Walking into this beautifully updated, maintained and spacious home you will find a great modern layout. With vaulted ceilings above the large kitchen, breakfast nook and family room, this bright and warm space is the heart of the home. Large windows open out to the large back yard and deck with greenspace and pathways beyond. The dining room is just off the kitchen and the front sitting room/office looks out the large bay window. A powder room and updated laundry with extra fridge and cabinetry are on the main level.  Upstairs you will find a large master bedroom with ensuite and walk in closet. Two additional bedrooms and full bath complete the level. The basement is fully finished with a large rec room, guest bedroom, full bath and ample storage. Windows have been replaced (Vinyl: dual pane, low E), new roof, new high efficiency Trane furnace/AC and home air filtration system, new fireplace with stone surround and more. The backyard with composite deck, interlock stone and adorable shed are a must see.


Full property details, photos and pricing for 239 Hidden Valley Place NW Calgary.



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The snow is about to fly so the real estate market will slow down a bit, but that's to be expected and follows seasonal trends. Our real estate market has been very strong this year with record gains. The pressure is easing somewhat as more inventory has come to market. As a result increases are slowing but it isn't expected for pricing increases to reverse. Inventory should now begin to reduce as we enter winter months. Don't forget that folks are still moving to Calgary so if there are less listings the pressure isn't going to ease too much.


Our rental market is still nutty. I talk to folks all the time who are paying high rents and deciding if they should instead put those funds into home ownership. Even if there is a market adjustment (which is the main fear most folks have) it just can't compare to the funds paid to landlords.


Rent for a 2 bedroom apartment: $1700 per month = $20,400 per year or $102,000 over 5 years.
Typical suburban home: $2400 per month = $28,800 per year or $144,000 over 5 years.


On that note, investors and landlords are a large part of the buyer segment in some markets. Those are big income numbers and it is easy to find tenants for condos or holding properties for future development. Throughout the inner city homeowners are up against developers looking at properties on land with good development potential.


Below is a heat map of inventory for the city for folks who like numbers and stats. There is a whole lot of red out there meaning inventory is low. This isn't 'great deal' time. It is a somewhat balanced market in a popular and vibrant city that is growing to accommodate thousands of new citizens every year. Happy shopping.


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As soon as you walk up to the front garden, patio, pond and waterfall you can tell this beautiful renovated character home is a must see. The main floor has been opened up to allow for open flow between the front living room with huge picture window, dining area and kitchen bringing in a flood of natural light. Hardwood floors flow throughout with travertine tile in the bathroom.  Two bedrooms with good storage, a fully renovated bath with heated floors and new laundry complete the upper level. With closets, nooks and attention to detail throughout this well designed home is both inviting and warm. Downstairs is a fully finished suite with separate entrance and heat control, kitchen, huge living room, laundry, 2 more bedrooms and another full bath. The large lot is open with a back deck, a huge garden and ample room for a double garage. Surveillance system on site. Well located on a quiet street steps from parks, schools, amenities and green space. Book your private showing today. 


Property Details and Photos for 2022 5 St NE in Winston Heights / Mountainview.

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