There are 15 blog entries for May 2012.
Canadians with home loans are making increasing efforts to pay off their loans sooner. Approximately 19% are contributing extra payments in a lump sum, 23% are increasing their scheduled payments, and 10% are choosing both of these options. Recent borrowers are anticipating that their amortization period will be 20% less than the length contracted,
Right now, Canadians are…
Named after the wood, the Mahogany community lives up to the reputation behind its namesake. Mahogany is a deep rich wood that is exclusive, durable and beautiful. It has a unique pink coloring that slowly develops into a deeper red as the wood ages. As with the wood, the Mahogany community will also develop into a richer culture of its own as it matures.
Mahogany was approved as a new suburban…
With the arrival of the warm weather you'll want to use these tips to make sure that you get the speediest sale possible.
1. Buy some flowers
Spring is a time of growth and rebirth and the best way to celebrate it is with flowers. Buy some containers of flowers that can be transplanted into your garden and purchase some fresh cut flowers for the inside. Not only will they make your home look great but they'll make it smell wonderful as well.
2. Wash your windows
At this time of year it is more important than…
Compared to last year's statistics sales are up and prices have followed suit. Between May 1 and May 25, 313 MLS® condo apartment sales have been reported by the CREB. This is a rise of 35.50% from May 2011. The average price for a Calgary condo has risen 4.07% to $276,840.
As well, condos are selling faster. So far in May, the average days listed on the real estate market are 50, which is down 4 days from 54 last year.
Calgary condos are hot commodities right now and for good reason. With everything from affordable to luxury condos being sold there is something to be found within anyone's budget.
A counter offer will be presented when the home seller agrees with the offer except for certain particulars. Some of the most common reasons for a counter offer include the following:
- Changing the possession or closing date.
- Asking for a higher price.
- Modifying time frame contingencies.
- Removing personal property from the
Airdrie is only about 10 minutes north of Calgary and homes in the area have easy access to Edmonton and Red Deer's northern hubs. Amenities include parklands, wellness centers, shopping centers, parklands, schools and recreation centers.
Young families especially are calling Airdrie their new home. It is…
There are many legal issues involved with a real estate transaction and unless you have gone through the vigorous training to become an agent you won't be aware of them. Issues like house insurance, taxes, titles, home inspections etc. need to be addressed properly. You'll need…
Calgary Area Cougars
When you're looking for cougars in Calgary the only ones you'll find easily are the MRU Cougars. This basketball team wears the proud cougar name but there are no cougars to be found on the basketball courts.
Although there are a reported 2000 cougars roaming around Calgary, they are rarely spotted. The last time a cougar was seen in Calgary was in September 2011 in the North Glenmore Park area. Maybe that cougar wasn't aware that Cougar Ridge even existed!
The Cougar Ridge Community
Here are the top 10 Calgary schools listed in the report and their corresponding mark.
10.0 Webber Academy
9.8 Nellie McClung
9.4 Calgary French & International
9.3 Clear Water Academy
9.3 Master's Academy
9.2 St. Philip
9.1 Rundle College
Coming in with top…
Once you've got your mind set on buying your first home you'll need to figure out how to put together a down payment. Most people find this to be the biggest hurdle to get past and then it's clear sailing from then on.
Here is a quick guide to help you get started with a down payment budget.
1. Look at homes
Start by taking a look at the Calgary real estate market to get a realistic view of the home prices. Look through houses in different parts of the city since location can play a big factor in pricing.
2. Decide on what you want
Decide whether you want a condo, townhouse or a single family home. After looking through the prices you'll have a better idea of what you'll be able to realistically afford.
If you feel that a house will be a bit too much
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