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By Karen Salmon, Okotoks Real Estate Agent
(Royal LePage Benchmark)
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  Royal LePage turns 100 this year! To celebrate our 100th birthday,  Royal LePage has created a 100th Birthday Cake-Eating Challenge on Facebook. Here's how it works: The game challenges players to eat an entire virtual three-layer birthday cake in the shortest time possible. Participants c...
By Karen Salmon, Okotoks Real Estate Agent
(Royal LePage Benchmark)
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  Welcome to Air Ranch! One of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Okotoks. This 3400 sf home from award winning Morrison Homes is built for entertaining. As you enter the home you will notice the front flex room that can be uses as a den and a formal dining room with built-in china cabinet. T...
By Karen Salmon, Okotoks Real Estate Agent
(Royal LePage Benchmark)
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April 5, 2013 Thanks to Kerri Ann Day for writing this blog! Given the current business climate and the number of small, independent Okotoks businesses that are closing their doors, I thought you might be interested in a good news story about a small bike shop that is expanding to a new bigger l...
By Karen Salmon, Okotoks Real Estate Agent
(Royal LePage Benchmark)
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April 4, 2013 So you've decided to sell your house and you know there's a lot to do before the sign goes on the front lawn. Your real estate agent may suggest you declutter, clean and make minor repairs. They may also ask you to find all the paperwork regarding your nice basement renovati...
By Karen Salmon, Okotoks Real Estate Agent
(Royal LePage Benchmark)
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April 2, 2013 Can you tell I'm spending way too much time at my computer? Calgary is having a mini boom and I'm trying to figure out why we're not having the same excitement in Okotoks!  Well, Okotoks has a very predicatable real estate market. We have a busy spring (April-June) then ...
By Karen Salmon, Okotoks Real Estate Agent
(Royal LePage Benchmark)
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March 25, 2013 While it's true that I can help you buy a house anywhere in Alberta, there are areas that I'd be more likely to refer you to a colleague. It is for this reason that I have an extensive referral network of great agents throughout Alberta that would do a much better job of re...
By Karen Salmon, Okotoks Real Estate Agent
(Royal LePage Benchmark)
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March 24,2013 Woo hoo - it’s finally SPRING!  One of the best times of year because mother nature gives us a sense of freshness and rejuvenation.  One exception might be thawing dog poop in the yard, but hey … that’s just a nasty nasal reminder that we have a little maintenance to do. There are e...
By Karen Salmon, Okotoks Real Estate Agent
(Royal LePage Benchmark)
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March 19, 2013 Have you ever wondered if maybe you'd be better off buying than renting? I had Mark Herman of Mortgage Alliance run the numbers on buying either a starter home in Cimarron or a two bedroom condo in the Mesa. Payments on the 2 story home at $305 000 would be 1392 a month ... tha...
By Karen Salmon, Okotoks Real Estate Agent
(Royal LePage Benchmark)
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  March 15, 2013   1. There are 122 single family (SF) homes on the market as of March 13 2. Thirty five SF homes have sold in the last 30 days compared to 31 over the same time last year. 3. The average price of these 35 SF homes was 408,476 compared to 405,603 last year. 4. Average number of da...
By Karen Salmon, Okotoks Real Estate Agent
(Royal LePage Benchmark)
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March 13, 2013 I am often asked to recommend a service provider such as a mortgage broker, a home inspector, or a lawyer. Considering the number of interactions I have with these professionals, you'd expect me to have a comprehensive list. And I do. However, I'm not making the recommendat...
By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
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  Calgary Home Team buyers just found their new home in Okotoks!!! This fully developed bungalow with great curb appeal and double attached garage features a spacious main floor that includes a  a great living room overlooking the backyard, a large dining room, and a terrific kitchen with a corne...
By Karen Salmon, Okotoks Real Estate Agent
(Royal LePage Benchmark)
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Feb 1, 2013 Canada's only Olympic gold was in trampolining so why not make it part of your weekend plans to drop by the Airborne Trampoline and Tumbling Meet this weekend in the main gym at Edison Private School located just north of Okotoks. Two of the athletes are hoping to make it to the ...
By Karen Salmon, Okotoks Real Estate Agent
(Royal LePage Benchmark)
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Jan 29, 2013 I'm currently working with a buyer who wants to live in a home that is within walking distance of shopping, restaurants and other amenities. Now although Calgary ranks quite high as a walkable city, Calgarians love their cars. In fact the city planners keep building these amazin...
By Karen Salmon, Okotoks Real Estate Agent
(Royal LePage Benchmark)
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January 7, 2013 Bet you didn't know that there's more to Okotoks than a big rock in the middle of a field. We have a thriving community with a population of over 23000 and a housing market to match. Here is a summary of the home prices in the various communities in Okotoks as well as a 1...
By Karen Salmon, Okotoks Real Estate Agent
(Royal LePage Benchmark)
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   If you're thinking about buying a home, there are a few apps you should consider downloading. As a buyer, one of the most useful apps is realtor.ca. Available from the itunes store, this is a great little app that will show you every house currently on the mls in Canada. How many times ha...
By Karen Salmon, Okotoks Real Estate Agent
(Royal LePage Benchmark)
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December 7 2012 Every month, usually on the second Saturday, the real estate agents in Okotoks host a "Parade of Open Houses". Collectively we host open houses at the homes we are selling. This makes it easier for you, as a buyer, to view several homes in one afternoon. Perhaps you'...
By Ryan & Sheri MacDonald, Calgary Home Team
(Re/Max First)
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Calgary Home Team would like to congratulate their buyers on the purchase of 103 Crystal Shores Grove in Okotoks!   With more than 25 years of combined experience, Calgary Home Team are your agents of choice! You can rely on us to find the perfect home you are looking for in Calgary and surround...
By Karen Salmon, Okotoks Real Estate Agent
(Royal LePage Benchmark)
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June 14, 2012 It’s raining hard and arghhh … you have a water in your basement !!!  You think to yourself “What would Mike Holmes do?”  Well, you could try to find and seal cracks in the basement walls by digging around your basement or by removing drywall and insulation.  The worst part about do...
By Karen Salmon, Okotoks Real Estate Agent
(Royal LePage Benchmark)
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May 10, 2012 Thinking of moving to Okotoks or moving to another home within Okotoks? On Saturday May 12, 2012 from 1-4pm, over 30 local agents will be hosting  open houses in Okotoks. Whether you are looking for a townhouse in the 200K price range or happen to have a 900K to spend in Air Ranch, ...
By Karen Salmon, Okotoks Real Estate Agent
(Royal LePage Benchmark)
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Having just represented a buyer in a "FSBO" situation, I wondered why my buyers had to go through so many hoops... Thanks to Avi Parmar from TD Canada Trust for providing the following. Financing Issues from the Lender Perspective When Trying to sell you Home “Sale by Owner” / Buying a ...

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