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New property listed in Varsity, Calgary

I have listed a new property at 33 Vandoos GARDENS NW in Calgary. See details here

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY JULY 29, 1-4pm. Beautifully maintained, thoughtfully updated, and set in Varsity’s highly sought after Horizon Village 50+ complex, this home is absolutely phenomenal. A bright and airy entryway offers big closets, and the space flows back into a wonderful open layout. A country kitchen is a gorgeous upgraded feature, with wood countertops, a farmhouse sink, and refreshed cabinetry. Newer stainless appliances include a French door fridge and a gas range. An eating bar overlooks the dining area and a sunny living room, which has huge windows and sliding glass doors that lead out to the deck. The primary bedroom offers sizable closets and plenty of room for a cozy chair. The second bedroom is tucked next to the front door, perfect for overnight guests. The main bathroom provides tons of storage, a bathtub, and the rain showerhead is detachable as well. The single attached garage is another fantastic perk, especially for winter parking. In the finished basement, a family room enjoys an electric fireplace, and there is easily room for a work area or games table here as well. There is another full bathroom on this level, as well as even more closet and storage space. Additional upgrades are a new HVAC system *see private remarks, and all the blinds throughout the home are custom. Outside, a massive back deck gets amazing southwest sunshine your plants will love! There is room out here for grilling and dining as well as just soaking up the sun. Or, roll out the awning for a shady oasis from the summer heat. Manicured lawns dotted with trees and shrubs are cared for by the condo management company, as is snow removal, so the grounds are always lovely and you’re off the hook for manual labour. This complex has an awesome clubhouse called the Horizon Centre for residents, complete with lounge areas, a library, and games tables. There is even a kitchen, fitness centre, and meeting rooms, so you can entertain, work, and play all within steps from home. This neighbourhood is one of the best in Calgary, with lots of green space and in close proximity to all amenities. In fact, you could walk to Northland Village Mall in only a few minutes. The University of Calgary and Market Mall are also nearby, as are golfing, walking paths, and a huge range of shops and restaurants. Crowchild Trail is right there, with access to downtown or out of town in only minutes. See this one today!

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Calgary's A Vibrant Hub of Arts & Culture

Did you know that Calgary is a vibrant hub of arts and culture? Explore the diverse range of galleries, museums, and theaters, where you can immerse yourself in captivating exhibitions, world-class performances, and thought-provoking displays. Discover a city that celebrates creativity!

Calgary thrives as a dynamic center for arts and culture, offering an array of enriching experiences for art enthusiasts, theater lovers, and history buffs alike. The city embraces creativity and provides numerous venues and events that showcase the rich cultural tapestry of the region. Here's a closer look at what makes Calgary a true haven for arts and culture aficionados:

Galleries: Calgary is home to a vibrant gallery scene, with a wide range of spaces that showcase local, national, and international artists. Explore the contemporary works at the Glenbow Museum, delve into Indigenous art at the remarkable Esker Foundation, or visit smaller galleries that highlight emerging talents. You'll be captivated by the diverse range of artistic expressions and thought-provoking exhibitions.

Museums: Immerse yourself in Calgary's history, culture, and natural heritage through its remarkable museums. The Glenbow Museum, in addition to its gallery displays, offers extensive collections that delve into Alberta's rich past. Discover the wonders of science at the TELUS Spark Science Centre or explore the fascinating world of aviation at the Aero Space Museum. Calgary's museums provide unique insights into the region's past, present, and future.

Theaters: Calgary's theater scene is alive and thriving, offering a wide range of performances that cater to diverse tastes. The iconic Arts Commons complex is home to several theaters hosting world-class productions, from captivating plays and musicals to cutting-edge contemporary performances. Catch a show at the Vertigo Theatre, Theatre Calgary, or Alberta Theatre Projects, and be prepared to be moved, entertained, and inspired by the incredible talent on stage.

