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Please visit our Open House at 136 Sunset CL in Cochrane.
Open House on Saturday, February 27, 2016 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

OPEN HOUSE this Saturday, February 27, 11:00 - 3:30. Come on down.

You'll love this one. Incredible Value!

Turn the key and move right in. This is the stunning 2,400 sq ft (224 sq m), 3-bed, 3-bath, Calbridge-built quality home you’ve been looking for. Backing onto a green space and walking path.

Upon entering this open concept home you're welcomed with an open-to-above foyer, wrought-iron staircase builder-finished to the basement level and ideally located home office. The main level also boasts a gorgeous upgraded kitchen with a large granite island, pendant lighting, upgraded stainless steel appliances, warm mocha-stained cabinets with a staggered profile and walk-thru pantry leading to a very large mud room/laundry room & adjacent 2-piece powder room. The oversized kitchen dining area is flooded with natural light through the oversize patio...

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Please visit our Open House at 136 Sunset CL in Cochrane.
Open House on Saturday, February 13, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

** OPEN HOUSE - Saturday, February 6, - 2 - 4 pm **

Turn the key and move right in. This is the stunning 2,400 sq ft (224 sq m), 3-bed, 3-bath, Calbridge-built quality home you’ve been looking for. Backing onto a green space & walking path. Upon entering, the open-to-above foyer and the wrought-iron staircase builder-finished to the basement level, this open concept home welcomes you. The main level boasts a gorgeous upgraded kitchen with a large granite island, pendant lighting, upgraded stainless steel appliances, warm mocha-stained cabinets with a staggered profile and walk-thru pantry leading to a very large mud room/laundry room & adjacent 2-piece powder room. The oversized kitchen dining area is flooded with natural light through the oversize patio doors leading to the low maintenance back deck & fully-fenced & landscaped backyard....

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A little while ago, I was wondering... why do consumers and potential home buyers call the agent that represents the seller in order to see a home and potentially make an offer on it?

 

Well there are probably lots of reasons. Here may be a few:

 

1. They think buying a house is like buying a car: You have to go to each and every car dealership and dirt lot to see all the inventory.

2. They think that the agent with the sign has insider knowledge about the home that other agents can't find out.

3. They think the agent with all the signs in the neighbourhood is the neighbourhood "specialist".

4. Their agent is too busy and they don't want to bother them.

5. They think that by only having one agent involved in the purchase/sale that they can get a better deal on the home.

 

Let's provide some clarity on these points...

 

1. Inventory: If a homeowner hires their agent to put up their property for sale and doesn't allow them to share the property's listing with other...

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[I originally posted this article in early 2014 and it's been reposted often by others (with and without permission). I have reposted it here with updated content to reflect some of the realities in 2016.]


In an increasingly digital world, it's really important to have at least a very basic understanding of how some of the advances in technology affect you as a consumer. This is true even when it comes to looking at purchasing real estate. While searching for homes online makes the hunt for real estate a heck of a lot easier, you will likely find yourself lost in "information overload" and why hiring a real estate agent to help you before you start a serious search is important. Real estate agents have access to oodles of data and can help interpret it by separating the important details from the myriad of other data. At least they should be able to.

When it comes to searching for real estate online, particularly with things like IDX and MLS Reciprocity, what does it all mean for...

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Please visit our Open House at 136 Sunset CL in Cochrane.
Open House on Saturday, February 6, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 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 trees provide lots of privacy. INSULATED, DOUBLE GARAGE. Unspoiled basement has large windows,...

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