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Making a Good “Second” Impression

You’ve heard the term “curb appeal”. It refers to the first impression a buyer gets when he or she first arrives at your home and looks at it from the outside. That first impression is critical. But there is a “second” impression that is also very important. That’s the impression buyers ...

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Calgary housing market still favours the buyer 

From CREB: December 2, 2019 – Year-to-date residential sales in the city remain just above last year’s levels due to improvements in the attached sector so far this year. However, November sales activity eased over last year’s levels, mostly due to pullbacks in the apartment sector. Meanwhile, new listings eased enough relative to sales ...

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Take Charge of Your Finances

Calgary, Alberta posted by RECA– Looking to buy a home? Are you ready? Are your finances ready? The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is committed to helping Albertans become knowledgeable about everything they need to know when it comes to making one of life’s biggest financial decisions. Being a financially literate consumer ...

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How Do You Determine What You Need to Do?

Say you’re a homeowner wanting to sell your two-level, detached home. You sit down and make a list of things that need to get done to make your property as attractive as possible to buyers. You consider the backyard. “Hmm,” you think. “Doesn’t our deck need a new finish and our ...

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What To Do When Closing Dates Don’t Match

If you want to sell your current property and purchase your next dream home, you might be concerned that the closing dates need to be on the same day. You might be worried about losing a property if the closing dates overlap, or being put out on the street if the ...

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Homes under $500,000 moving to more balanced conditions

November 1, 2019 – Sales activity in October improved by nearly 10 per cent compared to last year, driven mostly by improvements for apartment and attached product. New listings also eased, which helped reduce inventory levels and the oversupply in the market. Despite the move to more balanced conditions, the market remains oversupplied ...

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The Emotional Side of Selling

Let’s face it. Selling your home is as much an emotional decision as it is a practical one. Sure, in some ways, a property is a “product”. You want to sell that product quickly and for the best price, so you can buy your next dream home. A home, however, is also ...

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Third quarter 2019 housing market update: Stronger sales driven by affordable product and supply reduction

From CREB: October 22, 2019 – Third-quarter activity continues to show signs of improvement. Similar to last quarter, much of the improvement in the market has been driven by supply adjustments. However, the housing market has also benefited from stronger year-over-year gains in sales activity this quarter. Price declines have likely contributed to ...

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Make Buying a Home Smooth Sailing

In the nautical world of pleasure boating, there is a specific process to follow to ensure a fun day on the water. Skip one of those steps and you risk having a miserable experience. The same holds true when buying a new home. There is a process to follow to ensure ...

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Media release: Shifting to stability

CREB: October 1, 2019 – For the third consecutive month, sales activity improved over last year’s figures, and year-over-year new listings and inventories eased. This trend will help support more stability in the housing market. “Price declines have likely brought some buyers back into the market,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie, noting ...

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