March 2014

Found 2 blog entries for March 2014.

Staging a home means putting its best foot…er…curb, forward. Think about how things are set up on stage for a play. Each item is precisely placed based on how the actors must move about. The idea is to create a good flow so the action comes off smoothly with no one bumping into anyone else, unless the script calls for it. Staging a home means giving all the areas within a good flow, and not having unnecessary bits that clutter up the place. Each home has its own script, so to speak.

   

Start With the Curb

The first thing a prospective buyer sees when he drives or walks up to your home is its curb appeal. Is it nicely landscaped, are the bushes trimmed and is the grass cut? Does the outside need a coat of paint? What about those fancy doorknobs

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So you’re in the market for a home in Calgary? Well, be prepared to sharpen those bidding pencils in what is now a real estate market that vastly favours the sellers. The Calgary Real Estate Board, or CREB, noted that single family homes this past February were only on the market for an average of 29 days. That is far less than the 37 day average seen in February of 2013.  Condominiums went from 45 days to 33 and townhomes, the fastest sellers on the market, went from 38 to 28 days.

   

Benchmark prices were also up in three home categories. Single family homes came in at an average of $482,000 per home, compared to $442,500 seen last February. Apartment style condos were going for an average of $283,400 compared to last year’s $252,900. Townhouse

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