since 1999, one particular area appears to not only be outperforming other neighbourhoods in City Centre, but also many other parts of Calgary overall. 

According to reports, the Beltline neighbourhood, which lies between 9th Avenue and 17th Avenue SW, is enjoying a pleasant spike in year-to-date sales so far in 2106, up roughly 46% and accounting for over 15% of all transactions in the entire City Centre area. 

While the neighbourhood may have the most inventory and condos for sale in Beltline may sit on the market for a slightly longer average than other properties

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The Concord Condos CalgaryAs we continue to navigate the rough waters of the Calgary real estate market right now, condos in City Centre might be one of the few bright spots we have to cling to. Just last week, two luxury condo sales at The River were labeled as the highest prices paid for a Calgary condo listed on the MLS in 2016, and condos over at The Concord are now just over 60% sold according to the building website. 

Arguably the city’s premier luxury condo building, The Concord is about as spectacular as it gets for downtown Calgary living spaces. The superb location just off the banks of the Bow River provide exquisite views of both the riverfront and the surrounding cityscape, while the interior finishes found inside the building are truly redefining luxury as we know

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