Fairview in SE Calgary Alberta is bounded by Mcleod Trail, Blackfoot Trail, Heritage Drive and Glenmore Trail.

Fairview Calgary has wide tree-lined streets filled with solid homes built in the early 1960s on large building lots.

Fairview is a hidden gem of a community with only about 1,200 single-family homes. Located within walking distance to Calgary's Chinook Shopping Centre.

Very close to the Heritage LRT Station. With easy access to downtown Calgary Alberta, Glenmore Trail and Deerfoot Trail. Fairview is a great inner-city community to call home.

Contact Us For More Information on Homes For Sale in Fairview Calgary Alberta Canada 403 831 0842

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Acadia in SE Calgary Alberta is bounded by Mcleod Trail, Blackfoot Trail, Heritage Drive and Southland Drive. Acadia is known for its wide tree-lined streets filled with homes built in the early 1960s on large building lots.

Acadia is always in the top 10 best communities to live in Calgary. Homes in Acadia do not get knocked down and replaced with infills, these homes get renovated. 50 years ago these homes were on the edge of town looking out on the Alberta prairies, they will soon be considered inner-city.

As a mature Calgary Community, Acadia has all the amenities and services you would expect. Life is Good in Acadia!

Contact Us For More Information on Homes For Sale in Acadia Calgary Alberta Canada 403 831 0842

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Maple Ridge in Calgary Alberta is home to the City of Calgary's Maple Ridge Golf Course.

Maple Ridge is bounded by the city-owned public golf course, Acadia Drive, Anderson Rd and Southland Drive.

With many big homes backing onto the Calgary Public golf course, Maple Ridge is a very popular place to call home.

You will find Willow Park Calgary on the west side of Acadia Drive.

Built around the late 60's when wide streets and big lots were popular for communities on the edge of Calgary at the time.

Explore the current homes listed for sale in Maple Ridge. Contact Us for more information on Homes For Sale and Homes Sold in Maple Ridge Calgary Alberta.

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Canyon Meadows in Calgary Alberta has the Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club along with Calgary Fish Creek Provincial Park as neighbors.

Canyon Meadows Calgary is bordered by Anderson Rd, McLeod Trail, 14 st SW and Canyon Meadows Dr SW. There is plenty to like about this mature SW Calgary Community.

The Canyon Meadows LRT Station makes getting anywhere in Calgary the LRT goes very convenient.

Contact Us For More Information on Homes For Sale in Canyon Meadows Calgary Alberta Canada 403 831 0842

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Lake Bonavista in Calgary Alberta is home to Lake Bonaventure and Lake Bonavista, two man-made Calgary lakes.

One of the few places in Calgary where you can live in a house backing onto a lake. Lake Bonavista is bordered by McLeod Trail, Bow Bottom Trail, Anderson Rd and Canyon Meadows Dr.

Come Explore the very popular Calgary Alberta Community of Lake Bonavista. Here you will find more of those sought after larger homes on big lots. As a mature Calgary community, there are all the amenities you need and expect.

For more information on homes for sale and homes sold in Lake Bonavista, Contact Us. 403 831 0842

Free Lake Bonavista Calgary Alberta Home Evaluations - Lake Bonavista Home Buyers Wanted Also. 

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Southwood in Calgary Alberta Canada is bordered by 14 St SW, Anderson Rd, Southland Drive and McLeod Trail.

Home to the Southland Calgary LRT Station and the Calgary Anderson LRT Station makes commuting to work downtown and very easy.

Southwood has a huge off-leash dog park which makes the entire community pet-friendly. Many schools within walking distance make Southwood Calgary a popular family community as well.

For more information on Southwood Calgary Homes Sold and Homes For Sale - Contact Us Anytime. 

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Chinook Park Calgary Alberta is bordered by 14 St SW, Elbow Dr, Heritage Drive and Kelvin Grove.

Home to Calgary's Henry Wise Wood and Chinook Park School. Here you will find larger homes on tree lined streets built in the 1960's on huge lots.

A great Calgary location with easy access to everything a person would want and need.

Calgary's Chinook Shopping Center and Glenmore Trail are not far away. Heritage Park and the Glenmore Reservoir are also nearby.

Come and Explore the Homes For Sale in the Calgary Community of Chinook Park. 

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Are You Ready To Buy A Calgary Foreclosure?

Calgary Alberta Canada ForeclosureGet Direct Access to New Foreclosure Listings First!
Before the Public Finds Them!

