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Calgary Neighborhoods and the Best Rocky Mountain Views

Sun, 10 Jul by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Calgary Neighborhoods and the Best Rocky Mountain Views
f1a87ec6-29d4-4b5a-b5d5-950116af7072Have you ever wondered which neighborhoods in Calgary have the best Rocky Mountain views?  And, how much additional that view may cost you?

Why is having the Rocky Mountain View important?  Having a spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains out your window not only increases the value of your property, it can bring a feeling of peace, serve as a reminder of the great outdoors and also be very pleasing to the eye.

Will the view in each neighborhood be made equal?  No.  Calgary being part of the rolling foothills has many communities built on hillsides giving the opportunity for some homes within a community to have impressive mountain views, while offering other residents perched lower on a hill to have walking pathways to view the mountains if they venture out for a stroll.  Neighborhoods on the north sides of Calgary such as Tuscany, Rocky Ridge, Royal Oak, Arbour Lake, Edgemont, Hawkwood, Scenic Acres and Silver Springs will all have a certain amount of homes with splendid views.   Neighborhoods along the west side of Calgary such as Valley Ridge, Cougar Ridge, West Springs, Aspen Woods and SpringBank Hill will also have many homes offering sprawling Rocky Mountain views.

Houses in these luxury neighborhoods in and around Calgary are almost all guaranteed a panoramic Rocky Mountain view:  Watermark, Bearspaw, SpringBank, and Elbow Valley – as these executive type homes are usually designed with the Rocky Mountain view in mind.

In downtown Calgary, you have a great chance of finding a Rocky Mountain view if you are on the west side of a condo building and at least 20 floors up.

Certain neighborhoods in Calgary are known for having a double whammy – Rocky Mountain views as well as a Calgary Downtown city skyline. Just north of the downtown core, and centrally located you’ll find: Crescent Heights, Briar Hills, St. Andrew Heights and Rosedale with houses perched on the ridge and containing homes with gorgeous Calgary city skyline views with the Rocky Mountains behind it almost covering the entire horizon, a photographers dream.  More unique is Edgemont, in NW Calgary, where the Rocky Mountain sights are off to the right while the City Skyline view is to the left.

Also, for a sweeping, uninterrupted Rocky Mountain View you can expect the price tag of a house to go up from 100K$ – 200K$ to a comparable house with no mountain view.  This number can vary greatly depending on community.  Contact your Realtor for more price specific information!

Living in Calgary and don’t have a Rocky Mountain view at home?  Try going for a stroll or bike ride along the Glenmore Reservoir, or drive out to walk through Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, in these areas and you are sure to have a beautiful back drop of spectacular, rolling mountain peaks!

 

284 Hawkwood Dr Nw, Calgary For Sale

Wed, 13 Jan by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)
Family Homes For Sale with Finished Walk Out.

Hawkwood Family Homes For Sale with Finished Walk Out, in NW Calgary.

Hawkwood Real Estate, Matt Antrum & Geoff Antrum – CIR Realty  Call at Cell 403 608 5684 for details.

This home has sold. Contact us for the sold price. Welcome to this standout 2 Storey, well maintained home with finished WALKOUT, offering 4 bedrooms, vaulted knockdown ceilings, high efficient furnace, newer roof, central air and new intercom system throughout. Main floor boasts open concept living room w/ traditional fireplace, formal dining with bay window, main floor home office, and main floor laundry. Upstairs you will find 3 good sized bedrooms including a private master bedroom w/ walk-in closet, and 5pc ensuite. Walkout basement has been developed with Rec room, 4th bedroom, full bathroom, and gas fireplace. A bright spacious layout, this home is perfect for the growing family to surround yourself with all the amenities a community needs. Only a short walk to Schools, playgrounds & bus stops. Easy access to the Crowfoot Shopping Center, LRT & the University of Calgary. Don’t miss your opportunity to own this beautiful home at a great value in the established community of Hawkwood.

Wanted: Full Time REALTOR® to Join Our Team

Wed, 26 Mar by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)
Wanted: Full Time REALTOR® to Join Our Team
Are you looking for Buyer/Seller leads? We are looking for a Licensed REALTOR® (less than 5 years) to join our team of three REALTORS®. We need a  REALTOR® that is full time in residential real estate. Must be motivated and have the ability to close 3 or more deals per month, and work all over Calgary and area. 2014 could be your year to expand and improve your business. Ideally we are looking for a  based in south Calgary.
Check us out at http://www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca  and http://www.AntrumRealEstate.com
Please contact Geoff Antrum, REALTOR® at CIR REALTY.
403 608 5682
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Calgary Home Buyers: Conditions have been removed what is next?

