Custom family bungalow in Yankee Valley Estates, Airdrie with 2553 sq ft + another 2229 down, 3 good sized bdrms + a den on the main floor, striking floor to ceiling fireplace, tall ceilings, luxurious ensuite, amazing mudroom & separate large laundry room, in floor heated, walk down to basement from garage, developed basement with 2 more bedrooms, theatre room and so much more...
$1,199,900 MLS #C4195652

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Raise your hand if you're still using storage products that you've had since college... or at least, ones that look like they should be in a dorm room. (Don't worry—I'm right there with you). They've done a great job at serving their purpose, but you don't need to hold onto them forever. Sometimes even the tiniest change can have a huge impact on your home's style, and you owe it to yourself to have an organizational system that's as beautiful as it is functional.

Ready for some small (but still totally major) upgrades? Here are some ideas to consider. 

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Have you been looking for a stunning park like property that is tree lined? Need a shop? 26x50 heated shop plus an oversized attached garage. Very well maintained 4 level split on 2 acres located in between Calgary and Airdrie just North of Cross Iron Mall. $950 000 MLS# C4195655 

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Happy Possession Day to this wonderful couple! What a pleasure it has been to work with them. Wishing them all the best in their new home 

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Is your home feeling a little cramped? If so, there are many relatively inexpensive ways to free up more space. Here are some ideas:  1. Convert traditional into non-traditional space. We’re all familiar with converting a spare bedroom into a home office or kids’ playroom. You can also create space by finding other uses for pantries and walk-in closets.  2. Explore smart storage solutions. There are many products on the market that revolutionize how you store things. For example, there are closet organizers available that double storage capacity. Check out the options at your local home improvement store.  3. Get rid of unneeded furnishings. Is there a chair no one ever uses? Is there a side table that takes up a lot of space, with…

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“Price it right, and it will sell,” is a common refrain in the real estate business, but how do REALTORS® determine the proper list price for your home?

According to Karen Gonzales, a Realtor with Sutton Group Canwest, it’s not as simple as looking at the assessed value of the home on your property taxes.

“The assessments are only a guideline, simply an estimate for tax purposes,” she said. “And really, the market fluctuates according to supply and demand, and the current economic conditions.”

Gonzalez says an important tool Realtors use to determine the right list price for a home is called a comparative market analysis, which involves researching the sales of similar homes.


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A Calgary home purchase income guide

Many would-be homebuyers find the home of their dreams, only to wonder, “can I afford it?” Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., as well as many major banks, recommend spending no more than 30 per cent of income on housing, including mortgage (principal and interest), property taxes, insurance and utilities. To help, we did the math for a typical detached home in each region of the city.

  • Required Down Payment: $34,461
  • Recommended Household Income: $155,760

North East

  • Required Down Payment: $18,738
  • Recommended Household Income: $87,520


  • Required Down Payment: $36,653
  • Recommended Household Income: $165,240


  • Required Down Payment: $23,670
  • Recommended Household…

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For many homebuyers, especially young families, nearby schools are a major factor when it comes to choosing a house and neighbourhood. While Calgary is full of older, established schools, there are also several new schools that have recently opened or are slated to open soon – many of them in Calgary’s newest communities. Here are the Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Catholic School District’s new-school projects.

All Saints High School
Anticipated opening fall 2018
Grades 10-12

Auburn Bay School
Auburn Bay
Anticipated opening fall 2020
Grades K-6

Blessed Marie-Rose School
Anticipated opening fall 2018
Grades K-9

Coventry Hills /Country Hills Village Second Elementary School
Coventry Hills
Anticipated opening TBD
Grades K-4

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