February 2013

There are 3 blog entries for February 2013.

What's Better, a One or Two Bedroom Condo?

Monday, February 25th, 2013 at 1:30pm. 1,113 Views, 0 Comments.

A question I frequently get from buyers, friends, investors is “should I buy a one or two bedroom condo?”

My answer generally is, if you can afford a two bedroom, go for it! But try not to sacrifice location on doing so. Your location plays a big factor into value, salability and future rental income potential. There will be times where a one bedroom unit will rent or sell better than a two bedroom unit in a different location. All long term factors should be considered. [how long you plan to stay there, whether you plan on using the unit as a rental, etc]

A two bedroom condo will definitely give you more options. If you want a spare room for guests/family, like to have a home office, require extra storage, or want to rent out the room as a

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Choosing a Color Palette

Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 6:30pm. 1,578 Views, 0 Comments.

A lot of people ask about color schemes, how we come up with them and the reason behind the choices. Coming from a resale real estate background, I think the word most synonymous with color success is neutral. Soft toned, neutral palettes typically tend to sell better and are usually more appealing to the eye. We’ve all been told not to go off the deep end when painting, choosing flooring, tile, countertops, etc., which is completely accurate when worrying about the cosmetics for resale down the road. But what if we’re thinking long term, like a “I want this house to feel like me, with my style and my touch” scenario? Is it ok to go a little bold and courageous? Yes and no. I know a lot of individuals that are over dramatic or bright with their

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5 Unique Things to Remember When Purchasing a Condo

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 at 10:20am. 1,757 Views, 0 Comments.

Now we all should know the standard items to look into from viewing my “Condo Purchase Checklist”, but here are 5 things you may overlook or easily forget when viewing...

STORAGE // Does the suite come with a locker? Is the locker titled or assigned? If so, make sure you measure the locker as you want it to be essential for seasonal items – ie. bike, skis, snow board, hockey gear, baseball equipment, Christmas tree – the list can go on and on especially in a city like Calgary because of the accessibility of amenities. Is there a storage space in the unit for linens and such? Storage becomes a big issue once you move in so make sure there is enough for you to feel comfortable, or else you will have to set aside a weekend of purging!

CONSTRUCTION // Is

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