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Our REMAX Realtors with "The Jay Magnussen Real Estate Team" have listed a new property at 105 SEAGREEN MR in Chestermere.
COME AND ENJOY CHESTERMERE !! This beautifully maintained, fully developed, 3 bedroom, 2066 sq. ft. - 2 storey homes located in RAINBOW FALLS shouldn't be missed. The main floor features and open concept with the living room ( WITH CORNER GAS FIREPLACE ), kitchen ( WITH TOP OF THE LINE STAINLESS APPLIANCES, QUARTZ COUNTER TOPS & LARGE ISLAND WITH BREAKFAST BAR ) and dining nook all flowing together under 9 foot ceilings along with a formal dining room & 2 pc. bath. Upstairs you'll find 3 bedrooms, including the master suite ( WITH WALK IN CLOSET & 5 PC. ENSUITE ) as well as a large bonus room, upstairs laundry and flex area. The professionally developed basement has a large family room, wet bar and custom 3 pc. bath. Outside you'll be impressed by the large rear deck, custom patio, storage shed and plenty of perennials ! Don't delay, call today !!
 
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Our REMAX Realtors with "The Jay Magnussen Real Estate Team" have listed a new property at 304 16 POPLAR AV in Okotoks.
This bright & sunny 2 bedroom condo offers an excellent floor plan and location. Features include a bright white kitchen with raised breakfast bar, corner gas fireplace in the living room, 9 foot ceilings, bay window, in-suite laundry, in-suite furnace and hot water tank, south-facing balcony, 2 assigned parking stalls, storage unit on the same floor, and much more. You will also find two bedrooms, including the generous master bedroom which boasts a walk-in closet, and a shared 4 piece. This is a corner unit with exposure to the south and east. Centrally located within Okotoks, walk just a few blocks to shops, restaurants, parks, and bike paths along the river.
 
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Our REMAX Realtors with "The Jay Magnussen Real Estate Team" have listed a new property at 414 GARNET CL in Black Diamond.
Fabulous pie shaped lot backing onto green-space offers a gurgling pond, fire pit, gazebo frame, underground sprinkler system and is fully fenced with a fenced dog run area. Enjoy mountain views from upper level bonus room! Master bedroom features a sauna, en-suite bath and walk-in closet. 2 additional bedrooms are good size for a growing family. The bonus room has recently been repainted neutral colours and has hardwood floors. there is also hardwood flooring in living room with a multi sided fireplace. A Well appointed kitchen with large eating area, slate floors and door to yard. The lower level is almost complete and features a large family room area or work out room, office and rough-in for washroom and tons of storage.
 
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Please visit our Open House at 101 CRYSTALRIDGE DR in Okotoks.
Open House on Sunday, July 19, 2015 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Come and see this beautifully maintained " ONE OWNER - CUSTOM BUILT " 2125 sq. ft, 2 storey home located in the lake community of Crystalridge. The main floor features a large formal living room & dining room as well as a large, inviting kitchen ( WITH BREAKFAST BAR & TONS OF CUPBOARDS ) that opens to the bright & sunny family room ( WITH FIREPLACE ) along with a laundry room/ mudroom and 2 pc. bath. Upstairs, this home has some custom touches, formerly 4 bedrooms, it now has a custom library / office, and a large bedroom / sitting room where a wall was removed along with a spacious master suite with a walk-in closet and 4 pc. ensuite. The basement ( WITH ROUGH -IN ) has never been spoiled and is awaiting your ideas. Outside you'll find a large, double attached front garage, front porch, Large rear deck, patio and plenty of amazing custom landscaping. The community of Crystal Shores / Crystalridge has private lake access, beach & boating along with skating in the winter. Call today !!
 
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Our REMAX Realtors with "The Jay Magnussen Real Estate Team" have listed a new property at 61 DOWNEY RD in Okotoks.
DOWNEY ROAD SPLIT LEVEL - This spotless, fully finished, 1979 sq. ft. 3 level split, with a total of 5 bedrooms, located on quiet " Downey Road " has to bee seen to be appreciated. The main levels feature a large living room and dining room flowing together ( UNDER VAULTED CEILINGS ) along with a huge family room ( WITH FIREPLACE & CUSTOM BUILT-IN BOOKSHELVES ), sunny kitchen ( WITH REAR DECK ACCESS ), the fourth bedroom along with a 2 pc. bath / laundry room combo. Upstairs there a 3 bedrooms including the master ( WITH WALK IN CLOSET ) with a 4 pc ensuite along with a family 4 pc. bath. The fully developed basement has the fifth bedroom, a second family room ( WITH BUILT-IN COUNTER TOP ), a large 3 pc. bath ad plenty of storage space. Out side you'll find a nicely landscaped yard, a double attached front garage, front porch, storage shed and large rear deck ( WITH AWNING )...book you showing today !
 
