Make Sure You Are On The List By Participating In The 2018 Provincial Enumeration

(October 04, 2018, posted in General)


Per section 21 of the Election Act, Elections Alberta is required to conduct an enumeration, prior to the next general election, to ensure that the voter’s list is up-to-date. Enumerators will begin visiting homes across Alberta, starting on September 8, 2018. 

There are many benefits to updating your registration. By providing your information to the enumerator, your name wi... read more.

I saw an ad saying a real estate professional will buy my house if it’s not sold in 90 days. Should I Be Wary?

(October 04, 2018)

Wary might not be the best word, but you do need to make sure you understand the details of the offer. This type of offer is a guaranteed sales agreement, and while there is nothing illegal or wrong with a real estate company offering this kind of arrangement, it is rarely the best option for consumers.

In a guaranteed sales agreement, a real estate brokerage agrees to buy a piece of real estate fr... read more.

Persistent buyers’ market continues

(October 04, 2018, posted in Statistics)

City of Calgary, October 1, 2018 – With no change in the economic climate, Calgary's sales activity totalled 1,272 units in September, a 13 percent decline over the previous year and well below long-term averages. There was a pullback in sales across all product types, most notably the detached market.

"Calgary's economy continues to struggle with unemployment, which rose again last month to over e... read more.

The Problem with ‘Average’ Pricing

(September 05, 2018)

When someone asks how house prices are doing in a particular neighbourhood, the question seems easily answered. The big real estate boards all issue monthly price reports that spell out what the average selling price was in the previous month and how that compares to the month, and the year, before.

But there’s a problem with trying to divine market direction from average price data. It’s just too... read more.

How a Mortgage Pre-Approval Works ? The Problem with ‘Average’ Pricing

(September 05, 2018)

How a Mortgage Pre-Approval Works

Pre-approval means that a lender has stated in writing that you qualify for a mortgage loan based on your current income and credit history. A pre-approval usually specifies a term, interest rate and mortgage amount. A pre-approval is typically valid for a brief period of time and usually has a number of conditions that must be met.
                                                             Woman standing in front of a doormat reading “It’s so good to be home” by Amy Covington for Stocksy United

Once you have your pre-approval... read more.