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What Buyer's won't Tell you...

Heat savings over hardwood: Survey reveals shift in home buyers’ desires The Canadian dream home has a new laundry list of “must haves” Utility bills can cost a homeowner even more when they go to sell their property according to the CENTURY 21® Canadian Home Critics Survey. In the results, which expose purchasers' motivations and turn offs, Canadians overwhelmingly report ...

Selling Your Home Doesn't Have to be Overwhelming

When some people think about selling their home, they imagine all the things they will have to do: paint the kitchen, clean closets, prepare for viewings, find another home, arrange financing, start packing, etc. It can all seem very overwhelming very quickly.   In fact, the long to-do list you imagine you’ll have to deal with may dissuade you from making a move!  It ...

Help! My neighbour is a bully!!

Do you remember grade school? There was always at least one, sometimes more. As they got older they gravitated to each other and ran in packs. Bullies! They often used physical force, either their own or borrowed from followers, to steal your lunch, to push you around the playground and basically let everyone know who ruled the neighbourhood. As with most immaturities, childhood bullies often grow ...

What Home Buyers Love to See

Buyers are more likely to make an offer on your home if they see a lot of things they love about it. So what do buyers love to see?    One of the main things they like to see is a lot of space. Of course, you can't change the size of your rooms, but there is a lot you can do to make small spaces in your home seem more spacious.   Buyers also love to see a clean ...

Preparing For a Power Outage

Some people can live in their homes for years without ever experiencing a power outage. In fact, even in areas prone to serious storms or snowfalls, power loss doesn't happen that often. No wonder so many homeowners are caught unprepared when it does.   To make sure you're not caught unprepared, follow these tips: • Replace batteries in unused flashlights every six months. • ...

You Bring the Beef, I'll Find the House

My good friend Kent has been talking about buying his first house for a while. His parents Lorne and Sandi Zentner were in town last week checking on the city wing of their family business, Silver Sage Beef. It only took a few nights of Sandi sharing her son’s bed and Lorne on an air mattress in the living room of Kent's tiny apartment for them to tell my wife (on her weekly visit to pick up ...

Just listed great home in Mrlbrough MARLBOROUGH PARK

  Just listed .....Walk in to this newly renovated bi-level with new carpets and paint . This home offers huge bright living space and dining area with 2 bedrooms and full bath, another 3 pc bath and 2 more bedrooms in the basement, lots of parking including a double detached heated garage and RV parking with a dog Kennel. Close to all amenities and schools. Don't miss this great opportunity ...

July 2014 Real Estate Update

Market Moves Toward Balanced Conditions Growth in new listings outpace sales growth in July, supporting double-digit inventory gains Calgary, Aug, 2014 – Residential sales this month totaled 2,336 units, a record level for July activity. However, year-over-year sales growth slowed to 3.18 per cent. “While July’s sales growth seems like a dramatic departure from ...

The Importance of Reading & Understanding An Offer

When you make or receive an offer to buy a property, it's important that you read and understand every clause. It is especially important to understand any conditions or any changes that are made to the standard offer.   An offer may contain several types of conditions. The most common are "conditional upon arranging financing" and "conditional upon passing a professional ...

Market Moves Toward Balanced Conditions

According to Calgary regional housing market statistics recently released by The Calgary Real Estate Board, growth in new listings outpaced sales growth in July, supporting double-digit inventory gaines.  This is helping the market move toward more balanced conditions.   To read more about the recent statistics for Calgary and area, copy this link into your browser: http://www.creb.com/public/documents/statistics/2014/package/res-stats-2014_July.pdf 
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