Top 5 Reasons to buy a home in Pine Creek, Calgary

With Anthem United's newest development slated for a 3-5 year completion, anybody who is looking to build or buy a new home in a SW Calgary Community needs to check out one of our favorite up and coming communities in the city.

New homes under Construction in Calgary, Alberta

  1. Great location and access to Major Roads 


This community gets you into the city through MacLeaod, Stoney or Deerfoot through Sherrif King St, 194th Ave and 210th Avenue. The new addition to the Stoney Trail ring road brings down commute time for all residents of the south! 


It’s never been so easy to get from a far SW community to the mountains, Canmore or Banff with the new ring road. Even temporarily having to cut through on Sarcee to get to Highway 1 is a pleasant and straightforward drive. 


  1. Ammenities: Some of the best we have seen in a new SW Calgary community recently

Playgrounds, new schools, a new Rec Center, pathway network, landscaping and ponds – This neighborhood has many of the perks of older established communities, and you can rest assured that your children won’t have to commute far for school! 


Also check out the Granary Road Market,  Cross Conservation Centre and Leighton Centre. The nearest mall is Southcenter Mall and the nearest urban hub is Seton 

  1. Pine Creek is slated to be finished construction in 3-5 years 

We have watched many suburban developments in the city take decades or more to finish. Great sales and strong management from this developer moving forward means they are expected to be completely finished with construction within a 3-5 year window.  

  1. No HOA 

The neighborhood is designed to offer all the modern conveniences of a master planned community without HOA fees. 

modern showhome kitchen

  1. Huge variety of Showhomes 

There is a wide range of detatched and attached units for sale in this 100% and if you are looking for more variety, nearby sister communities Belmont and Sirocco at Pine creek offer further variety. 


If you are interested in checking out some of the Showhomes in these communities, we would love to accompany you on your journey. Remember, a Realtor ® can negotiate upgrades and other terms in your purchase with a new developer that you may not necessarily be able to get otherwise. Give us a call and say “Hi” Today! 


Buyer’s Market? Hold that thought: 2022 real estate housing inventory levels to remain very low in the early new year.

 The aggregate price of a home in Calgary is forecast to increase six per cent year-over-year to just over $600,000 in 2022. Sources say global economic conditions are resulting in a boost in energy prices, making Alberta an inviting place to live. 

The Omicron variant could also play into 2022's pricing surge. Companies may consider delaying any return-to-work policies, with the most prominent example being large tech firms such as Apple, as recently announced last week. One’s home and one’s workplace may be one and the same for the foreseeable future. 

infill development in marda loop

Building optimism in Calgary's Market: Infills such as the one pictured above are as common as ever. A new 113 unit proposal on Mission Road, a new Brookfield proposal for 22 rowhouse building, and a CMLC designed  Arts Commons expansion are just a few of the new projects that have been revealed in the past week

These conditions, in addition to a limited inventory, are expected to result in a "brisk" market for the city of Calgary. It may be some time until we see a buyer's market in the city.

Calgary is attracting young Canadians looking for affordable homes, desirable job opportunities and a modern, balanced lifestyle. Residents and prospective homebuyers look to infrastructure projects such as the new stadium and the Green Line as a sign of continued growth and optimism in Calgary’s Real Estate market. 


The importance of pricing your home correctly in Calgary's real estate market

As a home seller in Calgary's Market, the single most important action you can take is to price your home right.

realtor conducting a home evaluation

Many sellers are inclined to overprice their properties as a method of "trying things out," believing that they can always lower the price later, but overpricing will scare potential buyers away.

If you overprice your home, you run the risk of alienating potential buyers who would otherwise make an offer. Homes that are priced correctly will sell faster and for less money, generating more buyer interest and increasing the likelihood of multiple offers.

Red flags include overpricing and underpricing. You're either not serious about selling or you're in a hurry to sell. You'll have an advantage against sellers who don't understand the value of a well-priced home if you use fair market value.

A Market Evaluation is a free service that can assist you in determining the actual value of your property. A Home Evaluation is a free, simple, and obligation-free service that assesses your home's condition, location, and recent market value to provide a listing price.

You can start the process on my website instantly, and we can follow up with you for the next steps. Click here now!


Check out our new listing in Sunalta: Up and coming unique community in Calgary's Downtown district

You will now be able to live inner city without needing to share hallways with your neighbours for the first time! This totally unique condo complex features an open court yard that allows lots of natural light to filter into the main rooms of the building.

Living in the stylish community of Sunalta, you'll approach your enormous corner house through a spacious entryway that has a large closet and is perfect for entertaining. In the following two rooms, you will find your second bedroom and second bathroom.

Bright and spacious living area with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths

There is a bright and spacious open concept living and dining space, as well as a kitchen. The elevated breakfast bar leads us into the kitchen, which is outfitted with maple cabinetry and elegant stainless-steel appliances that are within easy reach. In addition, you can simply access the grill on your south-east balcony from here.

Located directly east of downtown core

The spacious primary bedroom with a full ensuite features vessel sinks, and the primary walk-in closet completes this area, which also includes in-floor suite heating. Store your belongings in the lockable storage locker provided, and park in the secure, heated underground parking garage.

