Posted in: Open House
Drop by today, July 23, between 2 and 4pm at 1208 Kerwood Crescent to preview this great home in Kelvin Grove.
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.
Posted in: Market Trends
The real estate market in June 2011 is displaying more consistent signs of recovery. A balanced market has been maintained during the recent surge in sales. Although sales have been increasing, prices seem to be stable and are on par with the same time last year. If look back in the recent months, there has been recovery from the lower prices and slow sales we saw in the fall and winter of 2010.
I continue to list homes and have been showing a large number of homes to prospective buyers. I see buyer reactions every day and I have to continue to emphasize to sellers that it is a competitive market. Pricing, presentation and marketing are essential to get folks through the door and then to be impressed once they visit. Before accessories and upgrades, the most important factors in accentuating a home are cleanliness, home maintenance and general state of repair. That loose door handle or paint scratches can cost much more on a sale than the cost of repair. Many current new home buyers are in the younger demographics and they have high expectations.
June 2011 was also the first month of improvement in the condo market since April 2010. There continues to be a large inventory of new units, but resale numbers are starting to reveal a balanced state.
What does all this mean to you? It depends on your goals and where you wish to buy or sell. Whether you work with me or some of the other great Realtors in Calgary, get the advice and guidance you need to make your best decisions.
Some numbers and info from the CREB stats release:
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