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We're living in a time when there are more questions than answers and from two different directions—the unknowns of COVID-19 and the outcome of our Oil & Gas sector in the most recent tailspin.


Current events are so unpredictable that industry experts are giving a series of possible outcomes instead of one opinion.


One of the many questions being asked is, what's going to happen to YYC's real estate market? Every day I search for answers and opinions from industry experts from all sectors, and here is a summary of seems most realistic to me with what we know now.



LAST 14 DAYS

For the last two weeks, the number of firm sales and conditionally selling are moving up and forward. 


Who's buying?   


Former sellers that sold this past December, January, and February. 


Another category of buyers will be investors jumping back to real estate from the even more volatile stock market. These buyers include institutions such as...

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I have listed a new property at 167 DEERPATH CO SE in Calgary.
This extensively upgraded and well-maintained 5 bedroom (3 up/2 down)/2.5 bathroom bungalow located on a quiet cul de sac in Deer Ridge is ready for you to call home. The layout is spacious, well-appointed, and has over 2400 sq ft of total living area. The XL kitchen has ample cabinet and counter space, butler pantry, large island, and opens to the full-sized dining area. The living room fills with natural light from the large windows and has a wood-burning fireplace as a centerpiece. The king-sized master bedroom has oversized closets and an upgraded 2pc ensuite. Across the hallway, there are two full-sized bedrooms and a fully renovated bathroom. In the basement, you'll enjoy a large rec room with a wet bar, another new 4pc bathroom, two bedrooms (non-egress windows), and a large laundry and easy access storage. Some of the other upgrades and features include 50-yr shingles, HE furnace, hot water tank, flooring,...
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I have listed a new property at 38 COUGAR RIDGE VW SW in Calgary.
Welcome Home – This meticulously maintained and upgraded Craftsman style home located on a quiet cul de sac in one of Cougar Ridge's prime locations stands out from all the rest. The layout is open, well-appointed, and has over 3,100' of total living area. The extensive gourmet kitchen has ample cabinet and counter (quartz) space complete and upgraded with stainless steel appliances and a walk-through pantry. And, it opens to the full-sized dining and living room that floods with natural light from the wall of windows and gas fireplace as a centerpiece. Also on the main floor is a 2pc bathroom, mudroom, laundry, and a flex area to suit your own needs. On the upper level, the king-sized master bedroom is complete with an upgraded 5pc ensuite (in-floor heated) and XL walk-in closet. There are two full-sized bedrooms with oversized windows for lots of natural light and a bonus room with a view of the local park....
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I have listed a new property at 7 SUNSET CL in Cochrane.
Welcome Home! This upgraded and well-maintained 4 bedroom (3 up/1 down) and 3.5 bathrooms located on a quiet street in Sunset Ridge is ready for you to call home. The layout is open, well-appointed, and has over 2400 sq ft of total living area. The kitchen has ample cabinet/counter space and upgraded with a gas stove. And, it opens to the full-sized dining and living room that fill with natural light from the wall of windows and has a gas fireplace as a centerpiece. On the upper level, the king-sized master bedroom is complete with a 4pc ensuite and walk-in closet. And, the two full-sized bedrooms have large closets (one walk-in).The lower level is fully finished with a 4pc bathroom, large rec room, and another bedroom. In the backyard, you'll enjoy the upgraded landscaping, fence, and large deck. Some of the upgrades include new flooring on the main level, custom window coverings, privacy fence on the back deck, upgraded...
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If you're shopping for a condo, you've likely come across units you've like in buildings with Post Tension Cables (PTC).  You may have also heard concerns, warnings, and stories about them, which makes you question if they are right for you.  Let's take a look at the pros and cons so you can make a confident decision on if they are right for you.



WHAT ARE THEY?


Post-tension cable concrete is a construction method used in condos, parking garages, and also office buildings, bridges, etc. It's a process by which sleeve- covered steel cables stretch along the width of a structure, anchored at either end and encased in concrete. Because the cables add strength to the slab, longer spans are possible, and fewer supports are needed. The benefits are lower construction costs and more design versatility.



WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

Some of the considerations for this construction method are the ongoing maintenance/costs and potential for corrosion and...

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