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Childproof Your Home With These Simple Steps

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Childproofing Your Home: Better to Be Safe Than Sorry! You may have heard about how tragic those accidents involving children and objects around the home can be. Some could result in a scratch on the leg or bump on the elbow, while more terrible (and rare) cases could be life-threatening. If you do have young children or are … [Read more...]

Calgary: Top Alberta Real Estate Investment Market 2014

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Calgary One of the Best Places to Invest in Alberta in 2014 Alberta’s two largest cities – Calgary and Edmonton – top the list in a recent report released by the Real Estate Investment Network (REIN) for best investment markets in the province. Below are the scores from REIN for 11 Albertan municipalities. Search All … [Read more...]

New Calgary Home Buyers Guide – Choosing a Lot

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New Home Buyers Guide to Choosing a Lot A lot is not only just some piece of land or pile of dirt that your new home will be built on. In essence, it is the foundation for your home and future as a result. When looking for that perfect new home in Calgary that will fit your wants, needs and lifestyle best, it’s important … [Read more...]

Calgary Home Buyers Guide: Understanding Offers (Important!)

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Understanding Offers is Important for Calgary Home Buyers If you're a Calgary home buyer, you may put in anywhere from one to several offers before a deal solidifies. For home sellers, the same is true; you may receive quite a few different offers from a variety of potential buyers before finally getting one with the price, … [Read more...]

What is a Land Title Transfer Fee?

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What is a Land Title Transfer Fee and How Much Will it Cost? Alberta, unlike most other Canadian provinces, does not require payment of a land transfer tax to complete a real estate transaction. However, there is something called a “land title transfer fee” that many provincial municipalities have - including Calgary - that … [Read more...]

Calgary First Time Home Buyers: Get Your Tax Credit!

First Time Home Buyers

First Time Home Buyer? You May Be Eligible for a Tax Credit! Are you planning on making your very first real estate purchase sometime soon? If so, I would like to congratulate you as buying a home or condo for the first time is as exciting as it gets! There are many benefits to buying a home versus renting such as increasing … [Read more...]

Calgary Real Estate Investments – Home Flipping Prep-Tips

Calgary Real Estate Investments - Flipping a Home

5 Preparation Tips for Calgary Real Estate Investors Looking to Flip a Home One common investment strategy among real estate investors is to buy a property worth less than market value then perform renovations to increase its overall worth. Also referred to as “flipping”, here are some key aspects that any real estate investor … [Read more...]

What do my condo fees pay for?

Calgary Condo Guide to Condo Fees

What are condo fees and what do they pay for? If you’re thinking of purchasing a condominium, you may be surprised when you learn about the additional costs of condo fees you’ll have on top of all other expenses. Condo fees are a must-pay and their prices are non-negotiable. Every owner has to pay them on a monthly basis to … [Read more...]

Home Buyers and Sellers: Use a Good Real Estate Lawyer!

Finding the Right Calgary Realtor

Use a Good Real Estate Lawyer for Your Next Transaction!  If you are a veteran real estate buyer and seller, you probably already know that using a good real estate lawyer is a must. However, not everyone is as seasoned as you may be. First time home buyers may not have any idea that a lawyer is involved in a real estate … [Read more...]

Why Buy a Quick Possession Home in Calgary?

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6 Reasons to Consider Buying a Quick Possession Home in Calgary Quick possession homes are an exciting type of property to say the least. Nowadays, many home buyers in Calgary are choosing to go with quick possession because: * They are built with the latest and greatest floor plans, design and style * Time-consuming design … [Read more...]