Real Estate Resources

Calgary Real Estate Market Stats for September 2018

Posted on Oct 09, 2018 in Market Stats

While economic indicators all continue to improve, and our GDP continues to rise, it has not yet translated over into the Real Estate market. We have seen year over year sales volumes consistently lower through out 2018, and September was no exception to this. The good news is that listing inventory has continued to drop, partly due to sales and pa...

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Be a Smart Investor... Do the Math

Posted on Oct 04, 2018 in Investing

Should I use cash or credit? A variable rate loan or fixed rate? Ten percent down or twenty percent? Should I pay down debt or keep a cash reserve? These are all good questions, and here are some of the answers.

Cash vs. Credit: The Concept of Leverage

In order to understand real estate financing, it is important that you understand the time value of...

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Your Home's Finest 

Posted on Oct 01, 2018 in Selling

The question we probably get asked the most, when looking through our clients’ homes, is; “What improvements can I do, that will increase the value of my property?” Millions of people have made money by buying properties, fixing them up and turning them over for a profit. While you may not be in the property investment business, the concept is no d...

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My Step By Step Guide to Buying

Posted on Sep 24, 2018 in Buying

Step 1 - Get Educated

It is so important to get educated on the real estate process and industry. We are talking about one of the biggest investments of most people’s lives; a little time to empower yourself will go a very long way. There are several resources you can turn to for information.

The Internet - The internet is truly the information super...

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The #1 Thing You Need to Know About Realtors 

Posted on Sep 24, 2018

When a Realtor represents you in transaction, the law requires them to provide you with certain legal duties (fiduciary duties). As with any agent/client relationship in any industry, you are putting your trust in this professional’s skills and expertise to act in your best interest, but it is not always that clear. It is critical that you understa...

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10 Biggest Negotiating Mistakes

Posted on Sep 20, 2018 in General

There are many, many books written on negotiation. There are as many good books, as there are bad. In the past, manipulation used to be the standard method of choice for negotiating. Learning how to control and use subtle techniques to get what you want, and then leave the other side without a leg to stand on. This ultimately led to prolonged negot...

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