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July 17, 2012 | CREBNow

Setting the Stage

When showing your home for resale, one of the biggest influences for buyers is presentation. For some, this means bringing in a professional home stager to transform the space from drab to fab.

Home stager Mickey Foulds of Metamorphosis Design explained the intention of home staging is to maximize appeal.

July 05, 2012 | CREBNow

A Tale of One City


July 05, 2012 | Cody Stuart

Fly Away Home


July 05, 2012 | CREBNow

Century Celebrations

Calgary is a young city but its rich and fascinating history can be seen in its historic homes. And now your home can be part of the narrative.

The grassroots initiative Century Homes Calgary has put the call out to Calgarians with homes built in 1915 or earlier to be archived and featured as part of Historic Calgary Week 2012 starting July 27. Century homeowners research their home and create a sign both sharing the information and making it easily identifiable.

July 05, 2012 | CREBNow

Women are Doing it for Themselves

Women More Likely to Purchase Home in Next Two Years

When it comes to homeownership in the next two years, women are more likely to purchase a home than men according to an RBC Homeownership Poll.

The poll found 49 per cent of women compared to 35 per cent of men are planning to buy a home in the next two years while overall, 51 per cent of women and 65 per cent of men already own a home.

June 28, 2012 | CREBNow

Calgary MLS HPI Increases in May


June 22, 2012 | Cody Stuart

More House for Your Money

With confidence in Calgary's real estate market growing by the week, the city's luxury market is no exception.

Year-to-date, 242 Calgary homes priced at $1 million or more have been sold, compared to 195 during the same period last year. Those numbers come during a time that saw MLS® sales in the city increase by 123 per cent, rising from 1,068 in January to 2,385 in May.

During the month of May alone, 81 homes priced $1 million or more were sold, setting a new all-time monthly record for the city. The previous high came in July of 2007, when 61 homes priced $1 million changed hands.

June 08, 2012 | Cody Stuart

Renovating on a New Island

A new BMO study, conducted by Leger Marketing, revealed the top five renovation plans for Canadians. Kitchens came in top at 39, followed by bathrooms (35%), basements (16%), while bedrooms and family rooms nationwide were less apt to undergo renovations in the next year at 11 and 10 per cent respectively.

With concerns regarding household debt on the rise, it appears that Canadians are being choosier how they spend their renovation dollars.

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