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Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - ACADIA OH

SUNDAY MAY 19 3-5pm OPEN House at 431 Astoria Cr SE #Acadia #openhouse #YYCrealestate #karenjardine

posted in OPEN HOUSES at Wed, 15 May 2019 17:04:13 -0600



Monday, May 13, 2019 - West of AIRDRIE - ACREAGE

Have you thought of an acreage but it was TOO MUCH MONEY? Or maybe TOO MUCH LAND? This is a manageable 4+acres, wiht a lot of house : 6 bedoroms, 6 bathrooms, though there is a nice 3 bedroom suite in that mix. Check it out and let me show you it today. PRICED at ~$100,000 below assessed value AND motivated sellers, we know there can be a real upside to this one FOR YOU. Call me today 403-874-2712 to arrange a viewing and ...

posted in Listings at Mon, 13 May 2019 22:15:54 -0600



Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - OPEN HOUSES -- Springbank Hill

OPEN HOUSES this upcoming Weekend, both Sat & Sun, MAY11 & 12, 1-4pm. Interested in a 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath, over 2300 sqft home in one of the most sought after communities of Springbank Hill? If its still available by weekend, we will be hosting open houses on BOTH days, come out and grab a coffee and a snack, check out our fabulous new listing. As I have lived in the community for 16 years and on this street, I can attest to a great community. This home backs onto the green space / pathways ... Full Article...

posted in Listings at Tue, 07 May 2019 10:54:11 -0600



Monday, May 6, 2019 - New Listing - C4241839

Just added this listing:"Custom built Mapeland home in Panorama Estates, situated at the corner of pathway/green space with almost 3500 sqft of dev?d living space, 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Impressive & GRAND ENTRY: Custom 48? Oval door, surrounded in inlaid stone welcomes you into your open front foyer. Curved & paneled staircase leads to upper floor. The oval design carries thru the home. The kitchen is definitely the heart of this home and will sure to satisfy any gourmet chef including high ... Full Article...
  
posted in Listings at Mon, 06 May 2019 06:00:00 -0600



Sunday, May 5, 2019 - New Listing - C4241852

Just added this listing:"ll ** OPEN HOUSE ** ll SAT May 25 1-4pm. Looking for a large family home, awesome neighborhood AND close to DT? Look no further! Welcome home to your 5 bd, 3.5 ba Jayman built Home in much sought after Springbank Hill. Situated backing onto the pathway/green space that leads you to playgrounds at each end. ~20 minutes to DT. Almost 3400 sqft of dev?d living space. Vaulted entry welcomes you into your open front foyer w/angled staircase leading to upper floor. Kitchen ... Full Article...
  
posted in Listings at Sun, 05 May 2019 06:00:00 -0600



Thursday, April 4, 2019 - SHARE MY APP

I have a NEW APP -- https://goagent.ca/9B7F49F5   What's different? If you log into realtor.ca on a regular basis, you will have to go through terms and conditions, login etc. NO MORE. Get my app, you can easily use the map feature to  check out the new listing down the street, you can text me from the app to ask questions about the listing you are looking at, as well as mortgage calulators and many other options. Save your searches, add favorites, watch a property -- give it a try. If ...

posted in General at Thu, 04 Apr 2019 22:43:27 -0600



Saturday, December 8, 2018 - OPEN HOUSE #coventry

179 Covewood Close NE Open house Saturday Dec 8 2018 2-4pm Youâ??re missing out on ALOT if upgrades, options, built-ins, fun

posted in Listings at Sat, 08 Dec 2018 10:14:46 -0700



Thursday, November 29, 2018 - OPEN HOUSE = SUN Dec 2 1-3pm


posted in Listings at Thu, 29 Nov 2018 23:12:49 -0700



Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - Pocket Listing!! #Coventry

Pocket listing in Coventry hills?extra special, only 5 of this styleofhome in the community. 5 levels, fully developed. Are you looking for storage? Amazing, huge, and useful decks outside? Double detached garage with a huge shop area? This is a large home, with tons of custom woodwork, built ins, etc. This is a beautiful home that must be seen to be appreciated.  We are putting together a floor plan to appreciate the details. List price: $455,000. It will be uploaded to MLS on Thu Nov 22, tho ... Full Article...

posted in General at Tue, 20 Nov 2018 09:07:56 -0700



Monday, June 11, 2018 - RENTAL: Hillhurst

https://www.rentfaster.ca/13931

posted in Listings at Mon, 11 Jun 2018 19:39:03 -0600



Sunday, May 6, 2018 - New Listing - C4182429

Just added this listing: "#88, Jager Built home is situated in the heart of peaceful Crestmont: easy access to hwy 1 (no lights all the way to Banff), across fr Valley Ridge, lots of pathways, Crestmont Community Hall (you can book it, take a class, head to the playground, etc), mountain views. The home features stainless steel appliances, GRANITE counter tops, CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING, newer SHINGLES, tile flooring, wrought iron and maple railings, double french doors to the master bedroom and ... Full Article...

