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Happy First Day of Summer!

In many places, the real estate scene heats up when spring and summer roll around. Better weather often means more folks are ready to buy or sell homes, especially families aiming to settle in before the new school year starts in the fall.

So, for realtors like myself, the first day of summer marks the unofficial kickoff to the busiest time for buying and selling homes.

Happy First Day of Summer! 🌞

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Real Estate Lingo

In the realm of property transactions, contingencies serve as safeguards, dictating that certain conditions must be met for a contract to remain valid.

Whether it's passing an appraisal, securing a clean inspection, or meeting specified deadlines, these clauses ensure accountability and protect both parties involved.

While a contingent status denotes an accepted offer pending these conditions, once fulfilled, the property transitions to 'pending,' marking progress toward closure. 🏠✅

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Happy Father’s Day

Dad. Daddy. Daddio. Pop. Padre. Pa. Father...

We have so many ways to refer to the man who raised us. But no matter what we call them, this weekend is all about celebrating you, Dad.

Happy Father's Day!

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Important Factor to Consider When Buying a Home

Your Dream Home Checklist: Don't forget the commute! ⏰🚗 Whether it's a short drive or a convenient public transport route, factor in your daily travel time. Easy access to transportation can save you stress and time.

Let's find you a home that not only meets your needs but enhances your daily life! 🏡🚇

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I have sold a property at 301 804 3 AVENUE SW in Calgary

I have sold a property at 301 804 3 AVENUE SW in Calgary on Jun 7, 2024. See details here

Welcome to your dream urban oasis in the heart of downtown Calgary! This stunning 2 bedroom plus den, 2 bathroom condo in the prestigious Liberte building offers unparalleled luxury and sophistication. Boasting a total renovation, every inch of this condo has been meticulously crafted with the finest materials and attention to detail. From floor to ceiling, this condo has undergone a complete transformation. Enjoy the elegance and durability of brand-new luxury vinyl plank flooring, knock down ceilings, new paint, new baseboards, and hardware throughout the condo. Indulge your inner chef in the custom kitchen featuring new cabinet doors, natural stone countertops, high-end Kitchen-Aid appliances, and marble accents. Both bathrooms boast custom features including natural stone countertops, custom tile showers, high-end fixtures, flat ceilings and designer finishes. The master bedroom features 2 double closets and a spa-like ensuite with 6 foot soaker tub. A large second bedroom offers ample space and a walk-in closet. The den/office is perfect for work or relaxation, with frosted glass French doors and a balcony. Relax by the fireplace featuring Italian tile and a new ebony wood mantle. Enjoy privacy and style with custom blackout blinds and sheer drapery. Energy-efficient LED lighting has been installed throughout, along with new electrical switches, outlets, and smoke detectors. All renovations have been completed by professional contractors, ensuring the highest quality craftsmanship. This unit includes 2 parking stalls and a storage locker on the P1 level. Residents can take advantage of the building's indoor fitness center, amenities room or tennis courts for outdoor recreation. You’re not going to want to miss seeing this gorgeous space!

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June Housing Statistics

In a market demonstrating ongoing resilience, May recorded 3,092 resale home sales. Although this figure is nearly 1% below last year's record high, it remains 34% above long-term trends for the month. The slight decline in sales was mainly due to a reduced supply of lower-priced detached and semi-detached homes compared to last year.

"Although new listings have increased, much of this growth is in higher price ranges for each property type," said Ann-Marie Lurie, Chief Economist at CREB®. “Our strong economic situation has supported sales growth in these higher price ranges. However, this month's sales could not offset the declines in the lower price ranges due to a lack of supply choice."

In May, new listings reached 4,333 units, almost 19% higher than last year. This increase in new listings compared to sales caused the sales-to-new-listings ratio to drop to 71%, contributing to a modest year-over-year inventory gain. Despite this, inventory levels remained nearly half of what is typically seen in May, with most gains driven by homes priced above $700,000.

While inventories did improve this month, conditions still favour sellers with only one month of supply. Several districts continue to report less than one month of supply, while the City Centre reported the highest supply-to-sales ratio at one and a half months. Seller market conditions drove price growth across all city districts. The unadjusted total residential benchmark price in May reached $605,300, nearly 1% higher than last month and 10% higher than last May.

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Important Factor to Consider When Buying a Home

Remember, location is non-negotiable! 📍 Your neighbourhood is more than just streets and houses; it's the community you'll call home. Take the time to explore your desired area firsthand, soaking in its vibe and amenities. Consider what matters most to you and your loved ones - from schools and safety to parks and commute times.

Because finding the right house in the perfect neighbourhood sets the stage for a lifetime of memories. 🏡

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Exploring the Best Summer Activities in Calgary

Summer is coming and even though we only have a few short months of the warm weather, there’s a lot to do! Here’s how you can make the most of Calgary’s summer. 

Calgary Stampede

No summer in Calgary is complete without experiencing the world-famous Calgary Stampede. The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth is ten days of rodeos, concerts, carnival rides, and a spectacular parade. 

Explore the Rocky Mountains

The Rocky Mountains offer breathtaking scenery and endless outdoor adventures. Hiking trails cater to all levels of hikers and the majestic Lake Louise and Moraine Lake are perfect for kayaking or simply enjoying the stunning vistas.

Calgary Folk Music Festival

Calgary Folk Fest is a four-day event showcasing an eclectic mix of music from around the world. With multiple stages, food vendors, and a family-friendly atmosphere, it's a fantastic way to enjoy live music in a beautiful setting.

River Rafting and Floating

The Bow and Elbow Rivers provide excellent spots for rafting and floating. Spending a lazy afternoon floating down the river is a quintessential Calgary summer activity. 

Zoo and Heritage Park

For family-friendly fun, the Calgary Zoo and Heritage Park Historical Village offer educational and entertaining experiences. The zoo’s extensive animal exhibits and the park’s living history museum provide hours of exploration – buying a membership means you can go back for more and still see something new every time!

However you like to spend your summers, try something new this year. Embrace the season and explore all that this vibrant city has to offer.

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Happy Client!

Grateful beyond words for the opportunity to be by your side throughout this journey, Sean. Together, our strategy soared, and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Here's to teamwork, trust, and the joy of achieving dreams together! 🏡

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Are you looking to make a move?

Let's turn your homeownership dreams into reality!

Whether you're searching for your first home, upgrading, or downsizing, I'm here to guide you every step of the way. Reach out today to start your journey towards finding the perfect place to call home. 🗝️

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Happy Victoria Day!

As we revel in the long weekends' delights - from BBQs to backyard games - let's also take a moment to appreciate the simple pleasures of outdoor escapes. Whether it's a leisurely stroll through nature trails or picnics in the park, may this day be a celebration of sunshine, laughter, and the freedom to explore the world around us.

Here's to making memories that last a lifetime, wherever your adventures may lead! ☀️🌳🍔

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Thank You!

I want to express my gratitude to my broker, George Bamber, and the entire team at Century 21 Bamber for their unwavering support of my real estate endeavours.

Since joining as a realtor in 2005, I've found great satisfaction in being part of this brokerage, which has provided an excellent foundation for my career growth. Despite being well into my career journey, I eagerly anticipate many more fruitful years within this dynamic environment.

With nearly 200 realtors contributing to our collaborative and supportive atmosphere, even as we navigate the competitive landscape of Calgary and its surrounding areas, I'm confident in our collective success

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