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February sales started to pick up from a dismal January.

 

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Please visit our Open House at 140 NEW BRIGHTON LANE SE in Calgary.
Open House on Saturday, February 21, 2015 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Open House Sat 12-4 PM! Looking for a Triple Garage w 220 wiring & gas line? Looking for a Professionally Finished Basement? Looking for 5 beds? Looking for a HUGE South Facing Yard with Composite Deck? Your search is over, this home has it all! Gorgeous Main floor offers a large Den perfect for the busy Professional. Elegant Kitchen designed right out of a magazine with Stainless Appliances, Dark Stained Cabinetry and Granite. Sit back and relax in your Family Room accented with a River Rock Fireplace. Upstairs you will find 2 nicely sized Childrens Rooms, a MASSIVE bonus room for your Families Entertainment, Upper Laundry, and a Master Retreat. Escape to your Master Retreat complete with a walk in closet, 5 piece Ensuite, separate Tub/Shower and His & Her sinks. Amazing lower level has the 4th and 5th Bedrooms, a Giant Rec-Room and a Full Bath with Heated Tile floor. Upgrades continue everywhere: Custom MudRoom, Lighting, Tankless Hot Water, High E Furnace, RoughIn Hot Tub, Wired for Sound and MORE!
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Please visit our Open House at 146 BRIGHTONWOODS GREEN SE in Calgary.
Open House on Saturday, February 21, 2015 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open House Sat 12-3PM. Amazing Price! Move-In Ready Custom Family Home. HUGE OverSized LOT.Look no farther than this Beautifully Upgraded 5BED with over 2800 Developed SF. Sunny GRAND ENTRANCE welcomes you home. Unload work in your Spacious Executive Den then breathe in the Gorgeous WIDE-OPEN MAIN with Warm Traditional Finishings. Elegant Kitchen with Custom Cabinets, Trim, and Tons of Counter and Island space. Relaxing Living Room with cozy feature Stone Fireplace. Upstairs offers HUGE Bonus Room flooded with Sunlight and Surround sound. Stunning Master Retreat with Jetted Tub, His and Hers Ensuite and large Walk-in. Kids rooms are large enough to easily fit bunk beds plus whatever else they may want. MORE? Professionally Finished Basement with 2 beds, bath and Rec-Room. Over $45,000 in Builder Upgrades: Custom Kitchen / Lighting / extra Windows / larger Breakfast Nook, oversized Garage, Maintenance free Exterior. Lot inc: Aspen Trees, Two-Tier Garden, Underground Sprinkler RI, Comp Deck and more.
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Please visit our Open House at 137 BAYSIDE PT SW in Airdrie.
Open House on Sunday, February 22, 2015 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open House Sunday 12-3PM. Immaculate Bayside with over 2400 SF of Family Living on an Oversized Corner Lot. Beautiful Main with Bright Vaulted Entrance ! Gorgeous Cherrywood welcomes you to the Beautiful Wide Open Contemporary Kitchen with centre island and corner pantry. Relax in your Warm Family Room accented with a Feature Fireplace. French Doors lead to a large Office that could be a formal Dining Room. Beautiful Staircase leads to one of the LARGEST Master Rooms you will ever see. His and Her Ensuite Spa with Jetted Tub and Radiant Skylight. Two Bright Kids Rooms with own Bath and Large Laundry Room eases chore time. MORE? Finished Basement with HUGE bed, perfect 3pc bath and GIANT Rec-Room for your family entertainment. MASSIVE Backyard with so much space for everything - RV Parking, fire-pit, gardening, trampoline - you name it. Amazing Price and Location! Across the street from the Canals and perfect Kids Playground. Quick Walk to Schools. Central AC, Newly Painted and Move In Ready. A MUST SEE!
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Family Day Contest
 
Hope you all had a great Family Day Weekend !
 
 


Always a great time of year to enjoy some downtime with your loved ones.

Our Family Day Contest is still open. Email in your pics or post them on our Facebook page.

Winner will receive Family Movie Passes!

