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Common Home Inspection Issues in Calgary

Selling your home can be quite the headache. The more attention to detail prior to putting it on the market, the better the sale process will go. The majority of buyers in today’s market will write a condition to have a home inspection done on the property before committing to buying. After a home inspection is done, if there are any issues, the buyers...

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If you want to get started flipping houses, there are some significant figures that you need to know.

First, you have to know what the nicest houses in that neighborhood are selling at; these are called “comps” or comparable sales.  The neighborhood houses will be the number you will shoot for when you list your flip.  If you are not familiar with pulling comps, contact a...

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The real estate investing business is more than numbers and properties. You can spend your days studying charts and looking at trends but if you don’t do the little things it doesn’t make a difference. Every investor should treat their investing like a business. With this, there are a few important principals that should guide almost everything you do. These are the thoughts, actions...

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Are you just starting out?

Sometimes real estate investing for beginners can seem a bit intimidating and it’s easy to get lost in the lights and sounds of all the blogs, books, and television gurus with their slick hair. To help cut through the noice that’s out there I wanted to create a short list of tips you can use as you embark on your journey to find financial freedom through real estate....

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The warm-weather housing market might be coming to a close, but don’t worry – there’s still a chance to find a buyer before the end of the year. In fact, you could be coming in at exactly the right time. Here are some benefits of selling your house in the fall, and why it might be a smart strategy.

Reason #1: A more serious buyer pool

Yes, the spring housing market is sure to bring...

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1.) Summer is Over, Why Bother with Curb Appeal?

In a few weeks, summer will come to a screeching halt, but that doesn’t mean the extra attention the exterior of your home has been receiving has to come to an end as well. Make sure your fall curb appeal is exactly where it needs to be by ensuring walkways and gutters are free of leaves and debris, and ensure your lawn is always mowed. With unexpected...

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Being a houseflipper is very much like running a separate business. Even if you know what you are doing it often takes a full time commitment to be successful.  The perks of flipping houses are plentiful but you need to know exactly what you are getting into before you get very far.  Without knowledge of the business and a grasp of the process you will end up working harder and ending...

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Home renovation projects, whether you go the DIY route or hire contractors to handle the work, are serious undertakings. Although the end result will be awesome, the journey can be pretty rough if you skip key steps or go into the overhaul with unrealistic expectations.

An “impromptu” project started on a weekend whim is unlikely to go as easily as expected. However, if you step back for...

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Love at first sight happens, especially when you're house hunting. That kind of attraction can be exhilarating and exciting, but it can also be excruciatingly painful if it does not last, or if it ends in disappointment either before or after you actually call a home your own.

Rather than hoping to be swept off your feet by the perfect home, it might be better to look for the type of home in which...

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1. Price Below Market Value

One way to sell your home for more money is to list your home for sale below the current market value. Maybe even 5-10% below the current value! As a homeowner, this may sound crazy or nuts. You may even be reluctant to try this approach -- but the results may surprise you. This can be highly effective and may drive in, even more, offers and buyers than you have ever...

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Getting your house ready to put on the market can seem like an overwhelming task. Simplify the job by tackling one room at a time, with this handy checklist.

If you are short on time, it's especially important to remember to prioritize this list. Cleaning, packing up & de-cluttering should be your top priority. You want to make your home look as new as possible if you want to get the most out of...

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We’ve got to give it to the millennial generation; they’re an educated, tech-savvy bunch that typically knows what they want. Lately, we’ve been finding that many twenty-somethings in this group have decided that what they want is to buy their first home.

Now, there are apps galore on just about everything out there, but swiping right isn’t going to get you into your first home...

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There have been times over the past two decades where the Calgary real estate market has been among the most volatile in the country. After all the ups and downs of the past several years, the recent months have been a welcome relief to both buyers and sellers as the Calgary market has settled into a more predictable equilibrium than has been seen for some time.

The total number of sales in...

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Renovations are always a hot topic when home owners are considering what the future holds for their residence. Often times people think that by renovating their home and staying for an extra few years will dramatically increase the value. Otherwise, some know they want to sell, yet think if they do a few renovations it will boost the sale price of their home instantly. While at times, this may be true,...

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Only a 15-minute drive east of Calgary, Chestermere is often referred to as “Alberta’s Oasis”. This spawned from the dynamic recreational facilities and the overall ambiance of the “laid-back” lakeside community. With a vision of becoming the recreational and relaxation capital of Alberta, this rapidly growing community has many unique amenities to offer its residents....

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For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Calgary’s vibrant city life, while still remaining in close proximity, many are beginning to turn to Airdrie. Being one of Canada’s fastest growing cities flourished with a vast array of amenities and highly rated communities, this city has a lot to offer and is considered by many to be an ideal place to raise a family.

Excellent Home...

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What Calgary Has to Offer

Home to more than a million people, and being one of Canada’s most famous cities due to its annual Stampede and its importance to the oil industry, Calgary has a lot to offer those who live here or visit. From the magnitude of opportunities that are present in this lively city, to the effortless access to the Rocky Mountains, Calgary is the perfect blend of work and play....

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During tough economic times, a real estate agent’s discipline, work ethic and creativity are tested most. The real estate market in Calgary is showing signs of stable growth after a rough period, and we wanted the perspective of an expert agent on the current climate, buyer behavior and good practices. Mike Sherrard stepped up, with a thorough set of answers to our questions....

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While the market in Calgary is showing positive signs of growth, the economy has still not regained full momentum. Therefore, when going to sell your home, to get results it is imperative to not only price right, but also make sure that it is marketed in a way that it stands out far above the rest of the comparables on the market. I am going to give you a glimpse at the difference having industry leading...

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As I preached in my recent blog about wrapping my BMW 435i Gran Coupe in a Matte Metallic Purple, for some, cars are much more than a means of getting from Point A to Point B. For myself, and many others, cars are a true passion, and go far beyond the materialistic aspect, and optics, of owning a car of such magnitude. Many believe cars are a way to show, or even flaunt, wealth and status, but that...

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