I have sold a property at 114 33 ARBOUR GROVE CL NW in Calgary.
This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo is a must-see. It has had thousands of dollars in upgrades including hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, A/C through out the unit, granite counters, undermount sinks, fully tiled ensuite shower with a glass enclosure, upgraded blinds, front load LG washer and dryer, pot lighting in the living room and under cabinet lighting. Other features include 1 underground TITLED parking stall, extra parking stalls can be rented, plenty of insuite storage, a private patio facing a greenbelt and visitor parking stalls. Within walking distance to the LRT station, plenty of shops, grocery stores, YMCA and many more amenities.
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I have listed a new property at 371 DISCOVERY PL SW in Calgary.
Open House Sat June 27: 1-4pm. Truly an exceptional executive style bungalow in the serene and picturesque community of Discovery Ridge! On arrival you will know that you are in for a treat. This extremely private home has been landscaped with trees, bushes and shrubs that create your own private oasis. You will have plenty of sun from the south and west on the 2 tier deck. You will also have a gas firepit area and gas bbq line. When you enter the home you will be greeted by soaring vaulted ceilings that span your living room, kitchen and nook area. This space is perfect for large gatherings or your more quaint intimate gatherings. Your kitchen space has great counter space complete with large island and raised eating bar. The master suite features a great ensuite with corner soaker tub and walk-in closet. Also on the main you will have a study and laundry. The finished lower level has in floor heating and has a media room, family room and 2 more bedrooms. Privacy and serenity make this one a must see!
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Springbank Hill, Calgary is a southwest Calgary neighbourhood that’s recognized throughout the city for being an upscale community. There are several factors that play a part in earning it this reputation—but, the particular factor that I’ll be focusing on are the private schools that make their home in Springbank Hill. They are: Rundle College, Ambrose University College, and the Webber Academy.

 

In my latest article, Select Properties and Schools in Springbank Hill, Calgary, Alberta, I’m going to give you a closer at what makes each of these prestigious educational institutions unique and how they help provide families living in Springbank Hill with one of the best settings in which to raise their children.

 

Rundle College

 

Located at 7375 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, and on the border between Springbank Hill and Aspen Woods, Rundle College is a private school that seeks to provide students with a higher standard for education. The school is divided in to two separate campuses: Rundle Academy and Rundle College Jr. Sr. High. The latter is located in Springbank Hill, Calgary.

 

One of Rundle College’s central tenets is that they provide students with small class sizes where they can receive the individual attention needed foster personal and academic growth. A fine balance between academia, athletics, and creativity are central to the school’s beliefs and is one of their key differentiators.

 

Find out why Rundle College has consistent ranked highly in the Fraser Report with the video below: 

 

 

Ambrose University College



Since 1921, the Ambrose University has been providing post-secondary students with a means of obtaining a faith-based liberal arts education. The school cycled through several names and locations; however, in 2007, Ambrose University settled at 150 Ambrose Cir SW in southwest Calgary where many of Springbank Hill’s residents have opted to further their education.

 

As mentioned, Ambrose University is a faith-based private school. The faculty provides programs that offer select liberal arts and science undergraduate degrees. Ambrose University is also home to a seminary school where students can gain the knowledge and credentials necessary to take on leadership roles in the greater Christian community. 

 

Webber Academy Calgary



Webber Academy Calgary is a private school located just a few minutes north of Springbank Hill at 1515 93 St SW. This school provides classes for students from kindergarten all the way up to senior high school. Many Springbank Hill families who aren’t particularly fond of the public school system have enrolled their children in this school with the hopes of preparing them to thrive in university and beyond.

 

This private school prides itself in their Performing Arts Centre. This well kept venue has also hosted many professional musical and theatrical acts. The Webber Academy website describes it as a “two multi-purpose studios for drama and dance instruction, as well as dedicated classrooms for choir, band, and music instruction.”