Looking forward to seeing some great pics :)

Denis Hrstic
MyHomeAgent
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Please visit our Open House at 140 NEW BRIGHTON LANE SE in Calgary.
Open House on Saturday, February 7, 2015 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open House Sat 3-5PM! Triple Garage with 220 wiring & gas line? Looking for a Professionally Finished Basement? Looking for 5 bedrooms? Looking for a HUGE South Facing Yard with custom Composite Deck? Your search is over, this home has it all! Gorgeous Main floor offers a large Den perfect for the busy Professional. Elegant Kitchen designed right out of a magazine with Stainless Appliances, Dark Stained Cabinetry and Granite. Sit back and relax in your Family Room accented with a River Rock Fireplace. Upstairs you will find 2 nicely sized Childrens Rooms, a MASSIVE bonus room for your Families Entertainment, Upper Laundry, and a Master Retreat. Escape to your Master Retreat complete with a walk in closet, 5 piece Ensuite, separate Tub/Shower and His & Her sinks. Amazing lower level has the 4th and 5th Bedrooms, a Giant Rec-Room and a Full Bath with Heated Tile floor. Upgrades continue everywhere: Custom MudRoom, Lighting, Tankless Hot Water, High E Furnace, RoughIn Hot Tub, Wired for Sound and MORE!
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Please visit our Open House at 146 BRIGHTONWOODS GREEN SE in Calgary.
Open House on Saturday, February 7, 2015 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Open House Sat 12-2:30PM Amazing Price! Move-In Ready Custom Family Home. HUGE OverSized LOT.Look no farther than this Beautifully Upgraded 5BED with over 2800 Developed SF. Sunny GRAND ENTRANCE welcomes you home. Unload work in your Spacious Executive Den then breathe in the Gorgeous WIDE-OPEN MAIN with Warm Traditional Finishings. Elegant Kitchen with Custom Cabinets, Trim, and Tons of Counter and Island space. Relaxing Living Room with cozy feature Stone Fireplace. Upstairs offers HUGE Bonus Room flooded with Sunlight and Surround sound. Stunning Master Retreat with Jetted Tub, His and Hers Ensuite and large Walk-in. Kids rooms are large enough to easily fit bunk beds plus whatever else they may want. MORE? Professionally Finished Basement with 2 beds, bath and Rec-Room. Over $45,000 in Builder Upgrades: Custom Kitchen / Lighting / extra Windows / larger Breakfast Nook, oversized Garage, Maintenance free Exterior. Lot inc: Aspen Trees, Two-Tier Garden, Underground Sprinkler RI, Comp Deck and more.
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Sometimes we don't have much choice about selling our home and buying another. Circumstances, such as a job relocation, may have made that choice for us.


However, most often the decision to move is discretionary. Sometimes people move simply because they think it's a good idea. They feel that "now" is the right time to find their next dream home.

So how do you make that kind of decision?


There are, of course, many reasons to make a discretionary move. Usually, those reasons fall into one of two categories: need and want.


 


You may need to find a new home, for example, because you've outgrown your current property. Perhaps you have a growing family and require more space. Maybe you're doing more entertaining and need a larger backyard with a more spacious deck. It could be that the commute to work is arduous and you need to move to a place that's closer.

Those "needs" may motivate you to move, but sometimes a "want" plays an important role, too.


For example, you may want to live in a quieter neighbourhood or in a newly built home that requires less maintenance. Maybe you simply want a change.


If you're thinking of making a move, take a moment to write down a list of your needs and wants. Seeing them on paper will help make the decision easier.


Looking for expert help? Call MyHomeAgent at 403-879-6459 today. 


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Great words written by my friend Greg Habstritt:

 

It amazes me how some people are such victims and whiners about everything negative that happens to them.

Almost every post is about them feeling sick, or exhausted, or angry. They post about every wrong done to them. And worse, they do it in a a passive aggressive, pathetic kind of way.

 

Perhaps the most basic and unbending rule of life is -- you get what you focus on. Period. Yes, you're bringing all that shit upon yourself. Own it. Change it. Expect more for yourself.

 

If you're on my feed and reading this, and feeling at all that perhaps this might be speaking to you, please do one of two things - either start becoming more positive and optimistic, or remove me as a friend.

 

Life is too short to be a victim, and it's way too short to spend your life with them.

 

That is all.

 

 

Here is is what I would add:

 

  • The world is NOT out to get you
  • You become what you think about
  • Stop focusing on what you don’t have and BE GRATEFUL for what you do have
  • Send Love and Blessings to anyone who has something you value - this will start to change your perspective
  • You don’t define others by judging them, you only define yourself as someone who needs to judge

 

Till next time:

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A number of clients are still wondering what is going to happen this year in Calgary Real Estate prices.

 

As we said last week - and now confimed by CREB: prices will be flat this year.

 

CREB actually forecasts a slight price increase (1.58%)  which for all intents and purpose is flat.

 

This means fo not expect prices to chnage anytime soon. 12 months from now we will review again.

