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Feb. 28, 2020 | Geoff Geddes

The beauty of the bungalow: a humble home style with big benefits

If you feel that stairs are overrated and basements are underused, a bungalow might be your ideal home style. Apart from the added convenience single-level living provides for those with mobility issues, bungalows offer flexible living arrangements and definite "aging in place" potential.

Homes typical of this price range vary significantly based on location.
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May 02, 2018 | Barb Livingstone

$500,000 - $750,000

Diversity and volume of home options offer something for homebuyers of every stage

There is no such thing as a "typical" home in the $500,000 to $750,000 price range in Calgary's market today.

"It is more than a starter home, but no mansion," said Ray Riley, a REALTOR® with RE/MAX First. "It could even be a teardown in a desirable (inner-city) neighbourhood, or a luxury apartment downtown. It just depends on what the buyer is looking for, and where."

Sharon van de Burgt (left) and her family will be moving into their new Killarney duplex, built by Steve Norris (right) of Steve Norris and Partners, before Christmas. They had lived in a small bungalow on the property for 18 years before deciding to tear down and rebuild.
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Nov. 29, 2017 | Barb Livingstone

Investing in infills

Valuable land in the city centre provides several avenues for profit generation

Sharon van de Burgt and her family will move into their new, two-storey, 1,800-plus-square-foot, inner-city duplex before Christmas.

They will have new next-door neighbours in 2018 – and earnings to help pay for their home – with the sale of the other 2,000-square-foot unit, now listed at $865,000.

Patti Clarkson, 54, purchased a new bungalow villa in Harmony in an effort to plan for potential mobility issues many years down the road. 
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Aug. 30, 2017 | Barb Livingstone

Bungalow buyers

Single-level homes are in high demand among retirees planning for their future

For active senior JoAnn Fetzner, who golfs three times a week and travels widely, one-level, bungalow living was an obvious choice for the rest of her life.

For empty-nester Patti Clarkson, 54, who is easing her way into retirement, her recently purchased bungalow villa will be the perfect "forever home."

For both women, finding a single-level home was a priority – part of their long-term planning for possible mobility issues down the road.


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