Sat, 11 Jan by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Conditions Have Been Removed! Congratulations. What is Next for Buyer?

Once Conditions have been removed the purchase is a firm sale and the property is sold.

Please make sure you stay in contact with the three most important professionals to assist you through your next phase to Possession day:

REALTOR®: will ensure the document conveyancing is done and the two lawyers involved are informed. Your REALTOR®  will complete the Walk Through, usually day before the Possession day with the Buyer to ensure the property is in a similar condition as the Showing Day.  REALTOR® will also hand over the keys to the Buyer on Possession Day. Your REALTOR®  will ensure a smooth purchase and ensure any details with lawyers, mortgage agent, and seller are completed.

Lawyer: will complete necessary documents for Land Title transfer, Title Insurance if required, RPR compliance, mortgage document signing, etc. The Buyers will meet your lawyer to sign all documents the week before possession.

Mortgage Agent: will assist you with the mortgage documents and ensure you have house insurance in place. Payment schedule will be set up with frequency of payments, etc. Life insurance will usually be discussed. The Buyer usually has the option to choose their life insurance company.

Other activities to be completed by Buyer are:

House Insurance: this is mandatory especially if you have a mortgage. Shop around for best rates. It’s often a good idea to check out the Insurance Broker/Company where you have car insurance. They may give you discount for house insurance if you have car insurance at same place.

Moving Contractor: make sure you plan ahead and book a Contractor.
Important: don’t book Contractor for the Possession day in the morning. You don’t get the keys until approx. 1 pm.

Life Insurance: is not mandatory but needs thinking about if you have a family to support. Can be purchased through Mortgage Lender you have chosen, or you can go to an independent life insurance Broker.

Utility companies need to be notified that you are moving in on possession day.
Such as gas, electricity, water, telephone, internet. Don’t forget to cancel your utilities at your present residence.

Property Taxes: speak to City of Calgary (if you are in the city) or municipality and set up
your tax payments. Can be done on a monthly basis with TIPP program in Calgary.

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Just Sold A Family Home in Sherwood NW Calgary

Mon, 16 Dec by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Just sold 402 Sherwood Place in NW Calgary. Great family home built in 2010 and well priced for the
Calgary Market. Sherwood is a newer community just north of Beacon Hill and has some new homes for sale as well.
Its very close to Stoney Trail and Sarcee Trail.

Are you looking to buy a family homes in Sherwood or NW Calgary please call Geoff Antrum, 403 608 5682 or Matt Antrum
at 403 608 5684. Buyers can also check out homes for sale at www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca.

Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum are REALTORS®  at CIR Realty.

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Citadel Townhouse For Sale : 158 Citadel Meadow Gardens for $329,900

Sat, 14 Dec by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Great Townhouse located in Citadel in NW Calgary, with approx. 1,500 sq. feet of finished living space. It includes 3 Bedrooms, large Master bedroom, finished basement, new high end laminate on main floor, new carpet in finished basement. Freshly painted home & ready to move in. Walking distance to schools (Public & Catholic in Citadel), parks, trails, and bus stop. Close To Major Shops and all amenities, including Walmart, Canadian Superstore, Crowfoot Shopping Center, Royal Oak Mall, Library, YMCA, Crowfoot C Train. Call Geoff Antrum today for a viewing at 403 608 5682. Price: 4329,900.

Link to Property Photos and Description: http://www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca/listing/calgary/c3589045-158-citadel-Meadow Gardenmeadow-gd-nw

 

How To Negotiate a Successful Offer – Calgary Buyers and Sellers Need Balance!

Thu, 12 Dec by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

How To Negotiate a Successful Offer – Calgary Buyers & Sellers Need Balance!

  • Seller & Buyer need to be motivated and willing to negotiate an Offer that is fair to both parties.
    If a balance is reached the Buyer and Seller are more likely be successful.
  • Seller & Buyer must be aware of Calgary Housing Market. Is it a Buyer’s market?
    Is it a Seller’s market? Or is it a balanced market? Talk to your REALTOR®.
  • Both parties need to know what comparable homes are selling for in community.
    And how does the property being negotiated “fit in” to the local community sold data?
  • If one party feels as though the other party is not acting in good faith and is not
    negotiating in an equitable manner no successful Offer will be agreed.
  • Buyers & Sellers need to be objective and put themselves in the other person’s position before they act.
    For agreement both parties have to be prepared to compromise.
  • Finally, listen to your REALTORS® recommendations, who will give you guidance on
    the negotiations and lead you to a successful accepted Offer. Please check out our website at  www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca
    REALTOR® Matt Antrum at CIR REALTY 403 608 5684
    REALTOR®: Geoff Antrum at CIR REALTY 403 608 5682