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Our REMAX Realtors with "The Jay Magnussen Real Estate Team" have listed a new property at 220 EDGAR AV NW in Turner Valley.
WELCOME TO TURNER VALLEY ! Quaint bungalow in centre of town, great starter home or revenue property. This cozy home features a large living room, master bedroom, flex room, 4 pc. bathroom and huge country kitchen. Outside you'll find an inviting front porch, RV parking area and a large storage shed / shop all on an oversized lot. Call today for your personal showing !
 
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Our REMAX Realtors with "The Jay Magnussen Real Estate Team" have listed a new property at 101 CRYSTALRIDGE DR in Okotoks.
Come and see this beautifully maintained " ONE OWNER - CUSTOM BUILT " 2125 sq. ft, 2 storey home located in the lake community of Crystalridge. The main floor features a large formal living room & dining room as well as a large, inviting kitchen ( WITH BREAKFAST BAR & TONS OF CUPBOARDS ) that opens to the bright & sunny family room ( WITH FIREPLACE ) along with a laundry room/ mudroom and 2 pc. bath. Upstairs, this home has some custom touches, formerly 4 bedrooms, it now has a custom library / office, and a large bedroom / sitting room where a wall was removed along with a spacious master suite with a walk-in closet and 4 pc. ensuite. The basement ( WITH ROUGH -IN ) has never been spoiled and is awaiting your ideas. Outside you'll find a large, double attached front garage, front porch, Large rear deck, patio and plenty of amazing custom landscaping. The community of Crystal Shores / Crystalridge has private lake access, beach & boating along with skating in the winter. Call today !!
 
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Our REMAX Realtors with "The Jay Magnussen Real Estate Team" have listed a new property at 732 PRESTWICK CI SE in Calgary.
A GREAT FAMILY HOME ! This bright, sunny 1563 sq. ft., 3 bedroom 2 storey located in beautiful McKenzie Towne has a lot to offer. The main floor features an open design with the living room ( WITH GAS FIREPLACE ), dining area ( WITH FLEX SPACE ) and kitchen ( WITH ISLAND / BREAKFAST BAR ) all flowing together along with a 2 pc. bath. Upstairs you'll find 3 big bedrooms, including the master suite ( WITH 3 PC. ENSUITE ) along with a family 4 pc. bath. The lower, basement level is unfinished and just waiting for your ideas. Outside you'll find a landscaped and fenced ( SOUTH FACING ) back yard along with a large double detached rear garage ( WITH PAVED ALLEY ), private deck ( WITH PERGOLA ) and cozy front porch. This home is just steps away from a school and shopping centre. The Mckenzie Towne Community features gym access, community programs, water park / fountain / gas fire-pit for your enjoyment...CALL TODAY FOR YOUR PRIVATE SHOWING !!
 
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Please visit our Open House at 56 DOWNEY RD in Okotoks.
Open House on Monday, June 29, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Rare Opportunity to own this Fabulous family home with STUNNING views, backing onto Ravine and neighboring a Green space!! Conveniently located to schools, Rec center and downtown Okotoks. This charming home is updated top to bottom w/new windows, flooring on lower level, new garage door and many more! Main floor features office w/ double French doors, dining room, living room w/Stone fireplace and kitchen w/nook where you can walk out onto the large deck and take in beautiful mountain/ravine views. The upper level has a master retreat w/small deck overlooking the ravine/mountains, walk-in closet and 5 piece en-suite. 2 additional bedrooms upstairs, as well as large bathroom. Lower level recently updated with new flooring and new tiling in bathroom and another bedroom, family room and exercise room. Reverse osmosis system for clear pure drinking water and tankless water heater w/continuous hot water. Next to a large green space on one side and beautiful landscaping throughout. This is a Must See!
 
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Please visit our Open House at 16 DOWNEY GR in Okotoks.
Open House on Saturday, June 20, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Welcome to beautiful Okotoks.This 4 level split home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac with a gorgeous park-like setting, situated on huge pie-shaped lot backing onto a treed ravine.The main floor has an open concept layout making an established home feel up to date! The recently renovated kitchen boasts pristine granite and marble counter-tops, newer custom cabinetry, top of the line appliances, a huge island with breakfast bar and dining area. Look out from the kitchen to the large living room with hardwood flooring and custom built-in cabinets under vaulted ceilings.The lower main floor has a cozy family room with a wood burning fireplace along with a combo 2 piece bath/laundry room. Upstairs you will find a family 4 piece bath along with 3 bedrooms, including the master suite with a 3 piece ensuite bath.The basement has a work out room, private office and a 4th bedroom as well as plenty of storage space.Outside this home has a double attached front garage private rear deck
 
