New Listing in Patterson

May 21st, 2017 by Ryan Shandruk


Desirable end unit nestled within Capilano Ridge away from the busy street. Upgraded over the years; pride of ownership abounds. Super clean and move-in ready. Newer espresso maple kitchen cabinets with quartz countertops and subway tile backsplash. New hardwood and tile flooring. New bathroom renovations too including new cabinets, counter tops and tile surrounds. The 5-piece ensuite boast dual sinks and a deeeep soaker tub with a large separate shower. The oversized double-tandem garage boasts lots of room for storage and two cars, plus room for a third on the driveway. Visitor parking is very nearby too. New drywall in the garage with spray foam insulation behind. This home has had the same owner last 11 years, and was renovated to enjoy over the long term. Now all this could be yours.

To view more photos, full listing details and floor plan visit my web page.

New Listing in Cougar Ridge

May 21st, 2017 by Ryan Shandruk


Open kitchen with a massive centre island. Quartz counter tops, antiqued maple cabinetry with task lighting plus a walk-in pantry and built-ins galore. Mudroom with lockers & hooks; everybody has a space for their shoes, coats and bags! There is also a main-floor flex area providing space for a formal dinning area, a den, or a play area. Bonus room offers vaulted ceilings and large windows. Master retreat has a large walk-in closet and a great ensuite with dual sinks. 4th bedroom and a full bathroom in basement, plus a massive rec-room (a portion of which could easily be made into a 5th bedroom). The extra wide lot has a sunny south back yard complete with a putting green, a play structure, and a large deck with a hot tub, all included! The oversized attached garage is offset to the side, creating a dog-run/storage space behind and allowing for a large front porch. Situated on a quiet no-through road in a family community; down the street from COP/Winsport. Close to nature, walking paths, and wetlands.

To view more photos, full listing details and floor plan visit my web page.

New Listing in Altadore

May 13th, 2017 by Ryan Shandruk

#9 1729 34 AV SW

Condo fees include heat! Over 2000 SqFt (developed) in Marda Loop with private 2-car garage with direct access to the home. Courtyard location. Open kitchen with a massive breakfast bar with granite countertops, a gas stove, and walk-in pantry. Cozy corner gas fireplace with a circulation fan. Gated south patio with a gas outlet for BBQ (included). Master retreat encompasses the top floor; boasts vaulted ceilings, a French door Juliette balcony, and spacious walk-in closet with built-ins. Ensuite with dual sinks and a shower separate from the soaker tub. Middle floor has 2 bedrooms (one with a walk-in closet with built-ins), a full bathroom, and laundry area. The lower area is where you’ll find the private drive-in double tandem garage with a large workbench and storage area, plus a half-bath and the utility area. There is a sound system throughout the home with two speakers in every room with a master control unit (included) and digital wall controls.

To view more photos, floor plan and full listing details visit my web page.

New Listing in West Springs

May 8th, 2017 by Ryan Shandruk

#108 7 Westpark Common SW

eighty5nine by Morrison. This awesome one-bedroom would be perfect for the up and coming and the savvy investor. Contemporary flair throughout: stainless steel appliances plus quartz counter tops and modern cabinetry with soft-close hinges and runners. Deeeep soaker-tub with a rain shower-head in the cheater en-suite. Spacious 9ft ceilings and in-unit storage. Private patio with a gas line for a BBQ. This unit boasts it’s own front door and direct access to the heated parkade (think of it as a single-level townhouse). Open the back door and your titled parking space is right there. It’s an end-of-row spot with extra space on one side. Super-close (literally just steps, a block or less) to many cool boutique shops and at least 7 restaurants, plus 2 grocery stores, 3 banks, 3 coffee shops, and more. There are multiple nature pathways in the area. COP/Winsport is 2 minutes away; 7 minutes to Westside Rec centre and 69St C-Train Station. Downtown is just a quick jaunt down Bow Trail.

To view more photos and full listing details visit my webpage.

New Copperwood Listing

March 24th, 2017 by Ryan Shandruk

#2101 24 HEMLOCK CR SW

2101, 24 Hemlock Cres

Copperwood! This one has it all. Clean and fresh with recent updates. Main floor location. 2 bedrooms separated from each other by a large living room with a gas fireplace. 2 full bathrooms, one an ensuite, and one a cheater-ensuite. There’s a full laundry area to help hide away the mess. The master bedroom features a large walk-in closet with brand new California Closet built-ins. Receive your guests in the spacious front hall that features a den area with a built-in desk. Awesome location right beside Shaganappi Golf Course. Just a 10 minute walk to the Westbrook C-train, groceries, restaurants and shops. Copperwood has multiple amenities available, including lush landscaping with gazeboes and pathways, a full gym, and a recreation room. The parkade features a car wash, bicycle storage, and a craft room plus a workshop!

