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Happy Earth Day
Happy Earth Day from your eco-conscious realtor!

Today, let's take a moment to appreciate the wonders of our planet and reflect on how we can make a positive impact. Whether it's finding a home with energy-saving features, supporting eco-friendly communities, or simply enjoying nature's beauty, there are countless ways we can contribute to a greener, healthier Earth.

Let's work together to protect our planet for future generations!
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Happy Client!
I deeply appreciate your generous words and support for my real estate endeavours. Serving you and John during your relocation from Ottawa to Calgary was an absolute delight. Knowing that you're pleased with the home you've purchased brings me immense joy. Your sentiment of considering me a friend warms my heart, and I reciprocate that feeling wholeheartedly.

Thank you, once more, for entrusting me with the opportunity to represent you as your realtor!
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Calgary Housing Stats - March
The number of sales and number of new listings, compared to last month, have gone up. The average number of days on the market has definitely gone down.

The Benchmark and Average prices have gone up as well.

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

Green Living on a Budget

Did you know it’s possible to make eco-friendly choices for your home while staying within your budget? Let's explore some affordable and environmentally conscious projects that can enhance your living space while reducing your ecological footprint.

Energy-Efficient Lighting

One of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to make your home eco-friendly is by switching to energy-efficient lighting. Replace traditional incandescent bulbs with LED or CFL bulbs, which consume significantly less energy and last much longer.

DIY Insulation

Proper insulation is crucial for maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature and reducing energy consumption. Instead of hiring professionals, you could tackle the project yourself. Seal gaps around windows and doors with weatherstripping, and insulate attics, crawl spaces, and basement walls with affordable materials like fibreglass batts or cellulose insulation.

Low-Flow Fixtures

Upgrading to low-flow fixtures in your kitchen and bathroom is an effective way to conserve water without sacrificing performance. Install aerators on faucets and showerheads to reduce water flow, and replace old toilets with water-efficient models.

Upcycled Décor

Get creative with your home decor by upcycling old materials and furniture into new, stylish pieces. Repurpose wooden pallets into rustic shelves or outdoor furniture, transform mason jars into trendy light fixtures or storage containers, and breathe new life into outdated furniture with a fresh coat of eco-friendly paint. Not only will you save money, but you'll also divert waste from landfills and add a unique touch to your home decor.

Indoor Plants

Incorporating indoor plants into your home decor is a budget-friendly way to improve air quality, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being. Choose low-maintenance varieties such as pothos, snake, and spider plants, which thrive in various indoor environments and require minimal care. You can even propagate new plants from cuttings to expand your indoor garden without spending a dime. If you have pets, note that pothos and snake plants might not be ideal, while spider plants are safe.

Homemade Cleaners

Say goodbye to expensive, chemical-laden cleaning products. Make eco-friendly cleaners using simple, affordable ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice. These natural alternatives are as effective at cleaning and disinfecting surfaces without harming the environment or your health. Plus, they're much gentler on your wallet!

Remember, every small change counts when it comes to your budget, protecting the planet, and preserving our resources for future generations.

Happy green renovating!

CREB report

March witnessed a surge in sales, with 2,664 units sold, marking a 10 percent increase compared to the previous year and surpassing long-term trends. Despite a slight uptick in new listings from the previous month, the total of 3,172 units fell short of the typical March influx, failing to alleviate the supply shortage relative to the sales volume. Consequently, the sales-to-new listings ratio climbed to 84 percent, driving the months of supply below one month.

According to Ann-Marie Lurie, Chief Economist at CREB®, March experienced unprecedented tight market conditions not seen since 2006, coinciding with high levels of interprovincial migration and a months-of-supply below one month. This trend signifies the third consecutive year favoring sellers, propelled by a surge in demand due to migration spikes, leading to dwindling resale and rental inventory. Given the time required for supply adjustments, the persistent upward pressure on home prices comes as no surprise.

Inventory levels dwindled notably for properties priced below $1,000,000, especially those below $500,000, with March inventory totaling 2,532 units, a 22 percent decrease from the previous year and only half the usual March levels.

The unadjusted total residential benchmark price in March surged to $597,600, marking a two percent increase from the previous month and an impressive 11 percent rise year-over-year. Price hikes were observed across all property types, with the most substantial gains seen in the relatively more affordable row and apartment-style homes.

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Happy Easter!
Easter blessings from our real estate team! May your day be filled with joy, laughter, and the excitement of new beginnings. Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful celebration. Happy Easter!
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Winter Vacation: Why Home Check-Ins Matter
March is a super busy time for travel, especially in Canada. Lots of folks are taking trips because of spring and Easter breaks, or they just want an escape from winter weather. Do you have someone keeping an eye on your house while you're away? Even if you don't have pets, it's smart to ask a friend, neighbour, or family member to check on things and make sure everything's okay at your place.

Read my full blog here and check out a few reasons why this is important:

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Happy First Day of Spring!
Welcome Spring with exciting real estate opportunities!

Spring is traditionally a bustling time in the real estate market, with fresh listings and eager buyers/sellers ready to make their move. Whether you're looking to sell your current property or find your dream home, now is the perfect time to start your journey.

As your dedicated real estate agent, I am here to guide you through every step of the process. Whether you're a first-time buyer, seasoned investor, or looking to sell your property for top dollar, I have the expertise and resources to help you achieve your goals.

Don't let this vibrant season pass you by without exploring the exciting opportunities in the real estate market. Reach out to me today to schedule a consultation or to discuss your specific needs and preferences.

Let's make this spring a season of new beginnings and exciting real estate adventures!
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Calgary Housing Stats - February
The number of sales and number of new listings, compared to last month, have gone up. The average number of days on the market has definitely gone down.

The Benchmark and Average prices have gone up as well.

Contact me anytime to discuss how fluctuations in the market change how you may want to navigate your own real estate needs and wants.
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Things REALTORS® do Behind the Scenes
Have you ever wondered what really goes on behind the scenes in the world of real estate? ️‍♂️

Whether buying or selling, understanding the behind-the-scenes actions can make all the difference in achieving your goals. This list covers everything from market analysis and property evaluations to negotiation tactics and closing procedures!

Ready to take charge of your real estate journey? Reach out today and don't miss out on this opportunity to gain a competitive edge in the market!
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