 

Opportunities to live in Springbank Hill

 

As a real estate agent whose main focus is the southwest Calgary area and the neighbourhoods within it, I strive to connect the right families with the right home. If your family is considering moving to southwest Calgary, and you’re keen on providing your children with the absolute highest degree of education, I’d like to encourage you to consider this stunning Springbank Hill home. Living here means that you’ll be within minutes of the exceptional schools mentioned above. Check out the listing below: 

 

 

For more information about this Springbank Hill home for sale, click here.

 

To learn more about the private schools in Springbank Hill, or to take a closer look at the above property, I can be reached at:

 

Website: http://totalhomemarketing.ca/
Email: 
georgebyma@shaw.ca
Direct: 
(403) 690-2020

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I have sold a property at 384 TUSCANY ESTATES RI NW in Calgary.
MUST SEE Fantastic 4 bedroom family home on a very quiet child friendly street. Upon entering you will instantly know that you are in for a treat. When you are greeted by a large front entry with soaring ceilings that stretch to the 2nd level. On the main you will find a home office, formal dining room, huge living room complete with gas fireplace and the perfect kitchen for entertaining. Your new kitchen has all the counter space and cabinet storage one could want, large island, high end appliance package and a huge walk through pantry. Upstairs features 4 large bedrooms, laundry room and bonus room perfect for family movie nights. Your master suite is extremely spacious and features a large walk-in closet and awesome 5 piece ensuite. The lower level has 9' ceiling and offers a tremendous amount of potential for future development. Outside the backyard has been fully landscaped with a huge full width deck and a custom pergola. Perfect for the growing family!
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I have sold a property at 258 HILLCREST CI SW in Airdrie.
Awesome family home that is even better then new! This home is in excellent condition and has been fully landscaped complete with a huge maintenance free back deck and features air-conditioning and heated garage. The main floor has a great entry with a huge walk-in front door closet. Your living area on the main is the perfect wide open plan for entertaining with a great kitchen including granite countertops, large eating area and huge living room complete with a corner gas fireplace. Upstairs you will have your laundry room, bonus room complete with built-ins and vaulted ceilings and 3 bedrooms. Your master suite features a 5 piece ensuite with large soaker tub and a great walk-in closet. Outside the south facing backyard is the perfect area to enjoy those hot summer days and soak up all the sun. There is also a dog run and underground sprinklers. This is great home is truly a must see!
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I have listed a new property at 206 CRANFIELD GD SE in Calgary.
Open House Sun June 21: 1-4pm. Are you looking for the perfect family location? Then look no further! This fantastic family home is situated on a very quiet cul-de-sac with a playground directly across the street. With over 2200sq' it allows plenty of space for the growing family. The main floor has a front flex room perfect for a den, dining room or kids play room. Moving past the flex room you enter the heart of the the home which is the perfect entertainment area. The flow between kitchen, living room and nook is perfect. Your kitchen has plenty of space and features a built-in wine rack, large pantry and island with raised eating bar. The living room is massive with tons of space for all your furniture and your nook leads out to the south facing backyard. Upstairs you will have 3 large bedrooms and huge bonus room. The master suite is a great size and features an awesome 4 piece ensuite complete with soaker tub and walk-in closet. Lots of space and great location make this a must see!
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As someone who lives in the west Calgary area, and consequently, does a lot of business there, I’ve been given the opportunity to get to know the area very well. One of the neighbourhoods that I’ve really enjoyed spending time in is Aspen Woods, Calgary. The area is rich with creature comforts that are conducive to family life, and in my latest article, Living in Aspen Woods, Calgary: A brief guide to this west Calgary neighbourhood, I’m going to focus on what makes this thriving community tick. 

 

 

Exceptional properties in Aspen Woods, Calgary

 

Aspen Woods, Calgary is a newer residential development. The very first construction dates back to early 2001. The neighbourhood was designed with the goal of becoming a high-end luxury community and if you’ve ever considered purchasing property here you’ll know that the homes for sale in Aspen Woods fit the bill.

