New property listed in Rural Mountain View County, Rural Mountain View County

I have listed a new property at 31268 Highway 766 in Rural Mountain View County. See details here

8.05 acres just West of Didsbury with pavement right to the driveway! The amazing 2,577 sq ft custom bungalow with fully developed basement has a great layout for country living. The 40 x 80 zipper lock Quonset is an awesome building with partial concrete floor to store all your toys and equipment. The landscaped yard is private with well established trees and plenty of space for a garden. Your horses would be welcomed in the great corrals.


New property listed in Rural Rocky View MD, Rural Rocky View County

I have listed a new property at 280128 Township Road 270 TOWNSHIP in Rural Rocky View County. See details here

Just east of Airdrie on Yankee Valley Rd. This cute bungalow built in 1939 has had extensive renovations. 1735 square feet on the main with a 295 square foot loft, the basement is nicely developed as well. Surrounded by trees on a perfect 4 acre parcel. Garage/Shop is 43 x 27 it is insulated with in floor heat. What more could you need.


New property listed in Rural Rocky View MD, Rural Rocky View County

I have listed a new property at 255245 RR281 in Rural Rocky View County. See details here

Welcome Home! Welcome to this beautiful 19.87 acre property. Nicely treed land is ideal for horses and hobbies. This fully developed bungalow offers approx. 1,241 sq ft on the main floor and 989 sq ft in the developed basement. There is a triple insulated detached garage and a classic older barn. Land is situated with a unimproved road allowance along full north boundary. Possibly aiding in future subdivision. The homeowner must reside on the property for 1 year and will rent back from the new owners.


I have sold a property at 283208 Range Road 284 in Rural Rocky View County

I have sold a property at 283208 Range Road 284 in Rural Rocky View County. See details here

Great opportunity to own a 2669 sq. ft. fully finished bungalow on 151 acres! The property is great for a small livestock operation with an excellent set of corrals, sorting pens and processing building with hydraulic chute. There are 8 -200 x 100 pens with room to expand for 2 more. Crossfield Creek flows through the property and there are two dugouts. This home offers and open layout, vaulted ceilings and a neutral décor. Kitchen is spacious offering ample cabinet and counter space, an island, corner pantry and a large living area. Living room is over sized with large windows offering loads of natural light. Three bedrooms up, one of which is the master that features a 4 piece ensuite. Fully finished basement has two very large bedrooms, a bathroom and a recreation room with wet bar. Landscaped yard, two large decks and shelter belts make for a fantastic yard site. There is also a 587 sq. ft. living quarters attached to the shop with a single car garage and patio. All on 151 acres! Included is 1000-1100 tonnes silage, one 500 gallon fuel tank and one 300 gallon fuel tank.



Here at the Danny Hansen Team we all have a huge crush on Bobbi’s newly adopted beagle-cross named Merlin! Merlin brings a world of fun wherever he goes, including his little visits here to the office!

Merlin’s presence has raised the question:How do we help our four legged friends make the transition from one home to another as seamlessly as possible?  New smells, new rooms, new fence line, it’s all so much for them to take in, and we want the process to go as smoothly as possible for our clients (the four legged ones as well!).

With both pets and real estate on our minds we decided that we would source out some tips for moving with pets! We are the real estate experts, but when it comes to animal care we turned to the experts at the Airdrie Animal Health Centre to give us some helpful tips on moving with pets!

 Here are 13 tips for moving with your pets!

1-      Consider boarding pets during moving day if that is not too stressful for them, or leave them with a friend

2-      Pheromones such as Adaptil or Feliway in the new home to reduce stress or anxiety and invite a calm state of mind

3-      Packing their favourite toys and beds last and unpacking them first in the new house.

