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Please visit our Open House at 136 Sunset CL in Cochrane.
Open House on Sunday, January 31, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

** OPEN HOUSE Saturday, January 30, 1 - 4 pm **

** OPEN HOUSE Sunday, January 31, 2 - 4 pm **

A perfect location with a great blend of LOCATION + VALUE + LIFESTYLE in the established area of SUNSET RIDGE. Just 30 MINUTES to downtown Calgary & an hour to the mountains. A bright, MOVE-IN READY Calbridge-built home of 2,400+ square feet. Quality upgrades like easy maintenance ceramic tile throughout most of the main floor, a main floor home office, walk-thru pantry & laundry area, an over-sized patio door and a large granite island are features of this newer home. See FLOOR PLAN in photos. Plush carpeting in the living room & throughout the 2nd floor. SPACIOUS bedrooms & walk-in closet. BONUS ROOM + added FLEX area upstairs. Ensuite bath has soaker tub & separate shower enclosure. Fully-fenced yard backs onto green space & walking path and...

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Please visit our Open House at 136 Sunset CL in Cochrane.
Open House on Saturday, January 30, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

** OPEN HOUSE Saturday, January 30, 1 - 4 pm **

** OPEN HOUSE Sunday, January 31, 2 - 4 pm **

A perfect location with a great blend of LOCATION + VALUE + LIFESTYLE in the established area of SUNSET RIDGE. Just 30 MINUTES to downtown Calgary & an hour to the mountains. A bright, MOVE-IN READY Calbridge-built home of 2,400+ square feet. Quality upgrades like easy maintenance ceramic tile throughout most of the main floor, a main floor home office, walk-thru pantry & laundry area, an over-sized patio door and a large granite island are features of this newer home. See FLOOR PLAN in photos. Plush carpeting in the living room & throughout the 2nd floor. SPACIOUS bedrooms & walk-in closet. BONUS ROOM + added FLEX area upstairs. Ensuite bath has soaker tub & separate shower enclosure. Fully-fenced yard backs onto green space & walking path...

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Please visit our Open House at 136 Sunset CL in Cochrane.
Open House on Saturday, January 30, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

YES — One of the only homes of this size in Sunset Ridge that is still available for only 5% down!

A perfect location with a great blend of LOCATION + VALUE + LIFESTYLE in the established area of SUNSET RIDGE. Just 30 MINUTES to downtown Calgary & an hour to the mountains. A bright, MOVE-IN READY Calbridge-built home of 2,400+ square feet. Quality upgrades like easy maintenance ceramic tile throughout most of the main floor, a main floor home office, walk-thru pantry & laundry area, an over-sized patio door and a large granite island are features of this newer home. See FLOOR PLAN in photos. Plush carpeting in the living room & throughout the 2nd floor. SPACIOUS bedrooms & walk-in closet. BONUS ROOM + added FLEX area upstairs. Ensuite bath has soaker tub & separate shower enclosure. Fully-fenced yard backs onto green space & walking...

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It is a fabulous home that is ready for a new family. Located at 136 Sunset Close in Cochrane, Alberta, the home is a perfect blend of Location + Value + Lifestyle.

Just 30 MINUTES to downtown Calgary & about an hour to the mountains. Cochrane has that small-town charm and it's just close enough to the big city!


A bright, MOVE-IN READY Calbridge-built home of 2,400+ square feet. Quality upgrades like easy maintenance - and pet friendly - ceramic tile throughout most of the main floor, a main floor home office, walk-thru pantry & laundry area, an over-sized patio door and a large granite island are features of this newer home. See FLOOR PLAN in photos. Plush carpeting in the living room & throughout the 2nd floor. SPACIOUS bedrooms & walk-in closet. BONUS ROOM + added FLEX area upstairs. Ensuite bath has soaker tub & separate shower enclosure. Fully-fenced yard backs onto green space & walking path and trees provide lots of privacy. INSULATED, DOUBLE GARAGE. Unspoiled...

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I'm hosting an OPEN HOUSE this Saturday from 2 to 4 pm. Come on down and say "hi."

 

Priced $44,000 below TWO almost identical units that came on the market in the last several days — this home offers tremendous value at $425,900!


 

Tranquility and style, this exquisite 2 bedroom townhouse is located in the highly sought after Enclave at Castle Keep in Aspen and is surrounded by an abundance of green space. It features a functional, open concept layout, dark hardwood floors throughout main level, 9 foot ceilings, a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, extended high modern cabinets with a raised eating bar overlooking the dining and living areas with over-sized windows and an unobstructed view of the forested area and ravine. The upper floor boasts two large master bedrooms, each with their own private ensuite and a conveniently located laundry room. The ground floor includes a tandem 2-car garage. The home is a quick commute to downtown Calgary and is close to...

