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Spring Clean Yourself into a Faster Sale and Decluttered Mind

Posted on Mar 04, 2019

With warmer weather (hopefully) approaching, many homeowners are starting, or at least thinking about starting, their spring cleaning. If you’re considering selling your home, even if not soon, it’s a good idea to jump on the spring clean bandwagon now so you’re ready later.

Why Decluttering Your Home Matters
A cluttered home = a cluttered mind. How...

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Tax Credits and Rebates for Homeowners

Posted on Mar 04, 2019

Owning a home costs money, but there are tax credits and rebates specifically for Canadian homeowners. Here are a few to get you started:

New Home Perk
If you just bought a house and you haven’t owned a home in the four previous years, you can get the Home Buyers’ Tax Credit. Enter the amount of $5,000 on line 369 of your tax form and you’ll get a 15...

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Media release: Housing market feels the chill as oversupply continues 

Posted on Mar 01, 2019

City of Calgary, March 1, 2019 – The effects of Calgary's economic climate continue to create weak sales activity and elevated inventory in the city's housing market. 

As a result, prices are being affected.

“It is not a surprise that slowing activity in the housing market has persisted into February,” said CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

“Ther...

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Five Home Remodelling Trends

Posted on Feb 07, 2019


When it comes time for a remodel, you want to get the most “Wow” factor you can out of your budget. Here are five things that are hot trends right now and will remain so for many years. Depending on where you are remodelling, be it a kitchen, bathroom or elsewhere, these suggestions will definitely help you put some “Wow” into your home.
 
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Who’s Responsible for Post-Home Inspection Repairs?

Posted on Feb 07, 2019

A home inspection is a normal and recommended condition that all buyers should include as part of their purchase contract negotiations. But what issues should you ask the seller to fix or pay for in order to make the deal go through?

If you’re not buying a new build, some wear and tear should be expected. Don’t get caught up making a list of minor a...

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New year kicks off with slow sales

Posted on Feb 01, 2019

As economic challenges linger into 2019, housing markets remain on a sluggish pace.

January sales totalled 804 units, 16 per cent below last year and 21 per cent below long-term averages for the month.

"The slow start to the year does not come as a surprise, as concerns about job losses and the state of the energy sector weigh on consumers. We antici...

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