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Please visit our Open House at 56 DOWNEY RD in Okotoks.
Open House on Saturday, June 20, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rare Opportunity to own this Fabulous family home with STUNNING views, backing onto Ravine and neighboring a Green space!! Conveniently located to schools, Rec center and downtown Okotoks. This charming home is updated top to bottom w/new windows, flooring on lower level, new garage door and many more! Main floor features office w/ double French doors, dining room, living room w/Stone fireplace and kitchen w/nook where you can walk out onto the large deck and take in beautiful mountain/ravine views. The upper level has a master retreat w/small deck overlooking the ravine/mountains, walk-in closet and 5 piece en-suite. 2 additional bedrooms upstairs, as well as large bathroom. Lower level recently updated with new flooring and new tiling in bathroom and another bedroom, family room and exercise room. Reverse osmosis system for clear pure drinking water and tankless water heater w/continuous hot water. Next to a large green space on one side and beautiful landscaping throughout. This is a Must See!
 
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Our REMAX Realtors with "The Jay Magnussen Real Estate Team" have listed a new property at 16 DOWNEY GR in Okotoks.
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! Beautiful park-like setting on huge pie shaped lot backing onto treed ravine. Kitchen includes granite counters. newer cupboards, cork flooring. Hardwood floors in living room, gas fireplace family room, great work out room and office and extra bedroom in lower level. Large master with 3 pc ensuite bath.
 
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Our REMAX Realtors with "The Jay Magnussen Real Estate Team" have listed a new property at 56 DOWNEY RD in Okotoks.
Rare Opportunity to own this Fabulous family home with STUNNING views, backing onto Ravine and neighboring a Green space!! Conveniently located to schools, the Rec center and downtown Okotoks. This charming home has been updated from top to bottom with new windows, flooring on lower level, new garage door and many updates! Main floor features an office with double French doors, dining room, living room w/Stone fireplace and kitchen w/nook where you can walk out onto the large deck and take in beautiful mountain/ravine views. The upper level has a master retreat w/small deck overlooking the ravine/mountains, a walk-in closet and 5 piece en-suite. 2 additional bedrooms upstairs, as well as large bathroom. Lower level recently updated with new flooring and new tiling in bathroom and another bedroom, family room and exercise room. Reverse osmosis system for crystal clear pure drinking water. Located next to a large green space on one side and beautiful landscaping throughout. This home is a must see!
 
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Please visit our Open House at 56 DOWNEY RD in Okotoks.
Open House on Saturday, June 13, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Rare Opportunity to own this Fabulous family home with STUNNING views, backing onto Ravine and neighboring a Green space!! Conveniently located to schools, the Rec center and downtown Okotoks. This charming home has been updated from top to bottom with new windows, flooring on lower level, new garage door and many updates! Main floor features an office with double French doors, dining room, living room w/Stone fireplace and kitchen w/nook where you can walk out onto the large deck and take in beautiful mountain/ravine views. The upper level has a master retreat w/small deck overlooking the ravine/mountains, a walk-in closet and 5 piece en-suite. 2 additional bedrooms upstairs, as well as large bathroom. Lower level recently updated with new flooring and new tiling in bathroom and another bedroom, family room and exercise room. Reverse osmosis system for crystal clear pure drinking water. Located next to a large green space on one side and beautiful landscaping throughout. This home is a must see!
 
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Our REMAX Realtors with "The Jay Magnussen Real Estate Team" have SOLD a property at 1308 154 AV SW in Calgary.
PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP!! end of unit , townhouse in Millrise, close to everything , schools,transportation ,shopping .MAIN FLOOR : Foyer, dining area,living room ,kitchen, sliding door leading to facing south back yard .UPPER FLOOR : two bedrooms and 4 pieces bathroom .BASEMENT : Fully finished with a 3 pieces bathroom .Garage : single garage with garage opener and remote control.this townhouse is located in MILLSIDE GREEN CONDOMINIUMS. THIS TOWNHOUSE ORIGINALLY WAS 3 BEDROOMS , PREVIOUS OWNERS CHANGED TO 2 BEDROOMS , YOU CAN GET BACK TO 3 BEDROOMS IF THAT IS YOUR DESIRE.
 
