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What was the real estate market in Calgary, Alberta like for June and July?The property market trends in Calgary are heading in a more balanced direction of late, with prices beginning to stabilize after new housing trends surged property values at the start of the year.

According to the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB), the average price of homes in Calgary sat at $460,100 at the close of July—a figure only a little higher than June but still 10% higher than July 2020. Detached homes have seen the most significant growth, sitting at 11% higher year-on-year.

In total, the city of Calgary saw 2,319 property sales closed, which is higher than the average long-term figures and is also the highest recorded sales ever for July.

The growth in sales figures has slowed somewhat in the last few months, as has the number of

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5 Tips to Make Moving EasyLet's face it, the stress of selling a home and moving can weigh anyone down. But with a bit of planning and a few helpful tips, you can minimize the hassle. Or, best-case scenario, avoid it entirely.

In this post, we'll list some of the most common moving mistakes people make and arm you with tried-and-true moving advice. With these moving hacks, you can spend less time worrying about the logistics of getting from point A to point B and more time enjoying the new digs. Keep reading to become an expert at moving.

Mistake #1: Diving In Without a Plan

Like any large project, making a moving itinerary and checklist will make the process more manageable in the short term and the long run. If you take the time to make a list of the tasks you need

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How to Manage Stress When Selling a HomeSelling a home can be stressful from start to finish. There's so much riding on a home sale that many homeowners spend the time selling their home sitting "on pins and needles," as they say. It's hard not to worry. From the moment that a home is put up for sale, homeowners must ask themselves: what will we do if the home doesn't sell for enough money? What if it takes too long to sell? These questions and concerns are valid. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to make the home selling process go more smoothly.

If you're a homeowner who would like to sell your home sometime in the coming months, you can make the process easier on yourself by working with a professional real estate agent. Below, we've listed the top 10 stressors that

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Buying Bedding For Your Home in CalgaryAre you ready to improve your bedroom or perhaps you need bedding for a new bed? From new sheets to bedspreads, Calgary retailers have a lot of great options. For a place you spend a third of your day in, it's important that it's comfortable and fits your personality. Here are the best local retailers for fine bedding in Calgary. If you need to clean your mattress, read this great guide about mattress cleaning here. 

Sleep Boutique - Suite 160, 5423 61 Ave S.E.

Do you need a higher-quality custom or oversized mattress? This Calgary-based mattress manufacturer handles all sizes and styles, and sells directly to consumers. They offer custom mattress options to help with sleep issues, back/shoulder pain and with a vast array of construction &

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How to Design a Home TheatreA home theatre has quickly become a must-have for practically every family. From the simple family room setup to a much more elaborate theatre-seating wonder, today's home theatres aren't just for the wealthy anymore.

The décor of a home theatre will eventually influence how well the room functions as an entertainment space as well as how it shows when the lights are turned on. Creating a functional and beautiful home theatre is easy to do on any budget. Here are some ideas for creating a home theatre for all to enjoy.

Arranging and Furnishing the Theatre Room

Start by arranging the space. Choose an easy-to-clean surface or a dark colour carpet for the flooring, and select a dark colour for the walls and ceiling.

A home theatre would not be

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Attending multiple viewings is part of the natural course of finding the home of your dreams, but the wrong viewing etiquette could ruin your chances at open property tours

That’s why at JustinHavre.com we prepared an overview of the accustomed etiquette for inexperienced first-time homebuyers to learn. We talk about property, money, and sales, but the one thing that drives it all is basic human behavior. Realtors, sellers, we all need the right etiquette and viewing manner for deals to happen smoothly.

Those behind the sale will always try to win your sympathy, comfort, and goodwill, as that’s half of the magic. After all, it’s what professionals aim to persuade a prospect and close the deal, right? 

However, buyers have to follow etiquette,

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In this age of technology and development, we have left behind the radios, black and white television and even traditional LED TVs. Today we have 4K video technology that can make the screen seem like reality. It is in a class of its own but have you ever considered the sound system that comes with this fantastic piece of technology? What if the audio that you hear with this ultra HD display are the same as those that come with a 1980s console television? That would certainly ruin your mood, right?

Home theater systems have been a tremendous addition to our electronics, and quite frankly, the audio quality is not nearly as astonishing as it is when you use a proper home theater. Older models of home theaters had a lot of wires coming in and out of

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Calgary is a location that most people have at least heard of before, even if they don't know exactly what the city is famous for. Those who live outside of Calgary may have vague associations of the Olympics, hockey, or its impressive mountain scenery. But there's more to it than that. It's time to set the record straight on why Calgary has made a mark on both residents and its many yearly visitors. Find out more about what makes Calgary so special and how to get the most out of a trip to this stunning place.

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Quality of Life in Calgary

Calgary is the largest city in Alberta and the fifth largest in Canada. The city is found on the Bow River and about 80 kilometres from the Canadian Rocky Mountains. With a population of nearly 1.1 million, this

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Should You Buy Your Home Before Selling or Sell Your Home Before Buying?The home selling process can be complicated, but it's especially complicated for people who already own a home. The decision to sell their home first and then buy, or buy then sell, can be a difficult one. If you're a homeowner who would like to sell one home and buy another, it's important to weigh all the factors. Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of each option can help you decide which one is right for you.

Benefits of Selling Your Home Before Buying a New One

Some homeowners choose to sell their home before purchasing another. While this does have its advantages, there are problems that can be associated with it as well. Below, we've noted important reasons that many homeowners choose to sell first.

You Can Offer More Money Down

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Checklist for Selling Your HomeHome selling requires a lot of work and advanced planning. People who want to get the most money out of their home sale can do so by preparing their property, staging their home, and making their house look more attractive to buyers. If you're a homeowner who would like to sell your home sometime in the next year, the best thing you can do for your profits is to start preparing about 6 months in advance. This checklist can help you get through the process.

What Should You Do to Plan For Your Home Sale 6 Months Before Selling?

Six months before a home is put up for sale, most of the work home sellers should be doing is research. The more information they have during the home selling process, the easier and less stressful selling their home

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