The Magnussen Real Estate Team" have listed a new property at 19 MILLER BA in Okotoks.
Welcome home! The sprawling main floor flows over wide plank engineered hardwood floors, under 9’ ceilings & is ideal for family life/entertaining. The open concept main living space allows the living room, kitchen & dining nook to flow together. The gourmet kitchen offers granite counters, stainless steel appliances including a 5 burner gas stove & more. The inviting living room & formal dining room are separated by a 3-way fireplace. The main floor is completed by a mud room, walk-in pantry, half bath & a private office. Upstairs is a large family room plus 4 big bedrooms, 5 pc family bath & laundry room. The master suite boasts a 5 pc ensuite with a tile shower, soaker tub, dual sinks & more. The fully finished basement features large windows, in-floor heating & offers a family room, theater, wet bar, home gym, bedroom, bath. Outside is a large rear deck, beautifully landscaped yard with over 100 trees/shrubs & a triple attached garage which is insulated & heated. Built-in speakers inside & outside.
 
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The Magnussen Real Estate Team" have listed a new property at 437 1 Crystal Green LN in Okotoks.
This top floor, corner unit in Pencross is one of the most desirable in the complex, offering both town & mountain views with 1200+ sq ft of living space. Boasting 9 ft ceilings with a cathedral ceiling in the living room your new home feels a lot bigger. The south & west facing unit is flooded with natural light & has been beautifully upgraded offering granite counters, stainless steel appliances including an induction stove & Miele dishwasher, tile & laminate flooring, closet organizers & much more. The master bedroom offers an ensuite bath & walk-in closet while the second bedroom offers the convenience of a built-in murphy bed making it easy to convert the room for guests. Pets are allowed in the complex with board approval. Enjoy 2 titled underground parking stalls! – especially during our cold winter! Penncross is set up for recreation & entertaining with a gym, indoor putting green, social room, quiet reading area, plus outside BBQ area - located close to golf course & Crystal Shores Lake.
 
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The Magnussen Real Estate Team" have listed a new property at 2320 18 ST in Nanton.
CHARMING, SPOTLESS, 1942 CHARM IN THIS 1.5 STOREY IN THE BEAUTIFUL TOWN OF NANTON, ALBERTA !! Come and enjoy all the peace and serenity that Nanton has to offer...Located on a corner lot in a quiet neighborhood, this beautifully renovated 1.5 storey home is sure to please. Upstairs you'll find the tastefully updated master suite with large loft/sitting area, wainscotting and built in headboard/custom wall. The main floor features an inviting living room (with access to the front porch), a country kitchen & eating area (with stainless steel appliances) 2 large bedrooms along with a newer family 4 pc. bath. The basement is fully finished with recreation room and laundry. This home has new windows throughout. Outside you'll find a large custom deck, 2 sheds and cozy firepit area along with huge 2 car parking pad, RV parking, a large garden area and apple, plum & lilac trees. Don't delay, book your personal showing today !
 
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Our REMAX Realtors with "The Jay Magnussen Real Estate Team" have SOLD a property at 1216 SIENNA PARK GR SW in Calgary.
Beautiful renovations in a highly desirable 50+ condo building. This sunny, south facing unit features a stunning renovated kitchen boasting granite countertops, stainless steel appliances including a double oven, breakfast bar, and ample storage. The dining area, with built in china cabinet, and living room flow together in an open concept layout and offer access to the south facing balcony with a gas line where you can enjoy the beautiful mountain view! There are 2 spacious bedrooms including the large master suite with dual closets and custom renovated 3 pc ensuite featuring a glass enclosed shower. The main, 4 pc bath offers a walk-in tub and adjustable showerhead. Enjoy the convenience of in-suite laundry & storage. This unit is ideally located close to the elevator and close to the heated, underground parking spot with a storage unit nearby. The nearby recreation center and visitor parking are nearby for your convenience - enjoy pool tables, gym, social areas, kitchen & more.
 
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Our REMAX Realtors with "The Jay Magnussen Real Estate Team" have SOLD a property at 168 BRACEWOOD RD SW in Calgary.
This inviting bi-level home, located in beautiful Braeside, has been remodeled top to bottom! The main floor boasts an open concept layout, allowing the living room, dining area, and kitchen to flow together seamlessly over hardwood floors. The gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a built-in sidebar/hutch, under cabinet lighting, and offers easy access to the large rear deck. The main floor has 2 bedrooms, one with a built-in Murphy bed, and the other with a 3 pc ensuite. The main, 4 pc bath has been totally improved! The lower level has been transformed into your master retreat includes a gas fireplace, easy access to the laundry room, and an impressive 5 pc ensuite with a customized walk-in california closet which must be seen to be appreciated! Outside you will find a new oversized double, detached rear garage with man cave that is insulated & heated, the rear yard is brimming with mature trees, hot tub and beautiful landscaping.
 
