John Kwong's Blog Posts

Market Update - March 2019

Market Update We are thankful to see that March was able to shake off the bitter cold Winter blues that February brought to the markets! Spring has sprung and the

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CIR REALTY Real Estate Review

March 2019.The effects of Calgary's economic climate continue to create weak sales activity and elevated inventory in the city's housing market. While the market remains oversupplied, slower sales

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Create an Evacuation Plan for Your Pets

An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters are a possibility. Many homeowners create

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6 Tips for Selling Your Home

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Calgary Market Update

The story of October continues to be the over supply of inventory which is causing it to be a buyers market across the board. This is a result of new inventory coming onto the market maintaining the

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Creating the Ideal Working Relationship with Your Agent

Creating the Ideal Working Relationship with Your AgentIf you're working with a landscaping contractor, you want to develop a good working relationship with that professional, so you can avoid,

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10 Home Staging Mistakes To Avoid

Staging is one of those often-overlooked details that can make all the difference when it comes time to sell. According to research conducted by the National Association of Realtors, 49 per

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Mid-year Calgary market update

Mid-year market update: economic conditions continue to weigh on housing City of Calgary, Aug. 15, 2018 – Stricter lending criteria, higher rates and a slow economic

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Going on vacation? Time to prepare your home!

Any time of year is a great time to take holidays, whether you’re heading south to escape the winter or taking a summer road trip with the kids. Before you take off, follow these tips so

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10 Must-Have Tools For Homeowners

When you own your home, things are going to break or wear out and, unless you want to spend your money on visits from a neighborhood handyman, you’re going to need to fix some things

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5 Reasons to Stage Your Home Before Buyers Visit

Sellers seem to have mixed reactions when they hear the word "staging." Some go all-in, while others are somewhat resistant to the idea. The more reluctant homeowners ask questions like: Why would

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5 Things Buyers Should Know About Home Inspections

Home buyers tend to have a lot of questions about home inspections. Are they required? How are they different from appraisals? When does it take place? Here are answers to these and other common

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The Benefits of Staging When Selling a Home

Buyer's market conditions are present in Calgary currently, as inventory continues to grow and Buyers take longer to make a decision. Under these kinds of conditions, sellers typically have more

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3 Reasons to Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Loan, Before Entering the Market

3 Reasons to Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Loan, Before Entering the Market If you need to use a mortgage loan to finance your home purchase, it would be wise to get pre-approved for a loan

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The Home Buying Process

The Home Buying Process: 7 Steps to Success Home buyers tend to have a lot of questions about the house hunting and buying process. This is particularly true for first-time buyers who have never

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Why Pricing Is So Important When Selling a Home

Why Pricing Is So Important When Selling a Home Do you plan to sell a home in 2018? If so, it's time to start thinking about your asking price. Better yet, you could work with an experienced real

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