4-      Give them lots of extra attention when in the new house

5-      When the “dust has settled” let them roam the house on their own

6-      Hide treats/toys around the new house to make a fun scavenger hunt

7-      Have a room in the new house just for them for the first few days, consider making it look like their place they had in the last home

8-      Show the cats the litterbox locations, don’t just expect that they will find them

9-      If moving out of the area, ask your vet for recommendations for a new veterinarian

10-  Update your new contact information with your microchip or tattoo company

11-  Have new tags for their collars with your updated information

12-  If possible, take your dog for frequent walks in the new area, this gets him used to the new surroundings, but also burns off nervous energy

13-  Stay as close as possible to your regular routine with feeding and walking times

We believe that if you implement these tips, the transition will be smoother for both you and your four legged family member!

A huge thank you to the staff at the Airdrie Animal Health Centre for providing this fantastic list! Be sure to check them out online through this link:



Bobbi Morrison, a licensed realtor within the Danny Hansen Team, was asked
today "What are the top 4 considerations that need to be addressed when
considering the transition to acreage life?"

1* When starting to look for a country residential property it s SO important to find a realtor that specializes in rural real estate. This is not the same type of transaction as when purchasing in town.  There are so many things to consider when moving to an acreage it is important to have a professional that is specialized in this type of real estate helping you through the process. Knowing the right questions to ask, where to find the answers is the best way to avoid unpleasant surprises in the future. 

2* Financing for an acreage is going to look substantially different than an
in-town purchase. For example: Banks tend to lend on the house and a certain
number of acres. Therefore, outbuildings and excess of land would not be
considered on an appraisal. The extra value, therefore, must be covered by the Buyers in addition to the the down payment in order to secure financing thus facilitating a successful sale. 

3* Weigh the PROS and CONS of city life vs country life and take a good hard look at the lifestyle you want to live. 

For example: a significant pro could be that you will enjoy the peace and quiet in the

country and your kids can grow up with an enormous amount of freedom away the hustle and bustle and concerns that come with raising children in an urban environment.   
However, a con may be the additional drive time for extracurricular,  work, and for school.  If you love going to the lake or camping on the weekends, acreage life might not be for you.   A lot of your free time on the weekends may be consumed by yard maintenance!

4* Be prepared to purchase equipment for the
maintenance of your new property. In some situations it's enough to own a
small lawn tractor, providing that you purchase the proper implements.  You will have loads of mowing and snow removal moving forward so it is important that you are prepared! 

What do you think? Is the #acreagelife for you?

The photo above is from one of our Mountain View listings, 31042 Range Road 281, Rural Mountain View County, Alberta, MLS # C4165407


There is something quintessential about texture in a home, it welcomes you in the most subtle and unpretentious ways.
Of course, everything has texture, but what we are speaking of in this context is wood, stone, and anything that has movement or beckons you to touch it within a home. These elements offer a sense of completeness, a sense of coziness, if you will. 

Following are a few ideas for how to add texture and movement to your space:

1-   Shiplap!

Shiplap is a beautiful alternative to drywall, and is currently having a significant moment in the design world. It is a tongue and groove installation that leaves you with a surface that can’t help but be touched! This is perfect for a stylish farm-house feel.

2-   Stone!

Bring an element of castle to your home! Stone is one of the most primitive materials for construction, and there is something deeply comforting about its sturdiness and movement. Best used for your fireplace or the exterior of your home, stone will give you the depth that your home craves. Additionally, consider  upgrading your counter tops to marble or quartz, you cannot fake quality, and it really is a pleasure to work on.

3 – Tile!

If you don’t already have a backsplash, here is your chance to make a “splash” with texture! Well chosen tile can complete a look. Consider subway tile, historically used in New York subway stations, and now a preferred product for kitchens and bathrooms. Or consider Moroccan-style cement tiles, complex designs boasting centuries of traditions.  Whatever your style or preference, adding tile will do a world of good for your space!

4 – Rugs, Pillows, Furniture, Plants & Stoneware

 Of course there are many opportunities to add texture in more fluid ways.