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Our REMAX Realtors with "The Jay Magnussen Real Estate Team" have SOLD a property at 117 WOODBURN CR in Okotoks.
This split-level home, located on a huge lot in beautiful Woodhaven, is overflowing with potential. The main floor boasts a wood burning brick fireplace, vaulted ceiling and a bank of windows allowing natural light to flood the room. The kitchen has tons of high-quality oak cabinets & stainless steel appliances. Upstairs you will find 3 generous bedrooms, a shared 4 pc bath and an ensuite off the master bedroom. The 3rd level features a charming antique wood burning stove in the family room, along with an additional bedroom and 3 pc bath. Outside you will find a front facing, vinyl deck with aluminum railing while the rear yard that is brimming with mature trees, a patio and beautiful landscaping including a pond. The windows throughout have been replaced (except the 2 basement windows).
 
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Our REMAX Realtors with "The Jay Magnussen Real Estate Team" have SOLD a property at 330 CIMARRON VISTA WY in Okotoks.
This inviting 2 story home has an open concept main living space, 3 + 1 bedrooms, a fully finished basement & more! The open layout allows the living room, kitchen & dining nook to flow together. The comfortable living room boasts a gas fireplace surrounded by stone, overlooking the rear deck & yard. The elegant kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, plenty of cabinets, large central island, spacious corner pantry and more! The main floor is completed by a half bath & a flex room off of the front entrance, which is ideal for a home office or playroom. Upstairs you will find a 4 pc bath & 3 spacious bedrooms including the master suite which offers the convenience of a walk-in closet & ensuite. The basement is fully finished with a family room, 1 additional bedroom, a 4 pc bath & laundry/storage room and water softener, almost a necessity in Okotoks . Outside you will find a rear deck and fenced yard with a 2 car parking pad. Close to dining, shopping, parks, and playgrounds in beautiful Cimarron!
 
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Our REMAX Realtors with "The Jay Magnussen Real Estate Team" have SOLD a property at 2 CRANBROOK VI SE in Calgary.
*Seller willing to pay condo fees for 1 year* Enjoy maintenance-free, estate living nestled between Fish Creek Park and the Bow River, in Cranston's Riverstone. This beautiful bungalow style estate condo offers 1587 sq.ft of living space complete with 3 beds, 2 baths, quartz counters, high-end appliances including a gas range, a stunning mountain view & much more! The open concept living space allows the gourmet kitchen, dining area & living room to flow together over gleaming hardwood floors & under 9'ceilings - making this ideal for everyday living & entertaining. Sit on your large balcony, or ground level patio to enjoy the outdoor space. Conveniently access your double attached garage from the lower floor of your unit. As a part of the Cranston community, you will have access to Century Hall with a spray park, skating rinks, tennis courts & more. You will also have access to dining, shopping, movie theatre & more minutes away in Cranston & Seton shopping areas.
 
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The Magnussen Real Estate Team" have listed a new property at 105 SOMERSET DR SW in Calgary.
BEAUTIFUL, SPOTLESS, SOMERSET 3 LEVEL SPLIT !! Don't miss your opportunity to own this lovingly maintained, freshly painted, 3 bedrooms, split level in Somerset. The main floor features an inviting living room, large, sunny kitchen (with island/breakfast bar) and dining area (with access to the composite rear deck). Upstairs you'll find 3 bedrooms, including the large master suite (with 3 pc. ensuite & walk-in closet) along with a family 4 pc bath. The lower level has a large family room (with gas fireplace) along with a huge mechanical /laundry/storage room with tons of crawl space storage. Outside there's a double attached front garage (insulated), rear composite deck (with power awning) beautifully landscaped yard with underground sprinklers and a storage shed. Updates include: shingles (2013) furnace (2015) hot water tank (2017) kitchen appliances (2016) washer& dryer (2015) main floor flooring, countertops & sinks (2009).
 
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The Magnussen Real Estate Team" have listed a new property at 2251 HIGH COUNTRY RI NW in High River.
Welcome to your next home! This incredible 2500 sq ft pre-built home has been carefully planned & checks all of the boxes with more upgrades than we can list. This home is ideally located on a large lot, on a family friendly street with back lane access allowing the opportunity for a 2nd garage or RV parking. The open concept main floor flows over durable & trendy woodgrain tile & under 9’ ceilings. The beautiful gourmet kitchen boasts high-end full height 2-tone cabinets, glass tile backsplash, quartz counters, upgraded stainless steel built-in appliances, huge pantry & more. Enjoy the convenience of a private office, large mudroom w/ built-in lockers & walk-in closet, a family workspace w/ tech desk & more. Upstairs you will find the bright & spacious bonus room w/ vaulted ceiling plus 3 big bedrooms ALL with walk-in closets, laundry room w/ sink, folding counter & storage. The master suite features vaulted ceiling & a luxurious ensuite with dual sinks, glass & tile shower, free standing soaker tub.
 
