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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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Calgary has the Youngest First-Time Buyers

  A survey released by Bank of Montreal (BMO) today, states that the youngest first-time homebuyers in Canada hail from Calgary. While the average age of first-time homebuyers in Canada is 36, the report states the average first-time homebuyer in Calgary is just 32-years-old. Here’s a breakdown of first-time homebuyers in Calgary: • 54% are […]

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SE Calgary Homes For Sale: Help for Buyers and Sellers

Whether you want to buy or sell a home in SE Calgary, it’s a great time to get involved in the booming Calgary real estate market. Some are concerned about buying as it’s a time when homes are at a record high but this part of Calgary has something for just about every budget.If you’re […]

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Top 5 Online Resources for Home Design

We’ve come across some really great online magazines recently with home design and decor ideas. We thought we’d ask our Twitter followers what their favourite home design websites are, and we got some great responses. “I support Canadian sites, my favourite is Sarah Richardson Design. Also good are Style at Home and House & Home.” […]

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Why Selling Calgary Homes with a REALTOR Will Actually Save You Money

We came across a very interesting infographic recently, REALTORS vs. For Sale By Owner, which outlined several stats which debunk the myth that selling your home yourself is cheaper. Here are some of the reasons why using a REALTOR to sell your home will actually save you money: • On average, homes for sale by […]

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Will there be Single-family Homes or Condos for Sale in Calgary?

A recent survey by the Manning Foundation was released, that polled Calgarians on various issues involving their city. One of the results we found interesting, was that Calgarians were split 50/50 on whether more single-family homes or condos should be built as the city grows. According to a story in Metro Calgary: “The survey also […]

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May Calgary Housing Market Stats

According to numbers released by CREB this week, residential sales in Calgary improved from last year, mainly boosted by the increasing condo market here. Right now conditions are favouring the seller, according to the press release by CREB: “There is downward pressure on inventory levels, because there are fewer than normal new listings at a […]

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What are Calgary’s New Mortgage Rates Going to Do?

A fairly big story this week in the mortgage and real estate industry, was the rise of Canada’s five-year bond rates. The reason it’s a significant change, is that many believe this is the sign of an upcoming increase in fixed-rate mortgages. We figured we would poll a couple of the mortgage experts on Twitter […]

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