Festivals: Calgary bursts with energy during its numerous festivals celebrating arts, culture, and music. The Calgary International Film Festival attracts filmmakers and movie enthusiasts from around the globe, showcasing an impressive lineup of independent and international films. The Calgary Fringe Festival presents bold and boundary-pushing theater performances, while the Calgary International Children's Festival delights young audiences with interactive and engaging shows. With festivals spanning various artistic disciplines, Calgary ensures there's always something exciting happening on the cultural calendar.

Music: Calgary's music scene is a harmonious blend of genres, with live performances happening in venues large and small. From the world-renowned Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, which captivates audiences with its stunning symphonic performances, to local indie bands and emerging artists taking center stage at intimate venues, the city offers a diverse range of musical experiences. Don't miss the Calgary Folk Music Festival, where the sounds of folk, roots, and world music fill the air against a stunning natural backdrop.

Calgary's commitment to arts and culture is evident in its multitude of galleries, museums, theaters, and festivals. It's a city where creativity thrives, and where both artists and audiences can indulge in the transformative power of the arts. Whether you're seeking visual inspiration, captivating performances, or a deeper understanding of the city's heritage, Calgary offers a cultural landscape that is sure to ignite your imagination and leave you with unforgettable experiences.

Come and discover Calgary's vibrant arts and culture scene. Let the city's creativity enchant you and open your mind to new perspectives and boundless possibilities.

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Finding Positivity in Today's Real Estate Market
I am sharing with you some well-researched facts about the “real state” of the real estate market. Of course, all real estate is local — what happens in other areas can be quite different. Please always know you can contact me anytime with your questions and I will get those answers for you.
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I have sold a property at 531 Cresthaven PLACE SW in Calgary

I have sold a property at 531 Cresthaven PLACE SW in Calgary. See details here

Surrounded by trees, backing onto a gorgeous environmental reserve on Buffalo creek, this home will impress from the moment you pull up to the curb. This professionally developed 4 bedroom walkout, with dedicated main floor office, is located at the end of a quiet cul de sac. Substantial upgrades include 9 ft ceilings on all 3 levels, AC, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops with white cabinets, walk through pantry and a mud room with pet shower. Upstairs features a sunny bonus room framed by wrought iron railing, custom built in book shelves, and 3 generous bedrooms. The primary comes complete with a luxurious ensuite which includes jetted tub, oversize shower with body sprays and dual sinks. Walk out to the beautifully landscaped private back yard (with your own pond and waterfall) and enjoy the fact that you are ensconced in a rare forest setting. Not only one of the best lots in Crestmont, this is a stunning home that is truly unique in many ways. No longer is Crestmont cut off from amenities with great access to shopping at the Greenwich Farmer’s Market, Shops at Trinity Hills and slip through Springbank to all that West 85th has to offer. An easy commute to both mountains and downtown, and with the upcoming completion of the Ring Road in 2024, along with future Costco at Bingham Crossing, this location is primo.

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I have sold a property at 340 Covecreek CIRCLE NE in Calgary

I have sold a property at 340 Covecreek CIRCLE NE in Calgary. See details here

Total living space 1,105sq/ft. Is a chic townhome in your future? It could be, with this Coventry Hills beauty! Park your car in the private stall right out front, and inside, head up the stairs to the main floor. A gorgeous galley kitchen features warm wood cabinetry and beautiful speckled granite. A window at the far end brings in tons of natural light, and quality stainless appliances include a French door fridge. The open layout flows into a dining area, then to the living room, where floating entertainment shelving is a stylish element. A glass door leads out to the balcony, where privacy slats to each side and mature trees behind create a lovely private oasis. Upstairs, the primary bedroom is spacious and bright, with its own balcony perfect for getting your tan on. A walk-in closet and a full ensuite with a tub are coveted features. The lower level offers another large bedroom and a second full bathroom. You will also find laundry on this level, as well as a storage area and utility room. The grounds of this complex are stunning. There are tons of mature trees and foliage, as well as stone and wood details in the picnic area. Walking paths and lawns in the courtyard are your own private park, or you can access even more green space wind throughout the community just a half block away. This area has tons of schools and parks, and a whole host of shopping and dining options are nearby at Coventry Hills Centre. Nearby, Stoney Trail connects the community easily to the rest of Calgary, and the airport is close as well. This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a first home, or snowbird property, or add to your portfolio in a highly rentable area. See this one today!