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Please visit our Open House at 161 CIMARRON GROVE CR in Okotoks.
Open House on Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:00PM - 4:00PM
This inviting 2 story home has all you have been looking for: it is well cared for & well maintained with a number of improvements including brand new shingles. The foyer opens into the inviting living room that offers the warmth of a gas fireplace. The spacious dining nook can accommodate a large table while the large kitchen offers a central island with new pendant lights above, new pot lights, stainless steel fridge & dishwasher, spacious pantry & more. The main floor is completed by a half bath. Upstairs you will find a 4 pc bath & 3 spacious bedrooms including the master suite which offers the convenience of a walk-in closet. The partly-finished basement is framed with a family room, bedroom & bathroom. Outside you will find a rear deck, fenced yard & a 2 car parking pad. Close to dining, shopping, parks, and playgrounds in beautiful Cimarron!
 
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The Magnussen Real Estate Team" have listed a new property at 161 CIMARRON GROVE CR in Okotoks.
This inviting 2 story home has all you have been looking for: it is well cared for & well maintained with a number of improvements including brand new shingles. The foyer opens into the inviting living room that offers the warmth of a gas fireplace. The spacious dining nook can accommodate a large table while the large kitchen offers a central island with new pendant lights above, new pot lights, stainless steel fridge & dishwasher, spacious pantry & more. The main floor is completed by a half bath. Upstairs you will find a 4 pc bath & 3 spacious bedrooms including the master suite which offers the convenience of a walk-in closet. The partly-finished basement is framed with a family room, bedroom & bathroom. Outside you will find a rear deck, fenced yard & a 2 car parking pad. Close to dining, shopping, parks, and playgrounds in beautiful Cimarron!
 
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Okotoks Parade & Children's Festival

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
 

The Okotoks Parade & Children's Festival have been a hugely popular event every year. The Parade begins at 11 am in Downtown Okotoks.  The Children's Festival, presented by TD, follows at 12 pm, and includes crafts, face painting, food, and always live entertainment! This year's entertainers Michelle & Friends and the Purple Pirate Magic Show are sure to be a hit!


Be sure to wave and say hello to our team members Jay Magnussen, Savannah Magnussen & Neil Donnelly when you see Magnussen Real Estate Team at the parade! Our agents are friendly and always willing to talk about the real estate market in Okotoks!  

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The Magnussen Real Estate Team" have listed a new property at 716 AVONLEA PL SE in Calgary.
BEAUTIFUL ACADIA BUNGALOW! Here's your opportunity to call the beautiful community of Acadia home! This nicely updated 1062 sq. ft. bungalow is located on a quiet cul-de-sac. The main floor features a large living room, dining room ( with access to the deck ) and gourmet kitchen ( open to the living room ) along with 3 bedrooms ( including the master ) and a family 4 pc. bath. The lower, basement is fully finished with a large, illegal 2 bedroom suite along with a storage room and laundry area. Outside you'll find a cozy deck off of the dining room and an oversized, double detached garage along with a large RV parking pad.
 
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The Magnussen Real Estate Team" have listed a new property at 1216 SIENNA PARK GR SW in Calgary.
Beautiful renovations in a highly desirable 50+ condo building. This sunny, south facing unit features a stunning renovated kitchen boasting granite countertops, stainless steel appliances including a double oven, breakfast bar, and ample storage. The dining area, with built in china cabinet, and living room flow together in an open concept layout and offer access to the south facing balcony with a gas line where you can enjoy the beautiful mountain view! There are 2 spacious bedrooms including the large master suite with dual closets and custom renovated 3 pc ensuite featuring a glass enclosed shower. The main, 4 pc bath offers a walk-in tub and adjustable showerhead. Enjoy the convenience of in-suite laundry & storage. This unit is ideally located close to the elevator and close to the heated, underground parking spot with a storage unit nearby. The nearby recreation center and visitor parking are nearby for your convenience - enjoy pool tables, gym, social areas, kitchen & more.
 
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YES! ABSOLUTELY.  


Real estate prices in Calgary and surrounding areas like Okotoks, Airdrie & Cochrane have been trending downward since 2014. Rental vacancy is low. Mortgage rules have tightened meaning a lot of people are not in a position to buy a home, needing to rent. 


Now, is the time to shop around for the right investment property BUT, do not jump in without doing your homework.