  • Rugs - don’t miss the opportunity to define your space and give your toes something to celebrate!
  • Pillows - Ahhhh, pillows! (Enough said)
  • Furniture – Well chosen pieces can compliment your space!
  • Plants – they are the original texture; you can never go wrong with a fig tree in your space!
  • Artisan stoneware - it will make every meal a pleasure!

Texture is the element of a house that makes you really feel like you are in a HOME.


Think outside of the box (house). Make sure the exterior of your home sends a “Welcome” message! Hang easy-to-read house numbers, mow the lawn, wash the windows, repaint or stain your deck if needed, plant blooming flowers.

Clear away the clutter inside. Clean and clear surfaces, floors, cupboards and closets. A clean and clear space shows as more spacious to potential buyers.

Style your dining table! This is often an overlooked opportunity.  A cheery option is to place a clear bowl full of lemons or an arrangement of flowers.

Do a sniff test! Your nose may be accustomed to the scent of your home, but it’s important to take out the garbage, remove dirty laundry, and use a deodorizer if you have a pet. Another trick is to bake a cake before a showing so your house smells “homey “ – just think, if you have 4 showings in a week you could eat 4 cakes that week as well! Win-win!
Pretend it’s spring and do the deep cleaning! Baseboards, windows, walls . . . wash them all when you first list, and then give them a quick swipe before a showing!
Display your closet space. The buyers will be peaking in every nook and cranny of your home, and closet space can be a real make-or-break for some home buyers. Eliminate the extra items and display your closets as spacious and ample!
Use the awkward areas creatively! Set up a little desk or a mommy-command center to display awkward areas as bonus space!
Kids toys strewn about? That’s a no-go. Sure, you will have families shopping for a home, but seeing toys scattered throughout the home doesn’t give them that “Fresh-Start” feel they are looking for.
Just remember, people pay for a home they can imagine themselves in. It’s worth the extra work if it saves you $5,000-$10,0000 in negotiating costs, or if your home is chosen over the neighbor’s identical  home!

I have sold a property at 294 LUXSTONE WAY SW in Airdrie

I have sold a property at 294 LUXSTONE WAY SW in Airdrie. See details here

From the curb, up the stairs, onto the full width front porch, through the front door, throughout the entire home, and all the way to the back fence, this home will captivate you with its’ alluring appeal and sense that THIS…is where you belong! It’s been lovingly cared for, and you can see it and feel it. Take your time and take in all that this home has to offer. This 3 BR (all with WALK-IN closets) and 2 bathroom NO SMOKING home, has rich looking and HIGH END engineered hardwood flooring, a STUNNING custom feature wall in the living room, granite kitchen counters, S/S appliances, spacious dining area with extra cupboards and cabinetry, BRAND NEW 50 GAL power vent hot water tank, and so much more. The SUNNY SOUTH back yard is absolutely AMAZING and spacious even with the insulated double detached garage. You would be proud to call this home…YOUR HOME.


I have sold a property at 624 Coopers SQUARE in Airdrie

I have sold a property at 624 Coopers SQUARE in Airdrie. See details here

DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS STUNNER! FANTASTIC HOUSE in the sought-after neighborhood of Coopers Crossing! FRESHLY PAINTED this home is a fully developed 2 story, offering 9 ft CEILINGS and over 3,500 sq. ft. of living space. The GOURMET KITCHEN has a WALK-THRU pantry, CUSTOM CABINETRY TO THE CEILING, GRANITE island, STAINLESS appliances & flows into the open concept living room where there is a STUNNING STONE COVERED GAS FIREPLACE as focal point. Main floor den is HUGE! The upper level offers a fantastic bonus room, 4 pce bathroom and three OVER-SIZED bedrooms one of which is the MASTER RETREAT that has a GORGEOUS 5PC ENSUITE, with a 2-SIDED FIREPLACE, WALK-IN closet, stand up shower & SOAKER tub. Laundry is also conveniently located on the upper level. The lower level is FULLY FINISHED and offers two additional bedrooms and a LARGE FAMILY ROOM. HEATED FLOORS, BUILT IN SPEAKERS and DESIGNER COLORS throughout are just some of the upgrades in this home. Situated on a FAMILY ORIENTED street with close proximity to schools, shopping & parks make his home a must see!


