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Found 160 blog entries published by John Mayberry.

Tuscany Calgary Homes The Tuscany neighbourhood has established itself as one of the more desirable places to call home in North West Calgary, and if you’re looking to make a move to the area, our newest listing is certainly worth a closer look. 

Priced to sell quickly, 30 Tuscany Valley Rise NW is a fabulous three-bedroom, three-bathroom single-family home that offers over 1,300 square feet of living space, fully updated interiors, and the kind of curb appeal nearly any turn-key home buyer can appreciate. In addition, the open concept floor plan is perfect for today’s modern home owner, and the spacious front porch enhances the home’s charm and character even before you step foot inside. 

Specific features include an oversized master suite, stainless steel appliances,

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Calgary Home Sales IncreaseAlthough Canada’s new mortgage standards could present some hurdles down the road, there’s still some good news to report on the local housing front. According to a monthly report released by CREB, the number of homes sold in Calgary was actually on the rise in September—a trend that we haven’t seen happen here in almost two full years. 

In all, 1,488 properties were sold in Calgary last month, which is just over a 2% increase compared to September 2015. As noted in numerous reports, the increase snaps a 21-month streak of year-over-year declines in home sales, which can largely be attributed to a 4.3% spike in single-family sales. But along with 945 detached homes being sold in September, duplex sales were also up substantially, tallying 338 sales,

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Mortgage RulesYesterday, news broke about how new mortgage lending rules will sweep across Canada later this month, and if you’re a home buyer in Calgary who might still be unclear about how this can affect you personally, we thought providing some real life examples might help  shed some light on how the higher qualification standards can impact you personally. 

As noted yesterday, Canada’s new mortgage rules won’t actually take effect until October 17th, so the good news for buyers currently in the market for a new home or condo is that there’s still time left to qualify for a mortgage at the lower benchmark rate. However, waiting to buy after October 17th will likely affect how much how much you’ll be qualified for during the approval process, which of course can

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Canada's new mortgage insurance rules will dramatically affect how much you'll be approved for, so if you're currently in the market for a new home in Calgary, you must act before October 18th to still qualify for a lower benchmark rate. 

In case you haven't heard, there’s been some significant changes to mortgage lending in Canada, which could drastically affect home buyers moving forward. So if you’re currently looking to buy a home in Calgary, here’s a quick look at what you need to know: 

Starting on October 18th, all insured mortgage applications must qualify at a benchmark rate of 4.64% in order to be approved. Prior to the change, only short term loans that have a life of less than 5 years had to meet the 4.64% standard, however, all insured

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Calgary Row Homes For SaleAttached homes can often be an affordable alternative to a detached single-family home without sacrificing a whole lot of living space. And if you’re a current home buyer in Calgary who’s looking for a great deal on a new place to live but still need an adequate amount of square footage, we encourage you to take a closer look at 151 Mt. Douglas—our newest listing. 

Convenient located in South East Calgary, 151 Mt. Douglas is a beautiful three bedroom row home that has a lot to offer potential buyers. Its spacious open layout is ideal for today’s modern home owner, while the large master suite with plenty of storage will truly make you feel like you’re living in a sprawling new house somewhere out in the country. 

Despite offering ample living space

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Calgary BungalowSingle-family homes in Calgary can sometimes be downright expensive, but bungalows can often be a savvy and affordable way to finally make that long-awaited transition from renting to owning. And believe it or not, many bungalows for sale in Calgary often offer more than enough living space despite often having a reputation for being smaller and more compact. 

A perfect example of a bungalow-style home in Calgary including more than enough living space to feel comfortable is at our newest listing, 71 Queen Alexandra CL SE in Southeast Calgary. Featuring five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and well over 2,300 square feet of living space, this spacious yet affordable home has everything a single-family home buyer could want in a new place to live and then

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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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