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Creating Your Perfect Outdoor Oasis

Posted on Jun 15, 2023 in Real Estate

Enhance Your Lifestyle and Increase Property Value

Summer is here! And what better time to embrace the outdoors and transform your backyard, patio or garden into a captivating outdoor oasis?

Whether hosting a barbecue, enjoying a quiet evening with a book, or entertaining friends and family, a well-designed outdoor area provides endless joy and relax...

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Do you ever wonder how a Realtor® invests their money?

Posted on May 17, 2023 in Real Estate

Trung Bien, Team Lead at Trung Bien Real Estate Team, offers key insights into how you might invest your hard-earned dollars.


Where does a Realtor® invest their money? 

It’s a good question, and I can’t speak for other Realtors®, but for myself, surprise, surprise…the answer is: primarily real estate. It sounds typical that a real estate agent says th...

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City Assessment versus Market Value. What's the deal?

Posted on Apr 05, 2023 in Real Estate

How to determine real value when buying or selling a Calgary home. 

It’s not uncommon for sellers to come to us with misconceptions about their home's true market value because they’ve just received their City of Calgary property assessment. 

But many buyers and sellers are surprised to find there is often a notable difference between the assessed valu...

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Should I buy or sell a house in Calgary this year?

Posted on Mar 10, 2023 in Real Estate

What to expect in the Calgary real estate market in 2023 and how to make an informed decision. 

When it comes to real estate markets, no one has a crystal ball. Real estate markets — like all markets — are inherently unpredictable.

While it’s difficult to forecast market behaviour with certainty, what we can do is make reasonable projections that hel...

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Want to Know Which Calgary Neighbourhood is Right For You?

Posted on Nov 16, 2022

Scout it out before you doubt it.

This month we were featured in a blog on the realty site Zoocasa about Calgary neighbourhoods. The interview was great. It also got us thinking a bit more about some things we've learned helping folks buy homes in Calgary over the years.

There are many things to consider when searching for the right neighbourhood. Do...

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Searching for a cheap house in Calgary?

Posted on Sep 21, 2022 in Buying

Here’s some free advice on buying cheap.

If you're typing "cheap homes for sale in Calgary" into your search browser, here is something novel to consider: nobody really wants to buy a cheap home. 

We know…who doesn't want to get something…anything…cheap? But wait, hear us out a second. 

When we say nobody wants to buy a cheap home, we actually mean no...

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