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 Sometimes, home owners don’t consider the possibility of a burglary until something bad happens - a break-in, a car theft or any other unfortunate event that violates their sense of security. You can never predict when something like this will occur, but there are plenty of things that can be do...
05/24/2015
  Financial experts have been arguing for years about the pros and cons of home ownership. There is no black and white answer that applies to everyone. The truth is, it depends on your situation. Various monetary, lifestyle and personal factors all contribute to whether it’s best for you to star...
05/17/2015
Executing a real estate transaction is so much more than just putting up a For Sale sign on the lawn. Those who attempt to go at it alone realize one thing very quickly – it comes with a lot of paperwork. Over the years, the standard forms have evolved. Today, the purchase and sale agreement is l...
05/10/2015
  Having recently helped a handful of clients moved to smaller homes, I know how difficult it can be. Downsizing usually offers a wide range of exciting benefits, and provides significant financial and lifestyle opportunities. Although it is a popular choice later in life, not everyone looks for...
05/03/2015
  Making a move is a huge undertaking. Before you declutter or choose your dream neighbourhood, there is one important point you need to consider first – choosing the right real estate agent. It’s no secret that there are a lot of us. So, how in the world do you decide? Here are four characteris...
04/27/2015
 The steady upward price trend in our local real estate market has inspired many people to think about diversifying their investment portfolio. You don't need to be a seasoned investor to make money in real estate. Many people simply buy and hold a few properties until they build up enough equity...
04/12/2015
  If you have ever bought a home or switched mortgage providers, you probably needed to get an appraisal done. An appraiser’s job is to evaluate your home and give the bank an independent, professional opinion on the value.   When might I be required to get an appraisal done? Appraisals are ofte...
04/05/2015
  Buying new has its advantages, particularly in Alberta. Last year, the provincial government implemented the New Home Buyer Protection Act. This act is intended to improve the standard of residential construction and offers consumers a higher level of security. Single-family homes, condos and ...
03/29/2015
Even though I love my job, I welcome the opportunity to pack my bags, lock the door, and escape to somewhere near or far. My family and I love traveling. It provides an amazing opportunity to expand our horizons, create lasting memories and recharge. The anticipation of an upcoming adventure is ...
03/22/2015
Thinking of buying a home? It is an extremely exciting and rewarding experience, but there are a lot of things to remember and many important decisions to be made. This checklist will help you organize the process and carefully consider your options as you go.  Refer to this list as a guide to k...
03/15/2015
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