 

Download the FULL 2015 CREB FORECAST Below

 

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We have listed an incredible new house for Sale at 137 BAYSIDE PT SW in Airdrie.
Absolutely Immaculate Bayside with over 2400 SF of Family Living on an Oversized Corner Lot. Beautiful Main greats you with Bright Vaulted Entrance ! Gorgeous Cherrywood welcomes you to the Beautiful Wide Open Contemporary Kitchen with centre island and corner pantry. Relax in your Warm Family Room accented with a Feature Fireplace. French Doors lead to a large Office that could be a formal Dining Room. Beautiful Staircase leads to one of the LARGEST Master Rooms you will ever see. WOW-His and Her Ensuite Spa with Jetted Tub and Radiant Skylight. Two Bright Kids Rooms with own Bath and Large Laundry Room eases chore time. MORE? Finished Basement with HUGE bed, perfect 3pc bath and GIANT Rec-Room for your family entertainment. MASSIVE Backyard with so much space for everything - RV Parking, fire-pit, gardening, trampoline - you name it. Amazing Price and Location! Across the street from the Canals and perfect Kids Playground. Quick Walk to Schools. Central AC, Newly Painted and Move In Ready. A MUST SEE!
#YYCRE #MyHomeAgent
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We just Sold another Home at 203 COVEHAVEN GDNS NE in Calgary.
Great Opportunity located in Coventry with over 2000 SF of Family Living on an Oversized Corner Lot. Beautiful Main greats you with Radiant Natural Light and all the Wide open space you are looking for! Large Maple Kitchen with oversized island and corner pantry design. Sit back and relax in your Family Room accented with a built-ins and Fireplace. Never run out of room for extended family and friends with Formal Dining AND feature Breakfast Nook surrounded with impressive window wall and 10 foot ceilings. Main Laundry makes chore-time a breeze. Upstairs is a MASSIVE bonus room for your Family Entertainment, 2 nice sized Childrens Rooms, and large Master with perfect ensuite and walk-on closet. Serene Backyard offers so much space for whatever you want - fire-pit, gardening, trampoline. Amazing Price and Location minutes to Stoney, Deerfoot, Schools, Shopping, Cardel Place - everything!
#YYCRE #SOLD #MyHomeAgent
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Finally a reasonable and rational outlook for Alberta in 2015

  

Todd Hirsch, chief economist at ATB Financial, considers Alberta's prospects in 2015:

 