To view more photos, floor plan and full listing details visit my webpage.

CMHC Premium Increases – Nothing to Worry About

March 12th, 2017 by Ryan Shandruk


Earlier this month, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corp. announced that it will be increasing premiums on mortgages insured on or after March 17. This applies to home buyers financing more than 65 percent of their new home’s purchase price.

Don’t freak out about this; the increase is minor, and is actually a good step for the health of the  real estate market overall. Consumers financing $245,000 would expect to pay about $5 more per month in CMHC premiums, while those with mortgages worth $350,000 and $450,000 would see increases of just $7 and $8 respectively.

Those looking to lock in at current rates need to have a full application (not just a preapproval) submitted to a lending institution by 9:59 MST on March 13, so unless you’re well on your way to making an offer, the moment has likely passed. However, given the modest level of the increase, it’s not worth rushing a decision just to get in ahead of the deadline.

To get all the specifics about CMHC insurance rates, or to strategize your next home purchase, contact me today!

Cheap Renos That Boost Home Value

March 5th, 2017 by Ryan Shandruk

Home Renovation

Whether it’s a short term goal or long term maybe, many of us spend time considering what renovations we could do to our home that would have a significant impact on its value. With tax return season right around the corner, you may have a little extra cash coming in that you could invest in your property.

Global News has posted an excellent article detailing five home renos you can undertake that can have a significant return on investment. Check it out here!

Time to Plan

February 27th, 2017 by Ryan Shandruk

House keychain

So our economy is turning around as expected in 2017, with the Conference Board of Canada forecasting Alberta to lead the country in economic growth for the year. Oil prices have stabilized, and flowing infrastructure money is helping to create jobs, as is a lowered small business tax rate. All of that adds up to a little more consumer confidence, a little less financial nervousness, and maybe fewer homes on the market.

While Calgary’s real estate landscape never really became over saturated, we did see a large uptick in the numbers as financial realities led owners to downsize. That impetus is waning. Still, it will likely take a couple of years before higher end properties become as sought after as they were a few years ago; the sweet spot is really right around the $430,000-$500,000 mark for quick sales at or near asking price. According to the Calgary Real Estate Board, the communities that had the most sales last year were Tuscany, Evanston, New Brighton, Copperfield, Coventry Hills, Cranston, Auburn Bay, and Evergreen: all of which have plenty of inventory in that mid-range pricing category for detached single family homes.

So, If you’re looking at making an upwards move, now’s a good time to start strategizing. Pricing is stable overall, but if there’s any softness it’s going to be in the higher priced homes. Put a little work into staging your average sized property and making it present at its best, and while we’re not in bidding war territory yet, you’re likely to get a very respectable return. Spring is right around the corner, and is the time of year many people start thinking about making a move, so now’s the time to start preparing if you’re considering a jump into the sales market. I am well experienced in making this kind of upward move, and would be happy to help you formulate a plan – contact me today to get started!

New Listing in Strathcona

February 12th, 2017 by Ryan Shandruk



This home has had the same owners looking after it since nearly brand new. Neat as a pin; pride of ownership is evident throughout. Panoramic city view that including downtown from both the main and upper floors. In outstanding original condition with updated carpet and some recent paint. Detailed oak woodwork including wainscotting, built-ins, railings, trim; in addition to a wet bar in the living room and a pass through hutch in the dinning room. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the large, fully-enclosed sun-room, or perhaps from the upper deck off the master bedroom. Fully developed down with a large rec-room leading to an enclosed patio, perfect for a green house or perhaps a hot tub. The roof was recently replaced. All appliances are included, this home is move-in ready as-is, or could be renovated by new owners to suit.

To view floorplan, virtual tour and full listing details visit my web page.

Market Stability and Growth

January 19th, 2017 by Ryan Shandruk

Slow growth

More positive indicators regarding Calgary’s real estate market for 2017, this time from the Calgary Real Estate Board. In its 2017 forecast, CREB predicts about a three percent increase in total units sold, with an increase in detached home prices of nearly a percent. While a far cry from the booming numbers of a few years ago, this kind of stability – with a slow upward trend – is highly reassuring as we emerge from a recession. Check out the whole forecast document here.

Call me an optimist, but I’d suggest CREB is being a bit conservative with its predictions. It’s my feeling that there’s some pent up demand in Calgary’s market, people looking to make a move within the city who were simply waiting out the downturn so as to not experience so much downward price pressure on the property they’re looking to sell. If this is indeed the case, we could see an increase in the number of transactions over the course of the year, and maybe a little bump in the average price.

Regardless, we seem to have weathered a storm and are about to see the sun peaking through the clouds.

Want to plan your sales strategy? Contact me today and let’s have a chat.

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