 

Homebuilders in Aspen Woods, Calgary have focused on exclusively building single-family homes and acreage estates. The spacious lots have given rise to upscale homes, which in turn have lent to an affluent community. The average price for a home in Aspen Woods, Calgary is nearly $1.5 million, some of the acreage estates boast more that 5,000 sq. feet of living space, and the lot sizes themselves can be as big as half an acre.

 

There are still several homebuilders in Aspen Woods that are laying the groundwork for pre-sale homes. For those interested in purchasing property in Aspen Woods, they’re able to work with the builders to design their own custom home.

 

Amenities in Aspen Woods, Calgary



Aspen Landing, Calgary’s newest shopping destination is situated on the southwest corner of the Aspen Woods neighbourhood. Prior to its construction there very few options for retailers and service providers in the area but the addition of Aspen Landing, is serving to bring a downtown-like shopping experience to the suburbs of west Calgary.

 

Some of the shops and services at Aspen Landing include: Aspen Landing Dental, Diner Deluxe, and a number of specialty stores that can all be found here on their website.

 

To learn more about Aspen Landing and its mixed-use village type concept, check out the video below: 


 

The Westside Recreation Centre, located across the street from the Ernest Manning High School, regularly features a number of family friendly activities and fun things to do all year round. Since 2000, the Westside Recreation Centre has hosted one of the city’s most prized places for swimming, rock climbing, and a fully furnished gym.

 

In the event of Aspen Woods residents needing more than these community fixtures has to offer, they can count on the fact that they’re only a short trip from the downtown Calgary area and all that it holds.

 

Click here for a virtual tour of an Aspen Woods, Calgary, Alberta home.

 

Click here for more details regarding this fantastic Aspen Woods listing.

 

So if you and the family happen to be looking for a new home in west Calgary, know that the Aspen Woods are can cater to your needs. Whether it’s the luxury homes or the local amenities that catch your eye, Aspen Woods homes for sale have an undeniable appeal. To get in touch with me personally and learn more about Aspen Woods real estate, I can be reached at:

 

Website: http://totalhomemarketing.ca/
Email: 
georgebyma@shaw.ca
Direct:
(403) 690-2020

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There are a million and one reasons to consider when deciding whether to rent or buy in west Calgary. The factors range from your stage in life (i.e. your age and marital status) to more defined factors like your net income. But whatever the factors affecting your next move are, it can be plain tough when deciding whether renting or buying is going to benefit you and your family in the long run. In my latest article “To rent or buy in west Calgary?” I’m going to talk about some of the pros and cons of renting versus buying your new home.  

 

Points for renting



Everyone would like to own a home, but that’s not in the cards for everyone—at least not at first. There are a bunch of reasons why renting can be advantageous.

 

If you have a job that requires you to travel often, it is very beneficial to rent your home. By purchasing a property in Calgary, you’re locking yourself into a commitment with far reaching implications that can undoubtedly affect your financial stability down the road.

 

Some landlords give tenants the ability to rent to own in Calgary. What this means is that if you initially don’t have enough money for a down payment but you can afford rent, the homeowner will allow rent payments to go towards the down payment on that home. This is a great option for people who don’t have either the cash for a down payment or good enough credit history to be approved for a loan. And to further that point, renting is one means of improving your credit score.

 

Renting a home in West Calgary has the potential to save you some money. By renting, you’re liberating from various fees associated with the actual property itself and the maintenance of it. For example, if you’re renting a home and the central heating gives out on you in the dead of the winter—it’s the landlord’s responsibility to get that fixed for you as soon as possible.

 

Points for buying

 

 

No matter how you slice it, buying a home in west Calgary is going to be a large, if not the largest, purchase that you’ve ever made. Investing in west Calgary is a dream of many; however, that doesn’t mean that many possess the means to do it. Albeit, for those that do there are quite a few advantages to buying a home in Calgary.

 

Houses for sale in west Calgary have a relatively high price point. There are many reasons why west Calgary homes are as expensive as they are, such as: their proximity to the downtown area, the abundance of amenities and recreational space found in the area, and the large lot sizes.

