buyer tips

January 6,23

Rent to own fails

Have you ever heard of a rent to own agreement? An agreement between the tenant and the homeowner stating that a portion of the monthly rent is credited toward the future purchase of the property when the lease ends, typically 1-5 years. The arrangement might…

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October 11,22

Cleaning and possession – for buyers and sellers

Some of the offers I receive contain a “cleaning” clause that usually reads something like this – Seller to have the home professionally cleaned or a $500 holdback will be credited to the Buyer. I never recommend my sellers agree to a clause like this…

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September 23,22

Don’t Forget These Costs When Buying a Home

You’ve been dreaming of and saving for your home sweet home for some time – you know how much of a deposit you need and are almost there! Before you get in my car to check out some potential homes, I want to make sure…

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September 16,22

Choosing a Mortgage Lender

I love a smooth real estate transaction. And it really does take a team of professionals working for you to make it all come together. One member of your dream team is your mortgage specialist, so when I saw this blog the other day on…

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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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