June 28, 2011
New Listing - 1208 Kerwood Cr SW, Calgary, Update: SOLD
Beautiful home in Kelvin Grove surrounded by mature trees and a great yard tucked away on a quiet street. With updates in all the right places, this large home is ready for a new family to call it home. A warm open kitchen with expansive counters and great layout for the family chef opens to the breakfast nook. The adjoining dining room is spacious. Host a large family party and then step out the glass doors to the back deck. The front living room is lit by large windows and the stone faced fireplace provides a grand focal point. The back family room with a warm wood burning fireplace is a great place to curl up and unwind. The large master bedroom with new windows, blackout window roller screen and 3 piece en-suite can be your new retreat. 3 additional upstairs bedrooms and a sparkling main bath with claw foot bath complete the upper floor. The basement provides a rec room, 2 additional bedrooms and huge storage area. Book your showing to view this exceptional family home.
June 28, 2011
New Listing - 32 Hawktree Green NW, Calgary, Update: SOLD
This move in ready home on an exceptional .20 acre lot with huge south facing backyard in the popular community of Hawkwood is a must see. Upstairs boasts 4 bedrooms and updated master suite with soaker jetted tub and separate tiled standing shower. The main floor offers a separate large dining room, front office as well as an updated kitchen with centre island, built-in wall oven and built-in microwave. Stainless steel appliances and great cupboards complete this exceptional kitchen. Step out the back door to the built-in bbq, hot tub, tiered deck and huge mature backyard. This private oasis is filled with sunshine and the perfect spot for evening entertaining. Don't forget the fully finished basement with large rec room, the 5th bedroom and full bath with beautiful tiled bathroom. Steps away from a park on a quiet side street in the north section of Hawkwood, this location is ideal and close to high rated schools. Call to book your showing today.
June 12, 2011
Schooner Landing Pestrian Bridge between Tuscany and Scenic Acres
Construction has started on the pedestrian bridge between Tuscany and Scenic Acres. Throughout June to September the area may be closed at times in the off-leash area to keep everyone safe as the work continues. For hours of construction, the project plans and renderings visting the City of Caglary site.
Great to see this project moving forward to allow easier access for folks walking and biking to the Crowfoot LRT or to the general pathway system.
June 6, 2011
So much to do on June 12th
June 12th is going to be a fun and busy day!
Tuscany Arts Day 11am - 2pm, June 12.
Local students and the community are invited to the Sobey's parking lot to paint colorful canvas prints to be displayed on the construction fencing of Tuscany Middle School.
Bowness Centennial Road Race - June 12
Celebrate 100 years in Bowness with a run through the historic community.
See you out there on Sunday!
June 3, 2011
May 2011 Calgary Stats Real Estate Market Update
I read an article lately that made light of comments that blamed the real estate activity on the less than stellar weather we have had lately. Well, they should have watched my phone during the recent week of rain. Rainy day = few calls. The day after rainy day = non stop phone calls, showing bookings and property inquiries. Yes, we are rather worn out by the long winter, thrilled to see sunshine and maybe in a little bit of watch and wait mode. Buyers and sellers are also definetly on different pages right now when it comes to pricing and expectations.
The inner city market has been picking up more than other areas and the current market trends reflect the move by many folks toward a lifestyle with a great emphasis on local amenities and shorter commutes to work. The expansion of the LRT is also a topic of conversation with most buyers and a couple of recent purchases have focused on transit access to work and school. Did you know you could zoom in on maps.google.ca and see all the local transit stops and bus lines to find out how close your prospective home is to transit?
With positive growth forecasts issued by many institutions and the stabilization of inventory we are expecting continued strengthening of the local markets. The effect on any particular property is very dependent on location, type of property and how well a home is presented.
Some notable numbers from the CREB stats update:
As always, if you have any questions or need assitance with the purchase or sale of a home, give me a call anytime.