The thing about Calgary is that once people come here for a short visit – they often end up extending their stay. In fact, many never leave! As a result, Calgary continues to have a growing and thriving population. Spend some time here and you tend to get hooked. There are a thousand good reasons […]
Success in real estate investment is totally dependent on the property owner’s ability to find and lease space to qualified, dependable tenants. Good tenants are building blocks for a solid investment. Each turnover in tenancy involves costs – in lost rent and the cost to prepare space for a new occupancy. There can also be […]
Do not make the mistake of placing your real estate affairs in the hands of an inexperienced agent. In red hot real estate markets, it seems that everyone wants to be a Realtor. After one rainy day of binge watching HGTV, people start to believe that anyone can flip a house and make a fortune. […]
Successful Realtors are skilled at wearing multiple hats. The “best of the best” are not only knowledgeable and experienced in the nuances of their market, but they also have good business sense, fine-tuned instincts and the ability to lead a team of professionals working on behalf of the buyer or seller. They have the ability […]
For many homebuyers and sellers, the prospect of packing up to move is the least enjoyable part of the process. While it certainly does involve a good deal of hard work, moving does not have to be so painful. Follow these simple tips to ensure a smooth, stress-free moving experience. Get an early start. – […]
Forget what you think you may have learned from watching HGTV. There is nothing simple or routine about most real estate transactions. Almost every home sale or purchase is accompanied by some complication that requires the knowledge, guidance and oversight of a trained, experienced professional. So, before you consider going the FSBO route, consider these […]
Home staging is a powerful tool in pulling in buyers and selling a home for the highest possible price. It is all about creating a memorable first impression that will stay with homebuyers when they sit down to think about the homes they have visited. Professional home stagers do an excellent job in preparing properties […]
First-time homebuyers face a myriad of choices when it comes to narrowing the search for their first home. How much money to spend? Which neighbourhood? Downtown or suburbs? These are all tough choices, and for some first-time buyers, another difficult decision is whether to put money down on a condominium or single-family home. Some buyers […]
Real estate investing can be a highly-rewarding enterprise for those who are willing to hang in through the inevitable ups and downs of the market. As in any investment, there are certain risks involved. The most successful players manage to mitigate the risks and maintain a steady course and “eye on the prize” mentality through […]
Finding the right Realtor to work with is a key component of success in the real estate world. Whether you are looking to purchase your first home or expand an investment portfolio, you need to find an experienced professional with expert knowledge of the local market who will listen – really listen to your wants, […]
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