real estate

October 3,22

September 2022 Real Estate Statistics – Demands shifting to more affordable options

As released by CREB® on October 3, 2022 – full link here. Strong sales for condominium apartment and row properties was not enough to offset declines reported for other property types. This caused city sales to ease by nearly 12 per cent compared to last…

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September 30,22

Is the city property assessment an accurate value of my home?

Every January Calgary homeowners receive their yearly Property Assessment from the City but have you ever wondered if the figure is an accurate reflection of the actual value of your home? In short, the answer is no. There are a variety of reasons for this…

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September 27,22

Staging for Sellers

There are lots of things to think about when you are preparing to list your home for sale. One aspect of the pre-listing plan that is one of the most vital is surprisingly absent in some of the listings I see with my buyers –…

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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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September 6,22

Real Estate Myths – Busted!

According to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and their post on real estate myths,  there are a lot of preconceived notions home buyers and sellers in Canada might believe about the real estate industry. Let’s take a look at their breakdown of the most…

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September 2,22

August 2022 Real Estate Statistics – Supply levels ease with fewer new listings in August

As released by CREB® on September 1, 2022 – full link here. August sales activity was comparable to the strong levels recorded last year and well above long-term trends for the month. While sales have remained relatively strong, there continues to be a shift towards…

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August 30,22

Homeownership makes you healthier and happier

I have always promoted the many benefits of home ownership, independence and financial investment for the future being some of the most prominent. I was thrilled to see a post featuring Canadian research into the non-financial benefits of homeownership – which is not often studied…

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August 26,22

9 Things Sellers Should Never Leave out at an Open House

Your house is clean, staged and ready to host the open house (or showing). You’ve hidden all the cash and valuables, of course, but is there anything more you can do to protect yourself while potential buyers parade through your home? The Canadian Real Estate…

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August 23,22

Disclosure Matters

In a previous blog I highlighted some of the most common themes seen in Alberta real estate lawsuits, according to statistics, and I want to dive deeper into one particularly tricky category – disclosure. What kind of issues, physical and otherwise, do you have to…

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