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You've probably been driving around Calgary and have seen several RE/MAX® Real Estate Signs.

 

RE/MAX actually has some of the strictest real estate signage rules among all the various real estate brands (both franchised and independent). The colours, the style, the layout and the content are strictly defined by our corporate offices.

 

Currently, there are two basic styles. Both indicate which franchisee is being represented in the bottom line of each sign. In Calgary, for example, there are over 10 different RE/MAX offices working the city so you may see a sign from any one of them. The individual real estate agent's name is also required to be on the sign (and the name has to be the one that is registered on their provincial real estate licence. A nick name, if used, must be on the licence too.) Team names are permitted, but they should always include the name of the individual agent that has the listing.

 

So, the two signs are as below:

 

 

The left sign...

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Yesterday, I held an Open House at 334 Ascot Circle SW.

 

 

I met so many wonderful people!

 

A big THANK YOU to everyone that came out in the chilly Calgary weather to see this wonderful home. We had 12 people through during those two hours including one real estate agent and her client. At one point it seemed to be like shark infested waters and a feeding frenzie of home buyers!

 

We should be getting an offer any day on this wonderful home in a tremendous complex in Aspen Woods.

 

If you're looking for a home in this area or any other west and northwest community of Calgary, please give me a call. I specialize in all of these neighbourhoods!

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I'm hosting an OPEN HOUSE this Sunday from 2 - 4 pm. Come on down and say "hi."

 

Priced about $35,000 below an almost identical unit that came on the market today, this home offers tremendous value at $433,900!


 

Tranquility and style, this exquisite 2 bedroom townhouse is located in the highly sought after Enclave at Castle Keep in Aspen and is surrounded by an abundance of green space. It features a functional, open concept layout, dark hardwood floors throughout main level, 9 foot ceilings, a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, extended high modern cabinets with a raised eating bar overlooking the dining and living areas with over-sized windows and an unobstructed view of the forested area and ravine. The upper floor boasts two large master bedrooms, each with their own private ensuite and a conveniently located laundry room. The ground floor includes a tandem 2-car garage. The home is a quick commute to downtown Calgary and is close to all amenities, the C-Train...

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I have listed a new property at 136 Sunset CL in Cochrane.

YES — One of the only homes of this size in Sunset Ridge that is still available with only 5% down!

A perfect location with a great blend of LOCATION + VALUE + LIFESTYLE in the established area of SUNSET RIDGE. Just 30 MINUTES to downtown Calgary & an hour to the mountains. A bright, MOVE-IN READY Calbridge-built home of 2,400+ square feet. Quality upgrades like easy maintenance ceramic tile throughout most of the main floor, a main floor home office, walk-thru pantry & laundry area, an over-sized patio door and a large granite island are features of this newer home. See FLOOR PLAN in photos. Plush carpeting in the living room & throughout the 2nd floor. SPACIOUS bedrooms & walk-in closet. BONUS ROOM + added FLEX area upstairs. Ensuite bath has soaker tub & separate shower enclosure. Fully-fenced yard backs onto green space & walking path and trees provide lots of privacy. INSULATED,...

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Sales of homes in Hawkwood this past month are following a similar trend of many other established communities in Calgary. While sales are slower than sales in 2014, sales continute to happen and overall sales prices have not substantially lost ground. In fact, on an annualized basis the selling prices in Hawkwood for 2015 are up 3.2% over 2014.

 

Because home prices throughout many areas of the city are somewhat stalled, it remains a good time to buy homes for both first-time buyers and move-up buyers. However due to the negative influence of the media, many will tend to sit back and wait until prices begin to rise overall in the city instead of just in a few select neighbourhoods and price ranges as the case today.

 

 

 

Looking for a home in our lovely neighbourhood of Hawkwood or looking to sell one?

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Federal Finance Minister Bill Moreau announced in early December the government is increasing the down payment requirements for homebuyers seeking to purchase properties over $500,000. The move is designed to cool down the smoking-hot housing market in some of Canada’s biggest cities (namely, Vancouver and Toronto).


Homebuyers will have to put 10 percent down on the portion of the price over $500,000.


Anything under $500,000 will still only require a five percent down payment.


"This will impact one percent or less of the market,” Morneau told a news conference.


Morneau says the new measure is aimed at expensive homes while still encouraging first-time homebuyers to get into the market.


Those selling their homes in order to size up, especially in cities with hot housing markets, likely won’t feel the pain since they’ve built up equity in those properties.


Price impact: The influence over prices should be small given the narrow reach of the new rules, analysts say....

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