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Is Fall a Good Time to be Buying or Selling a House?

By fall, many people want to be moved in already. Because of that, many people buy and sell their homes in summer. After all, families want their kids to have time to make friends, and they want a little time… Continue reading

What is Luxury Real Estate?

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If you are new to the concept of luxury real estate or, as it’s called in Britain, luxury property, you may be wondering what the difference is between luxury and normal real estate. After all, if you look through the… Continue reading

Will Calgary’s MDP Push House Prices through the Roof?

Intensification or urbanisation is the latest trend in urban planning. Decaying urban centres in cities like Vancouver and Toronto are being redeveloped and revitalized to combine commercial and new residential spaces to reduce urban sprawl and provide more affordable multifamily… Continue reading

Improve the Curb Appeal of your Home with a New Garage Door

There are a lot of things that you can do to make your home more attractive to buyers and that offer excellent return on your investment. There are also a lot of home improvement projects that are not only extremely… Continue reading

Should you sell your House on Your Own?

Anyone who’s ever sold a house has probably entertained that idea of selling it on their own at one time or another. Approximately 9% of the homes sold in North America today are sold by their owner. About one third… Continue reading

Taking the Stress out of Selling your Home

Well, since it’s impossible to completely eliminate the stress of selling your home, a better name for these tips might be “reducing the amount of stress involved in selling your home.”

When it comes to selling your home, think like… Continue reading

Securing Financing for a Home Purchase – the Mortgage Broker

Few people have the luxury of paying cash when they buy a home. Traditionally, most people went to their bank to apply for a mortgage. However, in the last 20 years or so, a burgeoning mortgage brokerage industry has developed, giving home buyers an alternative to banks. Continue reading

What you can expect for Calgary Real Estate in 2014

The last ten years have been a pretty heady time for Calgary home and condo owners. Between 2003 and 2007, home prices in Calgary increased by an exhilarating 118%. Then, the market ground to a near halt during the recession of 2008. Thanks to a buoyant economy, demand for real estate and prices have been steadily gathering steam. 2012 was a boom year, and home sales were the highest they’d been since 2007. Continue reading

How Urbanism will Change the face of Calgary

 

Mixed use neighborhoods were once the norm in most North American cities. Homes and shops were side by side, and people walked to the store, parks, churches, schools, and the hockey rink. Then the Second World War came along and changed the face of North American cities forever – or at least for a while. Continue reading

Tiny Houses – Real Estate’s Next Big Trend?

Imagine living in a house that’s not much wider than your arm span. You’ve probably seen them on the news, the Discovery Channel, or even Oprah – tiny houses as small as 90 square feet (yes you read that right).… Continue reading

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