posted in Listings at Sun, 06 May 2018 06:00:00 -0600



Monday, April 23, 2018 - Investing!


posted in General at Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:22:58 -0600



Thursday, February 15, 2018 - WIN FREE STUFF

Enter to win 5 hours with a professional organizer. What a great prize! FREE to nter at www.cirrealty.ca     

posted in General at Thu, 15 Feb 2018 22:45:33 -0700



Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - Thanks! Feeling Your Support


posted in General at Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:20:50 -0700



Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - Thanks!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10159999871815300&set=p.10159999871815300&type=3

posted in General at Tue, 13 Feb 2018 22:17:16 -0700



Thursday, February 8, 2018 - CREB Forecast 2018 Overview

Overall 2018 is expected to remian flat in single family and condos still struggle, due to large volume of condos on market. Prices will liekly decline. For MUCH more detail, check out the CREB link: http://www.creb.com/Housing_Statistics/Market_Forecast_Report/

posted in General at Thu, 08 Feb 2018 20:56:51 -0700



Saturday, August 5, 2017 - NEW LISTING! Castleridge -- Live Up Rent Down

Are you looking for an investment or to get into your first AFFORDABLE home? Check out my HOT NEW Listing:http://matrix.crebtools.com/matrix/shared/Fy99vqhr6f/5CASTLERIDGEWayNE

posted in Listings at Sat, 05 Aug 2017 17:59:33 -0600



Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - RENTAL: 2 Bd 1.5Ba, mainly furnished DT

BRIGHT BRIGHT BRIGHT & (mainly) furnished 2 bedroom condo (see photos, there are no beds--an easy move to the 14th floor). Unique end unit with 3 directions of views: West, North and South windows, large balcony with BBQ, very quiet, only the kitchen wall is shared with another unit. Almost 1000 sq ft. Dark laminate floors in most of unit--carpet in bedrooms. Underground secure parking, spot is the 2nd one from the elevator, very convenient location on the top floor of 4 levels of ...

posted in General at Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:17:20 -0600



Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - CASTELLO -- Only 1 for Sale in this Building

https://www.realtor.ca/Residential/Single-Family/16642211/1103-530-12-AV-SW-Beltline-Calgary-Alberta-T2R0B1-Beltline

posted in Listings at Tue, 29 Mar 2016 11:41:32 -0600



Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - CS! One Day

The long months of hard work has paid off for my clients in Oakridge. A long list to prepare to be able to list this absolutely beautiful home. Style, quality, attention to detail. These clients did ALL the recommended changes, fixes, renovations. When preparing your house for sale, there are things you must do and others that are nice to do. MUST do included fixing everything. Properly and professionally. Stage it. Style the property for sale. When someone looks at your home for sale, your ... Full Article...

posted in General at Tue, 29 Mar 2016 11:40:36 -0600



Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - Buyers, Time to Buy!

A softer market is concerning to all. But if you are an investor, or looking to start investing, NOW is the time to start searching! Call, email, text me today.

posted in Make you Think NEWS at Wed, 25 Nov 2015 19:24:31 -0700



Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - Realtor.ca Now Has COMMERCIAL Listings

Have you ever wanted to find a business, lease a space, or other non residential real estate? Now www.realtor.ca has commercial options . Check oout the new sectionof the website.

posted in General at Wed, 07 Oct 2015 23:09:05 -0600



Friday, September 18, 2015 - SE RENTAL (McKenzie Towne) NEW Basement Suite $1300/mo

Know someone looking for a sparkling NEWly developed suite in the deep SE? Separate entrance, tons of parking, a great neighborhood--park is just down the street. Check out the rental listing: https://www.rentfaster.ca/calgary-basement-for-rent/mckenzie-towne/brand-new-legal-secondary-127926

posted in General at Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:41:33 -0600



Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 15 YEARS of Real Estate!

Is it time to write a book? It certainly has been both a rewarding and entertaining career choice. I hope I can continue to assist YOU find the right home for you, protect your interests, get you the best negotiated price and earn your trust for today and in the future. To be successful in this business, trust is everything. If you do not like or trust your agent, follow your instincts. I think I have THE BEST clients out there! Many thanks to you for making this a great choice for me.

posted in General at Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:36:54 -0600



Monday, July 27, 2015 - Budget Concious Home Renovations

Sometimes I see a home and think 'what were they thinking?' or 'where were they going with this concept?' .....and sometimes there is no answer. Here are a few smaller projects to create a plan for a beneficial improvement to your palace: http://www.houseIlogic.com/home-advice/home-improvement/budget-home-improvement-ideas/

posted in General at Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:42:47 -0600



Monday, July 27, 2015 - Staging

Home staging is a MUST in my llisting presentations. It can make or break a sale. Your home may be clean, neat and livable, though STAGING can get it SOLD. Fastest time, more money...waht have you got to lose? I include an hour or stagin wiht ALL my listings. Some people dont take me up on it--I know they are still hanging on to their emotional grip to their home. That is OK. Others are open to it all--that is someone that wants to SELL. Trust in the process.

http://styledstagedsold.blogs.realtor.org/2015/07/20/6-misconceptions-about-home-staging/


posted in Listings at Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:38:32 -0600