 

Certain pockets of west Calgary housing are located as little at 20 minutes away from the downtown Calgary area. The simple fact that much of the west Calgary natural space has been deemed a conversation area means that there is a limit to the amount of new developments that will be springing up in the area. The restraints imposed upon new developments suggest that current west Calgary homes will only appreciate in value.

 

West Calgary neighbourhoods feature many attractions and amenities that are conducive to the family lifestyle. As a family living in west Calgary, it’s uncommon that you’ll need to travel beyond your neighbourhood. That said, buying a home in west Calgary guarantees that you’re never far from what you need.

 

Select neighbourhoods in west Calgary feature homes that are nothing short of mansions. Estate homes in Calgary tend to lend to an affluent community where you won’t find as many renters as you will homeowners. Examples of which can be found in Aspen Woods, Springbank Hill, and Wentworth, Calgary.

 

Click here to read my article “Living in Wentworth, Calgary: 5 reasons to invest in this luxury neighbourhood.”

 

You may have heard that the Calgary real estate market is in a period of transition. Homebuyers across the city are taking advantage of the situation and using it as an opportunity to enter the market. If you’re one of these people, or are curious about renting in west Calgary, you can reach me at:

 

Website: http://totalhomemarketing.ca/

Email: georgebyma@shaw.ca 

Direct:  (403) 690-2020


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I have listed a new property at 114 33 ARBOUR GROVE CL NW in Calgary.
This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo is a must-see. It has had thousands of dollars in upgrades including hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, A/C through out the unit, granite counters, undermount sinks, fully tiled ensuite shower with a glass enclosure, upgraded blinds, front load LG washer and dryer, pot lighting in the living room and under cabinet lighting. Other features include 1 underground TITLED parking stall, extra parking stalls can be rented, plenty of insuite storage, a private patio facing a greenbelt and visitor parking stalls. Within walking distance to the LRT station, plenty of shops, grocery stores, YMCA and many more amenities.
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I have listed a new property at 258 HILLCREST CI SW in Airdrie.
Awesome family home that is even better then new! This home is in excellent condition and has been fully landscaped complete with a huge maintenance free back deck and features air-conditioning and heated garage. The main floor has a great entry with a huge walk-in front door closet. Your living area on the main is the perfect wide open plan for entertaining with a great kitchen including granite countertops, large eating area and huge living room complete with a corner gas fireplace. Upstairs you will have your laundry room, bonus room complete with built-ins and vaulted ceilings and 3 bedrooms. Your master suite features a 5 piece ensuite with large soaker tub and a great walk-in closet. Outside the south facing backyard is the perfect area to enjoy those hot summer days and soak up all the sun. There is also a dog run and underground sprinklers. This is great home is truly a must see!
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I have listed a new property at 66 Westbury PL SW in Calgary.
OPEN House - Sat & Sun - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM -- TERRIFIC - 3 PLUS 1 bedroom - 2000 PLUS sq/ft family home located on a very quiet cul-de-sac in sought after West Springs. Only minutes from Schools, Community PARKS, loads of Area shopping and easy commute to DOWNTOWN. Nicely landscaped home with a SUNNY South LARGE backyard with beautiful patio area. Very FUNCTIONAL - OPEN CONCEPT - home with a BEAUTIFULLY Developed lower level.
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I have listed a new property at 211 EDGEDALE DR NW in Calgary.
Open House Sat & Sun June 6&7: 2-4. One of a Kind! Custom built by Swedish Homes this home has character everywhere you look. On your arrival you will know that you are in for a treat. Out front you have a private patio to sit and enjoy your morning coffee. Stepping into the home you are greeted by soaring vaulted ceiling over the living room, dining room and into the kitchen and breakfast nook. The main floor also features a bedroom and family room complete with wood burning fireplace and hidden prohibition wet bar. Upstairs you will find 3 huge bedrooms. Your master suite has a private patio that overlooks your amazing yard. The lower level is the perfect entertaining area that can be your own private pub. This space has 10' ceiling and features a wet bar, billiards area, card area and theatre space. Moving outside to the west backyard you have the perfect summer space with a huge deck, complete with built-in BBQ area and lots of trees and backing onto green space. This is a special home and a must see!
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I have listed a new property at 4704 5 AV SW in Calgary.
Fantastic turn key home located on a perfect street in Wildwood backing onto greenspace with playground and 1 block to school. This home has been totally updated with everything having been replaced within the last few years. The main floor has been opened up creating the perfect space for a family that loves to entertain. The kitchen is truly stunning with mocha stained cabinets, granite and butcher block countertops, high end stainless appliances and plenty of storage space. Your dining room and living room flow perfectly together and some newly added windows were added to allow all the natural light you could want. A master suite has also been created with large walkin closet, 4 piece ensuite and enough room for that king size bed. There is also a second bedroom and another bath. The lower level has been completely updated with a cork ceiling, huge family room and 2 more bedrooms. Outside the landscaping has been redone and the private backyard has plenty of trees.
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West Calgary real estate is decidedly more expensive than other areas in the city. Cougar Ridge however features many mid-range properties that are ideal for growing families who are looking to upsize their current homes.

