Author: Karen King

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Multi-family recycling in Calgary effective today!

Posted By Karen King

On-site recycling is now available for those living in apartments and condos as of February 1, 2016! Don’t know how your system works? Call your condo manager and ask where you deposit the following items:

Paper: Newspaper, catalogues and magazines, mixed paper (like flyers, envelopes

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EIFS and Leaky Condos: Debunking the Myth

Posted By Karen King

Exterior insulation and finishing system (EIFS) has been a subject of debate over the years. EIFS is “a class of non-load bearing building cladding systems that provides exterior walls with an insulated, water-resistant, finished surface in an integrated composite material system.”¹ So, an exterior with

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Free Offer Regarding 2015-2016 Calgary Property Assessments

Posted By Karen King

The Calgary Herald created a lovely interactive map to tell you the median property assessment value of your neighbourhood. Please click here to check out your neighbourhood on the Map.
There can be a large difference between the property assessment value and the market value of your

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Changes to the MLS Take Effect Today!

Posted By Karen King

Check out the new districts, community names and boundaries that take effect today in this image. Also attached is a chart of the changes, if you would like to check particular communities. Please call us if you have any questions at 403-614-6873 (403-61HOUSE).
What does this

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Sales down 26% but Prices only fell 2.6% in 2015

Posted By Karen King

CBC News just posted the 2015 analysis. Sales in Calgary were down 26% in 2015, compared to 2014, but prices only fell 2.6% when looking at the average sale price.
See http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-home-sales-year-end-2015-creb-1.3388657
It will be an exciting 2016!
(Photo courtesy of Mike Moz)

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Calgary housing prices ‘disappointing but unsurprising,’ says expert

Posted By Karen King

A real estate analyst with the Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) says the fact that Calgary’s housing prices aren’t budging much shouldn’t come as a shock.
“The current Calgary real estate market conditions are disappointing but unsurprising,” said Don Campbell, senior real estate analyst with REIN.
The oil

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Condo Management and the drop in oil prices – 4 Things you need to know

Posted By Karen King

With the drop in oil prices, the management of your condo might not be the first thing that comes to mind, but there are four things you should pay attention to:

Service Contracts

The Calgary economy is not as strong as it was

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5 Forgotten Questions to Ask the Condo Manager When Buying a Condo

Posted By Karen King

Having managed a large portfolio of condominium buildings, along with buying and selling condos for clients, I have found that there are 5 questions that most people forget to ask when buying a condo:

The Rental to Owner Occupancy Ratio

Knowing how many

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5 Insurance Questions Every Condominium Owner or Buyer Should Ask

Posted By Karen King

When you buy your condo, or join a homeowners association (HOA), the members set rules and maintain the common areas and/or the building itself. Your condominium corporation has insurance that covers many risks in the general building or common areas. This condominium master policy is

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Globe and Mail Reports Boomers Boosting Calgary Condo Market

Posted By Karen King

For those following how the Calgary condo market is responding to recent oil prices, the Globe and Mail has an interesting report. Click to the link below to read the article on the Globe and Mail website.
Boomer buyers boosting the Calgary condo market

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