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I have sold a property at 132 Coventry Hills DRIVE NE in Calgary

I have sold a property at 132 Coventry Hills DRIVE NE in Calgary. See details here

Amazing location and beautiful design will make you love this Coventry Hills home! Picture-perfect curb appeal includes tidy landscaping and showcases tons of windows to enjoy views of the park directly across the street. Inside, the formal dining room receives tons of sunlight from the east. The back of the house is a lovely open-concept space, with a large living area centered around a corner fireplace. A well-appointed kitchen has an eat-up island and a full pantry, as well as stainless appliances, and the breakfast nook steps out to the back deck. Also on this level are a half bath and a laundry room. Upstairs, the primary suite is spacious and bright. A phenomenal ensuite offers plentiful counterspace, a soaker tub, and a glassed-in shower. The walk-in closet is also here, making your morning routine a breeze. There are two more sizable bedrooms, and the main bathroom is a quintessential feature in the family-friendly layout. A bonus room at the front of this storey makes a great home office, theatre, or play area. Downstairs, a massive unfinished basement provides so many options – finish it to create your dream lower level – there is enough room for a home gym, playroom, storage and more. Outside, the deck steps down to a lovely lawn that kids and pets will appreciate, while the family gardener will love the garden bed next to the detached double garage off the back alley. This home's location is absolutely fantastic, set across from the park and in walking distance to schools as well as the numerous shops and eateries at Coventry Hills Centre. The Vivo rec centre and the library are also just down the street. You can hop on Stoney Trail in only minutes to get around Calgary in no time. The airport and CrossIron Mills mall are also close by. Or, skip the city altogether and head west to the mountains! See this one today!

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July 2023 | Bank of Canada Rate Announcement

The Bank of Canada implemented a 0.25% increase in its target for the overnight rate, bringing it to 5%. This adjustment signifies a shift towards a more restrictive monetary policy with the objective of addressing inflationary pressures.

Mortgage costs for individuals with variable rate mortgages will see a rise. The mortgage rate for variable rate mortgages and secured lines of credit will increase by 0.25%, translating to an additional approximate monthly payment of $16 per $100,000 borrowed.

Global financial circumstances have become more restrictive, with bond yields on the rise in Canada, the US, and Europe. This trend has been influenced by major central banks indicating the necessity for additional interest rate hikes as a measure to tackle inflation.

Elevated bond yields have resulted in an upward movement in all fixed mortgage rates. This presents a difficulty for individuals with maturing mortgages, as they will face the task of renewing their mortgages at significantly higher rates.

The economy has exhibited stronger-than-anticipated growth, especially in the United States, which serves as Canada's primary trading partner. Although global inflation is showing signs of easing, persistent and resilient inflation is being fueled by strong demand and tight labor markets.

Take action today and secure your financial future. Reach out for a referral if you're in need of a fantastic mortgage broker who can help you make the right decisions and find the best mortgage options tailored to your needs.

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New property listed in Kingsland, Calgary

I have listed a new property at 210 495 78 AVENUE SW in Calgary. See details here