Get the Best Deal Before Someone Else Does. Stop Missing The Boat!

Click Here to Get Direct Access Today

Photos, Prices, Addresses, Sizes, Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Basement Developments, Parking, Year Built, and More!

Get Direct Access to New Calgary Alberta Canada Foreclosure Listings before the Public does.

Contact Us Anytime 403 831 0842 for information on How To Buy Foreclosures in Calgary

Foreclosures sold in Calgary are not for everybody. Low priced homes carry higher risks. Foreclosure Buyers need to be informed and ready to act quickly to get the best Calgary Foreclosure deals.

Once you buy a foreclosure from a Calgary Bank or the Alberta Courts get ready to do some work. These properties are usually poorly maintained. Deferred maintenance is being kind in most cases. Neglected repairs would also be kind. Most Calgary Area Foreclosures are in really rough shape.

Mold, leaking plumbing, sketchy renos, unsafe electrical, lousy windows, worn out shingles are just a few issues facing foreclosure buyers in Calgary.

If you still think Foreclosures might be for you contact Jerry at 403 831 0842

How It Works

Buying a foreclosure in Alberta is much like buying any other property listed on the local Calgary Real Estate MLS® System. Make an offer with YOUR PRICE AND TERMS and wait to see if the Banks or Courts accept it.

Contact Us For More Information on Writing Offers To Purchase Calgary Foreclosures

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The Basics of Organized Real Estate in Calgary
Home Mortgages

Unless you are paying cash for a home you will need a home mortgage

There are two basic types of mortgage agents.

  1. Mortgage Agents that work for a bank
  2. Mortgage Agents that do not work for a bank
Most people go directly to their bank to get a mortgage. Because they feel the bank knows them, likes them and will be easier to deal with. And in most cases that is true.
Many people go to an independent mortgage agent that has access to many lenders and many different types of mortgages. Typically independent mortgage agents are highly motivated to get you a mortgage.  
Each type of mortgage agent has its advantages and disadvantages. It's worth your effort to talk to both types.
To a Realtor® the main thing before they start showing you homes is that you are pre-approved for a mortgage and are ready to buy when you see the home you want.
Mortgage Pre-Approval favors the buyer when the right property is found.
Here are a few agents I work with to help you get started.

Residential Mortgage Agents - Calgary & Area

Sarah Boudreau   403 969 5036   Jencor Mortgage   Sarah's Jencor Mortgage Website

Brad Gavin   403 968 5337   Mortgage Alliance   Brad's Mortgage Alliance Website

Renee Huse   403 804 5465   MMG Mortgages   Renee's MMG Mortgage Website

Matthew Kee   403 875 3323   Mortgage Architects   Matthew's Mortgage Architects Website

Jessy Bilodeau  403 889 6625  TD Mortgages  Jessy's TD Mortgage Website

Jackie Jones  403 803 6625  Mortgage Connection  Jackie's Mortgage Connection Website

Maria Quimsing  403 826 3922 RBC Mortgages Maria's RBC Mortgage Website

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The Basics of Organized Real Estate in Calgary
Realtors® and the MLS® Database

Calgary Realtors® main role is to help people buy and sell homes in Calgary.

The most important tool used by every Calgary Realtor® is the Calgary MLS® database. The MLS® Database is the ledger that records the history of every property currently for sale and sold through organized Real Estate in Calgary.

Realtors® use the MLS® database co-operatively to help clients buy and sell homes.

Every time a Calgary Realtor® signs a contract with a Home Seller and then enters the property information into the MLS® database, every Realtor® in Calgary is granted access to show and sell the home.

Realtors® use the Calgary Real Estate MLS® Database to crunch the numbers and provide the relevant information a home buyer or seller needs to make a sound decision.

Every month Calgary Realtors® are provided with a summary report of Real Estate Market Activity with data pulled from the MLS®  Database. There is a wealth of information in these reports for Realtors® and you.

Click Here to Download a Monthly Calgary Homes Sales Report - July 2019 Report

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The Basics of Organized Real Estate in Calgary
The Calgary MLS® Map

In the early days of Calgary, the MLS® Map was divided by the Bow River. Over time as the City grew the MLS® Map became zoned by the quarters of NW, NE, SW and SE. Today our MLS® Map has 8 MLS® Zones. North West, North, North East, West, South, South East, East and City Central. Within these 8 Zones are the individual communities of Calgary.

