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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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Happy Mother’s Day!

Even the most 'charming' artwork on the walls can't compare to the masterpiece that is a mother's love!

Happy Mother's Day to all the supermoms out there, from your favourite realtor who's seen a few 'unique' home decorations in their time! 🎨

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Your Dream Home Awaits!

Your dream home is just a conversation away! 🏡 Reach out to me and discover how you can take the first steps toward making it yours.

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Calgary Housing Stats - April 2024
The number of sales and number of new listings, compared to last month, have gone up. The average number of days on the market however, stayed the same.

The Benchmark and Average prices have gone up as well.

Contact me anytime to discuss how fluctuations in the market may change how you want to navigate your own real estate needs and wants.

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The Best Flowers and Plants for Calgary Gardens

Calgary boasts a unique semi-arid climate with fluctuating temperatures so how do you know the right flowers and plants for your garden? Here are some top choices that thrive in Calgary's conditions:

Hardy Perennials

Unpredictable weather calls for resilient plants, and hardy perennials fit the bill perfectly. Look for varieties like Echinacea, Black-eyed Susan, and Sedum as they’ll withstand Calgary's cold winters and hot summers with ease, providing vibrant blooms year after year.

Native Plants

Embracing native plants supports the local ecosystem and will be adapted to the climate which needs less water and maintenance. Some of Calgary’s native plants are Gaillardia (Blanket Flower), Lupine, and Prairie Smoke.

Drought-Tolerant Succulents

More and more, water conservation is crucial, but that doesn’t mean a garden doesn’t have to look barren. Drought-tolerant succulents like Sempervivum, Agave, and Sedum can add texture while reducing water consumption. 

Cold-Hardy Roses

Despite the harsh winters, roses can thrive with the right care and selection. Look for cold-hardy varieties such as the Canadian Explorer Series, Parkland Series, and Morden Blush, which can withstand Calgary's cold temperatures while still producing beautiful blooms.

Alpine Plants

Calgary shares similarities with alpine climates so alpine plants like Lewisia, Alpine Aster, and Alpine Forget-Me-Not can add a touch of mountain charm to your garden.

Herbs

Culinary herbs like thyme, sage, and lavender adds fragrance and flavour to your garden and thrive in Calgary's climate. Their ability to withstand drought and fluctuating temperatures makes them an excellent choice for Calgary gardeners.

By selecting the right flowers and plants for Calgary's unique climate, you can create a vibrant and flourishing garden that thrives despite the challenges of the region. Whether you prefer vibrant perennials, native species, or water-wise succulents, there's a wide variety of options to suit every taste and style. With proper care and attention, your Calgary garden can be a beautiful oasis for years to come.

CREB Report

April saw a seven percent increase in sales compared to the previous year, reaching a total of 2,881 units. Although the rate of growth slowed compared to earlier months, sales remained significantly above the long-term average for April, with a 37 percent increase. The surge in sales predominantly involved more affordable, higher-density products.

Simultaneously, April witnessed 3,491 new listings, marking an 11 percent rise from the previous year, but only a three percent increase compared to long-term trends. The increase in listings helped stabilize inventory levels, preventing further decline. However, with 2,711 units in inventory, levels were still 16 percent lower than the previous year and half of what is typically observed in April.

Ann-Marie Lurie, Chief Economist at CREB®, noted, "While supply levels continue to dwindle, much of the decrease is attributed to lower-priced homes, which experienced a 29 percent decline. Conversely, there is a noticeable uptick in supply for homes priced above $700,000. Persistently high-interest rates are steering demand towards more affordable options while simultaneously boosting listings for higher-priced properties."

The market continued to favour sellers, evident in the sales-to-new-listings ratio of 83 percent and a months-of-supply figure of less than one month. Consequently, prices continued to climb, with the unadjusted total residential benchmark price reaching $603,700 in April, marking a one percent increase from the previous month and nearly a 10 percent surge from the previous year. This price growth was observed across all property types and districts, with the most significant increases occurring in the more affordable areas of the city.

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