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August 11,22

Removing conditions on time

You know that saying “time is of the essence”? Well in real estate, it really truly is. The purchase contract has strict timelines that must be followed - literally to the minute - in order for the transaction to remain “alive”. One missed step and…

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August 8,22

Difference between a titled and assigned parking

Do you know what the most common issue is in the sale of apartments in Calgary? Parking! Titled, assigned, indoor, outdoor, can your use be taken away? So many questions surrounding condo parking so let’s break it down. There are three main categories in which…

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August 5,22

Waiting for your moving day!

Your conditions are removed, your transaction firm and you are ready to pack for your move but hmmm, you feel like there might be other things to do to prepare for possession day… No worries, I have you covered! Yes, there are a few to-dos…

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August 3,22

July 2022 Real Estate Statistics – Detached home sales decline as apartment condominium sales rise

As released by CREB® on August 2, 2022 – full link here. Significant slowdowns in the detached and semi-detached market were nearly offset by sales growth in the apartment and row sectors. This left July sales three per cent lower than levels recorded last year.…

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August 1,22

Dower rights and you

If you’ve bought or sold real estate in Alberta, you may recall a short clause in both the residential listing and purchase contracts regarding Dower rights, but what does Dower really mean? The Dower Act of Alberta has been around a long time, since 1917…

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July 29,22

Low-cost Ways to Improve Your Home’s Interior

Have you ever looked around your house and felt a little uninspired? Whether you are thinking of selling or not, a room refresh can go far to improve not only your mood but the experience others have when visiting your home. Now I’m not talking…

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July 27,22

Real Estate Lawsuits – Top Issues and How to Avoid Problems

Did you know that every real estate professional in Alberta has errors & omissions insurance through the Real Estate Insurance Exchange (REIX)? They are the insurer who manages legal claims against real estate agents and have insight to all of the lawsuits filed pertaining to…

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July 25,22

Multiple Offers

In a hot market, multiple offers are common but it is not the wild west out here – there are rules that govern how to handle a situation where a seller receives more than one offer. The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is the…

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July 18,22

Curb Appeal Can Enhance Your Bottom Line

Your home’s exterior is the first chance you have to make a good impression on potential buyers, leaving them with thoughts of themselves enjoying the space on a warm summer day. There are a variety of projects you can undertake, big and small, and here…

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July 13,22

Why is the sq footage different from when I purchased my home 10 years ago?

Square footage has always been top-of-mind for buyers in their search for a home but it is sellers and agents who are feeling the impact after the introduction of the Real Estate Council of Alberta’s (RECA) Residential Measurement Standard (RMS) in 2015. For the vast…

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