After home buyers decide on Price Range and Home Type the MLS® Search usually targets an area of the City and the MLS® Database is organized by these 8 zones and communities to make the search more efficient.

MLS Map of Calgary

Click To Download a Copy Here

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The Basics of Organized Real Estate in Calgary
3 Main Property Types

  1. Detached Homes (Single Family Homes)
  2. Attached Homes (Townhouses, Row Homes, Duplexes)
  3. Apartment Homes (Condos, High Rise Buildings, Low Rise Buildings)

1. Detached Homes

Any home that is not attached to another home is a detached home. It could be a single-family home or a home with a basement suite. As long as it is a stand-alone building it is considered a detached home.

2. Attached Homes

Any home that shares a wall with another home is an attached home. Townhouses, Row Houses, Duplexes are examples that fit this category.

3. Apartment Homes

Apartments are found in buildings of all sizes and shapes. And most if not all are legal condo units.

These 3 Main Property Types are used in organizing the MLS® Database used by Realtors to help people sort through the options for homes in Calgary.

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Kelvin Grove Calgary Alberta is at the crossroads of Glenmore Trail, 14St Sw and Elbow Dr with Chinook Park to the south. Right next door to Kelvin Grove is the world-famous Calgary Rockyview General Hospital.

Kelvin Grove Calgary with it's close proximity to the hospital is also home to a lot of Doctor offices and other health care professionals.

There are most styles of homes in the community. Detached Homes, Attached Homes and Condos.

The north side of Kelvin Grove Calgary Alberta is home to a wide variety of professional buildings.

Have a look at the current homes for sale in Kelvin Grove Calgary Alberta.

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Calgary Property Flips

How To Find Before And After Pictures and Details of Property Flips in Calgary

I was asked by a client if I could give him some real-life examples of properties that have been flipped recently in Calgary.

They wanted as much detail as I could provide so they could crunch some numbers to see if flipping homes in Calgary was something they wanted to try

The video below was how I was able to use the MLS® Database and Microsoft Excel to find bungalows in Calgary that have been flipped recently

This step by step process is only available to licensed Realtors in Calgary that pay their monthly tab to CREB® for access to the Matrix MLS® Database

If you would like a similar report for your area of interest Call Us 403 831 0842

Quick Link To Handyman Homes For Sale

Quick Link To Foreclosure Homes For Sale

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Who’s in Control?

Home Buyers control the Real Estate Market. They control the pricing and the supply. Without home buyers, there is no Real Estate Market. Demand from Buyers cause homes to sell.

Home Buyers have Choices

Home Buyers have the money, the time and the patience when they go looking for a home to buy. They have many choices in all price ranges, home styles and home locations. They have the luxury to compare and analyze every detail of all the options available at any given time. Home buyers also have the option to do nothing until the right opportunity presents itself.

One Home Buyer equals thousands of home choices. Home buyers know they are in control and could buy your house or a thousand other houses or do nothing. The number #1 rule is Home Buyers Have Choices. Home Sellers need to make the house they are selling an “Obvious Choice”.  

Secret Listings

Home buyers have direct access to every home for sale via the internet. There are no secret listings. Secret listings wouldn’t even make sense from a seller’s point of view. Sellers all want the highest possible price in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of hassle. Keeping the listing a secret works in the opposite direction to all home seller’s goals.

Home Selling Marketing Plans

Realtor “21 Point Marketing Plans” sound good, but the truth is no home buyer ever bought a home because it had a better “Marketing Plan” then the next home. Marketing Plans do nothing to make a home for sale an “Obvious Choice”.

When setting up searches for homes for sale for my home buyers, no homebuyer has ever asked me to find a home with the best “Marketing Plan”.

#1 Home Search Criteria is “Price Range”

“Price Range” is the #1 search criteria for all my home buyers. That has not changed since I became licenced in 2002 and have helped 100’s of clients to buy and sell homes.

“Price Range” is the number one search criteria for Home Buyers, it makes sense that “Price Range” needs to be the #1 priority for home sellers.

“Price Range” is the #1 Category all homes fit into. When a home buyer is Pre Approved for a mortgage at let’s say $500,000, they will shop homes from $400,000 to $600,000. Not just your home listed at $500,000. Buyers have choices. Is your home the “Obvious Choice” in your “Price Range Category”?

How does a home seller know if they are the “Obvious Choice” in a “Price Range Category”?

#1. Think Like a Home Buyer!

#2. Call Jerry Charlton 403 831 0842

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