Monday, July 27, 2015 - SOLD--Thorncliffe--July 23, 2015

One of my fave homes--attached 1.5 sty has a ton of character, great use of space, large yard backing onto a park, long drive for off street parking and oversized single garage (even though its not been used as one). Happy sellers and buyers have a fantastic plac to call home


posted in Listings at Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:33:43 -0600



Monday, July 27, 2015 - SOLD--Mystic Ridge/Springbank Hill--July 21, 2015

Wow! What a home! In the city, but with land/water/septic. Great investment, home, purchase! Congrats all around.


posted in General at Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:24:13 -0600



Monday, July 27, 2015 - SOLD--Copperfield Condo --July 17, 2015

First time buyer? This might be what you are looking for, the perfect first time pad. You might want to keep it forever too. Keep in mind investment opportunity, rental ability as well as affordability and management. If you are looking for your first home, investment--or both, I can help get you into BOTH. Creativity might be involved in this process!

 

 


posted in General at Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:55:21 -0600



Monday, July 27, 2015 - SOLD -- BRAESIDE Home -- June 25, 2015

Sometimes homes are just made for you -- a bit of them appeals to each of you to make it a home you both can love. This was the right home for my buyers, my job was to make it work. Very happy for them!


posted in General at Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:05:39 -0600



Monday, July 27, 2015 - SOLD - Thorncliffe - June 25, 2015

 

Buyers sometimes look and look, research, go over details, analyze, rethink, redo budgets, save longer, agonize-- to find THE one. Some others looks at one every few weeks, or every few months. Sometimes every other year I get a call to take a peek at something. When it checks 7 or 8 of the boxes, its likely an awesome fit. Relax, we can find the one for you, too.


posted in General at Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:47:38 -0600



Monday, July 27, 2015 - SOLD -- HANSON RANCH Townhouse May 31, 2015

What a great seller on this one! There is nohting better than a client who WANTS to sell for the highest price in the shortest period of time. It makes it so much easier to have a willing, cooperative, pleasant and positive client. Staging, professional photography are included in my listings--this goes to show it works. Sold to one of the first 3 showings of day 1.

It was a great home, great competitve price, too. Lucky buyer, it was gently used, too.


posted in Listings at Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:29:16 -0600



Monday, July 27, 2015 - SOLD - Mahogany --April 14, 2015

Finding the right house, the right time, the right fit--takes times and patience. When its time to buy, I will help you find the right one for you. This was it for my buyer!


posted in General at Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:17:47 -0600



Monday, July 27, 2015 - SOLD -- Cranston -- March 31 2015

Well--new programs, new rules, means my website cannot post from CREB anymore, so more work for me to report this great sale! Congrats to my fabulous young couple for getting the right home for them at this time in their lives.

Cheers to enjoying this home and many more in years to come

http://matrix.crebtools.com/Matrix/MyListings.aspx?c=AAEAAAD*****AQAAAAAAAAARAQAAAFAAAAAGAgAAAAQxNTg5BgMAAAABMgYEAAAAATkKBgUAAAABMA0RBgYAAAACMTANBQYHAAAAB8OMwrtAwooNGwYIAAAAATgNFws)


posted in General at Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:28:09 -0600



Monday, July 27, 2015 - SATURNA ISLAND? Check this out

I have a friend selling a place in the Gulf Islands, on Satura Island, one of the Gulf Islands. This large home was built for $1.2mil and is listed at $699k . If you are looking for a private secluded hideaway, a possible B & B, retirement, or enjoy an unbeleivable view, this is something to take a look at, If you wanted a reference from the mainland, its west of Bellingham, Washington area. The ferry does regularly go to Saturna, too. Check it out in the link below. If on www.realtor. ca the ... Full Article...

posted in General at Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:58:36 -0600



Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - OPEN HOUSE -- EVERGREEN's BEST Price per Sq

OPEN HOUSE, the LAST CHANCE to pop into this home this year. It is the BEST priced home per sq ft in the area and at 3456 sq fto of developed space, it is the largest on the street. (2613 sq ft above grade). 4 bed, 2.5 bath home on quiet street, close to parks. A short walk to school though the park a few houses away. See you Saturday, 1-3pm

posted in Listings at Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:09:10 -0700



Friday, November 14, 2014 - LEAST EXPENSIVE TOWNHOUSE

OPEN HOUSE TOMORROW, SATURDAY NOV 15 2-4PM. This is the least expensive 3 bedroom townhouse in McKenzie Towne. What an amazing deal, super sized garage, your own private fenced yard (yes dogs and cats are allowed), low condo fees and high rents make this a terrif starter or a great investmetn property too. Come on out and see me! 107 Prestwick Acres Lane SE (in the Mosaic's) 130 Ave east, South on 52 St (Lowe's, then Pretwick Gate, then your right turn at Prestwick Ave). There is a school on ... Full Article...

posted in Listings at Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:13:59 -0700



Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - High River Beauty for Sale

