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What do you do when your home didn’t sell?

If your home has just come off the market and hasn’t sold, don’t be discouraged. The reason it didn’t sell may have nothing to do with your home or the market. In reality, your home may have been one of the more desirable properties for sale. If your listing has expired and you still want […]

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Budget 2016 & Real Estate

The Federal Budget was announced this week, and you’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about the numbers, changes and promises that came out of that. Many parts of the budget pertain specifically to real estate and housing, and if you want the rundown, here it is: Investing in date on foreign homebuyers: the government pledged […]

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The Top 10 Calgary Communities to Invest In This Year

This week, Money Sense released their “Where to Buy Now” list for 2016; Calgary ranked number 17 nationwide for investment opportunity. The list also included a ranking of Calgary’s neighbourhoods, in terms of which ones pose the greatest opportunity for return on investment, if you buy this year. There are plenty of qualified buyers, though […]

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Listing your home this Spring? Focus on curb appeal

Spring is when things generally heat up in the real estate market in Calgary, and the warmer weather allows homeowners to focus on improving curb appeal of their home as well. If you’re planning ahead for a spring listing (the season hits in a few weeks), curb appeal can be a great ally. When you’re […]

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Selling your home? REALTORS® give you an edge in this market

Calgary’s real estate market is currently favouring buyers, which doesn’t mean you can’t sell your home or that you shouldn’t, it simply means you need to be strategic about your listing and pricing your home correctly is incredibly important. There are a number of reasons why using a real estate professional are beneficial during the […]

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How much do you know about condo reserve funds?

The Condominium Property Act in Alberta, requires that condo boards establish and maintain a reserve fund, to provide capital for major repairs and replacement of common property owned by the corporation. As buildings age, they need to be repaired: roof, parking lots, landscaping, etc. Condo owners must pay for the repair or replacement of common […]

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What matters to home buyers: size, location and price

Yes, it’s still true, Calgary is sitting in a buyer’s market right now. Due to a dip in segments of the economy and increased inventory in the real estate market, home prices are being driven downwards so not only do buyers have the upper hand in pricing, they have a lot more selection right now in our […]

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Just because it’s a buyer’s market doesn’t mean you should go it alone

A buyer’s real estate market doesn’t mean it’s easier to navigate, it just means the conditions are favouring buyers: lower prices, more inventory, etc. Whether you’re a seasoned homeowner, or first time home buyer in Calgary, the purchase of a home is one of the biggest investments you’ll make in your lifetime, so you want to […]

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Selling a home that didn’t sell once

If your home has just come off the market and hasn’t sold, don’t be discouraged. The reason it didn’t sell may have nothing to do with your home or the market. In reality, your home may have been one of the more desirable properties for sale. If your listing has expired and you still want […]

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Trading up to a larger home this year? Here’s some tips

A report released today, is forecasting luxury home sales in Calgary to increase in 2016, due to lowering prices in that sector. If you’re looking at trading up your home for a bigger one, here’s some mistakes to avoid. 1. Rose-colored glasses Most of us dream of improving our lifestyle and moving to a larger […]

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