Geoff Antrum &    Matt Antrum Welcome to Search Calgary Homes

What is My Calgary Home Worth?

Tue, 30 Jan by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Planning to Sell Your Calgary Home?

What are the Top Two Question Sellers want to know before Selling their home?

1) What is My House or Condo Worth right now? We can give you the market valuation for your home.
Let you know the locak market conditions and how we can market your home.

2) What do I have to do to get my home ready to sell? We have the answer and will list key features of your home that will maximise the dollar value of your home. Its not always about major renovations, but can be more about presentation and staging.

Discount & Savings: We can keep the costs under control for Sellers. Here are two ways to save: Buy Your Next Home with Us & Receive Discount to Sell Your Present Home! Savings: If we list your home and bring a buyer we can save you money. We can explain at the Home Evaluation.

Thinking of Selling Your Calgary Home

Wed, 18 Jan by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

ThinCIR_newLogo_finalking of Selling Your Calgary Home?
Do I Buy first then sell? Or Sell then Buy?
There are three options to look at and choose.
Sellers need to think very carefull about the option they choose.

Option 1: Low Risk: Sell Your Home First then Buy Your Next Home
This option is the safe financial approach for most clients. Put your property on the market and wait for a firm sale, i.e. when all conditions have been removed. Ensure you have a 2 to 3 month possession date so you have time to find a new property.

This ensures you know what funds are coming from the sale of your home.
The sold price is fixed and you can make an offer on a home with confidence.

You only need to have two basic conditions when buying with Option 1:
1) Homes Inspection
2) Finance Condition
Sellers do not like a Sale of Buyers Home Condition and Option 1 does not require this condition.

Option 1 allows you to make an Offer that is more aggressive and the seller will more likely negotiate with you.

Option 2: High Risk: Buy Your Next Home and List your Home

If you have funds beyond your present home this option works.
However if the funds for the home you are buying come from your present home then this is high risk.

Option 3: High Risk: Make an Offer on your next home that is conditional upon sale of your home. Can cost you money and frustration! No Deal!

This can be costly since the seller will not generally drop price of home a significant amount. The deal does not usually go through due to sale of your home not completing on time. The seller may not even look at your offer due to this condition, especially in competing bids.

Need a Home Evaluation please click on this link:
http://www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca/free_market_evaluation.php

New Listing: # 1108 788 12 Av Sw, Calgary

Sat, 30 Aug by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Matt Antrum & Geoff Antrum have a new listing this week.  Call  us at 403 608 5684 for more information.

Here is the Listing Link for : #1108 788 12 Av SW Calgary

Great value in the award winning building of Xenex on 12th located in Calgary`s downtown beltline. Spectacular, panoramic views of the downtown skyline, this executive 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sought after corner unit has all the high end finishing’s: Granite counters throughout, SS appliances, 9ft ceilings, central air conditioning, in suite laundry, built-in computer station, floor to ceiling windows & custom blinds throughout, and a spacious layout. Tons of storage both in suite and a separate storage locker. Anyone with a large truck or SUV will appreciate the oversized titled parking stall. Each unit equipped with separate utility meters for electricity, heat, and water. Xenex is in a fantastic location, easy walking to all amenities, C-train, shopping, restaurants, entertainment and the downtown core.

Check out our website at : www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca

 

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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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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Inglewood Calgary is the Place to Live

Sat, 12 Oct by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

If you are a Fitness Fanatic this is the place for you. You must check out the Gym and Fitness Area.

We have a New Listing in Inglewood at: # 613 35 Inglewood Park SE, Calgary.

*OPEN HOUSE SUN OCT 13 2-4p* Welcome to the fantastic combination of inner city urban living and natural park like surroundings. Located only minutes from downtown, Sobow offers the sophisticated lifestyle and convenience that’s unmatched. This impeccable modern residence comes with a long list of amenities. Take your fitness resolution to the next level with a state of the art 13,000 sq ft gym complete with a aerobics studio and a sauna! You can now entertain your guests with style in the   elaborate party room that is sure to impress everyone.  Commuting within the city couldn’t be easier with the   incredible connections within Calgary provided by Deerfoot & Blackfoot Tr. Spend the weekends attending shops and local events in this unique community. This spacious penthouse unit includes a convenient underground titled parking that’s located next to the elevator and offers one of the largest storage units in the complex The hardwood floor and granite are just some of the upgrades that will wow you!

This property is Listed by Karim Hassam & Geoff Antrum at CIR REALTY, please contact Karim at 403 689 9594.

You can view this property at http://www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca/listing/calgary/c3588431-613-35-inglewood-pa-se

Antrum Real Estate Team: Geoff Antrum and Matt Antrum are  REALTORS® at CIR Realty.

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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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Tuscany Family Home For Sale: 62 Tuscany Ravine Manor – CIR Realty New Listing is Coming This Week

Wed, 08 May by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Matt Antrum & Geoff Antrum are listing this family home in Tuscany with CIR Realty.

Please check out our website www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca  later this week for 62 Tuscany Ravine Manor, List Price: $524,900.

Fully finished family home on a cul-de-sac. 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, hardwood, tile and granite.

Professional photographs and Virtual Tour to be added to website. Open House will be set up shortly.

Please call us at 403 608 5682 for a viewing.

 

Sell Calgary Home

Wed, 08 May by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

How do I Sell my Calgary Home quickly? We have many sellers ask this question.

Here are some useful tips on how to sell your Calgary home quickly and for top price.

1) Price your home correctly. Listen to your  REALTOR® and find out what the market value is for your Calgary home.

2) Choose a Real Estate Office (Brokerage) that will look after your interests and listen to your needs.

3) Choose a REALTOR® who can market your Calgary home to a wide audience. Internet marketing and Google are key features to look for.

4) Make sure the REALTOR® uses a Professional photographer for the property and Virtual Tours are included.

5)  REALTOR® Services vary from very little to top of the line in Calgary. We can fine tune our  REALTOR® services for each seller.
We offer a Budet, Premium and Elite Service packages to out clients.

Please check out our website at www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca for more information on selling your Calgary home.

Matt Antrum and Geoff Antrum are REALTORS® at CIR REALTY and we can offer many services to Calgary Sellers.

Matt Antrum can be reached at 403 608 5684 and Geoff Antrum can be reached at 403 608 5682.

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CIR REALTY and Value Added for Calgary Buyers & Sellers

Mon, 29 Apr by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

CIR REALTY and Value Added for Calgary Buyers & Sellers
How do you choose a   REALTOR® in Calgary? Its all about value and what the  REALTOR® and the Brokerage  (CIR REALTY) can give their clients.
What can we bring to the table for Calgary Buyers and Sellers is the key question.

Please check out our website for Calgary Homes For Sale and “Thinking of Selling Your Home”  pages.

Here are key features when you are planning to sell your Calgary Home:

1) Online Marketing: MLS® and Google marketing are essential to sell your home

2) Professional Photographs of Your Home will attract Buyers online to come and view your home

3) Your Home needs to be on multiple Calgary Real Estate Websites

4) Make sure your home is ready for viewing by Buyers

Please contact Geoff Antrum ( REALTOR®) and Matt Antrum ( REALTOR®) at CIR REALTY to buy or sell your next Calgary Home.
Please check out our website: www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca
We have all MLS® Calgary Homes For Sale and you can search all Calgary homes for sale.

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