Are you looking for spotless affordability? Friends of mine have lived in High River the last 17 years and now have their  house for sale. Kids are out, next chapter has begun. Check it out!     http://abmls.fusionmls.com/DotNet/Pub/EmailView.aspx?r=1291480262&s=ALB&t=ALB

posted in Listings at Tue, 20 May 2014 11:35:43 -0600



Friday, May 9, 2014 - OPEN HOUSE-Sat May 10 2-4pm, across from Heritage Pointe Golf Course

Come on out and see/sell over 8400 sq ft executive custom home on 2 acres. C3601745. NEW Price $1.939, well below market/appraised value.

posted in General at Fri, 09 May 2014 19:04:00 -0600



Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 'Church Only' for Sale

http://beta.realtor.ca/PropertyDetails.aspx?PropertyId=14108637 This is not my listing, though it is a CHURCH to be torn down. Interested?? You may have land, its a beautiful building AND I agree, great karma to keep it standing. If interested, give me a call. Price of course is negotiable, moving costs vary. Maybe we can find you some land too.  

posted in Listings at Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:49:05 -0600



Monday, March 3, 2014 - Luxuury Portfolio Listing!

http://www.luxuryportfolio.com/property/foothills/custom_executive_home.cfm

posted in Listings at Mon, 03 Mar 2014 14:47:08 -0700



Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - Spring?

Is spring right around the corner? Listing counts are low, I beleive people are sick of winter and want to get a jump out of their current homes and into the spring market. Only about 1.5 months of inventory for the city averages, making this a busy Seller's Market (balances is approx 2.5-3.5 months of inventory). Thinking of listing? I'd give it some serious thought. The predictors out there say this market is short lived and this current increase will quickly fade, making our year over year ... Full Article...

posted in General at Tue, 25 Feb 2014 10:18:04 -0700



Monday, January 27, 2014 - 14 Year Old Buys House (featured on Ellen)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_uAVimQ18U

posted in Make you Think NEWS at Mon, 27 Jan 2014 10:47:35 -0700



Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - SOLD SOLD SOLD!!!!HOUSE ONLY for Sale in Springbank Area

Have you ever seen a house being moved? It's impressive! YOU could be that person--this nearly 3000 sq ft renovated inside and out 1989 home is ONLY$50,000 (plus your moving costs). It is an awesome deal for the right buyer with some land. Drop me a line today and I'll send you the package of information. Act quick!

posted in General at Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:02:01 -0600



Monday, May 27, 2013 - Virtual Tour, 29 Cresthaven Way SW

http://fusion.realtourvision.com/28060

posted in Listings at Mon, 27 May 2013 09:06:02 -0600



Friday, May 24, 2013 - COMMUNITY OF OPEN HOUSES

CRESTMONT: We are hosting the communtiy of open houses! This small community currently has 16 listings, from mid $500's up to $2 million. Come on out and see the community, the variety of homes and see if Crestmont could be YOUR home. SUNDAY MAY 26, 2013: 1-4pm

posted in Listings at Fri, 24 May 2013 14:01:01 -0600



Monday, April 1, 2013 - Ralph Klein

I beleive its important to note the passing of our former mayor of Calgary and premier, Ralph Klein on Good Friday. I was always impressed that he spoke his mind and said out loud what many people were thinking. And the fact he took AB from a $23 Billion deficit to balancing the books was pretty impressive too. We will miss Ralph.

posted in General at Mon, 01 Apr 2013 17:24:40 -0600



Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - We Are GLOBAL

Istanbul, Constantinople? Mexico, Australia, England? Newfoundland, BC, Ontario? Dubai, Africa, Argentina? Moving out of the City or out of the Country? I can help find a real estate representative in any part of the world more easily now--CIR has gone global by joining Leading RE of the World. Pre-qualified, trained professionals can meet you in your new city or country and educate you through the buying process in your new location. Call or email today so I can find you a qualified ...

posted in General at Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:16:06 -0700



Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - US Market is Spring Hot, UNDER 2 weeks

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-05/homes-sell-in-two-weeks-with-low-supply-for-spring-buyers.html

posted in Make you Think NEWS at Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:25:00 -0700



Monday, October 1, 2012 - 50+ Villa Condod Living Listing in Edgemont

Looking for a steal of a deal in the low $300's? This 50 plus Villa is listed for $319,000 over 1000 sq ft, villa condo (all life's necessities are on the main floor--the basement is unfinished)

posted in Listings at Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:15:59 -0600



Friday, September 7, 2012 - LOOKING FOR GARAGE BAYS

I have a client looking for 2 garage bays, preferably one with a hoist, though that can be added, and parking for 5-6+ cars. SE or SW, east as far as Indus and south to wherever some reasonable driving options for Calgary business make sense to him. Rural? We'll look at it! MAX budget all in $2000 Call me 874.2712 to discuss

posted in General at Fri, 07 Sep 2012 13:14:58 -0600



Friday, September 7, 2012 - OPEN HOUSE

Looking for a 50+ VILLA style bungalow living? Come out and see this AWESOME PRICED villa in Edgemont, tomorrow (Sat Sept 8) 1-3pm. 22 Edenwold Gr NW Directions: Shagannappi Dr north or south, west on Edgemont Blvd, south at the first lights onto Edenwold Dr, 2nd left onto Edenwold Cr--see my signs on the left. SEE YOU TOMORROW

posted in Listings at Fri, 07 Sep 2012 13:12:09 -0600



Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - FORECLOSURES

Interested? There are triple digit foreclosures available at almost any time of the year. Want to get on that list? Drop me a line, provide an email address and I'll add you to MY foreclosure list today.  

posted in General at Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:15:10 -0700



Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 53 Auburn Glen Link SE: WHAT A DEAL!!