 
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We have listed an incredible new house for Sale at 146 BRIGHTONWOODS GREEN SE in Calgary.
Looking for that Move-In Ready Custom Family home with a HUGE Lot? Look no farther than this Beautifully Upgraded 5BED Cedarglen build with over 2800 Developed SF. Incredible Grand Entrance welcomes you home. Unload work in your Spacious Executive Den then breathe in the Gorgeous wide-open Main with Warm Traditional Finishings. Elegant Kitchen with Custom Cabinets, Trim, and Tons of Counter and Island space. Relaxing Living Room with cozy feature Stone Fireplace. Upstairs offers HUGE Bonus Room flooded with Sunlight and Surround sound. Stunning Master Retreat with Jetted Tub, His and Hers Ensuite and large Walk-in. Kids rooms are large enough to easily fit bunk beds plus whatever else they may want. MORE? Professionally Finished Basement with 2 beds, bath and Rec-Room. Over $45,000 in Builder Upgrades: Custom Kitchen / Lighting / extra Windows / larger Breakfast Nook, oversized Garage, Maintenance free Exterior. Lot inc: Aspen Trees, Two-Tier Vegetable Garden, Underground Sprinkler RI, Composite Deck
#YYCRE #MyHomeAgent
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We have listed an incredible new house for Sale at 203 COVEHAVEN GDNS NE in Calgary.
Great Opportunity located in Coventry with over 2000 SF of Family Living on an Oversized Corner Lot. Beautiful Main greats you with Radiant Natural Light and all the Wide open space you are looking for! Large Maple Kitchen with oversized island and corner pantry design. Sit back and relax in your Family Room accented with a built-ins and Fireplace. Never run out of room for extended family and friends with Formal Dining AND feature Breakfast Nook surrounded with impressive window wall and 10 foot ceilings. Main Laundry makes chore-time a breeze. Upstairs is a MASSIVE bonus room for your Family Entertainment, 2 nice sized Childrens Rooms, and large Master with perfect ensuite and walk-on closet. Serene Backyard offers so much space for whatever you want - fire-pit, gardening, trampoline. Amazing Price and Location minutes to Stoney, Deerfoot, Schools, Shopping, Cardel Place - everything!
#YYCRE #MyHomeAgent
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We have listed an incredible new house for Sale at 140 NEW BRIGHTON LANE SE in Calgary.
Looking for the spacious Triple Garage with 220 wiring & gas line? Looking for a Professionally Finished Basement? Looking for 5 bedrooms? Looking for a HUGE South Facing Yard with custom Composite Deck? Your search is over, this home has it all! Gorgeous Main floor offers a large Den perfect for the busy Professional. Elegant Kitchen designed right out of a magazine with Stainless Appliances, Dark Stained Cabinetry and Granite. Sit back and relax in your Family Room accented with a River Rock Fireplace. Upstairs you will find 2 nicely sized Childrens Rooms, a MASSIVE bonus room for your Families Entertainment, Upper Laundry, and a Master Retreat. Escape to your Master Retreat complete with a walk in closet, 5 piece Ensuite, separate Tub/Shower and His & Her sinks. Amazing lower level has the 4th and 5th Bedrooms, a Giant Rec-Room and a Full Bath with Heated Tile floor. Upgrades continue everywhere: Custom MudRoom, Lighting, Tankless Hot Water, High E Furnace, RoughIn Hot Tub, Wired for Sound and MORE!
#YYCRE #MyHomeAgent
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We just Sold another Home at 100 BRIDLEWOOD VIEW SW in Calgary.
This Exciting Open Concept Floor Plan is literally Drenched in Sunshine. With almost 1600 SF of living space, this Home provides everything you could want. Quiet End-Unit greets you with 9 foot Ceilings and Gleaming Floors, the main floor is Designed For Your Convenience. Spacious modern Kitchen with beautiful Maple Cabinets, TONS of Counter Space and complete with large island and Gas Stove. Oversized South Facing windows in the Living Room allow Sun to sparkle the entire day. Your cozy fireplace is the place to enjoy hot chocolate on those chilly winter evenings. Upstairs you'll find three HUGE bedrooms including a Master Retreat with Ensuite and Spacious walk-in. Need to relax? Kick back in your Jetted Tub and wash the stress away. Upper Floor location makes Laundry easy. Great Complex close to all amenities, schools, parks and transportation. Low Condo Fees, Large Back Deck and attached Fully Insulated Garage. Call Now!
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We just Sold another Home at 416 MCKENZIE LAKE BAY SE in Calgary.
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2:00-4:30. GORGEOUS FIRST LAKE ACCESS HOME!! By far the best priced lake access home in South East Calgary! Plus it is FIRST LAKE ACCESS and only 10 in total with a shared paddle boat. Large sunny, treed south west back yard backing on the green walkway. Very private feel. Beautifully renovated and professionally presented. Wonderfully warm feeling! Maple cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, gleaming hardwood throughout the main floor. The "bonus" room up is a parents retreat complete with cozy fireplace. Super sized deck with glass railings plus lower decks for additional privacy. Beautifully landscaped with underground sprinklers. All this on a quiet crescent in one of Calgary's very best, mature Lake Communities! Your family will love it and you for finding it!! Be quick.
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Scott Mcgillivray, Host of HGTV Show Income Property, Encourages Calgary City Council to Amend Secondary Suites Policy

 

Calgary has a housing affordability crisis. One part of the answer is simple and effective - get City Council to  approve secondary suites citywide.  Help spread the message.


 

Scott McGillivray, best-known as the host of HGTV Canada’s hit series, Income Property, is encouraging Calgary City Council to amend its current policy on secondary suites to create safe and affordable housing and provide sound investment for homeowners while addressing the current housing shortage.

 

 

 

Read the full letter and story here:

 

http://bit.ly/secondsuite

 

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You don't notice it – but most buyers will.

 

Imagine you're viewing a potential new home. You walk in the front door and are instantly impressed. You explore the property room by room and like what you see.

 

Then there's something you notice that's not quite right. An odour. You realize that it's likely cat dander and, now that you've identified it, you smell it everywhere. Suddenly the home doesn't seem as attractive as it did just moments earlier.

 

The owner of the property is probably so used to the smell that he doesn't even notice it. Neither does anyone else in the household.

 

 

 

So, when marketing your home for sale, be scent sensitive. Think about the odours that you may have become used to but others are likely to notice. Even odours you think are pleasant, like the strong scent given off by some house plants, may not be pleasing to everyone.

 

An odour can easily distract a buyer from appreciating the good qualities of your property. Pay particular attention to garbage bins (which can smell even when empty), pets, kitty litter (even when fresh and unused), the

kitchen (especially after cooking), perfumes, and closets.

 

The smell of cigarette smoke is particularly unpleasant to many people. Its odour can linger even on an outside deck or patio. 

 

Bottom line? Don't assume buyers won't notice certain smells. They will.

 

Ever have any of these experiences? Tell me about it below.

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