buying a home

January 16,24

Monthly Community Highlight: Dalhousie

Nestled in the northwest quadrant of Calgary, the community of Dalhousie stands as a testament to the charm and convenience that characterize the city's neighborhoods. With its well-established infrastructure, proximity to amenities, and a strong sense of community, Dalhousie has become a sought-after residential area…

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December 22,23

How the Buyer Representation Agreement Benefits You

In today’s dynamic real estate market, navigating the complexities of buying a home demands a strategic approach. One indispensable tool that empowers homebuyers in this process is the Buyer Representation Agreement (BRA). Mandatory since 2014, the BRA not only safeguards the interests of the buyer…

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December 5,23

Understanding Agency

Whether you are buying or selling a house, the kind of relationship you have with your agent really does matter. Now I’m not talking about how well you get along; I’m referring to the “agency” relationship you have – this is the legal relationship you…

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October 17,23

What is a Real Property Report?

There are many things to prepare when getting ready to list your home and one of those that my clients are often unaware of is the Real Property Report (RPR). When selling a single-family home or a bare land condominium in Alberta, the seller is…

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September 19,23

First Time Home Buyer Incentives

Are you thinking about making the move from renting to homeownership? Did you know there are incentives to help make the move a little easier for first-timers? Programs and rebates can make your purchase more attainable, sooner so let’s check out some of the available…

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July 11,23

What a seller is looking for – other than money!

When in a seller’s market, like Calgary is experiencing right now, being prepared to offer full-price is probably the reality you are facing. Of course, money talks when preparing your offer to a seller but is one piece of the puzzle - there are actually…

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April 14,23

Tips to save for your home purchase

Saving up for a home can feel daunting, but with a solid plan you will most certainly reach your goal of homeownership. Here are some strategies I’ve picked up that have helped many of my buyers build up the down-payment for their first home… Build…

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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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November 22,22

Buying vs. Renting

When it comes to the buying vs. renting debate, you know which side I am on – but it’s not just my opinion, there have been many studies done which highlight both the financial and psychological benefits of homeownership. Alberta is a particularly desirable with…

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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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