I'm shocked this absolutely spectaular home has not sold within the first few days--buyers are really taking their time shopping and shopping and shopping....At averages, this home is a STEAL!! This size of home (2300 sq ft) should sell over $525,000 based on averages in Auburn the last ~6 weeks os sales. The most expensive per sq ft basis would have this home sell at $647,000-- Its listed at $492,900!!! Get out and See This Home TODAY--its a steal of a deal!! BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY it ...

posted in Listings at Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:48:02 -0600



Saturday, September 3, 2011 - Windermere Condo FOR SALE!! LAKE-$499,000

http://www.realtor.ca/PropertyDetails.aspx?PropertyID=11011111&PidKey=214955596 Our neighbors listed theri beloved condo in Windermere for sale--3 bedrooms , all renovated, at $499,000 If you know someone thinking of buying their cottage/cabin/lake/resort/recreation type of property, I'd advise toceck out the Lake in Windermere. Please share!

posted in Listings at Sat, 03 Sep 2011 00:38:39 -0600



Monday, August 22, 2011 - Property Taxes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I recently did a transaction with a lovely couple. It was not a perfect ride from beginning to end, but we found our way and they did end up with the perfect home for them. I was so pleased as they did have their first deal crumble. As the saying goes, sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs. That said, there was some confusion after moving in about property taxes. We knew how much they were and that the seller is responsible for them until the possession day, that the lawyer makes those ...

posted in General at Mon, 22 Aug 2011 16:42:43 -0600



Monday, August 22, 2011 - June Award!

I sat as number 1 for quirte some time in June, though ending up 2nd overall in my office for the month of June. They just posted the award, so thought I'd share!!

posted in General at Mon, 22 Aug 2011 16:22:42 -0600



Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - PRICE REDUCTION - ELGIN

http:// http://rtvpix.com/slideshow/13914 This attached starter home is the ONLY one with such a private lot--backs onto trees and a large POND. Call today to view: 874-2712  THANKS!!

posted in General at Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:11:52 -0600



Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - Virtual Tour : McKenzie Towne Perfect Starter!

http://rtvpix.com/slideshow/13914   

posted in Listings at Tue, 19 Jul 2011 18:34:04 -0600



Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - Auburn Bay

http://www.auburnbay-community.com   In case you LOVE my lsiting, but don't know this amazing LAKE community--here is the link to the community itself!!

posted in General at Tue, 19 Jul 2011 18:21:50 -0600



Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - Auburn Glen Lane SE

http://rtvpix.com/RE-9175-8LDTD1-01

posted in General at Tue, 19 Jul 2011 18:20:06 -0600



Thursday, June 23, 2011 - Virtual Tour Of SHOW Home 'ESQUE

Showhome perfect home! Welcome home--this spacious & open foyer greets you & your guests. Come on through to the open concept gourmet kitchen/cosy living/room for a party dining room--9' ceilings. Upgraded stainless steel appliances, modern dark wood cabinets, separate SS hood fan, granite countertops, dark wood hardwood flooring--this upgraded home is stunning. Fireplace to curl up in fornt of on our cool nights. Upstairs you will find an oversized bonus room with tons of storage, office, ...

posted in Listings at Thu, 23 Jun 2011 15:39:35 -0600



Thursday, June 23, 2011 - Virtual Tour Of SHOW Home 'ESQUE

Showhome perfect home! Welcome home--this spacious & open foyer greets you & your guests. Come on through to the open concept gourmet kitchen/cosy living/room for a party dining room--9' ceilings. Upgraded stainless steel appliances, modern dark wood cabinets, separate SS hood fan, granite countertops, dark wood hardwood flooring--this upgraded home is stunning. Fireplace to curl up in fornt of on our cool nights. Upstairs you will find an oversized bonus room with tons of storage, office, ...

posted in Listings at Thu, 23 Jun 2011 15:39:32 -0600



Thursday, June 23, 2011 - Virtual Tour Of SHOW Home 'ESQUE

Showhome perfect home! Welcome home--this spacious & open foyer greets you & your guests. Come on through to the open concept gourmet kitchen/cosy living/room for a party dining room--9' ceilings. Upgraded stainless steel appliances, modern dark wood cabinets, separate SS hood fan, granite countertops, dark wood hardwood flooring--this upgraded home is stunning. Fireplace to curl up in fornt of on our cool nights. Upstairs you will find an oversized bonus room with tons of storage, office, ...

posted in Listings at Thu, 23 Jun 2011 15:39:08 -0600



Thursday, June 23, 2011 - Virtual Tour Of SHOW Home 'ESQUE

Showhome perfect home! Welcome home--this spacious & open foyer greets you & your guests. Come on through to the open concept gourmet kitchen/cosy living/room for a party dining room--9' ceilings. Upgraded stainless steel appliances, modern dark wood cabinets, separate SS hood fan, granite countertops, dark wood hardwood flooring--this upgraded home is stunning. Fireplace to curl up in fornt of on our cool nights. Upstairs you will find an oversized bonus room with tons of storage, office, ...

posted in Listings at Thu, 23 Jun 2011 15:39:05 -0600



Thursday, June 23, 2011 - AUBURN LAKE ANYONE???

