Tips for renting out your legal suite

January 27th, 2016
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For many homeowners, renting out a legal suite is a great way to earn additional income.  Check out my best tips on how to get the most out of your legal suite!

Sign a lease

It does not matter if your new tenant is family, friend, or foe:  make absolutely certain that you have a legally binding lease agreement.  This can help to avoid misunderstandings around issues such as rent payments, ...

CREB® forecasts downward pressure on prices in 2016 (CREB report)

January 21st, 2016
With no economic change on the horizon, demand for housing in Calgary will be weak in 2016, as sales activity is expected to fall by 2.2 per cent to 18,416 units, CREB® said today in its annual forecast. The annualized benchmark price is expected to decline by 3.44 per cent to $438,652.

Weak demand and supply gains are expected in 2016, adding to an already elevated level of inventory. In this ...

Four hidden costs of home ownership

January 20th, 2016
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In a perfect world, all your monthly expenses would be static and you would never be caught off guard by unexpected costs and bills.  Unfortunately, hidden costs and surprise out of pocket expenses are a reality for every single homeowner.  While it would be nearly impossible to list every potential cost associated with home ownership, I have put together a list of a few that you might not ...

Easy ways to save money for your first home (or to put down on your existing mortgage)

January 13th, 2016
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Saving money to put towards your first home does not mean you have to sacrifice all your favourite luxuries.  It is possible to save money, spoil yourself a little, and continue to do the things you love.  One way to save money is to buy things at a lower cost (obviously) and then save the difference.  That second step is critical and it is the step that most people forget about.  Check out ...

Win an AMAZING bedroom makeover!

January 12th, 2016
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Enter online here: http://www.cirrealty.ca/contest/cir-contest.cir

Housing market characterized by slow demand (CREB Report)

January 6th, 2016

Elevated supply levels placed downward pressure on prices in December

Click here to view the full monthly stats package.

With the focus shifting toward the holiday season, December sales activity slowed to 878 units in the city, 18 per cent below last year at this time and well below the five and 10-year averages.

As a result, the unadjusted benchmark price dipped to $448,800, a 0.42 per c ...