Calgary News, Events & Local Insights about Calgary - Blog Archive: April, 2011

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The real estate market for luxury homes in Calgary has noticeably grown recently.  Unfortunately, the $22-million palace -  the city’s most expensive home and the crown jewel of the millionaire’s row called Pump Hill Close -  owned by Alfred Balm is not for sale. But luxury doesn’t have to be as ostentatious as Balm’s 91-room, 15,450-square-foot mansion.

Photo by Ben Freedman.

Buyers with no budget issues have a variety of homes and condos to choose from in the $1 million-plus range. The city’s economic climate makes it possible for local residents to get top jobs and move to more affluent communities. Also, because of its reputation as one of the most livable cities in the world, wealthy investors and business executives from around the world help…

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“Stocks may rise and fall. Utilities and transportation systems may collapse. People are no damn good. But they will always need land, and they will pay through the nose to get it.” - Developer and evil genius Lex Luthor

Well, it is not that simple. Families always need a land and home, but as the Calgary home buyers could attest, they have high expectations and specific needs. After all, their future will revolve around this purchase. And there are things that turned them off. Below are the lessons real estate brokers have learned through years of doing business in Calgary: what are the turn offs for home buyers and what are the best ways to avoid them.


Avoiding common turn offs is easy when you know what to look for.  - Photo by martiniko.


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