The perfect blend of location, local amenities, and lovely living space is right here in this Adult Only (21+) Kingsland condo. A bright entryway opens into a classic kitchen, where a great layout offers plentiful prep and storage area, while homey wood tones in the cabinetry and stainless appliances create a comfortable, modern aesthetic. An eating bar overlooking the living room brings the space together, and you could easily add a desk or a dining table as well. The corner fireplace is a gorgeous highlight, and tons of windows add beautiful natural light. A large balcony has hookups for your grill and is a great spot to enjoy your morning coffee or to wind down in the evenings – you can even see the Stampede fireworks from here. In the primary bedroom, there is enough room for a sitting area under the window, and a big walk-in closet has built-in organizers. The ensuite is well-appointed and includes a makeup vanity, plus you can have a relaxing bath in the tub-shower combo here. The den could make a great second bedroom or home workspace, and the full main bathroom also provides in-suite laundry. The Stratford on the Park building offers secure, underground, titled parking, a wash bay, and private storage lockers. The building is also pet-friendly, with approval. It backs onto a park where you will also find the Kingsland Community Hall and sports rinks, as well as the Kingsland Dry Pond, which hosts sports fields and courts, a toboggan hill, pathways, and even a dog park. This inner-city community has a whole host of amenities within walking distance, including some of Calgary’s best restaurants like Bitter Sisters Brewing Co, and the LRT Station. Proximity to Macleod Trail means an extensive range of shops are also at your doorstep, as is Chinook Mall. Downtown, popular 17th Ave, and the Stampede Grounds are all within 10 minutes by car or the C-train. Of course, if you’re into mountain adventures, Glenmore Trail makes it easy to head west whenever you like. See this one today!

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June 2023 | Calgary Real Estate Market Update

The housing market in Calgary witnessed a surge in apartment condominium sales, setting a new total residential record with 3,146 sales achieved in June. 

Although year-to-date sales are currently 23% lower than last year, they remain significantly higher than pre-pandemic levels.

Notably, there has been a positive trend in new listings, providing relief and a monthly increase in inventory levels.

However, despite these improvements, the inventory for June stood at 3,458 units, marking a decline of over 36% from last year and reaching the lowest levels for June in nearly two decades.

With a supply of just over one month, the current market conditions continue to favour sellers, placing upward pressure on home prices.

In June, the total residential benchmark price reached $564,700, representing a monthly unadjusted gain of 1% and 4% higher than last year's levels.

Ready to unlock your winning plan in the thriving Calgary housing market?

Contact me today to schedule a discussion and explore the best strategies for maximizing your selling success.

Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jason@jasonstreich.com⁠

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New property listed in Coventry Hills, Calgary

I have listed a new property at 132 Coventry Hills DRIVE NE in Calgary. See details here

Amazing location and beautiful design will make you love this Coventry Hills home! Picture-perfect curb appeal includes tidy landscaping and showcases tons of windows to enjoy views of the park directly across the street. Inside, the formal dining room receives tons of sunlight from the east. The back of the house is a lovely open-concept space, with a large living area centered around a corner fireplace. A well-appointed kitchen has an eat-up island and a full pantry, as well as stainless appliances, and the breakfast nook steps out to the back deck. Also on this level are a half bath and a laundry room. Upstairs, the primary suite is spacious and bright. A phenomenal ensuite offers plentiful counterspace, a soaker tub, and a glassed-in shower. The walk-in closet is also here, making your morning routine a breeze. There are two more sizable bedrooms, and the main bathroom is a quintessential feature in the family-friendly layout. A bonus room at the front of this storey makes a great home office, theatre, or play area. Downstairs, a massive unfinished basement provides so many options – finish it to create your dream lower level – there is enough room for a home gym, playroom, storage and more. Outside, the deck steps down to a lovely lawn that kids and pets will appreciate, while the family gardener will love the garden bed next to the detached double garage off the back alley. This home's location is absolutely fantastic, set across from the park and in walking distance to schools as well as the numerous shops and eateries at Coventry Hills Centre. The Vivo rec centre and the library are also just down the street. You can hop on Stoney Trail in only minutes to get around Calgary in no time. The airport and CrossIron Mills mall are also close by. Or, skip the city altogether and head west to the mountains! See this one today!

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Discover the Magic of Parkdale, Calgary, AB

Nestled amidst the awe-inspiring Rocky Mountains, Parkdale in Calgary, AB, is a hidden gem that offers the best of both worlds. With its breathtaking natural beauty, vibrant community spirit, and proximity to modern amenities, Parkdale is a place where residents can truly live their best lives. In this blog post, we will explore the reasons why Parkdale is a fantastic place to call home.