I have sold a property at 265239 Range Road 14 in Rural Rocky View County

I have sold a property at 265239 Range Road 14 in Rural Rocky View County. See details here

AMAZING PROPERTY! 5 ACRES +/-, TREED, METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED AND 5 MINUTES FROM AIRDRIE! This 1481 sq. ft. fully finished home must be seen to be appreciated. The home has been heavily updated over the last few years including shingles in 2014, hardwood, granite counters, tile, and paint. The home is well appointed and has neutral decor. Kitchen is spacious and offers lots of cabinet space and quartz counters. Living room is a great size and is highlighted by a gas fireplace with built-ins and loads of natural light through the bay window. Three bedrooms on the main level, one of which is the master that features a huge closet and a 3 pce en-suite. The main floor also features main floor laundry. The basement is fully finished and offers loads of storage, a large recreation room, a huge 4th bedroom with en-suite, and a flex room. Furnace and hot water tank have also been replaced in recent years. The attached garage is an over-sized double that is heated and insulated. Outside there is a fantastic set up outside including horse shelter, horse barn and 36x50 Quonset that is heated, insulated, and has newer shingles. Opportunities like this one do not come up very often. Call today to view!


I have sold a property at 21 Valarosa POINT in Didsbury

I have sold a property at 21 Valarosa POINT in Didsbury. See details here

THIS MAY BE THE BEST PROPERTY IN DIDSBURY! This STUNNING CUSTOM-BUILT modified BUNGALOW is a WALK-OUT on a PIE SHAPED lot backing onto the POND in the sought-after neighbourhood of VALAROSA! This home must be seen to be appreciated! With over 4700 sq. ft. +/- of developed space, this property is ideal for any family. Upon entering you are greeted by UPGRADES GALORE including VAULTED CEILINGS, GLEAMING HARDWOOD, POT LIGHTS and AN OPEN AND INVITING FLOOR PLAN. The GOURMET KITCHEN is to die for - complete with CUSTOM CABINETRY, GRANITE COUNTERS, HIGH-END STAINLESS-STEEL APPLIANCES, a HUGE PANTRY, and a FANTASTIC DINING AREA with GARDEN DOORS leading to the SE FACING 12x58 FT DECK over-looking the POND. The living room is stunning with HUGE BAY WINDOWS and a GAS FIREPLACE. Completing the main floor is a laundry room, two 2 pce bathrooms, and the MASTER RETREAT that is highlighted by GENEROUS WALK-IN CLOSET and a 5 pce SPA-LIKE ENSUITE that features STEAM SHOWER and BLASTER-JETTED TUB! On the upper level you will find two very GENEROUS BEDROOMS, a 4pc bathroom and FANTASTIC BONUS room that will come complete with THEATRE EQUIPMENT. The WALK-OUT IS FULLY FINISHED with a GIGANTIC RECREATION ROOM AND WET BAR, a 4th BEDROOM 4 pce bathroom and an (illegal) SUITE AREA perfect for a nanny or in-laws. The ATTACHED GARAGE IS AN OVER-SIZED QUAD with both HOT & COLD WATER and LOADS of space, making it the perfect space for a MAN CAVE. The yard is nothing short of an OASIS! The deck runs the full length of the house, as does the EXPOSED AGGREGATE below with POT LIGHTS under the deck. There is a BUILT-IN HOT TUB, OUTSIDE WOOD FIREPLACE and a fire pit to enjoy those summer evenings! There are 2-AIR CONDITIONERS, 2 HIGH EFFICIENCY FURNACES, HEATED FLOORS in the basement, garage, and master bath, CENTRAL VACUUM and FLAT CEILINGS through much of the home. Properties like this don’t come up very often! Must be seen!

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