Showhome perfect home! Welcome home--this spacious & open foyer greets you & your guests. Come on through to the open concept gourmet kitchen/cosy living/room for a party dining room--9' ceilings. Upgraded stainless steel appliances, modern dark wood cabinets, separate SS hood fan, granite countertops, dark wood hardwood flooring--this upgraded home is stunning. Fireplace to curl up in fornt of on our cool nights. Upstairs you will find an oversized bonus room with tons of storage, office, ...

posted in General at Thu, 23 Jun 2011 15:38:24 -0600



Thursday, June 23, 2011 - Take The Tour!!

http://rtvpix.com/slideshow/13914

posted in General at Thu, 23 Jun 2011 14:20:41 -0600



Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 164 Elgin meadows View SE - Can you have LUXURY in a Smaller Package??

OH YES YOU CAN!! Whatever stage of life you are at, you can enjoy a luxurious surrounding. You can start wiht smaller home (condo), move to a starter style home, a mid range house, an estate home--then you start the reverse and downsize to a mid size, then a villa or condo. Sort of like what they say about life--you start in diapers and finish in the same!! (insert smile here?and I am checking to see if anyone is reading these!!) Here is my ?Starter? Luxury Home?it is 1135 sq ft, 3 beds, 2.5 ... Full Article...

posted in Listings at Thu, 23 Jun 2011 14:18:25 -0600



Saturday, June 4, 2011 - How Can You Find $50,000 in a Purchase?

When you are told you will receive Professional Representation...you expect ...Professional Representation.... What happened....... In a recent transaction, the listing agent relied on builders plans for correct size measurements. A professional Realtor® knows everyone measures differently. CREB has its own guidelines. Condos EACH are sized differently. Different items may or may not be included in your registered size (balconies, parking, storage, wall thickness, etc.) Custom homes make ...

posted in General at Sat, 04 Jun 2011 14:19:56 -0600



Friday, March 25, 2011 - For Your Sellers Selling Your House? 5 Reasons To Do It NOW!!! By Steve Harney

  For Your Sellers ?Selling Your House? 5 Reasons To Do It NOW!? ? By Steve Harney Note ? Even though this is an American article, there is still a lot of value you can take from it! The conventional wisdom when selling a home has always been to wait until the ?Spring Buying Season?. Over the years, that has seemed to make sense and is now accepted as a good strategy for those who want to sell their house and receive the best possible price. This real estate market has shattered many previously ... Full Article...

posted in General at Fri, 25 Mar 2011 01:08:21 -0600



Saturday, March 12, 2011 - GLAMORGAN EXCLUSIVE LISTING -- Cool Virtual Tour

http://rtvpix.com/RE-4548-H8Q1UY-01 4844 41 Av SW Calgary, Alberta$519,000 List Price Features, Improvements and Upgrades:? New kitchen with 4 stacks of pot drawers, many extra built-ins, wall oven, Ceran top electric cook top, over the stove built in microwave, double sink, pull out tap, travertine backsplash, bank of floor to ceiling cabinets for storage? All closets with closet organizers? Tiled bathroom floor, soaker jet tub, storage? Classic Horizontal Vinyl Blinds Throughout? Storage Shed ... Full Article...

posted in Listings at Sat, 12 Mar 2011 23:08:13 -0700



Friday, February 18, 2011 - West C-Train Animation - A-MAZING!

For those I have not bombarded with this link--it is truly amazing piece of technology and art. Real  photos, pictures and video combined with animation/computer technology of what the new system will look like brings it to LIFE. Check out the link for the animation, as well as other fun features like time sequence videos, traffic cameras, etc. http://www.westlrt.ca/contentabout/route_animation.cfm

posted in General at Fri, 18 Feb 2011 13:55:13 -0700



Friday, February 18, 2011 - Mortgage Rule Changes Deadline: MARCH 18, 2011

Yes--the rules they are a-changing! March 18th to be exact. If you are buying your first home and are tight to qualify, what are you waiting for? Call me, I can assist with the qualifying process and get you into a home ASAP. http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Mortgage+change+clock+ticking/4310129/story.html

posted in General at Fri, 18 Feb 2011 12:10:24 -0700



Friday, February 18, 2011 - House Prices Rise in 2011

It's spring market everyone! Are we ever going to be 'normal' again??? http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/real-estate/Calgary+region+house+sales+prices+rise+2011+CMHC/4301160/story.html

posted in General at Fri, 18 Feb 2011 12:05:53 -0700



Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - Tax Assistance for Low income Seniors??

