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What is a Land Title Transfer Fee?

15 Ways to Increase Your Homes Value

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...]

Calgary Infills Buyers Guide – Choosing the Right Builder

Building a Calgary home 3 tips to success

Calgary Infills Buyers Guide to Choosing the Right Builder Over the past decade the face of Calgary’s inner city neighbourhoods has slowly, but surely changed from old post-war era bungalows to brand new and sophisticated infill homes. Responsible for the transformation are many of Calgary’s finest custom home builders who … [Read more...]

5 Considerations Before Buying Real Estate

Calgary Condo Questions and Answers

5 Important Considerations Before Buying Real Estate Buying a new home, condo, townhome or lake cabin perhaps is exciting to say the least. Usually it is the location that is the most important, then the interior features and exterior appeal of course, next up, a bunch of other specifications such as construction date, yard … [Read more...]

Reasons Why You Should (or Shouldn’t) Invest in Real Estate

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10 Total Reasons Why You Should (or Shouldn’t) Invest in Real Estate Are you thinking of making a real estate investment but aren’t too sure why you should, or should not do so? Well, here are some ideas that will help you determine those answers and lead you towards making the best decisions for your investment goals.  - … [Read more...]

Costs of Building an Inner City Home in Calgary

Inner City Homes Calgary Infills

Costs of Building a New Inner City Home in Calgary from Scratch Are you planning on building a new infill home from the ground up? If so, such an endeavour is exciting to the say the least, but first, it’s crucial you understand the costs involved to that you can budget your finances accordingly and feel secure in the … [Read more...]