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Jarome Iginla Lists His Luxury Calgary Home at 628 Britannia Drive, in Elboya Calgary

Tue, 23 Apr by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Jarome Iginla Lists His Luxury Calgary Home at 628 Britannia Drive, in Elboya Calgary

So will Jarome sign with the Flames next season? Probably not since his Luxury Custom Built Home is on the market this week and you can buy this Calgary Real Estate for $3,995,000.
This Luxury Calgary Home has 5 bedrooms with on-suites, great views of Calgary sky line. The lot is 1031 square meters and house is 4,883 square feet in size. This home is in the inner city of Calgary in Elboya. Elboya offers a bi-lingual Elementary and Junior High school. Elbow river is to the north and Elboya is close to Calgary Scotia Bank Saddledome and Calgary Stampede Grounds.

Description of Jerome Iginla’s Luxury Home: http://www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca/listing/calgary/elboya/c3564210-628-britannia-dr-sw

Please call Matt Antrum or Geoff Antrum at CIR REALTY to view this home or any home for sale in Calgary at www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca

 

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Selling Your Calgary Home with CIR REALTY

Sat, 20 Apr by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Selling Your Calgary Home with CIR REALTY.
Why would you choose CIR Realty to Sell Your  Calgary Home?

CIR Realty attracts Calgary Home Sellers due to six key marketing reasons:

1)  Highly trained staff and REALTORS® provide professional service that is recognized in the industry.
2)  CIR REALTY is the Top Office (Brokerage) in Calgary in terms of sales.
3)  CIR REALTY has an online Internet presence that is significant in the Calgary area
4)  CIR REALTY has TV and radio adverts that attract Calgary Buyers
5)  International Marketing is a major part of  CIR REALTY’s business
6)   CIR REALTY provides full coverage of Calgary, town’s and rural areas surrounding Calgary.

Please check out our website at  www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca  if you are thinking of selling your Calgary home.
We can customize our services to meet all Sellers needs in the residential market. Ask for a free home evaluation.

Geoff Antrum (REALTOR®) and Matt Antrum REALTOR®) work with CIR REALTY to provide our clients with the service they want and need to sell their Calgary Home.
We are a Father and Son Team that provides an experience that is professional and geared towards the clients needs & interests.

Email: gantrum@cirrealty.ca  mantrum@cirrealty.ca

Geoff Antrum: Cell 403 608 5682  Matt Antrum: Cell 403 608 5684

 

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Selling your Calgary Home: Online Marketing Works “GOOGLE, MLS®, Realtor Sites”

Mon, 15 Apr by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Selling your Calgary Home: Online Marketing Works “GOOGLE, MLS® & REALTOR® Sites”

1) Google: is by far the most important Search Engine for marketing your home. Adwords and Organic marketing both work on Google.

2)  MLS® (Multiple Listing Service) is a “must have” for selling your home (www.REALTOR®.ca) in Calgary. The service allows many Buyers and REALTORS®  to view online your home and make an appointment to view.

3) REALTOR® Websites that are using Google to advertise your home is also very important.

Matt Antrum and Geoff Antrum  REALTOR® Services use Google,   MLS® and www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca to sell your home with CIR REALTY.

Please check out our website, www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca  if you are planning to sell or buy a home in the next few months. Call us at 403 608 5684 (Matt Antrum) or 403 608 5682 (Geoff Antrum).

2014 is going to be an exciting year for real estate in Calgary. We are planning to release a new real estate website in 2014.
So please stay tuned for our updates and Blogs.

 

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Calgary Realtors Check Us Out & Join Our Team

Fri, 08 Feb by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Attention Calgary  REALTORS®: Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum are looking for a  REALTOR® to join our Team.
We have a growing Real Estate business that can provide a  REALTOR® with a career that will help them develop into a  Real Estate Professional.
We can provide support, marketing and consistent leads.
Please contact us. We would be pleased to show you what we can do for you. 403 608 5682 or email.

 

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Just Sold Another Home in Christie Park!

