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How to protect your investment once you buy a home

Buying a home is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make. It’s a lot of money down for a long time if you take out a mortgage, but it’s also the place where you and your family create memories together. After signing the papers and moving into your new home, you want to make sure […]

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How to buy a home with someone you’re not married to

It seems every year, more and more couples are deciding to buy a home together before getting married. Doing so can minimize financial stress as the couple can save up for a down payment and consistently pay their mortgage while not worrying about saving up for the cost of a wedding. That said, it also […]

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The benefits of buying a home in the summer

With summer on the horizon, you’ve probably noticed ‘for sale’ signs popping up everywhere. If you’ve done your research, you know that now is one of the most popular times to buy a home so, being the smart, savvy shopper that you are, you know that maybe you should wait for the market to cool […]

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What to expect when buying an older home

You often hear people say that they “want a home with character.” They are looking for something with a big yard that isn’t just a regular cookie cutter home that you tend to see in new neighbourhoods. Who wouldn’t want to live in a Victorian-style home in an established neighbourhood? However, after you get an […]

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Tips for a quick home sale in the summer

Summer in Calgary is arguably the best time of year. The weather is warm and welcoming, there are plenty of activities and events outdoors and many people go on vacation. There are very few people stressed about buying or selling their home in the summer months. However, believe it or not, summer is not the […]

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Real estate superstitions that could spook buyers

With Halloween only days away, the annual traditions and superstitions flood the city. Businesses are decorated in orange and black, you’ll find yourself running into cobwebs and black cats more often than usual and find broomsticks around just about every corner. These traditions keep the spooky atmosphere alive each year and help get people to […]

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Don’t get stuck with two homes

You got a new job across town; you’re having a baby in a few months; your kids have all graduated and gone to college so you’re looking to downsize. Bottomline: you’re ready to move on. These are all possible reasons for you to consider selling your home and buying a new one, whether it’s bigger, […]

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What happens to your real estate in a divorce?

Divorce is a tough situation which opens up many emotional and financial issues to be solved. One of the most important decisions is what to do about the house. Once you know how a divorce affects your home, your mortgage and taxes, critical decisions are easier. Neutral, third-party information can help you make logical, rather […]

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Earth Day: Why Eco-Friendly is a Selling Feature

Calgary is still sitting in buyer’s conditions, due to an increased inventory in homes and prices sitting lower than average. This means that home sellers need any edge to set themselves apart from the competitive marketplace on their side (pricing right always helps too). Homes with green features are attractive for homebuyers; and since tomorrow […]

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The Dangers of ‘For Sale By Owner’ Calgary Homes for Sale

With the launch of many new ‘for sale by owner’ (FSBO) websites over the last few years, some people are deciding to go it alone with their home sale. While there are success stories in any situation, 90% of homeowners prefer to work with a REALTOR (REALTOR.com), and for good reasons. Because licensed real estate […]

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