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August Preferred Client Update

Blog by Kim Twohey | August 3rd, 2018


Enter Our ‘In My Backyard’ Contest and Win 1 of 4 Grants for $5,000

This September, CIR REALTY will be giving out four, $5,000 grants ($20,000 total) to local community projects and initiatives. All members of the public are encouraged to submit an entry where winners will be decided by public votes!

The contest is open for entries starting September 4 and will run until October 5. Winners will be announced the week of October 8. There are four different categories an entry can be submitted to. Each entry can only belong to one category. If an entry does not fit into one of these four categories it is NOT eligible for funding.

Category 1 Locally Registered Non-Profit & Charitable Organization Grant

Category 2 Community Association Grant - Assists community organizations with construction, renovation or redevelopment of community public-use facilities that will help enhance the quality of life and citizen well-being in communities

Category 3 Youth Extracurricular Grant - Support programs outside of school that offer a range of structured, supervised activities that encourage social skills and self-esteem (including sports teams, youth clubs and programs).

Category 4 Local Sustainability & Conservation Grant - Used to support local organizations, projects and producers who protect our local environment and contribute to making Calgary and area sustainable for future generations.

Our contest website becomes active on September 4, so get ready and make sure you visit 
www.cirrealty.ca to enter and vote.

Don’t Move into a Dirty House

Have you heard horror stories of people buying a home and on possession day, they show up to a filthy house?

If preventing this situation is extremely important to you, there is something you can do with your Realtor at the offer stage of the purchase. In our standard forms in Alberta, there is a clause that states that the home has to be in substantially the same condition as it was when the offer was accepted. Unfortunately, if the house has not been cleaned top to bottom it really is in ‘substantially’ the same condition as when you likely saw it the first time. There is no recourse for the buyer here.

That being said, as a client, you can insert a term into the purchase contract asking the seller to have the home professionally cleaned or money will be refunded to back to you, the buyer. Depending on how the negotiation goes or how tight your move-in times are, you may choose to include the term or not to.

In most cases, sellers are courteous and will leave the property, in a relatively clean state. But if a clean property is super important to you then chat with us and we will help protect you in the contract to get this taken care of in advance.