Sun, 21 Oct by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Matt and Geoff Antrum with CIR Realty just sold 73 Christie Park View, an absolute stunning home in Christie Park Estates.  Only a quick 10 min drive to downtown or hop right on the LRT Train which is right outside your doorstep.  This community offer’s great location with a more mature apeal as it was developed in the early 90’s.  This is a hillside community which offers breath taking city views.  Christie Park is a one of a kind family community with a great catchment for schools.  Visit more homes for sale in Christie Park Estate : http://www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca/community-profiles/calgary/christie%20park%20estate

 

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Just Sold Family Home in Hawkwood NW Calgary

Fri, 28 Sep by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Just Sold Family Home in Hawkwood NW Calgary.    Matt Antrum & Geoff Antrum with CIR REALTY NW Office  have just sold another home in Hawkwood at 79 Hawkstone Drive. It has been a good year for Hawkwood Real Estate, there have been more sales than last year. Hawkwood is a popular family community that attracts families with children due to good schools. Don’t forget there is a new Senior High School that opens in 2013 called Robert Thirsk Senior High School on Nose Hill Drive. If you are looking to Buy a home in Hawkwood or sell a home in Hawkwood, please call us at 403 608 5682 or try our website at www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca  We have agreat selection of Hawkwood Homes for sale that meet range from $250,000 to $1,000,000.

 

 

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Calgary and Edmonton are forecast to be the fastest growing economies in Canada

Wed, 19 Sep by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Calgary and Edmonton are forecast to be the fastest growing  economies in Canada over the next four years, according to the Conference Board  of Canada’s Metropolitan Outlook-Autumn 2012 released Tuesday.

“Energy-related investment in Alberta is expected to stay vibrant throughout  the next four years. For instance, about $29-billion worth of energy-related  projects are now underway in the province, and nearly $86-billion worth of  projects are proposed for the future,” said Mario Lefebvre, Director, Centre for  Municipal Studies, for the board.

“All this investment will continue to be a boon to Calgary’s economy, which  remains the services hub of the province’s energy sector.”

The board is forecasting Calgary to have the best economic growth in the  country over 2013-2016 at an average of 3.7 per cent followed by Edmonton’s  average annual real GDP growth at 3.5 per cent during the forecast period.

For this year, the board is predicting Edmonton will lead the country with  4.6 per cent growth followed by Calgary at 3.8 per cent.

“Without a doubt, I expect that Alberta is going to be the envy of the  country moving forward into closing out 2012 and into 2013,” said Ben Brunnen,  chief economist with the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. “While the growth will be  the strongest in the country, particularly for our cities, that doesn’t  necessarily mean that we’re in great economic times.

Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Calgary+Edmonton+lead+Canadian+economic+growth/7258932/story.html#ixzz26xPrUM16

Thinking of Selling Your Calgary Home ?

Sun, 27 May by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Are you planning to sell your Calgary home in 2014? Calgary Real Estates sales are increasing over last year.

Please look over our website www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca for useful information on selling your Calgary home.

We have Listing Services for all Calgary Sellers: Budget, Premium or Elite.

Your home will be advertised on at least 5 websites including www.Realtor.ca

Just call Geoff Antrum at 403 608 5682 or Matt Antrum 403 608 5684 for Free Home Evaluation.

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Four Signs Your Home is Overpriced

Tue, 20 Sep by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Four Signs Your Home is Overpriced

1. No one is stopping by for a look.
Your house has been on the market for a month or two, and showings have been scarce to none. Wait a second, do you hear that? Ah yes, it’s the sound of warning bells ringing. If buyers are not even taking the time to look at your house, it’s pretty sure sign that the price is too high.

Of course, you may argue that this doesn’t necessarily mean that there’s no interest in your home. While you’ve had no actual showings, that brochure box by your “For Sale” sign is empty and your online listing has received hundreds of hits. If that’s the case, this only proves that there is interest in your home, but something is keeping buyers from scheduling a showing. What’s holding them back? You got it -your absurdly high asking price.