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Our REMAX Realtors with "The Jay Magnussen Real Estate Team" have SOLD a property at 121 CRANBERRY SQ SE in Calgary.
This 1523 SF, 2 story home is ideally located on a large lot in Cranston - close to schools, parks, pathways & Fish Creek Park. The main floor features an open concept layout allowing the living room, dining area & kitchen to flow together over hardwood floors. Enjoy the benefits of plenty of natural sunlight, a gas fireplace, the stainless steel appliances, the cozy window nook & bench and much more. Upstairs you will find 3 big bedrooms including the master suite which offers the convenience of a 4 piece ensuite and a walk-in closet. You will also find a laundry room and family 4 piece bath on the upper floor. The lower level is partially finished with a large family rec room, awaiting only a bathroom to be complete; plumbing & gas roughed-in. Outside the spacious yard boasts a huge rear deck as well as a patio and a double detached garage. Located on a quiet street close to schools, parks, pathways, shopping & more - this well maintained family home has everything you are looking for.
 
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Our REMAX Realtors with "The Jay Magnussen Real Estate Team" have SOLD a property at 3 CIMARRON ESTATES WY in Okotoks.
This immaculate executive home in the desirable Cimarron Estates community of Okotoks must be seen to be appreciated. The main floor features an open concept layout flowing together over gleaming hardwood floors, and under 9' knockdown ceilings with skylights. The impressive eat-in kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, a large central island, under cabinet lighting & more. Relax by the stone gas fireplace in the comfortable living room, or escape to the rear covered deck overlooking the expansive landscaped yard. The main floor offers a powder room, laundry room, office (could be used as bedroom) and 2 spacious bedrooms including the master suite with a walk-in closet and 4 piece ensuite/ main bath with skylight. The lower level is partially finished with a large bedroom and steam shower bathroom. There is a huge unfinished space awaiting your development. Outside you will find a double attached garage, aggregate driveway, walkway and patio, and a huge fenced yard with sprinkler system & more.
 
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Our REMAX Realtors with "The Jay Magnussen Real Estate Team" have SOLD a property at Rural Foothills M.D., Rural Foothills M.D..
Property is adjacent to the boundary of the Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP) between Calgary and MD of Foothills. Possible future development opportunites as this property is so close to Calgary and boasts excellent schools, and recreational facilities and close to Calgary Health Campus. Some mountain and city views. Close to Polo Club/Gun Club, Strathcona -Tweedsmuir Private School. On paved road. GST applies where applicable
 
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Our REMAX Realtors with "The Jay Magnussen Real Estate Team" have SOLD a property at 306015 32 ST E in Rural Foothills M.D..
OKOTOKS COUNTRY ESTATE!! This BEAUTIFUL, PRIVATE 2760+ sq. ft. bungalow located on a treed 9.44 acre parcel has it all for the horse lover. The main floor features an open concept with the kitchen (HUGE ISLAND & GRANITE COUNTERTOPS), living room (FIREPLACE) & dining area all flowing together over BRAZILIAN CHERRY / OAK FLOORING. As well you'll find 3 bedrooms, including the master suite ( 4 PC. ENSUITE & PRIVATE DECK) along with a private office, family room (FIREPLACE & VAULTED CIELING)) & a 4 pc. & 3 pc. bath. The lower level is fully finished with a huge 2nd family room (WET BAR & FIREPLACE), billiards area, games room, theatre, 2 more bedrooms & a 5 pc. bath and plenty of storage. Outside there's a double attached front garage, a 2nd 2 car garage, 36 X 60 barn with 3 stalls, 30 x 20 4 stall stable, 3 pastures, hay shed, riding / roping arena and is fenced & cross fenced. The home also features Hardie board siding, metal / composite shingles and composite decks. Call today for your private showing.
 
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There are 2 very important changes coming soon to the mortgage and real estate industry.

 

These changes are going to cost consumers more so it's in your best interest to know what the changes are and how the timing works. 

 

1 - The first change is an increase to CMHC mortgage default insurance premiums on anyone that puts down less than 10%. When you purchase a home for less than 20% down it is required that you have your house insured with CMHC or one of the private insurers. Right now if your downpayment is less than 10% you would be charged 3.15% for the insurance. On June 1st this is moving to 3.60%. In dollar amounts you are looking at an increase of $450 for every $100,000 of mortgage.


2 - The second change is directly associated with your closing costs and fees. The Alberta government has increased the cost of closing and registering your mortgage in Alberta. For a $400,000 purchase with 5% downpayment, the fees to register your mortgage go from $258.74 to $1102.42. This is a 426% increase in cost. This change is set to take place on July 1st.

 

One more important thing to know about these 2 changes is how the implementation date affects you. With the insurance premium increase, as long as you have your mortgage in and approved by an insurer by June 1st you get the old rates. Even if your mortgage closes in the Fall, as long as it is approved before June 1st you are okay.

 

The registration fees are different. You are charged the fee based on when your mortgage is actually registered. So if land titles is 2 weeks behind, highly likely, then anything that closes mid to late June will probably end up with the higher fees. Timing will be important either way to avoid the higher costs.

 

For more information, or if you have questions about your upcoming real estate purcahse email us

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