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Buying a Home with CIR REALTY in Calgary in 2013 and 2014

Tue, 10 Dec by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Calgary 2013 Housing Market. What Buyers need to Know?
Homes & Condos under $500,000 are selling faster than past few years. Its a Sellers market. So good quality homes that are priced right will not be on the market for very long. A matter of days in a few key areas of Calgary. There can be multiple Offers and homes can sell at List price. Buyers who keep waiting for a home to drop in price can be disappointed since it could easily sell if its close to market value. This is where Buyers need a REALTOR®  to guide them on price and market value. Buyers can get caught up in the hype and over pay. So speak to your REALTOR® about market value for community you are buying in. Ask your REALTOR® what is the Average Drop Price for community you are planning to buy in.

What do we anticipate for the 2014 Calgary Real Estate Market?  The following extract from a BMO News Article sums up the forecast for Calgary in 2014……

” Calgary has reclaimed its title as the strongest major housing market in the country after correcting several years ago, says a new report released by BMO Economics. The report, Canadian Housing Update: Tale of Four Cities, examined the state of the housing markets in Canada’s four largest cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montreal. Sal Guatieri, senior economist with BMO Capital Markets, said listings are lean in the city, giving sellers the upper hand right now on prices.“Three main factors. Strong economy. Strong population growth. And good affordability. Those are all driving Calgary’s housing market now and likely in the future,” said Guatieri.

“We don’t see bad things happening to Calgary’s economy any time soon, barring a big drop in oil prices for example. And we think Alberta for one will definitely lead economic growth perhaps for the next couple of years riding the energy boom. As a result, Canadians from across the country will likely continue to migrate to Alberta and Calgary looking for work. That can always support the housing market.”

Calgary is an exciting city to live in. Geoff Antrum and Matt Antrum are here to assist Buyers and Sellers make real estate investment choices that are based on the clients
best interests. Please call us and check out our website at  www.SearchCalgaryHomes.ca

CIR REALTY is Alberta’s largest independent real estate brokerage that offers residential, commercial and investment real estate services. Geoff Antrum (403 608 5682) & Matt Antrum (403 608 5684) are REALTORS® at CIR REALTY and we specialize in residential sale in Calgary and area.

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How Do First Time Buyers Break into Calgary Real Estate Market?

Tue, 09 Jul by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

What Do First time Buyers need to know to break into Calgary Housing Market in 2013?

Homes & Condos under $450,000 are selling faster than past few years. Its a Sellers market. So good quality homes that are priced right will not be on the market for very long. A matter of days in a few key areas of Calgary. There can be multiple Offers and homes can sell at List price.

Buyers who keep waiting for a home to drop in price can be disappointed since it could easily sell if it is close to market value. This is where Buyers need a REALTOR® to guide them on price and market value.

Buyers can get caught up in the hype and over pay.  Speak to your REALTOR® about market value for the community you are buying in. Ask your REALTOR®  “What is the Average Drop Price for community you are planning to buy in”?

Buyers who procrastinate and are indecisive will miss out!
  If you see a home or condo that stands out from the crowd and looks like great value, don’t wait. The 2013 market is fast and many buyers will be looking at the same property, for the same reasons. A REALTOR® can help Buyers make an informed decision in a fast market that is in the interest of the Buyer.

Before You Make an Offer: Ask your REALTOR® is this home at market value?

Please check out First Time Buyers Check List for 2013.

The Calgary Flood of 2013 has made the rental market very tight and this is impacting the market for Starter homes in Calgary.

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Coventry Hills Real Estate – Where is Coventry Hills in Calgary?

Thu, 30 May by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Many buyers say they want to view homes for sale in Coventry Hills, but they are not sure where it is? Is it in NE Calgary or NW Calgary?
Coventry Hills as far as the CREB City of Calgary Map goes, shows Coventry Hills in the NW Calgary zone, known as Zone A.
However from a postal point of view this community is in NE Calgary, since it is east of Center Street.
REALTORS®show Coventry Hills as though it in NW Calgary, since its proximity to the other north west communities is very close.
Geographically it is also west of Deer Foot Trail which puts it in Zone A  “NW Area”.

Coventry Hills boarders with the communities of Country Hills Village (NE Calgary), Panorama Hills (NW Calgary) and Harvest Hills (NE Calgary).
If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in Coventry Hills please call Matt Antrum, REALTOR® at CIR REALTY, 403 608 5684 or Geoff Antrum, REALTOR®, at CIR REALTY, 403 608 5682.

 Please check out this link for homes for sale in Coventry Hills in Calgary.

Or if you are looking for Calgary Real Estate in other communities please check out this link.

Planning to Sell Your Home in Coventry Hills? Please check this link out.

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