2. You’ve had plenty of showings but no offers.
So, your home has attracted a handful of showings since it’s been on the market, but you still haven’t gotten an offer. Of course, the Pepto-Bismol pink shower in the master bathroom or the turquoise blue carpet in the living room could be to blame.

Poor design and color choices can certainly scare away potential buyers. But if your home is tastefully decorated and updated, it’s more likely that your price needs to come down. Some experts say if you’ve had 10 showings without an offer, your home is probably overpriced.

3. Buyers shower your home in criticism.
You’ve had plenty of showings, but your REALTOR® has noticed that prospective buyers make the same negative comments about your home time and again. For example, they may continually complain that your house is plagued with a pungent odor reminiscent of wet dog and rotten tomatoes. Or perhaps they all point out that the 1970s-themed kitchen, complete with pea green appliances, is a little outdated.

Be sure to ask your REALTOR® to notify you of any negative feedback from buyers. While some of the comments may be difficult to hear, a little constructive criticism may help you sell your home in the long run. Remember, there’s no room for hurt feelings in home-selling.

It may turn out that other homes in your neighborhood have remodeled, modern kitchens and a more inviting smell. If this is the case, you’ll either need to freshen up your home, give your kitchen a makeover or (you guessed it) cut your asking price. After all, if the price is right, prospective home buyers may decide they can live with a pea-green dishwasher – or buy a new one.

4. You have the highest priced home on the block
Let’s say comparable homes in your area are priced much lower than yours. Houston, we have a problem. If your house is the most expensive three-bedroom, two-bath, 10-year old home in your postal code, it’s probably going to be the last one to sell.

Ask your REALTOR®  for regular updates on home prices in your area. He or she can show you the closing price on homes similar in size and age to yours and notify you when comparable homes drop their prices. This will help you decide if it’s time for you to drop you price, as well.
So, after picking up on some of these warning signs, you finally give in and drop your price. But you still haven’t received an offer. What’s the deal? You probably haven’t cut your price enough.
REALTORS®say if you’re going to lower your price, don’t do it in small increments. After all, there’s really no difference between $425,000 and $424,900. Buyers won’t fall for that. If you’re going to slash your price, you’ll have to lower it by at least $10,000 for buyers to take notice.

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Check List For Calgary Buyers

Fri, 16 Sep by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Check List For Calgary Buyers

1. Mortgage pre-approval is required to make an Offer on a Home.
REALTOR® will need bank agent name & contact tel. # to confirm.

2. Deposit cheque is required at time of Offer, usually $5,000 to $10,000.
Deposit is returned to the Buyer if Buyers Conditions are not met.

3. Minimum Down payment is usually 5% or more, unless the Buyer is using Zero down mortgage.
Down payment is required before Possession day.  The deposit usually goes towards the down payment.

4. Purchase Price of Home is negotiable. Seller & Buyer need to be motivated and willing to negotiate a deal that is fair to both parties.
What are comparable homes selling for in community? What is Calgary housing market doing?
Ask your REALTOR®  “What is the average drop for List to Sold price in area you plan to buy in?”

5. Offer has to be prepared in writing by the Buyers REALTOR®.

6. Does the Buyer have to terminate their rental agreement?

7. Home Inspection is highly recommended. Buyer pays for inspection.

8. Buyers Conditions are recommended in the Offer to protect the Buyer:
• Finance Condition for mortgage approval
• Home Inspection Condition
• Condo Review Condition (only if buying condo)
• 5 to 10 days is usually allowed for Buyers to meet conditions.

9. Photo ID is required for all the Buyers, e.g. Drivers License or Passport.

10. Look on www.SearchCalgaryHomes.ca for Calgary Homes For sale.

Example: Home Purchase Price is $300,000
Deposit: $5,000 required at time of Offer (goes towards the down payment)
Down Payment: $5,000 plus $10,000 Total: $15,000 (5% of purchase price)
Note the deposit is negotiable and may vary.

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