Captivating Natural Beauty: One of the biggest draws of Parkdale is its stunning natural surroundings. Imagine waking up to panoramic views of the Rockies, where every day feels like a postcard-worthy moment. With the Bow River winding through the neighborhood and nearby parks offering tranquil retreats, Parkdale is a nature lover's paradise. Explore the many hiking and biking trails, or simply take a leisurely stroll along the riverbanks to unwind and reconnect with nature.

Engaging Community Spirit: Living in Parkdale means being part of a close-knit community that embraces the true essence of neighborliness. The residents here are known for their warm and friendly nature, making it easy to forge meaningful connections. From local festivals and farmers markets to community events and volunteer opportunities, there are endless opportunities to get involved and build lasting relationships. Parkdale is not just a place to live; it's a place to belong.

Convenience at Your Doorstep: Despite its serene atmosphere, Parkdale doesn't compromise on convenience. Within a short distance, residents have access to a range of amenities, including shopping centers, restaurants, and entertainment options. The neighborhood is well-connected to the rest of Calgary, making it easy to commute to work or explore the city's vibrant offerings. Parkdale strikes the perfect balance between tranquility and accessibility.

Culinary Delights: Food enthusiasts will find themselves spoiled for choice in Parkdale. The neighborhood boasts a diverse culinary scene, with an array of restaurants and cafes offering delectable dishes from around the world. Whether you're craving international flavors or seeking a cozy spot for a cup of coffee, Parkdale has it all. Indulge your taste buds and explore the local culinary delights.

A Place to Call Home: Above all, Parkdale offers a sense of belonging and a place to call home. It's a community where residents genuinely care about each other, where children grow up with a strong sense of community spirit, and where neighbors become lifelong friends. The serene natural surroundings, coupled with the welcoming atmosphere, create an idyllic environment for families, professionals, and individuals seeking a fulfilling lifestyle.

Parkdale, Calgary, AB, is a hidden gem that captivates residents with its natural beauty, engaging community spirit, and convenient amenities. From the awe-inspiring views of the Rockies to the warm and welcoming atmosphere, living in Parkdale offers an unparalleled experience. If you're seeking a place where adventure, tranquility, and a vibrant community converge, Parkdale is the perfect place to put down roots.

Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
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Happy Canada Day

As the summer sun shines bright, I'm here to make your real estate dreams take flight! Wishing you all a fantastic summer filled with BBQs, laughter, and memories in our beautiful neighborhoods.Whether you're buying, selling, or just curious about the market, count on me, your trusted Calgary real estate expert, to guide you every step of the way.

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Three Common Concerns Calgary Home Sellers Are Currently Facing

Are you a Calgary home seller? Are you wondering what other sellers are struggling with? Here are three common concerns that Calgary home sellers are currently facing:

Pricing and Market Conditions: Home sellers in Calgary are often concerned about setting the right price for their property and understanding the current market conditions. They want to ensure that they receive a fair value for their home and stay competitive in a dynamic real estate market.

Timing and Speed of Sale: Another concern is how quickly they can sell their homes. Sellers often have specific timelines and financial obligations associated with their home sale, such as purchasing a new property or relocating. They want to minimize the time their property spends on the market and secure a timely sale.

Marketing and Exposure: Many home sellers worry about effectively marketing their properties and attracting qualified buyers. They seek strategies and platforms that can help them reach a wide audience, showcase their home's unique features, and increase visibility in a competitive market.

Take the first step towards a successful home sale in Calgary. I understand the concerns you may have about pricing, timing, and marketing. I'm here to help you navigate the dynamic real estate market with confidence.

Contact me today for a personalized consultation, where I'll provide you with valuable insights, market analysis, and effective strategies tailored to your specific needs. Don't let these concerns hold you back – let's work together to achieve your home selling goals.

Call now or visit my website to get started.

Jason Streich⁠
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