Did you know that 'sometimes' there is a property tax assistance form for low-income seniors? Not every year and only if the provincial budget allows for it, but it looks like 2011 may be one of those years. We have to wait until May 2011 when tax notices are sent out, but watch for it--and call 311 for more information. Many seniors are paper rich and income poor and this program is an option for those in our community.    

posted in General at Tue, 08 Feb 2011 10:11:19 -0700



Saturday, January 22, 2011 - CREB Forecast Breakfast & Trade Show: PREDICTIONS?!

What is the 2011 Forecast?? Here is a short rundown on what CREB is predicting for 2011: 4.1% increase in Single Family Home Average Prices 1.8% increase in Condo Average Prices I beleive we will have an increase of 2-3% in overall prices--mainly in the spring--flat for the remainder of the year. The sales numbers forecasting was very agressive: an increase in sales in all sections has been forecasted: Single Family Sales up 19.9% Condo Sales Numbers up 15.8% Town Sales up 13.5% With an ...

posted in General at Sat, 22 Jan 2011 22:26:29 -0700



Saturday, January 22, 2011 - Open Houses -Do They Sell Houses??

Open Houses - Some realtors swear by them and others say its a complete waste of time. Who is right?? I beleive the truth is somewhere in between. Some communities, like my new listing in McKenzie Lake are busy and vibrant young communities with alot of activity. Other communities, perhaps some highrises, or like my own community--there is no place to walk to, so we are a complete driving community, have less overall activity that make the open house more challenging. We always hear that one ... Full Article...

posted in Listings at Sat, 22 Jan 2011 21:47:52 -0700



Thursday, January 13, 2011 - McKenzie Lake -NEW Listing

Some days you get good listings, some days you get grrreat listings. This is an awesome home, close to the lake, schools, even the pub on the corner. All are far enough away so as to not be bothered by hoards of kids or tons of parking--you get to enjoy all the benefits of the location without the crowds or parking issues!! Can you imagine living with a lake blocks away? It does not feel like you are living in our prairie city of Calgary. Not only can you challenge yourself for that triathlon ... Full Article...

posted in Listings at Thu, 13 Jan 2011 15:36:58 -0700



Friday, July 30, 2010 - OPEN HOUSE BRAESIDE

Cheapest Renovated bunglaow in Braeside--Come out & see for yourself!   We have received an offer--we arestill searching.......see you Sat!!

posted in General at Fri, 30 Jul 2010 14:15:36 -0600



Friday, July 23, 2010 - Prices & Population

So far this year, average prices are up over 7%, median over 5.25%. Its a good year!! Our population is up only 0.57% - - does that mean our taxes should remain the same? hahahaha!!!!!

posted in General at Fri, 23 Jul 2010 22:22:03 -0600



Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - Where are we Now?? July 21 2010 Update

Listings are gradually coming down, now at 8387 today--we were at over 9200 just a couple of weeks ago. Listings are going the 'right' way, which should translate into stabilizing prices, creating that elusive BALANCED MARKET. Right now it is a buyers market--loads of selection and negotiating power is with buers, though Sellers are hanging tight to their asking prices and I have not seen a huge drop in prices.The 'Actual' Numbers say the following, Using the Average Selling Price for Single ... Full Article...

posted in Listings at Wed, 21 Jul 2010 10:49:48 -0600



Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - Hillhurst 1 Bd Condo for Rent

http://www.rentfaster.ca//listingview.php?listingID=13931

posted in General at Wed, 07 Jul 2010 15:31:45 -0600



Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - Braeside Listing Virtual Tour

www.http//:rtvpix.com/RE-0957-NDOQFG-01

posted in General at Wed, 07 Jul 2010 15:28:48 -0600



Friday, July 2, 2010 - NEW Lisitng Braeside

Check out my Virtual Tour! http://rtvpix.com/RE-0957-NDOQFG-01

posted in General at Fri, 02 Jul 2010 17:08:31 -0600



Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - HUGE GARAGE SALE

One Day Only Garage Sale Elboya - 4526 4 A St SW  - Saturday June 19, 2010 9am til 4pm Everything must go. About 50 years of living here for sale, house will be getting demolished, so everything must go. Furniture, art, trinkets, treasures!

posted in General at Wed, 16 Jun 2010 11:10:06 -0600



Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - Buyer's Market?

