Dan Welyk Calgary Realtor® Since 1999

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There can be a multitude of reasons your home has not sold or it didn't sell during the contract time.

 

It's not as easy as simply blaming price.  Though price can be a factor, it's not always the case as to why a home didn't clear the market in a timely manner.

 

Over the years as a Realtor, I have heard numerous comments...

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As an avid user of The Weaselhead at the west end of the Glenmore Reservoir, I have been on the hunt for solid concept designs for what is going to come with the SW portion of the Stoney Trail Ring Road.

 

Depending on which website you land on, you may find different concepts, however I found this one that looks like it may be the most reliable coming from Alberta Transportation.

 

SW Calgary Ring Road Concept Stoney Trail

(Stoney...

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Taking Possession of your Calgary home or condo is both a stressful and exciting day for the Buyer’s. Your home is their NEW home and it is both courteous and required that a Seller ensure that they have met all the requirements of the sale and subsequent hand-over of the property PRIOR to the date of possession. The new home buyer may have time constraints imposed by their move. It is imperative...

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Firstly, thank you Andrew for sharing the article on your website and asking your thoughts on the topic.

 

I do agree with the article from Rob Carrick on the short term option that renting could be less of a financial strain than owning a property.  But, his model is flawed.

 

FindNewDigs.com Rent vs Buy

 

The challenge with this article and what Rob put forward is ‘short term’. ...

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For the month of August 2013 We have seen strong sales growth in Calgary's Real Estate market. The seller market condition is pushing up prices in specific areas. 

 

Residential Sales Volume

Calgary's residential real estate sales totaled 2196 units which represents a 27.53% increase compared to august 2012 and up 8.65% year to date basis.

 

“The sales have been limited...

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This past July my wife and I decided to go on a little vacation to San Francisco.  I never really had much desire to visit this city not knowing much about it aside from the hippie movement and the 1906 earthquake and fires.

 
After touring around and learning a great deal of this city's history, I gained a huge respect for what it has to offer.
 
I took over 1000 pictures (not kidding)...
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For the month of July 2013 We have seen strong sales growth in Calgary's Real Estate market.  

 

Residential Sales Volume

Calgary's residential real estate sales totaled 2268 units which represents a 17% increase from the same period in 2012 and up 6% so far this year.

 

According to CREB's chief economist Anne-Marie Lurie, the June 20th flood that devastated Calgary and surrounding areas...

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April 2013 was another solid month in Calgary's Real Estate market.  The market has slowed slightly from back in February when there was a lot of talk of our 'insane real estate market' in the media.  

We are up just over 5% from the same period in 2012, and with the number of sales being almost the same we can sit comfortably knowing we are not heading down the same path as 2006/07....

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Breaking my addiction to food has been more difficult than quitting smoking.

I quit smoking 15 years ago this month. After trying to quit many times, it was not until after reading an article about heart disease and realizing I probably will not survive to see my newborn son graduate high school unless I quit. That mentally pushed me over the edge. I quit and never smoked another cigarette.

Smoker's...

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A recent discussion took place between Realtors and Lawyers regarding home surveillance systems such as web cams and/or nanny cams in homes for sale. 

 

Topics discussed were breaching privacy of prospective buyer’s while they discussed confidential information about pricing or motivation and the legality of a home seller being able to do this.

 

Nanny Cam

*Nanny and Web Cams in Homes for...

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