Calgary Homes Blog

Calgary’s trusted real estate market news, trends and housing insights. Ryan Smith, Calgary REALTOR® shares helpful tips and advice for home buyers, sellers, investors and homeowners in the Calgary Homes blog.

Short Term Rentals in Condos: Are they Legal?

With the rise in popularity of short-term rental sites such as Air BNB, Home Away, VRBO, and Home to Go, there has also been a rise in entrepreneurial homeowners looking to capitalize on an additional revenue stream as short-term rental landlords. Many condominium buyers express their interest in purchasing a condo unit with the plan to lease it out on a short-term basis. Some owners will look to rent their unit only at specific times of the year, such as Stampede or when they take holidays away from their home and the home is thus vacant. Other owners have a view of renting out the unit on an ongoing and consistent basis, effectively treating it as a revenue property without a traditional long-term lease.

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Bylaws and Rules that Govern Condos

  Looking to buy a Calgary Condo? Do you currently own a Condo and want to know more? These videos explore the complexities of condominium ownership from Unit Factors to Special Assessments and everything in between. This video explores the rules and bylaws that...

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Looking to buy a Calgary Condo? Do you currently own a Condo and want to know more? These videos explore the complexities of condominium ownership from Unit Factors to Special Assessments and everything in between. This video explore the complex differences in parking...

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The ‘Business’ of Condos

  Looking to buy a Calgary Condo? Do you currently own a Condo and want to know more? These videos explore the complexities of condominium ownership from Unit Factors to Special Assessments and everything in between. This video explores "The Business of Condos"....

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Live/Work Condos Calgary

(Hana by Sarina Homes. Live/Work. Under construction 37th Street and 19th Avenue SW)   One of the most important considerations when purchasing a home is where to live. When selecting the best location for your next home it is important to consider many different...

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Calgary Housing Market Stats for April 2019

Perfection AND Affordability? YES! Calgary continues to enjoy a homebuyer's market. This means that you can turn your wishlist into reality and benefit from significant savings. As your condo specialist, I will navigate the crowded market to help you find your perfect...

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Is Now the Right Time to Sell?

The real estate market is constantly changing. No matter the market being up or down, new listings come onto the market and the best ones in price, condition, and location are being shown to buyers. Our goal if you decide to sell is to get you showings, offers and on with your new chapter in life.

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What You Need to Know When Building a New Home

Building your own home can be an amazing experience. Customizing the home exactly how you like it, right from the start can be extremely appealing. That said, if you aren’t careful this can become a daunting and expensive project. Here are our top tips to keep your process the best one possible.

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Top Tips to Get My Home Ready for Sale

When a potential buyer views your property, you have a choice on which version of your home they get to see. Do you want them to see the 5-star, Ritz-Carleton version or the 5pm, end of the work week version? We think we know the answer and that’s why we have a few tips below on how to best get your home ready for sale.

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