Tips for buying a home with a legal suite

August 31st, 2016
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Buying a home with a legal suite can be a great way to become a Landlord and earn income to help with mortgage payments.  I have some tips to help you buy a home with a legal suite that will help your financial dreams come true instead of becoming an absolute nightmare.

Choose the right neighbourhood. 

Do your research.  Talk to your Realtor to find out which neighbourhoods have homes wit ...

Successful house hunting with children (it's possible!)

August 24th, 2016
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House hunting can be stressful at the best of times.  Trying to house hunt with children can make the process even more challenging!  Here are some of my best tips to help you and your children have a successful house hunting experience. 

1.  Involve your children in the process.  Ask younger children questions about what colour they would like their room painted, what they like about the ho ...

Alberta Real Estate Association Market Report - August

August 18th, 2016
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Alberta home sales decline year-over-year in July

The Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) compiles provincial MLS® sales data for dissemination to REALTORS® and other interested groups. The data that is provided represents statistics provided to AREA by way of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). For more detailed statistical information for Boards/Associations or for individual ...

Calgary staycation ideas

August 17th, 2016
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The other day I was in a store and wandered down an aisle that was apparently some sort of time tunnel to the future because it was packed with fall and Halloween decorations.  I bid a hasty retreat and thought to myself “uh uh. . . no way.  I am not saying goodbye to summer quite yet!”  I put together this list of summer Calgary staycation ideas so that we can get the most enjoyment possib ...

How hiring the right Calgary Realtor will make your life easier

August 10th, 2016
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There are plenty of things in life that you can DIY like learning how to change your vehicle’s oil, minor home repairs, and refinishing furniture just to name a few.  One of the things that most people should not try to DIY is buying or selling their home.  Using a trusted and experienced Realtor can make a world of difference when you are dealing with one of the biggest investments of your ...

Preferred Client Update!

August 3rd, 2016
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Preventing Break-Ins

A home invasion can be one of the most unsettling things a person can experience. One of the best ways to prevent theft is good old-fashioned information, so we’ve compiled a list of steps you can take to make your home more secure.

Lock Up! Whether you are going on a holiday, a trip to the supermarket, or simply out to your backyard—lock your doors. Use a good lock—o ...

Demand down with net migration (CREB Report)

August 2nd, 2016
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In step with City census data on declining net migration levels, housing sales activity totaled 1,741 units in July, a 12.6 per cent decrease over last year and the 20th consecutive month of year-over-year sales declines.

“Continued pullback of sales activity is a sign of economic conditions,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. “The number of unemployed workers keeps rising and wh ...