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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 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

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

Is Winter a Good Time to Buy a House?

Almost as soon as the crocuses start to stick their heads out from under their blanket of snow, For Sale signs begin to pop up around Calgary. Springtime is traditionally the start of the busiest time of the year for… Continue reading

Should you Buy a House that was Used for a Grow Op?

 

It’s a sad sign of the times, but these days it’s fairly common for a house that was used for a marijuana grow op or a meth lab to come up for sale. Grow op houses usually sell for… Continue reading

Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Buying your first house can be a daunting task. There are lots of things that you have to think about that you never had to worry about when you were a renter. There are a lot of steps, and so… Continue reading

Purchase Contracts and Unattached Goods

I can not stress enough how important it is to write a good purchase contract.  Recently I helped a family purchase a beautiful new home.  It's gorgeous!  They are excited!  They are pleased with the price… Continue reading

Selling Your Own Home?

I have a friend that is selling his house.  He wants to sell it on his own and has a verbal agreement with a neighbor to purchase it.  He wants my help to help him find a new… Continue reading

Buyer Disclosures

In the past you may remember contacting a Realtor to help you find and purchase a home.  It is most likely that there was no contract or any written disclosures.  The Calgary Real Estate Board has been… Continue reading