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Calgary Move-Up Buyers! Why it May be a Good Time to Buy and Sell in Calgary in 2016

Sat, 03 Oct by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

CIR_newLogo_final As media outlets are currently busy focusing on Canada’s downturned market, technical recession, and the hit to our economy  due to low oil prices, many Calgarians are receiving the message that “the sky is falling”. However, while we all need  to  sympathize with Albertans who are having difficult times, families also need to look at their own situation and if you need to  “Move-Up” due to an expanding family then you should not be in a “hold mode” due to the negative news.

In reality, this is a very good time to move up in the Calgary housing market. For example, let’s take a young couple living in a townhouse or starter home that want to expand into the larger family home market. The townhouse may not have moved up in price over the past 12 months, however the family home you plan to buy has not moved in price, either. The “price differential” has not change from this time last year, i.e. the family home price minus the townhouse price is essentially the same. Even if home prices have dropped 2% or 3 % in past 12 months, the “price differential” is steady.

The other good news is mortgage rates have come down over the past 12 months. Right now Buyers have the best opportunity for very low mortgage rates. For example, a five year fixed rate has dropped down to 2.50% (today’s rate) from approx. 3.00% (12 months ago). These low mortgage rates can translate into large savings on your overall monthly payments. Are you curious just how much you may save? Please contact us for your pre-approval needs.

Obviously, as a seller you have to be realistic when you list your home and price is key to selling, as this also applies to the home you will be buying.

REALTOR© Tip for Calgary Move Up Buyers: It is optimal to have your home listed with a firm Offer in place before you buy your next home. This reduces stress and allows you to be in financial control. Speak to your REALTOR© about planning the sale of your home and purchase. The timing & planning of your “Move Up” is essential.

Breaking into Calgary Housing Market in 2014

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

Breaking into Calgary Housing Market in 2014. What Do Buyers Need to Know

Calgary Homes & Condos are selling more rapidly than 2009 to 2012.

It’s a Calgary Seller’s market in 2014, similar story as 2013.

Housing Inventory is down: less number of homes for Buyers to choose from.

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’s 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 Calgary community you are planning to buy in.

Calgary Buyers who procrastinate & 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 2014 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.

Calgary Market Conditions                    2013                 2014 (Forecast)

  • Seller’s Market                        Yes                  Yes
  • Single Family Home Price Gain         7.8%                 3.8%
  • Net Migration to Calgary              19,000              15,000
  • Rental Vacancy Rate                    1.0%                 1.2%
  • Calgary  GDP                           3.4%                 3.7%
  • USA GDP                                1.6%                 2.5%

(Data taken from CREB 2014 Economic Outlook & Regional Housing Forecast)

Please check out our website at  www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca
Geoff Antrum  REALTOR® at CIR REALTY 403 608 5682
Matt Antrum REALTOR® at CIR REALTY 403 608 5684

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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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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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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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Coventry Hills Calgary : Community and Real Estate Information

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

Coventry Hills Calgary : Community & Real Estate Information

House price’s in Coventry Hills range from approx. $250,000 (apartment) upto $600,000 for a new large family home.
Coventry Hills real estate has brand new homes and homes that were built in early 1990’s. Coventry Hills is close to Deerfoot Trail, Stoney Trail, and Country Hills Blvd. It also has good access to Calgary International airport and Airdire. This is a family community with affordable homes, with many starter homes, townhouses and larger family homes. There are some great deals in Coventry Hills please  search  www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca  for all the homes for sale in Coventry Hills.
Matt Antrum REALTOR®  &  Geoff Antrum REALTOR® buy and sell homes in Coventry Hills with CIR Realty. Please call us for buying your next home or do you want a free home evaluation. Matt Antrum lives in Coventry Hills so he knows the community well and has a good understanding of the Coventry Hills real estate, shops, schools and amenities that are available to Coventry Hills residents and home buyers.

The Northern Hills Community Association (NHCA) was established in 1998 and is comprised of Coventry Hills, Panorama Hills, Harvest Hills, Country Hills, and Country Hills Village.

These communities are all relatively new residential developments located on the northern edge of Calgary. The current population of these communities is in the order of 50,000 people and is expected to grow to about 60,000 people when completely developed. The population encompasses a wide variety of ethnic and socio-economical backgrounds.

There are several golf courses in the area, as well as numerous restaurants, shopping facilities, theatres, and indoor and outdoor recreation facilities. The area includes commerical and retail business enterprises and light industrial business parks. The Northern Hills area is home to numerous public and separate elementary, middle, and high schools, and is serviced by police, fire, library, and other City of Calgary support services. It is bounded on the south and west by Beddington Trail, on the north by Stoney Trail, and on the east by Deerfoot Trail.

The NHCA currently maintains an office in Cardel Place. Being the recognized voice for these rapidly developing communities, the NHCA is active in the areas of community planning and development, community advocacy, beautification and enhancement, sports and recreation, and traffic and noise issues.

The NHCA operates the largest community-based youth soccer program in Calgary with some 1200 registered children and also publishes a monthly newsletter that is delivered free to 15,000 residents and businesses in the area.

Please check out this link for Homes For Sale in Coventry Hills 

Matt Antrum: 403 608 5684  and Geoff Antrum: 403 608 5682               Check out Our Website for all Calgary Real Estate for Sale

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62 Tuscany Ravine Manor C3567241 Video Tour

Wed, 22 May by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Please check out our CIR REALTY Listing Visual Video Tour for 62 Tuscany Ravine Manor

Open House this weekend Saturday and Sunday 25 and 26 May, 2 pm to 4.30pm

Contact Geoff Antrum 403 608 5682 or Matt Antrum 403 608 5684

Check out homes for sale at www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca

 

Tuscany Family Home Open House: 62 Tuscany Ravine Manor, NW Calgary

Wed, 22 May by Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum (Father & Son Team)

Tuscany Family Home Open House:  62 Tuscany Ravine Manor, NW Calgary

Open House is planned for Saturday and Sunday 25 and 26 May 2013 2 pm to 4.30 pm.

Please come along and see this Family home with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

Check out this link for details on this Home: including Description and Photos

Contact Geoff Antrum 403 608 5682 or Matt Antrum 403 608 5684 for a private showing of this home.

For more homes for sale in Tuscany please check out this link: 

Buy your next home with Geoff Antrum & Matt Antrum and get discount on commission for sale of your present home. Call for details.

CIR REALTY can sell your home at www.searchcalgaryhomes.ca

 

 

 

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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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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