Each unit has access through courtyard connected to elevator landing

A highly sought inner-city location, this home is close to shops, banks, cafes and restaurants as well as high schools and colleges, SAIT and Co-op, as well as the Bow River, make it an excellent choice. Access to walkways, 17th Avenue, Crowchild Street, 14th Street, and the Sunalta LRT station are all within walking distance. Even though there is a lot going on, the neighbourhood is calm and serene. With many shops and businesses opening their doors nearby, Sunalta is the up and coming inner city neighborhood to watch! Don't wait any longer, contact to schedule a viewing today!

You can view the full listing here.


Toronto and Vancouver investors are now moving TONS of attention to Calgary condo market.

Interest is largely driven by the relative affordability of Calgary compared with major centers like Toronto.

The situation garnered national attention this past month after the Bank of Canada raised concerns about speculative buying driving up prices. One-quarter of all purchasers in Ontario had previously purchased a home, implying that they are speculative investors.

Over the same period, the market share for first-time buyers has been flat, as has that of buyers moving from one home to another. The report notes the shift could be caused by a reduction in foreign investors because of a speculation tax for non-residents.

The benchmark resale price for an apartment condominium in Calgary is about $252,000, compared with $700,000 in Toronto.

Similarly styles building to MODA's Newly proposed East Village Condo

Developers and architects in Calgary such as MODA are creating some very compelling condo's like we've never seen. We can't show you these exclusive posted but can you link you to the source HERE

Institutional investors are aiming to diversify their portfolios beyond Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal by investing in Alberta's booming multi-family properties. He claims that buying condominiums in Calgary would result in more rentals in the market and assist to alleviate the glut of inner-city condos.

How can local Calgarians compete with these investors? We've seen some legislation that serves to open up a portion of units to local buyers. Realtors are often also able to negotiate with developers when they open up the first phases of pre-sales. 

You can also follow us on YouTube for our upcoming special on Real Estate Investment, we will explain how anyone can get in on property investment, not just huge companies!


Despite continuous economic pressures linked to the oil and gas industries, Calgary real estate is expected to stay balanced.

In 2021, Calgary real estate is expected to climb by 3% to slightly over $470,000. Upsizing and first-time buyers are driving demand house sales. These purchasers choose single-family homes.

In Calgary, the average starting price for a luxury home is $750,000. The current condo supply in the city is 7 months, and this is unlikely to alter in the next 1-2 years. Last year, the most popular areas for home sales were Northern, Southern, and Northern/Central Western Calgary.

Because of their closeness to amenities and transit, the North Central and South Central neighbourhoods of Calgary will remain popular in 2021. In Calgary, the number of new houses being built is sufficient to meet present demand, and new home prices are very competitive. We foresee robust national house price gains as a result of the significant re-location trend in the Canadian housing market.

A persistent and broad housing supply shortage will almost probably endure, creating obstacles for buyers and driving up prices. In early 2022, relocating buyers from other cities and provinces will continue to boost market activity. 52 percent of Canadians believe real estate will be a smart investment in 2021.


What are the top 5 BEST quick home renos to boost the value of your home before listing in Calgary’s market?

 1. Painting – Fresh and Simple

Cost: $1000-$3000 (depending on house size, paint product, and labor)

Buyers are looking for neutral hues like white, beige, or soft grey throughout. We’ve been hearing more and more how it is a turnoff for buyers when each room is a different color. Several well placed accent walls may be a good idea, but keep in mind you cannot predict the taste of buyers.

Hardwood flooring is the most desired floor covering Calgary homebuyers expect

2. Flooring Revamp

Average $750 for a single room to 5 figures for outfitting a large home with a luxury product.

Buyers may prefer a homogeneous flooring look. Experts say many customers anticipate hardwood or synthetic vinyl hardwood.

Whatever is in your home, we would prioritize removing outdated carpet, such as brightly colored carpet, and worn carpet.

If you are just replacing certain sections, make sure it complements the other existing floor. Do not mix two types of hardwood, or a synthetic hardwood and a real hardwood. Do not mix two different wood grains, styles or colors in close proximity.

Updated Calgary Kitchen

3. Kitchen Cabinetry: Before selling your home, take advantage of some of Calgary’s low-cost kitchen retrofitting contractors.  

Costs range from $500+

We still recommend white, simple, sleek kitchen designs. There are a few contractors in Calgary who specialize in quickly updating dated kitchen cabinetry. If the kitchen contains different colors, painting the walls white will help lighten the room. New hardware, such as hand pulls, can also enhance kitchen cabinets.

4. Replace old kitchen appliances

Costs $500-$15000

Start with the fridge and stove, and then consider adding other appliances like dishwasher, wine fridge, etc. There are some great scratch-and-dent appliance stores in Calgary provide excellent value for updating your homes appliances.

Do you need to explain to guests the one weird trick you need to do to make sure your dishwasher does not spill water everywhere? Definitely not something a buyer is going to want to deal with.

cleaners detailing a house in Calgary

5. Detail cleaning professionals may pay for themselves.

Bathrooms, garages, carpets, tile grout, whatever it may be, you should really just pay attention to what your Realtor suggests in terms of cleaning. If you invest time into removing stains and grit that may have actually been there since before you can remember, buyers will notice.

Need some cleaning tips? Other ideas on how to boost curb appeal, or need to know how to revamp your property before selling? Drop us a line!

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