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Six Land and Garden Clean-Up Tips Before Winter

Posted on Oct 03, 2019

1. Weed, Clean and Fertilize
Start in your garden areas. They will most likely need the most work. Clean out all the weeds and leaves of the gardens. Turn the soil over now, so that in the spring the backbreaking chore will be done. The dirt is usually easier to work with in the fall. Make sure you put down a fresh layer of organic fertilizer like a...

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Using a Realtor When Buying a New Build Home

Posted on Oct 03, 2019

Buying a new build can be a lot more complicated than purchasing a resale. You’ll benefit from working with a local expert who knows the project’s neighbourhood, target audience, materials used and sales data. Here are the reason you want to use a realtor, even when buying from a builder:

A REALTOR® can negotiate on your behalf
Sure, you can simply t...

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Is our Market Shifting to stability?

Posted on Oct 01, 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 improvements in the mark...

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Why Borrow Against Home Equity

Posted on Sep 09, 2019


Home equity is the difference between the value of your home and the unpaid balance of your current mortgage.

For example, if your home is worth $250,000 and you owe $150,000 dollars on your mortgage, you’d have $100,000 in home equity.

Your home equity goes up in two ways:
- as you pay down your mortgage
- if the value of your home increases

You may be...

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Using a REALTOR® Leads to a Much Higher Sales Price than Selling a Home Yourself

Posted on Sep 09, 2019


According to a research report done by the National Association of Realtors. For Sale by Owner [FSBO] properties typically sell for much less than the selling price of other homes. Last year, across the United States, the average FSBO home sold at a median of $200,000,
which is significantly lower than the median of agent-assisted homes, which sold...

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Sales activity increase led by lower-priced homes

Posted on Sep 09, 2019

City of Calgary, September 3, 2019 – Increased sales and easing new listings reduced housing inventories in August. Sales were primarily driven by homes priced below $500,000.

“Employment numbers have been improving, but mostly in industries that are traditionally lower paid,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie. “This is contributing to the...

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