Current Absorption Rates: City Residential: 4.1 Months-4 months for single family-4.4 months for condo's....hmmm...this is leaning slightly in the buyers favor!! May 19, 2010 STATS:8267 Active Listings (5604 SF, 2663 Condo)2024 Sold Last 30 Days (1418 SF, 606 Condo)

posted in General at Wed, 19 May 2010 17:14:41 -0600



Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - Secondary Suites Info -- How to & Code Requirements

Wondering how the City views your secondary suite? Check out the details and decide for yourself. Guidelines to creating a legal secondary suite. Do you report an exisitng suite? Read on... http://www.calgary.ca/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_0_104_0_0_35/http%3B/content.calgary.ca/CCA/City+Hall/Business+Units/Development+and+Building+Approvals+and+Land+Use+Planning+and+Policy/Home+Building+and+Renovations/I+Want+to+Build/Basement+Suite/Secondary+Suites.htm

posted in General at Wed, 05 May 2010 11:00:12 -0600



Monday, April 26, 2010 - Interest Rates

Expect antoehr hike tomorrow, according to our TD rep's today. These hike are expected sevrral more times.   GET PRE-APPROVED NOW--hold the rate in case you find the right property!

posted in Make you Think NEWS at Mon, 26 Apr 2010 23:11:03 -0600



Sunday, April 18, 2010 - Sunshine Coast Property for Sale!

http://www.realtor.ca/PropertyDetails.aspx?PropertyID=9314518

posted in Listings at Sun, 18 Apr 2010 22:38:56 -0600



Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - MID APRIL Mortgage Change DEADLINE--GET Pre-Approved TODAY!!

Hi Karen, I hope you are having a great day. As per our discussion, here is the big changes that are coming for the mortgage insurers (CMHC and Genworth): 1. Rental properties. First and foremost, these will now require a 20% down-payment. Also, how rental income is used for income qualification has changed. Whereas before many lenders would allow 80% of rental income to be used for income qualification, that number will drop to 50%.2. Self-employed/stated income. For both Genworth and CMHC, ... Full Article...

posted in General at Tue, 30 Mar 2010 23:37:27 -0600



Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - Mortgage Changes are A Comin' !!

MORTGAGE INSURANCE RULES ANNOUNCEMENT Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty announced prudent changes to mortgage insurance rules intended to come into force on April 19, 2010. CAAMP was actively engaged in the discussions around these changes which are as follows:1. All borrowers must meet the standards for a five-year fixed rate mortgage even if they choose a mortgage with a lower interest rate and shorter term;2. The maximum amount one can withdraw in refinancing their mortgage will be ...

posted in General at Tue, 30 Mar 2010 23:31:42 -0600



Sunday, March 14, 2010 - Linked In Anyoe?

http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/karen-jardine/1b/545/234

posted in General at Sun, 14 Mar 2010 23:18:11 -0600



Thursday, March 4, 2010 - Statistics

Love Statistics? Do you want to know what's happening in Calgary & across Canada? Check out CREA's statistics across our country. (CREA = Canadian Real Estate Association) http://www.crea.ca/public/news_stats/statistics.htm#

posted in General at Thu, 04 Mar 2010 20:53:20 -0700



Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - Property on Pender Island--BC

I have a client with property listed on Pender Island, BC. Its priced way below assessed value. Check it out!CLICK HERE:http://www.realtor.ca/PropertyDetails.aspx?PropertyID=9135406

posted in Listings at Wed, 03 Mar 2010 18:14:59 -0700



Monday, March 1, 2010 - The Informed Buyer/Seller

For your monthly online e-newsletter, please CLICK HERE:http://morrisontheweb.com/InformedHomeBuyer/Informed%20Home%20Buyer%20Mar%2010.pdf  

posted in General at Mon, 01 Mar 2010 23:24:55 -0700



Thursday, February 18, 2010 - CIR Market Watch

August 14-09Are you a numbers client? GET IT: My CIR Market Watch has the details--if not, there is a graph for those visual people out there, too. Want to receive it? Just drop me a line at karenjardine@shaw.ca and I will add you to the e-list to receive those monthly numbers.Summary for July 2009: average prices fell in July, though our market is surprisingly strong in sales for this time of year.August already has strong sales: 788 sales vs. 680 in the same time period last year (that?s 16% ... Full Article...

posted in General at Thu, 18 Feb 2010 22:38:02 -0700



Thursday, February 18, 2010 - Vancouver Olympics 2010

www.vancouver2010.com

posted in General at Thu, 18 Feb 2010 22:35:27 -0700



Monday, February 8, 2010 - The Informed Buyer/Seller Newsletter

http://morrisontheweb.com/InformedHomeBuyer/Informed%20Home%20Buyer%20Feb%2010.pdf

posted in General at Mon, 08 Feb 2010 22:14:35 -0700



Monday, February 8, 2010 - Over $1300 for Condo Docs???????????????

YES. The next time you receive correspondence from the Condo Board about anything: KEEP IT. Throw it in a binder, though if not that--keep it in a plastic bag, a box, a folder. Just DON'T THROW IT AWAY. If you are buying a condo...Please....SAVE ALL YOUR DOCUMENTS!! I have a current document list request form from a local Calgary management company. They will charge you incredible amounts to PHOTOCOPY what is already yours. A complete set of condo documents can be DOUBLE your legal fees. This ... Full Article...

posted in General at Mon, 08 Feb 2010 21:54:16 -0700



Sunday, January 31, 2010 - Virtual Tour of Thorncliffe Townhouse--Afforable AND Renovated (=Move-In Ready)


posted in Listings at Sun, 31 Jan 2010 20:49:41 -0700



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