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Iconic status was off in the future for the 22-year-old winger. The bushy moustache had yet to grow out and become a trademark. “We bought our first home year three in Toronto,” said Lanny McDonald, reminiscing. “We’d just gotten married. The house was out in Port Credit. Mineola Street, I believe. A bungalow that had […]

11/9/2018 8:01:06 AM

Buying or selling real estate is one of the biggest transactions you’ll make in your life, so having the right REALTOR® by your side is essential. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or seller, or you’ve been through the process before, you want to be sure you’re maximizing your investment. Choosing the right Realtor can make […]

11/9/2018 8:00:33 AM

Mortgage loan insurance has become a popular way for people to buy a home when they can’t come up with a 20 per cent down payment. “I would say that 95 per cent of all first-time homebuyers require the insurance,” said Calgary REALTOR® Crystal Tost. “It’s expensive in Calgary. How do you save 20 per […]

11/9/2018 8:00:20 AM

Where history, technology and scenery meet While it is known for its breathtaking beauty, proximity to Canmore and some excellent ice cream, Cochrane is also a community with a rich and diverse history, fuelled by its ranching origins. The town’s name is the legacy of Senator Matthew Henry Cochrane, who in 1881 established the Cochrane […]

11/9/2018 8:00:19 AM

Financing your first home purchase can be intimidating, especially with Canada’s frequently changing guidelines. However, there are resources available for Calgarians, including a variety of rebates, tax credits and opportunities for down-payment assistance. Greg Miller, a mortgage professional with Smart Cap Inc., says prospective buyers should be patient, especially in Calgary’s current buyers’ market. “There […]

11/9/2018 8:00:16 AM

Elevated inventory levels compared to sales are causing prices to ease further in Calgary’s housing market. Citywide benchmark prices totaled $426,300 in October, trending down for the fifth consecutive month and resulting in a year-over-year decline of 2.9 per cent. “Job growth in this city remains a concern, as unemployment levels remain well above levels […]

11/9/2018 8:00:14 AM

With Calgary’s condo market experiencing a period of oversupply, determining how to make the best deal, whether you’re a seller or a buyer, is crucial. That starts with assessing the many factors that can affect a condo’s resale value, says Vijay Thankey, a REALTOR® with RE/MAX Realty Professionals. “Unattractive common areas and high condo fees […]

11/2/2018 9:00:31 AM

The community of Varsity spreads out from the University of Calgary’s campus and endowment lands, expanding north of 32nd Avenue N.W. on the west side of Crowchild Trail. Developed in the 1960s around the same time as the original U of C campus, Varsity features a variety of two-storey and Ranch-style home designs, with many […]

11/2/2018 7:00:55 AM

As Calgary’s real estate market continues its recovery from an extended period of recession, there is at least one niche segment that has weathered the storm: lofts. Calgary’s lofts are in high demand, but with only a handful of true, hard-loft buildings in the city, supply is very limited. In a market that uniquely appeals […]

11/2/2018 7:00:55 AM

Like much of the housing market in Calgary’s slowly recovering economy, the condo segment has seen below average sales volumes and higher than average availability so far this year. However, many of the city’s developers remain bullish about the condo market’s future. Charron Ungar – CEO, Homes by Avi “ We know jobs push housing […]

11/2/2018 7:00:45 AM

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