INVESTMENT PROPERTY BUYING HOMEWORK


  1. Estimate 1% of property value for annual maintenance
  2. Expect to put at least 20% down to get your investment property mortgage.
  3. Buy a property that has positive rental flow from day one.
  4. Set out rules in your lease agreement and stick to them, ie, charge late rent payment fees, determine your pet policy, etc.  
  5. Screen your tenants as if you were screening them to move in with you! 
  6. Do not buy a fixer-upper unless you know for certain you have a contractor who does quality work.
  7. Look for a property close to schools, public transit, amenities, parks, grocery. 
  8. Repairs will be unexpected and can be expensive. Ask your accountant what tax deductions are available for investment properties which may include: mortgage interest, repairs or improvement costs, etc.
  9. Research municipal bylaws and rules relating to property 
  10. Research Alberta's Landlord & Tenants Act to be well informed of your rights and responsibilities as a landlord. 
 

GOALS


Own one property, or several, for a couple of decades, create high net worth, use to supplement a retirement fund, pay off mortgage using your rental income, and sell when you are ready to cash out.

 


GET EXCITED 


Due to appreciation, you are likely to sell your property at a higher price than what you bought it at, which makes selling an exciting and profitable end goal to your investment!  

 


Investing in real estate and property or any real estate for that matter is unpredictable and can have a lot of both positives and negatives.  If you decide you re ready then... 


  1. Do your homework.
  2. Contact us, Magnussen Real Estate Team, who are experienced and knowledgeable in this field and ready to help you find the right investment.  
  3. Create a solid plan and stick to it
  4. Remember, investing in rental property is not going to make you rich quickly - plan for the long term. One of the best attributes of Real Estate Investing is ownership.  You cannot lose until you sell.
 
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Please visit our Open House at 113 7 HARVEST GOLD MR NE in Calgary.
Open House on Saturday, March 30, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM
This beautifully updated Harvest Hills condo has plenty to offer including 2 generous bedrooms, 2 bathrooms including the impressive ensuite with a tile shower, a sunny west facing balcony, underground parking, a gas fireplace framed by windows and much more. Enjoy the low maintenance laminate flooring, the ample natural light & more. This unit offers the convenience of in-suite laundry, being located on the ground floor, is close to numerous amenities, a quick commute to the airport and has great access to Deerfoot Trail.
 
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Please visit our Open House at 168 BRACEWOOD RD SW in Calgary.
Open House on Saturday, March 30, 2019 1:30PM - 3:30PM
This inviting bi-level home, located in beautiful Braeside, has been remodeled top to bottom! The main floor boasts an open concept layout, allowing the living room, dining area, and kitchen to flow together seamlessly over hardwood floors. The gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a built-in sidebar/hutch, under cabinet lighting, and offers easy access to the large rear deck. The main floor has 2 bedrooms, one with a built-in Murphy bed, and the other with a 3 pc ensuite. The main, 4 pc bath has been totally improved! The lower level has been transformed into your master retreat includes a gas fireplace, easy access to the laundry room, and an impressive 5 pc ensuite with a customized walk-in california closet which must be seen to be appreciated! Outside you will find a new oversized double, detached rear garage with man cave that is insulated & heated, the rear yard is brimming with mature trees, hot tub and beautiful landscaping.
 
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Please visit our Open House at 117 WOODBURN CR in Okotoks.
Open House on Sunday, March 31, 2019 1:30PM - 3:30PM
This split-level home, located on a huge lot in beautiful Woodhaven, is overflowing with potential. The main floor boasts a wood burning brick fireplace, vaulted ceiling and a bank of windows allowing natural light to flood the room. The kitchen has tons of high-quality oak cabinets & stainless steel appliances. Upstairs you will find 3 generous bedrooms, a shared 4 pc bath and an ensuite off the master bedroom. The 3rd level features a charming antique wood burning stove in the family room, along with an additional bedroom and 3 pc bath. Outside you will find a front facing, vinyl deck with aluminum railing while the rear yard that is brimming with mature trees, a patio and beautiful landscaping including a pond. The windows throughout have been replaced (except the 2 basement windows).
 
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Please visit our Open House at 128224 386 AV W in Rural Foothills County.
Open House on Saturday, March 16, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM
This gorgeous 2 storey home is set against the backdrop of the beautiful Foothills, minutes outside of Black Diamond. The open concept great room offers a functional living space with top of the line finishings. The main floor, flowing over hardwood floors, features a gourmet kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances & a large island with breakfast bar. The living room boasts an inviting gas fireplace & built-in entertainment unit. Access the rear deck off the dining area to enjoy the glorious mountain view. The main floor is completed by a den/office behind French doors, laundry/mud room & powder room. Your oversized triple car garage can be accessed from the mudroom. Upstairs you will find a bonus room, 4 pc bath & 4 big bedrooms including the impressive master suite which features a luxurious ensuite with a soaker tub, tile/glass shower, double vanity & walk-in closet w/ organizer. Enjoy 5 acres w/ pastures & horse shelters. Young trees will soon mature to provide shade & privacy.
 
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