July in Calgary is one of the most exciting times of the year as it kicks off with the Calgary Stampede. The energy in the city is at an all-time high, with great weather and the city a buzz throughout the month. With several free festivals this month, there‚Äôs lots of opportunities to bring the … Continued

Many homeowners face the reality of having a home that’s too large for their needs. Maybe the kids have left or you’ve realized you’re only using part of your home and want something a little cozier. Regardless of the reasoning, downsizing is a popular option that can save money and reduce the time/effort that goes … Continued

When it comes to owning a home, many people assume that bigger is better but if you’re an empty nester, single person or couple without kids; it’s highly unlikely you’ll need a five bedroom, three bathroom home. When trying to determine the right size of home for your specific needs, there are a few pros … Continued

Many people consider their home to be their greatest asset and it is, however, it can also be your greatest expense. If the bulk of your existing budget goes towards the upkeep of your property, it may be a good idea to think about downsizing. If you’re uncertain about taking the plunge and downsizing, consider … Continued

For today’s savvy homeowners, bigger isn’t always better. The concept of living large has been replaced with need for quality over quantity. Whether your goal is to lower your mortgage payments, a desire to simplify, or there is a shift in priorities, there are a number of reasons why downsizing in Calgary is the trend … Continued

Are you looking to downsize? Does the ‘lock and leave’ lifestyle appeal to you? Buying a new condo may be a great fit for your needs, but the only way to know for sure is if you take the time to ask yourself the right questions. Here are eight of the most important considerations you … Continued

Timing is everything, especially when it comes to selling one of your most important personal assets: your home. Knowing when to sell can be the defining factor in how successful you are closing the deal. From understanding seasonal trends to monitoring changes in government policies, here are a few tips to help you determine the … Continued

For many, the home buying story is one of growth; a growing family and the need for a larger home with room for them to grow into. However, for an increasing number of people the exact opposite is true. The trick is downsizing, not downgrading.