Buying a foreclosure....not for the faint of heart

By: Kathleen Burk

Buying a foreclosure....not for the faint of heart

Tags: Bragg Creek Real Estate, Bragg Creek Homes for Sale, Foreclosure Properties, Redwood Meadows Real Estate

If you think buying a foreclose is a straightforward process, think again. The recipeie for success lies in the relationship between 3 things: BUYER + REALTOR + LUCK Here is my abbreviated version of how to persue a property that is being sold by the courts. 1. Respect the fact that it's likley someone fell on hard times and had to give up their property in an unpleasant way.  2. Underst...Read More

LOWER ELKANA Bragg Creek Alberta | Neighbourhood Feature

By: Kathleen Burk

LOWER ELKANA Bragg Creek Alberta | Neighbourhood Feature

Tags: Bragg Creek, Elkana Estates, Elkana Ranch, Redwood Meadows Real Estate, Bragg Creek Homes for Sale, Circle 5,

  Not olny is Lower Elkana home to the ledgendary Elkana Ranch and a books worth of foklore and history it is also now one of the oldest and most sought after neighbourhoods in Bragg Creek. With the Bragg Creek itself meeting here with the Elbow River Elkana offers walks along the riverbanks and peacful strolls through the municipal reserve along the creek. Offering swimming holes, history, ...Read More

What makes a

By: Kathleen Burk

What makes a "specialist"? Is it even necessary?

Tags: Bragg creek, Bragg Creek Real Estate, Bragg Creek House for Sale, Market Expert, Acreage, Rural Property, Rocky Mountain

  For my business and my clientele, being a “specialist” matters. The journey towards a market specialization has morphed into a hyper-specialization and it started 22 years ago, a natural evolution that I was totally unaware of at the time.   I love puzzles, I become fixated and relentless in my pursuit of the finished product. In my...Read More

The Litmus Test

By: Kathleen Burk

The Litmus Test

Tags: Homes, Bragg Creek, House Prices, Redwood Meadows, Bragg creek realestate

Generally speaking this is the most widely accepted definition of "Fair Market Value"-The definition of fair market value generally accepted by Canadian courts is: "The highest price available in an open and unrestricted market between informed and prudent parties, acting at arm's length and under no compulsion to act, expressed in terms of cash.&qu...Read More

Can Real Estate Wait...just for a little while?

By: Kathleen Burk

Can Real Estate Wait...just for a little while?

Tags: Property showings in December, Christmas Real Estate Market, Real Estate in Bragg Creek, Bragg Creek, Selling youR house is hard, Stress and selling a house, House showings during COVID

Yule, the winter solstice, is a time of great symbolism and power. It marks the return of the sun, when the days finally begin to get a little longer. It's also a time to celebrate with family and friends however we can, and share the spirit of giving during the holidays where we can.  The winter solstice is a time of reflection, during the darkest and longest night of the year....Read More

Community Responsibility

By: Kathleen Burk

Community Responsibility

Tags: Local support, Supporting a small community, responsibility in a small town,

Repeat after me: “Community Consumption is Responsibility”  I hesitate in starting this first sentence, I find I am reaching for fact, but if fact is information without opinion I am reaching without success.   To those of us who have chosen to live in a small community we have chosen to be a part of something extraordinary. Perhaps somewhat unbeknownst at first, ...Read More

Lessons from COVID-19, Insights into what makes a Realtor tick and a message of Thanks

By: Kathleen Burk

Lessons from COVID-19, Insights into what makes a Realtor tick and a message of Thanks

Tags: Bragg Creek Real Estate, Mountain Houses, COVID-19 effects, Leadership in Business, Mentors, Women of Influence

5 Months Later..........  COVID-19, you are a force to be reckoned with. Your capacity to break the human spirit is less than I thought it may be however your capacity to wear us down to what at times feels like a thinning version of ourselves is monumental. A level of vulnerability not typically present and likely unable to be mitigated.    My work allows me an opportunity t...Read More

Bragg Creek Home Listings Under $850k

By: Kathleen Burk

Bragg Creek Home Listings Under $850k

Tags: Real Estate Listings, Bragg Creek, Homes For Sale

Find all the listings in Bragg Creek priced under $850k.  Check back daily for new opportunities! [Widget(Listings)]     ...Read More

I Will Never Be a Well-Behaved Woman

By: Kathleen Burk

I Will Never Be a Well-Behaved Woman

Tags: women in business, women leaders, women for women, real estate

I Will Never Be a Well-Behaved Woman   At 43 years old, at a round table discussion of matters, something happened....as I got up to refill my coffee, I asked the others if they too needed a refill. This I was taught to simply be good public manners. “Thank you Grandma.” This was met with a yes please and it was also met with a “No Thank you” but not the kind you ...Read More

What's

By: Kathleen Burk

What's "HOT" in Local High End Real Estate

Tags: Luxury Real Estate Trend, Bragg Creek, Ski Resort, Chalet, Kathleen Burk, Millarville, Priddis, Top 5 Trends

“ON TREND NOW” What's in demand in luxury Real Estate in the Greater Bragg Creek and Surrounding Area? We might not be as high profile as the Hollywood Hills but make no mistake about there are multi-million-dollar masterpieces quietly sprinkled all over the Foothills of the Rockies from Bragg Creek to Millarville. We sometimes forget that we’ve got movie stars retreating ...Read More