 

West Calgary homes are cherished for their proximity to the city, their large lot sizes, and for purveying a prestigious lifestyle that’s coveted by many. In my latest article, Cougar Ridge real estate: A homebuyer’s guide to this west Calgary neighbourhood, I would like to shed some light on what makes investing in Cougar Ridge real estate a smart move.

 

Homes for every lifestyle

 

West Calgary neighbourhoods, specifically Cougar Ridge, have much more to offer than luxury homes. While they definitely have a distinct presence in the area, Cougar Ridge still offers homes for every lifestyle.

 

Cougar Ridge has a high volume of mid-range houses that are ideal for young families who are in the market for a new home. The generous lot sizes and access to both green space and amenities make it nearly impossible to deny the inherent value present in these properties.

 

There are also a handful of multi-family residences for sale in Cougar Ridge, Calgary. For example, the Landings at Cougar Ridge is a luxury development featuring varied properties. From row houses to luxury villas, these cozier properties present an opportunity to become a part of the Cougar Ridge community. These homes are treasured for their nearness to a wealth of west Calgary attractions, and of course the city itself.

 

Cougar Ridge real estate successfully blends the quiet of the suburbs with the convenience of the city. 

 

 

West Calgary attractions

 

West Calgary homes are known for offering residents the best of both worlds. On one hand, there’s a ton of green space surrounding the neighbourhood. Much of it is home to archaeological dig sites, which give the community a cultural and historical significance. The areas are preserved and will remain protected so that locals can enjoy them.

 

Click here to access my article on 10 fun things to do when living in SW Calgary.

 

On the other hand, the neighbourhood borders directly on the Canada Olympic Park, a gathering place for the active folks in the community. There are a wide range of shopping centres and local amenities where Cougar Ridge, Calgary community members can find everything they need to make life simpler. Some examples of the many West Calgary amenities are: West Market Square, Strathcona Square, and the widely known Mount Royal University.

 

 

A growing community

 

A sure sign of properties that will appreciate in value is the amount of new construction in the area. The Landings at Cougar Ridge are nearing completion and the addition of this new upscale development is guaranteed to usher new life into the community. The new homes and the residents they are attracting will actively bolster the area’s tax base and increase property values across the board.

 

The fact that preserved areas and permanent fixtures like the Canada Olympic Park surround the community means that while the demand for these homes may increase but the supply of them will remain fixed—so, for homebuyers who are looking to become a part of a growing community such as this, I recommend getting in on the ground floor!

 

As always, if you have any further questions about Cougar Ridge, Calgary real estate, I can be reached anytime at:

 

Website: http://totalhomemarketing.ca/

Email: georgebyma@shaw.ca 

Direct:  (403) 690-2020

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