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July 15, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Four backyard staging tips to make your home 'sale-ready,' inside and out

Most sellers in this day and age recognize the value of staging a home's interior, but what about the backyard?

Especially in the summer months, when outdoor spaces often look their best, a well-staged backyard can be a major selling point and might just help you seal the deal with a buyer.

July 14, 2021 | Andrea Cox

TikTok is becoming a valuable showcase for real estate, as REALTORS® carve out their place on the platform

During the pandemic, real estate and social media have become inseparable bedfellows, with many REALTORS® taking to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to promote their listings. However, another platform with a young and diverse base of users, TikTok, is creating value for its adopters in the real estate industry.

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July 09, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Six open house etiquette tips for homebuyers

After more than a year of COVID-19 restrictions and public health guidelines that discouraged gathering indoors, Alberta's recent reopening has restored some sense of normalcy. When it comes to the process of buying and selling homes, it has also meant the return of a real estate staple: the open house.

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June 14, 2021 | CREBNow

May 2021: inventory rises, but sellers' market conditions persist

With 2,989 sales, housing market activity hit a new May record.

Despite strong levels of sales, they did trend down relative to last month. Additionally, there were 4,562 new listings, causing seasonally adjusted inventory levels to increase over last month.

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June 10, 2021 | George Johnson

My First Home: Rhett Warrener, Calgary Flames alum and local sports radio personality

You can take the boy out of Saskatchewan, but, as the saying goes, you'll never completely take Saskatchewan out of the boy.

"The first place I ever bought was probably midway through my second year pro (with the Florida Panthers),'' said Shaunavon-born and Frontier-raised Rhett Warrener, a four-season Calgary Flame whose non-negotiable warrior mentality was an indispensable and under-appreciated component of the franchise's unexpected '04 trek to the Stanley Cup final.
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June 07, 2021 | Tyler Difley

Five cheap ways to boost your home's curb appeal

You only get one chance to make a great first impression, so why waste an opportunity to get a leg up on other sellers?

Whether it's for better listing photos or to impress during showings, improving your home's curb appeal doesn't have to be expensive. Here are five cheap ways to boost your home's curb appeal:
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May 03, 2021 | CREBNow

April 2021: Demand for homes remains high with record sales this month

There were 3,209 sales in April, a new record high for the month, as Calgary's housing market continues to bounce back from the pandemic lows recorded in 2020.

Skipping a home inspection when purchasing a home can lead to some nasty surprises after you take possession.
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March 22, 2021 | Geoff Geddes

Unearthing the unusual: Calgary home inspectors share their strangest finds

If you ever doubted the need for a home inspection prior to purchase, the unusual finds of some Calgary inspectors might be enough to convince you.

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March 16, 2021 | Josh Skapin

Detached-home sellers are in the driver's seat, as low mortgage rates fuel demand across Calgary

Enticing discount mortgage rates have helped put Calgary's detached home market in rare form.

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March 15, 2021 | Gerald Vander Pyl

Under the right circumstances, moving a house can be a win-win for buyers and sellers

Now and then, Calgarians going for a morning walk in their community are stunned to discover that a house on their street has disappeared overnight.

No, the house wasn't whisked away by a tornado like in The Wizard of Oz – it's all part of a a way to "recycle" homes that ends up benefiting landowners in two locations.

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